xubuntu36wHI, I messed up with the visudo command and now my system doesn't recognize my user account as being a sudoer, when I try to su to root it isn't accepting the password I thought I used.  I tried to boot to recovery mode but when I choose root from the recovery menu it prompts me to enter the root password to proceed or I have to use CTRL-D to boot normally.02:41
xubuntu36wI tried editing the grub boot using the old method of invoking the menu, editing the linuz line by adding single to the end but that doesn't work either.02:41
xubuntu36wIs there anything I can do short of booting to a USB key?02:42
xubuntu36wI'm using xubuntu 15.1002:44
anal0gI'm having an odd issue where my computer "lags" for a few seconds every now and then,  causing everything I type to be delayed. I can still move my mouse but clicking windows also gets delayed. Any clue about how to debug this? I'm trying to use something like htop to see if any processes are spiking and using all my CPU, but htop itself also stops updating08:21
anal0gduring that lag.08:21
nils17hi. xfce4-terminal --working-directory=/tmp leads me not to /tmp but to home-folder.. what could be wwrong?09:17
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Guest21326i need help11:27
cfhowlett!help | Guest2132611:28
ubottuGuest21326: Please don't ask to ask a question, simply ask the question (all on ONE line and in the channel, so that others can read and follow it easily). If anyone knows the answer they will most likely reply. :-) See also !patience11:28
xubuntu21wHi friends! Can anyone tell me how to upgrade from xubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 via terminal. I'v tried several times but it seems I have problems with some servers. Thanks!13:49
cfhowlett!eolupgrade | xubuntu21w13:49
ubottuxubuntu21w: End-Of-Life is the time when security updates and support for an Ubuntu release stop, see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases for more information. Looking to upgrade from an EOL release? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades13:49
xubuntu786how do I use create keyboard shortcuts to control volume?15:37
xubuntu786I'm in the keyboard app, and I clicked on add15:41
gabkdllyxubuntu786: The keyboard app allows you to map keys to arbitrary commands, so is you question how to change volume on the commandline ?15:50
RFlemingI'm having issues with the lightdm greeter on my Lenovo laptop15:53
RFlemingOn my virtual machine, lightdm takes the wallpaper of the user highlighted for login, but on my laptop (using nouveau) it briefly shows that wallpaper, then flashes to the default wallpaper15:53
RFlemingIf I change the greeters wallpaper, then it flashes the users wallpaper first, then a white backgrounda appears.15:55
RFlemingif I switch it to use the nVidia driver, it works as expected.15:56
RFlemingI don't know if this is a nouveau issue, or a greeter issue15:57
gabkdllyxubuntu786: pactl is a command that might help you, check out its man page.16:08
tekgeekI have a question about making a program start up with the computer. on another one of my computers in KDE I can open up  user/.kde/autostart and just drop my krfb.desktop icon in that folder and it starts with KDE.  I have been trying to do the same with an xfce distro based on xubuntu. I attempted to drop the icon into user/.config/autostart but it doesn't start up with xfce17:32
tekgeekI am just trying to get krfb (vnc) to start up with the OS17:33
genius3000tekgeek: You can add it under the Session and Startup-> Application Autostart17:34
drctekgeek: Try Settings>Sessions and Startup.17:34
drcApplications Autostart17:35
tekgeekyea I have seen that as well krfb is in the list and checked but still won't start up with the OS.   or it will not allow me to connect via vnc I have to go to the computer and start it17:35
tekgeekthe command listed under that is   http://i.imgur.com/YOg5QQH.jpg17:36
tekgeekoops wrong thing17:36
genius3000It may not start until you login, using that.17:37
tekgeekkrfb -caption %c %i17:37
genius3000You could add it to crontab for root, '@reboot'17:37
genius3000Sorry, for any user if that works.17:38
tekgeekI have searched for a couple weeks now to get it running so I can just log in from anywhere in the house... I have 15 computers running and I like to have access from anywhere17:38
tekgeekbasically it looks like it should just work.17:39
genius3000Could also add it as a service, startup script with your init system.17:40
tekgeek /etc/xdg/autostart is another place that has startup programs.17:43
hexhaxtronI just installed Xubuntu but it doesn't boot. GRUB is working but when pressing Enter I get: error: symbol grub_efi_secure_boot not found21:00
hexhaxtronAny ideas?21:00
ubottuUEFI is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. It is meant as a replacement for the BIOS. For information on how to set up and install Ubuntu and its derivatives on UEFI machines please read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI21:00
hexhaxtrongenii, where is boot-repair?21:05
xubuntu38wHello everyone. I've got a question about dual booting vs running a virtual machine22:53
xubuntu38wI've been windows free for 6ish months now and everything is going great22:53
xubuntu38wHowever, there is certain windows only software that I need to run for school22:54
mrkrampsxubuntu38w, depends on your system's specs22:54
xubuntu38wIf i want to use windows at the most minimal level (only to run a few programs), should I use a virtual machine rather than dual booting22:54
xubuntu38wdell latitude laptop (e7440), intel core i5, 500gb hdd, 8gb ram22:55
xubuntu38wcurrently running xubuntu 15.1022:55
mrkrampsgive it a try22:55
mrkrampsi would always recommend VM over dual booting22:55
mrkrampsespecially if it is for a single programm only22:56
mrkrampsxubuntu38w, have you already checked if it works with wine?22:56
xubuntu38wone of the programs I'm looking to use is EAC (exact audio copy), which is used for ripping CDs. Will I run into mounting issues if this is used in a VM?22:56
xubuntu38wIt does work with wine, but I do not wish to use wine22:56
xubuntu38wI use an external USB cd drive22:57
mrkrampsshoudl work22:58
mrkrampsbut do not tell me you're installing windows for a cd ripper22:58
xubuntu38wEAC is the best program for providing error free rips22:59
xubuntu38wthere is no linux  equivalent that is as good23:00
xubuntu38was EAC23:00
knomei use asunder and have had no problems23:00
xubuntu38wI've looked into rubyripper, but it's not as advanced and I'm pretty sure development has ended for it23:01
mrkrampstrue, 2014-03-1023:02
xubuntu38wis asunder still being supported/developed?23:02
xubuntu38wI'll have to see how it compares in terms of capability23:03
knomeasunder is very basic, but it has no problems with ripping23:03
knomei do the final tagging of my audio files with my media manager anyway23:03
xubuntu38wDo you use it for ripping to lossless?23:04
knomeno, but you can do that too23:04
xubuntu38wAnyone have an idea as to how much space windows 7 will take up?23:07
xubuntu38wwith a dual boot configuration23:07
xubuntu38wi may even go with xp23:08
Unit193Thought Windows took 10-15GB, base system?23:08
knomexubuntu38w, you should ask ##windows23:08
xubuntu38wI will do that, thanks23:08
xubuntu11wHi how can I check my computer for any hardware errors or failures?23:25
mrkrampsxubuntu11w, check the log files23:36
mrkrampsand have an eye on your disk health https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Smartmontools23:37
xubuntu11wmrkramps My computer is having a problem where the internet keeps disconnecting. I use a wireless adapter to connect to the internet. And my computer has freeze because of this issue. In syslog it says error 4 networkmanager23:52
mrkrampsxubuntu11w, just a guess, but sound like driver issue then23:55
mrkrampsxubuntu11w, what kind of wifi chipset is the adapter using23:56

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