Tag Info

New answers tagged

0

I've got the same problem here on a Siemens laptop and I researched this about 9 months ago under 12.04, so I don't remember all the details, but the conclusion was that the Siemens uses the same DSP chip for both the BlueTooth and the WiFi and the key combination to turn on BlueTooth and WiFi (in my case: [Fn][F1]) blocks the chip, not the functionality ...


0

Nautilus is very slow on Ubuntu 14.04 too. I don't know why, maybe problems with plugins? I removed additional Nautilus plugins. It is still very slow and freezes sometimes. I think Canonical should do something, because Ubuntu rocks and should not troubled by a file manager. I'm using the file manager Nemo as a workaround now for a couple of days. It is ...


0

An Intel Graphics processor uses the main CPU to perform its graphics rendering, so it's basically the kernel eating up these processor cycles... Solution? Switch to LUbuntu: much less graphics intensive and giving you all the functionality you need to perform all the tasks you need for day-to-day usage (mail, web, and simple games) If you want the ...


0

I think the issue is with Ubuntu, rather than with the printer, as I cannot print anything from Firefox, or any image printing program, from Ubuntu 12.04, on my Ubuntu compatible Samsung ML-2162; and it was the same with my old Lexmark. Ubuntu simply seems to lack any decent image printing program, and there seems to be no interest in developing one. I have ...


0

Making menuconfig is requiring You to have developer's libraries of some packets that are used by a build You want to perform. There is one of answers: How do I install ncurses header files? Yeah, You can be not in need of ncurses binaries, but You do need it's developer's libraries. Something alike is about the rest of dependencies.


0

we meet again ;) Best thing to do is to check BIOS before doing anything. Set it to default and try it again. I'm sure your system is up to date on all software, this is 99% a hardware, not a software issue. My Sony Vaio SVS had the same issue until I flashed new BIOS. P.S. If you are running dual boot, try to update your BIOS via Windows.


0

Try reinstalling the Synaptics Touchpad drivers: sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-input-synaptics sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics These commands will remove the Synaptics driver (and all configs) from your system, and then reinstall a clean/fresh version.


0

You might have luck with the bcm43 driver: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx


1

There is a low but relevant risk, that upgrading to another release will damage the data in your home directory or anywhere outside of system folders. Keeping a backup of important data in case of a hardware failure, a software bug, or a user error is a good idea anyway. There's a saying that “data without a backup is unimportant data.” You should always ...


0

The command echo 'test' >> sudo /tmp/unicorn is the same as echo 'test' /tmp/unicorn >> sudo so it appends the line test /tmp/unicorn to the file sudo in the current folder. If you want to append test to the file /tmp/unicorn using root privileges you should use echo 'test' | sudo tee -a /tmp/unicorn instead. As /etc/rc.local is ...


0

I've also had this issue, Enabling virtualization did not solve it. in order to solve it you have to first upgrade your BIOS to a newer version, preferably its final version. Then enable virtual machine support from your bios setup and recheck the virtualbox or reinstall it if needed. It worked perfect for me. It seems there is an incompatibility between ...


0

Like Agustin, I found that my issue was with the OS Prober. Doing one step better than his solution, I found this gist that will let you have your OSes but still hide the menu. You just need to download those two files, put them into /etc/grub.d, and give them the same permissions as the other templates in that directory. If you ever want to access your ...


1

You have to turn off your headphones, and then hold the power button for about 6-7 seconds until the light starts blinking red and blue. Then your headphones will be visible for the laptop.


1

First the answer to the questions: Is there a way to stop the upgrade process? Depending on how the upgrade process was started, yes there is... If you do the upgrade process using sudo apt-get upgrade, just hit [Ctrl][C] at any time and it stops. If you do the upgrades during a shutdown: I've never had the guts to try, but next time I'll take a system ...


0

The problem turned out to be a hardware problem. I followed this manual to adjust the blacklist.conf file: http://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Resolve_mei:_Init_hw_failure_or_mei:_initialization_failed Now the PC boots fine everytime.


0

I try and install it on Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" trough the method suggested by Wajid and Jos, but it is better to check first the final release into the tcpdump release, then choose what you need, and install it in the way he suggested. Of course replace the release with the wished one.


