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May
12
comment What is the purpose of `dnsmasq` running listening on `127.0.0.1` interface?
@Lekensteyn: Would you please provide at least a short answer, so I can accept it for my question.
May
11
comment What is the purpose of `dnsmasq` running listening on `127.0.0.1` interface?
What's the purpose of caching DNS info and make it available for 127.0.0.1 only?
May
11
revised What is the purpose of `dnsmasq` running listening on `127.0.0.1` interface?
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May
11
comment What is the purpose of `dnsmasq` running listening on `127.0.0.1` interface?
Assigning IP addresses is the role of DHCP server, not DNS server. This instance of dnsmasq doesn't play a role of DHCP server, since there's no subnet specification in the configuration file. Moreover, no requests from other machines can arrive from 127.0.0.1 which is the interface this instance is listening on.
May
10
accepted How to prevent “automatic” bold version of a font to be wider than regular having the same pt size?
May
10
asked What is the purpose of `dnsmasq` running listening on `127.0.0.1` interface?
May
4
comment How to partition external USB without losing data?
So, if you succeeded in resizing and installation, accept the answer.
May
3
comment How to partition external USB without losing data?
Yes, the resizing will take some time.
May
1
answered How to partition external USB without losing data?
May
1
answered How to install Windows 7 after Ubuntu and dual boot?
May
1
comment How to install Windows 7 after Ubuntu and dual boot?
Four partitions is not the maximum on the hard drive. There is a mechanism called logical partitions which allows you to have almost any number of partitions.
Apr
29
comment Loud pop on shutdown/reboot
In my case, clicking doesn't occur when shutting down Windows, only when shutting down Ubuntu. Of course, the cause of the click is physical - capacitor or spark, but the pre-cause is possible the disgraceful shutting down of the sound card.
Apr
14
comment English as a system language but Russian regional settings
All 1-4 agreed. As for 5: since Unity and since gnome2 is no more, I prefer using xfce/lxde.
Apr
11
awarded  Yearling
Apr
11
answered Upgrade the distribution, or reinstall the system?
Apr
11
accepted English as a system language but Russian regional settings
Apr
7
comment English as a system language but Russian regional settings
Problem is that /etc/papersize works only for those programs that use libpaper or read and honor it. For example, OpenOffice ignores this file. Also, gnome-language-selector is only relevant to gnome environment.
Apr
6
asked English as a system language but Russian regional settings
Mar
17
comment How do I install the ethernet drivers in ubuntu 10.04
That kind of installation compromises the package management state. There is a package "compat-wireless-...", install it using the package manager instead.
Mar
17
comment Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Monitor Config Problem
There's a tweak in xorg.conf for nvidia drivers that forces the detection of an absent monitor as if was plugged in. The exact tweak is described in readme file which is distributed along with the nvidia driver.