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Jul
7
comment Sync Evolution with Android apps through Owncloud or other centralised online source
Meanwhile DAVdroid supports syncinc tasks (see: davdroid.bitfire.at/configuration). Using the tasks of ownCloud also works with Evolution via CalDAV (same URL pattern as described on the mentioned DAVdroid page, just with caldav:// as protocol. I've checked the "secure connection" as well, works for me). Using OC's calendar and contacts with Evo; the latter sometimes require a restart of Evo to refresh (when new entries added from the other end), and I get error messages when adding entries in Evo (still seems to work). No other apps tried with Evo yet.
Apr
28
comment Disabling Zeitgeist
@mondjunge I'm afraid I don't know. Stopped caring for that years ago (in fact, after this answer). Will never ever install Unity again (in fact, my next installations won't even be Ubuntu anymore). Like you, I don't want stuff I cannot control be installed on my device without obvious and user-friendly ways to deactivate/remove it. Having had 3 independent "desktop agents" forced on me that way (Zeitgeist, Akonadi, Nepomuk) with dependencies making an easy uninstall/deactivation impossible was enough for me. I hate when others decide what I have to like :)
Apr
28
comment Disabling Zeitgeist
@mondjunge they don't do that for me. I did as described in my answer, and was not bothered since.
Mar
15
comment How do I make the F-keys work in byobu, for midnight commander (mc), htop, etc?
Any way to extend that to Shift-Fx? Even with Byobu keybindings disabled, Shift-Fx seem to be "blind" (don't work). Tried Esc--Shift-4, no effect.
Mar
15
comment How do I make the F-keys work in byobu, for midnight commander (mc), htop, etc?
Dustin, while that works fine for most keys, Shift-Fx seems to be completely ignored by mc when running in Byobu (with Tmux here). I can understand that for shift-F12 (for obvious reasons) – but what do I miss for e.g. Shift-F3 or Shift-F4 (which I frequently need)?
Mar
7
comment How do I change my default browser?
Got your point, Adrian – just sitting in the same boat. Still, that didn't solve it for me. What solved it, was this answer. But that might be due to the fact I'm using LXDE as desktop.
Mar
6
comment Evolution apparently deleting messages from inbox
I could also think of the integrated Bayes filter. To narrow it down, you could disable all filters in edit › accounts › receive and reset (plus uncheck) the "unwanted" folder in presets. The "reset" should take care for the Bayes stuff; I'm not sure how to completely deactivate that (the filter part should do that, though).
Feb
18
comment How to install Intrusion Detection system in Ubuntu 12.04
Well, you might at least rawly point out what it includes (maybe with some Wikipedia links to those products – I've only found Aanval there) plus a few words – I mean, Snort is widely known, the others I've not even heard of before), if it requires 5 years IT studies to deal with... So one knows at least what to expect and, if the page disappears one day, has some idea what to google for ;)
Feb
17
comment How to install Intrusion Detection system in Ubuntu 12.04
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Feb
1
comment How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Thanks for your answer, Jacques – but I don't want to disable auto-suggest completely. My goal was just to keep some URLs from being included here.
Jan
3
comment Restoring Evolution email data files after upgrade
The ~/.config/evolution location is not the only one to consider here. For reference, please take a look at Copying Evolution emails from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.10, Restore an evolution file, and also other questions containing 'evolution migration'.
Jan
3
comment Evolution: How to change default sort criteria in address book?
No need (feeling stupid). Switch back to "card view", and the problem is still there. So if your question rather is concerning "card view", it's still open and valid.
Dec
13
comment Disabling Zeitgeist
@Seth I can't say for 14.04 as I'm not using that (the one Ubuntu machine left with me is still on 12.04, for the others I've switched to Debian or Mint). Recommend to ping Lucas for this (see upvoted comment above), as he's confirming it for 14.04.
Nov
12
comment Disabling Zeitgeist
Exactly my intention: show a way that can easily be "reverted", while minimizing impact on the system :)
Sep
21
comment Correct password is not accepted for Evolution
Apart from what Anders pointed out in his answer, could it be you've got some "special characters" in your password? I've had a similar issue when setting up Evolution to work with my ownCloud account while having a $ in my password. Changing my password to a different one not including that solved the problem for me.
Jun
22
comment Software recommendations for writing a novel?
LibreOffice (which you are already using) also supports the concept of "Global Documents" consisting of multiple sub-documents. It's more than 15 years ago I've used that (back with its pre-decessor StarOffice on DOS), but it should be worth a try: Make each chapter a separate document to deal with, and whenever you need the whole thing, call up the global "master document".
May
19
comment How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Thanks for the explanation, @Nattgew – I was just about to ask if that shouldn't read "42" instead ;) // user283259: Still open question to me, how to calculate that number so it kicks off only those URLs I want to get rid off. My question was not about disabling auto-complete generally, but just to remove several URLs from appearing within (quoting from the question: switching auto-complete off altogether is no option for me). So does your answer fit that – and if so, how?
Feb
22
comment Can't boot Galaxy S I9000 into recovery mode to install Ubuntu
There are several questions over at our sister site of Android Enthusiasts which you might wish to consult: Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power? coming close, and Cannot boot into recovery (Samsung Galaxy S) seemingly describing exactly your issue (letting the boot-loop part aside). For more, please check these 21 related questions.
Feb
12
comment Why are none of my startup commands being executed?
.profile is executed at login, .bashrc whenever you start a new bash shell (and there's also the .xprofile, executed on start of the X-Window session). And you might have needed to add the sh because you didn't make startup.sh executable (chmod +x startup.sh).
Feb
11
comment Why are none of my startup commands being executed?
Back to the .bashrc (or .profile) suggestion. If I got that right, the password was the only issue there. If so, you could define this command for your user not requiring a sudo password (via a corresponding line in /etc/sudoers.d/user-alias, e.g. dave ALL = NOPASSWD: /home/dave/startup.sh, and then execute sudo /home/dave/startup.sh from your .bashrc/.profile.