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comment How to install Django 1.6?
sudo pip install is a bad practice, which may work for django but can really screw up someone's system in other situations. Don't undermine the advantages of having Ubuntu manage your packages. The clean way to do it is with virtualenvwrapper.
Jul
23
answered How get Join.me in Ubuntu?
Jul
22
revised kvm guest network problems
added 'ksm' tag
Jul
22
suggested suggested edit on kvm guest network problems
Jul
9
answered How can I rotate a video?
Jul
6
answered How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
19
comment Find duplicate files and folders and move these to a different folder
I agree with @AndersonGreen that the question of finding duplicate folders / directories needs an answer. See one option at Find all folders in a directory with the same content - Unix & Linux Stack Exchange
Jun
18
comment How to control UPS via nut rather than gnome-power-manager?
@AShelly What release are you running? What are your symptoms?
Jun
6
comment How to use Rhythmbox python console
Note that at least as of Ubuntu Trusty tahr 14.04, rhythmbox embeds python 3.4.0. So the command 'print "hello world"' is a syntax error ;) Instead, use the new Python 3 print function: 'print("hello world")'
Jun
1
comment Installing Java 7 Update 25 on 12.04 LTS?
PPAs can indeed be dangerous. But they can also be smart and more secure than a direct download, in the sense that they automate the process of upgrading. If the people running the ppa are trustworthy, and they sign their packages etc, then they are a good alternative to having people check the checksums of the tar.gz themselves, do the intstalls, and then constantly watch for notice of the need for a security update, and do it all over again. Note also that the ppa package does a number of other "update-alternatives" calls, for various installed programs that use java.
May
19
revised Ubuntu cgroup architecture: cgroup-lite vs cgroup-bin and default config for lxc, libvirt-bin?
typo in "ubuntu" 8-)
May
5
revised browser without gpu support
fix typo in spelling of "chrome", rearrange text to get around silly "6 char" minimum
May
5
suggested suggested edit on browser without gpu support
Apr
30
comment Can a Raspberry Pi run Ubuntu?
See the answer below by @0xF2 for helpful details (which would be worth adding to this answer....)
Apr
28
revised Can I control brightness on second monitor?
clarify ddcontrol status
Apr
28
answered Can I control brightness on second monitor?
Apr
28
comment Can I control brightness on second monitor?
This is not in the normal repos, but is in the software center at least for 12.04. It does not change the backlight brighness, but does change the overall brightness, though I'm not sure how. It says it uses a proprietary license, but also says it is "gpl-3". Very odd. And I'd like a command-line interface that I can script to gradually lower brightness in the evening. But I'm still glad to have it - thanks!
Apr
8
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
31
revised Higher screen resolution in VirtualBox?
"ose" is not in the package names any mire (at least as of trusty tahr)