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Jun
25
answered How can I reliably check which is the last time an Ubuntu machine has been connected to the internet?
Jun
25
comment Google Chrome suddenly increased size (see picture)
When I first read the subject line, before reading the rest of your question, I thought you meant the size of the program - and that might have been caused by the code they have just about admitted they have added to chrome which can automatically turn on your microphone and record (for them) everything they hear, maybe even when chrome isn't even running! (That last part might be a Windows/Android thing.) Just wanted to say ... I see you got the answer to your actual question below.
Jun
18
comment Symlinks dont work after restarts— then restarting nautilus fixes it
It sounds like the files are on a partition which isn't mounted (at least until Nautilus or something else tries to access them). If that's the problem, then there are different solutions depending on when the partition "should" be mounted. If it's all the time, then you can add an entry to /etc/fstab to automount it. If it's sometimes, you can write a script to mount it. Then, you just have to figure out a mechanism to run that script when appropriate to your situation.
Jun
18
comment How do I prevent a folder inside of /tmp from being cleaned up?
This is the right idea. If /tmp doesn't do what you want, then store your info somewhere else - even on another drive if there's space available. Don't mess with things that Linux (and other programmers) expects to be a certain way unless it's the only way to get the result you need.
Jun
18
comment Should I alphabetically order the flags in a command as good practice?
I remember e2fsck -fvcckt because it spells the situation I may be in if it returns too many errors. ;)
Jun
1
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
10
revised Problem cloning root and home before doing an upgrade from Trusty to Utopic
Added content and what looks like the most immediate issue
Apr
10
revised Problem cloning root and home before doing an upgrade from Trusty to Utopic
Added content and what looks like the most immediate issue
Apr
10
comment Problem cloning root and home before doing an upgrade from Trusty to Utopic
That's what I thought, but I've double checked fstab on both partitions and they look good to me. I use gparted whenever I do stuff like this - even just to look at what's there. It's a great tool. Since sda5 isn't mounted when I boot normally from sda3, I can just mount sda5 from there without a live CD. I'll see if I can edit my question to include both fstabs.
Apr
9
comment How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu?
I'm trying to use this method and running into some issues. I could use some assistance. I started a new thread at askubuntu.com/questions/607008/…
Apr
9
asked Problem cloning root and home before doing an upgrade from Trusty to Utopic
Apr
3
comment no sound in system and alsamixer says :“The sound device does not have any control”
Since nobody more knowledgeable is commenting: I assume you are running alsamixer from a terminal and seeing the character graphics display it presents. If not, do so and see what happens - especially any messages which appear on the terminal and post the results here. the only other thing I can think of is that you may have turned alsa off somehow. Although it's the most common sound infrastructure, it's not the only one. Please edit your question adding your distro, version, sound card make and model, computer make and model, so people have some idea of your actual situation.
Mar
22
comment Shell scripting bash: How to detect Alt+N keystroke?
I see the command-line tag on this, but if you are using a gui or a terminal window inside a gui (now or some other time), check out AutoKey. It will allow you to easily define many hotkeys which can trigger anything from a simple text phrase substitution to the execution of an arbitrarily complex macro written in Python. It outputs keystrokes to the gui/terminal just as if you typed it. It also has a number of other features and is very powerful, yet easy to use. A fairly recent version is included in the Ubuntu repos. For info, see code.google.com/p/autokey . (migrating to GitHub)
Mar
22
revised Standby password
cleaned it up a bit
Mar
22
answered Standby password
Mar
22
comment Case sensitivity in shell scripting
For a similar issue, but dealing with sort, see askubuntu.com/questions/597924/…
Mar
22
comment Ubuntu will not accept new password even after recovery mode reset
Continued: I don't do live cds very often, so I'm not sure what a live cd calls its root partition. It's probably not /dev/sda1 - which should be your computer's boot drive's first partition where the log lives. If you installed Linux on another partition, substitute its device name for /dev/sda1.
Mar
22
comment Ubuntu will not accept new password even after recovery mode reset
If you can't login from a normal boot up, then boot from a live CD. Once that's running do something like sudo mkdir /media/work; sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/work; cd /media/work; sudo cat var/log/auth.log --- do the commands one at a time. I can't format them nicely in a comment. That will let you see the log contents. Then the trick is getting them into a post here. If your live cd will let you get on the web with a browser, then you can just copy and paste the log into a post here. If not, save it to a flash drive and post from that on a computer that does work.
Mar
20
awarded  Curious
Mar
14
comment Is it safe to modify thunderbird mail box from python?
Cont'd: You could test in an IMAP environment if you set Thunderbird to offline mode or, better yet, disabled your Internet connection while testing with the alternate profile. It would be very easy to accidentally switch Thunderbird back into online mode and only a disabled connection will protect you from that. (If you're good, you could probably do that just with iptables/firewall without taking your whole connection down.)