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Jun
15
comment 15.04 Only Boots in Recovery Mode After CPU Change
@No, this is a Processor change. Do you have evidence that this is a complete architecture change? Do you know that the system is going from 64-bit to 32-bit or vice versa? Do you know for a fact that AMD -> Intel and vice versa can cause problems? As it stands this is an opinion "reinstall", not a valid fact-supported answer.
Jun
15
comment How to install drivers for NVIDIA GT210?
which if they have a system old enough will actually do more harm than good - my guess is they are using an old system that has an old card, therefore upgrading may actually harm the situation rather than make it better. I suggest you realize that the impact of nuking an installation and installing the latest can cause headaches if they need older hardware that is no longer supported by the proprietary drivers in later releases.
Jun
15
comment 15.04 Only Boots in Recovery Mode After CPU Change
Why are you constantly recommending reinstallations? There's usually not a need to do this.
Jun
15
comment Does shutting down and restarting Ubuntu have an effect on its performance?
This clears the system of crap, but doesn't necessarily affect RAM. Rebooting isn't bad either, however this answer doesn't really take an attempt to answer the true question being asked.
Jun
15
comment How to install drivers for NVIDIA GT210?
This is not really a constructive answer - why do they have to upgrade? There's no reason to have them upgrade, really.
Jun
15
comment No WiFi after upgrade to 15.04
Doing a clean installation is usually overkill for this type of situation.
Jun
15
comment How to install recommended packages
@hbdgaf that's still the case - but it expands to go into "If they really want the dictionaries, then install them yourself." The key point is above the horizontal rule, though, in that they've misinterpreted the output. Going above and beyond never hurts :)
Jun
15
comment File System Root - Low Disk Space - PARTIAL folder
This doesn't specify what is useful or not - randomly deleting files can be dangerous and can nuke the system.
Jun
15
comment How to install recommended packages
@Terrance My speedy fingers are fast. :)
Jun
15
comment How to install recommended packages
@JoKeR You're right that it does install the aspell-en recommendation - i think OP is asking why the other aspell-* packages aren't being installed (see my answer)
Jun
15
comment Installing Tor on Ubuntu 14.04
This. The other alternative is the Tor repository, but this is the easier option
Jun
15
comment Disable tightvncserver for a certain user
@FIl try chgrp tightvnc instead? And make sure your user is in the tightvnc group, AND make sure you've logged out and logged back in so your group memberships refresh.
Jun
15
comment How to access bash without a terminal emulator?
@Maythux If they are already able to login and have the 'virtual consoles' on TTYs, it's overkill and extra work to just boot up into a LiveUSB/LiveCD to do it. Especially since it's not a case of "I Can't Access Anything" so no need for the big guns (as Serg alluded to in comments)
Jun
15
comment How to access bash without a terminal emulator?
Overkill solution.
Jun
15
comment How to tell if I have a firewall installed on my VM
We need more info on your setup. When you say "Local phpMyAdmin" what do you mean by local, local to the VM or to your host computer? Also, what networking interface is the VM using? NAT? Bridged? etc.
Jun
15
comment Problem with mono when run a windows application
Which version of Wine and Ubuntu are you on?
Jun
15
comment Ubuntu hotspot doesn't work
Make sure setting up such a hotspot isn't against policy - there are some places that forbid wireless networks and scan for rogue ones to terminate them...
Jun
14
comment Block all but one ip address
We need more info form the OP. If they are using the Graphical Ubuntu, and the IP they are communicating with has DNS resolution somewhere, then it needs to have access locally for resolution (i.e. having lo access). However, we are missing a LOT of use case information from the OP to adequately decide whether to keep lo access or not.
Jun
14
comment Block all but one ip address
True, however if they want to communicate with only one IP address outside their computer, then local loopback should still operate. Ideally, you wouldn't block localhost from communicating with itself. (The rest of the logic is valid though)
Jun
14
comment Block all but one ip address
You forgot to allow localhost via loopback - not allowing that could cause some hell with the system communicating with itself (so I added it back in)