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Linux user since the 1990s

  • Linux-only (MS-free zone) since 2001, Ubuntu since 2005 (05.04)
  • Currently (2012) running: 8.04 (2 machines), 12.04 (2 machines)
  • Desktop Environments: Mostly LXDE; SSH on the server ;)

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Jul
6
revised Free RAM disappears - Memory leak?
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Jul
6
revised Free RAM disappears - Memory leak?
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Jul
6
revised Free RAM disappears - Memory leak?
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Jul
6
comment How do I block the entire Internet except a few 'whitelist sites'?
You are probably looking for something like a firewall -- to give you a keyword to check for. A firewall limits access globally, and can work in both directions (from you to the internet and vice versa).
Jul
6
answered How to install programs on other Ubuntu machines without using the Internet
Jul
5
comment Evolution slow when sending mail or switching between components
Just wondering: nobody else experiencing this? Or experienced it, and has it solved?
Jul
5
comment Download on ubuntu terminal proceeding or not
In that case it should be safe to kill the process and start it over, if the kill -HUP does not work out. On the other hand, I do not see that you have any other chance in that case, safe or not.
Jul
5
comment Download on ubuntu terminal proceeding or not
PS: You don't need to close the terminal to restart the sync. If the HUP (initiated from a second terminal) does not work out, you could simply press <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>-<KBD>C</kbd> to abort it, or -- if that does not do, issue a kill -KILL 3462 from the second terminal. You should then see the prompt returning in the sync terminal.
Jul
5
comment Download on ubuntu terminal proceeding or not
Much better :) You could try to send it a wake-up (not sure if it understands it, but it won't hurt) using kill -HUP 3462. kill -HUP is normally used to tell a demon (server process) to re-read its configuration and reload/restart itself if needed. According to your paste, the sync process is not doing anything currently ("S" stands for "Sleeping") -- but who "sleeps" may be woken, worth a try. Otherwise: Yes, I'd think so -- but not knowing exactly what it is I can hardly be sure. You didn't answer whether it is syncing multiple files between two directories/machines...
Jul
5
answered Epson SX115 All-in-One printer scanner not recognized
Jul
5
comment Download on ubuntu terminal proceeding or not
Your comments are hard to read. To post output from commands like this, better use services like Pastebin or Ubuntu Pastebin, and simply post the URL here as reference. Sure you prefer to resume your process -- but what to do if the process refuses? I guess it was about to sync multiple files, right? So it will resume after a fresh start -- not start from the beginning. Already completed files should not be synced again.
Jul
5
answered Can I extract a printer driver from a package?
Jul
5
comment Download on ubuntu terminal proceeding or not
If the sync does not continue, it is probably "hung". I don't know what $repo expands to. But you can use above description here, too, replacing "wget" with e.g. "sync". This way you find the PID of the process, and can terminate it (you can try to kick it softly first: kill -HUP 123, if it continues you're fine. If not, kill 123 should terminate it. If not, kill -KILL 123 should pull the big gun -- alsways assuming 123 being the PID of your process. Then, simply start the sync again -- it should continue where it stopped before.
Jul
5
answered Bluetooth in Ubuntu 11.04
Jul
5
comment Bluetooth in Ubuntu 11.04
@theja: Well, if you have no bluetooth (and no, according to your recent comments, you do not have it) -- what do you hope to achieve by installing bluetooth software? Another hint: Instead of multiple comments with the debug output, you can post the latter on pastebin or Ubuntu Pastebin and just put the resulting link into the comment. Makes it better readable.
Jul
5
answered Download on ubuntu terminal proceeding or not
Jul
5
comment How to switch windows manager on-the-fly?
Thanx, yes, I know they're using "OpenBox". My question was more regarding the name of its executable to call for a switch -- and I'm not sure whether that's openbox --replace & for LXDE. I'm just setting up a script handling all the alternatives, so I can just call something like switchwm <new_wm> (the script also checks whether that wm is available and handles that as well).
Jul
5
comment How to switch windows manager on-the-fly?
Trouble is with Plasma I'm no longer sure which one is responsible. There runs a kwin (which I guess must be the right one -- it was the wm in previous versions) plus plasma-desktop process. Not sure which one I'd have to call... Probably kwin. Well, I'll find out. Anyone running LXDE and knows whhich is its wm? I guess it's openbox?
Jul
4
answered Does VirtualBox permanently affect performance?
Jul
4
comment Share home directory between Linux and Windows dual boot
Windows does not deal with the user settings of Linux in those directories and vice versa. Both use special structures completely different from the other. So the only useful think I can see there is for data to exchange (documents etc). And for those I'd rather use a separate partition, so you cannot screw up the setup for one user on both systems the same time. Of course it's up to you -- but as you see in snayob's answer, it's not just a strange idea of mine.