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Aug
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answered \n doesn't work on terminal
Jul
28
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Jul
15
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Jul
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Jul
5
comment How to install Angrybirds in Ubuntu 14.10 with Wine?
Unfortunately both variants have been discontinued.
Jul
3
comment How to wipe a hard disk completely so that no data recovery tools can retrieve anything?
You can also use cat with much simpler syntax: cat /dev/zero >/dev/sdX. ------ To get slightly better performance with dd use larger block size for example bs=64k. (cat uses this block size - 64 KiB by default.) ------ GNU dd has an useful feature: When you send it signal USR1 it shows statistics and continues in operation: pkill -USR1 -f '^dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=64k'
Jun
20
comment gcc 4.8.4 in Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS)?
Now gcc was updated to the version 4.8.4 in trusty-updates: packages.ubuntu.com/trusty-updates/gcc-4.8
Jun
5
comment How can I create a new blank file in an occupied directory?
This is unnecessarily complicated in the case the directory is already opened in Nautilus. ------ Easier way: In a terminal (start with Ctrl+Alt+t) write: cd (with a space) then drag and drop the directory from Nautilus to the terminal and press Enter. This will switch you to the directory. Then write: touch filename which will create an empty file named filename.
May
30
awarded  Yearling
May
15
comment How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader deb package downloaded from Adobe website?
In 14.04 to avoid some warnings I had to do: sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 ; apt-get download overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 ; sudo dpkg --ignore-depends overlay-scrollbar:i386 -i overlay-scrollbar-gtk2_*_i386.deb ------ It is not possible to use sudo apt-get install overlay-scrollbar-gtk2:i386 because this package depends on non-existing overlay-scrollbar:i386. ------ Also libdconf0:i386 and libdconf-dbus-0-0:i386 should probably be installed but they are not available in 14.04.
May
11
comment How can I capitalize letters before a certain character? (^)
With GNU sed the second variant of the regex (extended regex) can be used with option -r: sed -r 's/^(.*)\^/\U\1/'
Apr
30
reviewed Reviewed ifdown in cron bash script fails to run
Apr
30
comment ifdown in cron bash script fails to run
1. Does the script (and ifdown) hang or end prematurely? (Do you see it in ps -ef?) It should hang if your script does not continue. ------ 2. Try to use the verbose switch to get more information: ifdown -v eth1 ------ 3. Does it fail if you manually restart cron? Try sudo service cron stop && sudo service cron start ------ 4. What are the exported environment variables in the working and non-working case? Store the output of export. If the non-working case is missing some variables which could be important, try to set them in your script.
Apr
30
comment no login screen ubuntu 14.10
If you end up recovering just your data you can boot Ubuntu as a live OS from the installation USB or CD. There you can mount your partition on the computer's hard-drive and backup your data. Then you can do clean install and copy the data back. --- If you chose non-LTS version (like 15.04 or 14.10) then you should upgrade twice a year. I personally prefer to stay with the LTS version for two years or longer.
Apr
30
reviewed Reviewed Firefox stuck on old version and problems with held packages
Apr
30
comment Firefox stuck on old version and problems with held packages
Does sudo apt-get update show any errors or suspicious output? What do you have in the file /etc/apt/sources.list?
Apr
30
comment no login screen ubuntu 14.10
For users which are not Linux or IT enthusiasts it is certainly recommended to stay with LTS releases of Ubuntu like 14.04 and in the future 16.04.
Apr
30
reviewed Reviewed What is Snappy Ubuntu Core?
Apr
30
reviewed Reviewed no login screen ubuntu 14.10
Apr
30
comment no login screen ubuntu 14.10
You can try to test if the system is functional with only the graphic screen (X Server) black: Try to switch to the text console using Ctrl+Alt+F1. If the login prompt appears you can try to login. From the shell in the text console you can safely turn off the computer using sudo shutdown -h now. --- BTW do you know that 14.04.2 is a release with long support (LTS), that this update of 14.04 was released after 14.10 and that support of 14.10 will end in July?