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Aug
13
comment How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder at startup?
thanks, I actually tried the 'vboxsf in /etc/modules' fix with option 2 (Virtualbox Auto mounting) and it worked there. So it seems that also the vboxsf kernel module isn't loaded when Virtualbox's guest additions try to mount the shared folders
Aug
12
comment How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder at startup?
I had the problem where the Shared Folders weren't automatically mounted on a Linux guest, couldn't work it out until I saw garromark's comment above about adding vboxsf to /etc/modules. Works perfectly now
Jul
30
answered Install a list of packages only if they aren't already installed
Jul
13
comment Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
Good to hear you found the problem, although a bit worrying that it seems like a fundamental design flaw in the HW. I haven't seen that yet on my laptop (fingers crossed) so I hope it only affects some and not all.
Jun
9
answered Cannot use Steam after upgrade Trusty 14.04.1 to the 14.04.2 HWE
Mar
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answered How can I create a samba share from the command line?
Feb
23
comment Show photo/video slideshow with photo captions
The 'Advanced Slideshow' plugin is the same one as used in Digikam and it doesn't play videos (I've already tried this in both digikam and gwenview)
Feb
23
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Jan
23
comment Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
Yes I think so, I haven't disabled it and I checked the output of efibootmgr: tim@hostname:~$ sudo efibootmgr BootCurrent: 0002 Timeout: 0 seconds BootOrder: 0002,0001,0000,2001,2002,2003 Boot0000* Lenovo Recovery System Boot0001* Windows Boot Manager Boot0002* ubuntu Boot2001* EFI USB Device Boot2002* EFI DVD/CDROM Boot2003* EFI Network
Jan
23
comment Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
I hope I don't jinx it by writing this but recently (since about kernel update 3.13.0-43-generic) my wifi has been stable
Jan
20
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Sep
29
comment Why don't my lightdm.conf edits affect my desktop screen resolution?
Editing the files under /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ is the wrong way of changing lightdm.conf. The LightDM project page says that system admins can override the default configuration in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/ or /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf You shouldn't edit files under /usr/share/lightdm/ because while it might work for a while it's liable to get overwritten by package updates Source: LightDM project page freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM Please correct your answer
Sep
22
comment Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
My answer on the other page was deleted by a moderator apparently (sometimes stackexchange's policies make no sense), but I wrote the same thing as here - to upgrade linux-firmware and use the fixed ideapad_laptop module. It's frustrating that it doesn't fully solve the problem, but in my case I think it's made an improvement.
Sep
21
comment Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
The question you linked to in the comment above: askubuntu.com/q/517463 I just had the first wifi problem in the 2 days since I updated linux-firmware, so looks like it wasn't a full fix unfortunately. But I just had to wait a couple of minutes and then reconnect, no reboot needed. Not sure why your symptoms would be different.
Sep
20
comment Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
I've added a comment to that other question. The symptoms I got with the wifi was that every 30 mins or so it'd lose connection and NetworkManager would prompt for the password. Usually needed to disconnected, wait a minute or 2 and then reconnect before it'd work. After installing the new linux-firmware package this didn't happen. Note that I also have the fixed ideapad_laptop module (as detailed above). Possibly it's the combination of those 2 things that solved it (so far) for me.
Sep
19
comment Ubuntu on Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
@rubo77 I found that upgrading the linux-firmware package to at least version 1.134 fixed the wireless card instabilities, at least so far. See further down this page I've posted the full details.