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seen Jan 24 at 16:31

I love UNIX/Linux and Systems Administration.

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Jan
24
comment Why one method of stopping service works but not the other
Please identify what specific version of Ubuntu you are using.
Jan
11
comment Why is cat command returning the prompt only?
Please add the command sequence you used and the specific output including any error messages. Also it looks like the file is only 6 characters long, the output of od -cb might be nice as well for data.txt.
Jan
10
answered /usr/bin/ or ~/bin/ priority
Jan
9
revised Error occurred while mounting an NTFS partition
Its not mounting with root that is a problem it is mounting an NTFS partition that is the problem (title changed)
Jan
9
suggested approved edit on Error occurred while mounting an NTFS partition
Jan
8
revised How to configure an external HDD installation of Ubuntu to work with a different PC
spelling error in title
Jan
8
suggested approved edit on How to configure an external HDD installation of Ubuntu to work with a different PC
Dec
31
comment After upgrading to 14.04 my computer won't start just after a few tries. Also after hibernating it freezes. Help!
You upgraded from what? Also, I generally would do full installs instead of upgrade installs the result ALWAYS turn out to be less problematic.
Dec
28
comment log files too big
It would be helpful if you provided the syslog settings being used. I suspect that you are setting the level too low and getting too much information. It could also be that you have a debug settings on the driver set.
Dec
25
comment Add partition to unallocated partition
Would be very helpful to provide the current partition configuration, and what you want the destination to be.
Dec
22
comment Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu constantly crashing
NOTICE: Crossposted to superuser.com/questions/855708/… -- VERY BAD
Dec
17
awarded  Excavator
Dec
17
revised My laptop is noisy…fan problem?
give the user a little clue
Dec
17
suggested approved edit on My laptop is noisy…fan problem?
Dec
17
comment My laptop is noisy…fan problem?
ok, I made the modifications.
Dec
17
revised My laptop is noisy…fan problem?
added 435 characters in body
Dec
16
revised Why can't root access my CIFS mounts?
tell the readers what they are getting into
Dec
16
suggested approved edit on Why can't root access my CIFS mounts?
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.