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Mar
26
comment Is there a ubuntu supported X.org alternative (i.e. with security in mind)?
thanks for the answer! Still, not running a GUI cannot be honestly considered a another solution for a "X"-alternative. If it is not **G**(graphical) UI then it ain't an alternative. I am looking forward to Wayland. As you describe it might at last bring some improvements. The security holes via GUI are considerable at present. The wayland security is also well discussed here lwn.net/Articles/517375
Mar
20
comment Ubuntu 12.04 “Do nothing” when “lid closed” blanks out external monitor
I agree, that seems handy. Still "nothing" and "blank" (or black/off) are two different options. I see no reason that there should be a setting nothing, that counterintuitively does something. Anyhow, thanks for suggestion to move the mouse, just like you it took me a while to figure that this brings back the other screen.
Mar
19
comment Get the audio from Line-in to output to the speaker
Thx, it seems so simple. I have in the meanwhile checked myself and it must be quite similar this pactl unload-module <ID of the modul> so the module name would not work in this case, which is counterintuitive... pactl list modules can yield the necessary <ID>. Thanks for responding.
Mar
18
revised How to check the speed/problems of network-manager?
added an update
Mar
18
comment How to check the speed/problems of network-manager?
Alternatively, anybody knows a good tutorial to use cmdline tools to setup wlan easily/ automatically?
Mar
18
asked How to check the speed/problems of network-manager?
Mar
18
comment Is it normal that Ubuntu takes more than 2 hours in the partition process?
I am not sure if the ubuntu 12.10 installer allows to resize other partition to make room for those used for the install. If this was the case... I can imagine that resizing a NTFS volume can for instance take some time. if there was not such a thing done/possible... then it agree witht the others.. it is not normal
Mar
18
comment External Monitors shut off when Laptop Lid closes
I had the same problem. The answer did at least solve mine. Good luck to finding a solution to the original poster
Mar
18
comment Best way to encrypt file on Ubuntu but readable on a Windows machine?
what is the point first to encrypt stuff, which later is readable in windows 8? any -seldomly- occuring windows malware hence can read all your data, right? sure you keep win8 clean ;) No offence intented, but I would really like to know what could be the reasoning behind this. I am quite glad that my Win cannot read my linux partitions
Mar
18
comment Laptop cooling fan stops suddenly
what would find /sys/class/hwmon -follow -maxdepth 3 show you. This directory hwmon often stores the info and allows the stearing of them cpu-temperature and fan-satus
Mar
18
comment Laptop cooling fan stops suddenly
Do you have a directory /sys/class/hwmon? if so, what is its content?
Mar
18
comment Get the audio from Line-in to output to the speaker
worked for me :), and the "couter-spell" to stop it again?
Mar
14
comment how to enable internet with ubuntu 10.04
Any specific reason you opt/choose the quite out-dated 10.4 version of ubuntu? A thought: maybe 12.04 would not give you the same troubles?
Feb
17
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Jan
19
comment How can I connect from Ubuntu 12.10 to file shares on a Windows 8 system using a Microsoft ID for login?
If it was not posted in "Ask Ubuntu" this question would have nothing that would make it seem to be connected to Ubuntu. One could think it is a pure "win 8" problem.... strange
Jan
18
comment How may I improve my boot / shutdown time?
@ Linuxios I kind of did that once, copying an image of my <2.5GB /root parition to a tmpfs partition in ram. After the initial lengthy 2.5GB data copy it runs quite quickly. Still as @ Linuxios says the linux caching kind of achieves similar speeds. This comment is just to say: It is not absolutely crazy to have a linux run in RAM. It is doable. when copying back the image before shutdown it can even become a persistent thing :)
Jan
18
comment How may I improve my boot / shutdown time?
It is very nice to see you have discovered this wait_for_root etc swap related issue and managed to bring your boot time down. @alci regarding you "quite big 8GB" I was wondering what you use your PC for so that it makes sense to you to use a swap after all? Do you even ever use the swap partition , hence some application of yours is using > 8GB ram? wow? elsewise you might have avoided swap troubles by not using it in the first place.
Jan
16
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Jan
13
comment How may I improve my boot / shutdown time?
it is good you made progress with the shutdown. Have you had some luck with the boot process? is UDEV the culprit?
Jan
13
comment How may I improve my boot / shutdown time?
I know this is unrelated. But still I do not wanna miss suggesting to you to use suspend (to ram / to disk) as an alternative. From "off-state" to "running-state" this is less than 3 sec for my weaker system