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Jul
15
comment How to use a computer as a bluetooth headset?
@hal7df Thank you for answer. I've updated the question with extra info that I think might be relevant.
Jul
14
comment How to use a computer as a bluetooth headset?
Maybe, for start, I should ask how to setup any bluetooth client-server connection that works between 2 Ubuntu notebooks. That may give me at least some baseline, from where I can expand my knowledge.
Jul
14
comment How to use a computer as a bluetooth headset?
@hal7df I tried one, and it just didn't work. I assumed that these 2 years is just too much for the tutorial to work. As I said, I have very limited knowledge of bluetooth technology and it is very hard for me to tell what to expect and how to debug. In ideal world I'd assume that there is an application like blueman-services that can run an audio bluetooth server, like it is supposed to do. But that doesn't and I really don't know if that is a feasible way. There are at least 3 competing programs for bluetooth: bluez, blueman and built-in network manager, that may conflict with each other.
Jun
17
comment Display folder sizes in file manager
I've made a feature request for it: github.com/linuxmint/nemo/issues/637
Jun
15
comment How do I change keyboards from the command line?
I'll upvote it then, for a good measure :-)
Jun
10
comment How to repair/unlock gsettings (or dconf-editor)?
Thank you for a swift answer.
Jun
9
comment Installing 14.04 Server to exisiting btrfs subvolume
@philcolbourn I know it. But empirical evidence tells, that the part of grub.cfg that invokes the kernel and instructs it about the name of the root btrfs subvolume magically survives update-initramfs.
Jun
2
comment btrfs for deduplication and compression at the same time?
After kernel 3.9 defregmentation no longer re-duplicate files. Or so it is says - I never tested this aspect myself. The particular kernel patch (git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/…) says only about subvolumes. It seems that defragmentation inside a subvolume never resulted in reduplication of deduplicated contents.
May
13
comment How to add element to the gsettings array at the specific location (given by index)?
@SylvainPineau I know it. But I wouldn't accept it before I know it works. And some other things forced me to divide me spare time even thinner. And, dear Sylvian, I am very grateful for your work: your answer actually exceeded my expectations; it is rare on Stack Exchange to get a custom-made scripts for an answer. And you did them in good style, too! In my opinion +1 is way to little to fully express the amount of help you've given me.
May
3
comment How to remove element from gsettings array in script?
Another problem, this one I cannot fix: ./remove.py org.gnome.desktop.input-sources sources "('xkb', 'us')" doesn't finds the entry. I guess it has something to do with ' quotes or spaces in the argument.
May
1
comment How to remove element from gsettings array in script?
Works flawlessly if the element is actually present in the list (easy to check with gsettings get ${schema} ${key} | grep -q "${value}" )
Apr
30
comment How to install ubuntu to a already encrypted partiton without formatting it in 14.04
Thanks to subvolumes you can share btrfs root partition between distros. And if it is unencrypted, you have no headache with instalation. After all, as long as your system is uninfected, there is very little opportunity for your private data to slip out outside /home - the only other folder in which you have write access is /tmp (but it is in ramdisk (tmpfs) ) and swap, which is encrypted by default by installer with one time passwords if you use "encrypted home folders".
Apr
30
comment How to install ubuntu to a already encrypted partiton without formatting it in 14.04
By "simple" I mean: all your sensitive data in dedicated LUKS partition, independent from system. This way you have easy backup/restore procedures (your data are kept separate from OS). And exta features from both ecryptfs and LUKS, like easy dualboot with other distro, no limits to filename length, possibility to deduplicate files with tools like bedup, possibility to share the system with your friend(s) without fear of disclosure all you private stuff... I'm happy with such configuration.
Apr
30
comment How to install ubuntu to a already encrypted partiton without formatting it in 14.04
I use "encrypted home", it uses ecryptfs. It has many important draw backs, but it is standard, and is mounted only if you know your login password. In the /home/user folder I store LUKS' key. It is used by my custom upstart script, that automatically mounts my LUKS volume with documents with that key, after successful login.
Apr
30
comment How to install ubuntu to a already encrypted partiton without formatting it in 14.04
I can suggest walkaround: don't encrypt /, use standard encrypted @home only to store the LUKS encryption key, that mounts your private data. This way you keep on using unencrypted root which usually doesn't contain sensitive data anyway, and thanks to using LUKS you are not limited with size of filename and you can bedup duplicates. Keeping things "standard" makes life much easier.
Apr
29
comment Installing 14.04 Server to exisiting btrfs subvolume
I've never tested it without separate /boot partition.
Apr
29
comment Installing 14.04 Server to exisiting btrfs subvolume
if you want to install Ubuntu on existing btrfs partition, just make sure, that there are no @ and @home subvolumes on it. Those volumes will be created by installer automatically, and you can change their name later (remember to update grub and /etc/fstab !). I've never installed ubuntu on btrfs RAID though.
Apr
16
comment How to change number of workspaces from command line?
As I understand, gsettings is a preferred over dconf. It offers higher-level access to the dconf database. But I might be wrong.
Apr
14
comment Can I enable bash-completion for the new apt command?
@Oli Oh, you are right! I didn't know about it. And - bash-completion doesn't support it out of the box so far. Fortunately it wouldn't be that difficult to write a plugin, so you can expect one soon. Chances are, that using my script you would be among the first, who can use it.
Apr
11
comment Can I enable bash-completion for the new apt command?
@Oli Well, I guess they do. There are files aptitude, apt-get and apt-cache. What exactly do you mean by apt completion?