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Jun
5
comment How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie?
Thanks. But it still isn't clear how I can track the status of problems I've run into, and the site is a bit hard to figure out (How to interpret errors.ubuntu.com graph data? - Ask Ubuntu)
Jun
5
comment How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie?
As I noted in the bug report referenced in the question, as of Precise, apport no longer submits bugs unless you change the python script, so the question is how to track progress without a bug.
May
23
awarded  Critic
May
23
comment Can the Unity dash search for content within files?
Since tatewaki wants full-text content search, which zeitgeist doesn't provide, it looks like didrock's answer is not correct and @sup's answer about recoll is the better. Is there a Unity lens for the metatracker search engine?
May
23
answered Is anyone aware of any progress made in packing updated versions of tracker (desktop search tool)?
May
23
comment Why was tracker desktop search removed?
see also 11.04 - Is anyone aware of any progress made in packing updated versions of tracker (desktop search tool)? - Ask Ubuntu
May
22
comment Google Chrome windows are lost in application switcher
Has the bug been reported? Do you have a reference to it? Thanks!
May
22
revised How to play realmedia / SMIL / rtsp audio references with start/end points
updates
May
22
accepted Information on package versions from old releases?
May
22
comment How to play realmedia / SMIL / rtsp audio references with start/end points
@fossfreedom, I think this is still a good and relevant question which should be re-opened. The fact that one app has a well-defined feature-request bug doesn't mean that there isn't some other way to play these videos as intended.
May
21
awarded  Scholar
May
21
accepted Disable auto-mount for particular partitions on USB drives
May
21
answered Disable auto-mount for particular partitions on USB drives
May
21
comment Disable auto-mount for particular partitions on USB drives
I can't get gparted to mark it hidden (using precise). I can toggle e.g. the "boot" flag fine, but clicking on the "hidden" flag just spins for a few seconds and leaves it unchecked. It also seems based on this article that this won't allow me to mount it without unhiding it, so it doesn't match what we could do before: Hidden partitions tips - JustLinux Forums
May
21
comment How to interpret errors.ubuntu.com graph data?
Thanks for the quick response, but I'm still a bit lost. I updated the question after running across the ErrorTracker stuff (wow!). Also, what defines a "problem", since several problems can exist for one package? What does the "Function" column tell us? I wish that column was wider. Will the mtbf be affected by how much a user uses Ubuntu, or how many packages they use?
May
21
revised How to interpret errors.ubuntu.com graph data?
update - ErrorTracker?
May
21
asked How can I track a bug that caused a crash and was reported via apport / whoopsie?
May
17
comment How to play realmedia / SMIL / rtsp audio references with start/end points
For Totem, the relevant upstream bug seems to be Bug 424708 – Add support for starttime
May
17
comment How to play realmedia / SMIL / rtsp audio references with start/end points
See also Video playlists with start and end times - Unix and Linux. Thanks for that question and the links, @student!
May
16
asked How to interpret errors.ubuntu.com graph data?