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    Okay. Now I can't get it to reproduce the problem...

    Okay. Now I can't get it to reproduce the problem at all. So, forget it for now. Sorry.
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    need held diagnosing firefox problem

    Just updated firefox today, and I've had no problems, but my wife on this computer has had problems. When she opens firefox from the terminal, she gets only the following message:

    ThttpSocket::...
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    Pixelsize, here's a note from the page you posted:

    Pixelsize, here's a note from the page you posted:
  4. Thread: debian sudoers

    by eraker
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    Another question: Won't "su" after you've already...

    Another question: Won't "su" after you've already switched user from your username to root just open a new process, so that when you exit, you'll have to exit from three different users (i.e., the...
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    Customizing the prompt is pretty easy, actually,...

    Customizing the prompt is pretty easy, actually, and just about every beginner book on linux mentions something about this. A google search will also produce some useful information. Here's a random...
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    Have you tried it with dhcp? If not, you can...

    Have you tried it with dhcp?
    If not, you can comment out the static stuff already tried (instead of just deleting, put hash marks in front of it: "#") and make your /etc/network/interfaces file...
  7. Thread: CUPS Question

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    CUPS Question

    I've been trying to cancel a print job but every time I try it cups tells me "Error: client-error-forbidden". I'm logged in as an administrator because I can delete or add the printer and I can stop...
  8. Thread: Debian 4

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    The first time I installed debian was with Sarge...

    The first time I installed debian was with Sarge and I burned about nine of the cds before realizing I didn't have to do that.
  9. A little more specifically, sed can find that...

    A little more specifically, sed can find that specific line and replace all instances of on with off for it.

    for instance, the following


    sed -e 's/\(MP3Random\) On/\1 Off/g' sample

    seeks...
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    This is not what I wanted to hear.

    This is not what I wanted to hear.
  11. Thread: sort command

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    This may be a really clumsy way to do this (and...

    This may be a really clumsy way to do this (and I'm pretty sure that someone must have a better way), but a quick and easy way to find the max and min of both X and Y is to use awk to print the...
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    I think the Etch (testing) installer works a...

    I think the Etch (testing) installer works a little better than the Sarge (stable) installer in this regard. I had a similar problem when I first installed Sarge (which I think you're trying to...
  13. whose taking bets on the distro dell goes with?

    Did you guys read this:

    http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS8436091466.html

    I guessed ubuntu, but the article indicates something Novellish.
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    It looks like you may have been trying to install...

    It looks like you may have been trying to install Sarge (debian stable). I would recommend going with Etch (debian testing) if this is the case. Sarge is pretty old at this point, and etch will come...
  15. As root, try editing your sources.list file with...

    As root, try editing your sources.list file with the following command:


    # nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    Then pick a nice clean line and type in:


    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ etch...
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    achso! an interesting read. Danke!

    achso! an interesting read.

    Danke!
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    Yeah, that's not a problem. Someone can probably...

    Yeah, that's not a problem. Someone can probably explain this better than I can, but /proc is not an actual collection of files; it's a pseudo-collection of files that are mounted under /proc and...
  18. ooops. My mistake. That makes me realize I should...

    ooops. My mistake. That makes me realize I should be less lazy about apt-get sources. I'll go fix that right now.
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    Debian news: any opinions?

    I like Debian, but I often don't feel I understand enough to really understand what's happening or where it's going.

    I read this today (linked at slashdot):...
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    Well, if you just want the first one in a list,...

    Well, if you just want the first one in a list, the ls command sorts for you, and you could easily do something like this from within the directory where you want to edit the file:


    ls | head -1...
  21. Yes. They're internet repositories.

    Yes. They're internet repositories.
  22. It looks like you only have the first etch cd in...

    It looks like you only have the first etch cd in your sources list. To add a GUI, you'll need to add other discs to your sources list (if you have them), or you'll need to add online repositories...
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    Are you sorting the files by regular uses of sort...

    Are you sorting the files by regular uses of sort (alphabetical or numerical) and are you just opening in a text editor and are the files consistently named?

    (3 questions there, I guess.)
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    Ha. That's where I live. India was the...

    Ha. That's where I live.

    India was the vacation that changed my life, so much so it couldn't rightly be called a "vacation."

    I'd like to visit Berlin, but I'd also like to travel around South...
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    Poll: 4 for me. The first is always filled with...

    4 for me.

    The first is always filled with about five or six open office documents because I usually have a few pieces I'm working on and I have to have a few different documents with research for...
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