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Thunderbird ‘get mail’ shortcut disallowed

Running Thunderbird v60.9 on Bionic, the menu and documentation say F5 will ‘Get new messages for current account.’ But I get the ‘no go’ sign flashing up. I’ve got no immediate help from Mozilla forum. Anyone else seen this?

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another update issue

I just installed Ubuntu server, but can’t seems to be able to update lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial tried many thing but nothing seems to work sudo touch /etc/apt/sources.list sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list ~/ sudo apt-get install -f sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/* sudo […]

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I have installed the snap version of Deja-Dup. while doing backup it fails with an unknown error

Traceback (innermost last): File “/snap/deja-dup/234/bin/duplicity”, line 101, in with_tempdir(main) File “/snap/deja-dup/234/bin/duplicity”, line 87, in with_tempdir fn() File “/snap/deja-dup/234/lib/python3.6/site-packages/duplicity/dup_main.py”, line 1539, in main do_backup(action) File “/snap/deja-dup/234/lib/python3.6/site-packages/duplicity/dup_main.py”, line 1663, in do_backup full_backup(col_stats) File “/snap/deja-dup/234/lib/python3.6/site-packages/duplicity/dup_main.py”, line 569, in full_backup globals.backend) File “/snap/deja-dup/234/lib/python3.6/site-packages/duplicity/dup_main.py”, line 426, in write_multivol globals.volsize) File “/snap/deja-dup/234/lib/python3.6/site-packages/duplicity/gpg.py”, line 393, in GPGWriteFile data = block_iter.next().data File “/snap/deja-dup/234/lib/python3.6/site-packages/duplicity/diffdir.py”, […]

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Reinstall won’t work

I’ve been downloading the latest update for Ubuntu. After that, my screen would always freeze after the login. I could access the terminal but thats it. After a whole day trying to fix it (Result: black screen after login instead of freeze screen), I decided to reinstall ubuntu. Didn’t work cause it won’t find the […]

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Access to the new Volumes and changing myself to admin

I have a 1 TB HDD on my lenovo laptop which I manually configured for /boot, /var, /home, swap and root and was left with 876 GB which I divided into 2 volumes of 400+GB each – to use for my ‘Workspace’ and ‘Personal’ volumes. However, whenever I login, I am only able to access […]

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Why is Terminator sending double characters to terminals that aren’t selected in broadcast mode?

I’m installing 3 servers in parallel, and am using Terminator with a 3-way split pane to do so. Any time I go to the context menu in Terminator, and I use the broadcast feature to select “broadcast all”, my keypresses will be broadcast to the SSH sessions in all 3 panes, though in the 2 […]

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swap file full while memory is half empty

htop shows 1gb/2gb used memory and 512mb/512mb used swap. cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness shows 10 and cat /proc/swaps shows Filename Type Size Used /dev/null partition 524288 524288 grep VmSwap /proc/*/status | sort -n -r –key=2.1 | head -5 shows /proc/25760/status:VmSwap: 333976 kB /proc/2769/status:VmSwap: 149664 kB /proc/798/status:VmSwap: 17852 kB /proc/800/status:VmSwap: 16460 kB /proc/3725/status:VmSwap: 9648 kB What is taking […]

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Muffled / Tin Can Sound on Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7 Ubuntu 19.10

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and I just recently installed Ubuntu 19.10 to my Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7. Most things seem to work fine but I am having issues with audio. Out of the box, the audio quality is great but I am unable to change the volume level: it is either […]

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How to mount BlackArmor 220 NAS on Ubuntu 19.10?

I want to mount BlackArmor NAS 220 on my Ubuntu 19.10 to /media/BlackArmor I tried following the official instructions here: https://www.seagate.com/em/en/support/kb/how-to-mount-nfs-and-cifs-file-systems-on-linux-with-the-seagate-blackarmor-nas-209791en/ and it didn’t work. I also tried following some other instructions, and nothing worked. This is what I tried already: $ sudo mount -t cifs -o noperm //192.168.1.3/Public /media/BlackArmor/ mount: /media/BlackArmor: bad option; for […]

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Audio driver should be present in Linux kernel but device isn’t recognised

I’ve just upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 on my Asus E200H laptop. Based on what I’ve seen the audio device for this laptop should be supported in the mainline kernel that Ubuntu 19.10 uses. I’m getting no audio output, and in Ubuntu Sound Settings the output device is listed as Dummy Output, which would indicate that […]