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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.


Oct
31
answered auto-completion does not work for “sudo apt-get install”
Oct
31
answered Can I safely sync .config/ between computers?
Oct
31
answered Quantal analyzes the HD in any boot
Oct
29
awarded  Mortarboard
Oct
29
comment Set Idle Time in Ubuntu 12.04 Server
Unfortunately the checks done by the gnome powersaving tool do realy just refer to the input devices directly attached to the computer.
Oct
29
comment SSD and HDD have window 7 recovery partition. Can I delete one to make room for ubuntu?
Windows surely will boot fine without recovery partitions. Question is wether they will be able to be recovered on error. But that's your decision of course.
Oct
29
comment The installer says that there is not enough space on the disk
This is the Controller, not the Disk itself. I am running out of ideas. Switching the AHCI setting sounded sooo promising.
Oct
29
answered Is it really possible to run Linux applications within Windows using Wubi?
Oct
29
comment dircolors/ls not being displayed correctly under NTFS drive
are the the files maybe green because they are all recognized as executable, and the executable color is taking precedence over the coloring for filetypes?
Oct
29
comment Why is the Amazon and Ubuntu One Music webapp part of common? Can it be removed without removing all others?
so they are turning evil
Oct
29
comment How to 'chown' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition?
when you mount a filesystem, the permissions of the files on this filesystem have no relationship to the permissions of the block device from which the filesystem was mounted. Set permissions for a block device only to grant raw device access to a user, i.e. creating a file system (aka. formating the device) or partitioning a hard disk.
Oct
29
answered How to 'chown' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition?
Oct
29
comment How to 'chown' on an NTFS ( or FAT32 ) partition?
no! this will not affect the mounted file system, it's useless for the problem case. (although technically, yes, you would chown the partition)
Oct
29
comment Why is the Amazon and Ubuntu One Music webapp part of common? Can it be removed without removing all others?
try sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install somePackage- someOtherPackage+ ...
Oct
29
comment How do I add more than one command to /etc/rc.local?
whoops, my mistake, spell it @reboot ... small letters. Running man 5 crontab shows the documentation for this file format
Oct
29
comment How do I add more than one command to /etc/rc.local?
yes, you could put in into the crontab for root. Run sudo crontab -e and insert a line @REBOOT echo 3024 > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness. You have probably a timing problem in the form that the driver controlling display brightness is sometimes not yet loaded when the script comes up. You might or might not avoid this when using the crontab. The crontab can hold several lines, each user has its own crontab.
Oct
29
comment Locally stream media files
You can leave this running all time the CPU usage in idle is near zero, the memory usage probably very low. If you are in a network which is openly routed to the internet (your home network is normally not) you will want to configure some access control. See the lighttpd documentation for that.
Oct
29
answered Set Idle Time in Ubuntu 12.04 Server
Oct
29
comment How do I add more than one command to /etc/rc.local?
This should definitely work. My suspicion is, that the first command terminates with an error, although I cannot figure out why. Since the Parameter -e is given in the very first line of the file, the shell script would terminate after the very first error without executing any more commands.
Oct
29
comment Set Idle Time in Ubuntu 12.04 Server
You are not supposed to auto suspend a server. What do you want to achieve? The server will not provide any services while in suspend.