Scott Blair | 28 Jan 03:50 2015
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Sharing an external drive

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to share a directory on an 
external drive on my network. All the other computers are Windows 
computers. The network is work-group. I have Samba installed. I have 
added force user = scott in it. I still get permission denied. The 
external drive is formatted ntfs according to Gparted. I have been 
working on this for 2 days now and I am getting nowhere with it. 
According to properties, the owner is Me the group is scott. This drive 
is automatically mounted when I boot up.

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Scott Blair | 28 Jan 00:29 2015
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GHOST hack in Linux.

Is there a way to know if this has been patched on the system that you 
are running?

http://www.zdnet.com/article/critical-linux-security-hole-found/?tag=nl.e589&s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f

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Chris | 27 Jan 21:17 2015

Printer won't initialize

This is really beginning to get my goat. Seems like every time I turn around I'm having some kind of 
an issue. Now my HP 1020 Laserjet won't initialize. The last time a successful print job was run was 
Mon 26 Jan 2015 04:54:09 PM CST according to the CUPS Job Manager.  I'm seeing this in dmesg:

Jan 27 11:32:34 localhost kernel: [   16.860019] usb 2-6: device descriptor read/64, error -110
Jan 27 11:32:34 localhost kernel: [   32.088017] usb 2-6: device descriptor read/64, error -110
Jan 27 11:32:34 localhost kernel: [   32.316019] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci

Jan 27 11:35:09 localhost hp[3101]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC

Jan 27 11:26:55 localhost hp[18533]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
Jan 27 11:26:55 localhost hp[18533]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
Jan 27 11:28:32 localhost hp[18610]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
Jan 27 11:28:32 localhost hp[18610]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
Jan 27 11:28:59 localhost hp[18632]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
Jan 27 11:28:59 localhost hp[18632]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
Jan 27 11:29:19 localhost hp[18647]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
Jan 27 11:29:19 localhost hp[18647]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
device failed stat=12: hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
Jan 27 11:29:42 localhost hp[18666]: io/hpmud/musb.c 1143: unable to
open hp:/usb/HP_LaserJet_1020?serial=JL1F0DC
Jan 27 11:29:42 localhost hp[18666]: prnt/backend/hp.c 808: ERROR: open
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Chris | 27 Jan 14:38 2015

System locks up, background operations continue running

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Gnome 3.12.2, kernel 3.19.0-031900rc5-generic (I'll
explain this later) 4Gb ram, Dell Optiplex 780, BIOS version A015. 

I placed extra information in the above because possibly some questions
on them may be asked. Starting in September of last year and
periodically continuing through 17 Jan the system would 'lockup' with
this in the syslog:

kernel: [173977.808008] [drm:i915_hangcheck_elapsed] *ERROR* Hangcheck
timer elapsed... render ring idle

There are two bug reports for this. One which I initiated at Ubuntu
Launchpad - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1402331
and the other at 'freedesktop.org' which had already been initiated by
someone else - https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75394 If you
take a look at the report on Launchpad you'll notice that firstly I was
told my BIOS needed updating. That I did with no change. I have since
been asked to do a 'kernel bisection' I've never done that before and to
be honest the meds I take screw me up most of the day and I haven't been
able to follow the directions very well. Be that as it may, I've
experienced this issue in kernel versions 3.13.., 3.14.. and now with
the 3.19 version however, there's been a change. No longer do I see the
'Hangcheck.....' entry in my syslog. Since 17 Jan I've had seven lockups
with no reason that I can see in my syslog. The reason I'm running the
3.19..kernel is that in the freedesktop.org report I was asked to
upgrade to the very latest kernel which happened to be the one above to
see if it made any difference. As far as background operations such as
Fetchmail, Procmail, SpamAssassin, ClamAV and so forth, they continue to
run as if nothing has happened. I can still move the mouse cursor around
still 'click' on something if it happens while on the web with Firefox
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thufir | 27 Jan 09:05 2015
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pastebinit.xml for pastebin.com

What should the .pastebin.xml file for pastebin.com look like?  I have:

<pastebinit>
<pastebin>http://www.pastebin.com</pastebin>
<author>thufir</author>
<format>text</format>
</pastebinit>

but this just gets me:

Bad API request, invalid api_dev_key

see also, for a similar, but apparently resolved bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pastebinit/+bug/996242

-Thufir

thufir | 25 Jan 23:36 2015
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ssh keychain and github

I want to make commits and push to github without re-entering my password 
repeatedly.  I've installed keychain, but only after creating and adding 
the ssh key.

