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Apr
13
comment “The following packages have been kept back:” Why and how do I solve it?
In cases where this problem is due to a messup with apt preferences (pinning), I found reinstallation of the kept packages helped me: apt-get install --reinstall <packages>.
Mar
2
comment .bashrc not executed when opening new terminal
So if you have created ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login on your system and want to keep them, but still want ~/.profile and from there ~/.bashrc executed, you can source it from your own ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login with a line containing source "$HOME/.profile". Gives you back the colored output of ls also in login shells!
Feb
19
comment Unable to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu
Additionally, if you want the sound issue fix also when starting Skype via the Alt+F2 mini-terminal and typing skype, do this: create an executable file /usr/local/bin/skype with first line #!/bin/bash and next line env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 /usr/bin/skype. Make sure with which skype that the skype command now refers to your new file.
Feb
19
comment Skype freeze when trying to realize a call
Same as answer by @warwaruk.
Feb
19
comment Skype freeze when trying to realize a call
Reinstalling Skype from Canonical Partner repos did not help you if you start Skype via anything that bypasses the (patched) skype.desktop file. For example, starting via the Alt+F2 mini-terminal. To apply your solution there also, create an executable file /usr/local/bin/skype with first line #!/bin/bash and next line env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 /usr/bin/skype
Feb
17
comment How do I move the status icons to the top?
For removing the Universal Access button, try the Accessibility Remover extension.
Feb
17
comment How do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray)
For Ubuntu 13.10 and newer, Status Icon Fixer reportedly does not work any more. I use the alternative Top Icons extension for 13.10 and it works well.
Feb
17
comment How to add a Skype indicator?
From Ubuntu 13.04 on, this solution will not work as the support for systray-whitelist was removed (see). You can however install the systray-white PPA's packages to make this solution work again.
Feb
17
comment How to re-enable tray icons for applications in Ubuntu 13.10?
See this other answer by @doug for a discussion on using this PPA, and a better approach when the task is getting back whitelisting only.
Feb
17
comment Ubuntu 13.10 skype restore hidden icon on notification bar
Another duplicate: How to re-enable tray icons for applications in ubuntu 13.10?. (Contains best solution I found so far.)
Sep
14
comment Icons have disappeared from desktop, and right-click fails
Duplicate of How to configure GNOME 3 to show icons on desktop.
Sep
14
comment How to configure GNOME 3 to show icons on desktop
The nautilus -q command just quits nautilus. So afterwards, press Alt+F2, enter nautilus and hit enter to start it again, at which point the desktop icons will become visible (again).
Sep
13
comment Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there?
@chmike, you may see that error running X :1 -configure, but the config file is generated nonetheless. Its location is mentioned in the output. Worked for me.