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Mar
20
comment how can I batch extract audio from mp4 files with ffmpeg without decompression (automatic audio codec detection)?
Absolutely correct. If anyone thought ffmpeg was going to die, read this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libav#Confusion
Mar
12
comment creating a popup that covers the screen
Do you mean the panel? Users always have access to their panel once they are logged in...
Mar
9
revised Ask for user confirmation before executing a script?
Used better screenshots
Mar
9
answered creating a popup that covers the screen
Mar
9
answered Zenity and text formating
Mar
8
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Mar
8
comment Ask for user confirmation before executing a script?
In case it helps anyone I posted usage of yad once before. You can see it here: askubuntu.com/questions/488350/…
Mar
8
answered Ask for user confirmation before executing a script?
Mar
1
comment ubuntu 14.04 LTS wifi problem
I would check the logs for anything relating to WiFi. Type "dmesg | more" from a terminal, use space bar to show a new page, <ctrl>'C to abort.
Feb
10
answered Is there a good file-copying tool?
Nov
10
comment A few problems after upgrading to 15.10
You may have a hardware fault, which can be checked by running tests from the Utimate Boot CD (see ultimatebootcd.com). If this were the case though, you will still have problems when you reinstall.
Nov
4
answered Why wont my computer start up?
Sep
23
accepted How to change default locale so new users will inherit it?
Aug
21
comment How to change default locale so new users will inherit it?
Thanks for the response. I included the screenshot to try and give as much information as possible, and you can see there that the English UK option is already selected and has been applied system-wide, but it does not fix the problem - the /etc/default/locale file does not change and new users still inherit the Spanish "en_US.UTF-8." I wish it was that simple, it has been driving me nuts for ages.
Aug
20
asked How to change default locale so new users will inherit it?
Jul
28
answered Theres red lines on my screen
Jun
5
comment Text becomes unreadable after high memory usage
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jun
4
comment Text becomes unreadable after high memory usage
Virtually all laptops have temperature sensors. Many of them rely on the operating system checking the temperatures, and controlling the fan(s) as required. Some (like the Lenovo and my old HP/Compaq) have hardware sensors, ie they are just a thermal switch. They do not need a running operating system to ensure they keep cool. If you go into the BIOS and you hear the fan(s) start after a while you can be pretty sure they are hardware controlled. Some machines without hardware sensors run the fans at full speed until the OS takes over, like my Dell PC. FYI the memory test is not CPU intensive.
Jun
4
comment Text becomes unreadable after high memory usage
@Rumesh My guess is if you leave it to run for just an hour it will do quite a few loops. As for the possibility of overheating, I can state that both my current Lenovo and ancient HP/compaq NX have hardware temperature sensors controlling the fan - just a simple on or off, but there nonetheless - which protects the hardware. What make and model is yours?
Jun
4
comment Text becomes unreadable after high memory usage
@Rumesh Without you running the memory test we are all just guessing. I would just set it going some time when you are not going to use it for an hour or so (it only takes 2 minutes to set it going and it will loop forever until you stop it). If it does report errors, it would then be worth re-seating the memory. Be aware that it there is an intermittent problem the test may run for a while before showing errors.Can't edit the above - sorry