1

In recovery mode, Select resume start up. If you are booted into Linux Terminal, Then probably , your previous installations has messed up you GUI Unity. Try re-installing ubuntu desktop via apt $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop Then Reboot. Hope this helps


1

The core problem is that the HWE update doesn't install the headers for the new kernel. These headers are necessary for the NVidia driver to build its kernel module. To fix it, simply install the linux headers and then reinstall whatever nvidia driver you're using: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic-lts-trusty Note: this is for Ubuntu 12.04.5, if ...


1

Your relatively new device 168c:0036 isn't covered in your relatively old 3.2.0-xx kernel. You can correct this by installing the wireless modules backported from kernel version 3.8. First, identify your kernel details: uname -r Your kernel will either be 3.2.0-xx-generic or -generic-pae. Obtain a temporary internet connection and open a terminal and do: ...


0

Kind of a weird shot-in-the-dark, but make sure your IP didn't change. I had this issue once - I set a .bashrc alias alias sshdev='ssh [email protected]' as my typical way of logging in, and one day I started getting the following error: ME-M-216C:~ me$ sshdev ssh: connect to host 123.2.3.4 port 22: Connection refused We just had a power outage at work which ...


0

You can enter boot menu by keeping "alt" key pressed upon startup. Unfortunately I am afraid that you won't be able to boot off the regular installation without extra steps like installing an EFI compatible grub first.


0

gsettings is your friend! ;-) gsettings list-recursively | grep --ignore-case key E.G.: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings move-to-workspace-1 ['<Control><Alt><Shift><Super><Alt_R>W'] makes the current window move to workspace 1 using the above crazy key combination. :-) gsettings --help for more ...


0

changing /etc/conky/conky.conf or .conkyrc doesn't work for me, instead changing the conf file for each widget worked. for example: gedit ~/.conky/Gotham/Gotham change: own_window_type normal to: own_window_type desktop


0

This worked for me... In .bashrc, I have export PATH=${PATH}:~/.gradle/wrapper/dists/gradle-2.1-all/27drb4udbjf4k88eh2ffdc0n55/gradle-2.1/bin Restart terminal, then test which gradle


0

Let's try to coax your ethernet to life first so we can use it to fix the wireless. Please hook up the ethernet with a known good cable, open a terminal and do: sudo modprobe r8169 ifconfig Do you have an ethernet interface, probably eth0? If so, then do: sudo ethtool -s eth0 speed 100 autoneg off Now does it connect? If so, we'll amend one file and ...


0

No I got advice, that in Gnome it is possible to activate "sticky notes" applet by doing Alt+Right_click > Add to panel > sticky notes .... this is exactly that app I was looking for


0

The "patched" Upstart configuration you link to is the same as the Upstart configuration that was shipped with Upstart 1.3 (from cannot get upstart to run user job), so I'd say that is the simplest way to enable user jobs.


0

I have absolutely NO CLUE why this worked, but pressing "prt sc" fixed the problem. I don't know if I hit some incredibly obscure bug (I was taking a lot of screenshots earlier), or if there's physically something wrong with the key, or what, but if you're experiencing this problem, then go ahead and take a screenshot.


0

You are in luck BECAUSE you are using version 12.04. The following advice either does not work in 14.04, or if it does I've not figured out how to manage it. So far only two of the 50 or so people I support have upgraded to 14.04 or higher, and they seem to be getting by, okay, but I have yet to see the advantage, and I dread having to figure out how to ...


1

Right Click on the Desktop and select Change Desktop Background. You can try the tile, zoom , center ,scale, fill, span options to fit the image according to your preference as shown.


0

I have this problem also and so far there's no fix (if it's a bug) or a better solution without losing all the open applications. But right now the only way I can restore the whole thing without closing the applications and restarting, since I can still open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1) I just do a pm-suspend which suspends the machine and just start it ...


1

1) remove any reference to the state module in iptables. So, no rules like -A INPUT -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT the state module requires the nf_conntrack (ip_conntrack) module 2) remove the following line (if it exists) in /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config IPTABLES_MODULES="ip_conntrack_netbios_ns" That module requires ip_conntrack ...


