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by chipbuster
Fri May 31, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - Help Removing SAMBA
Replies: 7
Views: 3596

Re: Help Removing SAMBA

+1 to Altair4's solution. Uninstalling samba proper will be difficult because of the metapackage you mentioned. I don't know that much about package management, but I seem to recall that if something is a part of a metapackage, you *must* uninstall the metapackage to uninstall the component, which w...
by chipbuster
Tue May 28, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't use commands in terminal: "usr/lib/command-not-found"
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: Can't use commands in terminal: "usr/lib/command-not-fou

This is uh....quite problematic. You are running these commands in the shell (bash) and not in a python interpreter correct? It looks like for some reason, your shell is trying to call python on all of your commands. If you use Ctrl+Alt+F1, you should be able to access a tty terminal. Is this error ...
by chipbuster
Fri May 24, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to add public key?
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: How to add public key?

Where is it giving the error and what error is it? I got past the first step fine, it gave me an error at step 2 (on apt-get update). If that's where your error is, you need to change something in the apt sources. Unfortunately, I don't have access to that system right now, but if your error is in s...
by chipbuster
Fri May 24, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Completely fresh install
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: Completely fresh install

dd is indeed the easy way, especially if you managed to screw up your partition table so badly that parted and fdisk won't go anywhere near it , not that I've ever done anything like that....:oops: Do be warned though, that if you are using an SSD, dd will most likely not work due to the nature of h...
by chipbuster
Fri May 24, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to add public key?
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: How to add public key?

Have you tried just copying and pasting the text as a single, giant block and hitting enter? That seemed to work for me (although I had to modify some things since I'm using Olivia)
by chipbuster
Fri May 24, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Usb ports all say I cannot mount my device?!
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Usb ports all say I cannot mount my device?!

chipbuster wrote:I might be barking up the wrong tree here, but could you give the output of /etc/fstab? Command is

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cat /etc/fstab 
Would also like to find out what

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ls /media/usb*
gives both when the USB is plugged in and unplugged.

EDIT: Yeah, I'm tired. Give Spearmint's solution a shot.
by chipbuster
Fri May 24, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Compiling Source Code
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: Compiling Source Code

Okay, that code on Github was a nightmare. Attempting to configure or make it gave me a whole boatload of errors, and whenever I see an error at line 2283 in code, it's probably too big for me to fix :( The SourceForge code, on the other hand, was working quite nicely for me. This is the link I used...
by chipbuster
Fri May 24, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation fails with ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: Installation fails with ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/

I unfortunately don't have a solution for this, but I would like to say that I encountered a very similar error when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. What this error says is that GRUB cannot find the boot device specified in the grub config file. In my case, what I found was that doing an '...
by chipbuster
Fri May 24, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Usb ports all say I cannot mount my device?!
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Usb ports all say I cannot mount my device?!

I might be barking up the wrong tree here, but could you give the output of /etc/fstab? Command is

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cat /etc/fstab 
Would also like to find out what

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ls /media/usb*
gives both when the USB is plugged in and unplugged.
by chipbuster
Sat May 04, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint installtion on Sony
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Linux mint installtion on Sony

Is this a laptop that came with Windows 8? If so, there might be issues with Secure boot or UEFI booting that's preventing Mint or Windows from starting up.
by chipbuster
Sat May 04, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install NVIDA CUDA STUFF
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Install NVIDA CUDA STUFF

Stupid question: are you root?
by chipbuster
Sat May 04, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Triple booting Windows, Mac and Linux Mint on a Macbook Pro
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Triple booting Windows, Mac and Linux Mint on a Macbook

I can't speak to the stability of reFind on Mac systems, but I've been using it on my custom-built desktop since the start of the year with no problems whatsoever. Dual-booting Arch and Windows 8. As far as a triple-boot goes, have you considered a solution like Parallels? It's definitely not a nati...
by chipbuster
Sat May 04, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to protect data files from being copied off?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: How to protect data files from being copied off?

It'd be nice to get some more details. With what you've posted, I have three suggestions: -Pull the machines out of the wall -Don't store the data on the machines -Don't let the machines get compromised. Sounds cheeky, but once someone has access to your machine (elevated permissions), there's not m...
by chipbuster
Thu May 17, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Jerky/Laggy youtube/all video playback
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: Jerky/Laggy youtube/all video playback

Wild shot in the dark here. Have you tried using chromium on OpenBox or other superlight window manager? I used to have firefox crash all the time watching 480p in KDE, but when I moved to chromium in arch, I found I could usually watch 1080p without issues (some days seem to be better than others)....
by chipbuster
Thu May 03, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Itunes replacement to watch videolectures?
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Itunes replacement to watch videolectures?

I've heard that Apple engineers put in quite a bit of work to make sure that iTunes won't run natively in Linux...not sure about how true that is though. You might be able to try WINE
by chipbuster
Thu May 03, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's the difference between distro and DE
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: What's the difference between distro and DE

In theory, you are correct about switching DEs. However, there are a few quirks. First is that the old DE usually remains on the computer, and some parts of it are extremely difficult to remove. When I installed GNOME Shell on Ubuntu, some parts of Unity just refused to go away. I would always get t...
by chipbuster
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change date and time / prevent it from changing back
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: How to change date and time / prevent it from changing b

I believe the solution is to disable the NTP syncing protocol....

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 sudo service ntpd stop
I'm actually not too familiar with the service syntax, so someone check me if I'm wrong. If I'm right, that command will stop the Network Time Protocol daemon and stop your clock from autosyncing.
by chipbuster
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Malware threat detected - removal
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Malware threat detected - removal

Hrm, sounds fishy. It's possible that you have piggybacking malware on your system--windows malware that your system carries without being affected by. I'd say try to figure out what triggered that (was it a particular file?) and scan your windows side first. If that comes up clean, clamav is fairly...
by chipbuster
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint/Linux in general /root partition size
Replies: 8
Views: 7165

Re: Mint/Linux in general /root partition size

Yeah...my /var/cache on Arch Linux is getting to 4GB :( If possible, I'd suggest putting /var on a separate partition, just so that you don't get blindsided by anything. I've had this up less than 2 months, but /var/log is already up at 50MB due to a rogue driver, and /var as a whole is almost 5 GB....
by chipbuster
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: sudo for noob
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: sudo for noob

You can only access sudo if you are listed in the sudoers file or are put into an appropriate group (in most distros, the sudo group). You can try it right now: make a new user with no groups, su to the user, and attempt to sudo. You should find that sudo will spit back an error. If you look at /etc...

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