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bio website tinyurl.com/samsonblack
location Portland, OR
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Dec 10 at 1:35

I am a mathematician by trade. I love books of all kinds. I have a special reverence for trees and other growing things. I like typography, knitting, origami, making things with cardboard, x-acto, and tape, making and wearing costumes, flying kites, drawing, bicycling, climbing on urban structures, tumbling. I enjoy most things absurd.


Aug
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asked Why won't Vim source my .vimrc at startup?
Jul
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
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awarded  Notable Question
May
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May
28
comment 14.04 how to connect/mount galaxy s4
I also get error messages, whether I try to mount using MTP or PTP.
May
28
accepted Which hidden files and directories do I need?
May
27
asked Which hidden files and directories do I need?
May
1
accepted Can I use same external drive to backup and install new version?
May
1
asked Can I use same external drive to backup and install new version?
Feb
21
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Sep
19
accepted How can I change owner back to root?
Sep
19
comment How can I change owner back to root?
Thank you @Wolfer, @Yet\ Another\ User for the help. Everything seems to be back to normal.
Sep
19
comment How can I change owner back to root?
I changed the entire /usr directory tree back to root ownership, but sudo is still (!) throwing the same error.
Sep
19
comment How can I change owner back to root?
I've never booted into recovery. Presumably, I have to make a choice in grub, where I have a menu of possible kernels to boot with?
Sep
19
revised How can I change owner back to root?
included command that caused trouble
Sep
19
comment How can I change owner back to root?
I will edit the question to include the exact command, @searchfgold6789.
Sep
19
comment How can I change owner back to root?
Yes. That's what I tried right away. However, any invocation of sudo throws the error quoted above.
Sep
19
asked How can I change owner back to root?
May
25
awarded  Editor