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answered How To dist-upgrade Without Upgrading Linux Kernel?
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revised Main difference between Ubuntu and Redhat?
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comment How can I kill this annoying text bar at the bottom of every window?
That is the URL hover text in Chrome / Chromium. It should only appear momentarily while hovering over a link. And it should restrict itself to only the left or right half of the browser window, so as not to overlap what is under your mouse. It should only expand to full size like this when you hover over a very long URL and keep hovering over it for a long time. Can you confirm that this isn't what's happening for you?
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revised How can I kill this annoying text bar at the bottom of every window?
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comment how to fix the hard-drive Bad Sector
it isn't immediately doomed - you have no way of knowing or guaranteeing that. In some cases it might be. So much depends on why that block went bad - it would be impossible to reliably find out the why, without opening it up and effectively destroying it. As I said it's always an increased risk. If you are absolutely fine with such a risk I have no problem with that. Most of the time, maybe even >90% of the time, the drive won't quickly fail after a bad sector is found and in some cases it might even last for years after. Keep good backups and any future failure won't hurt as much.
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comment how to fix the hard-drive Bad Sector
A HDD with a bad sector is much, much more likely to fail at any moment than one which has never had a bad sector. How many drives is your experience based on? I would still call it a bigger gamble.
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comment How to check file-level write performance?
As an alternative to using time and && sync you could just try adding conv=fdatasync to the dd command.
Jan
25
answered How to check file-level write performance?
Jan
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comment Why the PHP software is not getting updated to the latest stable released version?
I checked myself and their latest php5 for precise is 5.5.20+dfsg-1+deb.sury.org~precise+1. Which looks like what you've got. Remember that just because upstream makes a release doesn't mean packagers will have it yet, even those with a rolling release will have a delay.
Jan
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comment Why the PHP software is not getting updated to the latest stable released version?
If you still subscribe to the PPA (it's in your sources) then it will upgrade PHP automatically when you apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, like with any other package. Are you sure that the PPA has actually released an update? Check on its project page.
Jan
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answered Why the PHP software is not getting updated to the latest stable released version?
Jan
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comment Accidentally formated external hard drive
While Testdisk really is the best solution to this, this answer should contain more than just a download link in order to be a good answer.
Jan
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revised Why does Update-Manager download more than one kernel image
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revised Why does Update-Manager download more than one kernel image
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Jan
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comment Why does Update-Manager download more than one kernel image
I'm not sure if that's good advice and should be posted as an answer, not comment, so it can be voted as such. Even if that snippet does work, I wouldn't use an automated script like this to delete old kernels unless I understood exactly what I was doing.
Jan
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answered Why does Update-Manager download more than one kernel image
Jan
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comment SSD is always running out of room
du stands for disk usage.
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comment SSD is always running out of room
You can use du to find what files are using your disk. Start with your home directory, run du --max-depth=2 -h. Then do the same in /var directory.
Jan
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comment How to set hibernate/shutdown timers? XFCE power manager not having an effect in Lubuntu
Ok thanks. ....
Jan
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comment Can't stop Apache
This doesn't answer your question, but what is your reason for using lampp instead of a solution included with Ubuntu?