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Jul
5
revised How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
Corrected where to "do stuff" to bring into line with the question.
Jul
5
comment Unable to start Ubuntu 12.04. The system is running in low-graphics
Urm, so it looks like all the Apache stuff is irrelevant then. What are you getting in the logs - there is probably an error in there.
Jul
5
answered Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
Jul
5
comment Fix for poor HD playback using ATI or NVidia graphics
Ask Ubuntu is a QA site and, as such, needs a QA format. Please reform into a question with an answer so that everyone can benefit. Thanks. Otherwise, this will have to be flagged for removal which would be a shame.
Jul
5
revised How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
Improve snippet, prevent echo of grep, add more detail
Jul
5
revised How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
Improve snippet, prevent echo of grep
Jul
5
revised How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
added 255 characters in body
Jul
5
answered How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?
Jul
5
answered Unable to start Ubuntu 12.04. The system is running in low-graphics
Jul
2
comment Parental controls with different settings for different users
If you are going to go to this trouble, you should also ensure that the router only accepts traffic from the proxy. Otherwise, when the child hacks Ubuntu (or more likely, just uses another device), they will be able to get round it.
Jul
2
comment What is the best way to restrict access to adult content?
+1 this as this is what I do as well. However, you should note that tech-savy kids can bypass this fairly readily. If you are paranoid, make sure that your router blocks all calls to DNS ports (UDP & TCP port 53) except for the OpenDNS servers.
Jul
2
answered Setting proxy from terminal
Jul
2
revised Help with Swap Partition
Added recovery, data-recovery and data-loss tags for clarity
Jul
2
comment Help with Swap Partition
Added some tags for clarity
Jul
2
suggested approved edit on Help with Swap Partition
Jul
2
answered Help with Swap Partition
Jul
2
comment Upload a folder?
You are lacking some information here. What are you using to do the synch? What do you mean by "upload"? Tell use what steps you are trying to achieve. Can you also give us a clue as to what folders outside of your home folder you are trying to use. Also, which OS's are you using in dual-boot?
Jun
29
comment Can't connect to windows 7 ad-hoc network
WPA2-Personal should work. Did you have just standard characters in the key: upper and lower case a-z and numbers 0-9? Other things to try are using WPA instead of WPA2 and even trying WEP which, while no longer secure, is still better than nothing.
Jun
29
comment Can't connect to windows 7 ad-hoc network
If you have removed the key phrase and you can now connect successfully, that indicates that the issue is with the key. There used to be problems entering keys as there were two methods, basically text and hex. Normally this is no longer a problem, everything is entered as text. I would suggest trying a simple key to begin with to see if you can get that to work. Then try successively more complex ones.
Jun
28
comment Why does Software Centre ask for root password when the default is for root to be disabled with no password set?
AFAIK only to allow my normal ID to SUDO without a password