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Mar
21
comment How do I get Ubuntu to use Anaconda's python instead of the standard /usr/lib/python…?
did you check your bashrc isn't overriding your profile?
Feb
16
comment Installation Failure on MacBook Pro (2Ghz/Core i7)
Hi John. Sorry I didn't see that you were trying to use a USB install. That's a problem in itself (see askubuntu.com/questions/28495/…). Are you getting the same error with DVD or USB or both?
Dec
22
comment Youtube doesn't work anymore in firefox (Ubuntu 14.04)
The problem would appear to be because of the pipelight plugin. Also, according to the Pipelight install instructions, it will disable every plugin by default and you need to explicitly re-enable them. Did you do this?
Nov
14
comment Reasons why crontab does not work
@TomHarrisonJr That's misleading. 'crontab -e' uses the editor you set in your environment. If it's vi, then it will append newline to the last line. But crontab doesn't check lines end with newline, as clearly stated in the man page excerpt in the answer.
Sep
24
comment How to install and run UNetbootin?
To clarify owl's comment, I was on an older version of Ubuntu and unetbootin wouldn't show me the latest versions, since I installed it through that older Ubuntu. Adding this PPA did the trick: I could see all recent versions and was then able to USB install a newer one (much faster than do-release-upgrade).
Sep
7
comment nautilus-dropbox : Depends: dropbox but it is not going to be installed
Yeah, installing the "dropbox" package rather than "nautilus-dropbox" is the key.
Sep
7
comment How to install Oracle Java on Ubuntu 14.04?
I'm going to assume you know how to follow the instructions to install the tar.gz file. The problem is that website doesn't have java 8. So how did you download it? Did you go to oracle.com?
Sep
7
comment Where is the output file?
You have all the necessary dependencies like matplotlib? In any case, you'd be better off asking in a SymPy forum, not an Ubuntu one.
Sep
7
comment Where is the output file?
Isn't the output a QASM file? Then there is a package, qasm2circ, to turn a QASM file to a figure, as explained in the very first link on your linked webpage... btw, this is not an Ubuntu question.
Sep
6
comment How to fix authentication password, when password is rejected?
What happens if you try "ubuntu" as your password?
Aug
29
comment How do I disable overlay scrollbars?
Warning: Don't try this on 13.10!
Jul
21
comment Is Mactel PPA good stuff for Macbook Pro 5,3 with Ubuntu 13.04?
It's a very old PPA. I don't recommend using it. Fixes to a lot of issues are incorporated into Ubuntu now.
Jul
12
comment Error: partition table requires a separate partition for boot loader code (EFI issue)
This was what I meant earlier in the chat room. Just pick your EFI partition on your main disk as the bootloader location. According to Wikipedia, this may affect later firmware updates, but my mac was old enough I didn't really care (not likely to be any useful updates).
Jun
1
comment why won't youtube videos play but all other websites work fine?
Yes, a tough one! How about installing Google Chrome which has its own flash, to see how that works?
May
31
comment Best UI that still makes good use of Super button
Try Gnome-Do.
May
30
comment why won't youtube videos play but all other websites work fine?
Do you have all your extensions off? Try starting Firefox in safe mode, i.e. firefox --safe-mode.
May
29
comment Replacing some characters in the previous command
To repeat the substitution, use :&, i.e. ^bad^good^:& will change bad bad bad to good good bad. You can keep stacking :& but after two probably you should use :gs as suggested.
May
27
comment DVDs not playing
Please put the error messages you get from VLC and also include further details, such as, which DVD doesn't play (is it the original or ripped).
May
26
comment Ubuntu 12.04 desktop freezes randomly
Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/93226/… askubuntu.com/q/38367/43660 askubuntu.com/q/93226/43660
May
26
comment Ubuntu 12.04 desktop freezes randomly
Not to make light of your issue, but getting marked as dupe is not the only potential danger here... the other is getting marked as 'too localized'.