Mario Vukelic | 1 Nov 01:05 2008

Re: Apt-get: how to know what version will be installed?

On Sat, 2008-11-01 at 01:57 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Makes me kind
> of glad that the apt authors did not see fit to write a manpage :)

Use "man apt-get" and refer to SEE ALSO at the bottom. That should give
you enough to read :)
And/or http://www.debian.org/doc/user-manuals#apt-howto

Bill Moseley | 1 Nov 01:16 2008

Re: [SOLVED] Cannot mount volume (USB Flash drive)

On Sat, Nov 01, 2008 at 12:14:31AM +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 15:59 -0700, Bill Moseley wrote:
> > (If I wanted useless error messages I'd use a different OS).
> 
> Are you sure it didn't have a "Details >" label lower left?

Yes, I'm sure.  This is on Hardy.  Easy to test by adding a junk mount
option into the key I posted.

> Of course, the great thing is that you can always check the log files
> in /var/log or even watch them live, e.g., "tail
> -f /var/log/messages" (Ctrl+C to end) 

Yes, it would be a great thing if it logged the error.  It's doesn't. :)

    $ fgrep foobar /var/log/* || echo 'sorry'
    sorry

Only way to see I found is:

$ gnome-mount -vtd /dev/sdc1
gnome-mount 0.8
** (gnome-mount:11724): DEBUG: Mounting /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_uuid_FC30_3DA9
** (gnome-mount:11724): DEBUG: read default option 'shortname=lower' from gconf strlist key /system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options
** (gnome-mount:11724): DEBUG: read default option 'uid=' from gconf strlist key /system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options
** (gnome-mount:11724): DEBUG: read default option 'utf8' from gconf strlist key /system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options
** (gnome-mount:11724): DEBUG: read default option 'umask=077' from gconf strlist key /system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options
** (gnome-mount:11724): DEBUG: read default option 'exec' from gconf strlist key /system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options
** (gnome-mount:11724): DEBUG: read default option 'foobar' from gconf strlist key /system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options
** (gnome-mount:11724): DEBUG: Mounting /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_uuid_FC30_3DA9 with
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Dotan Cohen | 1 Nov 01:28 2008
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Re: Panel lost in KDE4

2008/11/1 Ed Jabbour <ejbr <at> att.net>:
> I installed intrepid and, of course got KDE4.  Somehow, I managed to lose the
> panel.  Now, if I "Add Panel," I get an empty panel at the top of the
> screen.  "Add Widget" gets me nothing - still empty.  How do I get a normal,
> populated panel back?
>

There was a post in KDE Planet recently of a KDE dev who found himself
in this situation and could not get out of it. He would up renaming
~/.kde to something else and starting over.

If you have the time and the patience then backup ~/.kde and start
rming files until you discover which file is responsible. Then let us
know!

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Jim Smith | 1 Nov 01:32 2008
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[Intrepid] What happened to my menu icons?

Somewhere in the upgrade process from Hardy to Intrepid, all the little
icons that reside to the left of all of the menu items disappeared. This
is a minor irritant rather than a show stopper but I just was wondering
if anyone else had noticed this effect.

Thanks,

Jim

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Rashkae | 1 Nov 02:13 2008

Re: [SOLVED] Cannot mount volume (USB Flash drive)

Bill Moseley wrote:
> When I plug in a USB flash drive I get a pop-up message (from
> gnome-volume-manager, I think) simply saying:
> 
>     Cannot mount volume.
>     Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume.
> 
> (If I wanted useless error messages I'd use a different OS).
> 
> The question, of course is 1) what is the invalid option, and 2) where
> is that invalid option stored so I can change it?
> 
> I finally resolved this with gconf-editor, but wanted to post in case
> anyone else has this issue (and as I'll forget in a year).
> 
> In gconf-editor:
> 
>     /system/storage/default_options/vfat
> 
>

Thank you for this follow up.. I've never experienced this problem, but
it bugged me that could never find where this configuration was stored..
when this problem was first reported, I spent lots of time combing
through the HAL configuration files trying it find how the default
filesystem mounting options fit together.. Figures I was in the wrong
place entirely.

Dave M G | 1 Nov 02:24 2008

Re: Why is HAL being made the default when it's not ready?

