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Apr
27
comment Ubuntu 16.04 + Wine + Alt
I've had issues like that in the past and being a very lazy person in these instances, I've just chosen to make a script to replace Unity with Metacity before running the game and then switch back to Unity afterwards. I haven't tried that with 16.04 though, so I don't know if it's a viable option, but something you might want to try if all else fails.
Apr
27
comment LibreOffice Writer BUG - Formulas replaced by object 1, object 2, object 3
That sounds like an important bug, but it should be filed on Launchpad.net.
Apr
10
comment how do I access linux machines by name on the network?
Try using hostname.local. For instance, if your desktop is called petersdesk, then connect to petersdesk.local.
Apr
10
comment I've got Internal Error whilst running a Ubuntu Beta. How to gather information and find out what it is?
The command simply opens a text document, the manual for apport-bug. If you have an Ubuntu desktop, you can do the same thing by opening man:apport-bug in your browser. You'll probably have to confirm that you wish to open it using Help.
Apr
4
comment Developing a new OS based on Ubuntu
@oldfred: That's only true if you wish to use brand and binaries. You don't have to ask any permission in order to use Ubuntu as a base for your commercial projects.
Mar
29
comment I've got Internal Error whilst running a Ubuntu Beta. How to gather information and find out what it is?
I don't really have time, but if you run "man apport-bug", you'll get a good explanation. If you have time, it would be nice if you could add your own answer when you feel comfortable. :)
Feb
12
comment Is there an automatic conversion utility deb-to-snap?
You should probably not convince your customer to do this at all. Why are you trying?
Feb
12
comment alt+tab application switcher like in windows 7
We have the alt+tab switcher which displays apps by icon and then shows you all open windows from this application. Or you can use the same view as super+w, except only displaying windows of the currently focused app. There are many ways to navigate windows. You can even search by typing.
Aug
19
comment Is it possible to use Microsoft Exchange Calendar with Ubuntu?
I don't use Exchange, so I won't add this as an answer, but you should try Evolution. I think it should be able to do what you want, and a lot more.
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 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
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.