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  1. Re: Which Ubuntu version should be fine with this device's specifications?

    20.04, that's the current LTS version. Unless you really want the latest interim release (20.10; 21.04 will be released this month), but that's not really recommended for new users. There's no point...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: sudo apt autoremove made system not bootable

    For some reason, a lot of packages were erroneously marked as automatically installed instead of manually (many packages installed during initial installation of the OS are marked as manually...
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    Re: My latest attempt to upgrade chrome

    When you install Google Chrome from the .deb, it's supposed to put a software source for upgrades in /etc/apt/sources.list.d. Apt will then upgrade Google Chrome along with all other software it...
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    Re: Securing Computer Lab

    Anyone with physical access to the computer can get root access, although it may require a screwdriver to open the box. So you must trust your students to some extent.

    If you make a generic...
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    Re: Downloading and Building source

    Keep in mind that 16.04 will reach end of life next month. Support for 32 bit is ending too.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04

    I hope this old 10.04 server isn't actually exchanging mail with the untrusted web, right? Because 10.04 server edition has been unsupported for 6 years. 12.04 for 4 years. So indeed, why bother? Get...
  7. Re: Tools to find damaged files (data corruption)?

    I don't think 256 bytes is too small for a valid postscript file. It's a bit small for a sensible postscript file though. The smallest sensible postscript file I can find in my homedir is 336 bytes:...
  8. Re: Forgot user password still logged in.

    You can reset your password by booting in recovery mode: https://askubuntu.com/questions/24006/how-do-i-reset-a-lost-administrative-password
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    [ubuntu] Re: Invoking diagnostics reports...

    The best you'll get is something like: "Process X is consuming 30% of CPU capacity," or "Process Y is using 40% of memory," or "Process Z is downloading at 3300 kB/s on port 12345." The tool you use...
  10. Re: Program crashes, filesystem write protected

    When there's an error accessing your file system, the relevant filesystem (partition) is remounted in read-only mode. This to prevent further damage until the filesystem has been repaired and/or...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Terminal Output Colours

    One of the default settings you get as a user on Ubuntu as a small list of aliases. You can view them with the alias command. One of these aliases adds the --color=auto option to grep. These aliases...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: MAJOR install problems (theres a lot)

    As you mention uefi settings, I'll assume you've got a modern computer with a pre-installed Windows 10 system (or Windows 8, doesn't matter).

    Typically, one uses Windows tools to shrink Windows...
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    [ubuntu] Re: dd command for creating iso file.

    I don't know how your bootable usb was created. If it was created using dd or something like that, some information was lost when creating the bootable usb: the size of the original .iso. But if you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: dd command for creating iso file.

    1: The dd command copies the entire filesystem, not just the part used for files.

    2: I've not that much experience with virtual machines, but my guess is that your .iso must be a copy of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Suspicious sounds from computer

    First tell smartctl to run an actual check. I use
    sudo smartctl -t long /dev/sda
    The check will take some time. On my hardware about an hour, but that's only a 320GB drive.
    Then print the results...
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to access 2nd drive

    sdb1 is not a drive, it's a partition, which is part of a drive. It's the first partition of the second drive. sda is a drive, the first drive.

    Partitions that get mounted at /boot/efi are rather...
  17. Re: Issues build specrtum3d at "make" step

    I would have expected a more specific error on the line above. ld returns an error and ld is the linker. So the preprocessor works (all header files are available), the compiler works (you get...
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    Re: Script to update and clean from menu

    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt full-upgrade
    apt full-upgrade does everything that apt-get upgrade does, and more. apt-get dist-upgrade does everything that apt...
  19. Re: t420, pressing SHIFT for the GRUB menu doesn't work

    Select advanced options, choose to boot Ubuntu in recovery mode, at the next menu drop to a root shell. Remount the filesystem read-write and use passwd [username] to reset the password.
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Help required with Laptop not booting into Ubuntu.

    Before you do that, you may consider a fresh install of 20.04. As you don't use this computer frequently, it doesn't look like there's a lot of stuff on that you might lose.

    Anyway, the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Kindle writing software

    I haven't got a kindle, but have a kobo e-reader. I write most (practically all) of my stuff in LaTeX, then I use make to turn that into pdf, ps or epub. For pdf or ps, make first creates a dvi,...
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    Re: Native cloning software in Ubuntu

    If there are writes to files while you're cloning the hard drive, the clone may be corrupt as a random selection of the writes will be included in the clone. That's why you normally clone while...
  23. Re: System breaking problem- whenever I open a terminal, display goes black & must re

    Good. Could you mark this thread as solved? Thread Tools -> Mark as solved.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Trouble updating system

    1: That command will download and install all upgrades without further quations. Some people do so, I prefer to see what it will do before proceeding. Not really a problem though.

    2: Ubuntu 16.04...
  25. Re: System breaking problem- whenever I open a terminal, display goes black & must re

    As far as the graphics are concerned, opening a terminal isn't any different from opening any other GUI application. The window manager creates a window and the application writes pixels to it. Even...
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