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  1. [ubuntu] How to set up scrobbling to Last.fm on Rhythmbox 3.3 (Ubuntu 16.04)?

    The Ubuntu Wiki presents these instructions to set up scrobbling with Rhythmbox:



    However, there is no Configuration button in the Rhythmbox version shipped with Ubuntu 16.04:
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  2. Re: Why is Ubuntu 16.04 including a featureless Totem release?

    That is an elegant way of avoiding the subject. Cheers.
  3. Re: Why is Ubuntu 16.04 including a featureless Totem release?

    Thank you all for the many replies, very interesting information gathered here.

    So far the only arguments provided to justify the adherence to defective software is that it is either impractical...
  4. Re: Why is Ubuntu 16.04 including a featureless Totem release?

    In Software Engineering, requirements and functionality are not a matter of taste.

    I am pretty happy with Unity, I do not wish to change to a different DE. I am just interested in understanding...
  5. Why is Ubuntu 16.04 including a featureless Totem release?

    Hi everyone,

    I understand these questions may not be entirely comfortable to everyone. But I do not wish to condemn or judge the decisions that led to this situation, I would just like to know the...
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    [ubuntu] A live Ubuntu 16.04 USB also failed to boot, but...

    A live Ubuntu 16.04 USB also failed to boot, but with a different error. For now only the 14.04 USB is able to boot.

    Trying different things, I experimented booting from other kernels installed....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Low memory error with Ubuntu 16.04

    Before going down that route I would like to understand what kind of "trouble" is this.

    Thank you.
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    [ubuntu] Low memory error with Ubuntu 16.04

    Dear all,

    A few days ago I upgraded my laptop from 14.04 to 16.04. This morning it started booting into emergency mode claiming low memory corruption. This particular laptop is 7 years old,...
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    [ubuntu] CalDAV client for Ubuntu 14.04

    I am looking for a functional CalDAV client for Ubuntu 14.04, preferably open source.

    These are the programmes from the Software Centre I tried so far, none of which functions on Ubuntu 14.04:
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    Re: Where to get help on software packaging?

    Thanks for bringing this up. I wish I had known about this PPA before I started.
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    Where to get help on Hibernate?

    Hello everyone,

    In recent weeks I have been trying to use the reverse engineering features provided by Hibernate to work on a legacy Postgres database that includes spatial features. Throughout...
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    Re: Where to get help on software packaging?

    Thank you howefield. I have been getting valuable feedback from the list, even if the package still fails to compile.

    Cheers.
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    Re: Where to get help on software packaging?

    Dear all,

    I would like to get back to the initial question: which community or medium would be most appropriate to get help regarding packaging?

    For five weeks now, I have been trying to make...
  14. Launchpad invoking 64-bit programme in 32-bit build environment

    I am trying to package a Qt programme for Trusty. I have successfully built the package in my system and uploaded it to a PPA. The control file includes the following:


    Build-Depends:...
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    Re: Where to get help on software packaging?

    Thank you dragonfly41, that guide led me in the right way. Basically, you cannot use the rules file in the same way for a Qt programme. I left the details at AskUbuntu.

    Cheers.
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    Re: Where to get help on software packaging?

    Hi dragonfly41, thanks for replying.

    Here is the output you required:


    $ qmake --version
    QMake version 3.0
    Using Qt version 5.2.1 in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu

    $ qtchooser -list-versions
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    Where to get help on software packaging?

    I have been having all sorts of trouble trying to package a Qt programme for Ubuntu. I opened threads here at the Forums and over at AskUbuntu, but no follow ups have came up.

    I understand that...
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    Re: Deb package only contains doc folder

    I have tried following a more detailed guide from xpressrazor, but it fails when running debuild, with the following cryptic messages:


    make: *** [build] Error 2
    dpkg-buildpackage: error:...
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    Deb package only contains doc folder

    I am trying to package a useful programme that is presently only available from source. I am following the packaging guide and all goes pretty smooth up to the creation of the .deb file. However,...
  20. Re: Code of conduct: “The key has already been imported.”

    Thank for replying. This programme crashed a few times, but once I generated a new key it worked ok; I have now signed the Code of Conduct.
  21. Code of conduct: “The key has already been imported.”

    I would like to activate a PPA, and for that I need to sign the code of conduct. I uploaded my GPG key fingerprint and downloaded the conduct txt. But when I access the signing page I get this...
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    Re: cryptsetup: Cannot wipe header on device

    This is an external hard drive that I intend to use as a backup for some critical stuff that I prefer to keep encrypted. I do not wish to make it bootable, it is a somewhat bulky piece of hardware....
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    Re: cryptsetup: Cannot wipe header on device

    Thanks for replying. I am not looking to install the system on this disk, however.
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    cryptsetup: Cannot wipe header on device

    I am trying to encrypt an external hard drive on Ubuntu 14.04 followig this guide. I have previously ran badblocks that return zero errors; I am also sure the disk is not mounted:


    $ findmnt...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unity Launcher Icons Question Mark

    I have had this issue since I upgraded to 14.04. Initially I thought this was related to wrong icon paths in the .desktop file, but this isn't the case:


    $ cat...
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