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6:13 AM
At this point, I doubt anyone would actually read it if I did....
 
7:08 AM
besides, I don't know what I'm doing :)
 
7:34 AM
uh... I don't think that is spam I passed the audit but ouch for the author... the repo looks legit and they did declare that they wrote it
Wrote special flag :S
 
7:50 AM
@Zanna although I did just manage to compile qTox to answer someone's question. The instructions on GitHub worked perfectly
 
 
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11:19 AM
Well, How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? has over 2.5 million views, so if you posted an answer there, probably someone would read it.
Yeah, that post does not look like spam. It seems relevant to the question, plus the author discloses their affiliation with the program and it's a link to GitHub.
 
Yeah it seems to me to answer the question, although I'm clueless about the topic
certainly it doesn't look ill-intended in any way
 
11:35 AM
Well, you custom flagged it, right? It should get taken care of, then.
 
I did, but I always worry about my flags
very unclear so far o.O
 
This seems like it is an answer. My edits help with this. For a boot problem, every possible answer is a partial answer. (Our canonical question on black/purple screen at boot has multiple answers covering separate causes!) I don't really see this as fundamentally different. I've flagged the review comment that says it ought to be a comment instead of an answer.
I mean, "Wait longer," is an answer. I think that post only seems like it isn't an answer because it's up front about how that might not be the solution.
 
hmm yeah that's a very good edit it's booting very slowly, which is usually a different type of problem
 
11:52 AM
Thanks! My concern with deleting it is that if it turned out to be what was going on, we might never know and the OP's question would just send people to the duplicate.
In contrast, even though this post could be expanded into an answer (with considerable effort), it is not one. Doing what it says won't solve the problem or even work around it--it really is just a request for information from the OP.
 
@EliahKagan yeah you are right! If it booted eventually, they could then find out what the different sort of problem was, maybe
The last machine I was running Windows on took 20 minutes to boot and another 20 to actually be useable after loading the desktop
I don't know the answer to that - should I advise them to ask a new question...?
 
The question starts by saying the goal is to run Docker, so it sounds like it's partly an XY problem. I don't know if it's better for them to edit this question or let it be closed as a duplicate and post a new one. Either way seems fine to me.
 
12:08 PM
Thanks :) I commented suggesting they do one or the other of those things
 
If they decide to post a new question and you notice and you mention it (or if I notice it), I'll add my dupe vote.
 
I'll keep an eye on it
 
If nothing appears under "Linked" does that mean a question as nothing closed as a duplicate of it?
 
12:25 PM
I think so. All the duplicates should appear there
 
I had thought I had a great answer to post on I can't see the next button (ubuntu installation on vmware) -- do Try Ubuntu and increase the resolution before running Ubiquity -- but one of the OP's comments suggests they tried something like that, maybe. So I just commented instead to suggest we avoid duping other questions to this one. Should I still (remove my comment and) post my answer?
In case you are wondering why I think that would be a "great answer," it is because I can easily reproduce the (more common version of) the problem in VMware and show every step with screenshots. I haven't made the answer, though, and I'm somewhat reluctant to make it for that particular questions since the OP seems to have already tried that. The OP hasn't returned to the site for a while.
 
Since OP is long gone and their comment is pretty vague, I think we can somewhat ignore it and just add all possible relevant answers to make the post as useful as possible for this scenario, considering what others are likely to need when landing on this question. If there's an answer that covers what to do if you can't change the resolution, then that should be enough imho, and shouldn't stop us from adding answers that rely on that being possible IMHO...
 
This is a really excellent question which I am somewhat ashamed not to know the answer to:
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Q: Why do both /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/Xorg.1.log exist on my system?

pimAccording to the xorg.conf man page, the log file should be The default log file is /var/log/Xorg.n.log on most platforms, where n is the display number of the Xorg server. Since I only run one X instance, I expect the display number to be 0. But both files have been modified today, he /var/log...

 
same! I upvoted it
I can't wait to find out the answer
 
@Zanna I wonder if we have better question to post such an answer, though. (Or maybe they already have the great answer I've envisioned.)
 
12:36 PM
I thought of that too, but I'm not aware of one. We can try to look for it and if we find one add a "Related" comment to this one instead of adding answers
I was looking at that question last night too but I didn't know what to do with the new answer. Now I have a machine with more space and RAM I can actually try using virtualisation. It will be all new to me
 
I might just be that I don't know GNOME 3 very well, but one thing I noticed while testing Artful daily-lives--including with the official ones, not just with my customizations--in VMware is there seemed to be no way to change the screen resolution. Running xrandr from GNOME Terminal did it, though.
 
I guess the devs just didn't think it might be necessary
 
1:16 PM
Oh, I think you can set screen resolution in GNOME 3. I think I've even done it on other machines. My guess is that it's hidden if it looks like you can't, or something. I don't know.
 
 
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5:00 PM
whoa eliah i just noticed you have 10k useful flags
that's an insane amount
 
5:12 PM
That's probably a site record... I wonder if it's possible to write a query to find out...
I found a flags per user query but I can't understand what exactly it's finding - it's not total helpful flags per user for sure
 
5:32 PM
Your issue is related specifically to LibreOffice, doesn't have any relation to Ubuntu. I just showed to you some place where you should search for solution. — Redbob 6 hours ago
idk what to say. I'll try to reply later I guess
 

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