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Linux user since the 1990s

  • Linux-only (MS-free zone) since 2001, Ubuntu since 2005 (05.04)
  • Currently (2012) running: Ubuntu (8.04 / 12.04), Debian, Linux Mint
  • Desktop Environments: Mostly LXDE; SSH on the server ;)

Android user since about 2010

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Jul
12
comment Hang during unlock, slow after that
Easiest way: check the LED attached and listen to the noise (grin). Without physical approximity, and to figure out who is doing all the business: Take a look at iostat (see also: iostat short description and screenshots. If it's not installed, it ships with the sysstat package (so sudo apt-get install sysstat to get it).
Jul
12
comment Is there a way to run an update and upgrade in one command?
If you have to do that often and on multiple machines, you're glad you can at least have an alias. However: apt-get update has a parameter -u, according to the man page that shows available updates. Did not try whether it then asks to apply them (have no Ubuntu/Debian near me to check right now).
Jul
12
comment Hang during unlock, slow after that
Did you check for a) high disk activity and b) memory usage? I had a similar problem a few weeks ago (which looks like solved itself with some updates coming in from the repos) -- you might check this question for details and possible steps..
Jul
11
answered Evolution: Broken Outbox / Sending mail takes several minutes
Jul
11
comment Evolution: Broken Outbox / Sending mail takes several minutes
PS: So was your question "how can I see the message while it is being sent" -- or was it "how can I find out (and fix) why it takes that long"? Maybe you edit your question to make this clear ;)
Jul
11
comment Evolution: Broken Outbox / Sending mail takes several minutes
1) you're welcome -- glad I could help! 2) version makes the difference. I'm now on 12.04, and the editor window stays open all the time until the mail is successfully sent. THAT sucks! Don't want to think of my sanity if sending took as long as in your case...
Jul
11
revised How do I stop update manager trying to downgrade my 3.4 kernel to 3.2?
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Jul
11
comment Evolution: Broken Outbox / Sending mail takes several minutes
Is it at least closing the message editor window for you -- or does that stay open until the mail was sent completely? If it got closed, you should be able to see the mail in the outgoing folder while it is still being transmitted. For me the most annoying part is it keeps the editor window open all the time (did not do this in previous versions -- and I don't know how to change that).
Jul
11
comment What is a good folder structure for multi-platform distribution of a Python application?
Moreover, this is not an Ubuntu-specific question -- it would better fit to stackoverflow IMHO (also better chances for good replies). You can have it moved over there AFAIK if it gets flagged accordingly.
Jul
11
answered How do I stop update manager trying to downgrade my 3.4 kernel to 3.2?
Jul
11
comment Wireless mouse temporarily freezes (sleeps) on battery power
Oh -- I see. But your new description seems even more annoying: 5s after resume only is something one can live with, but in the middle of work... Good luck for a fast solution!
Jul
10
comment How do I log all input and output in a terminal session?
it should work with everything running in the console reading from "standard input" (usually your keyboard) and writing to standard output (usually your terminal window). So it should include the mysql command-line client. The man page (man script) even mentions vi (editor)...
Jul
10
comment How to make browsers re-adjust web pages because of the sidebar?
@swift Good suggestion, you are right. I added it as separate answer with more detailed information. Zoom is another possibility, sure -- as long as your eyes match the font size ;)
Jul
10
answered How to make browsers re-adjust web pages because of the sidebar?
Jul
10
comment How to make browsers re-adjust web pages because of the sidebar?
5 Use special userstyles to override site styles. That's what I do for several Amazon sites; e.g. their partnernet pages sometimes also have an absolute fixed width, which I simply replace by ...width:100% !important -- and with that they fit perfectly :)
Jul
10
comment How to access Files in Old Ubuntu installation , from New Ubuntu intallation .
You can do that exactly as I described in your other question: Finding the partition, mounting it, using chmod. No difference.
Jul
10
answered Wireless mouse temporarily freezes (sleeps) on battery power
Jul
10
comment How to make browsers re-adjust web pages because of the sidebar?
4 notify web site admin to adjust/change the design. Guess I'm not the only one with the opinion fixed-size width for the entire page are problematic (elements like images are a different case). There are still users out there using monitors smaller than 22" :)
Jul
10
answered What is the default shell, and are there any other options?
Jul
10
comment Ubuntu 12.04 uses almost 4 GB of memory right after startup.
Memory is fine (see my other comment: Your apps/processes only use less than 1G, and Linux uses free RAM to speed up things by caching/buffering e.g. file system stuff. As for the "hangs", this needs some more examination. Here you should check with your /var/log/syslog if there are any indications found. Also, are there some patterns like always doing the same thing / using the same app when the "hang" appears?