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May
7
comment How to install new tmux 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04?
This pi-rho fellow is fantastic. Packages are still maintained and up to date, even a year later. The PPA even supports 14.04. Thank you, whomever you are.
Apr
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
29
awarded  Yearling
Mar
27
comment Disable auto-open for a specific device
in Ubuntu 14.04, it is Dash Home > System Settings > Details > Removable Media. More info at superuser.com/questions/556674/…
Mar
25
comment Workaround for volume settings going to maximum after reboot
You can run ponymix locally without using sudo, just to let you know. This also works on later versions of Ubuntu, presumably from 12.04 all the way up to 14.04 (which is what I'm using).
Mar
16
comment Why does exclamation mark within double quotes cause a Bash error?
It's better to rely on escaping the exclamation mark than blanks, though.
Mar
3
comment What are the packages/libraries I should install before compiling Python from source?
For Ubuntu 12.04, you'll want to change libreadline5-dev to libreadline-dev
Feb
18
comment How to disable the CapLock?
You can look at a list of other options at in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Feb
12
comment How to enable or disable services?
Whoops, I missed that. So manual is the way to enable services? It's not something like runlevels?
Feb
11
comment How to enable or disable services?
This shouls how to start|stop|restart. But how do you enable|disable, so the state is persistent across boots? i.e. if I enable apache, it should start everytime I boot my machine, not just the one time I invoke a command.
Feb
5
comment How to set up an apt-cacher server?
+1. Definitely along the lines of zero-configuration. squid-deb-proxy is fantastic and for the average user, should be preferred over apt-cacher and friends.
Feb
5
comment How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive?
For a command line option, there's ncdu.
Feb
5
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
4
comment How to keep apache and mysql from starting automatically
Can you use update-rc.d on MySQL?
Jan
22
answered How do I remap the caps lock key?
Jan
22
comment How to disable the touchpad?
@Lekensteyn Don't you mean --disable and --enable, with 2 dashes each? That's what I do with xinput --disable 11
Jan
22
comment How do you swap or remap Control and CAPS Lock keys in Xubuntu?
This is beautiful; how long has XKBOPTIONS been around for?
Jan
8
answered How to install vmware tools?
Jan
1
comment installing skype in ubuntu 13.10
So, I got skype running in a different way. I enabled the Canonical partner repositories ( deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner ) and then did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype