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Nov
2
comment How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu?
I second the question from @spacediver - this is a crazy-slow process when you have 38 unneeded kernels, since as each one is uninstalled it goes thru all the remaining ones while generating a new grub.cfg. That is what we call an N^2 operation - it processes a kernel about (38^2 / 2) = 722 times, and is very slow. Surely Ubuntu can come up with something better....
Oct
29
answered Is there a text mode browser which support javascript?
Oct
26
answered How does copy-paste work with xterm?
Oct
11
revised How can I disable GNOME keyring for svn?
accpeted answer is only for svn, which is what OP asked about
Oct
11
comment How to disable GNOME keyring?
This has changed to just System -> Startup Applications, in Precise 12.04 at least.
Oct
11
suggested approved edit on How can I disable GNOME keyring for svn?
Oct
4
comment Is there a VRML2 (VRML97 / WRL) viewer?
As of Ubuntu Trusty 14.04, view3dscene is also packaged, as discussed at this (duplicate) question: (VRML) Files, How to Render - Ask Ubuntu. It has a much more intuitive interface than whitedune for simple viewing.
Oct
4
comment (VRML) Files, How to Render
view3dscene is packaged in the standard ubuntu archive for safe, convenient installation via your choice of package management tools as of Trusty 14.04 LTS. As noted in Is there a VRML2 (VRML97 / WRL) viewer? - Ask Ubuntu‌​, whitedune is an option in earlier versions of Ubuntu, back to lucid 11.10, but the interface in view3dscene is much more intuitive.
Oct
2
awarded  Revival
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
22
comment Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl via udev
Odd. The /etc/default/keyboard approach works fine for me on Ubuntu trusty.
Sep
22
comment Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?
Aha - the "KDE MP3 ID3 tag editor"! Thanks :)
Sep
18
answered Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl via udev
Aug
30
comment All menu items greyed out in Golly. How to diagnose the problem?
@Seamus Or file a bug with Unity?
Aug
29
comment Ho to install an already downloaded .crx file extension in chrome?
A more complete answer that tracks recent changes is at userscripts - How to install a private user script in Chrome 21+? - Super User
Aug
28
comment Are there any fax sending applications?
Do you have a fax modem and a phone line? E.g. a Class 1, Class 2, or class 2.0 fax modem? Or are you looking for something that would use VOIP (FOIP)? Or perhaps a web service like metrofax?
Aug
20
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 approved edit on kvm guest network problems