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May
29
answered Android Studio AVD's Not launching HELP
May
29
comment redshift - No adjustment method 'randr'
Is there are reason why you're not using the version from the repository? Worked for me out of the box.
May
29
comment When would my application need to run with privileges?
Another great write-up: serversforhackers.com/permissions-and-user-management
May
29
comment When would my application need to run with privileges?
I'm curious as to why my answer was downvoted. It's the standard way to deal with this on Unix. Permissions are tied to users and groups. Run your process with the least privileged user possible, if you need privileges drop them ASAP. Most excellent writeup at serverfault: serverfault.com/questions/357108/…
May
29
comment When would my application need to run with privileges?
I think this answer doesn't give sound advice. It's basically "run in your home dir for safety". But it depends on the user the process is running as and if you want a proper deployment, i.e., a server, then giving internet users access to your homedir is not optimal. Access permissions for servers have been discussed at length and there is an excellent canonical answer at serverfault: serverfault.com/questions/357108/…
May
29
comment When would my application need to run with privileges?
Bc. my answer got heavily downvoted, some questions to clarify. (1) You tagged with "user-mode-linux" Do you mean the virtualization technique, that runs linux kernels in userspace (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User-mode_Linux)? Bc. That's what the tag is refering to. (2) How do you deploy your web app. Do you run it in an application server, or webserver like Apache or is it standalone? (3) will you deploy in a productive environment, or respectively develop for that (e.g., writing a daemon with init-script etc.), or just for fun?
May
29
answered When would my application need to run with privileges?
Feb
27
comment Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files
Cool thanks. I've updated the answer accordingly.
Feb
27
revised Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files
Updated answer with solutions from comments
Feb
27
comment Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files
Oh, yes totally. Bc. gstreamer might want to use HW acceleration and VMs sometimes do funny things. Also, there seem to be some issues with VMware: communities.vmware.com/message/2330200 But I can't say much about this and can't test it now. I usually use Virtualbox
Feb
27
comment Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files
OK, this is possibly a bug. Could you install gnome-media then run gstreamer-properties and on the Video tab, click "Test" for Video Output. What do you see? You may try to set the output to "XWindow System (no XV)" and see if the green screen disappears.
Feb
27
comment Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files
Mh, according to gstreamer.freedesktop.org/documentation/plugins.html , that should have been it. Could type dpkg -l | grep gstreamer into a terminal and post the output to some kind of pastebin, e.g., paste.ubuntu.com
Feb
27
answered Green screen on totem when playing mp4 files
Feb
26
answered Qt 5.4 supported .so files come with default Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty or not
Feb
6
comment Good starting point for Learning all about Ubuntu?
Is that so? I've not done it myself (I have got almost 10 years of Linux experience), but many of the comments say that it is very easy. Almost for people who have little experience with computers in general. Like there is a chapter on how to change your desktop wallpaper...
Feb
6
answered Projector problems in Ubuntu
Feb
5
answered Good starting point for Learning all about Ubuntu?
Feb
5
comment 14.10: VirtualBox “No suitable module for running kernel found”, Cannot Find Kernel Source
Great, glad to hear that! Thanks, I posted an answer, hope that might help other people too. Also, that sweet sweet reputation :P
Feb
5
answered 14.10: VirtualBox “No suitable module for running kernel found”, Cannot Find Kernel Source
Feb
5
comment Is there a port of python3-launchpadlib to 14.04?
You should probably ask the author directly.