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Newly minted tech support wauzer at a leading VFX company


Feb
5
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N.N: good question. Admittedly in the one year and eight months I have been a member of AU, I've only had 142 days on the site - and my active period here was somewhat after I first signed up. I've been on most months except december, and haven't been active that long. If I had a platform, I would say that part of it was to endevour to do better, but really I want to have quality contributions over clocking in. If elected a mod, I would discharge my duties to the best of my abilities, and If i felt they were not good enough, consider passing the torch to the next candidate.
Feb
5
comment
How does your personal stance, and standard, form letter moderator nomination mesh with the ubuntu code of conduct?
Feb
4
comment Laptop cooling fan stops suddenly
do you have any fan management software installed? fancontrol maybe?
Jan
26
comment Something went wrong with driver update and now my screen is half the size
Thats fun, I guess something created an xorg file with the wrong size. Ubuntu has a blank one these days, so renaming the old one caused the autodetected settings to work. If you had control alt-backspace enabled, which ubuntu dosen't you could simply restart X with that combo rather than rebooting
Nov
4
comment multiple users same desktop
not really, it just means you're in the sudoers account and temporarily got your priviledges bumped up
Nov
4
comment multiple users same desktop
did you use sudo to copy over?
Nov
4
comment multiple users same desktop
Ubuntu dosen't have a root user
Oct
31
comment Firefox and IPvv6
My point, exactly
Oct
31
comment PDFs don't render correctly with Firefox and pdf.js
The second part is probably another question altogether. IMO
Oct
31
comment How to watch a video on every workspace?
I wonder if xephyr (which lets you do nested X) would work here.
Oct
31
comment How to install Diablo 2 Lord of Destruction?
I do believe the latest-lastest patch for it disables the disk check
Oct
10
comment What are the differences between sudo, su, visudo, chroot, and gksu?
almost confusingly, on ubuntu, visudo uses nano. I find an easy way to remember which is which is 'su' = switch user (to root - yes, you can use it to switch to other users too), 'sudo' = switch user to root and do, and chroot as 'change root'. Not entirely accurate but close enough to remember.
Sep
29
comment How to find out who is using the physical console?
the TTY and 'what' might work here, you'd just need to extract the necessay bits.
Jul
5
comment I need to install my sql server 5.1 where there is no internet connection
Why are you using rpm packages in ubuntu? Or Tar? Where did you get the tar file from? If its a source package you'd need to compile it
Jul
3
comment Heavy HD activity on memory issue
lighter window manager - say openbox or lxde. I'm really starting to think the hard drive is reacting badly to loads tho. I'll need to try this on one of my ubuntu systems as a comparison.
Jun
26
comment How do I install remastersys?
remastersys was never official, but it generally worked pretty well. So, i suppose it was 'never supported' by ubuntu. It does still seem to work and the dev seems to want to sort out people who think its dead. Inaccurate as such, but i'll let it pass cause i've learnt of a new tool ;p
Jun
26
comment Why do I get a 403 error when accessing my apache server?
Lets look at the bigger picture here - is he running static sites? He is running a php script, and that would indicate, no, he is running dynamic content through a PHP script. How do PHP scripts run? They need to be executed. What user executes files from PHP? I'm guessing www-data. The top voted answer to the question i referenced agree. You don't. citation needed xkcd.com/285 .
Jun
26
comment Why do I get a 403 error when accessing my apache server?
I covered that and better permissions settings in my answer - the executable bit is for scripts to run - which as i recall, are run by www-data. 755 is what many scripts recommend, and came to mind. "the exact permissions level would depend on your setup" is a VERY important point here.
Jun
26
comment How do I remotely connect to a windows XP virtual machine
Just to add, in general, you need a wired connection to the router for bridged mose.
Jun
24
comment Blank screen after choosing Ubuntu at boot option
can you try switching around virtual terminals - try ctrl alt F1, ctrl alt f2 and so on till you get something on screen?