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Aug
14
comment How do I prevent PolicyKit from asking for a password?
Could someone describe how exactly this will "break" the system?
May
23
comment How to update my BIOS
@André: What? Nowadays computers can't even boot from floppies (or even run DOS if they could boot) so that doesn't even make sense. I've updated my BIOS myself a handful of times with the manufacturer-provided program. There's no reason not to do it from Windows, as long as the program is written properly it will work. (WINE is something else entirely, though.)
Apr
18
comment Change touchpad horizontal and vertical acceleration/sensitivity?
@TheRookierLearner: You could try to play around with settings by using the program xinput, maybe it'll work for you.
Mar
30
comment How can I turn off swap permanently?
Yeah this is a really lame non-answer.
Nov
12
comment How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?)
"When you install Windows, Windows assumes it's the only OS on the machine--or at least it doesn't account for Linux." So this is Windows's fault? Isn't Linux the one that always overwrites the MBR with GRUB and yells at you if you try to install it to a partition boot sector instead?
Sep
2
comment Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader
I was worried that might be the answer. :( +1 thanks for the detailed response. If there's no other way then I have to install GRUB I guess -- but the question in my mind is now, how do I go back to the Windows boot loader once I have done so? That's also part of what scares me. There's lots of tutorials telling me how to install GRUB but none of them tell me how to return the laptop to its previous state, so it makes me even more reluctant to install GRUB.
May
19
comment Why does Ubuntu force users to create a password upon installation?
"Because it's more secure" is silly. There are many situations in which a password is only an annoyance with no added benefit, like when using the OS in a virtual machine. -1
Jan
17
comment How to diagnose random freezes?
Ahhh that's great info, thanks! I'll try it when it happens again. :)
Jan
17
comment How to diagnose random freezes?
Hmm, nothing seems to stand out in the Xorg logs either. Also it's definitely not a CPU issue (that's why I mentioned it's not a lack of resources), my CPU is barely being used at all during the freeze. The freeze is completely random... sometimes I'm dragging a window and it freezes, sometimes I've just left the computer there for five minutes and when I come back it's frozen. But it's completely unrelated to the lack of resources. Still, good info, thanks.
Jan
17
comment How to diagnose random freezes?
Ah no worries, thanks. :) I just looked at syslog and kern.log, and in both of those, I looked for SysRq (since the first thing I do is flush the file system)... but nothing relevant seems to have happened before the flush, according to the logs. Let me check the xorg log...
Jan
17
comment How to diagnose random freezes?
Ah thanks. I just looked for /var/log/messages but it doesn't exist... is that an actual file or did you intend I should look at logs inside that directory? (If so, which logs?)
May
27
comment How to change TTY resolution after boot?
Sorry I don't understand... how do I use modprobe "appropriately"? What parameters do I give it?
May
27
comment How to change TTY resolution after boot?
I do, but how do I load it?
May
26
comment How to change TTY resolution after boot?
I get this error when using fbset: open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
May
26
comment GRUB2: Use maximum detected resolution?
@AmithKK: I most likely will, though I think I'll just wait a little and let other people get a chance to at least read the question before I award it haha. :)
May
26
comment How do I connect to available networks from the command-line?
@EliahKagan: Thanks, that's a useful link. :)
May
26
comment GRUB2: Use maximum detected resolution?
@AmithKK: Uh, yes? I have variable resolutions...
May
26
comment How to change TTY resolution after boot?
@EliahKagan: Yeah I know they're not related, or I wouldn't have asked it separately. :) It's a different question. And no, I meant exactly what I wrote: I want to change it after booting.
May
26
comment GRUB2: Use maximum detected resolution?
+1 definitely a viable solution, even though it's not perfect. Thanks for the detailed answer, it's very well-written!
May
26
comment How to install a CLI-only system offline?
@EliahKagan: Ah, those are great comments, thanks! And yes, I found the option -- it says "install a minimal system". I think I was probably looking for the option on a regular CD, which is why I didn't find it originally.