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I love UNIX/Linux and Systems Administration.


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comment Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu constantly crashing
NOTICE: Crossposted to superuser.com/questions/855708/… -- VERY BAD
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comment chown for files with user 504:0
Might help if you show the actual invokation of the tar -zxf sdb1_2000914.gz when you running as the root user.
Dec
19
comment My linux user can't ftp to directory even though it's part of the group that owns it
Is the total linkage between where testuser starts and where the destination directory permissions allow this to happen? Is this account chroot'd?
Dec
17
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Dec
17
revised My laptop is noisy…fan problem?
give the user a little clue
Dec
17
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Dec
17
comment My laptop is noisy…fan problem?
ok, I made the modifications.
Dec
17
revised My laptop is noisy…fan problem?
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Dec
16
revised Why can't root access my CIFS mounts?
tell the readers what they are getting into
Dec
16
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Dec
16
comment I want to install wine on ubuntu and have a problem with the command in the terminal
You'll need to provide a lot more information and do a bit more detective work so that we all might be able to help.
Dec
16
comment can you put in contact with Android developer?
probably more appropriate in the Android SE group instead of here.
Dec
14
comment Internet in Ubuntu 14.04 goes fast and then slow
Remember to examine all the software interactions too, not just the hardware and external stuff. That is helpful of course, but you might be having some CPU starvation problems too.
Dec
14
comment Internet in Ubuntu 14.04 goes fast and then slow
Sorry not really enough information to help. You'll have to do a lot more monitoring and detective work as the problem may actually lie outside your domain with the ISP you are using. You could have other interferences with other processes? Your home networking equipment could be going bad. Your ethernet cable could be going bad. What about power fluctuation. I hope that you are getting the point here that you need to investigate this a LOT more yourself from ALL aspects. Just saying things are slow at times is not very helpful and will yield low quality answers.
Dec
14
comment Why did my sound all of the sudden stop working?
You know software is not totally error free? What happens if you reboot does the problem clear up? What happens if you terminate processes using the sound, sometimes a program asks for EXCLUSIVE access to the sound device and is not nice and will not share it.
Dec
13
comment Saving corrupted hard drive
You most likely have a hardware drive failure. Personally, I'd throw out the disk and get a new one....they are relatively inexpensive these days and using a failing drive is really not worth the trouble and worry.
Dec
13
comment Reconnecting to wifi after upgrading to 14.04.1 LTS
I'd try to find the appropriate driver and install it for your wireless card.
Dec
7
comment Old battery detected
Are you sure the indication is not wrong? If you use an off-brand battery, there might be issues.
Dec
6
comment Battery drain in lenovo g400s
maybe a defective battery?
Dec
6
comment Software for Plantronics Gamecom 788 Headset
Hmmmm....forgive me just how can a left/right headphone possibly work/sound like an open air surround 7.1 system?