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    [SOLVED] Re: Calculator quick access?

    probably the best way if you use unity is to press the windows key (this will bring up the menu) and type calc
    if you have open office installed, then 'open office calc' will appear in the list...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Newbie= Bash / expect Script Issues For Firmware Update Script

    I see that you are trying to login using ssh.
    you would be safer to setup key based authentication.

    I have a tutorial on my blog about how to setup key based auth...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Shell Scripting

    lol, they all start with two lines and grow and grow!

    I'd recommend setting up a github repository and storing your scripts there, that way you can edit them and keep them for longer and move the...
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    Re: APT-GET question

    check out this:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/974/how-can-i-install-software-or-packages-without-internet-offline

    it suggests keryx. its like synaptic but for downloading a package and its...
  5. Re: ~40GB Discrepancy between used and available hard drive space

    damn. there go all my suggestions :|
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    [ubuntu] Re: .msi installation

    yeah, an MSI is a microsoft installer file.
    you *might* be able to install the program in wine, but even if you can get the installer to work there are no guarantees that the actual program will...
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    Re: Applications For Ubuntu - Audacity

    lol, there isnt really any lay-mans terms for it.

    the driver you are using for your current setup has too much latency. hence the pops and clicks.
    to get rid of the latency you need a realtime...
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    Re: Tug of war - Community vs Mods - to 200 (or -200)

    120 :)
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    Re: Applications For Ubuntu - Audacity

    you would probably be best using ubuntu studio for audio things;

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/GettingStarted

    you need a realtime kernel and Jack for your audio needs.
    the...
  10. Re: ~40GB Discrepancy between used and available hard drive space

    I think what the OP is meaning is that he has 40 GB of unaccounted space.

    the screenshot shows 138.4 GB of space being used at the top, and in the chart it shows 175.2GB

    is this a network...
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    [ubuntu] Re: harddisk filled up

    I use this blog post I wrote a while ago to do things like this:

    http://jonathansblog.co.uk/how-to-find-the-ten-biggest-files-or-directories-in-linux

    first find the biggest files, then find out...
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    its not really an ubuntu specific thing that nags me, but there are no decent email apps for any linux distro.
    thunderbird is crap. evolution isnt any better.
    geary might be good in the future, but...
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    Re: Cant start mysql server

    first, check the /var/lib/mysql folder

    if you

    ls /var/lib/mysql
    then you should have a lot of folders in there - each corresponds to your database tables.
    if they arent there, then you will...
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    Re: What GTK themes are you all using?

    I use the mediteranien light theme from here:

    http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=156782

    for my gtk apps and I use windowmaker with the shiki black theme from here:
    ...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Adobe Reader isn't working - how to remove it?

    sudo dpkg --get-selections | grep acro

    or

    sudo dpkg --get-selections | grep adobe

    should list the acrobat and adobe packages you have.
    once you get a list you can
    sudo apt-get --purge...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Desktop

    LXDE

    I knew there was one I forgot!
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    Re: Post your CTRL+V's

    itpc://librivox.org/rss/7120

    lol.
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    Re: Shell script to open a set of URL's

    you could do something like the following (not tested but should work)
    put all the urls in a text file, one per line called my.file

    make a bash script, chmod +x the file and after putting the...
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    Re: c/c++ ide

    another good c/c++ ide (if you use kubuntu) is kdevelop
    its often overlooked, but it is very good :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Desktop

    +1 again :)

    I have tried most (Ive been using linux since redhat 5.2 way back in 1998)
    Ive gone through gnome 1, kde1,kde2,kde3,gnome2,gnome3,unity,enlightenment 0.16, enlightenment 0.17,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu in net books

    sorry, my ipad posted the same comment twice :/
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu in net books

    ive tried various flavours of ubuntu / suse / mint / backtrack on my netbook

    it can be a bit hit and miss as to what works and what doesnt.

    probably the best thing to do is to get the netbook...
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    [ubuntu] Re: source code for ubuntu

    there isnt a single file that you can download, rather each compiled binary package has its own source package available

    the source code for the linux kernel for example - which you can download...
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    Re: Speed up games?

    you could install a minimal windowmanager, like fluxbox / windowmaker and use that to launch your games to see if there is something to do with your configuration hogging resources [like a...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Some people said that you can have in ubuntu what backtrack has

    yeah, I do this too :D

    it is ok to mix repos about If you know how to fix things when they break!
    but I wouldnt recommend it to most people!
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