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Nov
20
comment Is there such thing as a guest session on a system without a GUI?
Strictly, it should suffice to create a folder inside /home (this being the guest user's homedir) and mount a tmpfs there. Of course, unless you have a special setup procedure that mounts a new tmpfs and populates it from /etc/skel, guest account data will persist across logins, just not reboots. Regardless, the question seems more to have been about whether there's a need to disable guest console login. And to that, the answer is "no, unless an ambitious admin previously implemented it from scratch and then enabled it".
Nov
20
answered Where is the package list?
Nov
20
comment Is there an Ubuntu Solitaire that works like the Windows 7 game?
Don't forget, if you do this, to make sure Aisleriot is doing the right solitaire game. It supports a great many different games, each with their own spreads and rules,and at one point at least, the default was not Klondike, which is what the Windows game is.
Nov
15
comment Is there any text editor which supports Markdown (Ask Ubuntu's formatting style)?
The overkill option, as always, is emacs. markdown-mode works well, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone had built an entire asynchronous Stack Exchange client in emacs.
Nov
15
comment I can't access my Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos
Open a terminal, and give us the output of running the three commands pwd, echo $HOME, and ls. That should help us diagnose the problem.
Nov
15
comment Ubuntu is relatively unstable
My experience, until I jumped ship for Debian (and even today on some Ubuntu machines I manage), was quite the contrary: I found Ubuntu to be far more stable than the dominant OS. Clearly, as always, YMMV
Nov
15
comment How to list directories “above” working directory
What I was getting at is that since the question is fundamentally about listing filesystem objects, using ls with the appropriate flag is the most usefully flexible way of getting the output. The ability to add -l was intended only as an example of that.
Nov
15
comment How to list directories “above” working directory
What you've already tried would work if you added a / (to get cd ../[tab]). @heemayl's answer gives arguably-better ways though.
Nov
15
comment How to list directories “above” working directory
For the zsh, you could use ls -d instead of echo to get full ls semantics (like for example adding -l) while still just listing the names rather than their contents.
Nov
15
comment Security update on Ubuntu 14.04
If it doesn't, the problem may go away in a day or two. Ubuntu doesn't usually have out-of-sync package versions, but it's been known to happen.
Nov
14
comment How to ignore remove package from aptitude
Changing to a different mirror should help it get the right versions of the indices, at which point installing wine should work fine.
Nov
14
comment How to ignore remove package from aptitude
Hence the issues you're seeing.
Nov
14
comment How to ignore remove package from aptitude
I'll upvote the original question, but this one isn't really useful by itself. Re importance: if you aren't able to download the correct repository indices, which is what the hash error and the 404 are about, apt (be that apt-get or aptitude) can't resolve dependencies right, so it can't work out how to install things.
Nov
14
comment How to ignore remove package from aptitude
I'm not sure. I'm inclined to suspect that the underlying problem is the difficulties you're having with apt-get update, and I can't fix those but I can offer a workaround,once you've dealt with the duplicate sources.list entries: change mirrors. Use a regional one (you can change from the "software sources" settings box and you'll bypass any caching that might be causing problems.
Nov
14
comment How to ignore remove package from aptitude
No, actually, it isn't. I read the link, but it doesn't contain output from specifying the problematic dependency manually as I just suggested, from which I assume you haven't tried it.
Nov
14
comment How to fix installation wine on ubuntu 14.04.3LTS 64 bit
@Michael sudo bash is, in general, less good than sudo - i or sudo - s, which set up the environment (with slight differences between the two) and are also fewer characters to type. Also in a larger network environment there are accountability benefits IIRC
Nov
14
comment How to ignore remove package from aptitude
Ah, so this is a follow-up to another question. Maybe link to it in the main body as well? That way other people won't get confused as I did. In the meantime, what happens if you run sudo apt-get install wine1.6 wine1.6:i386 wine1.6-i386 (id est, manually specify the iependencies)? Feel free to use aptitude if you prefer.
Nov
14
comment How to ignore remove package from aptitude
I don't follow. You can't use apt-get? Why not?
Nov
14
answered How to ignore remove package from aptitude
Nov
14
answered “upgrade” from ubuntu 15.10 to ubuntu GNOME 15.10