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Aug
21
comment What actions does Ubuntu trigger when battery is low?
That is the standard user-facing stuff / settings, which are not related to the problem I am/was seeing. I have noticed this issue (sluggish / slower) lately, when the laptop was suspended while on battery and then resumed on AC. But it is not reproducible and might only be related in the symptoms.
Jun
3
comment Daily builds for VIM
@IonicăBizău It's working already, but some recent changes to the packaging caused the builds to fail. Should be good again after bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=785221 is fixed.
Mar
11
comment How can I get a change to a .desktop file get recognized by Unity/Gnome?
@Noitidart no, not as far as I remember.
Mar
11
comment Is there a way to turn off individual screens?
@JorgeCastro it's not related to the hardware and TwinView: there appears to be no way to turn off a screen individually when it's on the same $DISPLAY, except from removing/disabling it from the RandR config. We want to turn off e.g. the laptop screen, but keep any windows there.
Jan
16
comment How to prevent apt-get/aptitude keeping a cache
This will only control how apt-get autoclean behaves. From apt-get(8): "The configuration option APT::Clean-Installed will prevent installed packages from being erased if it is set to off."
Jul
17
comment What actions does Ubuntu trigger when battery is low?
@ElderGeek I only have /usr/share/acpi-support/state-funcs on my system. policy-funcs is available in acpi-support-base (but only for Debian).
Jul
11
comment Text files open in Nautilus instead of Text Editor
Please note that my answer explicitly mentions that you should not need to remove exo-utils, but that it can be fixed - just in case exo-utils is useful to you. I am adding a link to my answer as an answer. I have flagged it as duplicate.
Jul
10
comment Using gnome-open to open pdf files
It can be fixed without removing exo-utils/xfce: askubuntu.com/a/493866/169
Jul
10
comment In Unity, the folder containing a file selected in the dash is opened in Nautilus instead of opening the file with the corresponding application
It is "only" xdg-utils, which is problematic, and can be fixed. See askubuntu.com/a/493866/169.
Jul
10
comment Text files open in Nautilus instead of Text Editor
If this happens for all files (also images etc), see askubuntu.com/a/493866/169.
Jul
10
comment Using gnome-open to open pdf files
No need to remove it. See askubuntu.com/a/493866/169.
Jul
10
comment Using gnome-open to open pdf files
You need to only remove exo-related lines from ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list, see askubuntu.com/a/493866/169.
Jul
10
comment Using gnome-open to open pdf files
No need to remove it! See my answer: askubuntu.com/a/493866/169
Mar
19
comment Kmymoney missing menu bar
Did you get this solved? I am having the same problem currently with Awesome WM. I have also noted that the window only allows to be resized horizontally - it looks like it thinks the available screen height is not enough (~760px on the laptop).
Mar
19
comment What does it mean that a package is “set to manually installed?”
Edited, thanks.
Feb
1
comment How can I remove the Translation entries in apt?
For me it does not break apt-cache search (Ubuntu 13.10).
Dec
9
comment Files lens and xdg-open only open nautilus but not the correct applicatiion
I could track it down to the 'exo-utils' package, where I probably have used exo-preferred-applications from once. In ~/.local/share/applications there is the following entry, which appears to cause it, if exo-file-manager is installed: "mimeapps.list:x-scheme-handler/file=exo-file-manager.desktop"
Dec
1
comment What is the 'ptrace_scope' workaround for Wine programs and are there any risks?
@izx: Thanks for this answer. It would be interesting to add information about what "eip" refers to (explained here: andy-pearce.com/blog/posts/2013/Mar/file-capabilities-in-linux). Additionally, I have suggested recommending this method in the reptyr docs, where the author replied that it may be a security issue: github.com/nelhage/reptyr/pull/27#issuecomment-29486673 - it would be great, if you could elaborate on that.
Nov
10
comment gnome-terminal tabs are very dark, difficult to tell which tab is in use
It might be better to override the style/CSS in your user profile, instead of replacing it in the system file. See this answer: askubuntu.com/a/252192/169
Oct
9
comment How do you know when to use SHIFT+INSERT vs CTRL-V vs right-click-paste to paste?
The question appears to me about the two types of clipboards: PRIMARY (usually Ctrl-C/V/X) and CLIPBOARD (mouse selection, insertion with Shift-Ins), and not having to use Shift additionally in a terminal for the PRIMARY clipboard's shortcuts (or LibreOffice's special paste).