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Oct
5
comment How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)
@Shagun I agree. I removed it, since it's completely irrelevant to the otherwise correct answer.
Oct
5
comment How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)
Why do you think step 7 is optional? Windows install always trashes the MBR, and step 7 is the only step that touches the MBR. update-grub only updates the grub configuration file according to the man page, and my tests.
Jun
27
comment Dropbox isn't running/is already running
Your workaround worked for me. Thanks for the suggestion.
Jun
21
comment Is NTFS-3G safe for writing?
What problems were caused by Windows? (Devil's advocate) How do you know they weren't caused by NTFS-3G?
Jun
6
comment How do you remap a key to the Caps Lock key in Xubuntu?
As far as I recall, you also need to ensure you've turned on any "Use system keyboard layout" option, and/or disabled IBus. See e.g. askubuntu.com/a/442415/1951
May
12
comment How do I disable the Super key?
On Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty), I used gsettings set org.compiz.integrated show-hud "['']".
Sep
29
comment How do you remap a key to the Caps Lock key in Xubuntu?
Dror, yes, it's possible on some systems.
Aug
12
comment Configuring to detect if a command does not exist, suggest installation
It's called command_not_found_handler in zsh. See zsh.sourceforge.net/Doc/Release/Command-Execution.html.
Jan
22
comment How do you remap a key to the Caps Lock key in Xubuntu?
XkbOptions is named for a setting in X. The capability is provided by the console-setup package, which seems to have been in Ubuntu since at least Lucid, and probably earlier.
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to prevent alt-tab from raising all windows of an application?
Is this still a problem for you in 13.04? It is working the way you want on my fresh install. Ironically, I want the opposite. :)
Nov
18
comment How can I change the wiggle time of 'urgent animation' in Unity Launcher?
You can also go vote for these bugs: Unity's sidebar Urgent icon animation not constant and Launcher icon alert animation should repeat.... (Click on the pencil and say "Yes, it affects me".)
Oct
18
comment Why have both /mnt and /media?
Without re-reading the spec, I'm pretty sure that since nothing else should use that drive unless explicitly pointed there, you can mount that drive's partitions anywhere you like, e.g. /data or /a.
Jun
1
comment Tell `ls` to sort by regular ASCII codes, not “intelligently”
This may have worked in the past, but it's not working on Ubuntu 12.04.
Jan
26
comment Why have both /mnt and /media?
It says /mnt is for the system administrator. This implies that /mnt should not be used by the system itself. So if your computer automatically mounts a CD or DVD, it should mount it in /media, not /mnt.
May
10
comment Super (windows) key no longer works in programs
See askubuntu.com/questions/34145/…
May
8
comment How to detect Bluetooth, without rebooting
hcitool and sdptool may help.
May
2
comment Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key?
Running gnome-terminal is recommended because you can't paste into the Alt+F2 dialog. Bug 736222.
Apr
15
comment How to avoid openSSH showing authentication popup?
@Roland Taylor: Besides, nobody has starred this question, so if I had not started my comment with @username, he probably wouldn't have seen my comment or answer at all.
Apr
15
comment How to avoid openSSH showing authentication popup?
@Roland Taylor: My answer was directed to the Adam Matan; my comment was directed to EvilPhoenix. I think this is the logical thing to do.
Mar
30
comment how to change file permission of a file permanently that is set back to default on boot
Read access, probably OK. But the poster said write access was required too.