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comment Can't activate webcam in any distro?
@Serphiroth - read the question a bit closer, cheese is not working =)
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comment Can't activate webcam in any distro?
if it does not work in any OS most likley a hardware problem then. Identify your hardware ?
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comment How to get rid of this box under cursor?
What version of Ubuntu? what DE? what cursor theme? what hardware?
18h
comment how to recover the default owner of /usr and it's subfiles
most of that is owned by root:root, but if chown root:root does not work is is likely faster and more reliable to do a fresh install. Lesson learned, do not change system files without backup and understand what you are doing first.
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comment chkrootkit result, am surely hacked huh?
chkrootkit is notorious for false positives . you need to research the results. Only you can determine what is normal for your system and what you installed and what you did not .
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comment How do I exclude specific packages from installation with apt-get?
@saiarcot895 - you should post that as an answer.
21h
comment Ubuntu Swap Partition on HDD
With 16 Gb of RAM and normal desktop activities you will probably never use swap. You might use swap if you run a bunch of VM or some large multimedia type of applications.
21h
comment What does “HQ” from WineHQ mean?
How is this related to Ubuntu? WINE == an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator" . HQ is a common appreviation for HeadQuarters, but you would have to ask winehq.org as I could not confirm the HQ part.
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comment How to install Audacity
yes, you can preserve your data in your home directory if you DO NOT format it. See help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuReinstallation and askubuntu.com/questions/269880/…
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comment How to install Audacity
You are running Ubuntu 13.10 which is beyond end of life and thus no longer supported. I suggest you install or upgrade to a supported version of ubuntu.
21h
comment How to install Audacity
So did that work ? or did you get an error ?
21h
comment How to install Audacity
run sudo apt-get install audacity in a terminal and post the error message(s) you get
23h
comment Installing Windows Vista Home Premium
only if you are having problems with ubuntu components. problems installing or configuring windows is off topic here.
23h
comment How to have two headphones (one usb, one not) play sound at the same time?
You should probably identify your hardware and update your question. Use Jack ;)
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comment How to have two headphones (one usb, one not) play sound at the same time?
You would have to use jack. One sound card or two ? same playback or different audio streams ?
1d
comment Realistic working swap for 128GB RAM?
I use a max swap size of 1 Gb . The only issue I know of is that if you want to use sleep or hibernation you need swap = RAM + 500 mb
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comment How to add flags and/or arguments to a command in the 'sudoers' file
I do not think you can have that fine grain of control over the commands directly. You can make a script, owned by root, in /usr/local/bin and give sudo to that. your_command -your_options @ , just test the input.
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comment Upgrading server from 13.04 to 13.10 (eventually 14.04)
A fresh install is faster and more reliable then upgrading through unsupported releases.
May
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comment install ordinary setting and packages for many times
Some (user) settings are in /home, system settings are not, nor are your installed programs backed up. But you install applications with the script and applications with apt-get so you really do not need to back up
May
21
comment install ordinary setting and packages for many times
You are asing more then one question . IMO best way to install apps is with a script , sudo apt-get -y install $list` Put the scipt on a http server or ssh (scp) or rsync or flash drive. There are several backup strategies to choose from , I usually just back up /home.