scott | 1 May 01:02 2012
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Re: Text Recommendation

On 04/30/2012 06:18 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 04/30/2012 05:03 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Ric Moore<wayward4now <at> gmail.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> On 04/30/2012 04:14 PM, Doug wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 04/30/2012 03:45 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Bahn, Nathan wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Please accept this apology for being too vague. I'm looking for a
>>>>>> good Linux (C.L.I.) instruction manual -- preferably one with good
>>>>>> exercises to complete. I ask this because I'm tired of being too
>>>>>> dependent upon the G.U.I.
>>>>>
>>>>> Try to find something here:
>>>>> <http://www.tldp.org/guides.html>
>>>>> <http://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Nils
>>>>>
>>>> There are some bash programming texts on the 'Net. One humongous
>>>> one is "Advanced Bash Scripting Guide" by Mendel Cooper (About 700 
>>>> pages
>>>> altogether!) and there is an O'Reilly freebie, "bash Pocket 
>>>> Reference" by
>>>> Arnold Robbins. (At least I think it was free--if not, it's very 
>>>> cheap.)
>>>>
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Robert Spanjaard | 1 May 01:33 2012

Transmission won't start in Startup Applications

I've added Transmission to my Startup Applications by entering

   transmission-gtk -m

as the executable, with -m to start minimized.
This command works fine from a terminal, but it refuses to start from the 
Startup Applications list. I also tried entering

   /usr/bin/transmission-gtk -m

but it still won't start when I log in. What am I doing wrong?

Screenshot of the entry window:
http://www.arumes.com/temp/Screenshot_SA_Transmission.png

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Lucio M Nicolosi | 1 May 02:34 2012
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Re: Ubuntu 12.04: Compiz Segfault

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Lawrence Houston
<ubuntu <at> greenfield.dyndns.org> wrote:
>
> I may have to take back my previous posting, since I agree with Lucio that
> with NVidia's Proprietary Driver removed, compiz runs without Segfaults and
> I see no signs of unity-2d-panel or unity-2d-shell running.  That said I am
> not sure whether Unity is actually running in its 3D Mode???  I also tried a
> "Clean" Installation of Ubuntu 12.04, where NVidia's Proprietary Driver was
> pre-installed and therefore had to be removed before selecting "Ubuntu" at
> the Login Screen would give a "Workable" Console...
>
> NOTE: Following the removal of NVidia's Proprietary Driver, the screen
>      display itself returned to what I consider to be "Normal"
>      (Full-Screen, ie. no frame around the desktop and without an
>      annoying "Flicker", indication of a poor choice of Refresh Rate)...
>
> Lawrence Houston  --  (ubuntu <at> greenfield.dyndns.org)

L.

Tested 12.04 64 (clean install) with 3 different machines and got
different experiences.

My personal machine is running as flawless a Beta may run (I decided
now onwards to consider all Ubuntu's new releases as "Beta"). Had only
one Compiz crash while running OpenJava. The most recent NVidia driver
is running ("old" 8400 video card) and it doesn't seem I'll have to
return to Oneiric, (well kept in another partition, just in case...).

As reported, Compiz plus Unity 3D crashed on a newer MB with NVidia
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Doug | 1 May 02:48 2012
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Re: Text Recommendation

On 04/30/2012 04:49 PM, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> Abrahams, Paul W. and Bruce A. Larson (1992). "Linux for the 
> Impatient" Addison-Wesley. 
Could not locate "Linux..."  It seems to be "Unix for the Impatient."

You can get a copy used for peanuts--the shipping is about equally the cost.
Go to Amazon.

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Lucio M Nicolosi | 1 May 04:58 2012
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Re: clean upgrade, what is the minimum

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 2:36 PM,  <p.echols <at> comcast.net> wrote:
> Greetings all:
>
> I am planning on upgrading my netbook by doing a clean install and restoring portions of /home from backup.
 But my intention is to restore as little as possible to eliminate years of cruft.  From my /home/patton
directory, all I think I need (aside from documents of course) is my email .thunderbird and .ssh for my
various keys.  In another thread, it was suggested to include bits and pieces from /etc and /var.  What
would I need from those directories?  Is there something else I'm missing?

