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How to customize the Ubuntu Live CD?

I would like to customize Ubuntu live CD by installing some additional packages. I have followed this link but it doesn't seems to work. Can anyone provide clear instructions? Note: I do not prefer ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views
+50

How can I get the new 14.04 lock screen back?

For some reason my lock screen changed a while ago from the new one introduced in 14.04 to the one used in older versions. I'm not sure what I may have done to have caused this. How can I get the new ...
9
votes
2answers
140 views
+50

Linking to man page sections?

Online man pages in HTML with section anchors? It would be good to have an online version of the Ubuntu man pages with direct links into subsections. That would allow to point someone to the relevant ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views
+50

Standby Problem, PC can not enter Standby mode

I have a problem with the Standby function: My Computer does not enter the Standby mode with Ubuntu 14.04LTS. If I remeber me right, it works with Ubuntu 13.10 but this Version was not long installed ...
0
votes
1answer
232 views
+100

can't run sqldeveloper on Ubuntu

I tried to install sqldeveloper by following way: Download SQL Developer from Oracle website (I chose Other Platforms download). Extract file to /opt: sudo unzip sqldeveloper-*-no-jre.zip -d /opt/ ...
11
votes
4answers
653 views
+500

Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW)

I have a Sony laptop and I want to turn keyboard back-light off. It doesn't have a shortcut function key for doing this on the keyboard . I can turn off it with VAIO Control Center in Windows but I ...
2
votes
2answers
68 views
+100

bash utility 'dialog' leaves a messy screen

When I run this script it displays options in a menu style on my terminal and then runs the relavent command in the script. #!/bin/sh TEMP=/tmp/answer$$ dialog --ascii-lines --title "Administrative ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views
+50

[Kubuntu 14.04][Eclipse] ADT crashes at button OK from Project properties

Since i upgraded to kubuntu 14.04, my Eclipse crashes at different situations. Mostly i can "simulate" it when going to project properties and press ok. Then it always crashes. My system: ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views
+50

fonts that appear on xfontsel VS “other fonts”

I am looking for good fonts to use on osdSH As far as I can tell (see passing a font as an argument to a script) these are the fonts xfontsel lists to me These, unfortunately, seem rather limited ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views
+150

Gvfs / samba lookup slow since update to 14.04

Ever since I moved from 13.10 to 14.04, I observe an annoying effect whenever a samba share is mounted to my work station. When I open Nautilus, or when I look up /run/user/1000/gvfs it freezes for ...
2
votes
3answers
33 views
+50

How do I manage changing users in a charm?

I'm writing a charm in which I need to change user to install some packages. When I start juju-deploy all this running as root... So, I try to change my user and is not possible. If anyone has any ...
2
votes
1answer
105 views
+50

dropbox slow on ubuntu 14.04

My dropbox syncing is incredibly slow... I am using dropbox from the ubuntu repository on an almost fresh ubuntu installation. I would like to avoid to install the package from the dropbox website ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views
+50

How to enable rgb colored output in terminal?

I'm trying to print a colored string to a gnome-terminal using ANSI escape codes, but, although it works for the custom colors, or even the 256 extra color, it doesn't work with RGB codes. So, ...
2
votes
0answers
86 views
+50

What's the purpose of the Ubuntu Online Accounts extension in Firefox?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, there is a Firefox extension "Ubuntu Online Accounts 0.5", installed by the package xul-ext-webaccounts (which is in the default install). What is the purpose of this extension? ...
31
votes
5answers
51k views
+50

How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it

What I want is to create a bootable pen drive that shows GRUB menu and I can select any of the several bootable systems from there to install/run. I have several ISO images that I want to install in ...
1
vote
0answers
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+50

Turn off scroll wheel application switching in Cairo Dock

Does anyone know of a way to disable application switching when the scroll wheel gets bumped while the mouse is hovering over the Cairo Dock? I don't see any options for this in the settings, but ...
5
votes
0answers
186 views
+50

Map function+backspace to delete

I'm used to Apple laptops, on which Function + Backspace is mapped to Delete. I'm also okay with Shift + Backspace. Is there a way to obtain this? Note, I'm using Xmonad and have some keyboard ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views
+50

14.04 - Replaced drive in Software RAID 1 - How to make bootable?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 x64 server with 2 500GB drives (sda and sdb) in a software RAID 1. I just had to replace sdb. Adding it back to the array with mdadm and resyncing was a snap. The problem I'm ...
3
votes
1answer
165 views
+50

Stopping screen from going black after lock on Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 when I lock my screen it shows my login screen and the background is wisabe, but after couple of seconds the screen goes black. How can I stop Ubuntu from doing that so that I would ...