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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?
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comment My laptop is noisy…fan problem?
ok, I made the modifications.
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?
Dec
5
comment Reallocate partition space from /boot to /
Would help if you could include the partitioning table details (output of fdisk print option). In any event you might be in for a little work.
Dec
5
comment Can login via ssh, but not system tty
Home directory permission problem?
Dec
5
comment My wifi driver is not working?
One issue is that there are many many different versions of hardware supporting wifi. I think you'll have to search for a specific driver that is supporting your particular chipset. The default installation obviously does not support the chipset you are using.
Nov
26
comment grep to get compile error
Hmmm....why go about in this hard way, why not simply use the exit code from the gcc command (which is what make uses) and test that. It is far simplier.
Nov
20
comment Signal called on user logout
You are making an assumption without putting coding to verify and report what is exactly happening. Have you thought of disabling the signal mask for these things?
Nov
12
comment How to block specific apps from opening in specific accounts
Put ACLs on specific files?
Nov
5
comment Missing home directory in ubuntu 14
ahhh....with the comment, that everything that used to be in /home would no longer be present anymore including some package stuff that sometimes resides in /home. Thus you can reformat and remount /home but you'll need to go to backups to get the appropriate content back. Just creating the /home area, the system will probably work for the most part but there may be problems depending on the packages you exercise.
Nov
5
comment Ubuntu running slowly after accidentally filling hard disk
Sounds more like an out of memory going to swap type of situation. You might have something spinning out of control taking up a lot of memory. But you'll have to do a little detective work wit ps, top, and the like.