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    Re: I need help installing a SH file

    An .sh file is usually a shell script. Usually, as there are no hard rules for filename extensions. You just put it in a directory that's in your PATH and make sure it has execute permissions for all...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Software update won't upgrade from 20.04 to 21.04

    So, one upgrade wasn't installed, either because a dependency is unavailable or it requires removal of a different package. It happens, most commonly because there may be unofficial software sources...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Software update won't upgrade from 20.04 to 21.04

    So, when you run sudo apt update, does it tell you that no more upgrades are available? If not, show the complete output of sudo apt upgrade.
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    Re: Upgrade Ubuntu OS offline

    Get a live disk of the release you want to upgrade to and install it on the same root partition without formatting it. It won't work if you've packages that are not included on the live disk. Make...
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    Re: Youtube/MP4 Playback issue

    Any success using select → right click → copy?
    Or select → ctrl+shift+c? Or just select and then paste by clicking the middle mouse button?
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    Re: issue upgradeing from 16.04 LTS

    https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop
    For other flavours, torrent downloads etc., see the links on that site.
  7. [xubuntu] Re: Newly installed Xubuntu 20.04.3 seems to hang 10 sec at shutdown

    You can hit escape during shutdown (also during startup) to show the messages instead of the splash screen. Maybe it says what it's waiting for. Or dig into the logs. But I wouldn't be bothered.
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    Re: Rebooting Via 'REISUB' Doesn't Work

    That sounds weird, as none of those keys is the SysRq key. But if it works ...

    Another issue that may happen with this SysRq use is with non-qwerty keyboards. If you use a non-qwerty keyboard, use...
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    Re: Rebooting Via 'REISUB' Doesn't Work

    You can edit /etc/sysctl.d/10-magic-sysrq.conf or /etc/sysctl.conf or add an extra file to /etc/sysctl.d/. It all works.

    My /etc/sysctl.d/10-magic-sysrq.conf tells how it works:
    # Here is the...
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    Re: Restore OS (ver 18.04)

    /home contains your user files, so that's not part of your OS and not included in an OS backup (you want it backed up anyway). Backups of pseudo-filesystems or temporary filesystems are pointless, so...
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    [SOLVED] Re: umount Confussion

    /usr is traditionally allowed to be on a separate partition. To mount that partition, you need the mount command, which is unavailable if it's on the still unmounted /usr partition. Therefore, mount...
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    Re: tar archive - empty directories

    /dev, /proc, /run and /sys are real directories in your root directory, used as mountpoints for pseudofilesystems. As you used the --one-file-system option, their contents were not included in the...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: I can't type special characters with disability keyboard ♿️

    I doubt it, but never tried the onscreen keyboard.

    There are many ways to type accented characters and I think every solution that requires you to use the mouse is unacceptable, except for...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: How to batch set file's mtime to equal their crtime?

    If I get this correctly, the stat() system call only supports time of last access, last modification and last status change, and the statx() system call is required to get the time of creation. The...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Software and Updates application

    It doesn't automatically check for updates, but if you manually check, update manager will display them anyway. You can remove it. It's in a package named update-manager. Don't forget to check for...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: I can't type special characters with disability keyboard ♿️

    Other options for typing characters not found on your keyboard include ctrl+shift+u+(hexadecimal code) or compose sequences. Using those, there's no need to reach for the mouse, so it's normally...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: How to batch set file's mtime to equal their crtime?

    stat --format=%w filenamewill show the file creation time. You can use some bash string manipulation if you wish and use that to rename the file directly. You can set it as the modification time by...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: How to modify file last modifying timestamp to equal its Nemo creation date?

    I'm puzzled.

    When the camera creates a picture, it makes a jpeg file and (normally) stores the creation time according to the camera's clock in the exif data. Then it stores the jpeg file on its...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Desktop locks

    16GB ram should be more than enough for normal use. I've got 8GB, running Firefox with 6 tabs:
    $ free -h
    total used free shared buff/cache available
    Mem: ...
  20. [xubuntu] Re: How to upadate google earth to latest version

    If you install normally from a .deb, the installer will add a repository, from which GE gets upgraded automatically. There are some things that can go wrong. When you release upgrade, third party...
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrade 20.10

    It appears to be unwilling to upgrade dh-python to the latest version. Maybe find out why:
    sudo apt upgrade dh-python
    Alternatively, as version 21.10 is already released, you could avoid two...
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    Re: Giving up, or trying to

    Just trying a live session doesn't block access to Windows. There may be something basic your misunderstood or you may have followed some outdated guide. Maybe you fiddled with UEFI versus legacy...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Accidently deleted EFI directory

    Recreate that partition, with the EFI flag. It will get a new UUID, so I think you have to edit /etc/fstab to match. Mount it and reinstall grub:
    sudo grub-install /dev/sdaor whatever your drive is...
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    [SOLVED] Re: WIN 8.1 to be dual boot ?

    Yes, that should work. Just keep in mind:
    - Use Windows tools to shrink Windows partitions, use Linux tools to handle Linux partitions.
    - Disable FastStartup in Windows, or Kubuntu won't be able to...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Downgrade from HWE kernel 5.11 to GA kernel 5.4

    It can't boot the 5.11 kernel if all 5.11 stuff is gone, so what's left?
    dpkg --list "linux-*" | grep 5.11
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