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May
7
comment I can adduser and login through the Terminal but not through the GUI
@muru irrelevant - if the password is still not recognized they have to reset it. Since 10.04 it has the chance to not accept the password correctly - I have observed that on 16 separate cases. Also edited accordingly. But all of you seem to be missing the point of my answer in that they should reset the password manually.
May
6
comment I can adduser and login through the Terminal but not through the GUI
@heemayl well, the 'adduser' wrapper is a very poor wrapper, most sysadmins prefer useradd as adduser likes to cause problems. Either way, if the password is not being recognized, resetting the password (either by a sudoer or as root) should fix the login problem.
May
6
comment I can adduser and login through the Terminal but not through the GUI
@heemayl did you even read the OP's post? They used adduser. Both adduser and useradd are valid programs to add users with. Neither handles the password.
May
6
comment Wine is used for installing EXE files. Then why am I getting this error?
Lets also reanalyze what Wine is. Wine is an emulation layer. It does not work with all Windows programs, nor is it a drop in replacement for Windows, nor can we easily assist you without detailed information. Also, use quotes around program names/paths that have spaces in them.
May
6
comment Trouble Accessing Mac OS X Partition from Ubuntu 14.04
@bzodonnell See my previous comment for the answer to your follow ups.
May
6
comment Trouble Accessing Mac OS X Partition from Ubuntu 14.04
(1) This is to be run on your Ubuntu partition. Try -p instead. (2) UID and GID are for the Ubuntu user not the Mac user - this says you want the system to mount with UID/GID for Ubuntu. Mac is evil with perms though. Read the man page for mount options and learn what they do. (3) As long as you change your uid and gid back to what they were breakage should be minimal. If you are really concerned then do a fresh Ubuntu reinstall. It's insanely easy to break permissions if the wrong uid or gid is set which is why I put so much emphasis to my warning at the beginning of my answer.
May
6
comment “gzip: stdout: No space left on device” error message when updating
@karel I think the deps problem is due to them running out of disk space somewhere since gzip says so in the error trace back
May
6
comment Is running packages from Ubuntu universe more risky than running the same packages on Debian?
@sampie Correct. In Ubuntu a similar policy is in place, except it's up to maintainers to handle the security update prep and the security team doesn't provide notice. With the exception of packages I watch like a hawk (of which I try and provide patches to the security team for updating software), maintainers or the community provide patches for those CVEs and issues to the Ubuntu Security Team, and they process it according to their policies.
May
5
comment Is running packages from Ubuntu universe more risky than running the same packages on Debian?
@sampie from Debian Security's IRC, my assessment as follows is a good summary according to them, that this sums it up nicely: "The Debian security team provides support for all packages, with the help of package maintainers and upstream, but they don't personally patch everything." So you may still run into cases where things aren't patched in a timely manner. Major software and core security vulns (like OpenSSL) are expediently handled, but an obscure package might not.
May
5
comment Is running packages from Ubuntu universe more risky than running the same packages on Debian?
@sampie I'm pretty certain the Debian Security team doesn't do any patching of software except critical components, and just lets maintainers know if they're not patched with something (observed this on nginx, znc, and some other packages). You will see this in every OS though, security teams put emphasis on core, critical components vs. others. I'll ask in their IRC channel, but i'm almost certain this is the case.
May
5
comment Is running packages from Ubuntu universe more risky than running the same packages on Debian?
@RobieBasak You're entitled to that opinion. I voted to close as too broad and my reasoning for that is that "Are there any concerns with security... of universe packages" and "Am I in risk" are two very different, extraordinarily broad questions. In the IT Security professional community, we say that there is no system that is not vulnerable to something, and that there are steps to protect and mitigate the risk of being exploited, however that's a practice that can't be summarized here. My answer is very general, but touches upon all points as such, while also touching on Universe security
May
5
comment How to install Windows 10 and OS X on a laptop pre-installed with Ubuntu?
@Zacharee1 RAM isn't major hardware. You also missed my point, and my guess is you're going to continue to suggest ways to get around the license agreement, which could be a violation of certain countries' laws or regulations. There's other ways to identify how it's not an Apple hardware as well, but that's irrelevant here.
May
5
comment How to install Windows 10 and OS X on a laptop pre-installed with Ubuntu?
@Zacharee1 except you can easily determine if it's Apple hardware because they use specific system boards, specific hardware, etc. Any variance thereof of major components immediately voids the agreement.
May
5
comment WD Passport Not Detected On Any Computer
So it's getting power and trying to work but not. I assume you didn't read that I said you have to start with WD support regardless, based on your comment.
May
4
comment How can I download deb from a PPA?
You don't explicitly say this is an unusual case. And with certain assumptions which veterans of this site make, you should also make note of the specific warnings that could go with this, such as ensuring that if the download is destined for offline installation that the dependencies are also downloaded, and similar warnings.
May
4
comment How can I download deb from a PPA?
Beware: this does not download any dependencies, and you will still need to download the dependencies if you are downloading .deb files separately.
May
4
comment How can I boot via USB with GA-945GCMNX-S2 BIOS?
I... don't see a question here?
May
4
comment WD Passport Not Detected On Any Computer
@dudeman If no computer can read it the drive is broken in some way. (see my answer for what to do next)
May
4
comment Fail after seond reboot when going to Kubuntu vivid from 14.10
So edit your question to get rid of the mistype?
May
3
comment Virtual Box Resolution Stuck at 640 x 480
Is Ubuntu the host and Windows in the VM, or the other way around?