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Jul
15
comment Can not enable 3D acceleration on Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox
Fixed it for me. Apparently the ISO file is periodically updated. This is the current one, although it'll probably only be good for a short time: virtualbox.org/download/testcase/…
Apr
4
comment Ubuntu 11.10 share desktop in Webex
If I get a chance I'll test on 14.04, but in the meantime I blogged about some other methods that may work if the above doesn't: Using WebEx desktop sharing on Ubuntu 64-bit
Jan
20
comment How to rsync to android
An alternate way to use rsync with SSHelper without having to modify .ssh/config: rsync -avz -e 'ssh -p 2222' Music android:SDCardLink/ (stackoverflow.com/a/4630407/399105)
Dec
25
comment Purple start screen - no splash screen
This is what fixed it for me: askubuntu.com/a/6074/18665
Nov
15
comment How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?
rfkill block bluetooth worked for Thinkpad T430u
Nov
15
comment Brightness is reset to Maximum on every Restart
This worked great for me. All I needed was the /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness line.
Sep
3
comment Joining MP3 files losslessly
askubuntu.com/a/20514/18665
May
29
comment How to read mp3 tags in shell?
eyeD3 works better for me because it works with id3v2, but @red_trumpet is right, the command should be eyeD3 not eyed3
Mar
19
comment Suyin сamera problem
Since it was working at one point and stopped working, I still suspect a kernel update broke it. I updated my answer with instructions on narrowing it down.
Mar
7
comment How do I disable visual effects in Ubuntu 12.04.1?
CCSM should be avoided. See here for alternatives: askubuntu.com/q/205206/18665
Dec
21
comment Touchpad stops working after suspend on Lenovo T520
Yes, thank you! The "red dot" (trackpoint) sometimes doesn't work on my T430u at startup or resuming from standby; this worked great!
Dec
18
comment Compiz features stopped working when an external monitor is attached
In the past compiz --replace hasn't worked well for me because if I close the terminal window that I ran the command from, compiz closes. Try compiz --replace & instead. Whether or not that's the solution to your problem is another matter altogether...
Oct
31
comment Rsnapshot: using different intervals for different directories
I think this is definitely the way to go. just make sure you use a different snapshot_root in each config file.
Jun
2
comment Is Disk Utility reliable?
I talked to Seagate support, they had me do a low level format. I checked disk utility again, and it still showed the same thing, so I went ahead and sent it in for warranty service, in case the firmware is messed up. I'm guessing it's nothing major, but it's under warranty and I don't want to worry whether my drive's gonna fail down the road.
Jun
2
comment Is Disk Utility reliable?
I was able to confirm the results of disk utility by downloading smartmontools (sudo aptitude install smartmontools) and running sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda
May
27
comment Is Disk Utility reliable?
Yes, I have a count of 1 for "Current Pending Sector Count", ID 197, and a count of 1 for "Uncorrectable Sector count", ID 198
May
27
comment Is Disk Utility reliable?
@psusi yes, the counts are still 1. There's only one drive in the system, but I verified it by installing the smartmontools package and running sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda. I'll see if there are any firmware updates. If not, I need to convince Seagate the drive is bad, because according to Seatools it's fine, but "Seagate reserves the right to return a good drive back to its owner and to charge for all associated shipping costs." Thanks for your help!
May
27
comment Is Disk Utility reliable?
I ran badblocks, and it didn't find anything: ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo badblocks -vsb 512 /dev/sda Checking blocks 0 to 312581807 Checking for bad blocks (read-only test): done Pass completed, 0 bad blocks found. But in disk utility, current pending sector count and uncorrectable sector count are still 1. I even ran it in destructive write mode (badblocks -wsb 512 /dev/sda --I don't care about the data at this point), and it didn't find any bad blocks after 4 passes. Any other suggestions?