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comment My desktop disappeared, how do I get it back?
Alas, this option no longer exists.
Jan
19
comment How do I install a .deb file via the command line?
If I run sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base, it has failed for months with "Hash Sum mismatch". I can download the .deb file from http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/texlive-base/texlive-latex-base‌​-doc_2015.20150625-1ubuntu1_all.deb. If I install it using dpkg, would it subsequently be recognised (and updated) by apt-get.
Jan
19
comment Hash Sum mismatch while attempting latex package install
I updated to Ubuntu 15.10, but still the problem remains.
Sep
24
comment Hash Sum mismatch while attempting latex package install
Unlikely. It's been like this for over a week. Other packages install fine.
Sep
24
comment Hash Sum mismatch while attempting latex package install
I know. As I said I've tried the UK and the main server.
Sep
24
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Sep
24
comment Hash Sum mismatch while attempting latex package install
Alas, that also doesn't help.
Sep
24
asked Hash Sum mismatch while attempting latex package install
Sep
24
comment Workaround to Hash sum mismatch in apt-get update behind firewall
I have nothing in that folder. I do though have /etc/apt/trusted.gpg and a /etc/apt/~trusted.gpg.
Aug
5
comment How to make Nvidia CUDA work? (for GPU rendering in Blender)
The CUDA downloads page gives a choice between the "network installer" or the "local package installer". I used "network installer" and all went well. Following step 6, some downloads are served from your default aptitude server; while others come from developer.download.nvidia.com.
Jul
30
comment Ubuntu 14.04 MTP error
This is already included in Ubuntu 15.04, but I still have problems. I either see an empty directory; or endless MTP error messages and numerous opening Files instances.
Jun
10
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Jun
10
comment How to select video quality from youtube-dl?
Your example and others present easy choices for the audio - that is, for high quality, choose the one with highest bitrate value. I recently however found myself faced with a choice between DASH audio , opus @160k or DASH audio 126k , audio@128k (44100Hz), 1.79MiB or DASH audio 127k , m4a_dash container, aac @128k (44100Hz), 1.94MiB. I had to choose but am uncertain about quality, or perhaps compatibility.
May
12
comment Setting proxy from terminal
Alas still not yet for Firefox 37.0.2.
May
12
comment How to open Firefox with proxy settings via terminal?
Unfortunately, Firefox (37.0.2) on Ubuntu 15.04 still fails to use the http_proxy variable (see bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=224886)
Dec
17
comment How do I install ncurses header files?
Not found. This should be ncurses-dev as in the answer below.
Nov
11
comment error attempt to read or write outside of partition
Me too. I have had 14.04 installed for a while. I suspect either apt-get or aptitude has removed too much.
Nov
11
comment What to do when I get an “attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'” error and Boot Repair does not solve the problem?
As soon as I type insmod normal I get the message again: "error: attempt to read or write outside of partition."
Oct
14
comment Random greyed unresponsive screen on netbook
I now have a shiny new Dell XPS 9333 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and this still happens - though far less often that with the Eee. Regardless of the state of my laptop, I assume someone knows what it is that this greying signifies - or which section of the OS is responsible.
Oct
10
comment How does the fglrx package's version relate to AMD's version numbers, like Catalyst 12.3?
It looks like that detail isn't added to those pages so often now. 13.4 from April 2013 seems like the last update (12.104).