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asked KDE keyboard options (like ctrl:nocaps) stop working randomly
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comment What does this 'apt-get remove' instruction do?
Old kernels sitting around on disk cause no trouble, except for taking up disk space, and making update-grub (package postinst) slower. If you're worried that you didn't actually boot the kernel you were trying to upgrade to, then run uname -a, or even dmesg | less
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revised Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?
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answered Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?
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comment Keyboard shortcut to move windows between monitors?
After playing around with keybinds for a while, I've been liking Super+X as a next-monitor keybind. (on a 2-monitor setup, that always just flips to the other monitor.) I can quickly hit it with one hand. (super = windows-key.) super+z might be even easier to hit, but it doesn't have the "x for exchange" mnemonic going for it.
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comment Most efficient way of launching and separating a program from the terminal?
Like always, if you find yourself frequently typing something long, make a shortcut for it using an alias, or a shell function when an alias won't do the trick.
Apr
13
comment Is it a problem to have packages with “amd64” architecture when I have an intel cpu?
Yeah, ia64 is a completely separate architecture, with no similarity to x86/i386, or to x86_64/amd64.
Apr
13
comment Changed ownership of all files and folder in home to 'root' by mistake
You should do ~, not ~/*, to get your dotfiles as well, unless the original mistake didn't affect them.
Apr
11
comment Why doesn't apt-get autoremove remove my old kernels?
Oh, just realized maybe I need to restart aptitude after /etc/kernel/postinst.d/apt-auto-removal rewrites 01autoremove-kernels during the postinst of the newest kernel, installed by the currently-running aptitude.
Apr
11
comment Why doesn't apt-get autoremove remove my old kernels?
I'm wondering if maybe aptitude has its own don't-remove-kernels logic, because my autogenerated 01autoremove-kernels only lists the current and previous (-33 and -34), but -31 was still not getting autoremoved.
Apr
11
comment Why doesn't apt-get autoremove remove my old kernels?
Unless I'm misreading 01autoremove, it's just protecting against auto-removal of the dependency packages, like linux-image-extra. Changing it shouldn't affect whether or not linux-image-3.16.0-31-generic gets autoremoved. None of the patterns in it match the package names that we want auto-removed.
Mar
5
comment 4th gen. iPod Touch and Syncing with Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 12.1
duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/25908/how-to-mount-my-ipod-touch-4g, which has a good answer.
Mar
5
comment how to mount ipod touch 4th generation 16gb
duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/25908/how-to-mount-my-ipod-touch-4g, which has a good answer.
Mar
5
answered how to mount ipod touch 4th generation 16gb
Mar
1
comment How can I quickly copy a GPT partition scheme from one hard drive to another?
The util-linux partitioning tools (including sfdisk) were rewritten to include GPT support for util-linux 2.26. sfdisk differs from gdisk in that it doesn't support putting a small boot partition before 1MiB, though, so it choked on my config. (bug reported upstream already.)
Mar
1
answered Audacity will no longer launch
Feb
25
comment Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions?
But yeah, good to separate user-data from distro-data. You still need to backup /etc, if you customize anything, though. (and even better, version control it with etckeeper.)
Feb
25
comment Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions?
My current desktop has been continually upgraded from Ubuntu 6.10 or so to the current 14.10. But I'm a Linux ninja and don't mind sorting out the occasional glitch. Still, considering a re-install when moving to new disks, since I'm still on upstart, not the default-for-new-installs systemd, and probably some other things I don't know about.
Feb
24
comment Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions?
You could backup your windows stuff into a partition on the other drive, and vice versa. So everything you care about is stored on both drives. You might need a new drive and a live-boot USB stick to get your stuff again, depending on which drive you lose, but it'll be safe. (remember, though, that RAID1 != backups, because it doesn't guard against accidental or other deletion. It's very convenient, though.)
Feb
24
comment Is it safer to install two OSes on different hard drives or just different partitions?
IMO, my home directory is for stuff I created or am working on, not just stuff I downloaded. That way, I can more easily backup the stuff I care about, and ignore the stuff I could get from the Internet again.