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Jun
19
comment getting grub problem on my new laptop with preinstalled ubuntu software and just cant sort it out
It sounds like grub is going into command mode instead of just booting into one of your partitions. Usually, you have to type a C to get it to that and you only do it when you need to modify boot parameters - which are moderately advanced options. It would help if you post the content of /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
Jun
7
comment After update, my printer will not work
Glad it works. Don't forget to go to localhost:631 in your browser when problems occur. That's the CUPS web interface. It will let you send test pages and do all sorts of printer and print queue maintenance.
Jun
3
comment Run same command again but as root
@Kaz Using single quotes should leave the ! intact.
Apr
20
revised How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive?
Added new gui script
Apr
4
comment Bash comparison and expression operators
Another thing to keep in mind is that [ expression ] is true if expression evaluates to/returns zero, but (( expression )) is true if expression evaluates to/returns non-zero.
Mar
20
comment Bash: delete from cursor till end of line with a keyboard shortcut
In Kubuntu oneiric (konsole), Ctrl+K and ESC Shift+D both work. ESC d deletes some of the line (maybe up to a ';'). (Typing a $ after that just sends the $ to the console.) I've been trying to figure out how to do that for quite awhile. Thanks!
Mar
14
comment Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?
I didn't realize you could even get another OS to run at all on one of these new MS tablets. I thought uefi would stop you dead. This is really cool! I guess that has to do with the fact that it's an i5 and not an arm.
Mar
14
answered How to run a bash .sh after starting a program in PlayOnLinux?
Mar
7
comment How do I take a screenshot with dimensions?
+1 I needed this feature recently and approximated it manually.
Feb
18
comment How to turn off the display via the command line?
I just did the same thing in kubuntu using info from this answer: xdg-screensaver activate && sleep 2s && xset dpms force off
Feb
14
revised How can I change what keys on my keyboard do? (How can I create custom keyboard commands/shortcuts?)
Added details
Feb
13
answered How can I change what keys on my keyboard do? (How can I create custom keyboard commands/shortcuts?)
Feb
9
answered My printer works normally except for when printing from a browser, how can I fix this?
Feb
8
awarded  Caucus
Feb
7
comment How to add a directory to my path?
It is usually safer to add your custom path to the end of PATH instead of the beginning. This avoids accidentally replacing system commands with your programs (or someone else's malicious programs). This also avoids a lot of confusion when someone else works on your system (or gives you advice) and they get unexpected results from commands you have "replaced".
Jan
30
comment What does the percent of an update process represent
SWAG:Maybe it doesn't look ahead at all the repositories and shows you the percent downloaded of what it currently knows about. rsync works that way with the total number of files to check. Looking ahead at everything just to get a total for a message could be a lot of overhead.
Jan
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
24
answered shutdown logging in ubuntu 10.04 & 11.10
Jan
23
answered Notes about pdf file in file browser
Jan
17
comment How to take a screenshot of a fullscreen video?
Thanks for the question. +1 because I didn't know I could do that.