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I am a curious person who always likes to learn more. I like solving puzzles and I like working with computers. Which means I enjoy some of the more complex questions on this site, as well as the answers which go into details and explain all facets.


Mar
28
comment Need help for locking down linux desktop
There is no way to delete system stuff in Ubuntu as a user. That means the OS should stay up and stable, no matter what your user attempts. Then again, the same is true for XP. Non-admin users should not be able to corrupt XP on an NTFS partition either. (if you give them admin or use FAT which supports no rights then that is a different case).
Mar
28
reviewed Reviewed How to create partition without formatting drive?
Mar
28
reviewed Reviewed Ubuntu 12.04 gets stuck sometimes
Mar
28
comment Ubuntu 12.04 gets stuck sometimes
What happens when the laptop 'gets stuck' ? No action at all? Thrashing drives? It it possible to log in remotely? (e.g. has only the X client crashed), ...
Mar
28
revised Ubuntu 12.04 gets stuck sometimes
Removed the thanks. Fixed bits to bytes (8Gb is 8 gigabit, or 1 GB. I am pretty sure you meant 8 gigaByte).
Mar
28
suggested suggested edit on Ubuntu 12.04 gets stuck sometimes
Mar
28
reviewed No Action Needed Ubuntu suspended - external harddrive no longer powers?
Mar
28
reviewed Reviewed Why can't I resume my Compaq 615 machine?
Mar
28
comment Why can't I resume my Compaq 615 machine?
Does switching to a different (text) console help? Can you still log in remotely? (E.g. use SSH to connect to your machine and then reset the display).
Mar
28
revised what does mean // directory?
Added a link
Mar
28
comment what does mean // directory?
Maybe this comment from unix.stackexchange is the answer: I believe that Windows POSIX compat APIs will also treat //remote/... the same as the UNC path \\remote\... format. – Stephen P Jan 20 '11 at 0:39
Mar
28
comment what does mean // directory?
I just manually set my PS1 and I can not reproduce it with two slashes. Weird. Not with 1, 3 or 4. Only with 2. I am at a loss to explain this.
Mar
28
comment what does mean // directory?
I got the \u@\h:\w (<b>u</b>ser at <b>h</b>ost, <b>w</b>orking dir) in Ubuntu 12.10 but I fail to reproduce the problem.
Mar
28
answered what does mean // directory?
Mar
28
comment how to get the correct partition to boot
No need to reinstall. If you get logged in then you can either start a shell (or a xterm) and type /sbin/fdisk on the prompt. Or go to a text console (usually Control-ALT-F1/F2...F6. Log in there and type it. Ir run it from a liveOS CD. Or even boot windows (from the windows DVD and use F10 to get a command prompt and use diskpart (select disk 1,select partition 6, active).
Mar
28
comment Can't login to my user account
askubuntu.com/questions/132965/…
Mar
28
comment Can't login to my user account
What happens if you boot in single user mode? (Either add 1 or single to the parameters when in GRUB).
Mar
28
answered how to get the correct partition to boot
Mar
28
answered How do I remotely reboot my computer if I have an encrypted HDD
Mar
28
comment any idea what type of error this is - Machine check / Kernel Panic
Re PSU: Does the problem occur when the system is powered only by the battery ? (Not that 20v to 19v is that huge. Or rather 20-ish volt to 19-ish volt. Usually a replacement works as long the the new PSU can supply at least the same amperage as the old one and it the voltage is close enough. 100% precise matches are not needed).