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A software engineer, programmer, project manager, Gnu+Linux user, and a dad.


Jul
16
comment Left Mouse sometimes stops working after Sleep
If you install evtest you can do something like this sudo evtest /dev/input/by-id/usb-Logitech_USB_Laser_Mouse-event-mouse change for the name of your mouse. There are 2 entries for each device, you need the one with event in name. Tell us what you see, in both cases (good and bad).
Jun
16
comment Giving Ubuntu the same ID as Windows
That is proprietary software for you( You are not allowed to do that), and why I only run Free Software gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html. Though it is ok for us to tell you how if we know. Hope some one can help.
May
20
revised How to partition my hard drive for Ubuntu use?
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Apr
30
comment how to shutdown a linux machine, including the root password, in 1 line?
@AditSaxena, to answer your comment: because I just added a comment, it could lead to an answer, but is not an answer.
Mar
4
comment How to find and list all the symbolic links created for a particular file?
You need to search exhaustive, there is no count stored like there is for hard-links. See one of the answers using find.
Feb
7
comment Rename /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow for security reasons
I think it is possible to use a separate authentication server, to hold all the user passwords. The main server will contact the authentication server, when a user tries to log in. The authentication server is kept away from users (no direct internet access).
Jan
8
revised How to make bash stop tab autocompleting hidden directories
better title, and some paragraphs
Jan
8
suggested suggested edit on How to make bash stop tab autocompleting hidden directories
Nov
5
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
18
comment Can't remove GPT table from hard drive
According to wikipedia GPT stores another copy of its data at the other end of the disk, therefore do another dd with an offset to take-out, the last few blocks of the disk.
Aug
18
comment Can't remove GPT table from hard drive
Did the dd give an error? or do you mean it did not make the error go away?
Aug
18
answered Configuration tools for multiple monitors for X / Linux
Aug
11
comment Ubuntu needs Swap, Why not Windows?
+1 for answering the question!
Aug
6
comment nvidia driver stops working after kernel update
Steinar, your comment seems a bit random. Is it on the correct question?
Jun
6
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
6
revised Is there a better paravirtualization solution than Xen?
removed some bad language, and improved some punctuation.
Mar
6
suggested suggested edit on Is there a better paravirtualization solution than Xen?
Feb
27
revised Is there software that can fill PDF forms?
add english version of url
Feb
27
suggested suggested edit on Is there software that can fill PDF forms?
Jan
29
revised Disk cache is sometimes dropped/erased
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