I have upgraded to ubuntu 10.4 i have some issues with it, first how to disable service permanently using GUI, second how can i change root passwd i tried sudo passwd root does not work, third i have network shared driver i want to mount permanently and create short cut to desktop.
So I just installed Ubuntu on my second laptop, however I ran into a problem. The F9 key is going crazy. I'm not exactly sure what is causing it (I've already popped off and cleaned the keys) but if I could find a way to just disable it I'd be very happy.
I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad, and I have tree pointing devices: - touchpad - trackpoint - mouse, that is connected only when I am home, so for around 50% of time.
I have downloaded a package "Pointing Devices" and tried to disable a touchpad, which annoys me. Sometimes new settings works, but each time I connect/disconnect mouse, the default settings (everything on) restores. It's even worse, because right now the touchpad works and annoys me, while it's written that it's disabled in "Pointing devices", so either the package is outdated, or it's a BUG.
I don't use wireless on my desktop so i would like it permanently disabled...each time i boot up it's back and receving up to 80mb of data from an unknown connection via wireless (i dont use wireless) so, to avoid any weird connections to my neighboors house or some kid hacking the neighborhood driving by with a wireless router in his truck i'd like to permanently turn off wireless. this is kind of funny because i had a hard time getting wireless to work on my laptop, but this is my desktop where i do not want it. i looked it up and your forum back in 2007 said to type in iwconfig in the shell then get the nickname of the wireless card then to black list the wireless card. i did this but it didn't work, so what do i do now? i have ubuntu 9.10
In the desktop effects configuration screen, "Enable desktop effects" is checked, however the checkbox is grayed out and I can't uncheck it. All I can do is "Suspend desktop effects", but they get reenabled after every login. How do I disable them permanently?
I came across the following method of how to permanently disabling selinux and it's notifications. Although changing enforcement from the gui into permissive mode does most of the job, the notifications still pop-up when some applications are started.
So to disable it do the following:
open terminal as root and execute:
And then change the SELINUX line to SELINUX=disabled
This is it. Now reboot the system and selinux will never bother you again.
If you are not a Fedora user and you are using this forum just because we are cooler here then you will not find the /etc/selinux/config as in the fedora releases. What you need to do is to edit the kernel boot line and add selinux=0 at the end:
Now i want to disable my ssh server "permanently",which means it won't run unless i start it after i login.that is,it is disabled at boot time by default. i have asked a similar question before,but i still have some confusions. Say that now the ssh server is running.my system is ubuntu 10.04. code...
The disable|enable API is not stable and might change in the future. the shell gives me a warning:do not match LSB Default-Start values,this API is not stable and ... what does this mean? still it can't disable the server "permanently",ethier. what on earth should i do to solve this?
How to permanently disable the gnome-keyring-daemon.
I've seen posts where there was a work around to store passwords in clear text. That's not a real solution. I've seen posts where killing the process and removing ~/.gnome2/keyrings is a temporary solution until next time you log in or reboot machine. Removing the package, will force removal of the whole kitchen sink. That's too intrusive.
There must be a way to stop this thing from starting up, ever.
I tried commenting out the entries in the /etc/pam.d/* files that refer to "pam_gnome_keyring.so", and have also unchecked the 3 keyring related entries under System --> Preferences --> Startup Applications, which are affiliated with these 3 files:
But I still get this one process once I log into the console window:
There must be one more file somewhere that says, "hey when someone logs in and starts up gdm, start the gnome keyring daemon".
I have problems with a high pitch noise on my lenovo thinkpad t61. Seems that more people have the problem: [URL]... When I stick in my usb mouse, problem is gone. I only have this problem on battery. when posting this rmmod uhci_hcd seems to solve it. How to make that permanent? How do disable bluetooth permanently?
I have compiled the proprietary nvidia drivers for 11.3. When I boot, even using the nomodeset boot option, the nouveau module still loads, causing gdm/X to fail. I am able to manually remove the modules with rmmod and restart gdm. Everything then works normally. I have added the line "blacklist nouveau" to both 50-blacklist.conf and 99-local.conf in /etc/modprobe.d
I've been practicing C programming the past month and had the idea to do this. I don't know if there's already something similar, or if anyone would find this program useful.Slervice simply calls Pat's scripts and the chmod command. I believe it's self explanatory. It can be compiled with cc slervice.c -o slervice.
When installing Samba and Webmin I use the application "system-config-services" or (if it is easier to find for you that way) menu->Administration->Service management. In this application I can start the services I need (nmb, smb, webmin), but the enable/disable at startup setting is greyed out... Even when I start the application as root it still gives me no possibility to configure the services to start up on boot. This should be possible. It works this way in Fedora 13 and Fedora 14, so why not in Fedora 15?
Before reporting a bug, I would like to ask if other users here have the same problem (and -if possible- a solution)... In the mean tim I guess it is back to the old way of configurating services - sigh..
 I tried to remove the [SOLVED] from the title, but the forum software does not seems to allow me to do that... I thought it was solved by installing xinetd, but I was happy a bit too early. I still have no answer for this problem.
I have Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome. Whenever I put in a blank CD/DVD an icon on the desktop appears named "Blank CD/DVD" and a window appears asking me what I want to do with it. How do I disable the window and the icon from the desktop?
I have little problem with gpk servce pack (from gpk-package-extra package). When im trying to make list of my packages in system i have:
Can't write the file, no permissions. OK, but when i run gpk service package as root, program freeze, i click create packages list option but application never create this file, status is always on 0%, even after 1 hour. I saw video tutorial, where base are created by normal user i /home - why i can't Console says nothing about this.
So, here's my problem. Every time I'm trying to change my timezone, it last until I'm restarting my comp again, it seems like it doesn't save the changes permanently.I'm using Ubuntu v9.10 installed through Wubi. My timezone is set currently via BIOS.