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Here's a quickie job I did at a coworker's request over the weekend. Two wine glasses - identical, but with different names.
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I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I have a personal security system with multiple IP cameras. They can each use either JAVA or Activex to stream video (but I use them in JAVA mode). I also use Chrome browser, and have been using v.34. The live video from those IP cameras required me to approve the JAVA manifest stuff before it would show me the video with v.34, but it did stream it. This evening I tried the Chrome update again - v.42. When I tried to view my video streams, I get the error that the plugin is not supported. Installing the JAVA Browser Plugin in the software center didn't help. There is no indication of which plugin is needed.
 
The command "java -version" shows:
 
java version "1.7.0_79"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.5) (7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
  
I'd like to stay current on Chrome versions/updates, but I'll go back to v.34 if I can't get my video stream to show on my cameras. I'll have to put up with the IcedTea/JAVA Manifest file annoyance, but at least I'll be able to see them.
 
First of all, what would I need to do in Chrome v.42 to be able to see JAVA video streams - or even a way to use Activex format?
 
Lacking that, for Chrome v.34 - is there a way around having to approve JAVA showing my video streams without hitting the button every time it goes to the video frame? It's not an option to go back to the camera manufacturer and get them to change their software or firmware. These cameras are obsolete in their eyes and they won't support them.
 
Thanks in advance for any input.
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chrome://chrome-urls -> Flags -> search something with NPAPI / Netscape API. Or something like this.
Google switched off old API for external plugins like Java-applet or external flash players by default.

But until ~September you can switch on it back. After summer they will remove that support as deprecated. So you have to change something in your system.
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I was running Precise (dual boot) with Windows 7. Win7 was on sda3, and Precise on sda5. I dumped Win and successfully moved /home to sda3 and am now only running Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on sda5. I'm wanting to shrink sda5 (Linux boot) and enlarge sda3 (/home).
 
I booted up on a LiveUSB copy of 14.04 (64-bit) and started gparted. When I told it I wanted to move the boot partition's start point to the right, shrinking it to about 30 GB total, it warned me about the possibility that it might not boot up again. When I told it I'd like to move the end of sda5 to the left to make it 30 GB, I didn't get that warning. Unfortunately, doing that would leave sda5 in between sda3 and the free space. I'd like to use that free space to enlarge sda3 (/home).
 
What's the best way to resize these partitions like I'm wanting to and still be able to boot up?
 
Thanks!
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+Dale Stanton​ maybe +Quim Kaos​ means it is not a fork?
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My wife's HD+ is having an issue with disappearing icons on its home screen. It's stock, not rooted. Any idea how to fix this?
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No idea what is going on, never had that problem.  I installed Cyanogenmod on my Nook HD+, and it is working great!  ( and Cyanogen is still updating it, although I doubt it will get to lollipop ).  << - then I read the thread next to this one that said CM is updating to lollipop..lool....
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I'm using 12.04 LTS at work. As of last week, I have no longer been able to log into my network drives. Up until then, they have been working perfectly. (This is a hardwired LAN machine, not WiFi.) They use a Windows server system, and one password is supposed to allow access to all the resources that I am permitted - email and calendars (with Evolution) and 2 or 3 network drives for my use. 
 
I have tried resetting/changing my network password, tried 3 different file managers, cleared out stored passwords (via seahorse) and rebooted, and verified that the server/location is correct. Nothing helps. Windows machines can access the network drives fine. I'm suspecting that an update of something may have caused it. Is there a way I can find out or revert back to before the 2nd when it started happening? Is there something else that could be causing this? 
 
Thanks in advance.
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Ok, I may have been mistaken. I was trying to do a version check on libcifs, but nothing showed up. The software center says I have cifs-utils installed. Would it be part of that package?
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Been toying with the idea of swapping out my Sony VAIO's 500 gig hard drive with a 500 gig SSD - but I'm not in a position to do it yet. Just looking for some info. My VAIO is the VPCEH1AFX, and I have 14.04 LTS 64-bit doing well on it.
 
Does Trusty handle SSDs seamlessly, or is there something special I would have to do? If/when I do, it will be a clean install from a live USB, and not a mirror image. Thoughts?
 
Thanks.
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Aye,

Most definitely use have /home on its own partition.

I use an SSD, 5 partitions: /boot, root, /home, swap and an additional one using XFS for virtual machines. all (except /boot) on top of an encrypted LVM.

Linkage. Do not implement this at face value. Please keep in mind that most of these entries are a few years old, with SSD just making first appearances. New discs have a MUCH longer lifetime, so I'd say using logging on ext-filesystems is no longer a problem, the "elevator" isn't required either, but "noatime" is a wise option unless you require it.
The tweaks for temporary files (ie. high turnover, many writes) are still valid, not to mention the speed- and security-boost you achieve.

