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5:41 AM
Q: Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla (20.10) is now released, and posts about it are (generally) No Longer Offtopic

Thomas Ward(I'm a day late, I got busy with work stuff and at-home stuff) As of about 17:39:04 UTC on October 22, 2020, Ubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04 LTS has been officially released. The corresponding release announcement email that went out to the ubuntu-announce mailing list is here. Therefore, effective as ...

5:51 AM
@αғsнιη ok..
@αғsнιη oh.. ok.
@αғsнιη Thanks for the info!
6:03 AM
@user3140225 Any thoughts on which is the best way to install VirtualBox?
@technastic_tc I'd say installing from the default repositories using apt: sudo apt install virtualbox
@user3140225 ok.. Thanks!
If for some reason this has problems, then uninstall it and try to install from the official packages (i.e @αғsнιη 's link).
In general it is almost always preferable to install from the default repositories for various reasons (compatibility of packages, ease of updates, etc).
Is there any post about multiverse, universe, etc. in Ask Ubuntu? If yes, please do share.
BTW, I've a small doubt. Is it possible to upgrade from 20.04 to 20.10 through GUI?
@technastic_tc What kind of post? What do you want to know about them?
6:17 AM
@user3140225 brief overview about what they are
@technastic_tc Of course it is! To get notified about an upgrade from an LTS to the nest version, go to Software & Updates -> Updates and in the Notify me of a new Ubuntu version field select For any new version. You may then have to restart your system (I am not sure) and then you will be notified to upgrade when the new version becomes available.
hmm.. I thought that we won't be notified until next LTS version..
I think this is a quite good description. This screenshot is from Software & Updates.
@technastic_tc This is the default upgrade setting.
@user3140225 ok.. so until someone doesn't change the setting, we won't be notified regarding 20.10. Am I right?
@technastic_tc Yes.
6:23 AM
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12:16 PM
@technastic_tc I hope you didn't get offended by my comment. :/
you were always helpful to me.. I'm not gonna get offended for this..
But I hope you got to know that suggested edits don't exist in AU Meta..
Instead of me bothering OP of posts.. shall I request you to edit Meta posts which have some errors?
@technastic_tc I wasn't aware of that.
@technastic_tc :)
did you see the pics shared in my last comment?
@technastic_tc Meta posts will be edited by people with edit privileges sooner or later. But, yeah, feel free to ping me if a post needs editing (or anyone really). However, I think that there's no need to do that for really small typos that do not affect the post's content.
@technastic_tc I saw them.
@user3140225 The reason why I nitpick is such that other users who read the posts in a later period of time won't face trouble understanding the post because of typos and grammar errors..
@user3140225 I'll ping you or anyone else :)
12:32 PM
@technastic_tc Yeah, I understand that.
Probably I'm a grammar nazi.. haha..
@technastic_tc Me too, but I try to suppress that! :/
@user3140225 hmm..
Try to pile up some points to reach the edit privilege!
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2:30 PM
@BeastOfCaerbannog sure!
BTW, looks like you've changed your outfit..
btw, is this a pic of tty: i.stack.imgur.com/l5CQk.png
or is it something else?
2:54 PM
@technastic_tc that's... kind of complicated. Yes, that is probably something that many people would call a tty. But:
A: What is the exact difference between a 'terminal', a 'shell', a 'tty' and a 'console'?

Gilles 'SO- stop being evil'A terminal is at the end of an electric wire, a shell is the home of a turtle, tty is a strange abbreviation and a console is a kind of cabinet. Well, etymologically speaking, anyway. In unix terminology, the short answer is that terminal = tty = text input/output environment console = physic...

