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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)


May
15
comment How can I create a wget GUI with multiple progress bars?
@Glutanimate - If you haven't already posted this on the yad list, it's a great example to add. I know I'm going to study it. I've been using yad for a couple of years and love it. The developer is very responsive and helpful too.
May
15
comment Piping with Moreutils ts
awk is particularly well suited for things like this. awk code is generally a lot less dense and much more readable than sed and you can throw in as many print statements as you want to view partial results while debugging. You can put a whole awk program into a here document to avoid using a separate file and if you put quotes around the here document terminator string, then bash will ignore all the embedded tokens it would normally try to interpret.
May
15
comment Piping with Moreutils ts
I'm sure there's a better way, but try tail -f /dev/ttyUSB0 instead of cat or echo. It will keep running. I didn't know how to test this on my system.
May
8
comment How can I fetch lyrics for all my music and store them within the files?
Amarok and Clementine have an option to edit the lyrics which are fetched. I haven't tried it, but it must store them somewhere local and then retrieve them for you. Doing this on a song by song basis would be really tedious, but it would probably work.
May
8
answered recording audio from a cassette player
May
8
comment Cannot change Wifi settings, stuck on WEP Security
You may have to go into network manager and delete the connections which use WEP. While you're connected via Ethernet (cable), go into your router's home page (usually with an IP address like 192.168.1.1, but it varies by brand) and make sure it is setup (under Wireless Connections) to use WPA with the password of your choice. Copy that password by selecting it and copying it into your clipboard. Disconnect the cable and try to connect wirelessly, paste the password in so no possibility of typos, etc. I have had problems like this a few times. I just keep trying and eventually it works.
May
8
comment Cannot change Wifi settings, stuck on WEP Security
What device (and model) is providing your wifi (your router or gateway)? I used to have this problem. When I got it to work, I went into the wifi manager and got the hex version of the password and used that on subsequent logins. For some reason, that worked. You may be able to get this from one of your other computers that can login.
May
6
answered Can I use xdotool as an auto-clicker?
Apr
3
comment Gave up waiting for root device
Does it boot correctly from a 12.04 live CD? That will verify most of your hardware and also act as a tool for fixing things later.
Mar
17
asked Will Dragon Naturally Speaking work in a Windows 7 VM running in Ubuntu?
Mar
3
asked How can I see a list of new packages for my system
Feb
26
comment no sound at all
Can you boot from a live CD and get sound - just to prove that the hardware is OK? Did it work before and what did you do since then that might have broken it?
Jan
17
comment How to download torrents from the command line?
Don't know, but you could try asking on on the Transmission forum. I have found them very responsive and helpful. The developers often answer directly. forum.transmissionbt.com
Jan
9
comment My swap partition resets to “unknown” at every boot
I've never used an encrypted partition (and /dev/mapper), so I may be way off here, but it would be interesting to see what's in /etc/fstab (cat /etc/fstab in a console and copy and paste it into a post here.) That's where the basic partitions of a system are defined (and where all partitions used to be defined.) Mine looks like this # swap was on /dev/sda8 during installation UUID=3d9fe1af-25fe-4d28-82c9-5c2b4d895b79 none swap sw 0 0
Jan
9
comment My swap partition resets to “unknown” at every boot
Basically, you boot from a system rescue CD/flash drive and run gparted or a similar tool. Find the swap partition (usually labelled "swap" on your system drive (usually /dev/sda). Tell it to delete the partition and let it do it (apply changes). Then add it back in using the same tool. (There are fancier ways to do it without rebooting, but I think this way is simpler.)
Dec
26
comment Running an existing installation of Windows 7 inside Ubuntu (12.04)
Take a look at vmware standalone converter. https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/infrastructure_operations_management‌​/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/5_5 It will suck your currently installed version of Windows into a vm which you can use with vmware player or convert to a VirtualBox vm. I have only had partial success with this so I'm not making it an answer. The problems were not with the software, but with my understanding of it.
Dec
18
answered How to make hotkeys ALT_L+X and ALT_R+Y different in KDE?
Dec
4
comment rm -I to prevent accidental rm
This has been beaten to death on other threads, but it's still worth mentioning. It's not a good idea to create aliases or scripts that modify the behavior of common commands. 1) If you get used to the new behaviour and then use another system, it will not work as you expect. 2) If anyone else ever uses your system (e.g. to help you solve a problem), then those commands will not work as they expect them to. It's fine to have aliases and custom scripts, that's what Linux is about. Just don't name them the same as preexisting commands.
Dec
4
answered Using The Workspaces Independently From One Another?
Dec
2
comment How do I remap the IJKL keys to arrow keys when I hold Alt down?
Again, you may want to post to our list. I have had a number of problems using AutoKey, but performance has never been one of them. I'm not sure what you mean by losing window focus, but if it's what I think it is, it may be a problem generic to desktop environments when any gui program uses another gui one to get things done. I have a problem that sounds similar with yad (zenity fork) pop-up dialogs issued from bash scripts.