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Xubuntu (XFCE), startxfce4: X server already running on display :0

Έχω ένα πρόβλημα με ένα σύστημα Xubuntu, όπου δούλευε για πολύ καιρό ενώ τώρα ξαφνικά δε μπορεί να εμφανίσει στο γραφικό περιβάλλον το window manager μαζί με τα εικονίδια/κτλ. Καθώς ξεκινά το σύστημα, ο υπολογιστής φτάνει στο σημείο να δείχνει μόνο το παρασκήνιο της επιφάνειας εργασίας και τίποτα άλλο. Πρόκειται για Xubuntu 6.10 (ναι!) σε …

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Upgraded to WordPress 2.7

I used the WPAU (WordPress Automatic Update), found at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/ which lets you perform the upgrade from the UI (it’s not an unattended automatic upgrade, but rather Assisted upgrade). I am posting this using the QuickPress feature in 2.7. WPAU may not be good for you depending on what weird security features have been enabled …

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Κλειστό, ιδιόκτητο ή ιδιοταγές για proprietary λογισμικό;

Ένα συχνό πρόβλημα είναι η επιλογή της ελληνικής μετάφρασης του όρου proprietary software. Κατά την Wikipedia, proprietary software είναι computer software on which the producer has set restrictions on use, private modification, copying, or republishing. Similar terms include “closed-source software” and “non-free software”. Για κάποιο λόγο δεν υπάρχει προτίμηση στο «κλειστό λογισμικό» και βλέπουμε την …

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Help make «DocBook XML to PDF» work for Greek

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?> <!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC “-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN” “http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.2/docbookx.dtd”> <article lang=”en”> <section><title>Title</title> <para>ëãáâṩẫëĝéõōåőȩçą</para> <para>ЁЂыњѨѬѺѸѶѦщЖЊЌЍШЩзф</para> <para>ᾶᾳὰέᾁᾂδϕϟϸϡϸϸαϷϕϲδϕϛ€ϕ©ϖϐͻ©ϖϐ</para> </section> </article> This is an issue that I would appreciate if someone could help in solving. The above document (mytestfile.xml) is a DocBook XML document with text in many scripts (latin, cyrillic and greek). Normally it was difficult …

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Rendering bug in Firefox, threat level: annoyance

There is this rendering bug in Firefox that currently can be classified as an annoyance. It was discovered during a discussion at the Ubuntu-GR mailing list and reported in June 2008, and at that time it would cause Firefox to crash. Therefore, it was deemed as a security issue, and the bug report was not …

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How to install the 64-bit Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux in Ubuntu Linux?

Update 2 May 2010: There is a repository for Flash 64bit at https://launchpad.net/~sevenmachines/+archive/flash Though I have not tried this, I suggest to give it a try. I tried this and it works like a charm. Uninstall flashplugin-nonfree, add the new PPA repository with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash and then install flashplugin64-installer. Update 10 Nov 2010: The …

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