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How to fix Xorg multi-touch issue with a finger resting on the clickpad? (Ubuntu 16.04)

By default Ubuntu 16.04 ships with a Xorg configuration which is using the Synaptics driver.

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How to activate a previously defined wireless connection through cli?

$ nmcli --ask conn up id wlan_ssid

How to set pulseaudio volume during login? (KDE/pulseaudio)

The default volume level is 100%. This method automatically lowers the volume to 30%.

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Skype for Linux beta doesn’t add the repository public key to apt on Ubuntu

Use the bolded apt-key command to add the GPG public key.

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How to watch a video from your computer on a Google Cast device? (Ubuntu Linux)

1) Install smplayer (http://www.smplayer.info/en/downloads)

To install SMPlayer, just run these commands in a terminal:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

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How to (almost) disable the framebuffer in Ubuntu?

Edit 20170920: You can disable the framebuffer by adding
nomodeset vga=0 but that disables for example your Intel graphics card.

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My samba configuration

Disable offloading for the network interface eth1:

# /sbin/ethtool -K eth1 tso off
# /sbin/ethtool -K eth1 gso off

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Change Adblock Plus key binding (ctrl+shift+v) in Firefox

Open about:config and edit extensions.adblockplus.sidebar_key

Can not use mate desktop with x2go on Ubuntu 16.04

Add the following to $HOME/.profile:

export GSETTINGS_SCHEMA_DIR=/usr/share/mate:/usr/local/share:/usr/share
export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/usr/share/mate:/usr/local/share:/usr/share

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