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Dec
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
One thing just occurred to me... are you the owner of the directories that you are linking to (and the owner of the link)? If not, the links won't work.
Dec
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
Logic? You have said in multiple places "absolute links". I simply wanted to set the record straight, that they are, in fact, symbolic links. And I added that symbolic links are the type you should use. Other than that, all I've said is that I use symbolic links exactly like you, and it works as expected everywhere. So, I don't know what's different with your system. Have you tried creating the links using Nautilus? Right-click on a directory, choose "Make Link", then copy (and rename) that link to where you want it.
Dec
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
But you said you used ln -s, which is a symbolic link. That is what you want, anyway.
Dec
4
comment Cannot SSH into Ubuntu14.04 Server Remotely
Glad you got it to work. I updated my answer with some information about dynamic DNS, in case you might be interested. It makes it easier to access your home servers, especially if the ip address changes.
Dec
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Dec
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answered Cannot SSH into Ubuntu14.04 Server Remotely
Dec
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comment Add aditional HDD to already instaled ubuntu server
I think your question is too general. You need to do some reading, and ask questions as they come up. We have no idea where you need to start, and it is a lot of instructions to tell you everything. If you truly know nothing about how to do it, and can't understand by reading, then perhaps you need to find someone to help.
Dec
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
That's exactly how I've been doing it for years, and I can't tell the difference between the link and a directory using nautilus or the terminal or any other apps. What GUI are you using that does not work?
Dec
2
comment apache2 on ubuntu 14 - localhost works but ip doesn't
@dot: Mostly, I was fooled by your data,where you used an external domain name. I'm not an expert on ip addresses, so it may be a local address, but I'm used to seeing either 192.168.x.x or 10.0.x.x. I wasn't sure, so that's why I asked.
Dec
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Dec
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comment apache2 on ubuntu 14 - localhost works but ip doesn't
@dot: So, why the confusing data? How did you determine the ip address?
Dec
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answered apache2 on ubuntu 14 - localhost works but ip doesn't
Dec
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comment apache2 on ubuntu 14 - localhost works but ip doesn't
I'm not sure what's wrong, but to clear up some confusion... you don't listen on "localhost" or your ip address, you listen only on a port which is on your machine's ip address. "localhost" is simply a shortcut for your own ip address. Also, apache will respond to connections from other computers on the lan by default, I believe. What error do you get in the browser when you try to connect?
Nov
29
comment Error box related to display driver using virtualbox
Glad you can login; did you try deleting that config file? Have you used the Compiz config program previously, or perhaps some other GUI configuration program? I'm not sure where the error comes from, but it must be some config file that got messed up.
Nov
27
comment Partitions mounted with fstab, not opening from Nautilus nor Unity sidebars
@CarlosEugenioThompsonPinzón: Most apps, rsync included, have options for how to treat symbolic links. rsync has many options for symbolic links. For me, it's an advantage, because I often want to skip them. Anyway, I hope I at least helped solve your problems.
Nov
26
comment Error box related to display driver using virtualbox
Did you install the VBox Extension Pack? Can you get to the login at all? Also, some people have had success with deleting ~/.config/monitors.xml. If you can't get to the gui, you can use a virtual terminal (Alt-ctrl-F1/F2/F3...).
Nov
26
comment Removable HDD defined in fstab causing problems at startup when not present
You're welcome, and congratulations on hitting 100! :-)
Nov
26
comment Removable HDD defined in fstab causing problems at startup when not present
Nice post - short, informative, and to the point. Plus, I didn't know about your "final solution". I've never needed it, so far, but it's nice to know. Maybe I can use it.
Nov
26
comment Google chrome crashes on ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit
This is why I almost always use Firefox. When I need to use Chrome, it usually works well enough to do what needs to be done, but I'm always getting crash reports, but I usually am unaware it has crashed until I see the report.
Nov
26
comment Removable HDD defined in fstab causing problems at startup when not present
I don't use removable disks permanently, so I'm not sure offhand how to do that, but your attempt is wrong. The format is incorrect in /etc/fstab. The first entry needs to be a block device, not a directory. There should only be one single entry, mounting the partition to /media/HDDMaker, or whatever directory you want it to be.