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Mar
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comment Distorted and sped up audio in Wine 1.4 while using Spotify on Ubuntu 12.04
This sounds like the bug when you upgrade wine but have an old wine config which tells it to use the old broken drivers.
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
18
comment Configuring the dnsmasq instance started by connection sharing in NetworkManager
Any chance you could update this answer with an example of using dnsmasq.d in Quantal? Especially how to restart the services after creating configuration files.
Mar
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awarded  Nice Question
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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accepted Why does emptying the rubbish bin in nautilus take so long?
Mar
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asked Why does emptying the rubbish bin in nautilus take so long?
Feb
19
comment Why am I frequently getting this “Cannot allocate memory” error?
Killing the panel will for sure free up the memory no matter what was causing it. Weather applet is high on the list of suspects. xsesion-errors also suggests a problem with update-manager (perhaps it's indicator icon). The weather isn't really part of the same applet as the other stuff, it's just that all indicators are grouped into a single indicator-applet. It sounds like you've removed that - you probably want it back at some point. This is a good way to test anyway. If the problem stops happening we've narrowed it down to an indicator at least.
Feb
18
comment Why am I frequently getting this “Cannot allocate memory” error?
I think you are right that system monitor is not the problem. I have left it running on max refresh speed overnight and not seen any increase in memory usage. I see you have indicator-weather installed. For me that applet is very buggy indeed. It crashes several times per day here. Also note that there can be logs in your homedir eg ~/.xsession-errors (which would be worth looking at, along with dmesg, when the problem happens again.)
Feb
17
comment Why am I frequently getting this “Cannot allocate memory” error?
System monitor is non-standard, in that it isn't on the panel by default. I couldn't reproduce any memory leak with a standard setup so I will focus on that.
Feb
17
comment Why am I frequently getting this “Cannot allocate memory” error?
Although it looks like gnome-panel has allocated an unusual amount of memory, I don't think this is the direct cause of the problem - you still have plenty of swap free and even some memory used for cache. Some other resource must be exhausted, and the high memory use is just the memory used by allocating that resource. Most likely too many open files or too many child processes. Could also be a full disk caused by out of control error logging.
Feb
17
comment Why am I frequently getting this “Cannot allocate memory” error?
Are you using any non-default applets? Also, how often do you update? Last change on gnome-panel was 4 months ago.
Feb
17
comment Why am I frequently getting this “Cannot allocate memory” error?
You didn't mention what version of Ubuntu?
Feb
10
comment How to identify the module supposed to claim a device by vendor/product ID only?
There isn't really an easy way to get this information. Not all USB devices are claimed based on their IDs. Class based devices (storage, HID, and many serial and networking devices) are identified based on what interface they provide.
Feb
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awarded  Caucus
Jan
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comment How do I submit a full bug report with crash dump and steps to reproduce?
I don't have the crash file any more, plus posting how to reproduce it was the whole point :)
Jan
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comment How do I submit a full bug report with crash dump and steps to reproduce?
Great answer :) - unfortunately I forgot how to reproduce the bug but I'm sure this will come up again at some point.
Jan
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accepted How do I submit a full bug report with crash dump and steps to reproduce?
Jan
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comment Cannot authenticate without a password
That's the "automatic login" option. "Login without a password" is different.