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My computing experience dates back to the eighties when DOS was brand new and home machines ran on CP/M. From building my own systems I have some understanding in hardware and other complicated things but it is my believe that an OS has to be easy to use and to configure. That's why I use Ubuntu.


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comment File browser window in the “Ubuntu Tour” has no menu bar. Is this real?
Is it this you need: askubuntu.com/a/426298?
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comment gimp tools have stopped working
What exactly is "stopped working" in your case?
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comment Western Digital External Hard Drive Crash: How to recover data using Ubuntu
From what you posted /sdb (160 GB) appears not to be your 2 TB drive. If your drive had suffered a head crash any further access to that drive may worsen the chance for data recovery. If your data were important you should stop accessing that drive and get help of a professional service (I know, this will be rather expensive).
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comment Remove ppa from previous Ubuntu versions
possible duplicate of How can PPAs be removed?
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comment Problem with precise cloud image or misunderstanding of how it works
You may be interested in reasons why we have very little advantage and a lot of disadvantages when using pre-built VM images: askubuntu.com/questions/99466/ubuntu-vms-already-made - what is your VBox version? Do the images match with the VBox version? Do the guest images come with guest additions pre-installed?
Sep
16
comment sharing drives, folders, and files between kububntu and windows running in virtualbox
To install the Guest Additions you have to not only load the ISO but also run the installer program from the now newly appearing CD in the guest.
Sep
16
comment Ubuntu In Full Screen in VirtualBox
You need to install the Guest Additions to be able to do so.
Sep
15
comment Virtualbox Ubuntu 14.04 - 3d acceleration not working
Good you got it solved. VBox presently is at version 4.3.16. that's why I commented. Sometimes it may need more than one attempt to install the guest additions... but mostly it works sooner or later ;)
Sep
15
comment nautilus show desktop file as normal file
@eexpress: Did you try to give your .desktop file executable permission? If yes, then check whether the path to your executable and also to your icon is correct (we need a full path here). In the example you posted above, both the Exec= line is missing, and the Icon= line does not point to a full path.
Sep
15
comment Virtualbox Ubuntu 14.04 - 3d acceleration not working
Please update your VirtualBox to current release then reinstall guest additions. Note down and report any errors you may get in case compiling guest additions fails. From what we can see it appears that the guest additions were not loaded/compiled correctly.
Sep
15
comment I can't install ubuntu unrestricted extras
Please also note that then you may want to search for the meta package ubuntu-restricted-extras rather than "unrestricted", which does not exist.
Sep
14
comment getting usb 2.0 running in virtualbox 4.3
@CharlesHockenberry and Luis: Old extension packs for 4.3.x are here: virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_4_3
Sep
14
comment Switch user after upgrade to 14.04 not working
weird... it works as expected on all my 14.04 machines here.
Sep
14
comment The game Natural Selection 2 has performance issues and refuses to load
You are talking about running a Game made for Windows on Ubuntu. As this may often be possible with Wine/POL this game has not so good ratings in the Wine application database. It may work fine but it will likely need some tricks for it to run without issues.
Sep
13
comment Switch user after upgrade to 14.04 not working
Is this on the panel menu or from the lock screen? For the latter see: askubuntu.com/questions/453765/…
Sep
12
comment How to let Virtualbox guest capture the full screen (including system bar area)?
you may also have seen this: askubuntu.com/questions/522467/… - apparently people stay with VBox 4.3.14
Sep
12
comment audio stops after login
Sorry to hear - my comment was too late. You may be interested in this: voices.canonical.com/david.henningsson/2012/07/13/…. In case your user setting in ~/.config/pulse are bad not even reinstalling Ubuntu will help. Glad it's not like this in your case.
Sep
11
comment Optimal Ubuntu version for NAS with XBMC?
@NickTheSwede: go for the answer you have there, it's a choice on log in whether you run fallback or Unity. For 12.04 see askubuntu.com/a/108916
Sep
11
comment Create .desktop files via GUI
gnome-desktop-item-edit is also possible on 14.04.
Sep
11
comment audio stops after login
Try my answer there: askubuntu.com/questions/201780/…