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    Re: Can't apt-get update

    Please don't use
    shred unless you really want to securely destroy a file, say if you're a russian spy :P. for normal delete it's quite the overkill. it scrambles the data on the hard drive three...
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    Re: Can't apt-get update

    fair enough. t'was a force of habit to read /etc/... and go for root acces.

    again, fair enough. didn't know about pkexec though. is gksu going away?


    +1



    apparently. like Impavidus said,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Classic GNOME gone?

    compiz does support setting up profiles, so that you can load a profile, depending on your session.
    you could make a new profile and mess around in that one while keeping the 'Unity' profile...
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    Re: Can't apt-get update

    there appears to be some odd text in that source file, which apt can't work with. did you by chance alter that file recently?

    can you attach the file to a post (advanced reply, paperclip button),...
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    Re: Summary of my Ubuntu problems

    I've heard of battery capacity declining when drained too far (a risk regardless of which os you use), but i've never heard of destroying a battery overnight this way:? this should not happen. can...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: unable to mount my sd card from my android phone

    What android version is your phone? android 4 and up don't connect like normal USB drives.

    according to http://askubuntu.com/questions/376815/how-to-connect-mtp-android-device-to-ubuntu-13-10
    ...
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    Re: Cannot mount micro SD card

    Also has the card been used in a windows pc previously? has the card been removed properly from that pc, or any other device? is the card write enabled in other devices?
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    Re: Summary of my Ubuntu problems

    Battery
    Battery problems are a bit troublesome to pinpoint. as you say it's an old laptop. several things can be going on:
    - the battery is old and can't carry a load like it used to. it says it's...
  9. Thread: General Warning

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    Re: General Warning

    i smell a case of PICNIC.

    Just wondering, do you scrap your entire car when it has a flat tyre after you went head first and poked at it yourselves?

    From what i gather it does boot into ubuntu,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Youtube keeps crashing after updates

    Well, that at least suggests it's a browser problem, specifically in handling certain video formats. i can understand if you have reservations about using chrome, but if you insist on using a Google...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: How to completely restore Unity Launcher (all icons are missing)? Ubuntu 14.10

    You can retry the commands with


    sudo apt-get install --reinstall <package>


    since you have only damaged files for your user only (guest is OK, and other/new users should be ok as well), ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Youtube keeps crashing after updates

    Do you have older kernels still installed?

    hold down shift at boot and choose an older kernel from the Grub menu, and see if youtube doesn't crash.
    could be a graphics related thing. do all of...
  13. Re: how to turn off lcd screen and keyboard backlight but keep hdmi on

    @i_dreamer,

    So... Did you solve your problem?

    If the solution is in this thread, please mark this thread as [SOLVED], and post a link to the solution in the first post.
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    Re: need to block usb storage

    @mobin2,

    So... Did you solve your problem?

    If the solution is in this thread, please mark this thread as [SOLVED], and post a link to the solution in the first post.
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    Re: need to block usb storage

    Hi,

    maybe this can help:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/66718/how-to-manage-users-and-groups

    http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2012/05/install-old-graphical-users-and-groups.html

    if you install...
  16. Re: how to turn off lcd screen and keyboard backlight but keep hdmi on

    Hi,

    What graphics card and driver do you use? depending on the driver you could disable displays while keeping them plugged in. in this case your integrated laptop display.

    keyboard backlight,...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: tried gnome 3.10 on 13.10 how to get unity back?

    @e3e9c236, If you haven't gone for a complete reinstall yet, you could run the following command:


    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-settings

    this will install all components that...
  18. Re: Study proves that aluminium headgear can foil aliens

    A friend of mine dressed up as an alien once by wrapping himself head to toe in aluminium foil. It Iooked awesome and he spent 2 hours that way, heating up until he panicked and we had to tear the...
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    Re: Linux “HoT” bank Trojan: Failed malware

    i think it's pretty easy to trick a user into giving sudo away. just fake an apport bug report like dialogue or some other fake gksu dialogue and people will happily give their sudo to whatever...
  20. Re: "Intel Will Not Support Ubuntu's XMir" What will be the consequences?

    ^in this case, I suspect 'community' means 'anyone not on Canonical payroll'. it doesn't specify if these people are devs, users, or random people who care.

    /edit:
    At least, I suppose some...
  21. Re: "Intel Will Not Support Ubuntu's XMir" What will be the consequences?

    ^how big is the graphics card market for servers?
    what runs on servers?
  22. Re: "Intel Will Not Support Ubuntu's XMir" What will be the consequences?

    ^ when a company says "we have no plans for that", they mean just that. it doesn't mean "we have plans to not do that". it doesn't mean there weren't plans, it doesn't mean there won't be plans in...
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    Re: Ballmer to Quit... um.... I mean... Retire

    ^ riding on the back seat and still raking in the dough. that's a strategy too... for now
    riding shotgun wasn't a very pleasant ride; cutting edge high risk hard/software just isn't their game, it...
  24. Re: "Intel Will Not Support Ubuntu's XMir" What will be the consequences?

    From what I understand, the way Mir works is actually closer to X11/X.org than what Wayland does. If only a teensy bit.

    both are closer to each other than either are to X11/X.org.
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    Re: Samsung Smartwatch

    If it comes with a snarky black Pontiac I might consider it
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