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I have been using Linux since the late 90's, and Ubuntu since warty. I work with Linux machines full time, and use an Ubuntu desktop for much of my programming.


Sep
29
comment How do I manage applications on startup in GNOME 3?
Hmm - that file doesn't even exist on my distro (not ubuntu but FC19)
Oct
18
comment Is there an equivalent to Google Sketchup?
These all look like artistic/mesh modelling - are there any more appropriate for mechanical modelling?
Aug
27
comment Deja Dup`s “Back Up Now” button is not highlighted
This exactly what had happened with my setup.
May
9
comment How to enable hibernation?
Frustrated here - trying sudo pm hibernate on my machine and nothing whatsoever happens. No power down.
Dec
26
comment Kernel compiling help
I've known (on smaller/slower machines) kernel compilations to run overnight. Stuff in tmp (since it is mounted with tmpfs), will be gone when you next reboot. Now - which of the devices above was the space used on?
Dec
25
comment Kernel compiling help
"disk free". Type it at a console to see your free disk space. Generally "df -h" to get it in "human" form.
Dec
25
comment Kernel compiling help
Can you post the output of df? Also the relevant bits from your bash history - downloading, extracting, compiling and deleting.
Nov
4
comment One monitor getting spilled over into other monitor: how to do a 100% reset of gnome graphics configuration
Does this affect the dm login screen as well? We can then start to eliminate it being individual user settings.
Nov
4
comment Very hot running with ubuntu
Are you hearing the fan (if any) being used?
Sep
26
comment How can I move a boot partition onto a Flash drive?
True - however, I am relatively sure there are tiny live distro's that fit - I think there are a couple that come in under 64Mb. For example - damnsmalllinux.org.
Sep
25
comment Fresh install won't boot throwing “error: end of disk”
@Yotam - did you find a solution in chat? Can you post it as an answer here if you did please?
Sep
25
comment Problems with login: unreadable flashing error
If this was an NVidia driver problem - and that resolved this, could you report that comment as an answer and mark it so please?
Sep
24
comment How can I move a boot partition onto a Flash drive?
Have you been able to identify which device the drive is in /dev?
Sep
24
comment How can I move a boot partition onto a Flash drive?
That would only apply for the root partition, which is not the same as boot. Boot could be tiny, as it would only have grub config, a kernel and an initrd image. It should easily fit into 256Mb. You would then need a larger drive though. Adding as a comment not answer, because I'd need to play with the hardware to know what'd work.
Sep
24
comment Automatically mark files and directories tracked by git in nautilus
Could this be the difference between installing the latest from source vs installing what is currently in the apt repos?
Sep
24
comment Hard disk using LVM shows “8% contiguous” on startup. How serious is it?
Can you double check that this message is not saying "8% contiguous"? Thanks.
Sep
24
comment ssh permission denied in terminal but not inNautilus
Can you share the ssh command line you are using? Do you have a .ssh/config file on the guest machine?
Sep
24
comment Turn off monitor using command line
You probably then want to alias this lot to something handy.
Sep
24
comment Where do I find packages files of apps that are installed
cool - looks like I didn't get the intent of the question. I think the answer above from enzotip looks good though.
Sep
24
comment What wireless mice work well with Ubuntu?
This is mostly true apart from mice with many additional user buttons, in which case all the normal functionality will work just fine and only the specialist bits will give any trouble.