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Feb
24
answered xorg.conf changes from nvidia-setting have no effect after reboot
Feb
20
comment xorg.conf changes from nvidia-setting have no effect after reboot
one more, could you provide a Xorg.0.log or check it yourself if there's any case that different drivers were loaded by kernel. I doubted it though. and @AmithKK actually made a point, because DM is now one way used to start 'X' session. (compared to the other using startx). If suspected a driver issue, a) try upgrade the dirver. 12.04 has nvidia-319, so I believe 13.10 does have a newer version. b) try to blacklist the OSS driver e.g. 'nouveau', hardly necessary though. If suspected a DM issue, try gdm.
Feb
20
comment xorg.conf changes from nvidia-setting have no effect after reboot
do you mean after you changed them, nvidia will override xorg.conf again? the changes was meant to be decide the order like 'all DFP first, then CRT'. because the 'DFP-1, CRT-0' still may become 'DFP-1 first, CRT-0 second, other DFP again, then other CRT'. wild guess for 'why screens get switched' ;)
Feb
19
comment xorg.conf changes from nvidia-setting have no effect after reboot
could you change all the "DFP-1" to "DFP" and all "CRT-0" to "CRT"? the later are more general.
Feb
18
comment Dual boot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu
when you have a GRUB prompt, (not grub rescue), it means you have big chance to find kernel images, initrd by yourself. it's just manual steps you do like the statements generated inside /boot/grub/grub.cfg. And if you upgrade drivers, in most cases, kernel are updated, meaning 'grub' too and in a different environment from LiveCD.
Feb
18
comment Dual boot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu
to my understanding, when you do 'grub-install', it is just install GRUB in the MBR. it doesn't do things like 'update-grub' which searches all the bootstrap candidates and generate a menu for you.
Feb
18
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Jan
28
comment my server unable to reach https port 443 urls behind proxy
is it a HTTP proxy? if yes, when you said 'pingable', it's confusing as it's not possible ICMP packets go over a HTTP tunnel. sounds like ping is going thru firewall directly, but true? not quite. apart from this, different client application may have different individual settings when accessing thru proxy, not all rely on system settings, or environment variables (http_proxy, https_proxy). so read the application manual on how to configure proxy might help.
Jan
28
comment I am not sure on whick disc ubuntu is on
thanks for pointing out. :) updated the contents. i never used boot-repair though. general purposed tools sometimes add more problems specially when it's magical.
Jan
28
revised I am not sure on whick disc ubuntu is on
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Jan
24
answered I am not sure on whick disc ubuntu is on
Jan
24
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Jan
24
comment DELL LATITUDE E6400 wireless not working on ubuntu 13
try some new line of kernels (e.g. 3.11.0 or higher) available in the repo.
Jan
24
comment Ubuntu as a proxy stop to comunicate to the other computers
do you see any weird stuff when doing 'ifconfig eth0'? (assume eth0 is the backend, the one provides proxy service internally) like RX packets with errors, dropped, ... and try to dig the 'eth0' settings with some network tools e.g. 'ethtool' to see if the setting match with your switch.
Jan
24
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Jan
24
comment Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 / Windows 7 system won't boot Linux
TBF, the given info isn't clear. e.g. which is the active partition for booting (win or ubuntu)? where do you stuck with booting (the grub screen? the login screen? or )?
Jan
23
comment installing drivers for ati radeon r7 240
it depends how bad it is. most of cases can be fixed. where do you stuck now with booting?
Jan
23
answered installing drivers for ati radeon r7 240
Jan
20
comment Unable to get PCI Ethernet connected on Ubuntu 12.04 Server
IMO, this is mostly related to the driver. but glad it's working now. personally I rarely do a reinstallation with Linux unless I did 'rm -rf /' :)
Jan
17
comment Ubuntu 12.04 // Likewise Open // Unable to ever authenticate AD users
there's a 'pam-auth-update' command used to manage how individual application updates the PAM configuration. for winbind, it's the libpam-winbind:amd64.postinst file doing this job. just 'grep pam-auth-update' inside /var/lib/dpkg/info, you will know how it works. :)