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bio website smithamax.com
location Melbourne, Australia
age 25
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Jan
17
comment How do I use gpg-agent as with ssh-agent+ssh-add?
have you checked out gpg-connect-agent?
Jan
12
comment Cannot establish ssh connection to computer on local network
on the machine you're trying to connect to do a sudo service ssh restart and see what the output is.
Dec
1
comment Recommendation for a non-programmer's guide to self-teaching Python
I'd recommend learning with python 2. Python 3 is great, however most documentation is for 2.x
Sep
28
comment Laptop seems to be overheating since installing Ubuntu
My problem was solved when my card got driver support in the ubuntu repo. I wasn't booting my laptop into ubuntu very often so i didn't worry me. I'd go onto your card manufactures website though and see if they have a more up to date linux driver.
Aug
22
comment SSH Daemon readiness problem
if transmission is seeding it may just be a congested network problem.
Jul
27
comment passwordless ssh not working
Yeah I figured, added a few other suggestions you may have overlooked. That output is really useless though isn't it, nothing about why rsa wasn't accepted.
Jul
20
comment Laptop seems to be overheating since installing Ubuntu
The heat may be coming from your video card, I've had the problem where my video card did not have supported drivers and was therefore running flat out 100% of the time.
Jul
20
comment How do I create a customized CD that doesn't display any installation screens?
I'd have a look into this geekconnection.org/remastersys I haven't used it myself but I've hear positive things.
Jul
19
comment Alternative to grub
LILO is the other loader that gets a bit of attention. You could look into that.
Jul
18
comment What's a good way to reinstall (from the command line)?
Upgrading is simply installing new packages, and bumping the version on old ones. Backing up is fairly simple, make a copy of your home folder, including its hidden folders and you have most of your configs. Other things you may want to back up are config files for system services like ssh or samba if your using anything like that. And finally if you've configured system configs like fstab back them up as reference when you reconfigure them.
Jul
18
comment What's a good way to reinstall (from the command line)?
You cant reinstall the operating system from the command line, the command line is a key component of the OS, you could clean the OS to nearly the same state as a fresh install but it really isn't the same thing.
Jul
18
comment What are ssh keys and how to handle them?
In most cases its not necessary to create one for each site. If you loose your laptop your going to loose all those private keys so it doesn't really matter if its 1 or 10. The important thing is to remember what sites have your public key so you can remove it from them. Also its important to note that the public key doesn't need to be secure at all, if your friend bob knows it the worst thing he can do is grant you access to accounts on servers he controls.
Jul
18
comment How to open magnet links from firefox with deluge
the other thing to check is in firefox's preferences under applications, if there is already an entry for magnet.
Jul
18
comment How to open magnet links from firefox with deluge
Strange, worked for me. I've added the steps for changing gnome's default url handling, dont think firefox takes any notice of it but its worth a try.
Jul
17
comment How to remotely control Banshee via SSH?
thanks for putting me on the right track, just need a way to get the dbus adress from the ssh connection and I should be sweet.