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comment Format partition error!
Run dmesg and see if there are any more detailed errors in the last few messages.
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comment Hdd to ssd (laptop ubuntu 14.04)
possible duplicate of How to move Ubuntu to an SSD
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comment Fan Control — Dell Inspiron 3521-7147
You might try installing lm-sensors and run sudo sensors-detect and see if it can detect your fan controller and control it with fancontrol, but this is a bit of a hack.
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comment Fan Control — Dell Inspiron 3521-7147
It's a bios bug you will need to report to Dell ( not that they likely will care ).
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revised Can not show external HDD during photorec
Wrong slash
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answered Ubuntu locks laptop at 3% battery
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answered lshw output: unclaimed and strange lines in memory
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comment Is there a way to use GIT to manage OS packages so that if i 'sudo' break something I can easily revert?
No; git is not a backup system. Use tar or dump for that.
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comment Free up hard disk space from swap
/dev/sda5 is your swap partition, which is used for holding programs and other data temporarily when ram gets low. It does not hold files. /dev/sda3 appears to be large enough that it should hold a regular filesystem, but you need to format it with one ( such as ext4 ) instead of as a duplicate swap partition, then open it ( it will show on the menu bar so you can click on it ) and put files there.
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comment App Won't Start On Bootup When Using Cron
@johnsmith, whether it opens a window itself or not is irrelevant; the command makes use of / requires a working GTK/X11/GUI session to operate. The second line of the man page description reads "The application is started with proper startup notification on a default display, unless specified otherwise". Here display refers to an X11 session identified by the DISPLAY environment variable, which cron jobs do not have, nor is there any guarantee that there even is an X11 server running on the system.
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comment lm-sensors not detect fan
If sensors-detect doesn't detect your hardware, then... your hardware isn't supported.
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comment App Won't Start On Bootup When Using Cron
@johnsmith, gtk-launch sure is.
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comment Cut power to CD drive to save battery?
Where it is physically plugged in doesn't matter, you are still asking how to get a HDD to spin down to save power.
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answered App Won't Start On Bootup When Using Cron
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comment Unable to update Ubuntu because /root is too small
/root is the home directory of the root user. The root directory is simply /.
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answered will ubuntu automatically manage fan speed based on heat like windows
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comment Bad interaction within USB3 port and HDD docking station
Either there is a bug in your USB3 controller, or in the kernel driver
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revised Bad interaction within USB3 port and HDD docking station
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