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comment How to set up Ubuntu as wireless accesspoint?
The page is a 404. -1 from me. If you had summed up the info contained in the linke your answer would be still valid.
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comment How to set up Ubuntu as wireless accesspoint?
See my answer to “How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP”
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comment Gvim always starts in the home directory!
Use :Ex to open a file explorer in the directory of the current file. Or create a mapping to be able to switch directory without much effort. This is what I use: nnoremap <silent> <leader>p :cd %:p:h<cr>
Apr
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comment Gvim always starts in the home directory!
It might work for you, but some plugins might rely on autochdir to be switched off, e.g. minitabexpl (if it's not fixed by now). It's not the default since it breaks vi compatibility and it's not always desired. I personally don't use it because when I type :make I want to run make in the main directory. When autochdir is used, vim changes the directory and vim cannot launch make any longer and the build fails.
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comment Gvim always starts in the home directory!
You can use set autochdir to always change the directory to the directory of the currently edited file. But this might break some plugins.
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answered Can't copy from clipboard to any Java applet
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comment How to copy from a pdf to another pdf in ubuntu/linux
Pasting into gimp will rasterize the image and you will lose the vector character of the image. This solution is only feasible if the PDF already is rasterized. If it contains text, for instance, it will produce ugly results. For some PDFs it works if the file is opened in inkscape, then the unwanted parts can be removed, but unfortunately this does not work with all PDFs.
Oct
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comment Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon support
You can have a look at System 76, they ship Ubuntu by default and they guarantee that everything is working.
Oct
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comment What are the available browsers for 128 MB of RAM PC?
Text based browsers are great as a secondary browser. But many pages simply don't work (which is often due to bugs in the pages). Depending on what pages you are browsing it might work, but often it is impossible to access the content. So in practice text browsers are of limited use as primary browser.
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comment What are the available browsers for 128 MB of RAM PC?
@BrendanLong It might not be significantly smaller. But the point is that one can use Midori to fit within 128 MiB if not too many pages are loaded simultaneously. Loading one page in firefox already exceeds 128 MiB and the system starts to swap; and that's what makes the difference. Not 120 MiB or 130 MiB, but swapping or not. From my experience: Firefox is unusable on 128 MiB, Midori definitely is.
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comment Reducing power consumption of second HDD
I am using sdparm --command=stop <device> to spin down the drive. Where would I need to configure that?
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comment Is it possible to temporarily disable notifications?
You need root access to do this. That's not very practical.
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comment How do I install Ubuntu 12 on a 64bit PC with UEFI and GPT SSD disk, with no current OS?
Related: What should I do before dual-booting Windows 7 and Debian on EFI?