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Feb
8
comment How to install dracut on Ubuntu?
Wow - Congratulations! Thanks for persevering thru all that and writing it up!
Feb
6
comment How to install .bundle packages in Ubuntu?
It varies for different bundle files. On Trusty, file Downloads/VMw* says VMware-Player-7.0.0-2305329.x86_64.bundle: data Instead you can see what the file starts with via ` cat -vt ~/Downloads/V*|more` which shows it starts with a line indicating it is a shell script: #!/usr/bin/env bash
Feb
6
comment How to install .bundle packages in Ubuntu?
Thanks! Sigh. If VMware would only say this on their Download page.....
Feb
6
comment How to determine if CPU VT extensions enabled in bios?
Does it know how to distinguish lack of cpu support from not being enabled in the bios?
Feb
6
comment How do I enable hardware virtualization technology (VT-x) for use in Virtualbox?
See more details on distinguishing cpu support from bios support via th kvm-ok command in the qemu-kvm package. Read more at askubuntu.com/questions/103965/…
Feb
2
comment 'Insufficient permissions' error on `adb push` command on 12.04
This answer is risky since bugs in adb can take over the whole computer. The answer using udev rules by user84207, which is supported by the reference to the official Android developer documentation, avoids that problem.
Feb
2
comment 'Insufficient permissions' error on `adb push` command on 12.04
The answer by user84207, which is supported by the reference to the official Android developer documentation, is much better than the accepted answer by Anwar Shah, since we should avoid running daemons as root whenever possible. Running adb as root makes the computer vulnerable to more attacks.
Feb
2
comment 'Insufficient permissions' error on `adb push` command on 12.04
and/or you may need to disconnect and reconnect the device? But this answer did work for me, and is much better than running adb as root. Your Ubuntu user must also be part of the plugdev group. Run id to find out.
Feb
2
comment How can I find the location (on the desktop) of a window on the command line?
Thanks! But I agree with the first two comments. The second command, xwininfo -id $(xdpyinfo | grep focus | grep -E -o 0x[0-9a-f]+) shows me a child window (has no name) of my Terminal. When I just do xdpyinfo | grep focus I get focus: window 0x435b877, revert to Parent, and 0x435b877 is the id of the window returned by the first command (which does work for me). This is on Trusty 14.04.1 LTS
Jan
28
comment What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?
And can we get this via the command line, e.g. so we can get a sorted list of keyboard shortcuts? gsettings list-recursively shows a lot of window manager keybindings, but not the Unity ones. I'm looking for what bindings are unused and suitable for customization.
Jan
22
comment How to mount a zip file as a file system?
Intriguing - thanks. But this doesn't actually mount the file like avfs does. I.e. /proc/mounts doesn't change. Archive Mounter uses gvfs, which I guess lets you use gvfs-copy, gvfs-ls, gvfs-rm etc, but I see no way to use most commands, e.g. md5sum.
Jan
22
comment How to mount a zip file as a file system?
Very cool!! At the moment it supports floppies, tar and gzip files, zip, bzip2, ar and rar files, ftp sessions, http, webdav, rsh/rcp, ssh/scp. Quite a few other handlers are implemented with the Midnight Commander's external FS
Jan
21
comment Open cl in intel
Thanks. Offhand, update-alternatives seems helpful, and note it seems jockey isn't used any more as of 14.04. But I also wonder how this question fits into the whole ICD concept. I just ran across this, but I still don't know how (or if) these things fit together. More Criticism Comes Towards Intel's Beignet OpenCL - Phoronix
Jan
21
comment What has Jockey been replaced with in 14.04?
Thanks for keeping 14.04 in there Oli. I assume that it is common for tags to mark the first of a string of releases that a question is relevant for.
Jan
18
comment Open cl in intel
Thanks again. While some developers will want to be able to switch libraries easily, they'll be able to figure that out much better than the larger number of people that just want to be able to use applications that require OpenCL. So I'd vote for packaging that makes that easy, and look for a day when lots more apps are enabled to use GPUs.
Jan
16
comment Open cl in intel
Aha - now I see that the README.txt for beignet explains that it is an alternative to Intel's OpenCL SDK, which does indeed support the HD 4000. Thank you!! Note that folks do have to actually run make also.... Is the need to run ldconfig evidence of a problem with the package?
Jan
16
comment Open cl in intel
Thanks, but according to Intel they don't support OpenCL on the HD 4000 for Linux: OpenCL SDK 1.2 for Linux, without Xeon?. What kind of performance are you getting?
Jan
14
comment How to add a “Show desktop” icon to the launcher?
It looks like myunity was never an officially supported package, and is not available for trusty. The answer by @fossfreedom works out-of-the-box.
Jan
14
comment How can I control HDD spin down time?
Where do you find "Disks"?
Jan
14
comment How do I revert Alt-tab behavior to switch between windows on the current workspace?
Somewhat more up-to-date descriptions of what to click on for Trusty are at: [SOLVED] Configure the Ubuntu alt-tab application switcher ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2211863