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I am a freelance computer programmer and system administrator hanging out in several Linux User Groups in and near Berlin, mostly LinuxWorks! and Nerd-Cafe. My jobs involve working for the Free Software Foundation Europe and for several places involved with the education of children.

On the side I have been involved in short movie projects and I am coauthoring a german language video podcast about GNU/Linux and Free Software. Watch the podcast on http://gnufunzt.de.

On stackexchange I have been most active on askubuntu.com, though I am really a Debian user and a stick-in-the-mud proponent of old-school Unix philosphy.

I started programming at a rather young age, and I am a strong advocate for Free Software.


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comment Can't access local network when connect to pppoe
Well, gertvdijk is of course right, the output of route -n would be helpful and we do not have a whole lot of information here. Now it is 5 days later, would you really consider posting the output?
Oct
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revised Difference between linux subdirectories
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Oct
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answered Difference between linux subdirectories
Oct
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answered Can I found out that somebody killed my process?
Oct
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answered How to give rights to windows user for linux created folder?
Oct
20
revised “sudo update-grub” doesn't work
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Oct
20
comment “sudo update-grub” doesn't work
The formating in the first lines of the file seems pretty messed up. There must not be more than one option per line. The error message does not reflect this though and there might be something else wrong in addition.
Oct
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suggested suggested edit on “sudo update-grub” doesn't work
Oct
20
comment Should I use a separate 'admin' user as my “root sudo” or grant sudo to my 'app' user?
If you are using Ubuntu the root user is already "nullified" - or unable to log in. Basically its password field is simply locked. You can do the same in any other GNU/Linux distribution, though there might be some situations where some service, i.e. cups insists you provide the password for a root user (which is bad if this password is unusable). Should you run into those situations you can always reactivate a root password temporarily. See man 1 passwd and man 5 passwd for some hints on best practice.
Oct
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answered Should I use a separate 'admin' user as my “root sudo” or grant sudo to my 'app' user?
Oct
20
revised Can't access local network when connect to pppoe
reeread the question, noticed router model is tplink
Oct
20
revised How do I perform an installation with RAID1 HDDs and two SSDs?
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Oct
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answered How do I perform an installation with RAID1 HDDs and two SSDs?
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answered Can't access local network when connect to pppoe
Oct
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comment why Ubuntu command prompt is not prompting after executing the mail command?
Odd..., after rereading the man page, maybe use a plain echo to make sure the input ends with a newline, before stdin for the mail program is closed: (cat body.txt; uuencode text.txt; echo) |mail -s "hai" "abc@gmail.com"
Oct
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answered How to remove Ubuntu to install Windows 7