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Jul
22
revised How remove all programs from a meta-package?
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Jul
22
comment How remove all programs from a meta-package?
That's correct -- but I wouldn't iterate with the remove; postgresql-9.1 itself depends e.g. on libc6, and if you remove that you probably get an empty disk (almost). This said, I must add you should only use this on meta-packages, for the given reasons. In your example, the meta-package seems to hold only this one package -- looking on others I see it gets much more complex, and my above answer would need to be refined (check e.g. with the lxde metapackage, or lubuntu-desktop...
Jul
22
answered What is the meaning of “block special”?
Jul
22
answered How remove all programs from a meta-package?
Jul
22
revised Attempt to Upgrade is failing due to unstable mfc6490cwlpr:i386
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Jul
22
comment Attempt to Upgrade is failing due to unstable mfc6490cwlpr:i386
@user74612 in the beginning, you forgot to include the command executed. If I interprete things correctly, you used apt-get to install the packages -- which is not possible, as they are not included in any repository. You must use dpkg instead. I posted an installation script I created to pastebin
Jul
22
comment Installed Applications are missing after restart : Ubuntu 12.04
Are you by any chance running directly from the liveCD, and did not install Ubuntu to your disk? It sounds exactly like that. When running from CD/DVD, all changes you do (including additional software installed) are lost as soon as you shut down.
Jul
20
revised How do I hide other users folder?
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Jul
20
comment How do I hide other users folder?
Maybe you misunderstood: They have the permissions to at least read and execute on /home -- so they can see everything in there. So even if /home/developerdoc is not read/executable for them, it cannot be hidden but will always be executed. Think of it like /home being a street, and /home/* are the houses there: If one is permitted to enter the street, but does not have the key to any of the houses, he will still be able to see the houses (you cannot hide them), though he may be unable to enter any of them.
Jul
20
answered How do I hide other users folder?
Jul
19
revised How to open Password protected Excel file in ubuntu 12.04?
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Jul
19
comment Ubuntu 12.04 not resuming from suspend Zenbook UX32VD
Ah, well -- that's also a possibility. Maybe you post that as answer to your own question, then accept it -- so people with the same problem can easily see it? Though not all of them probably want to go for some "early bird", or even a non-LTS, for some it may be acceptable.
Jul
19
comment Ubuntu 12.04 not resuming from suspend Zenbook UX32VD
that would be via the grub configuration. Check How do I add a boot parameter? to find out :)
Jul
19
comment My update manager always stuck while applying changes
@maythux understood -- but IMHO it is a one-time thing (if that specific package was updated, it should be over). Did you try it? You didn't say you're always pressing "q" here and no longer can stand it :)
Jul
19
comment problem while removing Kubuntu-desktop
Well, that's really strange. The error message would indicate that you tried to install default-jre (and the dependency on openjdk-6-jre could not be resolved) -- but you did an uninstall. So I can only guess your uninstall triggered a switch of dependencies (hard to explain in short, but something like a dependency is resolved by either one or another package, and by removing one it would plug-in the other). You could try to sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre before running your above sudo apt-get remove ..., so this dependency is met.
Jul
18
answered Ubuntu 12.04 not resuming from suspend Zenbook UX32VD
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18
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Jul
18
comment problem while removing Kubuntu-desktop
Sorry, but you should provide better details -- not just "see link" in this case. What exactly did you execute? Your output misses the command. The error message points to an unresolved dependency problem (you try to remove a package still required by another -- or to install one whichs dependencies could not be fulfilled).
Jul
18
comment My update manager always stuck while applying changes
to me that looks like some changelog/text file displayed using less (why should a package do that?). If that's the case, try clicking into the "black area" and hit the q key (to leave the "less" program). Update should then continue.
Jul
17
comment How can I run an application with a GUI as admin from a non-admin user session?
i used gksudo from a normal terminal window with a non-admin user (my own user). You are correct however for the second try, as I still had sudo perms then. But the problem of Boris is a different one: his app cannot connect to X, which in my case worked both times. As you can see from the original question, sudo in text mode is working for him.