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Jan
15
comment Wireshark problem. Can't select default interface
The answers here are more dangerous than the standard "sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common" approach, which is documented in this question: How do I run WireShark, with root-privileges? - Ask Ubuntu. This question is essentially a duplicate of that one.
Jan
6
comment No facility exists in Update Manager to upgrade to a new version, why?
Wow, this is surprisingly hard to find, particularly given that you actually have to quit the thing after telling it what you want. And especially on my netbook, where the "settings" button isn't visible because the update manager window is too large for the display. And there is no menu. I wonder what fraction of users are expected to ever upgrade from an LTS to another non-LTS version?
Jan
6
comment How do I integrate gmail?
Please do be more specific. For old linux geeks who have no idea what the modern notion of "webapp integration" into Unity means, check out webapps - How do I use Ubuntu's web application integration? - Ask Ubuntu
Nov
16
awarded  Yearling
Nov
15
comment Why did Ubuntu remove SpiderMonkey package?
@Mitch thanks for the pointer. But that stackoverflow answer doesn't address the question here, of why SpiderMonkey was removed. It just compares it with rhino.
Oct
5
awarded  Good Question
Oct
2
revised May not use chown to change group of a file I own
clarify earlier that it is about group ownership, not user ownership
Oct
2
answered chown: changing ownership of `…': Operation not permitted
Oct
2
suggested approved edit on May not use chown to change group of a file I own
Sep
22
comment Manually Start Ubuntu One Daemon
Thanks for the question. Mine said the status was good (u1sdtool -s), but it wasn't. Running u1sdtool -q and then unsdtool -w fixed it :)
Sep
9
revised Is there a tool for web based system administration?
note name change
Sep
9
suggested approved edit on Is there a tool for web based system administration?
Sep
3
comment Why did Thunderbird replace Evolution in 11.10?
Re: "no exchange support" for thunderbird, what about via IMAP and LDAP this way: ThunderbirdExchange - Community Ubuntu Documentation. Does it work well?
Sep
3
revised Why did Thunderbird replace Evolution in 11.10?
clarify that 'translation' pro point is relevant to developers, not some sort of email feature
Sep
3
suggested approved edit on Why did Thunderbird replace Evolution in 11.10?
Aug
17
accepted How to interpret errors.ubuntu.com graph data?
Aug
17
accepted How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie?
Aug
17
accepted “Recent Files” entries via command line apps?
Aug
14
answered Weka windows always open in a different workspaces
Aug
14
comment Weka windows always open in a different workspaces
This seems to be a bug in compiz related to either multi-monitor setups (Bug #874146 “New windows open on the wrong monitor” : Bugs : Compiz Core), or the use of modal windows (Bug #754508 “Modal dialogs don't appear on the workspace of thei...” : Bugs : Compiz). So this should probably be closed here in askubuntu since it is a bug and thus out-of-scope.