Why my 20.04.1 offers me Pop!_OS 20.10 upgrade?

One day I logged into my system and it started offering me “Pop!_OS 20.10 is available.” popup. The system is “Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS” and was upgraded from 18.04 TLS release via standard Ubuntu upgrade.

Why am I getting this Pop distro upgrade? Is something wrong? I know that Pop distro is not Ubuntu and never have been. And I also can’t find any information about this strange upgrade. Is this some kind of a virus or what?

Upgrade screenshot
Ubuntu about page

2010 – Live streaming in SP2010

Is it possible to do a live streaming with unlimited participant can joined in SP2010 ? The idea is all employees can view the live stream simultaneously and if the employees have questions, they can directly ask during live stream. It is almost the same concept with other live stream application such as Zoom, Google meet etc.

If it is possible, how can I do this?

2010 – Javascript not working in IE but work works in Chrome

I had a long search and until I found a working script to use the logged in user id. Finally I have found the following Javascript code, put it in XSL to be used in an XMl viewer web part:

<script language="javascript" defer="true">

var currentUser;
function init(){
    this.clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
    this.oWeb = clientContext.get_web();
    currentUser = this.oWeb.get_currentUser();
    this.clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this,this.onQuerySucceeded), Function.createDelegate(this,this.onQueryFailed));

function onQuerySucceeded() {

function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {
    alert('Request failed. nError: ' + args.get_message() + 'nStackTrace: ' + args.get_stackTrace());


I call the function like this:

<A class="bluelink" href = "javascript:void(0)" onclick="javascript:window.location='{$mailtolink}' + '%0D%0Auserid: ' + currentUser.get_loginName() + '%0D%0Aurl: ' +  window.location; return false;">Request additional rights</A>

The mailtolink variable represents a valid mailto: link. The problem is, that in IE11 (also in IE8 compatibility mode), the mail body ends only with

userid: i:0

However in Chrome, I get all the details I need:

userid: i:0#.w|tdomaintestuser
url: https://myserver/testsite/default.aspx

I made the mail body shorter, to make sure it is not the lenght, but I got the same results.
Can someone give me a hint how to make the script work in IE?

20.10 – Unable to play most video files on ubuntu Groovy Gorilla

I updated my ubuntu recently, and ever since I’ve done that I’m no longer able to play most of my video files with the default purple video app of ubuntu. It’s so annoying that I constantly have to switsch to another application like SMPlayer and so on. I have no idea why this happens. Here is what I get shown when I click on a video to play:

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When I click on “Find in ubuntu software” I’m also shown nothing. I wonder why this should happen in a newer version of ubuntu since it was all fie with the previous, I’ve always stuck to the defaults!
I’d appreciate it if somebody could help me fix this or at least figure out why this is happening.

xubuntu – Ubuntu 20.10 boots to black screen on Asus laptop

My laptop doesn’t boot anymore in the normal boot mode. After GRUB, it reaches a black screen and responds to nothing (not even Ctrl+Alt+F1 for terminal access). It works fine in recovery mode.

Following some threads on StackExchange I tried to boot by editing the boot options and replacing quiet splash with nomodeset but that doesn’t change anything to the problem.

Any suggestions much appreciated!

XUbuntu 20.10 groovy

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 515 (rev 07)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 08)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:15.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 21)
00:15.1 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #1 (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SATA Controller (AHCI mode) (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation LPC/eSPI Controller (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 (rev 59)

In case this is relevant I run a dual boot with Windows. I’ve also already tried to reinstall Ubuntu. Strangely enough I think when I freshly installed it worked well for a few boots but then the problem came back (?).

20.10 – how to get in a variable the result of status=progress from dd command

I launch this in a shell

sudo dd if=$source of=$usb bs=4M conv=fdatasync status=progress 2>&1 | stdbuf -o1 tr 'r' 'n' | stdbuf -o1 cut -d' ' -f1 | sed 's/(a-z)*//g'

and the result is something like this





I need to store the result in a variable (for example bytes) because i use this variable in a script.

How to do that ?

Clock time indicator display on center top of screen sometimes shows outdated times for a few moments Ubuntu 20.10 due to graphics issue

This is a 20.10 regression that did not happen in 20.04. It is a graphics problem, not about setting the actual time.

Sometimes if I leave my computer idle, when I come back to it the clock is out of date.

Or sometimes it shows two digits superimposed one on top of the other. This strongly indicates that it is a graphics issue.

Then if I start messing with windows/clicking around it soon updates to the correct current result.

This can be very misleading, and lead to being late for an appointment.

Is there a bug report/fix on the way, and if not what’s the best place to report it?

Lenovo ThinkPad P51, NVIDIA Quadro M1200 GPU, NVIDIA driver version 460.32.03.

arm – installing anydesk armhf in 20.10 arm64 machine

am trying to install any desk:arm-hf in Ubuntu 20.10 arm64 machine.

because of cross platform i used dpkg for installation.

pi@pi-desktop:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg –force architecture -i anydesk_6.0.1-1_armhf.deb
Selecting previously unselected package anydesk:armhf.
(Reading database … 136205 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack anydesk_6.0.1-1_armhf.deb …
Warning: The unit file, source configuration file or drop-ins of anydesk.service changed on disk. Run ‘systemctl daemon-reload’ to reload units.
Unpacking anydesk:armhf (6.0.1) …
Setting up anydesk:armhf (6.0.1) …
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/anydesk.service → /etc/systemd/system/anydesk.service.
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) …
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu4) …
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) …
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) …

anydesk got installed.

but when i tried to open through terminal it shows an error

anydesk: error while loading shared libraries: libpolkit-gobject-1.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

so i tried to install libpolkit-gobject-1.so.0 using aptitiude

pi@pi-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install libpolkit-gobject-1.so.0
(sudo) password for pi:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package libpolkit-gobject-1.so.0
E: Couldn’t find any package by glob ‘libpolkit-gobject-1.so.0’
E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘libpolkit-gobject-1.so.0’

after refering some forum i tried this

pi@pi-desktop:~$ apt-file list libpolkit-gobject-1-0
libpolkit-gobject-1-0: /usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/libpolkit-gobject-1.so.0
libpolkit-gobject-1-0: /usr/lib/aarch64-linux-gnu/libpolkit-gobject-1.so.0.0.0
libpolkit-gobject-1-0: /usr/share/doc/libpolkit-gobject-1-0/changelog.Debian.gz
libpolkit-gobject-1-0: /usr/share/doc/libpolkit-gobject-1-0/copyright

still am getting same error.how to install libpolkit-gobject-1.so.0 or how to make anydesk to work