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Sep
2
comment Moving from bash to zsh
@MariusGedminas: (from here) zsh does support this, but you have to enable it manually. Just add source /etc/zsh_command_not_found to your .zshrc.
Aug
17
answered USB slots stop working suddenly from time to time
Jul
20
comment Laptop USB ports stop working: how to restart them without restarting the PC?
Posting here because I have a similar issue in trusty (hence the newer question that this is marked duplicate of is not relevant, but I can't post an answer, because this one is closed). I got USB restarted with the script at billauer.co.il/blog/2013/02/usb-reset-ehci-uhci-linux - I just used sudo -s and pasted the main for loop of that script. Spits out some file-not-found errors, but still works.
Apr
28
comment Ralink rt3290 wifi driver is not working in Ubuntu 14.04
dkms wasn't installed on this system by default (originally a trusty beta install)...
Apr
18
comment What is the best multi-account Twitter client?
Unfortunately hotot was discontinued in February this year.
Apr
8
comment 100% I/O usage due to jbd2
@wakeup: No idea then. Apache and chromium appear in both images though - have you tried killing each of those, and seeing if that fixes the problem?
Apr
8
revised jbd2 constantly writing to disk
trim unneccessary stuff
Apr
8
suggested suggested edit on jbd2 constantly writing to disk
Apr
8
comment 100% I/O usage due to jbd2
@wakeup: Look at the line above jdb2 in the image you posted - that is the process that's using all your IO. Fix that, and your jdb2 IO usage problem will probably disappear.
Apr
8
comment iotop shows 99.8% IO load on “--render” and “--extension” and “dropbox \fataldb” processes
Try adding the output of sudo iotop -n 1 |head to your question, so people can see what's going on. Fair chance there is another process causing the writing, and jdb2 is just handling that. See also askubuntu.com/questions/306626/jbd2-constantly-writing-to-disk and askubuntu.com/questions/444033/100-i-o-usage-due-to-jbd2
Apr
8
comment jbd2 constantly writing to disk
unix.stackexchange.com/questions/108254/… has the same solution. I'm using kde, but nautilus started the other day, and left my disk spinning. This fixed the problem
Mar
13
comment p11-kit: Typical problem with Wine
On Saucy, I got a conflict when trying to install p11-kit:i386, and getlibs was trying to install ia32libs, which no longer exists. sudo aptitude install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0 and then the symbolic link in this answer worked to get rid of the error message in wine.
Mar
11
comment Natural Sounding Text to Speech?
pico2wave is in package libttspico-utils in recent versions of ubuntu. @CarlosEugenioThompsonPinzón cat <filename> | xargs -I foo -0 pico2wave -w blah.wav foo
Mar
11
comment How can I detect the BPM (beats per minute) of a song?
Worth noting that tags are not saved in the files in newer versions of Mixxx. The option is disabled, due to potential data corruption, and Mixxx never saved BPM to files.
Jan
29
comment laptop doesn't boot, stops at GRUB screen
@bcbc: Or you can edit the answer or write a correct answer...
Jan
10
comment How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers to work?
This worked for me to, on kubuntu 13.10 (from wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/HybridGraphics), after trying tonnes of other crap. I'm on a Samsung Chronos 7, which has 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09); 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] (rev ff). The AMD GPU is really glitchy, but the Intel GPU works fine, although it seems to run hot (maybe 10°C hotter than before). Anyone had either of those two problems?
Nov
11
comment apt-get tries to configure a removed kernel while installing a module
@nitnelave look in each of those directories. If there are any folders that match the problem kernel's version (exactly), then delete them with sudo.
Nov
10
comment How can I find what video driver is in use on my system?
My laptop has two video cards: an integrated Intel card, and a Radeon HD 6xxx. Both cards have drivers, and so both show up with these commands. But that doesn't tell me which one is actually being used by X11, does it?
Oct
19
revised How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu?
explain package removal
Oct
19
answered How do I upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu?