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Nov
10
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
20
comment How to properly set up a 'network drive' in Ubuntu 14.04
I have a DLINK NAS on my network drive. Using windows it automatically shows up but I'd like to browse the contents using the terminal on my ubuntu laptop. To do that I followed the guide for "How do I mount a CIFS share?" Here's the entry I added to my own /etc/fstab file for anyone curious: //192.168.1.249/Volume_1 /home/username/mounts/vol1 cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0 Remember that it's best when you initially setup your NAS to set it a static IP address so that it can be regularly located on your local network.
Sep
28
comment Windows-manger not working? I can't see the maximize, minimize and close buttons
compiz --replace worked for me however compiz became locked to the terminal I called it in. When I hit CTRL+C I lost all ability to perform keyboard shortcuts or view windows which made life very difficult. Had to look up the keyboard shortcut to force refresh my chromebook which is Power + Refresh key btw for anyone else who had this issue. Best bet is to run compiz --replace &
Sep
28
comment Where does Ubuntu Software Center store its (language) settings?
this custom lubuntu build for my acer c720 had english software names in the software center but spanish descriptions. here's what i did to fix: 1) reset the translations per your first instructions 2) re-set system wide language settings to english 3) reinstall the software center. I believe the person who made the build deleted the extra languages to save space and this messed things up.
May
18
comment Any way to search for text within nano?
Alt + W is closing out the iterm shell for me and not repeating the search on Mac
Mar
19
awarded  Revival
Mar
10
comment window too big, can't resize or maximize
THANK YOU! Accidentally resized a window larger than the screen.
Feb
5
comment Using different wallpapers on multiple monitors (Gnome 2 + Compiz)
It should be noted that this option is now known as "Icons on Desktop" instead of "Have file manager handle the desktop"
Nov
21
comment Backlight issues with Asus X551MAV-EB01-B
Because in their infinite wisdom you can't PM on SO. How is trusty running so far for you? I'm leaving for a large trip and can't afford to bring any of my own expensive hardware. Was looking at laptops to bring just to sharpen some skills over some long plane flights and wanted to get your opinion on the X551MAV-EB01-B.
Oct
10
comment How to remove all files from a directory?
Here's the command you want: rm -- *
Oct
10
comment How to remove all files from a directory?
This doesn't work for files that start with metadata characters. $ rm * rm: invalid option -- '8'
Aug
19
comment Cannot get Java to work in Firefox
I have icedtea installed already and applets are not loading for me unfortunately
Aug
19
comment Java Applet not working
I'm having this same exact issue but my FireFox is set up to accept all cookies.
Aug
4
awarded  Editor
Aug
4
revised Maven only invokable from terminal while root
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Aug
4
comment Maven only invokable from terminal while root
Thanks for the tip @kraxor I've edited the answer now
Aug
4
awarded  Scholar
Aug
4
accepted Maven only invokable from terminal while root
Aug
4
answered Maven only invokable from terminal while root
Aug
1
comment Maven only invokable from terminal while root
I did not use SU to install. I unpackaged the tar file and sudo cp to copy it to /usr/local. Your advice worked! Thanks! Small typo though I think you meant sudo chmod -R :D