daftykinsnuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure00:00
Nitini actually don't use windows much ....before i was using ubuntu and opensuse in virtualbox...from windows ....but now i want ubuntu00:00
directhexthe easiest, east thing to do, with a blank disk, is to install windows first - use "advanced" mode, and create a partition of the desired size. then the ubuntu installer will have a "use empty space" option where it'll just set up some partitions of recommended sizes in the remaining space00:01
Nitinso install ubuntu alongside windows will not affect windows ?00:03
directhexit's a long long time since i ran the installer without having complex partition requirements, but i think that's the point of it00:03
directhexeven if you installed windows to one big c: partition, the installer can shrink it to make free space for its own partitions00:04
Nitinand why do we have option of swap area while installing ubuntu?00:05
directhexswap is used for two things - to free up RAM (and keep the system going if you run out of RAM), and for hibernation mode when suspending the computer to disk00:05
Nitinso what would be the ideal size for swap area?00:06
directhexsame as RAM, plus a few meg for luck, is my formula00:06
Nitinok so i got 4gb ram..so keeping 5gb of swap area would be enough i guess?00:07
Nitini saw a video on youtube where the guy kept 512mb for /boot partition... what does that mean?00:08
daftykinsit's where the kernels are stored, that's a fine idea00:17
daftykinsa lot - but certainly no harm in it00:17
Nitinso keeping only 512mb for kernel is good enough?00:19
Nitinor shall i increase the size a bit more?00:19
daftykinsoh no 512MB is loads00:20
daftykinsi usually set 150.00:20
directhexdaftykins, protip: on UEFI, you need a much bigger /boot than 150 :|00:23
daftykinsthat's not even technically a /boot though? :D00:23
directhexwell, you can still have a /boot in edition to th efi system partiton00:23
Nitinso i'll make one partition for /boot = 512mb then one for swap area = 5gb and rest for / ....anything else i should do?00:23
directhexe.g. if you have disk encryption you need an unencrypted /boot00:24
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AlanBellmorning all09:31
brobostigongood morning everyone.10:05
ali1234what is the keyboard shortcut to switch workspace in unity?12:24
ali1234is it still ctrl-alt-arrowkeys?12:25
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AlanBellali1234: yes12:41
tripleclonesali1234: once you have enabled  workspaces13:05
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ali1234AlanBell: remember how compiz used to barf if the mouse polling rate was too high? any idea why that was or what fixed it?15:08
ali1234the xfce maintainer accepted my zoom patch in principle, just need to clean up some stuff15:11
AlanBellali1234: I found mouse polling to be stable, but compiz doesn't poll faster than the vblank interval anyway15:55
AlanBellthings get a lot smoother with the polling interval at less than 50hz15:55
bigcalmGood morning peeps :)16:34
bigcalmMy father is looking for me to replace his laptop's HDD with a SSD. Seems he wants a minimum 200GB drive. Anybody had experience of Samsung SSD?16:35
bigcalmHi MartijnVdS16:35
MartijnVdSMy Samsung SSD is fine16:36
MartijnVdSjust make sure you enable discard/trim16:36
MartijnVdSbigcalm: it's a mount option, makes it send "this bit of disk is now unused" to the disk16:36
MartijnVdSso it can use that bit for wear-leveling16:36
MartijnVdSkeeping everything working smoother for longer16:37
bigcalmThis will be used with Windows 716:37
bigcalmHopefully that feature is available16:37
Nitinguys i need help16:37
NitinProcessing triggers for gnome-menus ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Setting up nuvolaplayer-flashplugin (0.5-0fenryxo3~precise1) ... [INFO] Removing previously installed Flash plugin. [INFO] Downloading Flash from http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-flashplugin_11.2.202.310.orig.tar.gz --2013-11-16 22:04:04--  http://archive.canonical.com/pool/part16:39
Nitini am getting this error can anyone please help me?16:40
Nitindpkg: error processing nuvolaplayer-flashplugin (--configure):  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 8 Setting up nuvolaplayer (2.2.1-0.1~precise) ... Errors were encountered while processing:  nuvolaplayer-flashplugin E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)16:40
Nitinwhat do i need to do?16:41
DJonesUgh, just setting a new laptop windows 8 for father-in-law, its got to be most badly designed desktop environment ever, it makes the change from Gnome 2 to Unity look a simple change16:58
Nitinguys i need ur help...anyone?17:12
Nitini am getting below error... plz help17:13
Nitindpkg: error processing nuvolaplayer-flashplugin (--configure):  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 8 Setting up nuvolaplayer (2.2.1-0.1~precise) ... Errors were encountered while processing:  nuvolaplayer-flashplugin E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)17:13
SuperEngineerjust made some changes recommended here [ http://www.techdrivein.com/2013/03/4-simple-tweaks-to-improve-unity-performance-ubuntu.html ]... impressed!17:59
SuperEngineern.b. works for me - doesn't mean it'll work for all .... etc. etc. blah blah blah18:00
Myrttieven if some of you are in #ubuntu-offtopic, I have to crosspost this, it's way too funny to not show it18:12
Myrttifor your entertainment: http://zed0.co.uk/crossword/18:13
ali1234the thing about passwords on a site like adobe is that, yes, a lot of them are terrible19:10
ali1234but it is because nobody cares about adobe accounts19:10
ali1234it doesn't protect anything useful for 99% of the users and they only created an account because some feature required it19:11
GentileBenMyrtti, how are you getting along with the N5? I've found it has excellent standby battery performance.19:42
GentileBenNot...so great if you've got the screen on 100% brightness.19:42
MyrttiGentileBen: I never have mine on full brightness, well, none of my devices are19:42
MyrttiI had to turn the brightness on my new laptop as low as it would go because I just don't like bright screens19:43
GentileBenI bet you hate sun spotting too.19:43
GentileBenTo be fair, the N5's screen is ridiculously bright.19:44
GentileBenIndoors, it's actually too bright.19:44
GentileBenEg. the bright red on the call screen - it pierces the eyes.19:44
MyrttiI also have Twilight installed19:44
DJonesSheesh, Win 8 to Win 8.1 is a 3.1Gb download21:30
mungbeanthats a lot of gigglebytes for a half baked start menu21:46
GentileBenDJones, you don't seem to understand how this "updating" business works.23:16
GentileBenIf Microsoft was to include just the delta bits for every file changed by official or third party patches, the upgrade would be larger than 3.1GB.23:17
GentileBenIt's actually more efficient to just ship the standard 8.1 WIM to users - files of whatever version are replaced by the 8.1 RTM build.23:17

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