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  1. Function key on keyboard to disable touchpad no longer works; dconf-editor unable

    Hello,

    I've upgraded to 16.10, but now I am unable to disable my touchpad. I usually disable the touchpad by a function key on the keyboard, but this key is no longer recognized.

    I have a...
  2. [ubuntu] Ibus does not show input setting (show.im.name = "Show input method name") fails

    Hello,

    I am switching between two input methods on my keyboard, however the language/input method does not show when I change this setting in "dconf-editor"
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    This icon (highlighted in...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Changing Ubuntu to Lubuntu, getting rid of unwanted packages

    thanks for error in the title, I don't see how to change the title :(

    I actually switched to Gnome, I wasn't able to add icons to the taskbar in Unity.

    you helped a lot!

    I find that the best...
  4. [SOLVED] Changing Ubuntu to Lubuntu, getting rid of unwanted packages

    Hello,

    I'm changing from Ubuntu to Lubuntu to minimize hardware requirements, but I want to save all of my settings on my current laptop that I've changed, i.e. Perl libraries/wifi passwords/etc. ...
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    [xfce] Re: Reactivate Touchpad On/Off Key

    I should rephrase the question, is there a way I can turn the touchpad off via a hardware switch, instead of manually deactivating it every time I log in? I have been doing this in GNOME for years, I...
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    [xfce] Re: Reactivate Touchpad On/Off Key

    Hi,

    thanks, that works!

    on this link http://askubuntu.com/questions/65951/how-to-disable-the-touchpad#67724

    I see how someone did "The commands can be added into Xfce launchers."

    and then...
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    [xfce] Re: Reactivate Touchpad On/Off Key

    con@Inspiron-3521:~$ xinput list
    ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
    ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
    ⎜ ↳...
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    [xfce] Reactivate Touchpad On/Off Key

    Hello,

    I want a keyboard solution to activate and deactivate the touchpad in Xfce in Ubuntu, I've seen some solutions here...
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    Re: Change graphics in GNOME

    both are running GNOME.
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    Re: Symbolic link problem with rsync

    If I understand your question correctly, perhaps a perl script to rsync only directories



    #!/usr/bin/env perl

    use strict; use warnings;

    opendir("/your/directory/",DIR) or die "Can't read...
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    Re: Change graphics in GNOME

    both laptop and work computer give:


    con@laptop:~/DNA_Methylation$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 15.04
    Release: 15.04
    Codename: vivid
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    Change graphics in GNOME

    Hello,

    I like to use gedit for writing my C programs. My work computer shows the "GOOD" image and my laptop shows the "BAD" image.

    I do not like the "BAD" version at all, I cannot find how to...
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    Re: How to change top menu bars?

    Hi mc4man,

    would you be able to provide a sample of the required command? I could not find a guide on internet search to clarify your answer.

    thanks,
    -DEC
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    Re: How to change top menu bars?

    con@laptop:~$ apt-cache policy libgtk-3-0 gedit
    libgtk-3-0:
    Installed: 3.12.2-0ubuntu15.2
    Candidate: 3.12.2-0ubuntu15.2
    Version table:
    *** 3.12.2-0ubuntu15.2 0
    500...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: 14.10 upgrade mangled grub, boot repair fails

    Hi oldfred,

    thanks so much for your help. The problem has been resolved.

    -DEC
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    How to change top menu bars?

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    Hello,

    I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 and I run gnome-session-fallback. However, the new top menu bars are really bad (on the bottom of the image), I find them very...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: 14.10 upgrade mangled grub, boot repair fails

    hi oldfred, thank you so much! I would've replied earlier but I am very busy with my job during the week.

    unfortunately, I am unable to mount when I run ubuntu from live USB. The terminal gives...
  18. [SOLVED] 14.10 upgrade mangled grub, boot repair fails

    Hello,

    I attempted an upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10 and paused in the middle of the upgrade. Foolish, I know.

    I cannot boot into my Ubuntu partition, though my data is still there.

    I first...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reset Password without reboot or sudo

    Hello,

    I found a solution to this this morning:

    if you logged in with ssh keys, all you have to do is tarball your ~/.ssh directory and copy to a new computer to log in. I think of the .ssh...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reset Password without reboot or sudo

    hello deadflowr, llamabr, and ajgreeny,

    it looks like I'm going to have to talk to the other user in real life and ask him when I can reboot and go through standard password reset procedures. ...
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    [SOLVED] Reset Password without reboot or sudo

    Hello,

    I forgot my password, which is also the root password to my linux box at work. I can still log in remotely and get shell access. I don't enter password at login because I use sshkeys...
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    [SOLVED] Re: C hash of array, hash of hash, etc.

    Hi everyone,

    thanks very much for your very thoughtful replies.

    IMHO, and I'm not a very experienced programmer, generally I can do C equivalents of Perl's hash structures with identically...
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    [SOLVED] Re: C hash of array, hash of hash, etc.

    Hi Vaphell,

    The idea is to store all of the data from these files in one large hash, e.g. instead of manually creating bulky multidimensional arrays and reading data to each of 20 arrays...
  24. Re: Script: Remove all files in a given directory that are older than 1 year old

    Hi morecw,

    perhaps you could try something like this in the directory which you wish to clean up:


    #!/usr/bin/env perl

    use strict;
    use warnings;
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    [SOLVED] C hash of array, hash of hash, etc.

    Hello,

    in perl I frequently store data in hashes of arrays, e.g. $data{beta2}[1701]. This allows me to do a lot with the data in very few lines of code.

    However, I am very curious about how to...
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