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Nov
5
comment How do you reset a USB device from the command line?
You need to run these commands as root/sudo, and it will not work on all systems (on some, you'll need to replace ehci_hcd with ehci-pci. More info on this solution (perhaps where it came from?): davidjb.com/blog/2012/06/…
Sep
25
comment Missing date & time from top panel of Unity Desktop - Ubuntu 14.04
Warning: the dconf trick doesn't just restore the clock. It also resets your clock settings, so if you have customized them... goodbye to your settings. I wish I hadn't tried that -- pkill datetime had already restored the clock to my UI.
Sep
20
revised Firefox spellcheck keeps changing dictionary to es_CU even after I changed to en_US in about:config
fixed bad formatting that made last paragraph essentially unreadable
Sep
20
comment Firefox spellcheck keeps changing dictionary to es_CU even after I changed to en_US in about:config
It's a year later (Firefox 40 on Ubuntu 14.04)... but for what it's worth, when right-click here in this comment-editor box, and select English (United States) from the Languages , about:config shows the spellchecker.dictionary setting to be en-US, not en_US. Similarly, it uses a hyphen for the other variants, e.g. en-GB, en-ZA etc. So I wonder if putting "en-US" in your user.js would have made a difference.
Sep
20
comment Firefox spellcheck keeps changing dictionary to es_CU even after I changed to en_US in about:config
By running Firefox as root, wouldn't you just be changing the root user's profile settings? Not to mention making it easier for malware to compromise security--I can't think of any good reasons to run a web browser as a superuser.
Sep
20
suggested approved edit on Firefox spellcheck keeps changing dictionary to es_CU even after I changed to en_US in about:config
Sep
14
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Sep
7
comment How can I get my Epson v500 scanner working?
Today, it's iscan-plugin-gt-x770_2.1.2-1_amd64.deb, iscan_2.30.1-1~usb0.1.ltdl7_amd64.deb , iscan-data_1.36.0-1_all.deb
Sep
6
comment Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04: “No new release found”
YES YES YES thanks this is the first thing that worked for me after hours of struggle. All the other checkboxes are disabled because 13.10 is EOL now and I had to manually change the apt-get sources (help.ubuntu.com/community/EOLUpgrades) but it kept saying there was no new release until I changed the "notify" setting as you said.
Aug
31
comment How can I edit Nautilus Places sidebar and Unity QuickList?
Also note that you'll need to kill and restart nautilus for these changes to take effect: pkill nautilus should do the trick.
Aug
31
comment How can I edit Nautilus Places sidebar and Unity QuickList?
Thank you, this is a reasonable answer and works great in 14.04. This is not 1999; I'm done with recompiling my operating system just to make it work!
Aug
10
comment Intellij install under sudo command
Oops! Try looking in /opt/intellij...
Jul
1
comment How to list all installed/activated Apache modules on a server
And FYI the enabled modules can be found listed as symlinks in /etc/apache2/mods-enabled - a2enmod and a2dismod are helper commands to manage the enabled modules.
May
16
awarded  Good Answer
May
1
comment Unread indicator for Slack Chrome App
Great work, thanks so much. My team just started using Slack out of the blue yesterday, and I was so annoyed that there was no integrated app for Ubuntu.
Apr
28
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
13
comment Lenovo Ideapad s10-3 Wireless Disabled Problem
Or if you don't want to open the case, I suppose the workaround described in that same bug report might work for some folks: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/577114
Apr
12
awarded  Yearling
Apr
4
comment dpkg: error: dpkg status database is locked by another process
As it stands now, this is definitely the best answer. Yes, it is very important to make sure no running process owns the lock. I'd already checked that, nothing was running, and I needed to know how to delete the old lock. This answer covers all the bases.
Apr
1
comment How can I tell what workspace I am in with Unity?
5 workspaces, wow! You must be a master multitasker. :)