Question Category: Desktop

Dell E/Port, 130W Simple Port Replicator for Latitude E-Family not working with Ubuntu 16.04

I have the E/Port, 130W Simple Port Replicator for Latitude E-Family. It is a docking station for my Dell Latitude e6430. It worked fine when I used the Linux Lite 2.x series, based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am now trying it for the first time with Linux Lite 3.4 64 bit, based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It...
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What is the best Linux operating system suggested for desktop activities like browsing, movies, internet etc?

What is the best operating system on Linux platform suggested for desktop activities like browsing, movies, internet etc?
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Run Ubuntu in Wmware and svchost.exe (netsvcs)" uses all CPU resource

Yesterday, I turned on my computer and launch Wmware to run Ubuntu. I noticed that my computer was ran slower than other days. When I open Task Manager, I found that there are a lot of svchost.exe processes and one of them is hogging my CPU resource, around 50%. What should I do to get rid of this...
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What to do when updating and this happens???

W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 1397BC53640DB551 W: There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 1397BC53640DB551 E: Could not open file /var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed...
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removing Gnome from a VM.

Hi, I have discovered that a production environment (running Ubuntu 64) has Gnome installed on it but I don't use this and simply traverse using the command line (bash). Can I uninstall or stop gnome running without causing any damage.
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Make a Bash script to check if a directory exists, if not create it, change permissions and incorporate a while loop

I'm working on a script that does the following: Use the while command to stay in the loop until the user supplies the value to exit. The name of the script should be: test2while.sh Do the following: 1. Use the echo command to write out “Enter directory name. To end type q:” 2. Use the read...
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Linux server OS?

Hi, I'm a complete newbie to Linux, and hope to learn as I progess I am building a computer, for the sole purpose of analysing and optimising data. This computer will not be used as a server or networking. Truly I'm out of my depth and need advice, as to which Linux OS, I choose. Computer...
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Dual boot two Linux distros

I'd like to run Ubunto 16 and Kali on my machine. I've already installed Ubuntu on the 750GB hard drive with an encrypted home folder. I tried running Kali in Virtualbox and that is a disaster and unusable. I tried to run the Kali installation to have it dual boot with Ubuntu but at the...
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