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bio website introspection.net.au
location Japan
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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.


Dec
28
comment How to practice SSH with single Ubuntu system?
"Practice SSH" is a vague request. Do you mean practicing how to administrate an SSH server? You only need one Ubuntu PC for that - you can connect to it from any other computer with an SSH client (such as PuTTY for Windows). Do you mean practicing forwarding ports? Then you will want to use a remote server or run your own in a virtual machine.
Dec
28
comment Sudo does not recognize my password anymore
Are you the adminstrator for the remote server? It is possible that someone changed the PAM module sudo uses to authenticate its users, and that whatever that is set to is different to the system that passwd is using for authentication. You can use this when setting up different passwords for sudo and for shell login.
Dec
28
comment How can I play radio stream as my startup (login screen) sound?
You can probably do something using a pipe - have a program connect to the radio stream and output to a named pipe (instead of your audio device). Then connect to that named pipe with your audio player, or in this case, the start-up sound playing code.
Sep
10
comment Install 64-bit OS on an old PC?
What is the make/model of your older PC? The 64-bit versions run on anything that supports the x64 architecture (also known as x86-64 or amd64). The older IA-64 (Intel Itanium) is a different architecture and is not instruction-set compatible. As long as your PC has the right chipset, it'll work - 'newer' is a relative term.
Aug
27
comment Making Flash Drive as a boot option
You need to use your BIOS' boot menu to boot from the USB flash drive. If it is reaching the bootloader for the hard drive, it's already too late. Which key you press will depend on your system's chipset, but commonly F1, F2 or F12 (it should be displayed on the screen when you first start your computer). Alternatively load the BIOS settings screen and set your boot disk order to have USB devices first, if you can.
Aug
27
comment Was never asked to set a password, can't download software without one?
Have you tried setting a user password with the command ''passwd'' from the Terminal? Then you should be able to use the sudo command to install software.
Feb
28
comment Building Ubuntu server from source on very old hardware?
I recommend against compiling any kind of linux system on the old hardware - it will simply take too long. Far better to cross-compile for that architecture on a newer, more powerful machine and go from there.
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
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
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.