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Ask Ubuntu rules!

Linux history:

2003: Knoppix 3.2 (live)
2004: Fedora Core 2
2005: Kubuntu 5.04
2006: First system (notebook) without Windows
2010: Mostly Windows free - salvation is near!
2011: Moved the only Windows install to VirtualBox
2012: Call me enlightened
2013: Moved all systems to Linux Mint.

Jan
13
comment What do the various dpkg flags like 'ii' 'rc' mean?
@FabrizioRegini Try again, it's right at the top of dpkg's man page (section "INFORMATION ABOUT PACKAGES"). :)
Apr
8
comment How to read ext4 partitions in Windows?
@TheLordofTime Re-check.
Sep
18
comment Is it possible to customize a removable drive launcher/quicklist?
How would source code from a year ago have helped you now?
Aug
4
comment Why does uninstalling bootchart makes Lubuntu slower?
Could be some weird timing issue. By enabling bootchart you add one additional process that might hide the bug. Maybe the same goes for disabling AHCI (I think that effectively changes the boot process too).
Aug
2
comment Eclipse Indigo very slow on Kubuntu 12.04
Are you maybe using the "Project Explorer" view with working sets as top-level elements? If so, that's maybe the problem. Either change the top-level elements to be projects or use the "Package Explorer" instead.
Jul
29
comment “mountall main process executable changed” causing long boot times
That's great! :)
Jul
28
comment How to stop constantly blinking Wifi LED?
IIRC this changed twice now, so I'd like to see an answer that contains an overview which module name to use with this fix to make it work in the currently supported Ubuntu desktop versions: 12.04 with the 3.2 kernel, 11.10/3.0, 11.04/2.6.38, and - if needed - 10.04/2.6.32.
Jun
20
comment Integrated webcam in lenovo t410 not working with 12.04
That's great! :-)
May
29
comment Edubuntu boots in low graphics mode. with an Intel HD Graphics system
edubuntu.org/about
May
27
comment What is the rationale of the tiny floatable scrolling bar in 12.04?
@coversnail Can you please make this an answer (including the link posted by abcd?)
May
17
comment Lenovo Mute LED Button Not Working
Oops, you are right. If it's working in Xubuntu, it's quite unlikely a dupe of above question - I read over that part. Please don't vote to close!
May
17
comment Integrated webcam in lenovo t410 not working with 12.04
If you are 100 % positive it's enabled in the BIOS (F1 → Security → I/O Port Access → Integrated Camera), and it's also not working in Windows, then maybe the camera is broken? I'm not sure about the differences between the camera hardware, but the one in my T510 works fine out of the box.
May
17
comment Lenovo Mute LED Button Not Working
Probably a duplicate of this question and connected to this bug. If it's just about the LED, then I'm afraid there's no easy workaround for now.
May
9
comment How to register a shell script as the main application for a given file extension
Do you need that for application deployment? In that case my answer wouldn't help, of course.
May
3
comment How can I securely erase a hard drive?
Actually, a lot faster (that's why I used the ":P" smiley ;)). If you don't generate enough "randomness", /dev/random will even block reads (man urandom for more information).
May
3
comment GUI Hangs when using multiload-indicator
Did you use Google Earth by any chance? Any other OpenGL application? If you can ssh into the system when it's hanging, can you run dmesg and look for anything suspicious? Tell us more about your hardware (CPU, graphics).
May
1
comment swap is only being recognized when trying ubuntu from live CD
Please also add the output of blkid | grep swap.
Apr
28
comment No battery status icon
I'm not seeing that here on two fresh installs (32- and 64-bit). The indicator not showing seems to be the consequence of the disabled power plugin in g-s-d. Are you sure you didn't disable it yourself (maybe added anything to the kernel boot line in GRUB)? Anyways, I suggest to file a bug report (I'd pick the gnome-settings-daemon package - don't worry, if that's wrong, bug control people will fix it for you).
Apr
22
comment Cannot resume from hibernate (s2disk)
Please edit your question to contain the following: Size of RAM, size of swap partition, output of sudo blkid, and content of /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume.
Apr
22
comment What do the ActivityWatch and InactivityWatch plugins do?
That's correct. Actually, both plugins are defined in /usr/share/terminator/terminatorlib/plugins/activitywatch.py.