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Old 07-15-2012, 04:17 PM
"Eddie O'Connor"
 
Default ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 95, Issue 74

Thank you SO much Pongo A Pan! I did install that and it worked like a CHARM! Finally I'm free from having to reboot my machine all the darned time! Now....I have to figure out a way to train my sister-in-law on how to go about using her OWN laptop (which has Linux Mint on it!) I don't think there's a script, or ap for THAT!...LoL! Hope you all have a great day!



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* *1. Re: Touchpad Terror.... (Pongo A. Pan)

* *2. Re: how install win w/o wiping the disk (Liam Proven)

* *3. for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/* disc1; rm -rf disc$i; done -

* * * Need * * *help making this work (Nathaniel Homier)

* *4. Re: how install win w/o wiping the disk (G. )

* *5. *(G. )

* *6. Re: Thunderbird does not ask for password when sending second

* * * mail !!! (Basil Chupin)

* *7. Re: Thunderbird does not ask for password when sending second

* * * mail !!! (Basil Chupin)

* *8. Re: for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/* disc1; rm -rf disc$i;

* * * done - Need help making this work (Nils Kassube)

* *9. Re: Thunderbird does not ask for password when sending second

* * * mail !!! (Basil Chupin)



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:*"Pongo A. Pan" <pongo_pan@fastmail.us>
To:*ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Cc:*
Date:*Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:36:58 -0700
Subject:*Re: Touchpad Terror....
On Sat, 2012-07-14 at 19:02 -0400, Eddie O'Connor wrote:

> I am going crazy with a Sony Viao laptop that is having trouble with

> its touchpad, after installing Ubuntu 11.04 and upgrading to 12...the

> touchpad has been sporadically "stopping". In that I cannot

> right-click, left-click, or just CLICK period! Is there some kind fo

> "patch" for this? I haven't realy had time to search for a "cure" for

> this, as I have just started a new job and am short on time. If

> ANYONE...ANYWHERE can point me in the right direction I would greatly

> appreciate it!

>

>



Have you installed gpointing-device-settings (in the repositories for

Precise at least)? *This lets you control lots of things for the most

common types of touchpad. *I mostly use it to turn the darn thing

completely off and use a $17 wireless usb mini-mouse instead, but if

you're a glutton for punishment or like to tap to click it should help.

I found it with synaptic but the software center should know about it.





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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:36:22 -0700

Diogenes up 57 min, 0 users, load average: 0.66, 0.84, 0.91

Linux 3.2.0-26-generic

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From:*Liam Proven <lproven@gmail.com>
To:*"Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>

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Date:*Sun, 15 Jul 2012 01:31:19 +0100
Subject:*Re: how install win w/o wiping the disk
On 14 July 2012 08:46, G. <pegngaryubuntu@gmail.com> wrote:

> 4. Under “Device” choose Create Partition Table to make a new partition table.

> THIS IS THE STEP I DID NOT EXECUTE

[...]

> Could this be it? *Would step 4 eliminate the GPT?



Yes, I think so.





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Date:*Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:18:52 -0600
Subject:*for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/* disc1; rm -rf disc$i; done - Need help making this work
for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/* disc1; rm -rf disc$i; done



This gives error of > @saturn:~/cng$ for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/*

disc1; rm -rf disc$i; done

> mv: cannot move `disc2/images' to `disc1/images': File exists

> mv: cannot move `disc3/images' to `disc1/images': File exists

> mv: cannot move `disc4/images' to `disc1/images': File exists

> mv: cannot move `disc5/images' to `disc1/images': File exists

> mv: cannot move `disc6/images' to `disc1/images': File exists



What I'm trying to do is merge 6 dir's into 1. *The dir structure is -

disc1/images/



The top level dir are the same it's the files that are unique. *I want

to put the files in the same dir, disc 1, disc1/images/



for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/* disc1;



Thanks Nate.







