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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)


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
Oct
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 Intel Ethernet & Wireless need drivers
If you only have access to binary driver modules, newer isn't necessarily better. You have to choose the one which matches your kernel. You may also want to take a look at the output of lsmod to see which relevant drivers are currently being loaded and also take a look at dmesg | less output to see what error messages you may be getting from those modules.
Oct
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 Intel Ethernet & Wireless need drivers
I am not familiar with your specific hardware, but usually, things work the other way around. You have a particular kernel and you load a driver module with something like insmod to get it to work initially. The trick is that driver modules are usually (always?) compiled with the header files for your exact kernel. So, usually, you download the driver, install the header files for your kernel, and then recompile/make the driver so it matches your kernel.
Oct
7
reviewed Reviewed cannot plot graph in gnuplot-x11
Oct
7
comment cannot plot graph in gnuplot-x11
This may be a valid answer (I don't know.), but it could use a bit more detail. How do you know that the nox version is installed? Will the plot command "just work" as is once nox is removed? Usually, uninstalling one package doesn't ensure that another version will automatically replace it unless removing/purging it leaves unmet dependencies.
Oct
7
awarded  Custodian
Oct
7
reviewed Reviewed How to fix graphics glitch with filezilla in unity
Oct
7
comment How to fix graphics glitch with filezilla in unity
To get help faster, you need to include as much detail as possible in your question. Here's a good start: Ubuntu version, graphics card model number, driver name and version, Filezilla version. You may want to take a look at catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html . It will serve you well.
Oct
7
awarded  Custodian
Oct
7
reviewed No Action Needed Problems watching pay-for-view streaming content
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
18
comment Desktop is empty after installation/first logon
No idea, but a first step would be to find the original checksum for the iso/image you downloaded or obtained and compare it to the checksum of the image image you have. If they're not the same, get another iso and start over. If they are the same, that's more complicated ...
Aug
29
comment What is the $BASH_COMMAND variable good for?
+1 confused the heck out of me, but it was fun to read!
Aug
29
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?
Separate /home is one of my soap boxes, but I still got burned recently when I installed saucy in another partition just for testing on an oneiric notebook and it messed up a bunch of configuration files in my shared /home that made oneiric very unhappy when I rebooted into it.
Aug
29
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of mounting various directories on separate partitions?
Although this is touched upon in these answers, keeping /home separate from / means that if you fill up /home, it doesn't take / with it and make your system fail. I take it one step further (on my notebook) and have a separate data partition, so if that fills up, it doesn't affect anything else.