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revised Lost all my applets last time I upgraded (to 13.10). How can I get them back?
Added a script to make it easy to raise the panel as required.
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comment No option to boot Windows?
Yes. Many people mention such. askubuntu.com/questions/518507/…
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comment How to get PID of shell running in a terminal window under mouse?
The bash console uses a pseudo terminal handled in the background by the Gnome (or other) terminal. I don't think you'll be able to get access to that data easily...
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comment How do I boot into Ubuntu (after installing, it still just boots to Windows)?
@EliahKagan, it could be that it works better today. I don't do dual boot anymore. I use virtualbox instead (I very rarely need MS-Windows, and with their new additional protections, I'm less and less interested by their shitty OS.) However, a while back, it seems that RedHat (which I don't use either anymore) would do something that would blow Windows away...
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comment Execute a command 20 seconds after the desktop is booted
I would be interested in a delayed command like that, I guess I could just write a script with a sleep 20 + the load, because my Gnome Terminal is never opened at the right place (namely, never on the right desktop, I have 4, and nearly never at the right location.) I blame that on loading the terminal too soon, before the desktop is set to its final size by the video driver...
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comment How do I boot into Ubuntu (after installing, it still just boots to Windows)?
I had a post a while back linux.m2osw.com/booting that explained how I created a quintuple boot system. However, in general, you want to first install Ubuntu, not on the first partition, then install WinXP on the first partition. At that point Windows overwrite your boot sector. So you want to "repair" your GRUB loader so it can find Linux again.
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answered Lost all my applets last time I upgraded (to 13.10). How can I get them back?
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comment Skype “can't connect” on Ubuntu 13.10
That worked perfectly... so I can stay on 13.10 for a little longer. (there are reason why upgrading is not always the best solution... unfortunately)
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comment BIND9 server not responding to external queries
That sounds like the problem I am having! My ISP had problems today with some DoS and once resolved I could not access my name server with UDP. I could use TCP and that worked just fine though proving that our name server is indeed working...
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May
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comment Is there any difference between run command in terminal & ALT+F2
Yes. The binary or script run are going to be the same. But if the environment is not, then the effect may be different. It depends on whether the thing you run makes use of the environment (such as $HOME) or not. If you ever dealt with crontab, you probably are aware of such differences.
May
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answered Is there any difference between run command in terminal & ALT+F2
May
16
comment Why is the minimum video memory for a virtualbox machine so large?
I put 9Mb at this point, because the system asked to do that min. but it seems to be that 6 consoles of 80x25 characters x2 since it uses 16 bits (8 bit for the character and 8 bits for the color), that's a whooping 24,000... so 1Mb is really a killer, right?! Obviously, I'm not trying to make use of a large console or an enhance graphical console.
May
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accepted Why is the minimum video memory for a virtualbox machine so large?
May
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asked Why is the minimum video memory for a virtualbox machine so large?
May
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comment How do I create a private ppa server?
PPA's are a Debian thing, it is not specific to launchpad.
May
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comment X.Org and Xserver development headers issue
Ah... I can see libsdl2-dev but I'm on 13.10. It could be that 12.04 did not yet have it.
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comment X.Org and Xserver development headers issue
To find packages, try things like this one: apt-cache search libsdl
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comment X.Org and Xserver development headers issue
Note that 14.04 is an LTS, although you could wait a couple more months to make sure most bugs were taken out... Now, you may want to consider doing this: sudo apt-get install libsdl2-dev to get the headers and libraries to link against. Much easier than recompiling the whole thing. Also in your case the make install would probably break. And that's assuming the configure did the right thing.