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comment Ubuntu 14.04 connects to Wi-Fi in some locations only
Comparing Ubuntu, the OS, to your laptop, a computer, offers no usable information. You should specify the computer that is running Ubuntu, and what type of wireless adaptor it has. For example, if wireless-G, it won't connect to wireless N. Or if single band, it won't connect to 5 GHz or above.
May
29
comment Is Ubuntu still installing I'm not sure using VirtualBox
Sorry, you are correct; for some reason, I thought I had read something about a CD; I added it at the end, without checking. If you had burned a CD, or USB thumbdrive, you could boot from that, run Ubuntu, and not write anything to the hard disk. But on a CD, you can't save anything; on a USB drive, you could.
May
29
comment Is Ubuntu still installing I'm not sure using VirtualBox
Well, the mouse is handled at a lower level, and will often be the only thing working, when things go wrong. I would say that there is a problem, possibly with the display settings or graphics capabilities, etc. Does your computer run the live CD?
May
14
comment Help me install Ubuntu on my virtual box
This is probably answered here. Also, it doesn't matter what your laptop is, when you set up a VM, the VM is what determines the capabilities. Your laptop only determines how you set up VirtualBox itself. So, really, this is better suited for the VirtualBox forums, not Ubuntu.
May
14
comment What mount point should I use for data/free space
@user4624937: I added some more to my answer, which is easier than trying to fit it in to a comment. I hope this helps.
May
14
revised What mount point should I use for data/free space
Added elaboration requested by a user
May
13
answered How to make joomla appear on my apache server?
May
4
comment Shell script does not run when I double click
If using .sh implies it's an sh script, then why wouldn't people use .bash for a bash script? .sh means it's a shell script, and bash is a shell. I think using .sh is just a matter of preference, and a very good case can be made for using it, if desired.
Apr
26
comment Startup Disk Creator Uncaught Exception Error
I use tuxboot or UNetbootin now to create USB disks. Worked fine for Debian Jessie, which I tried out today (and which makes me appreciate how easy Ubuntu is!).
Apr
20
revised SFTP permission denied on files owned by www-data
Noted an error found by DonalLafferty
Apr
20
comment SFTP permission denied on files owned by www-data
@DonalLafferty, good catch. Don't know what I was thinking back then, but maybe I somehow misread the g as a or something. Surprised nobody mentioned it in all this time. I may try to make a note about that.
Mar
29
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Mar
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
10
revised ipconfig not working
Fixed typo, added line about alternate device names
Mar
3
comment X doesn't start anymore on 12.04 LTS after HWE upgrade
Does this article apply to you?
Mar
1
accepted Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
Mar
1
answered Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
Feb
26
comment Using find to search for files containing a word
There are always a lot of "permission denied" outputs cluttering the results. What I usually do is to follow the command with 2>/dev/null, which causes them to be ignored. For example, find / -iname '*fsck*' 2>/dev/null
Feb
25
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Well, so far, after only one reboot, and less than a day, the problem has not come up using the USB hub without the small extension cable, in the same port. So, I can't yet say it's solved, or if it is, why it's so.
Feb
24
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@CarlH: I added more information, in case it might apply to your issues, assuming you still have them. Perhaps it would help if you want to stop using a PS/2 mouse.