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  1. Debian won't connect to wifi repeater, but iOS and Android devices do.

    Hi all,
    I am hoping there is a simple configuration tweak that may make the difference, but here is my problem:

    I have two Debian based computers (one System76 w/Ubuntu) and both have the same...
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    Thank goodness for Dropbox!

    Thank goodness for Dropbox!
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    Rats! I had a knew this was in interesting...

    Rats! I had a knew this was in interesting pickle.... Any idea where I went wrong with my command. (the only thing worse than doing this once, is to do it again!) I checked my command history and I...
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    Help recovering deleted files!

    Hi all. I am hoping you can help me recover these deleted files.
    I am an intermediate Linux user and was using dd to copy an .iso to a USB drive but somehow copied it to sdb instead of sdc and...
  5. Not specifically, but it had been removed...

    Not specifically, but it had been removed already. Probably a result of purge xorg?
  6. How to remove and re-install all X graphic desktop programs

    Hi all,
    I am an intermediate user, which means I know just enough to get myself into trouble... I have borked my Ubuntu 12.04 graphics environment somehow playing with Virtualbox. I can boot into...
  7. Just a guess here... --exclude=PATTERN? Try this...

    Just a guess here... --exclude=PATTERN? Try this Slicehost Articles: rsync - exclude files and folders
  8. I have never heard of this but it looks...

    I have never heard of this but it looks interesting. Do you suppose it may work on Grub2 better than Grub and edit your grub.cfg instead of menu.lst? Do you have this article online that you can send...
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    Hello, I am shooting from the hip a bit on this,...

    Hello,
    I am shooting from the hip a bit on this, but I run Ubuntu on my notebook so this may help.
    Regarding Sacred - Linux works differently than Windows, so you should almost always install new...
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    Hello, we need a bit more information to help you...

    Hello, we need a bit more information to help you out. My first question is are you committed to repairing your current distro or are you open to re-installing the OS? As a relative beginner it might...
  11. Well - problem solved. I saw it wasn't even...

    Well - problem solved. I saw it wasn't even recognized in fdisk and tried unplugging and re-plugging the hard drive while still plugged into the USB. Now it has recognized it. Thanks for your help....
  12. Sorry - I am a dork. It didn't say "permission...

    Sorry - I am a dork. It didn't say "permission denied"....

    Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1...
  13. Here you go. Warning... I have two internal hard...

    Here you go. Warning... I have two internal hard drives and a pile of partitions. (major multi-boot distro hopper!)

    mount
    /dev/sda9 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    proc on /proc type proc...
  14. I am sure there is someone much more...

    I am sure there is someone much more knowledgeable about this that will help you more directly with your issue, but I have a machine with several OSs on it and a fair amount of experience...
  15. Did I kill my removable hard drive formatting it EXT4?

    So I have a 1TB MyBook removable hard drive that was working fine. I got the brilliant idea to reformat it using EXT4 instead of NTFS using Gparted. Now I can't get my Ubuntu 12.04 system to even...
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    Well, I finally got a chance to sit and play with...

    Well, I finally got a chance to sit and play with this for a while. I never received any errors when I ran ./configure, but I followed some of of your following instructions to point it to the right...
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    Yesterday I did try ./configure...

    Yesterday I did try ./configure --with-crt-dir=/usr/lib/$(shell dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)/

    No dice...
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    I saw the patch yesterday, but I have no idea...

    I saw the patch yesterday, but I have no idea what to do with it or how to apply it. Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

    I don't know if this was the right strategy or not, but I simply...
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    Well, with a little more research I see a variety...

    Well, with a little more research I see a variety of the same error report online as well as some bug reports but haven't been able to figure out the fix. Maybe I will try compiling something...
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    Ran all those above but everything was already up...

    Ran all those above but everything was already up to date, so no change.
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    Gave that a shot but didn't help. Here is a bit...

    Gave that a shot but didn't help. Here is a bit more info on the error code:
    make[1]: Entering directory /home/tod/Compile/emacs-23.4/lib-src
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target '/usr/lib/crt1.0',...
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    I ran ./configure again to confirm and I don't...

    I ran ./configure again to confirm and I don't see any errors. Everything flies by the screen pretty quickly but I didn't see anything concerning and the final page of the process all looks to be in...
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    Need help compiling emacs from source

    I am trying to learn how to compile from source and having some trouble figuring it out. Hopefully one of you can help steer me in the right direction. Here is what I have done on my Ubuntu 32 bit...
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    External Hard Drive Encryption

    Hi all,
    I need an encryption solution that gives my external hard drive plug-it-in-anywhere password protection. I need to be able to read/write to it from both Windows and Linux OS machines and...
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    [SOLVED] Assuming the latest installed OS was Mint 12, I...

    Assuming the latest installed OS was Mint 12, I think the easiest way to fix the problem is this:
    Boot into Mint
    From the command line, run sudo update-grub
    This should look at your system and...
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