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I am a retired Fire, Health and Safety Officer whose experience was in the retail sector. For now I only use Ubuntu on my computer and have done so since Ubuntu 7.04 (2007).


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comment 12.04 reports itself as quantal after installing the toolchain-test-ppa?
Installing the tool chain is the first step in the process of changing 12.04 into 12.10 for development testing. Each new release of Ubuntu is built upon the last release. You may now have the quantal repositories as your software sources. Check Software Updater>Settings and see if you still have the Precise repositories listed. Some of us make this change deliberately to share in testing Ubuntu development. We started yesterday.
Apr
5
comment Do I lose LTS support if I upgrade to a non-LTS release?
Have you found the normal 6 monthly releases to be unstable? I have not. I have been updating every 6 months since 07.04. A lot of people say "stability is a priority." The issue really is about the effort needed to upgrade to get continued security updates. In a commercial operation that might be considerable.
Apr
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answered Upgrade 11.10 to 12.04
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awarded  Necromancer
Mar
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comment How can I remove un-installed programs from the Unity dash menu?
I just tested this answer and it works. If you have panel opacity set to zero (as I have), you may find that the panel is no longer transparent. So, log out and log in and things are put right.
Mar
18
comment (12.04 Beta 1) Ubuntu 3D doesn't work anymore, possibly a result of a partial upgrade
Do you normally use a proprietary driver? If so, then you may need to re-activate it. It could be as simple as that.
Mar
17
answered Ubuntu does not recognize my nVidia GPU driver
Mar
16
comment Why am I not asked for password at startup?
In standard Ubuntu you go to Users and Groups and tick a box to require a password or not when logging in. I am not familiar with Xubuntu and at the moment I am using 12.04 Beta 1 which does this differently. Have you looked in Users and Groups or the equivalent in Xubuntu?
Mar
10
answered 12.04 Window Tray Low Contrast
Mar
7
comment Where is wireless driver on CD?
I am not an expert so I guess that in a standard Ubuntu install the Additional Driver utility looks in pre-determined repositories which are on-line. In your case it is not looking on the CD. Would setting Software Sources to include the CD fix this issue? It is just a guess. so, I do not offer it as an answer.
Mar
7
comment Does any TV work with Ubuntu TV or only specific ones (Hardware requirements)
I would not bet on Ubuntu TV being in set-top boxes if I was you. This is a quote from the Ubuntu web site: "It integrates broadcast, time shift, online box office, personal cloud, apps and disk media experiences - all without wires, connectors or more boxes. It really is just the TV."
Mar
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comment Does any TV work with Ubuntu TV or only specific ones (Hardware requirements)
Can you provide evidence to back up the claim you make in that first sentence? From the Ubuntu web site I see these statements: "Everything that you want in a TV. In a TV." And, "Just TV. No wires. No boxes."
Mar
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revised How does Ubuntu support work
Added another point and modified some text
Mar
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answered How does Ubuntu support work
Mar
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comment Ubuntu 12.04 remove Unity and other Gnome things
Now you know why some packages are held back from a development branch of Ubuntu. The developers know what they are doing. If you could boot into Ubuntu you could remove those packages that you installed. But you cannot boot, can you? So, you must re-install Ubuntu. People using a development release must be prepared to re-install and they must also understand that they will have problems that other people do not know how to fix other than a re-install.