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comment Nautilus sidebar not working - display words error
Does it work if you use the default theme of ambiance?
Apr
3
comment How to disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in?
Do note that in 16.04 Ubuntu when removing a mouse the touchpad is no longer auto re-enabled so that indicator is only going to be half effective unless they add an additional option.
Apr
3
comment How to disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in?
Then I misunderstood you. Sorry. If you installed the touchpad-indicator then open the Dash (top icon in unity launcher) & type in touch. The indicator will show up, click on it & set it up. How well it works you'll have to see.
Apr
2
comment How to disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in?
Which release of Ubuntu?. In general it's in system Settings > Mouse & Touchpad or open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) copy & paste this in, press enter. unity-control-center mouse
Mar
31
comment Can't restore dconf user file
Basically /dconf /user is loaded into memory on log in & when you log out or restart it's rewritten from mem. So to replace that file you need to do it outside of your 'normal' user env. like from a tty or from another install or other user session. This is also why you need to restart from the tty after replacing, if you went back ala ctrl+alt+f7 you'd end up with the orig. user file in mem when logging out or restarting.
Mar
31
answered Can't restore dconf user file
Mar
28
comment error with playing mkv files both in vlc and mplayer
Please post vlc version & use mediainfo on mkv's & post audio, video codecs of file
Mar
24
comment How to install ffmpeg 3.0 on Ubuntu 15.10
You could take a look here, it provides the ffmpeg binaries that use shared libs. It appears to install those libs to a non standard location so not to interfere with the default repo shared ffmpeg libs. launchpad.net/~djcj/+archive/ubuntu/hybrid
Mar
15
comment Windows are graying out fairly often in Ubuntu 15.10, help?
I would first check System Settings > Details & see whats listed for Graphics. If it shows llvmpipe then performance will be terrible. In that case look for drivers for your video hardware whether it's integrated or discreet (you didn't mention.
Mar
6
comment Very unstable video playback on Ubuntu 15.10
Try setting in vlc - Tools > Preferences > Video OpenGl GLX video output (XCB) & in Input/Codecs for Hardware-accelerated decoding VA_API video decoder via X11, click the Save button, ect.
Feb
29
answered Will Ubuntu 16.04 run Unity 8 on the desktop?
Feb
29
comment CCSM: Composite refresh rate reset when i reboot
Did you turn off the Detect Refresh Rate option?
Feb
9
comment Wifi realtek Realtek 8723BE inoperative on ubuntu 15.10
I got this one to use instead of that realtek crap on my hp, works great, been streaming something 24/7 for over a week, no issues, no drops amazon.com/gp/product/…
Feb
7
revised accidently deleted /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
added 151 characters in body
Feb
7
answered accidently deleted /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
Feb
5
comment recently-used.xbel is empty and entries are never added
I did the same thing on one of my installs, was stumped for a bit. Finally ran dconf dump / > settings.log & while reading thru saw I'd disabled that option.
Feb
5
answered recently-used.xbel is empty and entries are never added
Feb
5
comment recently-used.xbel is empty and entries are never added
Please check > System Settings > Security & Privacy > Files & Applications > and make sure that Record file and application usage is enabled.
Feb
3
comment WIll the unity 8 mir be usable in 16.04 LTS release?
Available?, maybe, usable?, no.
Jan
30
comment With secure boot disabled, is there long term vulnerability to malicious code (on 14.10 and 15.04/Win multiboot setups)?
Not at all. Read this bug - bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/1401532 & any of the current stories on ubuntu's bootloader 'issues'. (I think some of it is mis-represented to say the least, ex. - pcworld.com/article/3026346/linux/…