Derek, Mario,

Thank you for responding.

Derek said:
> The new hal _settings_, not hal as such.  Hal has been around a long time,
> but hal hasn't been handling _your_ little bit of hardware.
I get that HAL has been around, and that it's only particular settings 
that have changed... but so what? That distinction is mere semantics.

Let me state it more accurately, then: The new HAL *settings* have made 
Wacom tablets a pain in the ass.

Mario said:
> The OP got it wrong, it's not about HAL but about input device
> autodetection in Xorg 1.5 (which uses HAL). Info and a link to complete
> discussion about the issue here in the release notes:
> <http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/810#Limited%20support%
> 20for%20Wacom%20tablet%20hotplugging>
The "OP" is fully aware of the situation, and so far this seems to be a 
case of not getting any technical help, but instead getting apologist 
explanations for things that don't work.

Yes, I have seen all the bug reports and the release notes. They say 
that "Users of tablet devices who wish to use other input features will 
need to statically configure their input devices in /etc/X11/xorg.conf". 
Crazy me, I thought that meant I could configure xorg.conf and have 
tablet functionality. The same level of acceptable functionality I've 
had for about 2 years with previous Ubuntu builds.

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Allen Meyers | 1 Nov 02:28 2008
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YPOPS or fetch Yahoo

 
I like the ease of clicking on my thunderbird icon on ubuntu desktop and immediately getting mail. I am a ATT Yahoo DSL customer who pays considerably for broadband and will not be allowed to access my yahoo mail elsewhere.
Please whether the suggestion is command line ferch yahoo or YPOPS installation I need to know by the numbers from someone who has used it exactly what to do. Will thunderbird recognize one of these or do I have to direct a path or what ever.
The e-mail that follows is typical of my problem from their perspective.

Dear AT&T Yahoo! Customer:

We noticed that you are accessing email using non-secure settings in your email software.

We would like to ensure that your AT&T Yahoo! Member ID, password, and email messages are transmitted securely between your mail software (such as Outlook or Outlook Express) and the AT&T Yahoo! Mail servers. In order to meet this need, please enable SSL via the instructions that are available on the Help site.

Since multiple email notifications have already been sent out about this, we request that you please make the necessary changes immediately. Remember, you need to make these changes if you want to continue to send/receive email using a mail client.

Thank you so much fot your kind attention

 
.

Allen Meyers
chef11994 <at> sbcglobal.net
wortham_tx <at> yahoo.com
texas.chef <at> gmail.com
 

 


 

 
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pkaplan1 | 1 Nov 03:53 2008
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Re: Panel lost in KDE4

Simplest solution if you haven't done any/much customization is to rename ~/.kde and then login again.  The directory will get rebuilt to the default settings.

The second approach is to drag the necessary widgets from the Add Widget dialog to the panel.

K-menu
Pager
Task Bar
Clock
Trash Can ?

Try adding/removing others to see what suits.  You can move them around while in config panel mode by clicking and dragging the widget icon.

Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Jabbour" <ejbr <at> att.net>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users <at> lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 7:24:54 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Panel lost in KDE4

I installed intrepid and, of course got KDE4.  Somehow, I managed to lose the
panel.  Now, if I "Add Panel," I get an empty panel at the top of the
screen.  "Add Widget" gets me nothing - still empty.  How do I get a normal,
populated panel back?

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<div><div>Simplest solution if you haven't done any/much customization is to rename ~/.kde and then login again.&nbsp; The directory will get rebuilt to the default settings.<br><br>The second approach is to drag the necessary widgets from the Add Widget dialog to the panel.<br><br>K-menu<br>Pager<br>Task Bar<br>Clock<br>Trash Can ?<br><br>Try adding/removing others to see what suits.&nbsp; You can move them around while in config panel mode by clicking and dragging the widget icon.<br><br>Paul<br><br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: "Ed Jabbour" &lt;ejbr <at> att.net&gt;<br>To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" &lt;ubuntu-users <at> lists.ubuntu.com&gt;<br>Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 7:24:54 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern<br>Subject: Panel lost in KDE4<br><br>I installed intrepid and, of course got KDE4. &nbsp;Somehow, I managed to lose the <br>panel. &nbsp;Now, if I "Add Panel," I get an empty panel at the top of the <br>screen. &nbsp;"Add Widget" gets me nothing - still empty. &nbsp;How do I get a normal, <br>populated panel back?<br><br>-- <br>ubuntu-users mailing list<br>ubuntu-users <at> lists.ubuntu.com<br>Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users<br>
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Amit Joshi | 1 Nov 04:20 2008
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Re: Panel lost in KDE4



