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Apr
16
awarded  Teacher
Apr
16
answered What is the difference between `ssh -Y` (trusted X11 forwarding) and `ssh -X` (untrusted X11 forwarding)?
Apr
11
comment Nautilus “locks up” when browsing directories with version control, many files
@Egil So if it is a blocking IO op in the same thread, are there any commandline switches or configuration files that can affect that behavior?
Apr
11
asked Nautilus “locks up” when browsing directories with version control, many files
Apr
10
comment How to default to newest version of Python?
I wouldn't say that changing the symlink is a security concern, but editing system files (including symlinks to system files) without understanding exactly what they do and why they do it that way can expose a user to a lot of problems that they might not be able to solve.
Apr
10
comment Why do the default Applications in Ubuntu always change?
Not only does Ubuntu use Go-OO as its OpenOffice "distro", LibreOffice is forked from Go-OO.
Apr
10
answered Known Chrome/Chromium themes that match popular themes
Mar
30
comment Why does Ubuntu need to reboot so often?
@user1974 System services can be restarted without rebooting (e.g. Apache2, OpenSSH). APT just sets the reboot-required flag (/var/run/reboot-required) for packages that affect system services or libraries.
Mar
30
comment Why does Ubuntu need to reboot so often?
@Jonathan Ubuntu isn't bleeding edge; 95% of packages are out-of-date in Maverick, and 70% are out-of-date in Natty. Fedora is bleeding edge, with 70% out-of-date packages in 14 and 55% out-of-date in 15-alpha. Ubuntu just has a fast and consistent release cycle.
Mar
30
comment What do you use to edit Microsoft Word documents (docx)?
@Oli LibreOffice was forked from the Go-OO project, which was the OpenOffice "distro" Ubuntu ships. Go-OO had additional code for WRITING OOXML (.docx, .pptx, .xslx) files, whereas the vanilla OpenOffice.org version didn't (or doesn't) have that feature. But OOXML support is definitely shakey.
Mar
30
awarded  Supporter
Mar
30
awarded  Editor
Mar
30
revised How I debug an application that loads at startup / on login?
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Mar
25
comment How I debug an application that loads at startup / on login?
I would like to log ALL debugging output, from when NetworkManager starts to when and if it crashes. I want the output written to a file (permissions don't matter, I'm the only user) that can searched later.
Mar
25
awarded  Scholar
Mar
22
awarded  Student
Mar
22
comment How I debug an application that loads at startup / on login?
strace would be fine, or just enabling any debugging output from network-manager and redirecting it to a file. Anything that save any debugging output to a file for inspection later would work.
Mar
21
asked How I debug an application that loads at startup / on login?