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Aug
20
comment Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my battery
Please add the vendor and model number of the two laptops in question, additionally the battery information (vendor, cells, ....)
Aug
20
comment Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize my battery
Ahh...am I missing something here? You have one of the following problems: (1) battery is dead and cannot be recharged - replace battery, (2) your charger is no longer working and battery is not recharged - replace the charger, (3) the battery in question is not the vendor choice and thus may no longer be meeting all the specifications the vendor requires, (4) mating problem inside the laptop where the battery is no longer making proper contact.
Aug
19
comment ubuntu 14.04 sudo issue
More information please....like basically a screenshot of what you are doing and the output. Furthermore, include a copy of your /etc/sudoers file.
Aug
19
comment How to resize swap (not just adding it)
I'd also include the output of fdisk /dev/sda in order for you to get the appropriate answer.
Aug
7
comment Mount directory when navigating to it
If you were tying to do this with NFS, I'd be suggesting using the autofs (automonter) capability.
Aug
7
answered Have more than one mysql version installed at a time
Aug
4
comment Backlight keyboard won't turn on samsung ativbook 6 ubuntu 14.04
have you tried contacting the vendor directly?
Aug
4
comment How to upgrade skype from 4.2 to 4.3
Exactly how did you go about installing it? Are you sure the new version was not installed in a different location than your path?
Aug
3
comment Google maps brings down performance, even after close
Is you google map application up to date?
Aug
2
comment When I login, I see “You have mail.”, but /var/mail/<username> is empty
I believe there is an environment variable that points to your mailbox. Check that out and ensure that it is pointing to the right place for YOUR mailbox.
Jul
31
comment Not authorized error message
You fail to mention what type of OS formatting is contained on your USB drive. Also if you can more completely specify the name of the application and the specific error message that would be very helpful. Have you looked at all the log files on the system to see if there is something else flagged?
Jul
12
comment Format hard drives w/o live CD
Your question is a little bit unclear, can you provide a little more detail as to what specifically you are trying to do? We can all provide better guidance with more information.
Jul
12
answered Removing newer linux kernel and retain the older one
Jul
12
comment Is there a program/application to manage Android devices?
Your question is not very clear, please enlighten us further and what problem are you trying to solve?
Jun
30
answered Can I use a windows drive as '/home' for the ubuntu install?
Jun
18
revised Installing openssh-server on a virtual machine
correct title
Jun
18
comment Testing multiple desktops simultaniously
Benchmarking is an artform in itself....thus this task is not necessarily as "easy" as you might believe to get rational results that really mean something.
Jun
18
suggested approved edit on Installing openssh-server on a virtual machine
Jun
13
comment Lyx is not working in newly upgraded 14.04 version
contact the developer?
Jun
8
suggested rejected edit on Repartitioning in 14.94 To Add Home Partion