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comment Upgrading GNU Awk on Ubuntu 12.04
Don't do this! This will overwrite the version of gawk installed by your package with your custom compiled one. Now Ubuntu's record of what package is installed won't match the actual files on your system, and it'll get very confused. If you really want to compile your own version, look into the --prefix option to configure to allow you to install the two versions side by side.
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comment User Mode Linux on ARM
Do you know if ARM is supported yet?
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comment How can I securely erase a hard drive?
You don't point shred at a file. You point it at the entire device. The filesystem is irrelevant.
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asked NetworkManager, OpenVPN and float
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comment ALSA mixer applet?
That's a mixer application, and not an applet. I'm looking for something that will sit in my panel and show me the current volume, provide a quick way to get at the mixer, etc.
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asked ALSA mixer applet?
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accepted Audo/video with pidgin?
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comment Audo/video with pidgin?
Well, I installed the two packages yesterday, restarted pidgin, and it still didn't work. Today it has mysteriously started working. So that's a success, but I'm still not entirely sure what happened --- thanks anyway!