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May
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reviewed Approve How to become root?
May
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comment How to become root?
I wouldn't say it's a duplicate. The linked post is a problem related to a 3rd party application not expecting Ubuntu's security policy, whereas this one seems to rather just be the user not understanding Ubuntu's security policy. Still a well documented problem(non-problem) but probably not a duplicate of that specific link in my opinion.
May
21
revised How do I disable the command line history in the dash?
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May
21
comment How do I disable the command line history in the dash?
Just realized that the HUD is probably the fancy new 12.04 menu-item-finder-thingy. Reformatting my answer so the more relevant part is first and the original answer is second.
May
21
comment How to become root?
If you want to use gedit you should swap gksudo for sudo as well. ie. gksudo gedit /etc/motd.tail
May
21
answered How to become root?
May
21
answered Where does gnome-power-statistics get its data from?
May
21
comment how can I reset the battery statistics for the powermanager?
also, not particularly relevant now that we've found the history databases, but I was wrong about power-manager getting the information from /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info, it actually seems to get it from /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0A:00/power_supply/BAT0
May
21
revised how can I reset the battery statistics for the powermanager?
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May
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comment how can I reset the battery statistics for the powermanager?
My mistake, Ubuntu actually uses freedesktop's UPower power manager now rather than gnome-power manager, after looking through the source of UPower I think I've found the persistent history database. I will update my answer with the results.
May
21
revised How do I disable the command line history in the dash?
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May
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answered How do I disable the command line history in the dash?
May
21
revised VirtualBox doesn't recognize USB
more info on best-practices for USB filters
May
21
comment How do I configure a DHCP server?
not the most user-friend but: help.ubuntu.com/community/dhcp3-server
May
21
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May
21
comment VirtualBox doesn't recognize USB
@Emerald214: also, I'm not sure if this is your problem, but make sure to use the host key (usually the right ctrl key) to uncapture the keyboard and mouse so the host OS can use it again. Once guest additions have been installed you can also enable mouse integration (host + I, or from the machine menu) so you don't have to capture and uncapture the mouse anymore.
May
21
comment VirtualBox doesn't recognize USB
@Emerald214: I'm not quite clear what problem it is you are having, is it your keyboard that isn't working, your mouse, or both? Are they only working in the host OS or only working in the guest OS? If you use a USB mouse/keyboard and added a filter for either one, then that could make the USB mouse/keyboard no longer work on the host OS. So I would recommend not adding filters for a USB mouse or keyboard...
May
21
comment how can I reset the battery statistics for the powermanager?
just saw here, bugs.archlinux.org/task/16970, that the files used to be stored as .cvs files in ~/.gnome2/gnome-power-manager/, obviously they aren't there anymore but at least it hints that they might still be .cvs files. Also, the poster there found out that information by asking at #gnome on irc.gnome.org, so you could try that to find out where the files are now.
May
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answered VirtualBox doesn't recognize USB
May
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answered how can I reset the battery statistics for the powermanager?