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bio website DanielRayJones.com
location Rockville, MD
age 32
visits member for 2 years, 1 month
seen Oct 30 at 3:39

I'm a web developer who works for a local radio station. I'm also a Linux and Android enthusiast.

Personally, I'm a father to a beautiful little girl who is the light of my life.


Jun
11
comment How do I free up disk space?
dpkg -l linux-* | awk '/^ii/{ print $2}' | grep -v -e `uname -r | cut -f1,2 -d"-"` | grep -e [0-9] | grep -E "(image|headers)" | xargs sudo apt-get -y purge would be a better way to purge unused kernels. It will get everything that's not the currently used kernel (so, it should be performed after a reboot). Source: tuxtweaks.com/2010/10/…
Feb
9
comment local wordpress installation, plugin installation and file permissions
You're right. It should be 775. I've edited my answer accordingly.
Feb
9
revised local wordpress installation, plugin installation and file permissions
edited body
Jan
20
awarded  Yearling
Apr
27
awarded  Commentator
Apr
27
revised Setting LightDM background from command-line without Unity
changed "Unity session" to gnome-session based on new information
Apr
27
comment Setting LightDM background from command-line without Unity
Yes, Unity does launch gnome-session. That probably is the issue. But if I try to add gnome-session to my fluxbox startup script, gnome-session will launch a bunch of extra stuff (like nautilus), that I don't want, or need. I also noticed that gnome-session launches the gnome-settings-daemon, which I hoped might be what makes this work, so I tried adding just that to ~/.fluxbox/startup, but it didn't work. So, is there some sort of fake gnome-session that will work, without launching all the extra stuff?
Apr
27
asked Setting LightDM background from command-line without Unity
Apr
27
comment Firefox “clone” for Ubuntu
@cipricus, yes if you install multiple versions of Firefox, they will all use the same folder, unless you do some trickery when you launch it. For example, you could launch it like this: HOME="$HOME/.firefox2" /path/to/other/firefox and that would probably (I haven't tested this, but have done a similar thing with Dropbox) use a folder under ~/.firefox2/.mozilla/firefox instead.
Apr
27
comment Firefox “clone” for Ubuntu
Gmail running in HTML only is likely Google's fault, rather than the browser. I'm guessing that Google doesn't recognize the User Agent, so falls back to HTML. If you were to install a User-Agent switcher, and switch to the default Firefox user-agent, it should work fine.
Jan
3
comment local wordpress installation, plugin installation and file permissions
Glad I could help.
Dec
12
comment I upgraded ubuntu to 12.10, and the internet does not work on vbox
I had this same problem, and this fixed it perfectly for me. In fact, it also fixed another problem I was having with Windows 3.11 displaying stretched when I increased the resolution.
Dec
12
comment Firefox “clone” for Ubuntu
I've never tried Swiftfox, but since it's just a differently-compiled firefox, I'm not surprised it runs the same profiles/etc. It's meant to be identical. Swiftweasel displaying basic html in Gmail is probably Google's fault for incorrectly identifying the browser, although, perhaps Swiftwesasel has an odd User-Agent. You didn't comment on Iceweasel or Icecat, though, which really are just rebranded versions of Firefox. Much more of a true Firefox clone than Flock ever was, since, as I recall, Flock couldn't even run every Firefox plugin.
Dec
12
comment local wordpress installation, plugin installation and file permissions
Yeah, it's better than doing chmod -R 777 wordpress which I've actually seen suggested, but I've seen better ways suggested, like only giving write permissions to wp-content. I was just never able to get the extra secure setups to work well for me. But yeah, I think I've struck a pretty decent balance.
Dec
12
answered local wordpress installation, plugin installation and file permissions
Dec
12
comment Firefox “clone” for Ubuntu
I'm confused as to what you're looking for, then. Iceweasel and Icecat are both almost exactly Firefox, without the Mozilla branding. Swiftfox is almost exactly Firefox, but with slightly different compile options. Swiftweasel is the same thing as Swiftfox. If those aren't clones, what makes Firefox-based Flock a clone? That's even more changed than the first four I mentioned.
Dec
12
awarded  Supporter
Dec
12
answered How do I run a script at start up?
Dec
12
answered Firefox “clone” for Ubuntu
Dec
11
awarded  Editor