Performance: LVM with encryption vs. Ubuntu style Home encryption
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 4, 2011
I'm finally getting around to setting up a laptop with proper encryption. From what I've looked at, either Debian-style LVM with encryption or the /home encryption offered during a standard Ubuntu install will work for me.
Does either one offer a performance advantage over the other?
I'm NOT asking which is better or more secure. Just which one may be less obtrusive during intensive tasks, all other things being equal. I'm on an i3-2310M FWIW.
Searched, but haven't found this exact comparison. Sorry if it's a recurring topic and I just can't find it.
Accidentally foobarred my Ubuntu Precise /home with a Fuduntu install reinstall?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 13, 2012
Just installed fuduntu (2012.4) to a partition of my computer alongside Ubuntu. I think I committed a fatal error however by telling fuduntu to use the same /home folder as Ubuntu (which has separate /home and / partitions). After my first Fuduntu update (it's a rolling release which takes application and kernel updates as they come) I restarted in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, filled in username/password, but could not log in.
LightDM simply returned me to the login screen. I suppose fuduntu must have modified some config files...
How can I revert them and manage to login properly again? Would reinstalling make Ubuntu wipe the config files to make them to its own liking again?
LXer: Linux Top 3: Steam, Sabayon and Ubuntu Phones Home
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 18, 2013
Published at LXer:
Gaming on Linux has long been a hit and miss exercise in frustration. Some users tried to get WINE working well enough to run Windows games on Linux, while others built Linux native games. As of last week, Linux users won't need to struggle nearly as much to get great games. Valve announced the official debut of Steam for Linux. With Steam for LInux, users will now gain access to a large library of titles including Counter-Strike, Half-Life and Team-Fortress 2 that will run on Linux.
Linux (Ubuntu) based home security system
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 29, 2008
I am wondering if I could build a home security system (anti-burglar) by using a salvaged laptop, linux (obviously Ubuntu!) and perhaps some other dyi hardware. It would run a simple demon which would monitor reed switches and passive infrared sensors for windows and doors and maybe other sensors (fire, etc). I have seen I/O interfaces which have a number of digital/analog inputs, but I don't know about laptops: perhaps some sort of "connection box" using USB, PCMCIA???
Anybody has ever thought (or build) something like that? Any ideas about what to do/where to look for inspiration?
since backtrack 4 is based on ubuntu where is synaptics ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 15, 2011
i have installed backtrack 4 r2 on a usb pendrive with persistence in order to be able to carry it with my netbook wherever i go.
i understood that backtrack 4 is based on ubuntu, therefore it was really weird for me not to find synaptics package manager in the rc2 (in final it exists)
does anybody know how to get it ?
Ubuntu website home page omissions
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 3, 2010
I don't know about you, but I feel that there are four serious omissions from the Ubuntu home page and the assorted download pages.
It's hard to find the system requirements for Ubuntu, even from the download pages.When you do finally find the system requirements, it tells you what you need for the installation, but not what you need to actually run Ubuntu!There isn't even a hint of the existence of Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Gobuntu or Kubuntu. I would have thought that Xubuntu, especially, was important for people with older computers.Nowhere does it mention how to verify your download (the MD5 sums). People quite often seem to have a problem with the download itself -- and then blame Ubuntu.
I'd like your opinions; and maybe I'd like to report these ideas to Ubuntu (in the brainstorm section, perhaps?).
Ubuntu ZeroConf Home Sever
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 26, 2006
What about creating a Ubuntu-ZeroConf-HomeServer package as a spin-off of edubuntu?
"ZeroConf" in the sense that it uses ZeroConf and in the sense that it will work out of the box with reasonable settings.
"Home Sever" in the sense that its main (plugin-based) functionality should cover the needs of a typical home server. Including:
file server (indexed by tracker), printer server, multimedia streaming, DVB/capture card streaming, shared contacts, shared calendar, shared applications, net-install, thin-client server, firewall/gateway/proxy server with A/V and antispamming filters, centralized access restrictions to machines/web/applications, user profiles, backend for MythTV or equivalent, import file facilities, that will also index and encode as appropriate (appropriate = using open standards) one click backup to internal/external drive ....
All the above with a single, very easy to use web interface designed for inexperienced home users with only ab
Ubuntu reuse /home/directory coming from MEPIS/debian?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 11, 2005
Thinking of jumping on the Ubuntu bandwagon for a test drive around the country on a lovely Sunday morning...
anyway, as I am coming from MEPIS, will my User ID (uid) and Group ID (gid) be the same?
Can I opt to keep my home directory during the install of 5.10?
and expect to be able to access/write all files?
can I edit my fstab and expect it to work the same way?
by adding the KDE desktop, will the progs that come with it appear in the Gnome menus? or will I have to work a lot to make both menus somewhat similar and have progs appear on each from the other DE set?
thanks LQ'ers, this could save me some headaches.
Ubuntu desktop home web server
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 11, 2010
I want to setup my own home server for fun and see if its usable or not. I want it basically for easy file access. Lifehacker has pretty good article for it but i couldn't find any for Ubuntu. I don't have a exclusive hardware but i have a laptop which is at home most of the time. It is Dell inspiron 6400/E1505 and i just installed maverick on it.
1.Will i be able to access my whole system using file/web browser?
2.How can i maintain security?
Ubuntu for home security monitoring
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 3, 2013
I known it's possible to manager home security camera with Ubuntu with software like ZoneMinder.
I would like more and use intrusion home hardware. For example open door detector, movement detector, broken windows etc... and manage it with my favorite OS: Ubuntu.
Is there a possibility to do this with Ubuntu? What kind of hardware will be compatible?
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