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I am a programmer and open source software enthusiast from West Tennessee. Before 2007, I knew very little about open source software. I tinkered around with freeware and shareware, but always on Windows. Since reading about Ubuntu Linux in a PCWorld article, I have learned how to use open source software such as The GIMP, Inkscape, and Blender; how to program in Python; and how to design websites with WordPress. I have become active in the Ubuntu community, answering questions on Ubuntu Forums, reporting bugs on Launchpad, and testing pre-release versions of Ubuntu.

I am a developer for Keryx, a free/open source software project intended to help Ubuntu users with slow or no Internet connection install software.


Dec
26
revised “The following packages have been kept back:” Why and how do I solve it?
Fixed some formatting issues.
Dec
23
accepted Binary will not execute after upgrade to 10.10
Dec
23
comment Binary will not execute after upgrade to 10.10
The 64-bit binary works, so this is the correct answer. Why the 32-bit binary stopped working, I don't know. I haven't found that package yet, but if I do I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks!
Dec
22
revised Shutter's --selection command line option is missing
Edited title to specify shutter as problem app.
Dec
22
answered Error out of disk, grub rescue
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Dec
2
comment Binary will not execute after upgrade to 10.10
Thanks for your answer! That seems likely enough to be the problem except that the same binary worked fine before I upgraded from 10.04 (and, of course, the architecture has not changed). Still, I will try a 64-bit binary and let you know how it goes.
Dec
2
answered Saving deb files from repositories to a custom location for installing offline
Dec
2
comment Binary will not execute after upgrade to 10.10
Thanks for your questions! I've updated the command line output to include your commands.
Dec
2
revised Binary will not execute after upgrade to 10.10
Added some requested command line output.
Dec
2
comment Binary will not execute after upgrade to 10.10
Yes, I've rebooted. My home directory is on its own partition, encrypted.
Dec
2
asked Binary will not execute after upgrade to 10.10
Dec
2
accepted How can I enable double-click execution from flash drives?
Nov
27
comment Where would I find a PPA for the newest version of GIMP?
I'm afraid not; sounds like something for a new question. Be sure to link to it here when you create it!
Nov
27
comment How can I map a character to a key combination?
Hey, Stefano, thanks for the answer! Since I'm using Lubuntu, I can't find the Keyboard Shortcuts utility. Can you find out what the command for that menu item is?
Oct
21
revised Contents of my ~/Desktop directory not actually displayed on the desktop
Clarified title and added relevant tags.
Oct
21
comment How do I find out which repository a package comes from?
It's difficult to see from that just what the problem is. You should open a new question so you can provide full details. If you do, leave a link in a comment. :-)
Oct
20
revised How do I find out which repository a package comes from?
Adding clarification concerning what version we're looking for the source of. Also cleaning up some formatting.
Oct
20
answered How do I find out which repository a package comes from?
Oct
20
asked How can I enable double-click execution from flash drives?