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  1. [ubuntu] Problem on installing with terminal in 12.04

    I have not used the terminal since installing 12.04.

    I don't know why terminal opens to
    tom@tom-OptiPlex-755:~$

    I don't use terminal much, but as I remember it used to just open to tom

    I...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: PolicyKit want permission to run /usr/bin/dropbox as the super user. Should I al

    64 people have looked a this, but no answer so far. Usually if nobody answers in 8 hours nobody is going to answer. Is there someplace else I might post this question and get an answer?
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    [SOLVED] Re: How do I search for my posts on the forum?

    Thanks.
    How do I mark this thread as answered?
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    [SOLVED] How do I search for my posts on the forum?

    How do I search for my posts on the forum? I think the layout has changed since I last came here and I don't see how to do it now.
  5. [ubuntu] PolicyKit want permission to run /usr/bin/dropbox as the super user. Should I allow?

    PolicyKit wants permission to run /usr/bin/dropbox as the super user. Should I allow this? I don't know anything about freedesktop.policykit.exec and have been running dropbox for months without...
  6. Thread: Gedit questions

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    [ubuntu] Re: Gedit questions

    Thanks for the info on opening files.

    Does anyone know what File/Revert does?
  7. Thread: Gedit questions

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    [ubuntu] Gedit questions

    In File/Revert, what does revert do?

    Somehow I opened two copies of Gedit while opening 3 files. One has two tabs for two files, the other has one tab for the third file. What would cause this...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: How to search for all files that contain a string

    Thanks. I tried catfish. Reading online I see that you need to add other serach engines to it. I was going to add Beagle but when I searched in ubuntu software center it didn't have beagle.

    I...
  9. [ubuntu] How to search for all files that contain a string

    in 12.04, is there a way to search for all files in a directory that contain the string "Jerry Smith"?

    Better yet, all files in a date range that contain the string "Jerry Smith"?

    If that can't...
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    [ubuntu] Re: update manager does not open

    I did the reinstall and now it is working. Thanks for your help.

    How do I get the update manager icon back ?
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    [ubuntu] Re: update manager does not open

    I entered "update-manager" in the terminal, and below is what I got:



    tom@tom-OptiPlex-755:~$ update-manager

    (update-manager:2191): Gtk-WARNING **:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: update manager does not open

    No. Same problem. I click the icon, but nothing happens.
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    [ubuntu] update manager does not open

    I am running 12.04. When I click the update manager icon, nothing happens. When I hit alt-tab to see everything that is open, the update manager icon shows up, but I can not actually open it.
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    [ubuntu] Brightness and Lock

    In 12.04, settings/brightness and lock: What is the difference between turning the screen off when inactive, and locking the screen, if you don't require password when waking from suspend?
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    [ubuntu] Re: links and dropbox

    It seems to work if the link is not in dropbox. I'll let you know if there is any problem. I'm going to see if ubuntu one has a similar problem to dropbox, but I doubt it will.

    Thanks for your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: links and dropbox

    OK, I did a google and read a little about hard vs symbolic links. The deep tech answer is beyond me. I am a light weight user. The only thing I am curious about is what kind of link I create when...
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    [ubuntu] Re: links and dropbox

    What is the difference? I just right click on the file and select "Make Link". I have never heard of symbolic or hard links.
  18. Re: In 12.04, how do I create a desktop link for something in the launcher?

    Thanks
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    [ubuntu] Upgrade Starling netbook to 12.04

    I have a starling netbook that is about 2 years old running 10.04. It works fine and I would prefer to continue using 10.04 but since support will soon end, I guess I need to upgrade to the new LTS...
  20. Re: What is the difference between "Ask Ubuntu" and this forum?

    I've been here on and off for years and I have never had a thread closed.
  21. In 12.04, how do I create a desktop link for something in the launcher?

    In 12.04, how do I create a desktop link for something in the launcher?
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    [ubuntu] Re: links and dropbox

    Sorry. I understand your confusion. This is hard to explain.

    I mean that after connecting to dropbox, the file which had been a link was changed to a duplicate of the file linked to.

    In the...
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    [ubuntu] links and dropbox

    I made some links to files in a folder. When I added that folder to drop box, the links contained duplicate copies of the files linked to. Have you had this problem? Do you understand what is...
  24. Re: What is the difference between "Ask Ubuntu" and this forum?

    Thanks for the info
  25. [ubuntu] Can you make nautilus ask for verification before deleting a file?

    Can you make nautilus ask for verification before deleting a file? Now if I hit the delete key by accident I lose the file.
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