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Nov
17
comment Ubuntu 14.04 MTP error
see bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1393587
Mar
22
comment Screen always on when on Lightdm login
duplicate: askubuntu.com/q/403859/19996 (this was asked first, but that one got more attention)
Aug
15
comment How do I extract the package version from debian/changelog?
I was hoping for something a bit more robust -- the deb-control(5) man page does not clearly describe the format and I don't want to make any assumptions. For example, it does not make it clear that fields must start on a line ("Fields are delimited only by field tags."). It also says that a field can span multiple lines, and it doesn't say anything about spacing between the tag and the value, so maybe Version:123 should be interpreted as a continuation of the previous field and not a separate Version field (due to the lack of a space after the colon).
Aug
15
comment How do I extract the package version from debian/changelog?
I want the version number and only the version number so that I can manipulate it in a script.
Jul
6
comment Amarok doesn't start after qt4-related ubuntu updates (from raring-updates)
It's not just Amarok. konsole recently started crashing on me with BadWindow (on two different machines). Many people are having BadWindow problems with KDevelop as well -- see bug #1178843.
Jul
5
comment I want to know when a running process will terminate. How can I watch it?
@hakermania: I understand, which is why I still gave it +1. I was just pointing out a couple of ways to make the script more portable in case someone wanted to do the same thing on a BSD/Solaris/etc. system. I believe that it's a good idea to stick to POSIX unless there's a reason to do something Ubuntu-specific. In this case, there's no reason to not write a POSIX-conformant script.
Jul
3
comment I want to know when a running process will terminate. How can I watch it?
while kill -0 <pid>; do ... is more portable -- it will work on non-Linux systems too. And there's no reason to use bash -- your code doesn't use any bashisms so /bin/sh is perfectly fine here.
May
16
comment Virtualbox: host only networking - proxy internet connection
see unix.stackexchange.com/q/38822/8555
Apr
28
comment How do I restore triple tap to emulate the middle click?
Also see bug 840509
Mar
15
comment Automatically disable wifi (wireless) when wired?
@waltinator: When a connection comes up, NetworkManager sets an environment variable named CONNECTION_UUID to the identifier for that connection. I was thinking that the script could do something like only disable WiFi for the connection that I have declared the "standard" wired connection but leave it enabled if eth0 is activated by a different connection. I haven't tried it so I don't know if it works. But your point about just controlling it manually is a good one.
Feb
14
comment Raleigh theme on LightDM, Ubuntu desktop, Nautilus window, menus & menu-bars
How did you figure this out? Is there a bug report for this problem?
Feb
14
comment Raleigh theme on LightDM, Ubuntu desktop, Nautilus window, menus & menu-bars
the package dconf-editor doesn't exist, but dconf-tools does and it seems to have a program called dconf-editor