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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Getting permission to update wikis

    I spent much of yesterday working on help.ubuntu.com/community/installation and am now reasonably satisfied with it. Please have a look. If you have suggestions for changes, please either just make...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Getting permission to update wikis

    Thanks so much. I came back to say that I have just succeeded in logging in to edit. As often happens, I am not quite sure how I did it. It involved logging out and logging back in. I will try to do...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Getting permission to update wikis

    Thanks so much for your quick attention to my request. I see that I am now a member of the wiki-editors team. Great!
    However, when I go to the page that I want to edit, it still says "Immutable...
  4. [SOLVED] Getting permission to update wikis

    The wiki at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation is good for installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 but needs some modification for installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. The page,...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Are Ubuntu partitions at risk when Windows updates?

    Yes, I did run the defrager before attempting the shrink. It was a new new computer and the defrager showed zero fragmentation.
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Are Ubuntu partitions at risk when Windows updates?

    Thanks. The problem is that the Windows partitioner keeps at least 2/3 of a terabyte disk for
    Windows. I would like 2/3 for Linux.
  7. [ubuntu] Are Ubuntu partitions at risk when Windows updates?

    In a helpful article at https://turbofuture.com/computers/Dual-Boot-Ubuntu-1604-LTS-and-Windows-10 Nico Wells warns not to use the Ubuntu disk partitioner when installing 16.04 alongside Windows 10...
  8. How to edit community documentation?

    In the Community Documentation there is an article on Installation. As the page information shows, I wrote much of it back in 2015 when Windows 8 was still what came with most computers. Now Windows...
  9. Terminal in 14.04 not handling ctrl and shft character

    I just updated the Ubuntu 14.04 system on a computer I had not used in several months. As a result, ctrl and shift keys no longer work correctly in the Terminal app. Specifically, shift+rightarrow...
  10. Re: How can I make images show up in wiki documentation?

    It is a community documentation page with the URL:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/gThumb

    When I looked back at it today, someone had already fixed the first image, and I then fixed the...
  11. How can I make images show up in wiki documentation?

    I recently downloaded the gThumb program ffor editing and searching the EXIF data of .jpg files. Once you learn by trial and error how to use the program, it is just about ideal for its purposes. But...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: How can I get windows back after installing Ubuntu with dual boot?

    Thanks again,Oldfred. No, I cannot get into the UEFI menu, and the one-time boot keys did not work. I also tried efibootmgr, but it could not find the UEFI files it needed to work on. I presume that...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: How can I get windows back after installing Ubuntu with dual boot?

    Thanks, Oldfred, for taking a look at my cry for help.

    The make and model, as mentioned, is Lenovo G50-80E30. The URL for the Boot-Repair summary report is: http://paste.ubuntu.com/10624217
    ...
  14. [ubuntu] How can I get windows back after installing Ubuntu with dual boot?

    How can I get Windows back after installing Ubuntu?

    On a new Lenovo laptop (G50-80E30) I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot, a quarter of the 1 TB hard disk left for Windows and three quarters...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: No Chineses character after upgrade to 14.04

    I had the same problem. After some searching around on the Internet, I found the procedure described below which fixed the problem for me when using the Unity desktop under Ubuntu 14.04 (as of Jan...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: After upgrade to 14.04, no icons in top panel of Gnome Classic (Flashback)

    I was over-optimistic in my comment about getting back the icons in the top panel. If I click the clock, the calendar drops down. Fine, but I cannot get the calendar to close. After a few clicks on...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: After upgrade to 14.04, no icons in top panel of Gnome Classic (Flashback)

    I am not sure exactly what you mean by "panel reset", but your suggestion led to some helpful reading. By doing ALT-rightclick on the panel, I have been able to add to the panel (1) the clock (which...
  18. [ubuntu] After upgrade to 14.04, no icons in top panel of Gnome Classic (Flashback)

    I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 using the on-line upgrading process. I normally use the Gnome classic desktop, now called "Gnome Flashback (no effects)." The upgrade process seemed to go...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: How to make WLAN type 802.11 b/g/n work with Ubuntu 12.04

    Thanks for the reply. Here are the results. You will see that the device is a RTL8188EE. There are several threads about handling this device, but the solutions offered -- involving compilations that...
  20. [ubuntu] How to make WLAN type 802.11 b/g/n work with Ubuntu 12.04

    I recently bought a HP Pavilion 15 e043cl Notebook (not Sleekbook, which is Ubuntu certified) with Windows 8 installed. I defeated Secure Boot and got Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS installed and working except...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: What version of Ubuntu is on this computer?

    Thanks, Enterdavertex, that is just what I was looking for. For others looking at this thread, here is what the Linux manual says about this command:
    The lsb_release command prints certain LSB...
  22. [ubuntu] What version of Ubuntu is on this computer?

    Does anyone know a sure way to answer the simple question: What version of Ubuntu is on this computer?

    It used to be easy to find what version of Ubuntu one was running. Under Applications |...
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Borland C++ Builder has no version compatible with current Linux versions. Briefly there was a Linux version of Builder called Kylix, but it worked only on three distributions and no longer works at...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Thunderbird and other apps to the dekstop.

    In my experience with Ubuntu 12.04, the desktop shortcuts for many programs, including Thunderbird, can be simply dragged from the Dash to the desktop, and they bring with them their nice icons. But...
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    Re: How to install mscorefonts?

    The method of getting the msttcorefonts described here works on Ubuntu 11.10, but you end up having to agree to a long MS End User License Agreement. That is all right except that there is no obvious...
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