On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 4:54 AM, Ed Jabbour <ejbr <at> att.net> wrote:
I installed intrepid and, of course got KDE4.  Somehow, I managed to lose the
panel.  Now, if I "Add Panel," I get an empty panel at the top of the
screen.  "Add Widget" gets me nothing - still empty.  How do I get a normal,
populated panel back?


Hi,
I don't know about KDE4 but there is something called "kicker" in KDE 3.x. Whenever I had my panel ( I use only one) missing for some reason, I used to run kicker. Press Alt+F2 and type "kicker" (without the quotes of course) and press ok. You should have your panel back. At least worth a try rather than renaming your .kde directory and stuff like that.

PS: If you rename your .kde directory, KDE will generate a new one. All your settings will be gone (Font size and other such customizations), as they will be no longer accessible under .kde .


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Regards,
Amit Joshi
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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 4:54 AM, Ed Jabbour <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:ejbr <at> att.net">ejbr <at> att.net</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote">
I installed intrepid and, of course got KDE4. &nbsp;Somehow, I managed to lose the<br>
panel. &nbsp;Now, if I "Add Panel," I get an empty panel at the top of the<br>
screen. &nbsp;"Add Widget" gets me nothing - still empty. &nbsp;How do I get a normal,<br>
populated panel back?<br><br>
</blockquote>
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<br>Hi,<br>I don't know about KDE4 but there is something called "kicker" in KDE 3.x. Whenever I had my panel ( I use only one) missing for some reason, I used to run kicker. Press Alt+F2 and type "kicker" (without the quotes of course) and press ok. You should have your panel back. At least worth a try rather than renaming your .kde directory and stuff like that. <br><br>PS: If you rename your .kde directory, KDE will generate a new one. All your settings will be gone (Font size and other such customizations), as they will be no longer accessible under .kde .<br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>
Regards,<br>Amit Joshi<br>
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steve | 1 Nov 04:22 2008

Re: YPOPS or fetch Yahoo


Allen Meyers wrote:
>  	
> I like the ease of clicking on my thunderbird icon on ubuntu desktop and
> immediately getting mail. I am a ATT Yahoo DSL customer who pays
> considerably for broadband and will not be allowed to access my yahoo
> mail elsewhere.
> Please whether the suggestion is command line ferch yahoo or YPOPS
> installation I need to know by the numbers from someone who has used it
> exactly what to do. Will thunderbird recognize one of these or do I have
> to direct a path or what ever.
> The e-mail that follows is typical of my problem from their perspective.
> 
> Dear AT&T Yahoo! Customer:
> 
> We noticed that you are accessing email using *non-secure* settings in
> your email software.
> 
> We would like to ensure that your AT&T Yahoo! Member ID, password, and
> email messages are transmitted *securely* between your mail software
> (such as Outlook or Outlook Express) and the AT&T Yahoo! Mail servers.
> In order to meet this need, please enable SSL
> <http://helpme.att.net/glossary.php#147> via the instructions that are
> available on the Help site <http://helpme.att.net/article.php?item=10918>.
> 
> Since multiple email notifications have already been sent out about
> this, we request that you *please make the necessary changes
> immediately. Remember, you need to make these changes if you want to
> continue to send/receive email using a mail client.*
> 
> Thank you so much fot your kind attention
> 
> 	 
> 
> 	
> 
> .
> 
> *Allen Meyers*
> *chef11994 <at> sbcglobal.net
> wortham_tx <at> yahoo.com
> texas.chef <at> gmail.com <mailto:texas.chef <at> gmail.com>*
> ** 
> *
>  *
> **
> *
> 
> *
> ** 
> 
>  
> 
I dont believe you can access yahoo mail via pop unless you pay for that
service directly thru yahoo.  If theres some hack Ive never heard of it,
and if your using it or have used it thats probably why your getting
that email.

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