Knute Johnson | 22 Aug 19:19 2014

Logwatch stopped working after I did something stupid

So I was trying to clean up my /var/log directory and remove some of the 
older .gz files and I mistyped the rm command and erased all the files.  
Now logwatch doesn't send me an email any more, I'm assuming because 
there are no log files any more.  I thought they would just regenerate 
themselves but the base file must have to be there before the services 
write to the logs.  Is there a script or some simple way to recreate the 
base files?

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Jay Ridgley | 21 Aug 21:45 2014
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Subscription

Did my subscription stop?

I have not gotten any messages in several days...

Thanks,
Jay
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Karl Auer | 21 Aug 18:07 2014
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Skype woes

Skype for Linux, 4.3.0.37-1 is causing me grief.

I downloaded it, installed it using the software centre and all seemed
to go well, but when run it displayed version 4.2 and said "Skype can't
connect".

So I used "apt-get remove skype", and that too seemed to go well. Trying
to run skype failed, no such command.

Then I installed again, this time using dpkg. Again all seemed to go
well. When run from the command line with the "--version" option it
reports "Skype 4.3.0.37", but the login window it opens when run
normally is "Skype 4.2 for Linux".

Further attempts to install from the downloaded .deb file led into
dependency hell (which is odd, that didn't happen the first couple of
times).

Is there a quick fix? Plenty of people seem to be using the later
version...

Regards, K.

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Kevin O'Gorman | 21 Aug 16:19 2014
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Cannot download trusty updates

I've a fresh install of trusty x64.  The software updater tells me I have updates to install, but when I tell it to proceed and provide my password, it fails and tells me to check my internet connection.  That's the same connection I use to send this email, so if you're reading this, it works.

I can update things manually with synaptic, and it works without a hitch.  Has anybody else seen this?


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<div>I've a fresh install of trusty x64.&nbsp; The software updater tells me I have updates to install, but when I tell it to proceed and provide my password, it fails and tells me to check my internet connection.&nbsp; That's the same connection I use to send this email, so if you're reading this, it works.<br><br>
</div>I can update things manually with synaptic, and it works without a hitch.&nbsp; Has anybody else seen this?<br><div>
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Thomas Blasejewicz | 21 Aug 10:29 2014
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Cannot boot from CD or external USB

Good afternoon
I do have an old HP nx9005 laptop, used exclusively for "experimenting"
with Linux.
Currently: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (installed from CD)

due to the limited hardware I would like to install Lubuntu 14.04
However:
* when the live CD is in the drive, the PC does not read it at startup
and boots "normally" from HDD
* doing so, it often sounds a terribly loud alarm, something I have
never heard from a computer before.
* booting from HDD and inserting the CD later -> "Software Packages
Volume Detected" is displayed
and the Package Manager starts .. but that is it. I cannot run the CD
* connecting an external DVD drive (USB) -> same thing
* sometimes I get a whole "flood" of error messages (which I do not
remember all)
* when I try Ctrl+Alt+delete or something like to do a forced new start,
I get a GNU Grub something screen, but here, same as the next item, I
cannot choose anything.
Just waiting for something to happen "automatically" does not help,
since nothing further happens
* when I try to call up the BIOS or Setup menu, I DO get a number of
options for each
AND and move between the individual items up and down with the arrow keys,
but the Enter key does not work, so I cannot choose anything.
* If 12.04 somehow boots and I can start any software, the enter key
works normally
* Once the O has booted, the CD is recognized = probably meaning the
drive itself is not broken

Question:
IS there a way past all this crazy stuff and set the BIOS so the PC will
boot from the DVD drive?
Or any other way to get in there, delete everything present and make a
clean new install?
Like for example one of those complex commands that you can run in a
terminal?

Somehow I would like to think, that the hardware is still functioning,
but something in the OS has gone terribly wrong.

Thank you in advance
Thomas

(* that machine is in my office; next time I can play with it is
tomorrow afternoon ...)

Peter Goggin | 21 Aug 06:13 2014

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Kevin O'Gorman | 20 Aug 16:10 2014
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Trusty: chrome and flash won't work for me

I'm just moving up to Trusty xubuntu.  I've got a fresh install on my AMD 64-bit machine.  I've run into a snag with chromium, my favorite browser.  When I go to http://bigfarm.goodgamestudios.com/?country=US and click to log in, I immediately get a window asking me to install a flash player.  I'm unable to comply.

OTOH, firefox works okay.

I've tried updating flashplayer-installer to no avail; it seems to update but the behavior of chrome does not change.  Trying to download and install something manually just freezes as soon as I try to install.

I'm sure there's more details that might help, but I don't know which ones, and I'm hoping someone else has seen this and already knows how to fix it.

