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Craig Wilson
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I pity you poor folks in the UK who will be saddled with another cycle of PM David Cameron. When he's through with your Internet, you might as well just address all your messages to MI5 directly.
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Is there any way to turn the screen off in freya?

I've tried 'gnome-screensaver-command -l; xset dpms force off' to lock the session and then turn the screen off but after a minute or so the login screen seems to take over the screens turn back on....
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ah, Thanks guys. Didn't even cross my mind that it might be a bug, I'll keep an eye on the tracker :)
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Hi all, I've recently switched to elementary os from ubuntu. Really liking it so far but have  a few weirdnesses. Most isues I've found on the bug tracker for Freya but one I can't find.

I like Nemo file browser and it installs fine but when I go to open it I get a "desktop" window open up behind it, it doesn't go away when I close nemo but does if I ctrl-c nemo from the command line. Nemo also isn't restricted to be inside this window so I'm not sure whats going on.

any ideas what might be the issue?
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Seems that way, first time I've played with .desktop files otherwise I'd probably have figured it out sooner, but now I've also added one for an app I compiled from source so turns out to be a good learning experience. 
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best comment I've seen 

Andy Stewart: "The cage was open but the rampant lion appears to have become too timid after being caged for so long. A Norwegian friend, resident in Scotland, sadly said this morning that she's living in a nation filled with too many sheep!"
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sigh, of course it did. They might as well have said "won't somebody think of the children" over and over 
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sigh - EU directive for the same powers was ruled to be "unlawful" so Cameron is set to pass this as an "emergency law". Disgraceful.
I'm not convinced that independence is the best thing but Westminster seems to be convincing me it is. I will be writing to my MP in complaint.
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ah ok :)

yeah, it's just ridiculous at this point. Every time this subject comes up there are more and more complaints yet it keeps coming back. 
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another random issue I'm having:

Connected a 2nd 24" 1080p display to my laptop (lenovo T520i, intel HD3000) and display settings won't let me turn it on.

Yet if I log in as a guest it works perfectly fine, also works perfectly fine on ubuntu, anyone got any ideas or know how to clear my cached display settings?

edit: Running Freya.
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Typically immediately after posting this I had a flashback to running gentoo many years ago and xrandr and I managed to fix it by running this from the command linx

"xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1920x1080 --left-of HDMI1"

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http://awesome.naquadah.org/wiki/Using_Multiple_Screens
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Anybody running Freya having issues chrome/chromium crashing when unlocking after screensaver kicks in?

it appears that the back end is still functioning as if I click one of the tab close x's then when I close the window and re-open that tab is gone but the window fails to redraw properly.
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+Craig Wilson not yet, but i found the reason. Not sure but may be the reason. Open terminal and type "top". Then, you can open Chromium/Chrome. And you can see in the output of command "top", gnome-keyring-daemon will hold 98-99% CPU resource or much more. Strange.
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The only thing that can change governments are people.

So, you may have heard about this. Currently, the all the UK ISPs are required to retain all of your data that goes through their servers (this means everything you do on the internet ever is stored for ever just in case the government thinks it might be useful).

This was recently ruled unlawful by the European Court of Justice as being against the European Convention on Human Rights. To keep this data going, the UK government has decided to rush a new bill through parliament. MPs were sent back to their constituencies on Wednesday, so the government (backed by Labour, might I add) could announce this legislation to an empty chamber. Making it very hard to say anything about it.

MPs will vote on this legislation (that has not been debated or scrutinised by MPs) on Monday. In all likelyhood, this will get through parliament. 

I have emailed my MP to tell him that I am not happy with such controversial (and unlawful) legislation to be rushed through parliament without any real scrutiny. No law should ever be passed that hasn't been properly debated. Please, if you care about democracy, do the same. And tell everyone. This is not right in a democratic country. #tf  
The Government announced legislation this morning forcing Internet Service Providers and phone networks to carry out blanket retention of your phone calls, your texts, and your Internet browsing history. The plans have the support of the frontbenches of the three largest parties.
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Work
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Network Engineer
Employment
  • OCF Plc
    HPC Engineer, 2012 - present
  • CloudReach Ltd
    NOC Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • ProNetExpert
    Network Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Tesco
    CA Supervisor, 2007 - 2010
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Edinburgh
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Eddleston, Peebleshire, Scottish Borders
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Living on a Scottish Compute Cloud
Education
  • Napier University
    M.Sc. Advanced Networking, 2007 - 2009
  • Napier University
    B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Networking, 2005 - 2007
  • Jewel and Esk Valley College
    HND: Computing - Technical Support, 2004 - 2005
  • Clydebank College
    HNC: Computing, 2003 - 2004
  • Peebles High School
    1998 - 2003
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