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Jul
30
comment Why doesn't Ubuntu remove old kernels automatically?
This script is potentially dangerous: when I do a system update which installs a new kernel, then run this script before rebooting, the new kernel will be removed instead of the old one. I don't want to say it's a bad script, just that one has to be careful when to call it.
Jul
1
comment Ctrl+Alt+[Left/Right] not working in Ubuntu in VMWare
According to the help text in the VMWare settings dialog, you can also use Ctrl-Alt-Space Ctrl-Alt-Left to send Ctrl-Alt-Left to the guest.
Jun
18
comment VMWare Workstation 9.0.2 for Linux build 1031769. Failed to execute child process “@@BINARY@@”
The %F is part of the .desktop file specification: standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/…. So that's not your problem.
Jun
17
comment VMWare Workstation 9.0.2 for Linux build 1031769. Failed to execute child process “@@BINARY@@”
The files you found are just the installer scripts that should replace @@BINARY@@ with real values.
Jun
17
comment VMWare Workstation 9.0.2 for Linux build 1031769. Failed to execute child process “@@BINARY@@”
Looks like a bug in the installer. Try to grep -r "@@BINARY@@" /etc/ /usr/bin (I'm not sure where VMWare Workstation is installed). This should show you the file that has the string in it. Then you can edit and fix it, and submit a bug report.
May
27
comment “waiting for network configuration” Problem
@draw it has to be on two lines: 1st line is auto lo; 2nd line is iface lo inet loopback
Apr
29
comment Issue Mounting NAS
I don't think NFS supports giving a username/password. The access control is done on the server, which specifies which IP addresses to allow mounting an exported directory
Apr
29
comment Issue Mounting NAS
Try adding the filesystem type to the command line: -t nfs. nfs is not supported by the normal mount command.
Apr
16
comment Is there a way to update all Java related alternatives?
You don't have to install the plugin (and you shouldn't if you don't need it, due to security considerations). update-java-alternatives changes all other java alternatives, even when the plugin setting throws an error.
Apr
8
comment What is the “yes” command?
@fromnaboo It's a bad example, I know. But sometimes you do not have access to the internal working of a program you have to use, and so yes can help you avoid endlessly repeating the same input.
Sep
5
comment Openconnect problems on Ubuntu 12.04
The link doesn't seem to apply to the OP's problem at all (different VPN client, different error message). Why do you think it will solve his problems?
Sep
5
comment Openconnect problems on Ubuntu 12.04
Did you test whether the connection actually works? What vpnc-script are you using (i had to install the vpnc package to get /etc/vpnc/vpnc-script)?
Jul
24
comment SSH connection problem with “Host key verification failed…” error
+1 for advising to use -v parameter; this can help a lot when debugging ssh problems.
Jul
12
comment SSH Navigation Confusion
Both from and to can be remote locations, e.g. scp -r admin@server:/path joe@local:/path2
Jul
12
comment SSH Navigation Confusion
@BlindFish But it doesn't have to find your local machine, because you're executing the scp from your local machine!
Jul
12
comment SSH Navigation Confusion
@BlindFish Just to make sure: you're running your commands as user joe, right?
Jul
12
comment SSH Navigation Confusion
@BlindFish Sorry, it's the only thing I can think of right now; I use such commands almost every day. You're sure there were no typos involved?
Jul
12
comment SSH Navigation Confusion
@BlindFish does the path /home/joe/remote/mail really exist on your local machine?
Jun
26
comment How do I clean or disable the memory cache?
I just used the htop command, and sorted by memory usage.
Jun
26
comment How do I clean or disable the memory cache?
@izx Yes, I know. It could just be that he looks for the solution of the wrong problem. The kernel is smart enough not to fill up memory with caches when it is needed by programs. That's why I think that his memory problems come from a program that uses too much memory.