People tend to use "drop to a tty" to describe logging into the non-graphical console you get with Ctl+Alt+F2, but your normal terminal can also be called a tty.
So pressing Ctrl+Alt+F3 will open the GUI?
Depends. If you have the GUI running, Ctrl+Alt+anyFkey will take you to a non-graphical login. You can get back to your GUI using Alt+F7 or maybe F2 or sometimes F1... it depends.
What should we do if this screen appeared when we booted Ubuntu?
Basically, you have multiple ttys, and your graphical shell is running on one of them. Which one depends on the system.
@technastic_tc No simple answer, it depends on why it happened. It usually suggests your GUI is misconfigured.
@terdon "GUI is misconfigured" Is that too complicated to fix?
3:00 PM
No, but there are 1000 different possible reasons. And Ubuntu has its own special way of doing things, that I am not really familiar with.
If this is happening to you, I suggest you post a question.
@terdon hmm..
actually it happened with another user...
I am trying to help them..
But I'm still a noob..
Is it the one who posted on U&L?
Are you referring to this post:
Q: Can't access to Ubuntu Interface when I open Ubuntu, just Terminal inteface

JamesPlease I have a serious problem using Ubuntu. I'm beginner in using Linux environment, I will try to explain the problem as good as can The problem is that I can't have access to Linux interface I have both systems Linux and Windows on the same computer. When I turn on the computer I choose which...

Yes. That was posted on Unix & Linux, and the site is often called "U&L" for "Unix & Linux"
Does sudo service lightdm start make any difference? — terdon ♦ 31 secs ago
Does Ubuntu still use ligtdm these days?
Q: Can't access to Ubuntu Interface?

JamesPlease i have a serious problem using Ubuntu I 'm begginer in using Linux environment , i will try to explain the problem as best as can The problem is i can't have access to Linux interface i have both systems Linux and windows in the same computer , when i turn on the computer i choose which s...

@terdon I don't think so. Probably they shifted to GDM..
3:04 PM
They went back to GDM?
That's what the wiki says.. I'm not sure though
Cool, thanks.
I told the OP to also try service gdm start
The OP is using Ubuntu 18.04 and as far as what I searched online, it's GDM.
$ cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager
In Ubuntu 20.04 this was the output..
@terdon Welcome :)
@terdon oh.. cool
are there any limitations on what commands we can execute in tty?
@terdon when I was seeing that post in U&L.. there was an answer if I'm not wrong.. You deleted it?
I was checking the list of services running in Ubuntu 20.04..
$ service --status-all | grep '\[ + \]'
 [ + ]  acpid
 [ + ]  apparmor
 [ + ]  apport
 [ + ]  avahi-daemon
 [ + ]  bluetooth
 [ + ]  cron
 [ + ]  cups
 [ + ]  dbus
 [ + ]  gdm3
 [ + ]  grub-common
 [ + ]  irqbalance
 [ + ]  kerneloops
 [ + ]  kmod
 [ + ]  network-manager
 [ + ]  openvpn
 [ + ]  procps
 [ + ]  rsyslog
 [ + ]  udev
 [ + ]  ufw
 [ + ]  unattended-upgrades
 [ + ]  virtualbox
 [ + ]  whoopsie
Looks like the service name is gdm3 in Ubuntu 20.04..
3:26 PM
Hello, on Ubuntu, compiz, there is a scale plugin, something like expose, showing all the windows tiled, is it possible somehow to assign numbers to windows and press a number to activate such windows? thank you
@FantomX1 Do consider posting a question in Ask Ubuntu :)
@technastic_tc thanks
@FantomX1 You're welcome.
3:40 PM
@technastic_tc Yeah! It was about time to use a proper name and avatar!
@BeastOfCaerbannog cool!
Who made the avatar?
@technastic_tc I have no idea. I shamelessly got it from Google.
ohh. ok
What's the meaning of Caerbannog?
3:45 PM
Oh, it's a beast from the Monty Python and the holy grail movie (one of my favorites).
Btw @BeastOfCaerbannog What's the default display manager in Ubuntu 18.04? Is it GDM3?
@BeastOfCaerbannog oh.. ok..
I was about to answer that.
Yes, Ubuntu 18.04 and later uses GDM.
Did you go through the questions shared couple of minutes ago?
Ubuntu mate and Xubuntu still use LightDM.
@BeastOfCaerbannog oh.. ok
3:51 PM
@technastic_tc Not yet. I'm on my phone right now and things go slower therefore.
TBH, SE chat sucks in phone
Even the mobile version isn't that great
@technastic_tc I know right
I hope they'll improve it soon..
Me too.
4:25 PM
@technastic_tc yes, it wasn't an answer, it was a comment. I converted it to a comment.
@terdon ohh. ok

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