The need for this question arose out of this answer. To save everyone the trouble of reading the entire page, I will briefly summarize:
We get a lot of questions here (such as "Why won't my wireless work?") that lack basic diagnostic information. We can easily post a comment asking the user t...
Ubuntu is getting back to basics and we'll use the 13.04 cycle to get Ubuntu Core leaner and meaner. Note that this means that in 13.04 we will not be attempting to make a tablet specific experience. We will run the stock Ubuntu Desktop on the Nexus 7 while we focus on the core of Ubuntu. Below, you'll find a collection of resources to help you get started. We'd love your contributions!
@strings And the askubuntu FAQ says: Issues with the next version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu+1) (More information about Alpha and Beta release issues). Most people aren't running 13.04 on the Nexus, and therefore 12.10 for instance, would be appropriate to ask question about upon askubuntu.
@strings Most of the functionality of gksu/gksudo and kdesudo in preventing configuration files in the home directory from becoming owned by root is just in setting $HOME to root's home directory (not usually done for non-graphical su and sudo). This can be achieved non-graphically with sudo -H.
My understanding is that it also replaces .Xauthority but that's just one file -- if you used sudo -H and it got messed up, you could always just delete it as root and it would be regeneratd with the right ownership and permissions.
@strings Even GUI system administration utilities often don't need to run as root. Many use PolicyKit to perform the necessary actions as root. Those that don't are still often run with PolicyKit rather than gksu / gksudo these days (though gksu/gksudo still works fine for them).
users-admin uses PolicyKit internally (the ideal way), and has a minor bug that prevents it from working at all if it's actually run as root.
It's often nice to be able to run a file browser window or graphical text editor as root though.
I'm not sure I should be asking this, but why is this question, Wired Connection Problem, protected? While it has had 3451 views, as of now, there's very little there today that points to why it needed to be protected.
I also see that it has been "active" today but don't see any activity dated to...
@strings root is essentially always all-powerful, regardless of your kernel design, and that is not a problem. The benefit to a true microkernel (like HURD, but not like most kernels we call microkernels) is that kernel services need not be all powerful. Even kernel services we'd consider very low-level ("drivers").
For XP, right click My Computer, click on Properties, click the Advanced tab, Startup & Recovery settings.
Make sure that the Time to display operating systems is 10.
If the timeout is not zero, then in rare cases there is a line missing from the end of the C:\boot.ini required to boot Ubun...
@fossfreedom wanted to ask something... i have a very old question with over 4K views and 9 upvotes.. the question was already answered and i accepted the most suitable ans.. thereafter it should have gone dead but i am happy to see that lot of suggestions come in form of comments.. bt yesterday i noticed that the question's title and tags were edited by @AndreaCorbellini ... i strongly say that the question is related to dhcp and that tag has been removed by him.. the question has been renamed from "How to find external IP?" TO "How do I find out my public IP address?" now i really thing …
Some edits are not always really improving a post. But some of us are quite generous in accepting an edit, because we dont want to make the editors feel bad. If an edit was obviously made for rep gathering we may also reject it. Take the good side: your question was pushed, and you got a badge for it now. ;)
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Intended for developement features, probably useless when the feature is actually implemented.
in my context.. i have an internal network with switches.. systems have ip somewhat used intrensically but hwen they communicate to outsidee world... say google.. then all of them have one single IP via a modem.. that's what i call external IP