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  1. Re: How many Linux/Ubuntu OSs do you use?

    For the past 5 years or so I have only used Ubuntu (Lubuntu and Xubuntu too).
    Right now, Ubuntu 18.04, 17.10 and 16.04 lts on the server. In the past I have had
    Ubuntu (from 7.04). Always Ubuntu on...
  2. Re: Help to promote a simple fix for "Autorun files from Removable Media"

    The default, as in what happens after a fresh install, is to ask you what you want to do. It then suggests some relevant software for cds, dvds, phones with pictures etc. Maybe it does for usb drives...
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    Re: problem installing pgplot

    you might need build-essential, f2c and or ratfor
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    Re: nano stuck in never-never land

    Did you try
    sudo kill 2169
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    [kubuntu] Re: XPS batch & convert to PDF

    does a for loop work?

    for blah in *.xps; do mutool draw -Fpdf "$blah"; done
  6. [SOLVED] Re: The disk drive for EXT4 is not ready yet or not present.

    62ee54c1-7359-4552-be8a-29b9533529ab doesn't have a mountpoint
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    Re: Audio not working

    Did you check alsamixer had everything turned up?
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    Re: what is .sh ?

    If you posted the contents of the file (in code tags), perhaps someone could help. It could be anything??
  9. Re: Suggestion: investment in minimal/server installs, especially as far as WiFi

    I don't think I put my last post very well :)

    Ubuntu desktop edition and it's official flavours are designed to just work with little or no fuss, for people who have little care or knowledge of...
  10. Re: Suggestion: investment in minimal/server installs, especially as far as WiFi

    I guess your guess is correct. Why would you have a sever with wifi only?

    ubuntu-server is aimed at servers. {U,L,X,K}u*buntu is aimed at personal computers with ease of installation and use in...
  11. Re: Why can't you decided where programs go?

    The whole point of Ubuntu is to be easy.

    The package manager puts programs in certain directories to make things easier.

    Complex programs require other programs to run (dependencies). If those...
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    Re: Cryptic output from lspci

    It depends on what sort of user you are.

    If you are just and end user then, to diagnose problems with hardware, lspci is a good tool.

    If you have a problem you use that utility to discover what...
  13. Re: Music in MP3 format has negative effects on our emotions dixit research ...

    It's a good thing that emotion analyzers are now 100% accurate otherwise studies like this would be completely subjective.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally formatted C:/ drive with Windows partition.

    If your ntfs partition is just a data partition, as it looks like, and you have been using your ubuntu install for 5-6 hours a day for over a month, then in all likelyhood any data you stored on your...
  15. Re: Did Anyone Not Like Unity and After Using It for a While Liked it?

    To answer the question in your title, yes I disliked it when I first saw it then I used it and found I liked it.

    You might want to try lxde and/or openbox. You can pretty much make them do...
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    [SOLVED] Re: HELP!!! No Sound

    oh, you already did this, sorry
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    [SOLVED] Re: HELP!!! No Sound

    lspci | grep Audio
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    [SOLVED] Re: HELP!!! No Sound

    Post a screenshot of sound settings and alsamixer
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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    Yes I do. And let's be honest.

    I do use it as my phone, and in calling, sms and other phone related activities it works perfectly. I have persuaded my team at work and my close family to use...
  20. Re: Formatted usb flash drive with ext4 but can't write to it.

    If you sudo it then it is still owned by root. What you need to do is own it yourself, as described earlier.
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    [SOLVED] Re: The best file system for SSD drive

    Formatting ext3/4 will not decrease the life of the filesystem
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    [SOLVED] Re: The best file system for SSD drive

    Depends what you intend doing with it. If it is for Ubuntu only then something like ext4 but if you need might what to plug it into another operating system then you'll want something else.
  23. Re: difficulty accessing a file in ubuntu

    Hi :)

    You need to give some more information about what you are trying to do, what the files are, what software you are trying to run and which virtualisation you are using. Also, what you have...
  24. Re: Sick of Windows permissions shenanigans... oh wait

    The post you link tells you how to run a shell without using sudo every time.

    So go with it. The thing is, unlike windows, linux assumes you know exactly what you're doing.

    So if you do it...
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    Re: shutdown without su priv

    It's worked this way for ages
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