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Jul
17
comment Is there a way to open a new unity desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 using the startx command without bugs?
You're trying to login twice as the same user, or as a different one?
Jul
17
comment Best practices for installing Java on secure server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu is not like Windows, where there's a distinction between the OS itself and addons like Java. In Ubuntu, software like Java receives security updates for the lifetime of Ubuntu, regardless of Oracle. So even if Java7 is considered insecure on Windows, it's still secure in Ubuntu, as long as you install normal updates. That's one of the reasons why Free Software and Open Source is so important.
Jul
17
comment Desktop notification when any new task start?
@Ivan: Perhaps you should explain what you're trying to accomplish. In isolation, this sounds like a very bad idea. And you would have to build some kind of system daemon for it, because if you just listen for new PIDs and then use notify-send to do the actual notification, then you'd immediately go into a loop, because notify-send is itself a process/task. So you'd be notified about notifications and then notified of that notification, etc.
Jul
17
comment Best practices for installing Java on secure server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
@Jason: Security fixes gets backported in Ubuntu. So even if it would've been a huge security risk on Windows, it's not so on Ubuntu. If it's in the main Ubuntu repository, it gets security upgrades for the lifetime of your Ubuntu distro. So for Ubuntu 14.04, Java7 will be supported until April 2019. You don't need a major upgrade for that.
May
1
comment Snappy Ubuntu, how does it relate to Nix and Guix?
Snappy does not statically compile in libraries. It allows you to store libraries in the same folder as your binary so that you don't have to depend on system libraries, but it also allows you to rely on system libraries if you don't need a release independent package. So Snappy doesn't remove the benefits of having a stable LTS release. It just makes everything a lot simpler.
Apr
26
comment how do I configure dhclient for comcast /64 prefix?
Please edit your question heading to express an actual question.
Apr
23
comment can't run executables “.x86” on ubuntu 14.04
@Swagmaster: That error means the file doesn't exist. You have to use the right filename, and it is case sensitive. You can't write "Home" if it's called "home". Enter the first letters and press tab, the system will autocomplete the filename for you.
Apr
21
comment How to make a system monitoring in ubuntu-touch?
Well, technically, it is, although I forgot about the read-only root fs at the time of writing. top is nice enough though.
Apr
15
comment sharing internet between network interfaces
@rubo77: I don't think that should be a problem. It uses a router and a dhcp server, pretty much like your wireless router at home.
Apr
14
comment ubuntu 14.04 package install fail (apt-get install error)
The install script for SQL Alchemy is trying to configure a database for you, adding tables to hold data. However, those tables already exists in the database. So you can probably just drop the "instances" table, if you don't have anything important in it.
Apr
5
comment Ubuntu Software Centre can't connect to the internet. 13.04
Ubuntu 13.04 was a short-term release that's no longer supported. You should upgrade to 14.04LTS, which will be supported until April 2019. Non-LTS versions are only supported for 9 months. Ubuntu 13.04 has not received any security updates since January 2014.
Apr
5
comment Ubuntu create virtual USB flash drive
It's not easy to understand what you're trying to do. Please edit your question and elaborate.
Apr
3
comment Ubuntu 14.04 deleted www directory from /var/www and need to restore it
Well, if he wants to reproduce the original layout, I think it should include /var/www/html. Not a big deal by any means, I just thought I'd mention it.
Apr
2
comment Allow sudo in default guest account
@GunnarHjalmarsson: Thanks. Yes, what I'm thinking, is that it might be possible to simply add a --reflink=auto to the skel-part of /usr/sbin/guest-account. Then, if you're using btrfs, you'll just get a CoW-ed copy of /etc/guest-session/skel. So in this case, you'd get a clean PlayOnLinux environment at each login. Should actually be even faster than it is today because of --reflink. But I want to test it before I recommend it. It's also possible that it might be better to use an overlayfs because that wouldn't require btrfs. But I'm not that familiar with overlayfs yet.
Apr
2
comment Ubuntu 14.04 deleted www directory from /var/www and need to restore it
Aren't we supposed to have stuff in /var/www/html now?
Apr
2
comment Allow sudo in default guest account
It's an interesting challenge. I have a few ideas that I'll try out during the weekend if I get time. They should work very well, but I'll have to read up on how guest accounts are made in newer versions.
Apr
2
comment How to install missing MSXML 5.0 DLL in ubuntu 14.04lts
We can't support individual wine installations on this site.
Apr
2
comment Documentviewer as standard
At the bottom of the dialog, there is a very wide button labeled something like "Show other applications"? If you click it, you should get a long list. One of them should be Documentviewer.
Apr
2
comment Documentviewer as standard
You tried to edit my answer in order to reply. Please use comments instead. I didn't understand why you can't run Documentviewer. Are you unable to run it from the Dash?
Apr
2
comment Allow sudo in default guest account
You might want to have a look at overlayfs and reflinked directories. Each user should have a completely separate home directory with their own wine prefix.