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Top new questions this week:

What was the first version of Ubuntu and where can I find it?

This wiki page lists Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) as the first Ubuntu released by Canonical Ltd. But I wanted to know whether there ever was an Ubuntu 1.x, as in Windows or Mac OS. If yes, is it …

asked by Devesh Khandelwal 38 votes
answered by Florian Diesch 73 votes

How to change number of workspaces from command line?

I'd like to change org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core -> hsize and -> vsize from command line. I thought I could use gsettings set org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core vsize 4 but then …

unity command-line dconf  
asked by Adam Ryczkowski 15 votes
answered by Sylvain Pineau 9 votes

Am I using beta or stable?

I have been doing so many sudo apt-get update/(dist-)upgrade since yesterday and sometimes something happend - so that I am confused now whether I am using still beta or already the stable version. …

asked by Raffael 9 votes
answered by Jobin 14 votes

Packages are removed when I use "apt-get install" with a hyphen after the package name

In an attempt to install cuda, I copy-pasted some apt-get install packages. For unknown reasons the line that I got run in the end is the following: sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0- The result was …

asked by nass 9 votes
answered by terdon 14 votes

How to find the difference between a script file and a binary file?

$ ls -l /usr/bin total 200732 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 156344 Oct 4 2013 adb -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6123 Oct 8 2013 add-apt-repository list goes long --------- In the above adb is …

command-line files  
asked by Avinash Raj 8 votes
answered by terdon 12 votes

Do I need to enable TRIM if I have a non-Intel/Samsung

I read in one of the webupd8 articles that TRIM support, which was introduced in Ubuntu 14.04, by default only works for Intel and Samsung SSDs. What about other? I am using Dell XPS 13 Dev Edition …

ssd trim  
asked by Nikki Kononov 7 votes
answered by Rinzwind 7 votes

Windows installer for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there any windows installer(wubi) for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

wubi 14.04  
asked by mrgloom 6 votes
answered by Rinzwind 8 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

Since weeks ago I'm trying to install Skype on my computer. I imagined it would be a straight forward task but it is becoming a nightmare. What I have tried so far: Installing from command line with …

skype software-installation  
asked by Alejandro García Seco 12 votes
answered by Alejandro García Seco 2 votes

How to install Broadcom wireless drivers? (BCM43xx)

I'm having serious problems installing the Broadcom drivers for Ubuntu. It worked perfectly on my previous version, but now, it is impossible. What are the steps to install Broadcom wireless drivers …

wireless broadcom  
asked by Fer1805 55 votes
answered by KiLLeRfriend 64 votes

Can you answer these?

Bumblebee and Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

Bumblebee doesn't recognizes my graphic card, $ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible …

nvidia lenovo nvidia-optimus bumblebee  
asked by Ianto 2 votes

Select account based on password instead of username

Sometimes I might be forced to open my PC in front of strangers for some reason. In front of other people, I would like to make it appear that I'm logging in normally into my computer, but secretly I …

12.04 login password login-screen  
asked by user260403 2 votes

How to replace all images in Libreoffice with their description

I have a very long document containing lots of svg images created using the extension TexMaths. This extension uses the latex installation to create svg image of the inputted equation (or set of …

libreoffice latex  
asked by user30131 5 votes
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