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Top new questions this week:

Does Ubuntu work on a Raspberry Pi Zero?

A new super-cheap version of the Raspberry Pi was recently announced. I'd like to stuff these all over my house doing cool nonsense. My question is, will I be able to use Ubuntu on them?

arm raspberrypi  
asked by Oli 18 votes
answered by Oli 22 votes

Is it possible to have four equally sized windows on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

It is common to have two equally separated windows by either dragging each window to one side of the screen or Ctrl+Super+←/→, but I want to divide my screen into four quarters. I have encounterd ...

compiz window-manager window  
asked by T.O 18 votes
answered by Byte Commander 27 votes

How can the login greeter drums be turned off in Ubuntu 15.10?

I want to disable the drum sounds that play when the login greeter appears after booting Ubuntu 15.10. How can this be done?

sound 15.10 unity-greeter  
asked by d3pd 15 votes
answered by A.B. 21 votes

Reading lines from a text file and creating a text file for each name on each line

Let's say I have a text file like: john george james stewert with every name on a separate line. I want to read the lines of this text file and create a text file for each name, like: john.txt, ...

command-line bash  
asked by levato 15 votes
answered by kos 17 votes

Add and remove update channels in an easy terminal way

I know there is a GUI in Ubuntu Software & Updates to enable the update channels updates proposed backports security as shown in this screenshot: I am looking for an easy way to do this ...

command-line apt scripts development  
asked by A.B. 14 votes
answered by Serg 13 votes

What does the "-" in "bash -" mean?

What does bash - mean in the following bash shell code? It seems to be used to take the output the last code as the input. If so, can I just write it as bash or xargs bash? curl --silent --location ...

command-line bash  
asked by MarkZar 11 votes
answered by waltinator 8 votes

Can someone harm my computer just using grub?

I have passwords for my OS's but can someone actually harm my OS's, without loading them, just using the grub command prompt? Is there a way to disable grub command prompt or maybe password protect ...

asked by Çağrı Uslu 11 votes
answered by DevRobot 17 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to install Eclipse?

I want to install the latest version of Eclipse but the Ubuntu Software Centre contains an older version. Is there a PPA or some other way to install latest Eclipse? Please describe the steps for ...

ppa eclipse software-installation  
asked by Gaurav Butola 137 votes
answered by bitsbuffer 190 votes

What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available?

This question exists as it fills a specific criterion. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask Ubuntu ...

software-recommendation desktop-environments  
asked by Amith KK 272 votes
answered by Abhay Rana 133 votes

Can you answer these?

Deploying OpenStack from source

I have successfully deployed Openstack using Juju charms on a local ESXi VM setup using following command: juju quickstart openstack-base/36 Now, I am trying to deploy the the openstack from ...

juju maas openstack cloud  
asked by Jugari Cross 2 votes

Boot slowed down by more than 90sec on upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

After I did my last dist-upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 a few days ago, Ubuntu takes a very long time to boot. I did a lot of research and tried to get all the dmesg messages, but I think I lack enough ...

boot upgrade  
asked by simon.b 3 votes

A GUI that runs on a remote computer, not the server?

In the past I have used Webmin to manage my linux servers. These days I primarily work off the command-line. I'm aware that one can install a GUI on linux servers, but this makes things much heavier ...

command-line server ssh gui remote  
asked by davemackey 4 votes
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