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Dec
21
comment Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows 8 (64-bit) System (UEFI Supported)
@Hellreaver excellent answer and thanks for the comment, but up to 14.10, there are still specific cases where this question still is relevant. I REALLY wish your answer would be THE ONE, since that would save me a lot of hassle. BTW +1 for the answer and letting me know another Ubuntu user is playing around with the whole Windows 8 issues. Great work.
Dec
21
comment Ubuntu 14.04 single-boot with UEFI-mode enabled
+1 for the excellent answer.
Dec
11
comment What is the difference between “Unmount”, “Eject”, “Safely Remove Drive” and the eject icon?
You may have found a bug
Dec
7
comment No wifi at ALL Ubuntu 14.10
The bluetooth issue was probably fixed on a later Kernel version after 14.04. You might want to risk it if the BT is very important to you by using a mainline kernel version for ubuntu (type ubuntu kernel in google).
Dec
5
comment Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD
I would take the motherboard out (take the RAM out of it, CPU and battery which I am guessing it is a CR2032 battery). After removing everything from the motherboard and taking it out of the case, wash it down with water (No need for soap), pressured water so you can get inside every slot, every place of the motherboard and let it dry for 2-3 days (Recommended 3 days the first time if you have never done this before). After 3 days, you can connected everything to it but only connect the battery/ram/cpu and test with a liveusb. The add the hdd. Then add the PCI video card. Please let me know.
Dec
5
comment Black Screen with cursor - Booting from HardDisk & LiveCD
I see you have extensively tried to find the issue (Very few do it so methodologically so kudos). I would test without a hard drive, only RAM and MOBO/CPU. Insert a LiveUSB and run Memtest, let it run for 1 full pass, then go to the Live Ubuntu and play around with it (Internet, office, sound, terminal commands like lshw, lspci, etc..) For like an hour to make sure it is not the motherboard. Just in case you feel it is the motherboard (Because of lack of maintenance for example), my way of solving this is mentioned on the comment below because am out of characters ^^
Dec
5
comment My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?
@Liarez would be awesome if you could create a question about, mentioning you already read this answer. Also include your hardware.
Dec
3
comment No wifi at ALL Ubuntu 14.10
Also happening with a Qualcomm Atheros and a Broadcom b4313 so I do not think this is limited to the Intel. The procedure is basically the same. Connect a bluetooth speaker (In my case I tried the Samsung Bluetooth earphone) and after that, the whole Network Manager started having problems. Between failed connections and not offering an option to connect there is some relation between the bluetooth and the wireless here I would think.
Dec
1
comment Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers
@henrywright Updated to make it more clear. The 2nd reboot part was also part of the example. You only need to install the correct package and reboot.
Dec
1
comment Lowering Compiz memory usage
Excellent feedback. Thank you.
Nov
14
comment How to block specific apps from opening in specific accounts
Great work Jacob. Excellent answer. Keep on improving it.
Nov
14
comment How to block specific apps from opening in specific accounts
A lot of good feedback is what I see in this comments.
Nov
13
comment How do I get a Ralink RT3290 wireless card working?
It actually worked on 13.04 up to 14.04. The problem was that I was denied sharing the minor fixes. The code will work but you need to do some light clean up on it to avoid those warnings. I do no have the card anymore but I wrote to ralink about sharing the uploaded code here and I basically got a no go.
Nov
12
comment How to block specific apps from opening in specific accounts
Right now the security level is minimal. The users would only need to be denied access (by any means) to any type of app. The users I would guess have a low knowledge of Linux and probably will never use the terminal but you could add any information about it.
Nov
10
comment How to enable or disable services?
Ok I have tested postgres and postfix at least. Both work correctly ether using the old /etc/init.d path or the service command. Both do not work when using the upstart shortcuts (start,stop,restart,status) so I made a update on that part. You should at least be able to manage them using the other 2 ways.
Nov
10
comment How to enable or disable services?
@JoeMurray Thanks for the feedback. Let me get back to you with an answer when I get home. For what I remember, postgres for example can have multiple instances on Ubuntu, so it needs to be managed in another way.
Nov
10
comment Enable Mic in Wine ? (Alsa/Pulseaudio)
Which version of Ubuntu are you using. I ask since Wine 1.5 is not supported/default on Ubuntu since a couple of versions ago. If you are not using a supported Ubuntu version and an upgraded Wine (Like 1.6 or 1.7) then you will have many problems getting an answer.
Nov
9
comment Download speed on Ubuntu 14.04 on wired connection very slow
I am starting to believe the speed limit is imposed by some configuration in the router for some ports/protocols or any other network device between you and your ISP. You say in Windows it is working correctly. Are you connected directly to the modem/router of your ISP just to eliminate any doubt about a network device limiting your speed. Maybe the MTU has a very low/high size. If you could check that or even tell your NIC not to work at a Gigabit speed but a 10/100 forced speed.
Nov
4
comment Multi-Core Compression tools
@earthmeLon Read the answer by Oli which mentions how to create the example file. Then proceed with the commands I used.
Nov
4
comment How to install Hadoop?
The 2nd update lines is optional for anyone that ones to use the PPA, there are other alternatives. The 1st one is to update and upgrade the system in one line. The 2nd line just shows the same line because we added an additional PPA (which is optional depending on who wants to use it).