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Newly minted tech support wauzer at a leading VFX company


Feb
12
comment Complete Removal of Mediatomb
you might want to use the init script to shut down mediatomb. In addition /etc/ usually contains config files. Using which would be a better option to find it
Feb
12
comment How do I manually install linux backports
not really. Its just so you don't have to supply a complete path - any working directory you have permissions to use would work
Feb
12
comment Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and my USB mouse & Keyboard won't work
I've never seen a serial port keyboard ever on a PC. Keyboards went from 8 pin mini din to pc/2
Feb
12
comment Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and my USB mouse & Keyboard won't work
serial port or PS/2? Also, would you happen to have your keyboard/mouse on a USB 3.0 port? that causes trouble
Feb
12
comment What apps to sync movie subtitles easily are available for Ubuntu?
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. I notice that you have the same service that you've linked as your answer linked on your profile as well. If your main purpose on being on AU is to promote sync subtitles, you may want to read the faq, especially the part on self promotion.
Feb
11
comment Is there a way to stop KDE from overwriting my other WM settings?
if nothing else, maybe run it in a VM?
Feb
11
comment Is it possible to have two virtual consoles open in a single screen?
The man page really is the resource to use eventually wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tmux is a good start as would this blog.hawkhost.com/2010/06/28/tmux-the-terminal-multiplexer
Feb
10
comment Unable to reinstall ubuntu on Acer One Netbook (can't change boot sequence)
Wubi installs linux to a disk image - so, your windows install should be intact. You ought to be able to uninstall wubi from windows then reinstall
Feb
10
comment Is it possible to have two virtual consoles open in a single screen?
As I understand it, each pane in effect is a virtual console. I know of people who use this over ssh, or on a cli only install, but yes, I do believe it should work
Feb
9
comment wine problem with install
More information would be nice. I'm guessing this may have something to do with 32 vs 64 bit. It would help hugely to have essential information like version number/release of ubuntu and architecture in your question
Feb
9
comment How many users can be on my website (home ubuntu-server) at same time
There's no real way to tell. In most likelihood your home network connection will be the bottleneck
Feb
9
comment
I do guess however that thats a valid point. Maybe suggesting a minimum number of flags as a moderator candidate prerequisite may be an idea - since as things are that's not one of the criteria SE has set for moderators anywhere.
Feb
9
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Well, to me, thats part of it. As i've mentioned above, while I look for flags, there's less things here of the sort I tend to flag, and in many cases I favour comments over flags - flags are for exceptional cases where things need to be handled by mods, and I find there's relatively few of those. I'm familiar with the Theory of moderation and wouldn't stand if I didn't feel I had the overall experience to.
Feb
8
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Or the site has less of the sort of things I tend to flag. A good chunk of my flagging is spam, and Not an answers, both of which are less common here. I don't see my reputation and flag count as being a hinderance to being an effective moderator should I be elected. Whether or not others will see it that way, well, we'll need to see at the primaries.
Feb
8
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I've moderated in far worse places. As I see it, its a way I can give back to the community, even if my reputation here isn't that stellar. I've got good relations with the regulars on SU (where, as I've said, I intend to stand for mod elections as well), and the folk on servefault. I do not consider my lack of flags to be a major disadvantage. I do admit, there will be a short period of learning the AU ways of doing things but I believe in quality flags (I've had one rejected - an answer I felt was spam and was downvoted into oblivion) over quantity, even if some of the others have both.
Feb
6
comment No wireless / wired on 12.10
the output of ifconfig and the contents of /etc/networks/ may be helpful in working out the answer
Feb
6
comment How to lower the HDD temperature
Not true. I've found that cases do reduce temperatures - its simple physics. A naked drive can only lose heat due to natural convection and radiation. Cases pull air over the drives to cool them down.
Feb
5
comment How to Compile and install Virtual usb?
If you're trying to do USB over ethernet usbip.sourceforge.net is worth a shot.
Feb
5
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I'd note that I have a run as a SU mod candidate planned in future as well, so I really hope that I can manage! I personally believe responsible stewardship includes knowing when one is over my head. I'd try my best to keep up, working with my fellow mods to try to pull my weight. Otherwise, at some point, I would consider resigning as a mod - there's a precedent for this, and I'd rather have someone else do the job well than do it badly just for the sake of pride as I mentioned. I want to be a kickass mod. Part of that is putting the bigger picture first, and decideing when I am not one.
Feb
5
comment What web browsers are there for Ubuntu?
w3m is also great for when you need to feed web content into a script but can't be bothered to sort through tabs. w3m + grep = awesomely simple content scraping