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    [ubuntu] Re: quick check before upgrading

    I'm not sure this answers your question directly, but given the problems* lots of people have had with Windows 10, and given that the free upgrade is for another year, maybe the best thing for the...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Protecting a custom .desktop file from apt

    It's not often updated, but it's often enough that this would be a pain in the backside :P.
    So long as the script complaining doesn't have any other problems, it putting out an error at the end...
  3. [SOLVED] Protecting a custom .desktop file from apt

    Hi all,

    The title more or less says it all. I'm using Zotero, a bibliography manager, from a PPA. By default, the .desktop file that comes with the PPA (for some reason...) uses an icon that is...
  4. [xubuntu] Re: Root password asked on resume from suspend

    a) It reads: "An application isattempting to perform an action that requires privileges.Authentication is required to perform this action." Then a password field. Then Cancel/Authenticate.

    b)...
  5. [xubuntu] Re: Root password asked on resume from suspend

    Thanks for replying. I've uploaded a screenshot.

    Googling the (as you suggested) exact message reveals various postings, it seems to be a known issue, but none of them seem to explain it. I've...
  6. Ubuntuforums SSO with NoScript (Firefox add on)

    Hi all,

    I can't sign on properly with Firefox. I've disabled NoScript, and tried messing with the XSS feature to enable signing on, but still can't get it to work.

    I googled a bit, and found...
  7. [xubuntu] Root password asked on resume from suspend

    Hi all,

    I use the suspend feature quite a bit. Lately, I've noticed that after I've logged in again (LightDM is the login manager in Xubuntu, I believe), something asks for my root password (with...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Sound goes 'off' below 36%

    BUMP.

    Also, I've I can make the volume quieter by turning the volume in the panel down to the minimum it's capable of (36%) and then turning the program volume down (e.g. using the slider inside...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What in 14.04 uses Flash Player?

    I'm running an x64 install, with Flash installed. The plugin at least is installed with:


    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

    In my experience, the only thing flash is used for e.g. in...
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    Re: A strange problem with the usb stick

    Maybe use the cp command in the terminal to watch for any problems in the output?

    If you're not familiar with the syntax, I think it's cp /thing/you/want/to/copy /place/you/want/to/copy/to . sudo...
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    Re: ADB Commands

    Idk if this is helpful, but adb/fastboot are available in the repositories under 'android-tools-adb' and 'android-tools-fastboot' respectively. The fastboot version is fine (at least I've not...
  12. Re: Downloading and installing programs and apps.

    I take it you've recently come across from Windows?

    I remember when I first came across, the whole getting programs installed thing through me a bit. As a previous poster has said, Linux is most...
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    [xubuntu] Sound goes 'off' below 36%

    Hi all,

    Firstly, apologies if this should be posted into one of the subforums.

    I've recently come back to Xubuntu after a period of enforced Windows usage. I don't remember this being a problem...
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    [all variants] PulseAudio installation

    Hi all,

    I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and have decided that _buntus comes with too much 'junk' installed (packages that I don't need or want).

    Having looked into Arch, and deciding that the...
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    Minimal 14.04 Xfce

    Hi all,

    This is more of a 'check I'm on the right lines' rather than 'fix my problem' thread.

    I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and have decided that _buntus comes with too much 'junk' installed...
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    DBAN or encryption?

    Hi all,

    First thing first - this cloak and dagger stuff is usually a bit beyond me, so I get the feeling I'm using a sledge hammer to crack a nut. However...

    Someone I know has had a lot of...
  17. [xubuntu] Re: Zotero/LibreOffice icons in Saucy (13.10)

    Bump.
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    [SOLVED] Re: University email

    I never marked this as solved, so am doing now. Exquilla does the job nicely, though it was a bit awkward to set up. Recommened to anyone else with similar issues!
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu-artwork package

    Yeah, me neither. I tend to prefer the terminal, though, it might be quite childish but hammering off commands is just incredibly satisfying. :D Clicking through a few menus just doesn't give the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installer iso torrnet broken?

    Yeah, I'd not download it from anywhere else!

    In the end, just re-downloaded it, no problems. Dunno what happened.
  21. [xubuntu] Zotero/LibreOffice icons in Saucy (13.10)

    Hi all,

    After having no response on Ask Ubuntu!, I'm trying my luck here...

    I've seen various fixes and have tried a bunch (all with varying degrees of success - explained below),...
  22. Thread: Sound.

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    [xubuntu] Sound.

    Hi all,

    I've got *no* sound at all (Xubuntu 13.10, Creative Sound Blaster LS, 5.1 speaker set up). Xubuntu doesn't seem to come with any way of configuring it, so I installed the 'xfce4-mixer'...
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    [SOLVED] Re: .desktop files

    Found my sound solution. For some reason, 'path' or "path" breaks it, whereas path alone is fine.

    Anyone think this is worth filing a bug report over?
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    [SOLVED] Re: .desktop files

    Yeah of course. :P Just felt a bit weird about posting the username of my little sister.
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu-artwork package

    At least from the terminal, apt-cache search isn't especially illuminating as to the contents of those packages.

    However, xubuntu-wallpapers, xfce4-artwork, and xfce4-goodies (which came up in the...
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