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  1. Re: cant install Clamtk from terminal *Could not open lock file are you root ?

    says it all. See the error that you posted?

    Installing software from any repo requires sudo access. Normal userids don't have this authority.
    If you are **really** new to Unix, this is a guide...
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    Re: Request for advice: install 18.04

    A fresh install is 9 - 15 minutes these days.

    An upgrade install is 30 min to 3+ hours and the upgrade process is very clear about taking multiple hours.
    I did an Lubuntu 16.04 --> 18.04-hwe...
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    Re: The Linux Command Line

    Don't forget there is a cheat sheet for every command on the sytem - the manpage.
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    [ubuntu] Re: set system geolocation

    Back when the internet was safer, we used 'finger'.
    Perhaps faceblok?

    After having unwanted visitors show up to my home a few times, I would urge caution with sharing too many accurate details....
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    Re: Hosting Providers

    +1 for Linode. They are well known and reputable.

    If you really know what you are doing, DO or Vultr are options - both provide only SSD storage for their VMs. Be certain you have excellent,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where does Ubuntu keeps firmware files.

    Crazy idea - did you look in /lib/firmware?
    Ubuntu is over 90% similar to Debian. That last 5-10% were it is different is usually in how system upgrades and packaging differences. My normal...
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    Re: Mail Server Not Sending Emails to iPhone

    Just brainstorming here.

    1) Have you checked the file permissions? Is the error true? What might have changed those permissions? I have seen that 21.04 will change the default umask for all normal...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 slow slow slow

    People have fun gaming on all sorts of hardware. I game using virtual machines without any special setup besides SPICE/QXL while using cheap or virtual GPUs. Just depends on the game. SimCity...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Installation Keeps Failing

    there is an integrity check image disk option on the first txt menu show after boot. Run that. sorry, i don't recall the exact menu name.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 slow slow slow

    see #2 post above.
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    Re: Messed ubuntu server 16

    Restore from backups.
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    Re: Migrating from Intel CPU to AMD one

    You want to disable any proprietary hardware drivers before the move. That is usually GPU and/or HW-RAID HBA drivers. Perhaps a NIC driver, but usually not. The CPU will be discovered. Oh, and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 slow slow slow

    So you know it is something about your install choices. Try something different in the installation.
    but in the meantime, you can install inxi and run that to provide data back here. The install...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: What are the various search options in Settings > Search (Ubuntu 20.04)?

    Maybe use a better terminal program - like one that allows changing the window title? I know xterm does.
    but this is all just guesses. My WM provides a list of all windows that I can search/pick...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: apt-get update fails to find security Release and Packages on local mirror

    16.04 support ends in a few months. Is this issue really worth solving at ts point?
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
    https://ubuntu.com/about/release-cycle
  16. [xubuntu] Re: How do I change my keyring Password? Xubuntu 20.10

    https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-keyring/ ?
  17. [ubuntu] Re: What are the various search options in Settings > Search (Ubuntu 20.04)?

    https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-keyring/ is a guess.
    Maybe the window title for every terminal? IDK.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 slow slow slow

    Boot from the installation media and choose "Try Ubuntu" - is that slow?
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    [ubuntu] Re: migration from 18.04 to 20.04

    use sudo apt full-upgrade to go from 20.04.1 --> 20.04.2 --> 20.04.3 ...
    use sudo do-release-upgrade to go from 18.04.x to 20.04.x, but only after doing a full backup and being 100% patched with a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: migration from 18.04 to 20.04

    lsb_release -a is the ubuntu way.

    Ubuntu isn't debian.
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Command that give the number of internet packets per port

    ifconfig? oops. per port - I was thinking per network port, not per IP port. sorry.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 slow slow slow

    My first 20.04 install ended wiih terrible performance. I selected to use zfs and my gpu drivers were not installed. That lasted only a few hours before i reinstalled using lvm - I need advanced...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu software - do not have permission

    Looks like an Ubuntu Software issue to me. Is that a snap? If so, perhaps changing to the APT version will fix this issue?

    BTW, I use sudo apt full-upgrade to move up to new kernel versions when...
  24. Re: What about Thunderbird 78 on Ubuntu 18.04.5

    Use a PPA, if you feel you need newer.

    18.04 is an LTS. That means the program versions should be frozen to be stable for people who depend on those versions. You can read more about what an LTS...
  25. Re: Why does the problem reporter say that things are always out of date?

    I think auto-updates only do security updates, not everything.
    I don't do auto-updates, been burned a few times, left with unworking systems.

    Anyways, every week, run these:

    sudo apt update...
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