Great indepth article: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives
https://wiki.debian.org/SSDOptimization
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd#TOC-Enjoy-your-SSD-carefree-for-years-and-years

Some older content

http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/09/04/four-tweaks-for-using-linux-with-solid-state-drives/
http://brainwreckedtech.wordpress.com/2009/05/14/linux-ssd-optimizations/
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1981478
http://andyduffell.com/techblog/?p=852
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I got my Cameo's CB09 blade assembly in the mail yesterday. Glad I bought it. That thing is fantastic! Tried it on card stock and vinyl, and the ease and perfection with which it cuts the delicacies and intricacies are eye-opening. Love it!
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Thanks for the info!
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I have Trusty 64-bit Desktop installed. Which [server] packages will I need to install before Zoneminder can be installed/used?
 
TIA.
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If u have a ruoter with dhcp u Can assign static ip on ruoter instead of change interface on Ubuntu. On sever you need to install apache2. If u have Ubuntu 15.10 service script in /etc/init.d/ may not work because it use systemd so you had to write zoneminder.service in /etc/systemd/system/ look http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_Server_14.10_64-bit_server_with_Zoneminder_to_use_systemd
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Discussion  - 
 
I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I have a personal security system with multiple IP cameras. They can each use either JAVA or Activex to stream video (but I use them in JAVA mode). I also use Chrome browser, and have been using v.34. The live video from those IP cameras required me to approve the JAVA manifest stuff before it would show me the video with v.34, but it did stream it. This evening I tried the Chrome update again - v.42. When I tried to view my video streams, I get the error that the plugin is not supported. Installing the JAVA Browser Plugin in the software center didn't help. There is no indication of which plugin is needed.
 
The command "java -version" shows:
 
java version "1.7.0_79"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.5) (7u79-2.5.5-0ubuntu0.14.04.2)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
  
I'd like to stay current on Chrome versions/updates, but I'll go back to v.34 if I can't get my video stream to show on my cameras. I'll have to put up with the IcedTea/JAVA Manifest file annoyance, but at least I'll be able to see them.
 
First of all, what would I need to do in Chrome v.42 to be able to see JAVA video streams - or even a way to use Activex format?
 
Lacking that, for Chrome v.34 - is there a way around having to approve JAVA showing my video streams without hitting the button every time it goes to the video frame? It's not an option to go back to the camera manufacturer and get them to change their software or firmware. These cameras are obsolete in their eyes and they won't support them.
 
Thanks in advance for any input.
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I tried that. Didn't find the enable flag in it, even by searching.
 
I resigned myself to re-installing v.34 for now. I'm going to have to look at other options - like trying to make ZoneMinder work. That, or just use my Android tablet for live streaming.
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I was running Precise (dual boot) with Windows 7. Win7 was on sda3, and Precise on sda5. I dumped Win and successfully moved /home to sda3 and am now only running Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on sda5. I'm wanting to shrink sda5 (Linux boot) and enlarge sda3 (/home).
 
I booted up on a LiveUSB copy of 14.04 (64-bit) and started gparted. When I told it I wanted to move the boot partition's start point to the right, shrinking it to about 30 GB total, it warned me about the possibility that it might not boot up again. When I told it I'd like to move the end of sda5 to the left to make it 30 GB, I didn't get that warning. Unfortunately, doing that would leave sda5 in between sda3 and the free space. I'd like to use that free space to enlarge sda3 (/home).
 
What's the best way to resize these partitions like I'm wanting to and still be able to boot up?
 
Thanks!
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It's my office machine, Alvin. Thought I better leave it there in case IT might want it to go back to Win7 on it for whatever reason. It's not big enough to be a concern to me. Thanks for your suggestion! BTW, I prefer to stick with the LTS versions unless I have a specific reason not to.
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I'm using 12.04 LTS 32-bit at work. As of last week, I have no longer been able to log into my network drives. Up until then, they have been working perfectly. (This is a hardwired LAN machine, not WiFi.) They use a Windows server system, and one password is supposed to allow access to all the resources that I am permitted - email and calendars (with Evolution) and 2 or 3 network drives for my use. All other network services such as email are working fine. The IT techs say they have done no system or app updates during this time.
 
I have tried resetting/changing my network password, tried 3 different file managers, cleared out stored passwords (via seahorse) and rebooted, and verified that the server/location is correct. Nothing helps. Windows machines can access the network drives fine. I'm suspecting that an update of something may have caused it. Is there a way I can find out or revert back to before the 2nd when it started happening? Is there something else that could be causing this? 
 
Thanks in advance.
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Here is the portion of the log file that contains the time frame in question. I don't see anything here that could cause this problem. Am I missing something? https://www.dropbox.com/s/bnpwt6kyjj732vo/dpkg%20log.doc?dl=0
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Right now I'm running Precise 32 bit, dual-boot with Windows 7 on my office machine. Windows was installed originally, but Precise boots up by default. I haven't booted up in Windows in forever.
 
I am considering removing Win7 and using its partition for /home. What's the best way to do it to and not screw up Precise or its boot-up?
 
Thanks in advance!
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Thank you, +Danilo Silva! Backups are the norm for something like this.
 
I'd rather not change it any more than I have to. (Murphy's Law, ya know) Can I just leave /dev/sda5 alone at the last half of the drive and not have boot issues When Win7 disappears? How does GRUB react to one of the boot partitions going away? (Just trying to get an understanding of how these things work in this situation.)
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