The solution is to add:

eval `keychain --eval id_rsa`

to .bashrc?  Or, just create a new key now that keychain is installed?

see also:

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/90853/how-can-i-run-ssh-add-
automatically-without-password-prompt

https://help.github.com/articles/working-with-ssh-key-passphrases/

Just installed 14.10 

thanks,

Thufir

Thufir | 25 Jan 04:40 2015
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wodim: Cannot open SCSI driver!

but wodim is showing:


dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$
dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ wodim -scanbus
wodim: No such file or directory.
Cannot open SCSI driver!
For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'.
For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.
For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from
the wodim documentation.
dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$
dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ wodim --devices
wodim: No such file or directory.
Cannot open SCSI driver!
For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'.
For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.
For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from
the wodim documentation.
dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$
dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ wodim -devices
wodim: No such file or directory.
Cannot open SCSI driver!
For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'.
For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.
For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from
the wodim documentation.
dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$


is this indicative of a hardware failure?


xfburn is giving a similar SCSI message, which I'm looking into.  Based on the above, this seems to fit with a hardware failure.  I don't have the exact error from xfburn.




thanks,

Thufir
<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>I'm following the directions for CLI burning DVD's:<br><br><a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CdDvd/Burning#Burning_a_CD_or_DVD_using_Command_Line_tools">https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CdDvd/Burning#Burning_a_CD_or_DVD_using_Command_Line_tools</a><br><br>
</div>but wodim is showing:<br><div>
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<br><br>dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ <br>dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ wodim -scanbus<br>wodim: No such file or directory. <br>Cannot open SCSI driver!<br>For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'.<br>For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.<br>For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from<br>the wodim documentation.<br>dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ <br>dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ wodim --devices<br>wodim: No such file or directory. <br>Cannot open SCSI driver!<br>For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'.<br>For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.<br>For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from<br>the wodim documentation.<br>dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ <br>dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ wodim -devices<br>wodim: No such file or directory. <br>Cannot open SCSI driver!<br>For possible targets try 'wodim --devices' or 'wodim -scanbus'.<br>For possible transport specifiers try 'wodim dev=help'.<br>For IDE/ATAPI devices configuration, see the file README.ATAPI.setup from<br>the wodim documentation.<br>dar <at> dur:~/Desktop$ <br><br><br>
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<div>is this indicative of a hardware failure?<br><br><br>
</div>
<div>xfburn is giving a similar SCSI message, which I'm looking into.&nbsp; Based on the above, this seems to fit with a hardware failure.&nbsp; I don't have the exact error from xfburn.<br><br>
</div>
<div>
<br><br><br>thanks,<br><br>Thufir<br>
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elizabeth196015 | 24 Jan 01:52 2015

I am newbie with Ubuntu os...

Please send every inquire s as well hpw solve trouble shooting via emails...thank you

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Scott Blair | 24 Jan 00:02 2015
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Video card

I have a Radeon HD4350 video card. ATI no longer supports this card
under Linux.
The fglrx files only lead to a blank screen when installed. Of which I
do a reinstall.
I need better drivers than the riva710 to play a game called Goat
Simulator. So
instead of trying different work arounds and hosing out my system, I
have decided
to buy a new video card. I am looking at a price range of 50 to 100 for
it. I kind of
want to steer clear of ATI, just in case they pull support for that
card. So I would
like some suggestions on video cards. I would like to stick with 2 gig
DDR3 ram.
Let me know what you think.

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Gary J. Kirkpatrick | 23 Jan 11:12 2015
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reinstall or just change name

I am selling my little laptop.  Should I reinstall the operating system, which I presume would be a better way to remove my files (albeit imperfect) or should I just change the user name/password?

If the latter should I make a new user then delete myself as user? would that delete my files? 

What are the commands to change user name and password?

thanks


garyk
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<div>I am selling my little laptop.&nbsp; Should I reinstall the operating system, which I presume would be a better way to remove my files (albeit imperfect) or should I just change the user name/password?<br><br>
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<div>If the latter should I make a new user then delete myself as user? would that delete my files?&nbsp; <br>
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<div><br></div>What are the commands to change user name and password?<br clear="all"><div>
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<div>thanks<br><br><br>
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Chris | 23 Jan 04:53 2015

Any clue to what this means?

kernel: [120634.414790] [drm:intel_crtc_cursor_set_obj] cursor off
kernel: [120634.414797] [drm:g4x_check_srwm] SR watermark: display plane
92, cursor 2
kernel: [120634.414799] [drm:g4x_check_srwm] display watermark is too
large(92/63), disabling
kernel: [120634.414801] [drm:intel_set_memory_cxsr] memory self-refresh
is disabled
kernel: [120634.414803] [drm:g4x_update_wm] Setting FIFO watermarks - A:
plane=40, cursor=2, B: plane=2, cursor=2, SR: plane=0, cursor=0

I've been seeing this in my syslog for a few days now and Google doesn't
seem to be able to help. Anyone know what this means?

Chris

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