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Date:*Sun, 15 Jul 2012 07:26:23 +0200
Subject:*Re: how install win w/o wiping the disk
On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 2:31 AM, Liam Proven <lproven@gmail.com> wrote:


> On 14 July 2012 08:46, G. <pegngaryubuntu@gmail.com> wrote:

>> 4. Under “Device” choose Create Partition Table to make a new partition table.

>> THIS IS THE STEP I DID NOT EXECUTE

> [...]

>> Could this be it? *Would step 4 eliminate the GPT?

>

> Yes, I think so.

>

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Unfortunately it did not.







---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:*"G. " <pegngaryubuntu@gmail.com>
To:*ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Cc:*
Date:*Sun, 15 Jul 2012 07:29:06 +0200
Subject:*
I have a external hard drive which I can no longer open. *This is the

error message I get.





Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0,

* * * *missing codepage or helper program, or other error

* * * *(could this be the IDE device where you in fact use

* * * *ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)

* * * *In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try

* * * *dmesg | tail *or so



Gparted does not see the device at all.





>From what I could find it sounds like a problem with an install of

ubuntu but unless I completely fell asleep at the wheel this is not

what happened and even if it did gparted should be able to detect the

device and allow me to reformat the device.



I appreciate your thoughts.





garyk







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From:*Basil Chupin <blchupin@iinet.net.au>
To:*ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

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Date:*Sun, 15 Jul 2012 15:46:55 +1000
Subject:*Re: Thunderbird does not ask for password when sending second mail !!!
On 14/07/12 11:11, Ric Moore wrote:


On 07/13/2012 04:00 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:




What his question is really asking, "How can I configure Thunderbird so

that it shuts down *everytime* and then restarts *everytime* so that I

have to enter my password *everytime* I write an e-mail before it is sent?"






If the REAL problem is that the OP's gmail account is getting pwned, then setting up two stage passwords will end that, toot-sweet. Plus, he'll sure as heck be entering his password each time. It annoyed the hell outa me. Ric





Which is another "complication" overlooked: the OP is using a google account - and google collects data about all users of their applications, including google itself which is why I have always said that "google is NOT your friend".




People cry "security!" but use google.... Contradiction in terms there somewhere.....




p/s If someone is using your machine without your permission, after you told them not to, you could just bust them in the mouth. <cackles> Ric




Nah. You ever see the film called PALE RIDER with Clint Eastwood? What is really appropriate here to your comment above is the scene where CLUB (Richard Kiel) splits the big rock with one hit of the sledge hammer and Clint then uses his own sledge hammer to hit Club in the balls....... None of this 'busting in the mouth' crap....:-D




BC



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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:*Basil Chupin <blchupin@iinet.net.au>
To:*ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Cc:*
Date:*Sun, 15 Jul 2012 15:51:03 +1000
Subject:*Re: Thunderbird does not ask for password when sending second mail !!!
On 13/07/12 18:26, Colin Law wrote:



[......]






I don't understand why you are not willing just to lock the screen (not switch off or disconnect from internet). Click on the cog in the top right hand corner (assuming you are using unity) then select Lock Screen. Why does this not solve the problem? Colin





Methinks, Colin, that there is more to this enquiry than meets the eye......



I may very well be very wrong but it looks to me like it is a disguised fishing expedition to get information for a project.....



BC



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From:*Nils Kassube <kassube@gmx.net>
To:*ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Cc:*
Date:*Sun, 15 Jul 2012 08:20:20 +0200
Subject:*Re: for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/* disc1; rm -rf disc$i; done - Need help making this work
Nathaniel Homier wrote:

> This gives error of > @saturn:~/cng$ for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/*

> disc1; rm -rf disc$i; done



I wouldn't include the rm command before I know that the first part of

the command works ...



> > mv: cannot move `disc2/images' to `disc1/images': File exists

> > mv: cannot move `disc3/images' to `disc1/images': File exists

> > mv: cannot move `disc4/images' to `disc1/images': File exists

> > mv: cannot move `disc5/images' to `disc1/images': File exists

> > mv: cannot move `disc6/images' to `disc1/images': File exists

>

> What I'm trying to do is merge 6 dir's into 1. *The dir structure is

> - disc1/images/

>

> The top level dir are the same it's the files that are unique. *I

> want to put the files in the same dir, disc 1, disc1/images/

>

> for i in {2..6}; do mv disc$i/* disc1;



Try "mv disc$i/images/* disc1/images/" instead.





