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Aug
25
comment Comparison of backup tools
There are also a number of GUI frontends to duplicity, such as Time Drive
Aug
19
answered Comparison of backup tools
Aug
13
answered How to determine where biggest files/directories on my system are stored?
Aug
13
answered How can I change the login screen theme in GDM?
Aug
11
comment How do I reset X
SysRq is often located on the Print Screen (or "Prnt Scrn") key, especially on laptops, so you might have to press Alt + PrntScrn + k.
Aug
11
accepted How can I get the R backend for Cantor in Kubuntu?
Aug
11
answered Can I use NetworkManager without a tray/dock/bar?
Aug
10
awarded  Teacher
Aug
10
answered How come Power Manager Settings does not work when computer is under virtual console?
Aug
10
comment Whither hybrid suspend?
@Jorge: Another use case is if you need to remove your laptop battery (or unplug your suspended desktop PC) for some reason. If you're in hybrid suspend, it won't matter. If you're in regular suspend-to-RAM, you'd have to resume and then suspend to disk.
Aug
10
comment Whither hybrid suspend?
I tried s2both and got the same results as you. I also tried switching to a tuxonice kernel and telling pm-utils to use tuxonice, and then using the tuxonice hybrid suspend via pm-suspend-hybrid. The screen never turned on when I resumed, but Control+Alt+Delete worked to reboot, so I think it actually worked, but failed to turn on the screen.
Aug
9
comment Whither hybrid suspend?
Hybrid suspend is when your computer does suspend-to-disk and suspend-to-RAM at the same time. So you get the fast resume speed of suspend-to-RAM, but you don't lose your session if you lose power or run out of battery. So in principle, it's better than either suspend-to-ram or suspend-to-disk alone. Which is why I'm wondering why it seems to have disappeared from the feature lists of modern Linux distros.
Aug
8
awarded  Scholar
Aug
8
comment How can I get the R backend for Cantor in Kubuntu?
Unfortunately, I have the KDE beta repo enabled, which provides the KDE 4.5 rc version of Cantor with no R support. Since this version has a higher version number, it would take precedence. And I've never managed to get apt-pinning to work satisfactorily.
Aug
8
accepted Is there any advantage to setting up a personal cloud instead of running a personal server without virtualization?
Aug
8
comment Is there any advantage to setting up a personal cloud instead of running a personal server without virtualization?
Well, when I say cloud here, I'm talking about this: ubuntu.com/cloud So yes, I guess in this case, I'm talking virtualization.
Aug
8
comment How can I make shutdown not require admin password?
Whenever I need to modify a file that belongs to a package, I use apt-src to get the source for it, and then I make the change in the source, then I compile it and the resulting package has my desired changes.
Aug
8
asked Whither hybrid suspend?
Aug
7
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Aug
7
awarded  Critic