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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't mount my SWAP partition

    SOLVED: I formatted it with GParted to linux-swap, and it worked, it gave me a new UUID so I put that into /etc/fstab and ran mountall, and it mounted it, so the SWAP space is up and running. Its not...
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    [SOLVED] Can't mount my SWAP partition

    A program I ran messed parts of my system, so I need to fix it. My system is running really slowly, so I ran htop and see this: http://i.gyazo.com/52d274be1fac5381254c832781f29467.png
    no SWAP...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Messed up my memory using bleachbit

    It worked. I just needed to sudo -i, then ran ls -l and saw a massive file with a ridiculously long filename in the / directory. I backed it up to be safe, then deleted it, now everythings working...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Messed up my memory using bleachbit

    When I log into a guest session, it tells me there is 0 memory available. When I go into TTY session, I can mount the encrypted home directory with ecryptfs-mount-private, but when I just run man...
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    [SOLVED] Messed up my memory using bleachbit

    I used bleachbit (a program for wiping out useless cached files, histories and other wastes of space) to clean up my system, but I accidentally ticked the experimental memory section this time. It...
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    How to become a linux programmer?

    I know how to write bash scripts but users can only interact with them through the command line. I'd like to write GUI applications. What language do I need to learn for that?? Also, I'd prefer to go...
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    [all variants] Re: Is unity worth learning?

    I've tweaked it so its got everything GNOME had and more. To do this I installed gnome-panel as a startup app. That adds a topbar and bottom bar. Problem is the topbar conflicts with unities menu...
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    [ubuntu] Problems with upgrading

    I upgraded for the first time (I usually install it fresh) and was lax about backing up my files cuz I thought upgrading doesn't delete anything. Half of the programs I had installed are gone, but...
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    [all variants] Re: Is unity worth learning?

    I've pretty much got my head around unity and am starting to like it, unity-tweak-tool is decent but to get a bottom bar, and proper topbar I installed gnome-panel. Works fine although the topbar is...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can you undo an apt-get purge?

    Cheers, that reinstalled a lot of it. I ran

    it didn't get everything though. unity-tweak-tool or totem-plugins for example. I don't know what else it didn't reinstall. I thought adding a * just...
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    [SOLVED] Can you undo an apt-get purge?

    I want to get rid of unnecessary apps, I started with zeitgeist and ran apt-get purge zeitgeist*

    and hit y without thinking. Heres all the packages it started removing:


    account-plugin-aim*...
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    [all variants] Is unity worth learning?

    I started using Ubuntu years ago when GNOME was the default desktop environment and it was perfect, it had the topbar where I could add launcher icons, and a bottom bar for switching between windows....
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to remove a batch of groups

    Ah I see. Thanks again. I know what you mean about these forums, I learn way more from reading the threads here than I do reading books and tutorials. I get to see how other people solve problems,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I uninstall this program (jetty)

    Cheers matt, that explains it. Now I get why I get problems with a lock when I force kill the terminal (or synaptic) while a program is in the middle of installation (i.e. when it crashes). That one...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to remove a batch of groups

    It worked. Thanks a lot. Thats some elegant code BTW, I learned a lot from that. Nice one. Thats (the input one <) the one type of pipe I haven't got my head around yet, what does a double << do? I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I uninstall this program (jetty)

    It worked! I really need to learn about these locks. I don't have any need for jetty so wont be installing it again. Heres what happened:



    sudo apt-get purge jetty
    Reading package lists......
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    [ubuntu] How to remove a batch of groups

    For some reason, there have been hundreds of guest groups created on my machine. I want to get rid of them, and theres no way I'm doing that manually. Heres what I was thinking:

    awk -F ':'...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I uninstall this program (jetty)

    Sorry for the late reply, the thread didn't show up in my control panel. This problem has been driving me insane, its interfering with everything so the help is much appreciated.

    Running
    cat...
  19. [ubuntu] Creating secure encrypted archives - is RAR better than 7z?

    I'm studying a non computer based science course in college and the lecturers aren't all that tech savvy and sometimes they do things in a very inefficient manner. I want to upload some data from the...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: tracker-miner-fs - I didn't install this, why is it eating up my CPU?

    VNC is very useful for remote administration, but I wouldn't have a VNC server run on startup by default. People who do use it can just enable it when they need it.
  21. [ubuntu] Re: tracker-miner-fs - I didn't install this, why is it eating up my CPU?

    I found this useful thread on removing the useless and potentially dangerous (Zeitgeist and Geoclue, providing applications with info like that is a gaping security hole if I ever saw one) crap that...
  22. [ubuntu] tracker-miner-fs - I didn't install this, why is it eating up my CPU?

    I noticed my computer using a lot of CPU right after logging in so I ran top to see what was using all that RAM, and it was "tracker-miner-f", so I googled that and found a few threads talking about...
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    [ubuntu] How do I uninstall this program (jetty)

    I installed node.js, and it seems to have installed some web server called jetty, and this jetty program has been causing problems ever since, any time I use the package manager it gives me some kind...
  24. [ubuntu] How to add a cron job with limited privileges

    I want to add a weekly cron job which deletes some of the crap in the .cache folder, heres the script:

    #!/bin/bash

    cacheDir="$HOME/.cache"
    deleteDir=()


    deleteDir[0]="thumbnails"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: My is my cronjob not running?

    Thanks for the answers. I changed it to #!/bin/bash and I'd forgotten to make the script executable. I only used > cuz I wasnt sure if >> appending would create a new file, but I tested it out there...
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