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  1. [SOLVED] Re: How to enable spell check in Libreoffice Writer ?

    For spell checking, you need hunspell to be installed. Check that it is. It's available for many languages.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Software won't show installed programs/extensions after upgrade to 20.04

    Use your terminal:

    sudo apt install gnome-software
    It's in the Ubuntu Repositories.
    Some info:

    dmn@Sydney-vm:~$ apt show gnome-software
    Package: gnome-software
    Version:...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Software won't show installed programs/extensions after upgrade to 20.04

    I suggest you remove 'Ubuntu Software' (snap-store) and install 'Software' (gnome-software) which is not a snap. They look the same with the added feature of Flatpak support in Software (it handles...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Software won't show installed programs/extensions after upgrade to 20.04

    It's gnome-shell-extensions. It's in the Ubuntu repository.


    dmn@Sydney-vm:~$ apt show gnome-shell-extensions
    Package: gnome-shell-extensions
    Version: 3.36.1-1
    Priority: optional
    Section:...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Software won't show installed programs/extensions after upgrade to 20.04

    Ubuntu Software is OK on my system with respect to installed applications. But gnome-shell extensions are not shown in Ubuntu Software - instead, they are in the separate Extensions app.
    Extensions...
  6. Re: Printing Libre Office document problems after upgrade to Lubuntu 20.04

    So, its just the printing that fails, and otherwise documents display ok within LibreOffice? I would delete the printer from the Printers dialog (Preferences > Printers) and reinstall it to see if...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Strange error update message

    I saw the same yesterday from Software Updater. What I did was some terminal stuff. From the terminal history:
    1) hold this offending package:

    sudo apt-mark hold grub-efi-amd64-signed*
    2)...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Shutdown operating system but no longer power off

    Here is one possibility: It could be a stop job running with a minimum time set to release it - often that's 90 seconds - then it will power off. Sometimes, but no always, you can see this in screen...
  9. [lubuntu] Re: The 3min and 26sec of Terror: (L)ubuntu 20.04 Boot Time

    Your 4200 rpm laptop HDD has a lot to do wth how fast it boots. I have a direct comparison: booting first to the OS on 7200 rpm HDD, took 1 min 9 sec from grub screen to log in screen. Booting the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Repository Confusion

    Yes, the source of packages can get confusing. If you use the default "Ubuntu Software" application of Ubuntu 20.04 and search for Audacity, we are offered two choices. See screenshot. The first is...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: sizing impossible to the main partition of Ubuntu

    The fat32 partition is automatically created by the 20.04 installer when you install in BIOS mode using some of the possible options. One option which does this is the "Erase disk and install..."...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: removing update-manager & update-notifier

    No it doesn't remove any dependencies. If metapackage A depends on package B, removing B will remove A. But, since nothing depends on A, you can remove metapackage A alone.
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    Re: Run Linux off of USB hard disk?

    You need to install to a partition. sdb is a drive. sdb1 is a partition. Did you make the necessary partitions on the drive?
    Edit: You can ignore this comment. It's not related.
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    [lubuntu] Re: Screensaver on and off

    What I do is choose "Disable Screen Saver" mode in the xscreensaver settings dialog. Then it won't come on at all.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dock in the middle of the screen

    What I said about having only one of dash to panel or dash to dock was mistaken. I thought that was the case, but I just tried it and found it does work. See the screenshot. Dash to dock can be on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dock in the middle of the screen

    dash to dock or dash to panel replaces the Ubuntu dock. You can't use Ubuntu's default dock with either of those extensions.

    Update: See Post #8
  17. Thread: Trim Command

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    Re: Trim Command

    Right. You only trim the OS in use + anything mounted to it at the time the trim is run. I notice the EFI system partition is also trimmed. I missed copying that line (I have edited the original...
  18. Thread: Trim Command

    by Dennis N
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    Re: Trim Command

    It will trim / and mounted partitions. I let systemd manage the trim. The results are in the systemd journal:

    dmn@Tyana-vm:~$ journalctl | grep fstrim
    Dec 28 06:11:02 Tyana-vm fstrim[590]:...
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    Re: firefox snap vs apt

    If you're using Ubuntu, Firefox Snap version doesn't have gnome shell integration, meaning you can't manage your gnome shell extensions with it. The same is true of the Firefox Flatpak version.
  20. [ubuntu] Re: What is the easiest way to change ownership of new USB drive ?

    My best suggestions:
    Insert the new drive, then use gparted to unmount it and do the following: Create a new partition table - GPT is best. Create a new partition. Suppose the new partition is sdb1....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Software Center not loading software

    I seems to be saying you are running it with administrative privileges? That can come from using sudo when starting the program in a terminal. If you did that, you shouldn't. Find the program icon...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can not format thumb drive

    In the screenshot, you have selected (in orange) the 4.1 MB free space. You can only format an existing partition, like Partition 1 in the image.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hard drive runs constantly - ??

    Internal HDDs are normally always spinning. External HDD sometimes has spindown feature after period of inactivity.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Software Center not loading software

    What .deb did you download and install here? In Ubuntu 20.04, "Ubuntu Software" (installed as a default application) comes as a snap package only. "Software Center" could refer to a couple of...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 18.04 libre office spelling check broken

    In my Ubuntu 18.04, I installed the Flatpak version and removed the repository version of LibreOffice. The spell check works in the Flatpak version (currently 7.0.4.2). So you could use that.
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