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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
16
comment Will you be able to install kde on ubuntu phone?
Is this a real problem? Do you have an Ubuntu phone?
Nov
16
comment How to recover data from corrupted os? (More info in comments)
I'd try this question in the SuperUser SE not here.
Nov
12
comment How to block specific apps from opening in specific accounts
Put ACLs on specific files?
Nov
7
comment Virtualbox Guest OS unexpectely resets in Ubuntu 14.10
don't run under virtualbox would be my suggestion....use something else like vmware workstation.
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.
Nov
4
comment Why ssh is refusing connection?
You need to use the private key at the origination point of course (you do not say how you are doing this). At the endpoint, the private key needs to be present in the home destination directory with that appropriate permissions ~/.ssh/.authorized_keys.
Nov
4
comment My Ip address keeps changing each time I restart my virtual computer
I believe there is a setting indicating how long a DHCP reservation lasts. I have this problem on VMWare Workstations until I addressed it. You have of course another alternative of assigning a static address
Nov
4
comment Screen resolution messed up on Ubuntu 14.10 with Nvidia 331 driver
Have you tried either a later version or a previous version of the driver?
Nov
1
comment apt-get updates don't seem to have fixed shellshock
You forgot to mention the linux distribution, and version number. If your distribution is not on the current version, this bug might not be fixed!
Oct
28
comment how to attach python scripts in php?
Maybe better answered in stackoverflow SE?
Oct
28
comment How to install Cisco Anyconnect secure mobility client Ubutu 14.04
From what I can figure this is only available by Cisco to properly contracted companies/individuals. I'd ask your admin staff to help you get this item. At my last company, they did not allow this to run on Linux since Windows protections incorporated were not present on the Linux client.
Oct
23
comment Is there a way to get the onboard USB 3.0 ports to work?
Sounds like you need to install drivers for the USB 3 controller and the hub device.
Oct
14
comment How to call a older version gcc?
I'd say you might be asking for problems as some of the bindings generated on the older versions of the compiler might not be compatible with the later operating system. So things using shared object libraries might have difficulty. Why not just use the latest version?
Oct
8
comment Require sudo to delete files, but still allow writing
Make sure you keep good backups! btrfs is still not considered totally production level item.
Oct
5
comment Resume failure after suspend
Not much information here has been provided for any of us to really give you a definitive action. You'll have to add a lot more information and do some detective work unfortunately. One ramdom thought I had was if you had sufficient SWAP space to support your entire memory and system contents as well as whatever is currently in swap space, as if I recall this is where all of the image is stored.
Sep
26
comment Stat a PID for claim time?
What do you mean by "time it was claimed"?
Sep
20
comment How do I check if installed VLC is 64 bit or 32 bit?
NOTE: Unless overridden, the package selected by apt-get will be the same bitiness as the underlying OS if at all possible.
Sep
18
comment BIOS not recognizing hard drives
Looks like you have a marginal drive. Could also be one with connector tolerance problems (again a hardware issue).