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Mar
1
comment What is the purpose of the ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
:) I am aware of the work origin and general meaning of snakeoil. In the answer above you say it's created for the snakeoil user and should not be deleted: which is why I thought there was one.
Mar
1
comment What is the purpose of the ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
Wow! insightful. Can you tell what this snakeoil user is?
Mar
1
comment Ubuntu Open Ports
+1 for explaining that filtered might can still mean closed. I was already freaking out having those "crazy windows service" ports open on my ubuntu setup. Yet not finding any service/process via top -bn1 nor via netstat -tuandp. Now I feel saver again
Sep
23
comment verifiying ubuntu iso with repository gpg-keys
Downvote very much appreciated. After all privacy and verification of authenticity... that is total bullshit right? I mean the big brother NSA will just become mad... eh?
Sep
5
comment Does file /etc/apt/sources.list.apt-clone exist and if so, what is the difference to /etc/apt/sources.list?
Great! how did you find out about that? man apt-clone did work? I thought via apt-file search sources.list it would tell me the package that does have sources.list.apt-clone. But since as you explained the file seems to be created dynamically and is not a part of the deb, it was not found. Anyhow thanks a lot! great answer
Sep
5
comment can't install libcairo2-dev under ubuntu 12.04
I have the same problem. It is crazy in the today-current(5th sept 2013) sudo apt-get update-ed packages lists that are in /var/lib/apt/lists/ there is only a mention of libcairo2 version: 1.10.2-6.1ubuntu2. Anyway I cannot even find how the 1.10.2-6.1ubuntu3 version commes up. It is here shown that the later version is an update. Still I cannot find it in any lists. In essence the 1.10.2-6.1ubuntu2 version should be working.
Sep
2
comment Differences of: SoftwareCenter history, dpkg-query and /var/log/dpkg.log.*?
Thank you for confirming most of my initial thoughts. I'm grateful you checked the mans (I tried that already myself prior to asking here) about the location of record/bookkeeping regarding the time/date of installation / removal of packages. Then it seems its only in the /var/log/dpkg.log.* files. That is fine I guess. Just a pitty if they ever get lost
May
31
comment How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory
How much data are we talking? Is your data of so little value that a complete backup (on a new aprox 60USD external HDD) would not be a most justifyable investment? What are the disk/partition sizes involved?
May
18
comment [mouse]where synaptic touchpad settings in user account?
Thank you @MrSeed. The trouble with that config file is that it is "global" (shared between the user accounts) and hence I doubt can be the culprit/cause because then the touchpad would not be working in all user accounts. But it is only malfuncitoning in one user account. It is indeed strange. Thank you for your effort
May
17
comment [mouse]where synaptic touchpad settings in user account?
xinput list (in my setup) renders the same result as xinput without parameters. I have stated in my question the result. It seems I have xinput "see" my touchpad, though it seems not working.
May
17
comment [mouse]where synaptic touchpad settings in user account?
I like that suggestion with the Touchpad-Indicator but I cannot find it in synaptics/apt-get install nor do I have it as a command being able to be run at command line. How to run it? Thank you!
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
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
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?