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by lunarg on September 19th 2016, at 11:59
If you get a keyserver time out when trying to download a public key from a public GPG server, you may need to check your firewall settings. When receiving a public key, gpg connects to TCP port 11371, which not commonly opened up when you are behind a strict firewall. Luckily, most key servers also listen on port 80, allowing to get the public keys through that port.

When attempting to download a key and you are not able to connect to the default port, you will get something like:

gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59gpg: requesting key 94558F59 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.comgpg: keyserver timed outgpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error

To force gpg to d  ...
by lunarg on August 12th 2015, at 12:00

To disable automatic suspend, but leave manual suspend working in Ubuntu 14.04, create the text file:

/etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.disable-suspend.pkla

with contents:

[Disable suspend (upower)]
Identity=unix-user:*
Action=org.freedesktop.upower.suspend
ResultActive=no
ResultInactive=no
ResultAny=no

[Disable suspend (logind)]
Identity=unix-user:*
Action=org.freedesktop.login1.suspend
ResultActive=yes
ResultInactive=no
ResultAny=yes

[Disable suspend when others are logged in (logind)]
Identity=unix-user:*
Action=org.freedesktop.login1.suspend-multiple-sessions
ResultActive=yes
ResultInactive=no
ResultAny=yes
by lunarg on June 12th 2015, at 15:55

You can efficiently change the console fonts, character sets and keymaps through the following command:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

The configuration is stored in the file /etc/default/console-setup, and can be edited by hand as well.

The changes are effective for all virtual consoles after reboot. To apply the change for the current console, run:

setupcon

To prevent changing the console font completely (i.e. native system/BIOS font will be used), set the font to "do not change".
The equivalent in the config file is:

FONTFACE=""
FONTSIZE=""
by lunarg on June 9th 2015, at 16:18

Nice article about things you can do after a fresh install of Ubuntu on your computer:

http://www.tecmint.com/things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-15-04-desktop/

Very useful if you don't have a whole lot of experience with linux in general, and Ubuntu in particular.

by lunarg on March 28th 2007, at 11:10

If VMware Server Console doesn't work on your Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy install, here's what to do.

If after installing, the console does not launch, but instead takes up 100% CPU until the end of days (or until you kill it), try starting the console with this command:

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libdbus-1.so.3:$LD_PRELOAD vmware-server-console

This fixes some yet to be resolved issue around shared libs.

 
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