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Apr
10
comment Why is it unsafe to delete old kernels?
Don't remove all of your kernels (obviously) but also don't remove the currently running kernel if you have just installed an updated kernel and have not yet rebooted. Why? If something breaks in the updated kernel, you can always select your previous kernel in Grub and get back to work. Otherwise, you will be stuck with an unbootable system and have to play the "LiveCD game" (not a fun game, BTW).
Apr
7
comment How to obtain frame rate of video as a fraction?
Incidentally, kdenlive provides a couple of extra digits: 28.4167 fps. Still no fraction, however.
Apr
2
comment How is 'rm -rf /' able to delete all files in the system?
VirtualBox supports disk snapshots.
Apr
2
comment How to verify that the ISO I downloaded is bootable before I burn it?
That's a very good question - I wrote this answer four years ago, so I honestly don't remember exactly why. I've removed it now.
Apr
1
comment Build failed LaunchPad “Dependency wait on lgw01-31”
Can you give us a link to the page? We might be able to better determine what's going on if we can view the buildlog. Also "lgw01-31" is the name of the machine that attempted to build the package.
Mar
21
comment Are there other applications beside Nitroshare to send files between computers on the same LAN?
Note: As of NitroShare 0.3.0, this limitation no longer applies. NitroShare can now transfer files of any size.
Mar
7
comment How to properly install GO on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Do you need the latest version of Go? It's far easier to install Go from the archive - sudo apt-get install golang.
Mar
5
comment Crash when creating new VM with VirtualBox but no obvious change in CPU, Memory or I/O usage in System Monitor
I/O usage, perhaps?
Feb
26
comment How to set python 3 as default interpreter in ubuntu 14.4
Why do you want to do this? There may be a better way to accomplish whatever it is you're trying to do. Changing the default Python interpreter is generally not a good idea...
Feb
13
comment Have to restart laptop to make internet work again
Could you please tell us the make and model of your computer? It would also be helpful if you could provide us with the model number of the wireless network adapter you are using.
Feb
6
comment Transferring files from Ubuntu PC to Ubuntu laptop
NitroShare author here - just a slight word of warning. That PPA builds packages for a version that is still under development, so some of the features are still being finalized. It does work though. Windows builds are here.
Jan
20
comment Multiple desktop question, i.e. :0, :1
Note to close-voters: this question is not necessarily off-topic. It appears the OP is trying to run two separate login sessions simultaneously. There is nothing in this question to suggest that the OP is not using Ubuntu.
Jan
20
comment Multiple desktop question, i.e. :0, :1
I wonder if multiseat would work around that limitation...
Jan
17
comment Why do I not see my /bin, /var, (etc.) directories in my root partition?
@ripjerry - it happens to the best of us :)
Jan
15
comment Windows 8.1 wont boot after installing ubuntu 14.04 (2 drives separate drives)
What exactly is the problem you are trying to solve? Do you want to change the item in the boot menu that is selected by default?
Dec
23
comment It is possible to create two graphic terminals in one computer?
This might be of assistance: 2buntu.com/articles/1514/multiseat-in-ubuntu-1410
Dec
21
comment Apt-get 403 Forbidden, but accessible in the browser
For the curious, this means uncommenting the ppa.launchpad.net line in /etc/squid-deb-proxy/mirror-dstdomain.acl.d/10-default.
Nov
26
comment How to add some padding between a ListView and its footer?
This is what I tried. The major difference is that I didn't specify a height for the footer component - I'd prefer not to hardcode a height value since it will cut off content if it is larger than the specified value.
Nov
25
comment How to add some padding between a ListView and its footer?
@Sylvain: sorry, I forgot to reply. I tried your suggestion but still could not get it to work. I ended up using a transparent rectangle to add padding. I'm not at a computer at the moment, but when I am, I'll add a comment to your answer and explain what I ended up doing.
Nov
18
comment switch_console.c:1053 We've become an orphan, no more console for us
How are you launching the Docker container? Are you using the -it flag?