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Feb
4
comment changed username now wireless is not working. can someone please help!
Did the removal of the entry do the trick or was there some other fix?
Feb
2
comment Ubuntu 12.04 not connecting to some wifi network
I have sometimes found that if I disable IPv6 I can connect to some troublesome networks: Right-click on the network status icon, Click on "Edit Connections", Go to the "Wired" or "Wireless" tab, as appropriate, Select the name of the network, Click on "Edit", Go to the "IPv6 Settings" tab, In the "Method" dropdown, choose "Ignore/Disabled", Click on "Save". Taken from wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NetworkManager#Disabling_IPv6
Feb
2
comment Install Ubuntu Mode Terminal in ubuntu 12.04
Could I recommend Ubuntu Server for this? ubuntu.com/server
Feb
2
comment changed username now wireless is not working. can someone please help!
Have you tried removing the network configuration in Network Manager. I'm not at the computer at the moment but I think you click the wifi icon, click edit connections, and then click the wifi tab and delete the configuration for your wifi network. Here's a blog post on the same thing: sn0v.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/…
Jan
31
comment disk is full, but cannot find big files or folders
Just a thought, might check the contents of /var/log/ to see if any logs have grown expotenially.
Jan
28
answered How to restrict the access to the certain domains during work hours automatically
Jan
27
answered Automatic synchronization or backup to External HDD at every plugin
Jan
27
comment Hyphenation fails in Libre Office 3.5
Here's another entry, from the folks at Ask Libreoffice, on the need to install myspell-en-gb too: ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/1678/…
Jan
27
comment Hyphenation fails in Libre Office 3.5
Not trying to be obtuse, but is libreoffice-l10n-en-gb installed? I assume it is but wanted to start with the basics.
Jan
26
comment How to install SNMP
It would be helpful if you copied the error message into your question text as well. It could numerous things from your internet connection to the need to run sudo apt-get update first.
Jan
26
comment Cannot successfully create a bootable Ubuntu USB drive
I too have found this on numerous occasions. Often a reformat of the USB stick to simple FAT and then a redownload of the ISO or just restarting UNetbootin does the trick.
Jan
25
answered Does Ubuntu install drivers automatically?
Jan
18
answered .iso to .img permission denied
Jan
17
comment Disk going from near empty to full in one day no obvious explanation: how to diagnose
So out of curiosity, if you unmount the share does the space return? Either way another approach would be to mount in a location outside of /home say under /media.
Jan
17
comment Wifi/Ethernet drivers on an E1-570G acer
This appears to get the WiFi going: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2103062. It involves significant CLI work and the complication of code in some cases.
Jan
17
comment Disk going from near empty to full in one day no obvious explanation: how to diagnose
Out of curiousity, where are you mounting the cifs share? Under /home by chance?
Jan
16
comment Rhythmbox won't play mp3 on windows partition
If you copy an .mp3 file from the Windows partition to your home directory does it then play?
Jan
16
comment Can't copy/move anything to external drive
Just a thought, but from the command line can you to move or copy things with a command like sudo cp -R *. /location/of/external/drive (of course replacing with the actual mount point - something like /media/xxx)
Dec
27
comment System crashes frequently
Can you drop to a console (Alt-Shift-F1)? If so could you check the logs for some more info? (cat /var/log/messages)
Dec
27
comment Disk Errors. FSCK returns 0
Interesting, I had that same issue with Ubuntu VM on Hyper-V and tracked it down to timeouts on an iSCSI connection. Could it be a either a crap cable or faulty disk controller?