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Oct
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Oct
13
comment How to fix Duplicate sources.list entry?
Moving to /tmp is not necessary. Renaming to something which doesn't end with .list is enough
Aug
30
answered How do I correct this error with debootstrap in Ubuntu Server 12.04.3?
Aug
7
comment how to fix locale error
I just found the command update-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8. Probably this is the way which works also on future releases since keyboard/locale config is changing all the time in new Ubuntu releases. The command also checks if the values are valid...
Jul
8
comment Generating list of manually installed packages and querying individual packages
@Umang maybe this will help you askubuntu.com/questions/432743/…, but the answer is not accepted. Fact is, that many packages of a fresh installation are already marked as manual. But there are still some strange things. To stay with my example: linux-image-3.13.0-24-generic is manual but the current linux-image-3.13.0-27-generic is automatic. It seems that an upgrade of a referencing package (in this case linux-image-generic, which changed the dependencies), the manual mark is automatically set
Jul
8
comment Generating list of manually installed packages and querying individual packages
@Umang You are right. I would say this wasn't like this when I wrote this answer. There is no reason on my system to consider linux-image-3.11.0-*-generic etc as manual
May
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answered Window is hidden but process is running
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
27
answered ntpd server always in 'INIT' mode
Apr
12
comment Will there be future support for the pepper version of flashplugin for Firefox?
Ubuntu 14.04 will bring its own official pepperflashplugin-nonfree package which downloads 'google-chrome-stable_34.0.1847.116-1_amd64.deb' and extracts the flash plugin part of it. So there is something we can call an 'official' pepper plugin. This works with chromium and would be nice to have support for it also in firefox - especially after May 2014 when adobe discontinued support for the original plugin
Feb
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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Jan
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comment How to prevent updating of a specific package?
With this method, I think, chances are bigger to prevent ubuntu 'adware' like ubuntu one or the amazon icon from being reinstalled with the next release upgrade...
Dec
7
comment How can I turn off Xfce session saving system-wide?
@Mik: Unfortunately, clearing the session doesn't help anything. It's even better to do a rm -Rf .cache/sessions on the command line. In this case I have a clean desktop next time (but only once)
Nov
14
comment How can I turn off Xfce session saving system-wide?
@Mik: the kioskrc still hides the 'save session' button, but funnily one out of 4 times after logging out and in the open windows which I had come back.
Nov
12
comment How can I turn off Xfce session saving system-wide?
It seems that it doesn't work anymore with 4.10.1-1ubuntu1 under Xubuntu 13.10. Before the upgrade everything was ok :-(
Nov
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