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Long time Linux user (currently kubuntu). Use Windows 98, and 7 when I have to. Programmed in many languages, currently using bash and awk for most things. Learning Python.

Have one project on sourceforge:

Duplex printing emulator for non-duplex printers (Linux)


Nov
12
comment How to block specific apps from opening in specific accounts
I don't know enough to actually do it, but maybe you could setup all the critical applications to be accessible only by a group. Then, you could add advanced users to that group for full access. For the restricted users, you could use sudo (not to root) along with appropriate entries in sudoers to give them password protected access to the other commands on a case by case basis.
Nov
5
awarded  Yearling
Nov
3
comment Printing footers using enscript
Thanks for the great information. It wasn't clear to me that your solution works without the patch. I use .enscriptrc. I didn't notice that .enscript is also available for the use you suggest. The enscript man page lists all those variables, but I didn't make the connection that you had to use them in custom header files.
Nov
3
comment Printing footers using enscript
+1 for finding a report that old! I guess enscript isn't used much any more or someone would have fixed something as basic as this. I'll study the report and your code a bit before accepting your answer. Unfortunately, my script is part of a project, so I won't be able to ask other users to implement a patch like this as well.
Nov
2
asked Printing footers using enscript
Oct
30
answered Automatically create links symbolic links between directories, creating one uber directory
Oct
30
comment Headphone hiss after upgrade to 14.10
Do you get the hiss on the notebook speakers or just on the headphones? It won't solve anything, but installing alsamixer and running it from the command line will allow you to look at and change all your audio levels which may help to isolate where the noise is coming from.
Oct
30
answered Can I recover a deleted file?
Oct
23
comment Revert system fie premissions
Just to point out the obvious: That's what backups are for. ;)
Oct
23
revised Create custom keyboard shortcut to send Super+2
added content and corrections
Oct
23
answered Create custom keyboard shortcut to send Super+2
Oct
8
comment How do I customize the GRUB 2 menu?
@sbergeron I had some trouble with background images and fonts in the past. It turns out that some images just don't work - I don't know why. I asked the developer about it. Also, some fonts don't have the horizontal and vertical bar characters that grub uses for the border. If you experiment a bit, you'll probably find images and fonts which work. The images and fonts all look fine in the grub-customizer preview pane, but not when grub actually runs.
Oct
8
comment How do I customize the GRUB 2 menu?
@rubo77 You might want to purge it and then reinstall it. Sometimes that will clean things up. I've been happily using Grub Customizer for years and the only problems I have ever had were a glitch in Ubuntu 12.04 which the developer helped me get past and a problem where a newer distro in another partition changed the grub file formats so grub customizer wouldn't work from within the old distro. No crashes.
Oct
8
comment What is the Command Line Equivalent of “Safely Remove Drive”?
@Rmano I have seen the flashing on a supposedly dismounted flash drive (usually done through a gui under KDE) many times. I try to wait it out before unplugging it. This does look (to my untrained eye) like something is not quite right. It would be even worse with a flash drive with no activity indicator light.
Oct
7
comment Permanently have a CLI/Terminal in one Workspace?
You can definitely set things up to have a terminal open where you want it every time you log in. I do it in KDE and I have seen how to do it in Gnome. I don't do Unity, so I can't tell you exactly how it works there. AFAIK, there isn't really anything like a terminal which can't be closed. It depends on what you want to use it for. Check out the screen program. It can hold onto multiple local and remote sessions even when you close the application and open it later.
Oct
7
reviewed Reviewed Permanently have a CLI/Terminal in one Workspace?
Oct
7
comment Permanently have a CLI/Terminal in one Workspace?
Usually a logout should be enough. It's a desktop session which is part of user land. Answers are more helpful when they include more detail. I don't do Unity, so I don't know the exact details myself.
Oct
7
reviewed Reviewed trying to get MagicQ to work on 12.04
Oct
7
comment trying to get MagicQ to work on 12.04
Remember, you're frustrated with your application, not with us, so try to keep it civil. Looks like a great tool! When you add a new program like this, you don't always get all the dependencies it needs automatically. The error message indicates that you are missing the libavcodec.so.55 library. I took a look in my package manager and found libavcodec55 (installed) and libavcodec-extra55 (not installed). See if you have the first one installed. If not, install it and see if it gets you any further. Don't mess with the "extra" version unless you have to. Installing it may break other things.
Oct
7
reviewed Reviewed Ubuntu 12.04 Intel Ethernet & Wireless need drivers