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<div>I'm just moving up to Trusty xubuntu.&nbsp; I've got a fresh install on my AMD 64-bit machine.&nbsp; I've run into a snag with chromium, my favorite browser.&nbsp; When I go to <a href="http://bigfarm.goodgamestudios.com/?country=US" target="_blank">http://bigfarm.goodgamestudios.com/?country=US</a> and click to log in, I immediately get a window asking me to install a flash player.&nbsp; I'm unable to comply.<br><br>
</div>OTOH, firefox works okay.<br><br>
</div>I've tried updating flashplayer-installer to no avail; it seems to update but the behavior of chrome does not change.&nbsp; Trying to download and install something manually just freezes as soon as I try to install.<br><br>
</div>I'm sure there's more details that might help, but I don't know which ones, and I'm hoping someone else has seen this and already knows how to fix it.<br clear="all"><div><div><div><div>
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Gene Heskett | 20 Aug 13:23 2014

strange nfs problem, need nfs guru

Greetings;

I would like to setup an nfs4.1 share on this machine.  Unforch, I keep 
getting this message when I do a sudo service nfs-kernel-server restart
 * Stopping NFS kernel daemon                                                                                                                                                                                   
[ OK ] 
 * Unexporting directories for NFS kernel daemon...                                                                                                                                                             
[ OK ] 
 * Not starting NFS kernel daemon: no support in current kernel.
gene <at> coyote:/usr/src/linux-3.13.6$ 

But that kernel version is what is running and its all enabled in the 
kernel config that built it.
gene <at> coyote:/usr/src/linux-3.13.6$ grep NFS .config
CONFIG_NFS_FS=y
# CONFIG_NFS_V2 is not set
CONFIG_NFS_V3=y
CONFIG_NFS_V3_ACL=y
CONFIG_NFS_V4=y
# CONFIG_NFS_SWAP is not set
CONFIG_NFS_V4_1=y
CONFIG_NFS_V4_2=y
CONFIG_PNFS_FILE_LAYOUT=y
CONFIG_PNFS_BLOCK=m
CONFIG_PNFS_OBJLAYOUT=m
CONFIG_NFS_V4_1_IMPLEMENTATION_ID_DOMAIN="kernel.org"
# CONFIG_NFS_V4_1_MIGRATION is not set
# CONFIG_NFS_USE_LEGACY_DNS is not set
CONFIG_NFS_USE_KERNEL_DNS=y
CONFIG_NFS_DEBUG=y
CONFIG_NFSD=y
CONFIG_NFSD_V2_ACL=y
CONFIG_NFSD_V3=y
CONFIG_NFSD_V3_ACL=y
CONFIG_NFSD_V4=y
# CONFIG_NFSD_FAULT_INJECTION is not set
CONFIG_NFS_ACL_SUPPORT=y
CONFIG_NFS_COMMON=y

Shares on other machines are fully read/writable from this machine 
however.

/etc/exports:
# /etc/exports: the access control list for filesystems which may be 
exported
#		to NFS clients.  See exports(5).
#
# Example for NFSv2 and NFSv3:
# /srv/homes       hostname1(rw,sync,no_subtree_check) 
hostname2(ro,sync,no_subtree_check)
#
# Example for NFSv4:
# /srv/nfs4        gss/krb5i(rw,sync,fsid=0,crossmnt,no_subtree_check)
# /srv/nfs4/homes  gss/krb5i(rw,sync,no_subtree_check)
#
/home/gene/     192.168.71.3/24(rw,sync)

This is 10.04.4 LTS.  Up to date as of an hour ago.

Am I missing something?

Thanks.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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Kevin O'Gorman | 20 Aug 05:21 2014
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Can I have a bind mount in /etc/fstab

I've been managing normal mounts in /etc/fstab since -- well -- since forever it seems.

Now I've got a notion to put some bind mounts in there, but have no idea how to get it done.
Or if it's possible.

The mount command would be something like
mount   --bind   /vhome/kevin    /home/kevin/Desktop

Is this doable?

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<div>I've been managing normal mounts in /etc/fstab since -- well -- since forever it seems.<br><br>
</div>Now I've got a notion to put some bind mounts in there, but have no idea how to get it done.<br>
</div>Or if it's possible.<br><br>
</div>The mount command would be something like<br>
</div>mount&nbsp;&nbsp; --bind &nbsp; /vhome/kevin &nbsp;&nbsp; /home/kevin/Desktop<br><br>
</div>Is this doable?<br clear="all"><div><div><div><div><div><div>
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Peter Goggin | 19 Aug 05:09 2014

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Colin Law | 18 Aug 21:37 2014
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Re: HAVING PROBLEM IN UBUNTU UPGRADATION : SAIAD

On 18 August 2014 20:27, Zgi Ltd <zgiltd <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>

Please remember to reply to the list, not to me directly.  I am
sending this to the list.

> Dear Mr. Colin,
>
> Thanks for your mail and i have followed your advise. the result is as
> follows;

It was not my advise, it was Nils'

>
> 87 upgraded, 168 newly installed  2 t remove and 883 not upgraded, 204 not
> fully installed or removed.
> Need to get 75.4 MB of archives.
> After this operation, 142 MB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue (Y/N) ..    i typed Y and return and got the
> following message...
>
> E: Unable to fetch some archives, may be run apt-get update or try with
> --fix-missing?
>
> Please advise what to do next now...?

Start by running
sudo apt-get update
If that shows any errors then post them here.

Then run Nils' suggestion again.  If you still get an error give us
some more details of the message (it should have told you what it
could not fetch).

If there are no errors then
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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