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bio website introspection.net.au
location Japan
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seen Feb 23 at 16:17

Currently living in Japan, Aaron is interested in programming and IT. Aaron is comfortable using a number of different operating systems, and runs Debian testing on his netbook, Mac OS on a laptop and Windows 7 on his HT/gaming PC.

Aaron has had an interest in Free Software and GNU/Linux for a number of years, and has been running and administering various Linux and UNIX systems in both a personal and professional capacity for a number of years.


Feb
26
comment Use domain as an email?
You'll need another software package installed on your server - a mail server. I recommend postfix, which is a replacement for the ancient sendmail (but easier to configure). You'll also need to update the DNS server to include at least one MX (mail exchange), which tells other mail servers to contact your server when it wants to deliver email to it. It is also possible to use google's servers to handle your email by using this MX record to point to google's email servers, but you will have a lot more control if you run your own.
Feb
26
comment What is the difference between 'su -' , 'sudo bash' and 'sudo sh'?
It's worth noting that you can log in as the super user by running sudo su - without a root password. Because sudo runs the su - command with root permissions, you will only be prompted for the user's password. This has the advantage of setting up the root user's environment, which may not be done by simply running a shell with sudo.
Feb
26
comment Why am I asked for the “password for root” when upgrading packages?
Hamish, what is the result of typing gconftool -g /apps/gksu/sudo-mode into a terminal as the user you are trying to debug?
Feb
25
awarded  Commentator
Feb
25
comment Set 2 passwords for one user?
@SVarun I updated my answer with steps that work for me since you last commented. Could you check it and let me know if it works for you?
Feb
25
comment Creating a terminal command to extract tarballs
Hi, welcome to AskUbuntu.com. I like your answer better than the accepted one because I feel it is a little more elegant to use an alias for this than starting a separate shell, but could you rewrite your answer to make it a bit clearer for the asker?
Feb
25
revised Set 2 passwords for one user?
clarified security risks
Feb
25
comment Set 2 passwords for one user?
@SVarun Please let me know if the steps I outlined worked for you. They work fine for me here.
Feb
21
comment Error when install Mediafire express
Have you tried to install those packages listed as dependencies? What result do you get when you type sudo apt-get install libnet-ssleay-perl libcurl4-openssl-dev libcrypt-ssleay-perl curl libqt4-svg ? Also, what architecture are you running, 32 bit or 64 bit? What version of Ubuntu?
Feb
20
reviewed Excellent No acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
Feb
20
awarded  Custodian
Feb
20
reviewed Satisfactory PHP and MySQL not communicating
Feb
20
comment I've just installed ubuntu 12.10 and the wireless not working and terminal password ain't too
That really depends on what your wireless hardware is. I recommend searching google for "ubuntu <wireless make and model>" and see what has worked for others. By "installer" I mean the live-CD or USB stick you used to first install Ubuntu - if the wireless was not working in that, then it is not going to work after installation onto your computer's hard drive.
Feb
20
comment I've just installed ubuntu 12.10 and the wireless not working and terminal password ain't too
No worries. See my edit (should be lshw, not ishw). But it appears that it doesn't have your wireless device set up at all. Was it working in the installer?
Feb
20
comment I've just installed ubuntu 12.10 and the wireless not working and terminal password ain't too
Your terminal is likely working just fine. That error means it can't find the ishw command. I think this is a typo, and you actually want the lshw command (lowercase L, not I). What does sudo iwconfig report?
Feb
20
comment Set 2 passwords for one user?
I updated the answer - I have tested this method and it does what you want, if I have understood your question correctly. Please try it.
Feb
20
revised Set 2 passwords for one user?
Rewrote answer to provide detail about how to use the PAM module.
Feb
19
answered Set 2 passwords for one user?
Feb
19
revised Is $RUN a built in command to execute?
Expanded explanation of output stream redirection.
Feb
19
answered Is $RUN a built in command to execute?