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  1. Sticky:Poll: Re: Share with us your Groovy Gorilla installation/Upgrade Experience

    I did two upgrades from Ubuntu 20.04 to 20.10 - both were uneventful and quick. I used the Software Updater tool which informed me of the upgrade. I have been operating Ubuntu in a VM starting with...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Xscreensaver only works while watching videos

    What do you mean by default? There is no screensaver in Ubuntu 20.04 in the default install.
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    Re: New install Ubuntu 20.10

    Since the 20.10 installer won't handle it properly - if I had to have a working 20.10 BIOS system on MS-DOS partitioned disk, I think I would do a minimal install using the 20.04 installer, update...
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    Re: New install Ubuntu 20.10

    Format it yourself to MS-Dos partition table and create the partitions you need beforehand. You can do this from the live media. Then start the installer and use the 'Something Else' option for...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: How do grub/ Ubuntu/ grub.cfg interact during boot ?

    If you have older grub as in 16.04, there was a time grub was rigged to always display the grub menu with 30 sec timeout for UEFI systems. There was a workaround, but I don't recall the details.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: efibootmgr questions

    2) Where do they come from?
    They are made by the installer of the OS during installation.
    3) Will they regenerate if disabled?
    I don't know if it's possible to 'disable' one of these entries, but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: efibootmgr questions

    If you add the -v option to the efibootmgr command, it will show differences between the 'ubuntu' entries. Then repost.

    Like so:

    [dmn@Sydney ~]$ sudo efibootmgr -v
    [sudo] password for dmn: ...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: How to mount an external drive on 20.04 ?

    I create the LVM physical volume, volume group and logical volume befure starting the installer if these don't already exist. That way you have control of the locations and sizes of these things.
    ...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: How to mount an external drive on 20.04 ?

    This is the default partition scheme in Ubuntu 20.04 when you install in BIOS mode and choose erase disk and install. It works, but is not the usual way it would be done by most users. Partition #2...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Cannot upgrade 20.10 Failed to connect to https://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-rele

    Wow! You are correct. Got the notice this evening with today's (23 Oct). software updates.

    UPDATE: Completed the upgrade using the Software Updater. Everything seems normal after restart. Total...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: flashplugin installer unavailable for Ubuntu 20.10

    Enable "Canonical Partners" repository in Software and Updates > Other Software and you can install adobe-flashplugin which is the same.
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Cannot upgrade 20.10 Failed to connect to https://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-rele

    You have to wait a week or two when moving to the next non-lts release. Software-updater will inform you when it's possible if it's configured to notify you of any new release. If you want it now,...
  13. Re: Software store only displaying editor's picks Ubuntu 20.04

    Is the icon for it "Ubuntu Software" or "Software"?

    If you have Ubuntu Software, that's what it's doing right now after yesterday's revision. It's not a problem you can fix.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Difference in LAN paths

    I edited the playlists with batch replace to correct the paths for a quick fix. Unless I find some guide (with actual examples) to network connection using fstab, I will stick with the bookmarks...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Difference in LAN paths

    I don't know the syntax for such an fstab entry to connect to a remote computer - I didn't see any mention of how to connect from fstab in the linked article - it connects with terminal.

    Assuming...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Difference in LAN paths

    You mean I can use an IP address in /etc/fstab? How would the login to the host be managed if I haven't logged into the VM first?
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    [ubuntu] Difference in LAN paths

    Depending on how the connection is made, I get two different paths to the same file on my VM host machine from the VM:

    The connection path syntax after using Files "Other Locations > connect to...
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    Re: expand virtual disk

    I have used the procedure described here:

    https://fatmin.com/2016/12/20/how-to-resize-a-qcow2-image-and-filesystem-with-virt-resize/
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    [SOLVED] Re: simple scan does not find scanner

    I had this error not long ago when resurrecting an Acer scanner which was last used with Windows XP 15 years ago.
    The terminal can help by giving some feedback on the problem:

    Can sane see the...
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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    Apparently the reversion to version 415 was unintended. One day later, snap-store has upgraded to version 481.

    dmn@Tyana-vm:~$ snap list | grep store
    snap-store 3.36.0-82-g80486d0 ...
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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    The version of snap store in Ubuntu 20.04 initially is version 467, named "Ubuntu Software":

    dmn@Tyana-vm:~$ snap list | grep store
    snap-store 3.36.0-80-g208fd61 467 latest/stable/… ...
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    Re: hdd size vs partition size

    You could create an new partition in your unallocated space and format it as an LVM physical volume with gparted. Then you are ready to try out LVM and not disturb your previous OS installation....
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Desire to increase text size under desktop icons

    Using Ubuntu 20.04, with gnome-shell theme Flat-Remix-Dark.

    You can increase text under desktop icons, but not independently - text size on the top bar, top bar menus, and desktop notifications...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: How to increase the font size of the top menu bar

    A tip on installing extensions in general: you should not use the 'Download' option. Just use the off/on switch in upper right and turn it on. It will detect your Ubuntu version and install the...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: How to increase the font size of the top menu bar

    OK, to go this route, you need to get some themes that offer theming for gnome shell.
    This tutorial offers advice on how to change themes, including gnome-shell themes:...
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