Ubuntu / Apple :: Removing Remote Desktop From Finder Sidebar
Dec 17, 2010
I've created a headless ubuntu mac server and everything is being found by Bonjour and showing up in Finder. The only thing that bugs me is the default horrible text used for remote desktop. How can I remove this item from the sidebar or rename it? I'm using the built in remote desktop utility on Ubuntu desktop 10.10
I have my MacBook 5,2 hooked up to an Ubuntu 10.10 'server' via ethernet.
I've installed netatalk and avahi-daemon on the server. I've disallowed Spotlight (OS X's search utility) from indexing the networked drives.
Everything works as it should, however, from time to time when I delete files that reside on the Ubuntu server from my MacBook, Finder (OS X's file manager) will freeze. I can kill the Finder process. I then try to restart it from the Terminal from the command line but I get the following error message printed:
Code: LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app.
The only solution I know of at present is to reboot the MacBook.
So I guess I need to know what my options are here. Is it better for me to use SMB? Or is there a config file I can alter? I have a feeling this bug may be linked to certain disallowed characters in file or pathnames as it doesn't happen all the time, although this is just a hunch.
I have my MacBook 5,2 hooked up to an Ubuntu 10.10 'server' via ethernet.I've installed netatalk and avahi-daemon on the server. I've disallowed Spotlight (OS X's search utility) from indexing the networked drives. Everything works as it should, however, from time to time when I delete files that reside on the Ubuntu server from my MacBook, Finder (OS X's file manager) will freeze. I can kill the Finder process. I then try to restart it from the Terminal from the command line but I get the following error message printed:
LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810 for the file /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app.
The only solution I know of at present is to reboot the MacBook. So I guess I need to know what my options are here. Is it better for me to use SMB? Or is there a config file I can alter? I have a feeling this bug may be linked to certain disallowed characters in file or pathnames as it doesn't happen all the time, although this is just a hunch.
I just upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 on my compaq laptop, My Issue is this, the upgrade went well for being over the internet, rebooted, got to the kewl new desktop environment, then tried to enable compiz fusion desktop cube, and darn it if I didnt lose the desktop environment. The pic I installed as desktop background is still there, and the desktop icons are as well, but no sidebar or taskbar/menubar at the top,I dont know if this is a resolution issue, or if unity is the desktop environment then it maybe' isn't enabled?,...
while trying to fix this issue(in recovery mode) I got an error message saying that my hardware doesn't support unity, I do not know if that is the problem or not, everything worked fine until I tried to run compiz fusion, now all I have is a desktop background and icons?? I am still learning the Linux environment and how to do things with the command line
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Just updated from Lucid to Maverick UNE. (It froze at one point, so I killed it from a virtual console and used 'dpkg --configure -a' to complete the installation.) My question: Isn't the new 'unity' sidebar launcher supposed to replace the old on-screen menu? We now have both. And the old menu seems buggy: e.g. the text under some icons is displayed *vertically* (i.e. in a column just one character wide!) instead of horizontally.
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The reason I'm keen to remove all of these files is because I stumbled across a corrupted ._DS_Store file that caused me all sorts of head aches and I don't want them causing any problems in linux.
I've used the search function in Nautilus to search for ._ but it returns no results, even when I'm searching in a directory that I know for certain has those files in it. I have 'View hidden files' selected.
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I remember reading somewhere that a history of commands typed at the console is kept somewhere.I have 3 sub questions
Where (which folder) is the file stored?
Can I edit that file and remove the root password from it?
Being the paranoid person that I am, I wonder if there is a more secure way of logging into my server - other than ssh (or am I being TOO paranoid?)
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My dell notebook runs Ubuntu (Karmic Koala). I want to be able to remote access my mom's Mac notebook (I believe it's an Airbook?), so that I can assist her with problems on her computer.What would I need to do on my computer (and how?)What would I need to do on her computer (and how?) to set this up?
First some background: I currently have iTunes running on a Vista box attached to my TV. I have an Ubuntu box running 11.04 and shairport which serves as remote speakers for the iTunes server. This works fairly well as I can control it with my iPhone, or iPad etc. Very slick interface and my wife loves it .
But I would prefer to not use iTunes to as the server. I would like to let that Vista box sleep most of the day. Doing a little bit of reading it sounds like I should be able to use mt-daapd as a replacement for iTunes. So I installed firefly and gave it a shot. I can get it streaming music fine. But I cannot Apple's "Remote" app to add the new library. When I did some poking I read that I should make a file that ends in ".remote" and put my device name + the pairing passcode from my iPhone in this file.
When I enter the "Add Library" mode on my iPhone it should broadcast an mDNS event. And in fact it looks like it does because: avahi-browse -r -k _touch-remote._tcp Can see my iPhone. But when I do a tail -f on the mt-daapd logfile I never see a connection come up. I have tried debug level 8 in the messaging.Still nothing. In my search for a fix I noticed mt-daapd is no longer being developed but there is forked-daapd. This is actually where I found the instructions for pairing via Remote.
Should I bail on mt-daapd? Will there someday be Ubuntu support for forked-daapd?
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I originally installed Xubuntu Desktop so that I could manage my fileserver with the GUI (through FreeNX). Now that I have gotten more confortable with Linux, I manage the fileserver entirely from the terminal and ssh.
I feel like I could trim down the fileserver and free up some memory and CPU cycles. Additionally, I don't really like having receive the firefox updates, etc.
Is there a way I can eliminate the GUI from my fileserver?
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Is there a RPD client out there I can use so I can go full screen on 1 desktop and have everything else on another desktop then use KDE's Desktop switcher or ctrl+alt+arrow keys to switch between desktops to flip between Windows XP and Linux without having to minimize?
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Came across a broken link during updating system (Python). So I came across advise which I followed and though I had fixed the problem by removing the broken (python) Only to find I no longer have access to the Desktop.
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All seem well, but now it wants conf. So I have ran the following after rebooting: sudo dpkg --configure -a But still no joy, as when the system reboots it stops at the splash screen desktop ubuntu and seem to be trying to boot to the desktop. But no joy.
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