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I don't even use Ubuntu...


Jan
18
awarded  Custodian
Jan
18
reviewed Reviewed How can I burn a bootable dmg image?
Jan
18
comment How can I burn a bootable dmg image?
+1 for explaining how to convert *.dmg into *.img (and then *.iso). -1 for telling how to make a boot pendrive from a *.dmg instead of telling how to burn it to a disc.
Jan
17
comment How do I mount an EncFS volume at /media/username/mountpoint?
Just an FYI, but generally stuff in /media/username only needs to be set to 700 permission wise.
Jan
17
comment Why are the default permissions for /media/username root:root?
@d3vid : As for the security concern: it's because folders that you have write access and execute access to can be used by a hacker / cracker / whatever you want to call him / her to upload binaries that they can then use to gain root access to your box. (This is called privilege escalation.) Although you shouldn't make your system deliberately more insecure there are default places that allow the same thing (and are more obscure and as such make less likely the hackers activity to be found). So the "security concern" in this case could be ignored depending on your setup.
Jan
17
comment Why are the default permissions for /media/username root:root?
@d3vid : Depends, in the second case if you hadn't changed the default permission your normal user wouldn't be able to write to /media/user (as it's 750) which is a tad bit better than the first case. As for the mounting: historically the /mnt and its subfolders are considered to be the default mount point for anything, the /media was only added so that people who just want to use a linux box without actually understanding how things work won't get confused by all the strange folders and whatnot on /.
Jan
16
answered After Ubuntu 12.04.3 instal disc disappears a grub menu not appear
Jan
16
answered Why are the default permissions for /media/username root:root?
Jan
16
comment On which disk device Ubuntu has been installed?
@wilf Yup, that runs fdisk as root.
Jan
16
answered On which disk device Ubuntu has been installed?
Jan
16
answered CPU temp on ubuntu 12.04 higher than on windows 5-10C in “normal usage”
Jan
16
answered How to add route after connecting to openvpn server?
Jan
16
comment How do I remove YouTube sidebar integration?
@playcat : That's because it has been installed as root (either as a dependency to something or when you installed your base system), and as such it resides somewhere in /user/share/ (I'm not sure of the exact location so I might be mistaken), and not by your normal user (which would install it somewhere in your home). As such to get rid of it you have to to uninstall it as root (either the package that contains it or the addon from the browser, both seem to work ... though the second one messes up the package mangers little mind a bit).
Nov
11
revised Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings?
Copyedited.
Nov
11
suggested suggested edit on Resetting XFCE Panels to default settings?
Oct
30
comment Generating list of manually installed packages and querying individual packages
Exactly the answer I was searching for.
Oct
28
awarded  Vox Populi
Oct
28
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
13
comment Slow Internet on Ubuntu 12.10
If you found a solution for your question consider adding it in as a full answer so others may learn from it.
Sep
19
comment How can I change owner back to root?
Yes, you will have lines with <kernel number> and <kernel number> (recovery), select one of the recovery ones.