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Oct
4
comment How to rip DVD's in high quality
I found OGMRip to be extremely user friendly. It's not the fastest, but the results are just as good - and ease of use is important to me, so it's a winner.
Oct
3
comment Disney DVD doesn't work on Ubuntu
Encrypted? Aha, so that's the cause! That wasn't obvious to me. In this case, close-as-dupe seems right.
Oct
2
comment Disney DVD doesn't work on Ubuntu
Looks like a regular dvd in Win VLC.
Jun
19
comment How to mass add file extension?
Recursion is not important, but it's a good observation. I love the way you built this as a demo-then-true model.
May
27
comment Always show menu in LibreOffice
@Korkel sorry but those links seem completely unrelated to my question.
May
12
comment how to map an Ubuntu share on another Ubuntu machine?
Yes I set up the shares by right-clicking on the folders I wanted to share. I made sure to select the two checkboxes about write access and "allow guests". So I think I did all I can to share it "wide-open" but I still can't write to it from another machine. Do I need to set up some kind of domain server, group management, or network administration central? I just have 2 regular pc's on a home LAN, no server or anything.
May
11
comment how to map an Ubuntu share on another Ubuntu machine?
@ldjames - this is about my home computers, not at work, so there is no administrator. Why Samba, I thought that was only used for Windows? I'm exasperated that Linux file sharing on a home LAN is so difficult.
May
11
comment how to map an Ubuntu share on another Ubuntu machine?
thanks, this gave me a valid path, but read-only. How do I make it writable?
Apr
29
comment how to map an Ubuntu share on another Ubuntu machine?
there is no folder with my userid, nor literally "userid", in my /var/run/... there are samba/ and user/ dirs but they seem unrelated. I am confused!
Apr
28
comment how to map an Ubuntu share on another Ubuntu machine?
Wait, are you saying that "/var/run/user/1001/gvfs/smb-share\:server\=hera5\,share\=olympia/" is a valid path in the file system?
Apr
25
comment Is there any way to get AutoHotKey or IronAHK working?
IronAHK seems totally dead by now. No updates for several years. Pity :-/
Mar
26
comment Ubuntu fonts are wrong after installing Wine and MS “corefonts”
Thanks @Jos I have now installed ubuntu-tweak and the fonts seem to be fine, including subpixel rendering etc. So it's not that. This answer seems to have a promising answer, but I'm not sure what it will do to my Wine installation so I'm hesitating to just try it out.
Feb
25
comment Canon printer won't print PDF files
@KlausWarzecha: Thanks, I usually don't use the command line but I will try that this evening and report back.
Jan
5
comment Microsoft Money alternative?
one thing that bothers me: all "amount" columns are formatted as "US$ 12345.67" and date fields as "MM/DD/YY" even though my system has other regional settings. Is Skrooge ignoring my regional settings because it's a KDE program running in Ubuntu/Unity?
Jan
5
comment Microsoft Money alternative?
I've finally begun using Skrooge seriously, and it is wonderful. Especially being able to make one change on several transactions at once (like setting category) is very useful. Reporting is confusing, and budgeting baffled me - but I'll spend more time with those features later on.
Dec
24
comment Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?
@StephenM.Webb no it's all plain ASCII...
Dec
24
comment Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?
After moving the files elsewhere, they can be viewed. It's not the files themselves...
Dec
24
comment Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?
I removed the thumbnails using cd ~/.cache/thumbnails and then rm -rf * and then pointed Nautilus to the path, but it still crashed. I'll try to move the files somewhere else using terminal and then pointing Nautilus there. That should prove whether the files are the problem.
Dec
23
comment Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?
I added some details. No big files, and just a few files in total. Nothing special...
Sep
18
comment How to set a short password on Ubuntu?
valid for 13.04 too