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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Leaving USB mouse for 2 seconds acts like mouse click

    Googled and found that twistd in /usr/bin is a Python Linux addon/plugin, so it is not the cause of my problem.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Leaving USB mouse for 2 seconds acts like mouse click

    I logged in as admin user and created a new user for myself. That cleared the mouse problem. So, the problem is caused by something going on in my 'old' user name.

    A virus? It seems to be...
  3. [ubuntu] Leaving USB mouse for 2 seconds acts like mouse click

    On Ubuntu 12.04LTS on Dell 64-bit desktop.

    Moving the mouse in any program and letting it rest for about 2 seconds makes the mouse emit a click by itself. For example, moving it to the shutdown...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: How to stop these annoying popup advertisements?

    The Chrome browser did not bring up any popups for the same files, so the culprit is Firefox.

    Removed and reinstalled Firefox from the Ubuntu Software Centre on the Applications menu and this...
  5. [SOLVED] How to stop these annoying popup advertisements?

    Have been using Ubuntu and Firefox for about 7 years (now on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS).

    Quite recently I have been annoyed and disturbed by popups that I cannot move, close and get rid of. They just sit...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: How to check if Ubuntu has cleared serious vulnerability?

    Thanks for the information.

    I still don't understand how to interpret the vulnerability information from Canonical, for example how to use it to confirm that CVE-2013-2094 has been cleared for my...
  7. [ubuntu] How to check if Ubuntu has cleared serious vulnerability?

    specifically for CVE-2013-2094:
    that uses buggy increment and decrement paths to force the kernel to eventually transfer execution to a known address in userspace that contains malicious code which...
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    [ubuntu] Need external usb disk drive for Ubuntu

    for backup and moving data from Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS to later Ubuntus, e.g. 13.04, 13.10 and so on,
    and also for moving images and videos between Windows XP or Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I guess disk...
  9. [ubuntu] What USB adapter/dongle to buy that works out of the box?

    I have a spare 32-bit desktop running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS that I need to connect via WIFI using a USB adapter/dongle. The PC has 4 USB ports that work for USB keyboard, USB mouse and a printer with...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Child's University grant and risks of online banking using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    Thanks Polydorus,

    Most university students in UK apply for loans, typically around 16000 per year. The largest part of the loan (9000) goes directly to the university from the awarding public...
  11. [ubuntu] Child's University grant and risks of online banking using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    I don't know much about this type of Ubuntu security...

    I have been using online banking from a desktop with Ubuntu for our household money since around 2011 and have never had any keystroke...
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    Re: Launcher placement annoys me

    This post continues my post #9 (get rid of Unity).

    After removing Unity the top panel/bar serves me well as a launcher. For example, to place Firefox there just drag the icon of Firefox in the...
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    Re: Launcher placement annoys me

    This is for 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    You can turn off Unity...

    I did not like/need it so:
    - installed gnome-shell from Ubuntu Software Centre
    - Shutdown & rebooted and then selected Classic...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Is HP Deskjet 3055A All-in-One Wireless Printer supported?

    Answer to Q2: how to prepare for Xsane and Simple Scan for the HP 3055A?

    No action needed. Xsane and Simple Scan work with the HP 3055A with Ubuntu 12.04 using wired connection.
    Good quality...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Is HP Deskjet 3055A All-in-One Wireless Printer supported?

    I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a 64-bit desktop PC.

    The HP 3055A printer has arrived and wired connection worked fine with USB cable between the PC and the printer. Black and white mode and colour...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Is HP Deskjet 3055A All-in-One Wireless Printer supported?

    Brilliant!

    Will order right away and report back here when I have tried it.

    Many thanks BioHazardTM
  17. [ubuntu] Is HP Deskjet 3055A All-in-One Wireless Printer supported?

    My old HP DeskJet D1470 is not working any more, so need to get another HP in a hurry. An All-in-One.

    Does HP Deskjet 3055A work with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? or what other HP all-in-one printers models...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Scanner issue on cannon mp280

    l114:
    My HP Deskjet 1470 is showing signs of age. Need another HP.
    What is the model number of the HP wireless all-in-one?

    Ken
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS breaking down and sluggish

    Some months ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a 64-bit Dell Vostro-260 Dual-core 2x2.7GHz, 2gb ram, 500GB disk. The PC came preinstalled with Windows 7 and I added Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a dual-boot....
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    [ubuntu] Re: A guest was logged on to my computer!

    I also wanted to remove Guest login by gksudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, adding line allow-guest=false and restart by sudo restart lightdm.

    This recipe worked for a 64-bit PC running 64-bit...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best Version of Ubuntu For My Laptop?

    The i3 processor should work with Ubuntu.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2058207

    I would install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, long-term supported for five years.
    This Ubuntu has the Unity-style...
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    [ubuntu] Re: A guest was logged on to my computer!

    I think Ubuntu logs logins and logouts in file auth.log in directory log, which in turn is in directory var.
    To view it you need to login as administrator.
  23. [ubuntu] What CD/DVD direct printer to get for Ubuntu?

    I want Santa to bring a printer that can print onto CDs and DVDs, but I don't know what to buy.

    I want it to work for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ideally without having to find and download drivers from the...
  24. Re: Disabling guest account caused unexpected login problems

    Many thanks steeldriver,

    Used the nano editor for removing the allow-guest=false line (write permission mount not needed).

    On reboot the 'Guest' was back in the login accounts list.

    Added...
  25. Disabling guest account caused unexpected login problems

    for a 32-bit desktop PC running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS...

    Followed the instructions in Ubuntu-geek: gksudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, added line allow-guest=false and restarted by sudo restart...
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