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"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence."

-Russell


May
8
comment Want to install Windows 7 on separate drive
Have a look over there --> under 'Related'. You'll find the answer you seek.
May
8
comment Ubuntu 11.04 wireless network problem
We need to know what wireless chipset you use. Please update the your question with this info. You can find out by opening a terminal and doing: lspci -v | less and pressing space to page down.
May
8
comment How to make a partition invisible?
This is easily doable but I'll need to see a print out of your /etc/fstab from Ubuntu. Post that up and I can help. Basically, you'll need to find out the BLKID of the NTFS partition. And the on a line in your /etc/fstab you'll make that particular BLKID 'noauto'.
May
7
comment Realtek RTL8111E8168B Ethernet driver doesn't work
I had similar issues with 10.10. I had to append blacklist r8169 to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf after downloading r8168-8.021.00.tar.bz2 from Realtek and loading that module.
May
7
comment How to create a folder with the following permission?
Excuse my ignorance, but isn't every directory deletable?
May
6
comment How do I mark a file as executable via a GUI?
@pydave - Brilliant. Thanks very much for the gconftool heads up.
May
6
comment Why does Ubuntu CD contain a “pics” folder with Debian-related images?
I think this is somewhat analogous to "junk" sequences in our DNA. They provide clues and information about our ancestors. :)
May
5
comment Why write to an external disk I only looked at?
Extending this: If you want to change the access time writes, you can change your /etc/fstab to: noatime, relatime, etc. Check here for more info.
May
5
comment STA driver support for b43xx wireless broken again
This isn't a flame attempt. In my experience you have to wait at least two weeks after a release before you can safely expect WiFi to work OOTB. I'm still waiting on a fix in 10.10 because Ubuntu detects my chipset incorrectly. This is easily fixed by blacklisting modules but the moral is: Wait for the real beta testers to sort out potential problems for you before you make the leap. In the case of 11.04, I'd extend that to 6 weeks due to the change to Unity wholesale, and the problems we're seeing here and elsewhere.
May
5
comment Stop an insolent narwhal from “correcting” monitor brightness?
Funniest question I've seen yet. +1.
May
5
comment Cannot mount disk at all. Detailed explanation, Need help
These can also be found in the same place in a non-Live CD (i.e. native) environment, in GNOME Classic at least. If you're running 11.04 you'll need to log out and log into a different session. I believe it's called 'GNOME Classic' but I could be wrong.
May
5
comment Cannot mount disk at all. Detailed explanation, Need help
@winchendonsprings - To access the logs, in a Live CD Ubuntu environment go to System > Administration > Log File Viewer.
May
5
comment Cannot mount disk at all. Detailed explanation, Need help
There are some potential leads on this one here for those answering this question.
May
4
comment MacBook Pro: should I virtualize Ubuntu or use Boot Camp?
Isn't it the case that you should use rEFIt when dual-booting a Mac and not using Windows as the 2nd OS? Or: Isn't Boot Camp specifically designed for Windows use? I'm interested to know.
May
4
comment Natty loves to freeze itself
Do you know which WiFi chipset your laptop uses? There have been problems with Broadcom chipsets that I've seen.
May
4
comment How can I store /var on a separate partition?
@Aleksandr Levchuk - Yes, this intrigues me too.
May
2
comment Atheros AR2413 not working after upgrade
Network Damager tends to cause these types of issues in the first couple of weeks after every release. I suggest trying an earlier kernel too if that's possible. But you probably just have to wait for Network Damager to be fixed over the next few days unfortunately.
May
1
comment Your disc drive being checked for errors?
+1 - Yes this is perfectly normal behaviour. It's just making sure everything's OK with the file system. If it becomes an issue for you (e.g. you reboot very often) you can change it from the default 30 reboots to, say, 100 by doing: sudo tune2fs -c 100 /dev/sda1. If you want to check how many reboots since last auto fsck do: sudo dumpe2fs -h /dev/sdb1 | grep -i 'mount count'. Let's say you have a big important presentation to give. You don't want a very slow fsck to get in your way. So it can be useful to check.
May
1
comment Is there a desktop-wide privacy mode?
Interesting. I'd never heard of Zeitgeist before this question. I'll have to look into it. Thanks for bringing my attention to it.
Apr
30
comment How to verify whether I have updated from beta to stable?
lsb_release -a or System > Administration > System Monitor (tab 1).