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Sep
3
awarded  Yearling
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling
Dec
3
comment Karmic erased my desktop
I did reinstall when Karmic was released. The issue cropped up again, but I believe I've traced it to Google's dev repository (which I had added so I could use the dev builds of Chrome). I've had no problems running Karmic with several other third-party repos installed (and I use the chromium-daily PPA to update my web browser now).
Nov
18
comment disable cd/dvd button on linux laptop (ubuntu)
Weird. $ eject -i 1 works fine for me in Karmic. Version 2.1.5.
Nov
11
awarded  Commentator
Nov
11
comment Make Regular User automatically Root on Ubuntu (i.e., make Ubuntu behave like Windows XP)
The OS didn't post a question on Super User.
Nov
11
answered “Your WMP is an old version” on Ubuntu
Nov
11
comment Make Regular User automatically Root on Ubuntu (i.e., make Ubuntu behave like Windows XP)
The root terminal has no extra steps, just a different icon to click. "Open as root" involves a right-click then a left-click instead of a double-click. Hell, once you've eliminated the password for sudo you can create a shortcut for gksudo nautilus and you can run the entire file browser as root. But the first bit of advice that leaps to mind is adapt or perish.
Nov
11
revised windows vista download only part of file
s/restart/resume
Nov
11
answered Make Regular User automatically Root on Ubuntu (i.e., make Ubuntu behave like Windows XP)
Nov
11
answered windows vista download only part of file
Nov
10
answered Defining keyboard shorcuts for Ubuntu?
Nov
9
answered Firefox, go to home page keyboard shortcut
Nov
9
answered Disable touchpad Tap to Click without software
Oct
28
comment Karmic erased my desktop
This worked for my desktop items, but I'll have to do the same thing for each app that's failing to launch (gnome-panel, metacity, etc). Will reinstall in a couple days when Karmic is final.
Oct
27
awarded  Scholar
Oct
27
accepted Karmic erased my desktop
Oct
27
comment Karmic erased my desktop
I've got the AWN testing PPA, a PPA for chromium-browser and the google repos enabled, so the culprit might be harder to nail down. Will try reinstalling and running without third party repos to see if it happens again. Naturally I only run pre-release software on this box cause it's an unimportant home PC. All the important data lives elsewhere, affording me free rein to reinstall as often as I please.
Oct
27
revised Karmic erased my desktop
added 330 characters in body