Nils







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From:*Basil Chupin <blchupin@iinet.net.au>
To:*ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

Cc:*
Date:*Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:26:18 +1000
Subject:*Re: Thunderbird does not ask for password when sending second mail !!!
On 13/07/12 17:40, Gilles Gravier wrote:

> Hi!

>

> On 13/07/2012 09:27, Basil Chupin wrote:

[...........]





>> So, THIS is your real concern - security when you decided to leave

>> your computer/laptop for a few minutes to go to the toilet of have a

>> cigarette or get a cup of tea, right?

> Surprise surprise...



No need to be surprised.



Security has always been acknowledged.



The question has always been, as still remains, as to why such a need

for this "over-the-hill" requirement.



Asking the questions has produced more riddles: why the statements about

firewalls, about anti-virus applications.





>> I have already answered this question when I responded to what Gilles

>> wrote: LOCK SCREEN when you want to leave your computer. It takes just

>> 2 simple clicks of the mouse to achieve this.

> And to circumvent. This is why "sudo" implements a password timeout

> mecanism... as I posted in the answer you mention. This is a sensible

> way to procede... as I mentionned too.



However, this does not appear to be a consideration because of what I

just stated above - and my general comments about security which hinted

at securing your computer should it get stolen; "sudo-ing" the password

does not protect the contents from being seen if the computer is stolen.



>> I think that you need to explain why you are so concerned about this.

>> Knowing the real reasons for your concern is most important in helping

>> you with your concern.

> Because (I'm guessing, applying security common sense) that 2 measures

> (lock screen with timeout trigger and password timeout on TBird) is

> better than just one. That's part of a defense in depth strategy,

> something very common when talking security. I'm sure you're aware of that.



Yes, but the request is based on something deeper than just what the

original post stated - at least this is what I make of it and which is

why I am probing.





>> WHY are you so worried about someone using your computer/laptop to

>> post some message, and with attachment, while you may step away from

>> your computer/laptop?

> Because of :

>

> 1) Theft of documents (work context)

> 2) Theft of identity (any context)

> 3) Misuse of documents (work, medical)

> 4) Mischief (any context)

>

> I could list more, but I'm sure you get the drift...



Of course, but then you should explain to the OP that if he really and

truly wants security then he should encrypt his whole computer to begin

with and then have it manacled to his wrist so that he can carry it

around with him everytime he wants to go to the toilet.





>> What I wrote about LOCKING SCREEN is more than enough to satisfy your

>> concern as the way you described it so far. Is there more to your

>> concern than you have said so far?

> No it is not. What happens when you let somebody access your account for

> a few minutes? Basil, before you answer this one with a cookie cutter

> answer about "you should never do that", check what MOST PEOPLE DO. It

> happens. More than you think.



No, I wouldn't state that ("you should never do that") because I do know

that people not only do this but also use for a password their dog's

name or the numerals '1234567890' or write down their password on the

side of the monitor :-) . I was a database administrator so know what

the little beggars get up to :-) .



Which, of course, raises the question which has not been asked or

mentioned so far: under which conditions is Jatin is using his

Thunderbird? It would *appear* that he is using it in an office

environment - but I am only guessing.



If he is using his system in an office environment then he should be

asking his question(s) of his System Administrator and not here; in fact

his Administrator should have all the necessary security measures in

place. So why is he asking here for answers?





>> If you feel that you want to discuss this privately and not in this

>> public mail list then please do not hesitate to send me a private

>> message and I will be glad to help you.

> I think everybody learns if we discuss this here. Maybe you too, Basil.



For me every day is a new learning experience. Always something new to

hear about, learn about, to digest, to reject as crap :-) .



However, I have also found that some people "open up" when they talk

about something in private rather than in public. Hence the offer. I'm

glad to see that Jatin has no need to go private.



BC



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