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Jul
20
comment How to get the MD5 hash of a string directly in the terminal?
Giving both @messier and @enzotib a vote; both fall in my prized "elegant simplicity" category. I'd be apt to use the <<<" pipe in a script; echo string wins for the commandline. Well done.
Jun
30
comment command-t vim “Could not load C extension”
Did you get it working, Pete? Just wandered thru this field myself -- you're probably missing the ruby-dev package on your system. Shout if you're still stuck; I'll walk you thru it.
Jun
29
comment What is Ubuntu's Definition of a “Registered Application”?
Peter: Yes, I think you hit the nail... and on reflection correcting my thinking is the answer. I'm using the system on a laptop -- a laptop only I use, login to, etc. And of course, UNIX is a multi-user OS, and defines program installation as such. The icon thing is trivial and I believe a quirk. I found a separate icon file in my sublime-text postinst checks as you suggested, so I can now point the alternate install (within my $HOME) to a specific file rather than let it 'auto-magically' seek from the executable. I'm marking this closed/solved as I believe I have what I need now.
Jun
28
comment What is Ubuntu's Definition of a “Registered Application”?
@DoR: my sublime*.desktop is under /.local/share/applications. The most notable place I can remember the "registered app" message was when trying to wedge a compiled-from-source version of vim into the update-alternatives list so it would come up instead of the 'default' install. Helpful? Guess what I'm looking for is the mechanism that provides Ubuntu with knowledge of where to find (for example) the correct icon for app A -- as it does with *.desktop files under /usr/share/applications/.
May
8
comment How to install Gloobus Preview in Natty?
Sorry for the above mess -- my mind knows markdown; my fingers are having trouble follow suit. For clarity amongst the above garble: A fix has been committed last night. See above. You can now remove (aptitude purge libpopler7) the "old" libpoppler7 installed as the above hack; no longer required. ammonkey updated gloobus for libpoppler14, which is installed by default on natty. Best, /tom
May
7
comment Clutterflow not working on Nautilus Elementary
1. install libpoppler7 if not already installed; it won't muck up your existing libpopper12? install. 2. aptitude purge gloobus-preview 3. reinstall aptitude install gloobus-preview 4. let it fail; when it does, note the last line that refs where the failed file is located /var/lib/something/or/another 5. Open the failed *postinstall file in vi and comment out the section that refs libpixbuf or pixbuf (sorry, doing this from memory). It the only section "open". Comment it all out. 6. run aptitude install -f 7. it should install without incident Might help your clutter ;-)
May
7
comment Clutterflow not working on Nautilus Elementary
Opps. Sorry, hit <enter> by mistook...
May
7
comment Clutterflow not working on Nautilus Elementary
Believe clutter-flow and gloobus-preview are separate entities. Don't know if it will help but I can tell you how to get GP installed:
May
7
comment Clutterflow not working on Nautilus Elementary
Could you expand on what you've done. EG, what ppa did you install elementary from? Any issues? Video card? Platform? (laptop? desktop?) Did you install gloobus-preview as well? The more you can provide, the better for someone to zoom in on your issue. I did a clean Natty install the day after release, installed elementary (with a hack to install gloobus-preview), and everything works as advertised here.
Apr
23
comment Runs ok in 10.10, screen flickers continuously like neon light in 11.04
OK, good. Got some background now. We need to get the neon-flash stuff out of the way :-) Reboot, hold down the <shift> key after bios message clears. Choose the command shell option. Login (hardwire laptop if you have no connectivity), and install aptitude (easier syntax to work with): sudo apt-get install aptitude. Now do $ aptitude search nvidia. Tell us what has an "i" beside it.
Apr
23
comment Runs ok in 10.10, screen flickers continuously like neon light in 11.04
Sorry, typo on step 4: Type and enter >> Type <ctrl>+<F2> and enter...