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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
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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
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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.
Feb
24
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Thanks for the input... I can't find any PS/2 adapters or mice. But I discovered something new today: the mouse and KB were plugged into an old passive USB hub, via an old USB-1 extension cable. I switched the mouse to a direct USB port, and it started working. I'm adding more detail to my question... – Marty Fried 11 mins ago
Feb
24
revised Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
Added some more info
Feb
23
revised Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
Added information
Feb
23
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Well, it seems that the problem is more consistent than it seemed; when I started up today from power off, I had the problem, so I repeated, but logged in as guest, and it still had the problem (using Unity instead of Gnome fallback).
Feb
23
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@CarlH: Thanks for that input. Although I don't really want to switch to a PS2 mouse, it does suggest a possible area to investigate. I'll see if I have an old mouse for testing.
Feb
23
comment Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows
@Fabby: Good question, and one I considered. But it's not repeatable in a way that's easy to test, and I don't want to use the guest session for possibly several days.
Feb
22
asked Mouse clicks stop registering in some or all windows