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Aug
12
comment How to properly use latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04
Do you still have the problem? Somehow I have 3 computers with 14.04 and each one has a different setup in terms of video. One has NVidia 340, but the other two are stuck on NVidia 304, but the list of installed modules is different on each machine... I'm wondering whether I need to do something to get the other two at version 340.
Jul
24
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May
31
awarded  Custodian
May
31
reviewed No Action Needed How to add device sources to the repositories?
May
31
comment What is the difference between a package and a software in ubuntu?
Hmm... I think that the word "build" is misused here. You build a package and then "install" it, although the installation process is actually "extracting" rather than "building". As a package maintainer, you build packages.
May
31
answered What is the difference between a package and a software in ubuntu?
May
31
comment My best friend passed away. He encrypted his computer but did not tell her what the key ring password was
You can't... One way to bypass a password is to install Linux on another drive and then mount the old drives. Then you have full access. But if the data is encrypted, you're out of luck.
May
31
comment How to retrieve screenshots of a package in ubuntu
It is true that the graphical installer has screenshots. I wonder too because as far as I know those screenshots are not inside the package. They may have them on their servers only...
May
30
revised Packaging a CMake project (libRocket) into a .deb, but build script is in a sub folder
The $@ must appear before the --buildsystem and other options.
May
30
suggested approved edit on Packaging a CMake project (libRocket) into a .deb, but build script is in a sub folder
May
20
comment How to prevent deja-dup-monitor from running, or completely delete it?
There is a setup screen (when installed) under Applications » System Tools » Preferences » Backup -- that being said, mine was marked as being off and I could still see data being backed up. I'm not too sure where what data went... darn! I don't like that!
May
10
comment How to recover boot filesystem from a tar archive
Actually, it does not make sense to backup system files since you can always re-install them from a CD/DVD or the Internet using packages. The only system folder you should backup is /etc and even that, you should be very careful when restore.
May
10
comment How to recover boot filesystem from a tar archive
The crash comes from the fact that you are overwriting files that are in use and files that are not. By overwriting them, you create incompatibility which end up breaking your processes.
May
10
comment What does “inactive” mean in “suspend when inactive for xxx mins”?
Yes. Disk activity is not generally considered a reason for not going to a suspend mode. Now some backup systems may be capable of preventing the OS from going to suspend/hibernate (A bit like Flash playing a movie prevents the screensaver from happening). Note, however, that a screensaver is safe.
May
10
answered What does “inactive” mean in “suspend when inactive for xxx mins”?
May
10
comment E: Unable to lock the administration directory
possible duplicate of Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) is another process using it?
May
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
10
answered How to remove a newer kernel while booted with the older kernel?
May
8
comment Is there a ready made logging server compatible with log4cplus?
But I do not see a loggingserver service. So I suppose I have to build my own? I use the SysLogAppender for security data at this time. But was hoping I could put that in my own log file instead of filling up syslog, unless I could create a file specific to my environment and still use the SysLogAppender?
May
7
revised What is causing my /etc .conf file to suddenly fail on boot
Added warning about the path to a home directory