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Jun
16
comment Why does apt-get not require restarts, where the update manager does?
@A.B. If you use something like Ksplice, you don't have to reboot. Ksplice is free for Ubuntu and Fedora desktops.
Jun
16
comment Linux and Windows on same computer. Access windows from ubuntu
"No absolutely no": this is incorrect! (This is Linux — you can do almost anything.) Windows can be accessed with a VM. However, there are two significant caveats: (1) It's hard to set up and requires major technical expertise. (2) Once you do this, you probably can no longer boot Windows without the VM. See a relevant answer on the matter. Alternatively, if you clone Windows into a VM machine, you can try this without risk. But in either case your machine needs to be powerful enough to run two operating systems simultaneously.
Jun
9
comment Correct file extensions
Those semicolons at the end of each line are redundant, aren't they?
Jun
2
comment Output only MAC address on Ubuntu
Perl regex in grep "is highly experimental". If you want to use basic regex, the equivalent command is ifconfig -a | grep -o 'HWaddr [[:xdigit:]:]*' or, if you prefer, ifconfig -a | grep -o 'HWaddr [a-f0-9:]*'. I have omitted the trailing $ because the output includes spaces after the MAC address, and probably you don't want those.
Jun
2
comment What is the meaning of the following code?
As a side-note, you can combine the setting of PATH and the export into a single command as follows: export PATH="${GZIP_BINDIR-'/bin'}:$PATH"
May
23
comment WMF files no longer recognised; cannot work with them in GIMP
@MichaelSchumacher — I no longer seem to have this problem, with most WMF files at any rate; there are still a few that I cannot open. I am sure that you're right, as I marked that bug as something that affects me.
May
13
comment Why is Numlock turned off by default?
@Ben, that is an assumption. Not all second keyboards have such a pad; indeed, I have a neighbour whose second keyboard is just so because she needs it to be small. Turning on the Numlock by default would be confusing, frustrating and obstructive, just as happened to my friend with the Windows computer that made the same assumption.
May
12
comment Why is Numlock turned off by default?
Although you can determine the type of keyboard, bear in mind that people often add a second USB keyboard. In those cases, there is no way for the system to predict which keyboard the user will use. I have seen just this problem with someone who was using a Windows computer and two keyboards; he would have been fine with Ubuntu.
May
1
comment How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates
Thanks, James, but this is a bad idea both for security and for the reason you already gave. @GGleb's solution works perfectly, allowing updates, so I'll stick with it. I recommend that you try it; apart from an extra icon, the "display mode" is nearly indistinguishable from gurqn's solution. There's no ideal solution, but then Shuttleworth did go a bit off the rails on this one.
Apr
30
comment How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates
Thank you, GGleb. It works now. Allowing the scrolling is fun; I'm glad that you told me about it. Your work is much appreciated!
Apr
29
comment How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates
I have edited my question to provide the answer.
Apr
29
revised How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates
Answer the question asked by GGleb.
Apr
28
comment How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates
For some reason (I think that you edited your answer), the first time around I missed the bit about the middle mouse button, which I've now tried. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. The middle mouse button merely toggles between two modes: The first mode is as you first described. The second mode prevents it from displaying anything when clicked, i.e. it is useless in that mode. Do you have any advice to make the middle button work as yours does? (Synaptic reports the version as 0.1-trusty1.)
Apr
28
comment “mv file” and now it's missing
May I suggest la -A (with a capital A). It does the same as ls -a but excludes . and ...
Apr
27
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Apr
26
accepted How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates
Apr
24
comment How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates
Thank you. This is significantly better than nothing, although I wish that we could still use the systray panel. Shuttleworth has no idea of the problems that he has caused.
Apr
23
asked How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates
Apr
21
comment How do I prevent one user in particular from accessing my home directory?
Thank you, @Rmano
Apr
21
comment How do I prevent one user in particular from accessing my home directory?
On my system, the command lsacl does not exist. Where did you get it?