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Oct
7
comment cannot plot graph in gnuplot-x11
This may be a valid answer (I don't know.), but it could use a bit more detail. How do you know that the nox version is installed? Will the plot command "just work" as is once nox is removed? Usually, uninstalling one package doesn't ensure that another version will automatically replace it unless removing/purging it leaves unmet dependencies.
Oct
7
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Oct
7
reviewed Reviewed How to fix graphics glitch with filezilla in unity
Oct
7
comment How to fix graphics glitch with filezilla in unity
To get help faster, you need to include as much detail as possible in your question. Here's a good start: Ubuntu version, graphics card model number, driver name and version, Filezilla version. You may want to take a look at catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html . It will serve you well.
Oct
7
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Oct
7
reviewed No Action Needed Problems watching pay-for-view streaming content
Sep
24
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Sep
19
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Sep
18
comment Desktop is empty after installation/first logon
No idea, but a first step would be to find the original checksum for the iso/image you downloaded or obtained and compare it to the checksum of the image image you have. If they're not the same, get another iso and start over. If they are the same, that's more complicated ...
Aug
29
comment What is the $BASH_COMMAND variable good for?
+1 confused the heck out of me, but it was fun to read!
Aug
29
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?
Separate /home is one of my soap boxes, but I still got burned recently when I installed saucy in another partition just for testing on an oneiric notebook and it messed up a bunch of configuration files in my shared /home that made oneiric very unhappy when I rebooted into it.
Aug
29
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?
Although this is touched upon in these answers, keeping /home separate from / means that if you fill up /home, it doesn't take / with it and make your system fail. I take it one step further (on my notebook) and have a separate data partition, so if that fills up, it doesn't affect anything else.
Aug
29
answered What measurements can I take to prevent an ubuntu update from rendering my laptop useless?
Aug
24
comment How to change my own home directory?
I've never tried anything like this, but I would suspect you could boot from a live CD, move any directories/files, change the entry in /etc/passwd for the new home directory for your user and be good to go. Make backups of everything you intend to modify so you can put things back if it doesn't work as desired.
Aug
23
comment rsync copies files from working directory in addition to the requested ones
+1 for the useful coding method. You're right that I could have just eliminated the quotes - but only after I knew that that was the problem. The point that I wanted to leave readers with is that if you accidentally provide rsync with a null parameter like I did, it causes unexpected behavior. Apparently, several other Linux shell commands do the same thing.
Aug
16
comment No sound in any music player I choose in ubuntu 12.04
Glad it works! I really dislike that when it happens to me because I don't know if it will come back. Still, don't look a gift horse in the mouth! Sometimes, seemingly unrelated updates and upgrades will reinitialize things and make problems go away.
Aug
12
asked libreoffice reinstall problems
Aug
12
comment No sound in any music player I choose in ubuntu 12.04
Just saw your comment under the question. If your overall audio is OK, then the most likely thing is that your volume is turned all the way down or muted somewhere for the apps that have the problem.
Aug
12
comment No sound in any music player I choose in ubuntu 12.04
OK. Does anything else make sound on your computer (under Linux)? Do you hear a sound when the desktop manager starts? I know KDE plays one, so maybe your desktop does too. Can you play some audio/videos like those on YouTube in your browser? Usually, sound works as a whole. Either everything or nothing has sound - except for some players that have their own volume controls which can be muted. If I accidentally switch my sound profile to use HDMI output when HDMI isn't connected, then I have no sound. It may be something like that or having Mute selected somewhere.
Aug
6
comment Auto-switch audio to HDMI when HDMI monitor/receiver plugged into laptop
For another solution for this, see: askubuntu.com/questions/458194/…