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Feb
3
comment Email on failed login attempt?
There is a thread on UbuntuForums that discusses this.
Jan
29
comment Calibrate Touch screen permanently
Thx @Peter, typo corrected! The command is xinput_calibrator, but as you point out the package name uses a hyphen, i.e. xinput-calibrator.
Jan
29
revised Calibrate Touch screen permanently
Correct typo
Jan
16
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Oct
6
revised How do I update the BIOS of a Dell laptop?
this answer is no longer useful.
Oct
6
comment How do I update the BIOS of a Dell laptop?
@xhudik I expect in the post-win7 era Dell have realised they need something a little more future-proof. Dare I say this is something good that came out of Windows 10 :) ?? In view of your comment I'll edit my answer so folks don't get sidetracked by something that is now a historical curiosity.
Sep
23
comment How can I make a mini English-Chinese dictionary for Ubuntu?
This is the only answer at time of writing that seems to be on the right track. Why re-invent the wheel? Get the .mo files for the two languages you want to look at and presto! I suggest an editor like Meld for a 3-way merge to get what you want.
Sep
12
comment How do I reset a lost administrative password?
@Jon Ok so I'll put down my sledgehammer :). Basically, if you can get your grubby hands on the box you can rip the hard drive out, torch it with a flamethrower, re-organise the motherboard with a soldering iron, whatever you want. You _still_ want to argue your data is 'secure'?
Jul
6
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Jun
5
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May
3
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
24
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Sep
3
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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.