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Aug
12
comment Adding a .tar.bz package to my local repository?
checkinstall does this, see duplicate
Aug
9
comment Dual Monitor resolution doesn't work.
Very likely to be the converter. I saw this happen to somebody on IRC the other day. The fix is to write the monitor refresh rates in xorg.conf.
Jul
14
comment How can I repair unity from terminal while on a WiFi that requires me to login through a web browser?
Connect to the internet in the live session, then chroot into the install to repair it. See help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCdRecovery
May
11
comment How to show full date and time in Nautilus/Files 3.6+ list view?
I no longer use Nautilus and I suggest you do the same.
Apr
30
comment How to revert from Gtk3 to Gtk2 indicators in xfce4-panel?
Also, I'm assuming that you don't really want to revert to Gtk2 indicators, because you get Gtk3 indicators by default in Trusty and the Gtk2 ones will no longer work at all. The development work you installed in Saucy is now the default (but fixed up).
Apr
7
comment What is the meaning of 'i686' in Ubuntu?
There is no standard definition of "i686". It has been used to describe everything from P6 architecture (which includes CPUs that can no longer run Ubuntu), "Pentium II and above" by Ubuntu, and up to "Atom/Core2 or above" by other distributions.
Apr
7
comment What is the meaning of 'i686' in Ubuntu?
Intel has never made a processor numbered 80686 (the Pentium II is numbered 80522/3/4).
Apr
1
comment What software can display raw bitmaps on Linux?
File->Open then change the file type to raw.
Mar
17
comment Muted headphone jack, but if I replug in headphones I need to go into alsamixer and unmute it again
possible duplicate of Sound muted when headphones are connected in 11.10
Jan
21
comment Why does webapps open another browser icon?
This was reported as a bug here: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-firefox-extension/+bug/…
Dec
2
comment get rid of kvm: disabled by bios
It's not even a bug. Many BIOSes intentionally ship without any way to enable VT.
Nov
28
comment Some keys act as a arrows or type numbers
The numlock can often also be set to default on or off in the bios.
Nov
28
comment How to install Cave Story?
Cave Story is not usually a source distributed software. The .tar.gz probably contains binary software (probably from Humble Bundle or similar). Therefore, the linked other question is likely to be irrelevant.
Nov
24
comment How to debug a build failure which cannot be reproduced outside of a Launchpad build environment?
Yes, lintian produces lots of errors on the package. But this is effectively an unmodified Ubuntu package (only changelog bump) which builds everywhere except for in a PPA, so I'm not convinced that matters.
Nov
24
comment How to debug a build failure which cannot be reproduced outside of a Launchpad build environment?
A good idea, but unfortunately it didn't work. All the tests still pass when pbuilder is run from at without environment.
Nov
16
comment Duplicate (Spotify) Icon in launcher
It's a bug in bamf. See for example: bugs.launchpad.net/unity-2d/+bug/704046. bamf is the "bamf application matching framework" - it's job is to detect whether two windows belong to the same application and thus should be stacked under the same launcher icon or not. There is no reliable way to do this for all applications, so bamf exists specifically to handle corner cases like java and spotify.
Nov
11
comment Duplicate (Spotify) Icon in launcher
This happens or has happened with a variety of software: it is a consequence of the way Unity (and specifically a library called bamf) works.
Nov
11
comment Rhythmbox refuses to maximize correctly
Sounds like bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox/+bug/1176760. I doubt this is really a rhythmbox bug. Much more likely it's a compiz bug (it has had several bugs like this with other applications.)
Nov
10
comment What is the right way to exit the interactive CLI of the command “rev”?
ctrl-z doesn't terminate the process, it backgrounds it. It's still running and you can switch back to it with "fg".
Nov
1
comment Has the Appindicator or GtkMenu API changed in Saucy?
They are on the bug report.