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Jul
14
comment Are there any Ubuntu Online Courses or training programs?
Close Voters: I am considering the other question abandoned, in favor of this one, as the answers on the old question are entirely out of date and the question hasn't been updated in years. I would strongly advise not closing this one as a duplicate, or to extend the discussion into Ask Ubuntu Meta for more community discussion.
Jul
14
comment Are there any Ubuntu Online Courses or training programs?
@user68186 then I may cross-post, however this question and the other one ask the same thing, really. Given it's out of date, I'll leave this here, and mods can do whatever the hell they want with it.
Jul
14
comment How to configure UFW for a basic desktop / laptop?
@Boris I know two french people, four russians, a korean guy, a chinese woman, and five spaniards who have no issues reading english posts, even wall-of-text ones, when properly formatted to make the headings known. (They're also not english-as-a-first-language people either) So perhaps it is difficult for you, but not the community at large.
Jul
14
comment How to configure UFW for a basic desktop / laptop?
@Boris what you prefer and what's permitted on the site are therefore in conflict. There are many many examples of multiple solutions in an answer, strewn throughout the site. There's a reason I made big bold headings - so the people who care to read that section can. Books, instruction manuals, etc. do the same thing. There's ZERO need to bloat the question with two answers. Your approach would be for that of a poll or a forum. That does not fit with the Q/A style format here. (We typically have one answer from one individual, not multiple answers from one individual here).
Jul
14
comment How to configure UFW for a basic desktop / laptop?
@Boris what purpose does that serve, except to bloat the question with multiple answers
Jul
14
comment How to configure UFW for a basic desktop / laptop?
@Boris i already give you the answer for achieving this with ufw - in the first section titled "Probably the most basic ufw setup for a Desktop". That's the ufw way. Then there's my manually-manipulate-the-firewall way.
Jul
14
comment df -h shows 100% but actually free disc space
For what it's worth, -i only shows you the INodes usage - that doesn't necessarily reflect actual disk usage, as df -h does.
Jul
13
comment Is an Ubuntu server the best option for me?
Given the changes to CentOS recently, there's been a large number of people who have been shifting away due to SystemD and the large number of command changes done in the latest release - the statement that CentOS would be typically used is therefore unsubstantiated and potentially outright wrong.
Jul
12
comment How do I install Landscape for personal use?
Anyone know why I can't get my VPSes registered in my Landscape for Personal setup?
Jul
10
comment Why don't the EC2 cloud images use the EC2 repository mirrors for the Security repository?
@tubaguy50035 there's no way to tell exactly how far behind a mirror is, no. Usually, the country regional mirrors and the ec2 mirrors are up to date with maybe an hour's difference, but it's still more safe to pull from security.ubuntu.com for the security updates as they're published there as the primary location of them. You can't guarantee a mirror is updated, or is even pulling in and mirroring the security repos. (This answer should answer your initial question, though)
Jul
10
comment Why don't the EC2 cloud images use the EC2 repository mirrors for the Security repository?
They don't, they're produced by Canonical if I remember right, and provided to Amazon as the images for installation. The use of security.ubuntu.com is for a different reason, as detailed in my answer.
Jul
10
comment Trouble with Tor Vadalia in ubuntu 14.04
Don't use the Tor in the software center - it's usually out of date and the Tor network will complain. use the Tor Browser Bundle from below.
Jul
10
comment How do i stop running webserver on my ubuntu?
Are you sure that you haven't already launched xampp and Apache yet, say, automatically at boot?
Jul
9
comment Apt doesn't want to install an older version of package
You have to tell the system what version of the dependencies to install to. It's not that smart :P
Jul
9
comment Why Can't I add this repository?
@Tanner If this helps you, please hit the check mark button to mark this as the accepted answer.
Jul
8
comment Smartwatches with the Ubuntu Phone
Can it be done? Probably one day. Why can't it be done now? No connector library, handling app or OS functionality, etc. It's not possible for now.
Jul
8
comment PostgreSQL User Authorization/Configuration Issues
@BrianCady Yes, actually, it does. First, verify that you have psql installed (postgresql-X.Y-client). Secondly, verify that pgAdmin3 is actually using it. Then try and manage the server (with the postgres user and the password). Since you edited pg_hba.conf make sure to refresh the configuration. Then you have to go in and add the user. When then having clients connect they may need to use a different port or specify the postgres instance to use, I'm not 100% certain about that one and I'll get back to you
Jul
8
comment PostgreSQL User Authorization/Configuration Issues
@BrianCady yeah that's why it's not installed by default. Did you create the login role for the user inside postgres yet? You actually have to create the user with password inside of postgres, either via pgadmin3 or psql directly. Then reload the postgresql config (sudo service postgresql reload) or restart the postgres instance (sudo service postgresql restart). Don't forget that last step - you have to refresh the config to get the pg_hba.conf changes.
Jul
8
comment Windows 10 Technical Preview not in GRUB
It's quite possible Grub can't yet ID Windows 10. My guess, also, is 15.10 Grub will have support, but not all Ubuntu versions will
Jul
7
comment PostgreSQL User Authorization/Configuration Issues
I agree with @earthmeLon, please say what you've tried so far, etc. But also, read my answer, as I try and answer some of your questions/concerns below.