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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 Package builds locally but fails in PPA
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 Package builds locally but fails in PPA
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.
Oct
23
comment Where do I find repositories for the following packages, now that Medibuntu is down?
I don't know anything about the other two, sorry.
Oct
23
comment Where do I find repositories for the following packages, now that Medibuntu is down?
They are available in the 12.04 repositories too.
Oct
23
comment Where do I find repositories for the following packages, now that Medibuntu is down?
mplayer, mencoder, libavutil-extra-51, and libavcodec-extra-53 are all available in the Ubuntu 13.10 repositories.
Sep
4
comment How do I know what files are executed when I open an application?
@Michael it spawns a shell because it uses a pipe ("|") which is shell syntax. You can set up the same pipe manually from code but it is much easier to let a shell do it - as long as you know there's no chance of shell escape codes being passed through from the user, which can lead to security vulnerabilities.
Aug
26
comment How can I temporarily suspend Nautilus filesystem automounting, without making permanent changes to the system and user configuration?
That was a rhetorical question: the state won't be restored unless the user runs some piece of software to restore it, which they might not do.