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Jan
29
comment how to disable apache2 server from auto starting upon boot up
@jutky can someone explain why this is better than tomodachi's answer, given the comment there that says the -f option is necessary if you want to keep apache2 around?
Jan
14
comment Can I control brightness on second monitor?
@Breedly I don't know. Click on "Ask Question" to ask a new question.
Dec
29
comment webex is not working in Ubuntu 14.04 Please Help
Thanks! But you need to indent the lines of output so they aren't wrapped together in the output. And see Yuv's first answer for a few helpful additional tips.
Dec
29
comment webex is not working in Ubuntu 14.04 Please Help
Thank you! The first method worked for me, though you need to feed each result from the "not found" search onto the end of an apt-file search command as eldho's answer shows. And I had similar results as what you got - no audio.
Nov
9
comment How do you globally set the default browser using KDE4?
Very handy! default browser worked like a charm. But that email line didn't work from gwenvew for sharing an image - the image itself wasn't loaded as an attachment. Can that be made to work as well?
Oct
28
comment How can I install Typing Break?
Ahh - so it isn't in Ubuntu, but is in the Mate Desktop PPA. That implies various potential complications from packaging, and a rather different level of support than an LTA release, and a different approach to security patching etc. But good to know!
Oct
28
comment How can I install Typing Break?
Features? Can you describe how it compares to typing break or workrave?
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!