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Jul
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Jun
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May
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comment How to install Dropbox?
See also this link.
May
3
comment How to install Dropbox?
In support of @pablofiumara this also seems to be the case with Ubuntu 12.04. I had problems installing the package nautilus-dropbox, but package dropbox worked fine. This may have had something to do with me using Xubuntu :).
Apr
10
comment Xubuntu Title Bar Missing
I actually found @KevinBowen was right about replacing the window manager. Changing the theme on its own did not work for me.
Mar
25
comment How to install drivers?
I suggest using some of the command line tools to find out what hardware your Xubuntu system can see, and post the relevant bits in your question to help contributors. A useful list is posted here. You may find the info useful yourself when browsing the Ubuntu hardware information.
Jan
2
comment How do I update the BIOS of a Dell laptop?
@MichaelMcGinnis That's good news. Two years ago when I wrote my answer no Dos/Windows images that I tried would work other than Win7. I'm including Freedos, XP, and Vista, but I have to say I could not lay my hands on a convenient copy of Win'98.
Nov
28
comment Gnome3 Can't change keyboard layout
I don't think it is Gnome, because I looked at Debian Wheezy (Gnome 3.4.2) and Ibus seems to behave well there. From what I have read (sorry, can't find all the refs, but at least a couple were on Launchpad) other flavours of Ubuntu (Lubuntu in particular) are also affected. I am continuing to investigate, even jumping ship to BSD to find something that works for me.
Nov
26
comment Gnome3 Can't change keyboard layout
I think it's a bug in Ubuntu introduced between 12.04 and 14.04. See the responses to this question. I have seen this discussed in a number of forums, but so far no solution.
Sep
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Aug
5
comment Switch language shortcut bug [ubuntu 14.04 Gnome]
there is some discussion of using setxkbmap here but it looks like this, too, is a sub-optimal solution. But thanks for the thought.
Aug
4
comment Switch language shortcut bug [ubuntu 14.04 Gnome]
My problem is similar, but with Chinese (see my comment on the OP). Language and input methods appear to have been installed, but cannot be used because the switcher fails to switch the language, in spite of changing the language flag on the icon.
Aug
4
comment Switch language shortcut bug [ubuntu 14.04 Gnome]
For me this does not address the central problem: the shortcut keys only seem to change the indicator, without actually changing the language.
Aug
4
comment Switch language shortcut bug [ubuntu 14.04 Gnome]
I have a similar problem having upgraded 12.04 to 14.04. The ibus keyboard language switcher stopped working. Because I work between English and Chinese this is a big problem. The weird thing is the indicator changes language, but the text typed stays solidly in English. I have even tried installing a different language engine (fcitx), nothing seems to work.
Jul
22
comment ERROR MESSAGE: Requires installation of untrusted packages
More recent versions of update-manager reload the package list automatically.
Jun
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Apr
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Apr
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comment How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?
+1 for 'The Easy Way'
Apr
3
comment Not able to execute a .sh file: /bin/bash^M: bad interpreter
+1 for this because it helped me with MacOS line endings.