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Jan
31
comment How to Restore photos on SD card
You saved my day - thank you so much!
Jan
29
comment Newly installed PCIe card is not detected
I did write TBS support as well but I was hoping perhaps it would be a trivial thing that fellow Linux users would be familiar with. (Apparently TBS is not a very good vendor but I have no personal experience - yet.)
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!
Nov
6
comment Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
Thanks buddy - that's the kind of thing I'm likely to forget despite being told about it... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Nov
5
comment Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
Okay - I took the plunge and selected "fglrx" in "Additional Drivers", hoping it wouldn't cause me trouble. And -- it worked! unity_support_test now reports software rendering "off", and compiz seems to saty below 3%. Phew! Thank you again.
Nov
5
comment What is this “unknown device” in my “Additional Drivers”?
Thank you! I have absolutely no idea what this means but I did understand from here that it's safe to enable and even appears to be a good idea. So I'll do that - thanks!
Nov
4
comment Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
"[this question]" seems to be missing a link, right?
Nov
4
comment Compiz uses insane amount of CPU
Thank you Charles; that was also my hunch as I wrote this question. May I ask on what basis you suggest "oibaf" drivers, as I've not come across this before? And by "proprietary" do you mean the built-in "fglrx" drivers, or those that must be downloaded from amd.com?