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Aug
28
comment Use apt-get to install packages newer than Ubuntu release
Right, I guess that might be an issue for some of the scientific python packages (so I've heard). Then maybe the second option. Although it looks like python-pandas has a lot of dependencies.
Aug
28
answered Use apt-get to install packages newer than Ubuntu release
Aug
27
comment JDK 8 Installation for Ubuntu 14.04 (Android Studio & NetBeans)
Take a look at this answer: askubuntu.com/a/55960/44179 If that doesn't help (especially update-alternatives), delete your jdk8 installation and install it using this PPA: webupd8.org/2012/09/… Unless you only need Java 7, then the easiest solution would be to simply install OpenJDK7 from the repository...
Aug
27
comment ipaddress of ipv4/ipv6 address
Please clarify your question; you want the ip-address of a given address? What address? An ip-address is assigned to a network interface. The string of text you have posted is neither a valid IPv4, IPv6 nor a MAC address.
Aug
27
answered How to install Windows(8.1/10) when Ubuntu 14.04 is installed?
Aug
27
answered How to revert a dual boot (windows 8 & Ubuntu 15.04)
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