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Jul
23
comment Cloud Foundry in Ubuntu Openstack
The first url docs.cloudfoundry.com/docs/running/deploying-cf/openstack is redirecting to an unhelpful page. I don't see the same page at docs.cloudfroundry.org. Do you have a good update?
Jun
22
comment How do I install Skype?
This set of answers is probably obsoleted by the answer for skype 4.3 at askubuntu.com/q/488053/6130
May
23
comment Any app that tells me to take regular breaks from working?
Adding ppas increases security risks. Can you explain how DrWright compares to others like workrave?
May
18
comment How to safely back up the “Private” folder?
Yes, this works well for me also. I just use rsnapshot, which backs up ~/.Private (assuming you back up your home directory), and doesn't back up ~/Private unless you explicitly ask for that (which you shouldn't do!) See the instructions in @floyd's answer for how to confirm you can decrypt them (and practice!). See Bug #455709 ""mounting eCryptfs: -2 No such file or directory”... : Bugs : ecryptfs-utils package : Ubuntu to see why a standard sudo mount -t ecryptfs .Private /mnt/private doesn't work in Ubuntu.
May
18
comment How to safely back up the “Private” folder?
@TomBrossman no, it is pretty efficient. The files are individually encrypted.
May
17
comment How do I install Ubuntu-Tweak?
I agree with @MestreLion that it helps to have the source available, and to have a Launchpad build the binaries from that source, so this is much better than a binary repo. But there is no independent process for reviewing whatever is uploaded by the ppa owners or whoever gets their credentials, and the fact that it is a ppa rather than part of Ubuntu is evidence that the ppa owners haven't managed (or in some cases they haven't tried) to persuade the Ubuntu developers that the package is worthy. So caution is absolutely advised. The packages can totally screw up or own your machine.
Apr
30
comment Event notification: Open app or service to post events to Facebook, update web site and email non-Facebook users?
BuddyPress with WordPress looks interesting, but I I can't easily tell if it can post events: Five ways to integrate Facebook with a BuddyPress Community |BP-Tricks
Apr
30
comment ufw port accessible locally but not remotely
How is your server connected to the hosts you're running your clients on? Can you ping it? Is there a firewall in between them?
Apr
27
comment What are point releases in LTS versions?
I don't know about service packs, but I'm guessing that they don't give the ability to independently update the kernel and/or xorg, etc. The main similarity is probably that a point release PLUS the new kernel, xorg etc == what a new install would provide.
Apr
27
comment apt-get install is removing a LOT of packages when installing libsdl2-dev, 14.04.2 with HWE
This may help, or be a duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/587808/…
Apr
27
comment How to do Ubuntu upgrade 14.04 to 14.04.2
@HontváriLevente Yes. The distinction is the Hardware Enablement (HWE) stuff, which comes with new installs and which you can pick and choose from for new kernels, xorg etc. The question is, what is best for which circumstances....
Apr
26
comment How long after release will the last LTS get a HWE kernel?
I'm guessing it depends on the demands of proper LTS testing, how stable the kernel seems based on field experience with the release, and whether any packages might need to be backported for the new kernel (as sometimes happens with xorg updates that also come with HWE, but I guess that is rare for kernels). But thanks for the data!!
Apr
18
comment Network Issues since Trusty
Thanks for the helpful notes. That workaround worked for me, but it only fixes one SSID at a time. And this is not "harmless", as the dozens of commentators on launchpad bug 1323089 have made clear. Spamming the syslog makes it hard to see other problems, wastes disk space, and above all wastes people's valuable time. It should be fixed!
Mar
21
comment How can I split an animated .gif file into its component frames?
I opened my gif in gimp, but I still don't know how to view each frame individually - I just see the last frame. I'm working with this animation: /tmp/Non-Native-American-Nations-Territorial-Claims-over-NAFTA-countries-1750-20‌​08.gif
Mar
14
comment How to print a regular file to pdf from command line
An example of using a2ps would help. The --delegate option seems to be needed for pdf, but the man page doesn't really help there.
Mar
14
comment How to print a regular file to pdf from command line
Compared to the other answers, pandoc plus texlive produces bad output (not respecting newlines), and is overkill and confusing to boot. Lots more packages are needed, pulling in texlive, texlive-fonts-recommended, ruby, etc. E.g. I get pandoc: Unknown writer: pdf until I install texlive-latex-base. This is on trusty. See github.com/jgm/pandoc/issues/1155 Then I got an error about a missing font, then one about url.sty, etc.
Mar
10
comment publishing shotwell albums to Flickr / Picasa
Thanks for the update - oh dear....
Mar
10
comment publishing shotwell albums to Flickr / Picasa
It would absolutely be useful to have shotwell track and update downstream web publishing platforms. And it is very important to keep description metadata with photos, so I'd love it if you could at least send the title and description to e.g. picasa / google plus when you publish an album. That is still not happening with shotwell 0.18.0 in Ubuntu Trusty despite pleas from places like the Library of Congress, who worry that our digital heritage is being forgotten: blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2011/10/…
Mar
2
comment Tool to easily select a pixel on screen and get color and absolute coordinates
Well-written, surprising answer - thanks! But it is hard to stomach 625 MB of download for wine, so I'm hoping Ian B gets some help with his cute little python app....
Mar
1
comment How to install zotero in ubuntu?
Working with 14.04 for me :)