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I am a University student, with a focus on Cyber Security. I am also a Linux enthusiast.


[Ubuntu-related Things]

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I am an Ubuntu Member as of November of 2011. Please see my launchpad user page for details.


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Aug
22
comment Is any version of Ubuntu compatible with Lenovo R60?
@MerwinJames you can have only one accepted answer. but you can upvote answers you found useful/good.
Aug
22
comment Is any version of Ubuntu compatible with Lenovo R60?
@MerwinJames I posted my Lubuntu suggestion as an answer, just for the record :p
Aug
22
comment Is any version of Ubuntu compatible with Lenovo R60?
no, i'm just stating from my opinions as a technician. Personally, Ubuntu 12.04 with 2d Unity, or gnome-shell or gnome-fallback is somewhat lightweight enough for older machines. But Lubuntu is just a bit more streamlined for lower-powered systems (again, from my experience)
Aug
22
comment How not to install recommended and suggested packages?
This will work, i can confirm that.
Aug
22
comment Is any version of Ubuntu compatible with Lenovo R60?
Try Lubuntu, it might work better. Also, the 10.x series will be EOL in a couple of years (the only supported one is 10.04)
Aug
22
comment Is any version of Ubuntu compatible with Lenovo R60?
I would be careful using Ubuntu, if anything Lubuntu would run better, because of the memory requirements being lower. Ubuntu might eat up all your memory. Whichever you isntall, you should make a decent-sized SWAP partition (> 3GB In my opinion) in case your RAM is overused.
Aug
15
comment Nautilus Folders Turned Chinese
I beg to disagree, it in and of itself is a solution. see above in the comments on the question, @StephenMyall, as this was originally a comment which solved the user's issue. I've rephrased the answer so it is actually an answer.
Aug
9
comment How to install webmin?
webmin is not officially supported anymore by Ubuntu. As far as I can tell, the apt-get install will fail as a result because webmin was removed from the repositories. It was replaced with 'ebox'.
Aug
9
comment MySQL keeps failing to install
@JimThio When purging packages, use apt-get, aptitude is okay, but is facing deprecation because apt-get has caught up with it in terms of capabilities recently.
Aug
9
comment Slow wifi download speed with a TP Link tl-wn722n
Also, what is your ISP's speeds you're supposed to get, per your contract?
Aug
9
comment Slow wifi download speed with a TP Link tl-wn722n
Download will always be much higher than upload, unless you're, for example, connecting your computer directly to a fiberoptic internet backbone without any obstructions. Otherwise, most ISPs give you a higher download, and some fraction of that download speed-worth of the upload speed (my high-speed is 60Mbps downspeed, 10Mbps upspeed, for example)
Aug
9
comment Why can't I compile this version of Postfix?
You will need to check the CentOS package's source and make sure its building without that, in Debian it might be necessary, but not in CentOS. (CentOS is Red-Hat based, Ubuntu is Debian based)
Aug
9
comment where can I find and examine apt packages online
Note that not all packages have their .tar.gz there. They may have an orig.tar.gz, used for creating the package, but you'd need all parts of the source package to rebuild the package with modifications or additions/subtractions
Aug
8
comment Matlab 2012a installation ubuntu 12.02 issue
@Engine what "Java" error are you getting?
Aug
8
comment How to open port 21?
Some ISPs block ports 20 and 21, did you make sure your ISP allows them?
Aug
8
comment Can I split the upgrade downloads into multiple parts?
@sasi please be more precise next time, then, when writing your questions, otherwise vague questions are open to massive interpretation. I've edited your question and title accordingly. Note you'll still need to do the incremental upgrades method, there's no way to upgrade from 10.10 to 12.04 directly (if that is your goal)
Aug
8
comment Can I split the upgrade downloads into multiple parts?
That's not how I"m interpreting the question. He hasnt asked how to segregate the downloads. he's asked how to upgrade the version in parts.
Aug
8
comment How do I install IronPython?
@MikeSpadd make sure yuo enable the universe, multiverse, and partner repositories first, that'll be vial to checking whether it exists in the repos
Aug
7
comment How is the /tmp directory cleaned up?
@MaximVeksler that's not your call. The OP can decide which answer they want to select. And given the age of this thread, its likely that will not change, there is a lockout unless answers get edited.
Aug
7
comment Why does Disk Utility show 8 bad sectors on a 2-months old harddrive?
Bad sectors are unusable. What the system does is say "Don't use this, put stuff here instead" in the free space that's kept for that purpose. Those bad sectors are then identified and generally avoided on the drive. Bad sectors crop up during a drive's lifetime, and is typically a sign of overuse. 8 bad sectors is nothing. Try 50000 on a drive I had that was near death.