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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.
Aug
11
comment Weka windows always open in a different workspaces
I opened this bug in Unity: bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/1035520
Aug
11
comment Weka windows always open in a different workspaces
I have no clue why, but I have the same problem in precise. Until seeing your question I had no idea weka was successfully starting up at all - it just seemed to hang from the command line.... Thanks. FWIW, I'm using two monitors. I note some odd problems with google chrome opening up in the wrong monitor at times also....
Aug
8
comment Rhythmbox (or any music player) doesn't change songs properties
Hmm - it looks like I was misled, and Rhythmbox generally can be used to edit id3 tags, at least the version (2.96-0ubuntu4.1) I'm running in Precise. It's just that I didn't see either an "export" option, or any change in the file times after editing the tags in Preferences. But "ls -lc" does show time changes, and id3v2 tags were written to my mp3 files (as shown by the "id3v2" program), which is great. What format were your files?
Aug
8
comment Rhythmbox (or any music player) doesn't change songs properties
I can certainly edit fields in Preferences for many songs in Rhythmbox. So I think there are two different issues here. One is that rhythmbox doesn't seem to be able to export files with id3 tags that reflect the changes that you make under preferences. That's what nitstorm wrote about. Another is that for some files you can't even change things in Preferences. That sounds to me like your issue, and may be fixable even in Rhythmbox via @Fred's answer. It seems to match your stated symtoms better, and if so you should mark that as the best answer.
Jul
10
answered Comparison of backup tools
Jun
29
comment Comparison of backup tools
@brillout.com Deja Dup is based on Duplicity, which provides a command line interface. Another choice is duply.