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Coder. JS, Perl, Python, Basic
Books/movies: SF+F.
Dead: dell 9300
Dead: dell 1720 as of may 10th 2011.

Current system: Acer Aspire 7750G.
Works OOTB as of Ubuntu 12.04.


9h
comment Replace Windows XP with linux (preferably Ubuntu)
"I dont think Ubuntu is so much more user-friendly" Where is AskDebian?
11h
comment How do i download driver information for my Lexmark printer and Acer scanner?
see askubuntu.com/questions/91815/…
11h
comment Linux Red hat vs Ubuntu , Which is best OS?
This will be opionionated. You do NOT ask "what is the best OS" on a site dedicated to one of those OS's. If we'd believe it would be redhat we would have installed it would we not?
11h
comment server first time login
What did you -expect- to happen? A desktop? Then why did you install a -server-? On a server you install -server- related software. Apache, MySQL to name 2. If you want a desktop you install the desktop version (or since you have an install... install a desktop into this installation).
13h
comment Could not retrieve the required installation files what to do?
"01-25 18:35 ERROR CommonBackend: The md5 of the metalink does match". Mind though: WUBI does NOT work with Windows 8.1.
20h
comment How to complete free up space for NTFS after removing Ubuntu partition
This is not a problem related to Ubuntu but how to use partitions from Windows. So seems off topic to me.
22h
comment Gedit can't save files
Make sure the directory gedit wants to save a file is owned by you and not by root. You probably changed the default save location to something owned by root by using sudo or gksudo...
1d
comment Extract data from pdf form (or other Base format) to import to Libre Base database?
see help.libreoffice.org/Common/Working_with_Forms and wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOoAuthors_User_Manual/…
1d
comment Can i remove the pre-installed RAM Chip from E series Vaio “VPCEh25en” laptop
We are not a hardware site; questions need to be related to the Ubuntu operating system and related supported derivatives.
1d
comment wghy needs your passwoord multiple times
Not a qestion, just a rant. If you really want a virus ridden operating system due to insufficient protection go ahead and set your account up as an admin with not password but don't bother us with it please. ALL (well I sure hope so) of us will disagree with your method.
1d
comment Error message while using Sudo
Please use the search before asking: askubuntu.com/questions/465004/… And see the bug report in comments.
Jan
22
comment Screenshot tool with “copying into clipboard in jpeg format” function
this is what you want: askubuntu.com/questions/329696/…
Jan
22
comment Why won't `tail -f` follow my syslog when running live?
@waltinator it does not :) (and you can remove comments ;) )
Jan
22
comment extract files from filesystem.squashfs file
Basically you need to mount the file. Please read tldp.org/HOWTO/SquashFS-HOWTO/whatis.html and then unix.stackexchange.com/questions/80305/…
Jan
22
comment WD and Seagate says its External HDD is compatible with Windows and Mac, what about Linux
Hardware recommedations are off topic on askubuntu. The "Backup Plus" part is Windows software and can not be used with Linux. The HDD itself you can use.
Jan
21
comment Copy sub-directory from 1 directory to another
Use a wildcard that holds all the directories you need and excludes home. Possible examples: cp -a /path/from/??-??-??? /path/to/ or if you want to actually test on the digits: cp -a /path/from/[0-3][0-9]-[0-1][0-2]-[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9] /path/to/.
Jan
21
comment aptanaStudio3 installation not working
You start the executable from a command line . Start a terminal and for me(!) that would be ./opt/aptana/AptanaStudio3 (the dir. part after /opt/ is probably different for you)
Jan
21
comment aptanaStudio3 installation not working
You probably forgot to install java(?) Start it from command line and it'll show the error.
Jan
21
comment How to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04LTS?
Yes, it does. This works: askubuntu.com/a/423089/15811 I used it myself to check my own (now deleted) answer.
Jan
21
comment How to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04LTS?
askubuntu.com/questions/423083/… Please do not mix options from newer releases with older releases. I would advice to upgrade to 14.04.