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Average Ubuntu user on a dual boot (WinXP/Ubuntu) machine who rarely boots to windows.


Mar
2
comment How to correct Google Earth's “invalid HTTP request” notice?
This worked for me too. Reminds me that sometimes manually installed programs need to be updated.
Mar
2
comment Change Primary monitor
"Until Ubuntu Brainstorm Idea #17526 becomes a reality" Just a note that this link is no longer live.
Feb
15
comment What Application Indicators are available?
Does this ppa not work with 13.10?
Feb
12
comment How to change permissions of a hdd partition to suit PLEX
Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/395291/…
Feb
1
comment Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu?
@MrVaykadji Actually it would be 3 upgrades. 12.10, 13.04 (which has reached End of Life) and 13.10. The easiest solution would be to wait until 14.04LTS comes out and then it's a straight upgrade from 12.04LTS. You can view ubuntu Releases and scheduled releases at wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
Feb
1
comment Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu?
If you can wait 2 months, then 14,04 will be released which is a LTS and you would be able to upgrade straight from 12.04 to 14.04.
Feb
1
comment Where is usr/local?
@Colton You can view it in Nautilus but you may have to select to show hidden files (Ctrl-H). You do not need to launch Nautilus with sudo (it's actually discouraged to use Sudo for a graphical program) to just view the files. If you need to edit an individual file in nautilus, the right click and select open as administrator. If you need to move system/hidden files in Nautilus, then you should open Nautilus with GKSU (not Sudo), move what you have too and then close it so that you don't unintentionally alter something else while opened as root.
Jan
26
comment Unity on 13.10: Ctrl + Alt resizes the window. How to disable this?
This is not default behaviour on my 13.10. But try going to System Settings > Keyboard and then the Shortcuts tab. Make sure that it's not listed under Custom Shortcuts and then check in Windows to see what Resize Window is listed as and change accordingly.
Dec
1
comment Which OS would be the most compatible?
To create an account for ubuntuforums.org, go to login.ubuntu.com and register. Anytime you want to use the ubuntuforums.org site from then on, then just click the little Login with SSO icon at the top-right of the page there. Ubuntu Forums is preferred over Ask Ubuntu when a discussion is needed. Discussions are discouraged on Ask Ubuntu.
Nov
30
comment Which OS would be the most compatible?
These type questions are better suited for a discussion forum such as ubuntuforums.org
Nov
30
comment Which OS would be the most compatible with Samsung NP-N102S?
These type questions are better suited for a discussion forum such as ubuntuforums.org
Nov
11
comment How to add a custom program to “Open With” list of programs in Xubuntu 13.04? How to associate a file with a program to open it with?
Good article on adding programs to the "open with" list at [ubuntugenius.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/…
Nov
11
comment How to add a custom program to “Open With” list of programs in Xubuntu 13.04? How to associate a file with a program to open it with?
You can add %f to the end of the line instead of %U. Example: Exec=ProgramName %f
Oct
22
comment How to defrag a disk? Type ext4
Simple moving the partition you want to defrag to last does not necessarily move it to the actual end of the HD. Growing the partition to the left to maximum size makes sure that the end partition is actually "moved" to the very end of the hard drive.
Oct
12
comment How to shut down cleanly on signal from UPS?
Take a look at APCUPSD and see if it will fill your needs apcupsd.org
Oct
12
comment How to highlight Non-consecutive text in Gedit?
Maybe copy it over to (or open it with) Libre Office where you can select text, then select more by pressing ctrl-left button.
Oct
10
comment X-Plane 10 doesn't run due to “annot find autorun program”
Make sure to check the X-plane wiki. It has a Linux Installation section at wiki.x-plane.com/Linux_Installation_Walkthrough
Aug
19
comment How do I place a application list icon in the launcher?
Development of Cardapio has halted and Ubuntu 12.10 is the last version to have a PPA for it.
Jul
17
comment How do you monitor the progress of dd?
@gsingh2011 For a description of why sudo is used and each command is placed as it is, read the article it's from (linked at the top of the answer)
Mar
23
comment Can I move a virtualbox machine from windows to ubuntu?
I think @iloveubuntu is asking how to move it from windows to unbuntu, not the other way around.