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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
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
6
comment “Failed to start network default” error when trying to juju bootstrap an LXC environment
So which should it be - with sudo or without? I don't see sudo in the User tutorial — juju v1.0dev documentation
May
6
comment “Failed to start network default” error when trying to juju bootstrap an LXC environment
I have zookeeper installed, I've had an rsa key for a long time, and I've rebooted after installing libvirt. But I still get the same Network is already in use by interface virbr0 error unless I use sudo: sudo juju bootstrap. But I don't see you using sudo here, nor do I see it in the juju tutorial. Should that be fixed?
May
1
comment How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10
The answers at How do I revert Alt-tab behavior to switch between windows on the current workspace? explain how to get all of the classic behavior of alt-tab via "Static Application Switcher", and are more detailed than the explanation given by xmanmonk.
Apr
30
comment How do I revert Alt-tab behavior to switch between windows on the current workspace?
+1: Nice and concise. But there are also warnings about key binding conflicts, and the choices (in Precise) were very confusing. So a bit of advice about that would help. E.g. what is the difference between "set Prev window (All windows) anyway" and "disable Key to start the switcher in reverse for all viewports in the Ubuntu Unity Plugin plugin?"
Apr
30
comment How do I set focus follows mouse?
@brandon In Precise 12.04, the availablity of the Head-Up Display (HUD) mitigates the Unified Menu Bar (UMB) problems, as does the older Alt-F10 option for getting to the menu. For those that love the keyboard, focus follows mouse can still be great. See also the suggestions and discussion at Bug #674138 ""Global” appmenu breaks sloppy focus” : Bugs : unity
Apr
30
comment How to ungroup windows on task switcher?
See also How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10 - seems like this is a a dup.
Apr
30
comment How do I turn off alt-tab in Unity?
When closing as a duplicate, it would be helpful to link to an actual duplicate. Here is the best I could find: unity - How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10 - Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange. An update for this quesion on Precise would be helpful. Unity has lots of great stuff, but lack of useful previews for browser windows drives me crazy.
Apr
30
comment Why using alt-tab causes Unity to restart?
@Starx or blade19899 - did you file a bug report? Clearly something is going wrong, and the best way to deal with it is try to isolate it and report it. Thanks!
Mar
26
comment How to add support for the global menu to a python non-gtk, non-qt app?
Might it also help to get a dbus-monitor trace of the conversation for some representative cases? I don't know enough about dbusmenu or monitoring dbus to know, but I'd love to see some examples from someone that does.
Mar
5
comment Will Ubuntu make use of PackageKit?
Interesting. Any update on this?
Feb
10
comment How can I suspend/hibernate from command line?
Note that you have to apt-get install powermanagement-interface to run pmi.
Feb
3
comment Access and control of UPS
You might be running in to the same issue I did. Or at least you may get some hints here: How to control UPS via nut rather than gnome-power-manager? - Ask Ubuntu - Stack Exchange
Jan
30
comment What's the best way to report a kernel panic bug
But since this is a panic, it isn't straightforward to use apport, especially if it happens right away every time I boot. But I've heard about doing a chroot to give apport access to what it needs. How do I do that?
Jan
30
comment Kernel Panic Troubleshooting For Dummies
Thanks - +1 Can you add some links to how to apply chroot in this case, either to improve bug reports or to fix the installation?
Jan
25
comment How do I import songs from another partition with Rhythmbox?
Why would a media player require the ability to modify my music files, without even asking me? Scary.
Dec
22
comment Need to pick Machine for Ubuntu Server
For the record, that's a newegg link to an AMD Fusion Nettop PC with 2G RAM, 320G HD : Giada A50-BA531 AMD Fusion E350 1.6G APU Dual Core ATI 6310 HDM+VGA WiFi USB 3.0 IR+Remote w/ 2GB RAM, 320G HD Nettop PC
Nov
19
comment How to find (and delete) duplicate files
Thanks. Note that the command name is "fslint-gui", and the command line tools are not in $PATH by default - they are in /usr/share/fslint/fslint. I was confused when I didn't get help on which package it was in by just running fslint (via /usr/lib/command-not-found).