The other day I did exactly this and among other things, before
Precise install, included in my new /home the following folders:

.gnupg (PGP keys)
.mozilla (after cleaning the cache - if you do sync it)
.purple (Pidgin)
.dosemu
.dropbox
.Skype
.ssh
.thunderbird (after compacting accounts)
.Virtualbox
.vmware

However, if you intend to keep your current home and root for a while,
it is possible, in some cases, to import (or check) the older
configuration files even after the install, (I had to do it with
.mozilla and .gnupg).

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user1 | 1 May 07:34 2012
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Does anybody like ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

I have used ubuntu the last 4 years, I began using kde 3x and ended up 
using 10.10 and gnome 2x very happily

Now I switch between 10.10 and 12.04 planning to use 12.04 as my default

Does anybody like ubuntu 12.04

G. | 1 May 07:49 2012
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Re: Does anybody like ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

I do, and 11.04.  11.10 was a problem child.  THere was always
something breaking.

I am not convinced that Unity is a better way to work then say Gnome.
It is quite slick and when they introduce voice recognition it might
definitely be better.

garyk

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 7:34 AM, user1 <bqz69 <at> telia.com> wrote:
> I have used ubuntu the last 4 years, I began using kde 3x and ended up
> using 10.10 and gnome 2x very happily
>
> Now I switch between 10.10 and 12.04 planning to use 12.04 as my default
>
> Does anybody like ubuntu 12.04
>
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John D Lamb | 1 May 07:56 2012

Re: Does anybody like ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

On Tue, 2012-05-01 at 05:34 +0000, user1 wrote:
> Does anybody like ubuntu 12.04

Yes.

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Gilles Gravier | 1 May 08:09 2012
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Re: Does anybody like ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

Hi!

On 01/05/2012 07:34, user1 wrote:
> I have used ubuntu the last 4 years, I began using kde 3x and ended up 
> using 10.10 and gnome 2x very happily
>
> Now I switch between 10.10 and 12.04 planning to use 12.04 as my default
>
> Does anybody like ubuntu 12.04

So far, I've moved 2 laptops (including a very old Asus EeePC 900), 1
desktop, and finally after 24H of testing, the home server to 12.04. And
I have to say that I love it!

I would prefer some more configuration options.

I installed (suggested by Robert Spanjaard, here on this list) MyUnity
to configure fonts to my liking (font sizes, I prefer smaller).

I find very good looking, but terrible and dangerous from a privacy
perspective, the fact that the greeter displays the selected user's
background (if you have an adult-only background and somebody walks by
and scrolls through users presented on the greeter, results can be
interesting).

I would like to find a way to get to a greeter with user icons displayed
(more user-friendly).

All in all, I find it very nice, upgrade was smooth, very much so.

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Colin Law | 1 May 08:58 2012

Re: Application starter for gpsman?

On 30 April 2012 23:24, David Fletcher <dave <at> thefletchers.net> wrote:
> I've installed gpsman from the repositories. I've only recently started
> using 12.04 and I'm assuming that to get an application starter on the
> desktop I need to find it in Dash Home and drag the icon to the column
> on the left? I've done this with Chrome and it works fine but the only
> way I can get gpsman to start up is to use the terminal. Dash Home seems
> to know nothing about it.
>
> I'm an occasional leader for the local walking club, some of the members
> of which are starting to take an interest in my use of the Garmin Etrex
> Legend HCx for planning and navigating walks, and saying that presenting
> a short course would be a good idea.
>
> It would look far more professional if I had a proper application
> starter, so, anybody know how to do it please?

Once you start it does it appear in the launcher?  If so then right
click it on the launcher and select Keep in Launcher (or something
like that, I forget the exact words) then it will stay there.  If it
does not appear in the launcher then submit a bug.  Also submit a bug
for the fact that you cannot find it in the dash.

Colin


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