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Jul
30
comment Downloads folder contents disappear
But if your Downloads belongs to root instead of your normal user which you use for browsing then it won't be able to write that folder. This is by design. You should mount the folder as your normal user, or chown-ing as per the answer below could work too I guess.
Jul
29
comment Setup in Ubuntu 14.04 for debugging CUDA code
AFAIK one instance of X server won't use more than one driver at once. You could try to either nest multiple instances of X (I'm not sure how to do that) or you could just set your GUI stuff to use the nVidia driver. The settings pertaining to that should be in /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if you post its contents I/we can also probably help you set it up).
Jul
29
comment How can I stop my controller from moving my mouse?
I'm not really sure about that /boot/cmdline.txt. It doesn't even exist on my system. Also .txt seriously?
Jul
29
comment Downloads folder contents disappear
It is rather unclear what you are asking (besides the fact that your data is mounted by root, so naturally it belongs to root). Please reword your question so that it becomes possible to understand your issue.
Jul
25
comment Battery suddenly not charging anymore
Can you verify that your problem is not caused by a hardware fault?
Jul
25
comment I accidentally deleted the network-manager and don't have access to internet anymore
Dat trollin' xD
Jun
13
comment Making Minecraft.jar executable
Don't forget to accept the answer if it works out. :P
Jun
13
comment restart install of software repository
The "software repository" is all the software that is available in Ubuntu. I highly doubt anyone would want to install all of that junk.
Jun
13
comment Making Minecraft.jar executable
Then put that in a bash script and click that?
Mar
4
comment Defragging NTFS Partitions from Linux
-1 Why add an answer when it isn't even useful in any way?
Mar
1
comment Gaming with Virtualbox, has it worked for you?
+1 for bringing that site to my attention.
Feb
25
comment p11-kit: Typical problem with Wine
On a shared WOW64 wine setup this results in wine complaining about the architecture of the shared object.
Jan
18
comment SD Card Not Recognized as Bootable
This depends on two things: either your BIOS can't boot off an SD card, in this case you'll have to replace your motherboard. Or your SD card is not set to be bootable. To help determine which of the two cases are present in your situation please post the full output of sudo fdisk -l /dev/<your SD card>.
Jan
18
comment I can't install a .sh file
*.sh files are shell scripts, they should be human readable. Please post the output of cat yourfile.sh.
Jan
18
comment A right path to CPP SDK for using it in IntelliJ Idea's cpp-project
What in the nine hells do you mean by 'C++ SDK'? On a linux system there's g++. It compiles C++ and has all the default (linux development headers). Also g++ should be by default on your $PATH.
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
comment On which disk device Ubuntu has been installed?
@wilf Yup, that runs fdisk as root.