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Aug
24
comment Why do I get these .vimrc errors in Ubuntu 14 after upgrade from Ubuntu 13?
Dmitry. Good call. Turns out I had dependency issues and vim wasn't usable. Posting my answer for others.
Aug
24
comment Why do I get these .vimrc errors in Ubuntu 14 after upgrade from Ubuntu 13?
muru I did. Thanks for checking that.
Jun
9
comment When you uninstall a program on Ubuntu, does the software leave any residue?
I actually think this is really unanswerable - it depends on the program. So will, some will not. So there is no "answer" to this question.
May
23
comment How to edit displayed bash name
You can lengthen it but have a [return] at the end. See unix.stackexchange.com/q/88780/10043
May
23
comment How can I shorten my command line (bash) prompt?
You can also have a lot of information... and then a carriage return at the end as in unix.stackexchange.com/q/88780/10043
Mar
29
comment Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key?
You may also find the first answer at askubuntu.com/questions/378037/… helpful to see what your key mappings are.
Nov
8
comment How to use keyboard keys as mouse buttons?
btnx wasn't available to me but I found a way in Ubuntu12 with askubuntu.com/questions/372526/…
Oct
4
comment Upgrading from 9 to 13, do I have to go through minor versions?
Thanks. Sorry, still not seeing why the 9.10 version needs to be there but not 10.10, etc. I must be missing something obvious perhaps?
Oct
4
comment Upgrading from 9 to 13, do I have to go through minor versions?
Why wouldn't it be 9.04 -> 9.10 -> 10.04 -> 11.04 -> 12.04 -> 13.04 (why the 9.10?). Thanks.
Aug
12
comment How to add keyboard shortcuts?
Thanks. See also my own answer for some peculiarities about actually setting the keys. Had me mystified at first even though I was in the right place.
Jun
6
comment on screen keyboard on login - how to remove
Hi foss +1 yes that worked, thx, closing as dupe
Apr
30
comment Virtual Machine
Please add more detail. Also please expand on "as well so far when he says that you have to restart, when I click restart damaged." so we can help you more :) Don't worry too much on the English but you do need to try and give us more detail
Apr
27
comment Postgres - could not create shared memory segment: Invalid argument
But AHHH changing /etc/sysctl.conf to have kernel.shmmax=89934592 (two digits shorter than the original kernel.shmmax=8589934592) just for kiks... worked! ` * Starting PostgreSQL 9.2 database server [ OK ] durrantm$`
Apr
27
comment Postgres - could not create shared memory segment: Invalid argument
I am doing /etc/sysctl.conf each time, yes, thanks and after the last change didn't actually show any error (but postgres stil doesn't start).
Apr
27
comment Postgres - could not create shared memory segment: Invalid argument
I tried commenting out the stuff after the first number, that didn't help.
Apr
27
comment Postgres - could not create shared memory segment: Invalid argument
My kernel.shmmax has kernel.shmmax=8589934592 (8G * 1024 * 1024 * 1024), any suggestion for the change?
Apr
27
comment error Can't find the 'libpq-fe.h header
Sure. I have to wait TWO days before accepting. That is also a site restriction, at least for my rep :)
Apr
21
comment How do I remap my capslock key to be alt + tab?
How would you then turn caps-lock on and off?
Apr
21
comment How to create a bookmark under “computer” in the Sidebar of the nautilus file manager in 12.04?
I just dragged a new folder to my bookmarks, similar to above - Nautilus 12.04 - so it is still working for me.
Feb
21
comment How do I free up more space in /boot?
This worked great, thanks.