Search:

Type: Posts; User: Impavidus; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    6

    Re: firefox won't finish update

    The current version of Firefox is 68, not 66. But at least version 66 is better than version 31.

    Waiting for 6 months after release before you upgrade to the next version of Ubuntu is indeed a...
  2. Replies
    5
    Views
    6

    Re: firefox won't finish update

    How are you trying to update Firefox?

    Edubuntu 14.04 has reached end of life. It was the last release of Edubuntu, so no release of Edubuntu is supported now. There is, however, still an...
  3. Replies
    7
    Views
    8

    Re: Windows 10 Update broke Grub

    If you have vital information, you need backups. Always.

    When you reinstall Ubuntu in the unallocated space (install alongside or something else a.k.a. manual partitioning), it will fix the...
  4. [lubuntu] Re: 19.04 - A Lobotomized User Account for Family and Friends

    Yes, you can lock it down fairly well. But I'm wondering about finding a balance. I mean, a user who has no write access outside his own home directory, no read access to any potentially sensitive...
  5. Replies
    7
    Views
    8

    Re: Windows 10 Update broke Grub

    It's a known bug in Windows. Sometimes when Windows updates, it deletes logical Linux partitions. In your case, it deleted /dev/sda6, which was your main Ubuntu partition, containing some code vital...
  6. [kubuntu] Re: upgrade from 18.10 to 19.04 does not work, tried everything

    The apt-get update output shows "Hit", not "Error", so it appears that the nz.archive.ubuntu.com mirror has cosmic still available too. The problem is that the package libfreetype6 is held back. Why?...
  7. [lubuntu] Re: 19.04 - A Lobotomized User Account for Family and Friends

    Not exactly. To access a file you need execute permissions on every directory in its path. To read the name of a file, you need read permission on its directory. This makes it hard to access a file...
  8. Replies
    7
    Views
    8

    Re: Windows 10 Update broke Grub

    Get your live disk (the one with the Ubuntu installer) and choose to try Ubuntu before installing. Then install Boot-Repair, create a BootInfo summary and show us the link. That will give us a nice...
  9. [lubuntu] Re: 19.04 - A Lobotomized User Account for Family and Friends

    That will do. In fact,
    chmod 750 ~is sufficient. ~ is short for your own home directory, in your case /home/joedoe. You own that directory, so you can change permissions on it. No need for sudo....
  10. [lubuntu] Re: 19.04 - A Lobotomized User Account for Family and Friends

    What is a dangerous application? Something that installs malware? Something that makes the computer unbootable? The only thing a normal user (as opposed to you, an admin user, i.e. a user who can use...
  11. Re: Confusing page in "Install Ubuntu Desktop" Tutorial

    Dual booting is not as easy as it used to be when I first installed Ubuntu in 2006. This is mostly because of some changes introduced in Windows 8. The problem is basically FastStartup. To hide the...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Try Ubuntu option changes to full install

    As oldfred says.

    User documents are supposed to be owned by your normal user account, not root. Maybe something went wrong once. If the files have been set as readable for all, you can still read...
  13. Replies
    5
    Views
    6

    [kubuntu] Re: Kubuntu Updates Error

    The complete output might help. There maybe something important in it that you skipped in your summary.

    Also, what do you get from
    ls -ld /var/lib/dpkg/info
    ls -ld...
  14. Re: Ubuntu Upgrade 14.04.6 LTS to 16.04.6 LTS Gone Bad

    Sometimes a couple of
    sudo apt install -fand
    sudo dpkg --configure -acan fix a release upgrade gone wrong. Usually it's faster to do a fresh install (jump directly to 18.04 LTS) and restore your...
  15. Replies
    7
    Views
    8

    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade 18.04.1 to 18.04.3 issue

    You've got some source code repositories enabled (which most people never use), but your binary sources are incomplete. There are some optional things, but I'll show you what's enabled on my system...
  16. Replies
    4
    Views
    5

    [server] Re: Can't find files filling disk

    The computer should let you boot a live disk (dvd or usb) no matter whether the hard drive is fine, full, empty, broken or absent. A full hard drive won't block a fresh install. So something else...
  17. Re: Notifications (spam): where do they come from?

    Please tell me that Ubuntu 8.04 was a typo for Ubuntu 18.04.
  18. Replies
    5
    Views
    6

    [kubuntu] Re: Kubuntu Updates Error

    I don't know Discover and I don't use Kubuntu. But I know the terminal. Try this:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgradeError messages there will tell us what's going on.
  19. Replies
    1
    Views
    2

    Re: Old server rollback

    People must have neglected that computer for years. Ubuntu 10.04 server edition reached end of life in April 2015, over 4 years ago.

    It is possible to reset the password. Use the grub menu to boot...
  20. Re: broken package E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    That command should be
    sudo dpkg --configure -aThat is, two dashes, not one en-dash. Did you copy the command via a word processor? Those applications often change pairs of dashes into en-dashes.
    ...
  21. Replies
    7
    Views
    8

    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade 18.04.1 to 18.04.3 issue

    18.04.1, .2 and .3 are most importantly different live disk images. For an installed system those numbers only tell you it's up-to-date compared to those live disk images, but going from 18.04.1 to...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: display flickers for nearly 30 mins after each start.

    Background light of the LCD, or maybe the plug isn't properly connected. What type of plug is it?

    When the monitor gets to normal operating temperature, the flicker stops.
  23. Re: crontab -e didn't warn me of obscure problem

    Every line in every text file on every UNIX-like operating system is supposed to end with a linefeed character, ASCII 0x0a, a.k.a. newline. In the UNIX world, this is considered a line terminator,...
  24. Replies
    2
    Views
    3

    [ubuntu] Re: I can't install this software

    I don't know about the software you're trying to install, but the requirements don't seem insurmountable.


    For building you probably need the development versions of those packages. That's...
  25. Replies
    5
    Views
    6

    [ubuntu] Re: Linux 5 update and NVidia support?

    I wouldn't say "deliberately opted-in". If you install Ubuntu using the 18.04.2 live disk image, that happens automatically. The older 18.04.1 live disk image is available somewhere, but a bit harder...
Results 1 to 25 of 250
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4