1

This is now packaged as an indicator for 14.04, named kdeconnect. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vikoadi/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kdeconnect indicator-kdeconnect http://vikoadi.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/kde-connect-indicator.html


0

It may be that the chipset throttles down your cpu speed. This can be fixed by disabling Speed Step or DPTF in BIOS. Read more here: http://www.williambharding.com/blog/technology/fixed-my-i7-intel-dell-laptop-is-ridiculously-slow/


1

Installing bc is trivial: sudo apt-get install bc As for extensions, man bc says: DIFFERENCES This version of bc was implemented from the POSIX P1003.2/D11 draft and contains several differences and extensions relative to the draft and traditional implementations. Indeed, the manpage is full of things marked 'extension'. The maths ...


1

This happens (at least on 14.04 which I've just tested on) when there are no users in the "sudo" group. It doesn't matter if your user is explicitly listed in the /etc/sudoers file or not as to this behaviour -- it looks for members of the sudo group and requests a password for one of those users. If there are no members in that group then it requests the ...


0

If you are using GNOME desktop in ubuntu, you can use the Extension called Sticky Notes View, which i use and is much handy. If you have installed a GNOME shell and GNOME Tweak Tool, as well as ubuntu-gnome-desktop, Sticky Notes View will be avaialble inside Extensions option in GNOME Tweak Tool. Just mark it on. Also to get your Notes you just need to do ...


1

so issuing: sudo apt-get install ipython3-notebook -t precise-backports just now fixed it on my system (12.04 LTS). ( meaning "ipython3 notebook --pylab inline &" launches without issue) from: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ipython/+bug/1361944 "...ipython3-notebook is in the backports repository, apt is not smart enough to figure ...


0

Probably because nautilus is not opened as root (superuser). Try to launch it from root with sudo nautilus&. But know that everything that you will do from that will not be accessible for standard users. So do not create files in your home directory.


0

I read the dupe answer link but it didn't mention the free account at Opendns.org. Free personal account. By pointing your DNS at their DNS servers, you can block categories of websites, individual websites as you find them, log attempts to get to blocked websites, etc. When you set up OpenDNS Home on your router, your settings take effect across ...


1

One option for you is to block the websites through DNS. On Ubuntu, you may follow the instructions on this answer. You may need to clear your DNS cache from Ubuntu to make sure all DNS query are executed again, thus creating a new cache without the blocked websites. This will not prevent the access to the website itself, but it'll make impossible for your ...


0

In order to execute the Sun-applets flawlessly you need to install Oracles (Sun) Java engine. Duinsoft in the Netherlands have done an excellent job of automating install and udates, by entering a few things in the Aptitude packet manager. Here is the How to and pacakeges: http://www.duinsoft.nl/packages.php Unfortunately IceTea java dosnt work with all ...


1

Install using sudo apt-get install wine The website is at https://www.winehq.org/ with more information and hints on how to get individual windows programs working correctly under wine.


0

As the guy who boots ALL of his computers to external flash media, I'd like to point out that making external media boot a mac is significantly easier than installing Ubuntu to the mac, and significantly less risky. This is not to say that I will never aspire to have three or even four operating systems on a mac, if only for geek points, but when it comes ...


2

rsync uses directories relative to the root rsync folder. You should be able to achieve this using something like rsync -aAX ./ ../target --exclude=/index.php The "/" will indicate the root directory.


0

nomarch and unar could not recognize the ARC file that my customer sent me. Probably they operate only on older versions of the archive format. FreeARC could extract the file though. It is not a Ubuntu package, but just unpack the Linux archive somewhere in your home folder and run "make install". Then you can use "unarc x archive.arc" to attack and conquer ...


0

Tor will automatically clear your browsing history, but someone with enough know how could recover that information from your hard drive. Are you using an SSD or Hard Disk? If your using a hard disk install Bleachbit. Download the lastest version here for the version of Ubuntu you are using: http://bleachbit.sourceforge.net/download/linux Open ...


1

Looks simply like you're running out of memory... :( Once SWAP gets heavily used, the response time of your computer goes up a 1000-fold. Try this: Open the file, go make coffee (not just take, but fully make) and come back after 10 minutes or so. If the file open, but everything is really slow (like a click-and-drag takes a full minute) buy more RAM...


0

rEFIt is no longer maintained. It is a better idea to use rEFInd instead. Also, why don't you try to install Ubuntu 14.04? It is also an LTS release and has many kernel improvements. There are two ways of installing Ubuntu on a Mac. Legacy Boot - Use the Mac variant of Ubuntu which you can download from here. Install rEFInd before you install Ubuntu. ...



Top 50 recent answers are included