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Nov
19
comment Any command line calculator for Ubuntu?
Wait, what exactly do you mean "switch to" python? and "without any extra prefixes"? Are you saying you want to be able to calculate things at the prompt without running a command?
Nov
18
comment Any command line calculator for Ubuntu?
bc isn't included anymore?
Dec
17
comment Why can't I import “pygtk” with Python 3.2 from PyDev?
I misread someting about PyGObject - it's confusing that there are announcements about that on the PyGTK website: > PyGobject 2.26.0 has been released. This is the first stable release in the 2.26.x series and introduces initial support for introspection and Python 3. As usual, sources can be fetched from here. Check out the release announcement and full list of changes.
Nov
23
comment Why can't I import “pygtk” with Python 3.2 from PyDev?
"a version of PyGTK for Python 3 was never written." - that's not what the pygtk website says - do you mean was never packaged for ubuntu?
Oct
29
comment Is it really possible to run Linux applications within Windows using Wubi?
You could also use current versions xubuntu or lubuntu, which haven't caught the unity bug yet.
Sep
13
comment Why does this 'kill' command log me out of the computer?
@user606723 the init process will not exit, and can decide what (if anything) to do about all the other processes having exited.
Mar
13
comment Setting directory file permissions in Ubuntu using chmod
Er, it looks like he's trying to add an ACL entry, not change the basic permissions.
Feb
19
comment Touchpad detected as both PS/2 mouse and ALPS Glidepoint…uses PS/2 mouse settings
The psmouse_alps_dkms driver in the comments there helped some, but my hardware acts flaky enough with it (it acts flaky with the real ALPS driver on windows, to, my computer shipped with a custom driver) that I gave up.
Feb
19
comment Touchpad detected as both PS/2 mouse and ALPS Glidepoint…uses PS/2 mouse settings
I have this same problem.
Feb
3
comment Should I update to an LTS release?
@JeffFerland "Ubuntu upgrades are only tested against the previous release" even for LTS-LTS?
Jan
25
comment How to hide terminal output when executing a command?
@TC1 In principle, a program could reopen /dev/tty and print the output there. In practice, GUI programs won't do that.
Jan
9
comment Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed?
iusmentis.com/trademarks/crashcourse/limitations says "Also, trademark rights are exhausted when a trademarked product lawfully enters the market. The trademark holder then normally can no longer act against resale of the trademarked product.". OP should probably ask a real lawyer, though, particularly if he has any intention of doing this without getting permission.
Jan
8
comment Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed?
Does the branding within the OS actually count as "using" the trademark if it's not mentioned in any of your marketing materials?
Nov
22
comment Low disk space: home/user folder occupies 94GB
@tedtoy It seems absurd that a simple log file could grow that large. You should run fsck just in case this is an indication of something wrong with the filesystem structure.
Nov
22
comment Low disk space: home/user folder occupies 94GB
Instead of baobab you may want to look at the tool "gdmap" - it shows space in a more visual way [you'll get a big rectangle for your big file]
Jun
26
comment Application for taking pretty screenshots (like OS X does)
But does it have a plugin to draw hand-drawn circles?
May
23
comment What are the FOSS solutions for partition merging?
"Partition merging"? Like, making one partition with all the files on it from two partitions that each have their own files? I don't think there is a way to do this.