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Apr
25
comment How to run Mac OS X virtually on Ubuntu 12.04
Thanks for the great tute, there was only one thing missing for me, which was provided by the link in @PhilippeGachoud's post: Most of the time you can’t see the disk to select. Go to Disk utilities as shown below. ... Create a new partition and press Apply.
Apr
7
comment Sandisk USB not detected by Ubuntu 14.04 but detected by Windows 7
Thanks for this, I'm having a problem with Huawei modem not being detected - in the sense that when you plug it in USB, there are no messages whatsoever in dmesg/syslog... Also here, its an older USB modem, and plugged into USB 3 port... and indeed, if I wait 5-10 minutes, then eventually there are messages in syslog, and the device gets recognized... Wish there was something that could force probing on usb buses...
Apr
6
comment Differing kernel versions for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the same OS?
Thanks for confirming, @Pilot6 - cheers!
Apr
5
comment Installing xsane without gimp?
@muru - that's what I thought, that is why this behavior surprised me. I don't recally manually enabling it, but maybe something I've installed did. Anyways, good to have it confirmed how it should go, probably some setting changed somewhere - and by the way, your duplicate helped - --no-install-recommends did install without gimp - many thanks! Feel free to close...
Apr
5
comment Installing xsane without gimp?
Thanks @muru - why does it then automatically want to install itself, if it's only suggested? Or is that how apt-get works?
Mar
31
comment Send event on global keypress - have a listener in terminal react and run another program?
Good point @dadexix86 - I guess now that I do this to avoid crashes, I'd like the extra logging to terminal this kind of a setup would provide...
Mar
31
comment How can i change the default name for the screenshots made by gnome-screenshot?
Whoever thought it a good idea to hardcode screenshot names in C, requiring a recompile of the entire desktop environment? Had no one ever thought that a user might want to change the default naming? Now that there is dconf-editor and such, and gnome-screenshot uses it, why not have a dconf entry stting for "screenshot naming policy" which you could set to say Screenshot-%02d.png, and if empty, then go along with the hardcoded naming policy? Eh....
Mar
29
comment Onboard does not send keys to the MATE login screen?
Thanks @TrailRider - good to know I'm probably mistaken in identifying the greeter...
Mar
28
comment How to fix ntfs-3g.usermap “You have defined no user” failure?
Thanks @Brian, but I'm not sure what you mean...
Mar
28
comment Unable to install libjack-dev
Well, it's a shame this has been declared as duplicate so I cannot post an answer, because there is a specific answer in terms of jack (and not in terms of apt package management per se). I also had the same problem, but I noticed on packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/libjack-dev this: "Packages providing libjack-dev: libjack-jackd2-dev"; so I just did sudo apt-get install libjack-jackd2-dev instead, and I didn't have the Depends: libjack0 problem anymore.
Mar
28
comment specifying PPA version for apt-get build-dep?
Thanks for that @muru - just figured that out, too; cheers!
Mar
25
comment Error authenticating some packages while upgrade
I also couldn't get the cdromupgrade from the 12.04 LTS CDROM to even start upgrading from 10.04, without this hack... much appreciated (now on to see if I can rename the mount point so it matches the CDROM image name (help.ubuntu.com/community/…), else the update fails next with packages not being found)
Mar
23
comment Installing 32-bit Ubuntu side-by-side with 64-bit Ubuntu on UEFI system?
Thanks for that @Rinzwind - good to know!
Mar
23
comment Installing 32-bit Ubuntu side-by-side with 64-bit Ubuntu on UEFI system?
Thanks for the general overview, @RodSmith - it seems I went with the second option of your "Hard Way", looks like it works for me - my notes are posted below. Cheers!
Mar
23
comment Installing 32-bit Ubuntu side-by-side with 64-bit Ubuntu on UEFI system?
Thanks for that @Zacharee1 - I seemingly do not have a legacy mode in the computer's BIOS, which is probably why I could never boot the previous 32-bit installs; so I'll keep that in mind... Cheers!
Mar
23
comment Fixing “The following packages have been kept back” - without install?
Actually, turns out this procedure causes W: Failed to fetch http://dk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/binary-i386/Packages Hash Sum mismatch, E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.; guess somehow the change would have to be removed before one does a real update, then... although I'm not sure, this error could be due to something else I was doing...
Mar
23
comment Fixing “The following packages have been kept back” - without install?
Thanks for the comment, @ByteCommander - that confirms the hunch I've had, that the changes would not be persistent - but at least, now it is clear to me why the message "... packages have been kept back" showed up. Cheers!
Mar
23
comment Fixing “The following packages have been kept back” - without install?
Posted apt-cache policy, @ByteCommander - by the way, also on my system there is both overlay-scrollbar depends on overlay-scrollbar-gtk2, and the other way round, which should be a circular dependency, but somehow doesn't get seen as such by the package managers...
Mar
23
comment Fixing “The following packages have been kept back” - without install?
Many thanks @ByteCommander - have just updated the OP with aptitude upgrade results
Mar
11
comment Configure GSM connection using shell (nmcli)
Note: newer NetworkManager responds to "nmcli connection edit con-name..." with "Error: 'con' command 'edit' is not valid."; also for "nmcli dev gsm con "Mobile"", I get "Error: 'dev' command 'gsm' is not valid.", see unix.stackexchange.com/questions/114364/…