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Apr
20
comment Why does my webcam mess up like this?
I'm going to try 16.04.b2 and see if that has any effect.
Apr
19
comment Why does my webcam mess up like this?
@Tobias as I mentioned, I could not replicate it in Hangouts or Cheese, and not even in the Skype settings! And it doesn't even happen in every Skype video call - and when it does, sometimes it's in my thumbnail, sometimes in the received image. I can't figure this out.
Mar
30
comment Setting MAILTO=“” for cron in Ubuntu
crond doesn't exist in my 14.04.4 but sudo /etc/init.d/crond restart works.
Mar
8
comment TV tuner 'scan' outputs “tuning failed”
@Nodak good idea, but sadly even with sudo in front, the result is the same. (scan -v /usr/share/dvb/dvb-s/Astra-19.2E) I still need to find a way to verify that the electrical connection between LNB and pc tuner is intact.
Mar
3
comment Colors wrong when printing on photo paper
Thank you @Takkat, I tried RGB as well but it looked bad too - not like this, just very very much too dark. (I tried a lot of combinations of printer settings, and have a whole stack of photos to prove it.)
Feb
12
comment Skype complains about being too old version, but no newer exists?
Since MS won't deliver a new version, this must be the definite answer. Thank you!
Jan
31
comment How to Restore photos on SD card
You saved my day - thank you so much!
Dec
20
comment Wubi and Edubuntu?
@bcbc I was looking at Edubuntu because it's easier to make foolproof (and customize) but the effort/benefit ratio seems poor. Perhaps just running it in WinXP is smarter. XP is already installed so that aligns with "if it works don't fix it", and I could just make it autostart GCompris. I will definitely consider this!
Dec
14
comment Wubi and Edubuntu?
@DevRobot - what does that comment mean?
Dec
14
comment When i open wubi.exe for installing edubuntu it again downloads the edubuntu-13.10-dvd-i386 .iso file.Why does this happen?
@user68186 I disagree. Running it from a pendrive is a great way to test if things work. Installing it properly is great if you want to go all-in, including replacing the Microsoft boot loader with the Linux flavor. But the strength of Wubi is to retain the Microsoft boot loader and system, and put Linux in second rank.
Nov
29
comment Keep NumLock always on
Sure, I just wanted to implement and test it first :-) and now it's part of my cookbook for future installations.
Nov
29
comment Keep NumLock always on
This is brilliant - and wonderfully explained. Thank you so very much!
Nov
17
comment Sharing drives/folders in a family - but in different households?
Thank you - this would mirror all shared data on all the machines, but I only want to access it, not copy everything to local. I should have explicitly stated "We want to share some folders directly between each other, with full read/write access."
Nov
16
comment Did I just 'autoremove' half my computer?
I added "update 2". Thanks especially to @Jos!
Nov
16
comment Did I just 'autoremove' half my computer?
@muru thanks for the dupe candidate, however I find that it doesn't cover it because there is a lot more still missing. I updated my question.
Nov
16
comment How to install Python 3.4 on Ubuntu?
@empedokles to create this .bash_aliases file in terminal, enter sh -c "echo 'alias python=python3' >> ~/.bash_aliases"
Nov
9
comment Sharing drives/folders in a family - but in different households?
Thank you - this would mirror all shared data on all the machines, but I only want to access it, not copy everything to local. I should have explicitly stated "We want to share some folders directly between each other, with full read/write access."
Nov
9
comment Sharing drives/folders in a family - but in different households?
Thank you @bodhi this seems to be useful - I could immediately make it work between machines on my own LAN. Is there a similar guide that explains what the steps are to "Use ssh keys and disable password auth"? I'm guessing I also need to arrange a DynDNS name for each DSL site, because ISP-assigned IP addresses will change over time - right?
Nov
9
comment fglrx messes with my windows
Accepted! Problem hasn't appeared anywhere since I toggled this.
Nov
8
comment fglrx messes with my windows
Yes, so far I've only noticed this problem inside Chrome. I've toggled the setting you mention (it was on, so now it's off) and I'll pay attention to see if it helps. Thank you!