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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Problem with links on desktop when using gedit and creating backup ( tilde ~ ) fi

    'ln' without the '-s' option creates a hard link. Hard links are indistinguishable from 'normal' file names - as a matter of fact normal file names are hard links, which is the reason hard links...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Problem with links on desktop when using gedit and creating backup ( tilde ~ ) fi

    What type of link are you putting on the desktop ? There's three types of links: hard links, symbolic links and .desktop files of type "link". With the latter two types programs can tell that these...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Selected text in Emacs is indistinguishable from unselected text; how to fix this

    If you're using Emacs in X you can set 'Highlight Active Region' in the Options menu. The same can be done with 'M-x transient-mark-mode'.

    Edit: As far as I can tell this isn't activated by...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Seek text editor that can autotype specific text

    He actually does need the '"+' when copying out of gvim to the clipboard for pasting into another program, because '"+' is the register for the clipboard (source: gvim ':help registers', point 8) and...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Seek text editor that can autotype specific text

    The word to look for using search engines is 'snippets'.
    Here is how to set up autotext and abbreviations in Geany.
    Notepadqq doesn't seem to have this feature, but it does have an extension system...
  6. [xfce] Re: Tumblerd error in Ubuntu Studio XFCE (with possible solution)

    @ajgreeny: That's a thumbnailer that downloads cover for recognized videofiles from the net and is disabled by default because it has implications for privacy. The settings for the other video...
  7. [xfce] Re: Tumblerd error in Ubuntu Studio XFCE (with possible solution)

    tumblerd is a background process which creates thumbnail-files in '~/.cache/thumbnails'. If Thunar doesn't find a thumbnail for a file that should have one, it starts tumblerd through dbus. The...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Is there a way to hide specific icons from the dash?

    Another way: you can 'remove' icons by copying them to the user-specific directory for desktop files ('~/.local/share/applications/') and putting either 'NoDisplay=true' (which will leave...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: [18.04.5] right-click command clear all meta tags from all mp3s in curr dir

    It is possible. HermanAB was just giving you an alternative way of doing what you want in the classic command line way. The problem with his method is that using find for recursion isn't necessary in...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Moving music back and forth from Ubuntu to iPad

    How about inverting the situation and accessing the Ubuntu Machine from the iPad ? Get a SFTP-client for the iPad and install the ssh server on Ubuntu and configure it to also serve sftp. Then you...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: [18.04.5] right-click command clear all meta tags from all mp3s in curr dir

    Take a look at the documentation for the 'Exec'-key in .desktop files. Replace '/home/01_01.mp3' in the 'Exec'-line with '%f' for a single directory or with '%F' if you want to be able to mark...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to run UGS platform (java app) on Raspberry Pi 4

    '~/Downloads/1/ugsplatform-pi/bin/ugsplatform' is a shell script, so it's no wonder Java isn't able to execute it. Try './ugsplatform' with '~/Downloads/1/ugsplatform-pi/bin/' as your working...
  13. Re: Xubuntu dual monitors, 2 panels, panels overlay each other with one monitor

    Sure there is, unless XFCE has reduced the configuration options in XUbuntu 20.04 from what was included in 18.04. In the 'Panel Preferences' you can select what display to show a panel on with the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sudo password

    'sudo' will not echo the entered password - not even as a line of placeholder characters - to protect you; by seeing a line of characters an attacker would know the length of the password, which...
  15. Re: Could not initialize SDL(x11 not available) error while I'm trying to start autom

    X is launched by the display manager which is launched by systemd but AFAIK at the end of the start process; '/lib/systemd/system/lightdm.service' on my system (XUbuntu 18.04) specifies...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Installation error with graphics monitor usb driver

    'udevadm' used to live in /sbin but nowadays resides in /bin. Up to Ubuntu 18.04 there was a symbolic link in /sbin, but according to packages.ubuntu.com that link isn't installed anymore. So there's...
  17. Re: Could not initialize SDL(x11 not available) error while I'm trying to start autom

    You're trying to use SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) as a display. SDL expects X11 to be up and running. This is not yet the case at this point of the boot process. If this is a program which...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: 20.04 location of .bash_profile - xscreensaver

    This is probably what you're looking for to automatically start xscreensaver.

    Normally the system sends a DPMS message to the display that tells it to switch itself into standby after being...
  19. Re: Need help creating desktop launcher for LibreOffice bug workaround

    Well, actually they do hurt. The quotes break the word splitting and env will try to execute a program named 'libreoffice --writer' with the space as part of the name of the executable file's name....
  20. Re: Is there any tool to create .scr files

    The extension .scr can mean a lot of things. But if you're talking about Windows screen savers, than .scr files are actually executables (which is why back in the day downloaded screen savers were a...
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    Re: unable to extract program

    That command is actually two commands separated by '&&' which means 'execute the following command if the previous one succeeded'. Since you're trying to extract a tar archive into a directory that...
  22. Re: How to mirror a display to a projector that has a different aspect ratio?

    You could define a 4:3 frame buffer with a width of 1680 (--fb 1680x1260) then set the laptop display to show from an offset (--pos 0x105) at its normal resolution and have the projector show the...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: I think I screwed up very badly (need help)

    Just a stupid idea, but have you tried to switch to another virtual terminal (ctrl-alt-F1 to ctrl-alt-F7) ? AFAIK in modern Ubuntu the display manager runs in a specific VT (number 1, I think), the...
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    Re: Can't open a program

    On 20.4 and later grub-customizer is in the repositories and should have pulled in all it's dependencies when installed with 'sudo apt install grub-customizer'. How did you install grub-customizer ?...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu control bottom two buttons on Thinkpad t410 touchpad?

    xinput wouldn't work if you weren't already using X11. X11R7 is a protocol for the communication between applications that need to display graphics and a display server that makes the hardware do...
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