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May
8
answered recording audio from a cassette player
May
8
comment Cannot change Wifi settings, stuck on WEP Security
You may have to go into network manager and delete the connections which use WEP. While you're connected via Ethernet (cable), go into your router's home page (usually with an IP address like 192.168.1.1, but it varies by brand) and make sure it is setup (under Wireless Connections) to use WPA with the password of your choice. Copy that password by selecting it and copying it into your clipboard. Disconnect the cable and try to connect wirelessly, paste the password in so no possibility of typos, etc. I have had problems like this a few times. I just keep trying and eventually it works.
May
8
comment Cannot change Wifi settings, stuck on WEP Security
What device (and model) is providing your wifi (your router or gateway)? I used to have this problem. When I got it to work, I went into the wifi manager and got the hex version of the password and used that on subsequent logins. For some reason, that worked. You may be able to get this from one of your other computers that can login.
May
6
answered Can I use xdotool as an auto-clicker?
Apr
3
comment Gave up waiting for root device
Does it boot correctly from a 12.04 live CD? That will verify most of your hardware and also act as a tool for fixing things later.
Mar
17
asked Will Dragon Naturally Speaking work in a Windows 7 VM running in Ubuntu?
Mar
3
asked How can I see a list of new packages for my system
Feb
26
comment no sound at all
Can you boot from a live CD and get sound - just to prove that the hardware is OK? Did it work before and what did you do since then that might have broken it?
Jan
17
comment How to download torrents from the command line?
Don't know, but you could try asking on on the Transmission forum. I have found them very responsive and helpful. The developers often answer directly. forum.transmissionbt.com
Jan
9
comment My swap partition resets to “unknown” at every boot
I've never used an encrypted partition (and /dev/mapper), so I may be way off here, but it would be interesting to see what's in /etc/fstab (cat /etc/fstab in a console and copy and paste it into a post here.) That's where the basic partitions of a system are defined (and where all partitions used to be defined.) Mine looks like this # swap was on /dev/sda8 during installation UUID=3d9fe1af-25fe-4d28-82c9-5c2b4d895b79 none swap sw 0 0
Jan
9
comment My swap partition resets to “unknown” at every boot
Basically, you boot from a system rescue CD/flash drive and run gparted or a similar tool. Find the swap partition (usually labelled "swap" on your system drive (usually /dev/sda). Tell it to delete the partition and let it do it (apply changes). Then add it back in using the same tool. (There are fancier ways to do it without rebooting, but I think this way is simpler.)
Dec
18
answered How to make hotkeys ALT_L+X and ALT_R+Y different in KDE?
Dec
4
comment rm -I to prevent accidental rm
This has been beaten to death on other threads, but it's still worth mentioning. It's not a good idea to create aliases or scripts that modify the behavior of common commands. 1) If you get used to the new behaviour and then use another system, it will not work as you expect. 2) If anyone else ever uses your system (e.g. to help you solve a problem), then those commands will not work as they expect them to. It's fine to have aliases and custom scripts, that's what Linux is about. Just don't name them the same as preexisting commands.
Dec
4
answered Using The Workspaces Independently From One Another?
Dec
2
comment How do I remap the IJKL keys to arrow keys when I hold Alt down?
Again, you may want to post to our list. I have had a number of problems using AutoKey, but performance has never been one of them. I'm not sure what you mean by losing window focus, but if it's what I think it is, it may be a problem generic to desktop environments when any gui program uses another gui one to get things done. I have a problem that sounds similar with yad (zenity fork) pop-up dialogs issued from bash scripts.
Nov
30
comment How do I remap the IJKL keys to arrow keys when I hold Alt down?
Don't know. Was it version 0.90.4? If you post your question on our forum/list https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/autokey-users (preferably including a trace generated by running autokey-gtk -l from a console), maybe someone will be able to solve the problem.
Nov
28
comment Recoll won't start
If you did anything interesting with your repos, it would also be good to know which repo recoll came from. (apt-cache policy recoll).
Nov
28
comment Recoll won't start
It might be helpful if you included what version of Ubuntu and recoll are installed on your system.
Nov
28
comment How can I permanently change touchpad settings?
Sympathy: I've been fighting with my touchpads for years on and off. Where did you put your synclient statement? I put mine in KDE's Autostart folder so it gets set when the desktop starts. (gnome has an almost identical feature.) I think that works better than putting it in $HOME/.profile. If you put it in your init scripts somewhere, then something in the desktop could easily override it later. If you haven't used it yet, gsynaptics is handy for examining and fixing things during testing.
Nov
28
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