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Musician, the Netherlands

Started with Mac, switched to Windows and finally ended up with Ubuntu, just before Unity was introduced (must have been somewhere in 2011).


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comment How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner
Perfect! How did you manage (let's remove the comments afterwards)?
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comment How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner
@DavidFoerster my bad! you are right of course.
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comment How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner
As a temporary bandage you could copy the .desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications (hidden by default, press ctrl -h to make visible), change the command (right click on it -> properties) from simple-scan into sudo simple-scan, add simple-scan to the sudoers file, but it should be a temporary thing and it is dreadfully ugly.
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comment How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner
Nono, that is correct, I found something with Brother scanners here: wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Trusty_Tahr and here: superuser.com/questions/298298/… Where did you get the scanner software?
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comment How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner
I don't want to bother you with unnecessary complications, but then there is really something wrong in your configuration. A simplescan starter (desktop file) exists in /usr/share/applications, which should normally be used as a starter. You can lock it to the launcher on the left to simply click, to start simple scan. The command in there is without sudo (and so it should). From what kind of account are you working (adm, guest?) and how did you install simplescan? Also: what is the message (in terminal) when you run it without sudo?
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comment How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner
next question: what is the command? a launcher of simplescan should already exist.
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comment How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner
That should not need sudo; a terminal command is not the same as sudo :) A launcher is very easy to do, and only takes a few lines. Does the command run without sudo? (again: it must be)
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comment Join custom Terminal shortcut with Unity launcher icon
Perfect! Glad it works.
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comment Adding server to nautilus with the same address but different username
How did you define the server address in nautilus? (as a bookmark?)
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comment Libre office will not open
No problem, maybe I should have answered earlier, I was pretty sure that this was it.
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comment Mouse double-click time is too short in lubuntu
@DKBose The content of the second link you mention is six years old. The menu you mention is not available in 14.04. But even then, it sais: " If it does exit, read it before you proceed -- it may advise you to use ".gtkrc-2.0.mine" instead." Obviously it doesn't, since it doesn't exist yet.
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comment Mouse double-click time is too short in lubuntu
@DKBose The link you mention describes exactly the procedure as in my answer: "To do so, you will need to edit a file called .gtkrc-2.0 in your home directory. If you don't see this file, make sure you have enabled viewing of hidden files and folders (or use ls -a in your terminal window instead of plain ls). If you still don't see this file, you will need to create the file." The procedure is also mentionend in other sources for 14.04.
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comment Sublime Text not starting up after hard reset
I am not sure if it is the .desktop file, what is the message when you run /opt/sublime_text/sublime_text?
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comment How are Ubuntu packages structured?
Don't worry, it is not a shame to miss a question :) Most duplicates I find because I remember I saw them once.
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comment mount point does not exist
to check, run: ls /storage (speaking about typos :) )
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comment Where to store a Keepass password file?
@gertvdijk Thanks for the tip / edit!
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comment How to secure or protect files and derectory with password using software
Why would they not work on your desktop?
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comment How to secure or protect files and derectory with password using software
Also: askubuntu.com/questions/17641/…, askubuntu.com/questions/492947/… and a few others.
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comment Create instant desktop notification linux
I think this is still the case in Ubuntu: askubuntu.com/questions/110969/notify-send-ignores-timeout I tried to set it without succes.
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comment Can see part of desktop wallpaper when maximized
It looks as if you have a customized launcher, does it also happen with the default one?