I'm a Community Manager in Ubuntu Engineering at Canonical.

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Apr
24
comment How do I change the hostname on Ubuntu Touch?
Added a bug to track this. bugs.launchpad.net/canonical-devices-system-image/+bug/1574370
Apr
24
comment I have 16GB RAM. Do I need 32GB swap?
I don't believe the answer needs changing. As a test (and as a result of negative feedback I've had about this answer) I ran my 16GB Thinkpad X220 with no swap for a while. On multiple occasions memory pressure caused the kswapd process to go mental (looking for swap) and made the machine completely IO starved and completely unusable while thrashing. Making a small amount of swap made this issue disappear completely. So I still stand by the response that "no swap" isn't always the right answer, no matter how much RAM you have.
Mar
11
awarded Announcer
Jan
7
comment How to delete multiple files that is created or owned by 'root'
gotcha, thought it was a one off, but you want to do it more than once, I've edited to make it clearer.
Jan
7
revised How to delete multiple files that is created or owned by 'root'
only remove root owned files
Jan
7
answered How to delete multiple files that is created or owned by 'root'
Dec
9
awarded Great Answer
Nov
16
answered Disable RAM memory caching for a particular program
Oct
11
answered Cannot Open Camera In kdenlive Via IEEE1394
Oct
7
comment Time Machine backup failed with error 33
Super! Thanks for this solution. Worked a treat. I too had just done a clean install where (for some reason) the installer felt that I was in PDT and not BST, so the time was wrong on backupd.
Aug
13
awarded Great Question
Aug
5
awarded Yearling
Aug
5
awarded Yearling
Aug
1
awarded Nice Answer
Jul
3
awarded Autobiographer
Jun
22
awarded Popular Question
May
11
comment Having generated a webapp with the generator, how do I test my click on the device?
Sounds like the "adb push" step failed. Check the click file is on the device using "adb shell" then look in /tmp
May
5
comment Cheese do not start due "GStreamer elements are missing: cluttervideosink"
Excellent. This fixed cheese for me. Thanks!
Apr
18
reviewed Reviewed Unable to get package manager to work in Ubuntu 11.04
Apr
15
answered Is it possible to get ota updates after making system rw?
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