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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
30
comment How do I remap the IJKL keys to arrow keys when I hold Alt down?
Don't know. Was it version 0.90.4? If you post your question on our forum/list https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/autokey-users (preferably including a trace generated by running autokey-gtk -l from a console), maybe someone will be able to solve the problem.
Nov
28
comment Recoll won't start
If you did anything interesting with your repos, it would also be good to know which repo recoll came from. (apt-cache policy recoll).
Nov
28
comment Recoll won't start
It might be helpful if you included what version of Ubuntu and recoll are installed on your system.
Nov
28
comment How can I permanently change touchpad settings?
Sympathy: I've been fighting with my touchpads for years on and off. Where did you put your synclient statement? I put mine in KDE's Autostart folder so it gets set when the desktop starts. (gnome has an almost identical feature.) I think that works better than putting it in $HOME/.profile. If you put it in your init scripts somewhere, then something in the desktop could easily override it later. If you haven't used it yet, gsynaptics is handy for examining and fixing things during testing.
Nov
28
revised How do I remap the IJKL keys to arrow keys when I hold Alt down?
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Nov
28
answered How do I remap the IJKL keys to arrow keys when I hold Alt down?
Nov
14
comment Are there alternative payment methods for donations?
At least here in the USA, PayPal Accounts can be linked directly to a checking account - without the need for any "card". You do have to go through a few steps to verify the account and your ownership of it for security reasons.
Nov
14
answered Convey some message to all users
Nov
14
comment Home directory not being created
+1 for mentioning /etc/skel
Oct
30
comment What is the difference between `man` and `man (#)`?
@MMA It's not important, but I think 'sections' are more appropriate because they imply more separation than 'chapters'. For my personal use, I don't refer to section 3 because I almost never program in C. It's almost completely unrelated to section one (just from my point of view).
Oct
30
comment Using Ubuntu without any knowledge of Linux
Linux is pretty easy to use and definitely worth some effort. As long as you stick to the basics, you're unlikely to have any problems at all. When you start branching out by installing more optional packages, then it can become a bit more complicated, but help is available. The only things I commonly run into are proprietary Windows-only programs (like Dragon Naturally Speaking) that won't run (or won't run well) under wine (the Linux Windows emulator) and fancy hardware like the backlit keyboard on my notebook that, so far, only works in Windows.
Oct
30
comment Do “personal fstab” files exist for user accounts?
The answers below tell you how to get it mounted, but none of them (including mine) deal with the possibility that you may want only your user to be able to mount these partitions. If you want something like that then something further will be required. The difference with fstab is that it's a system file and only a superuser can modify it.
Oct
30
answered Do “personal fstab” files exist for user accounts?
Oct
20
comment Is there any way to set a greeting message in ubuntu?
If you go with a pop-up, also take a look at yad. It's a zenity replacement with many more features and great support.
Oct
20
comment Is there any way to set a greeting message in ubuntu?
The last argument that the fortune command takes is an optional file/directory name, so you can create and use your own collection of quotes. I don't remember the exact file format, but it's a very simple text file you can easily maintain using a text editor.
Oct
14
comment “quote” command in the shell
Just poking around, I found a utility called shell-quote which is similar to quote, but has some uses with things like ssh and for debugging bash scripts. Thought I'd include it here as a footnote. 'linux.die.net/man/1/shell-quote';
Oct
13
comment Amarok / Clementine alternative
This might also be useful for files shared by bittorrent. You could edit the tags to your liking and it wouldn't change the checksums. Now, I have to copy the files to another location and edit them there. The kicker would be knowing what to do with the database if the files are on a removable store that is not currently mounted.
Sep
27
comment Sed substitute through a sentence on multiple lines
Great sed reference book: Definitive Guide to sed Tutorial and Reference by Daniel A. Goldman ISBN: 978-1-939824-01-1 (EPUB version) 08148804441822
Sep
19
comment Project/work based desktop customization
Under KDE,they're called "activities". They are easy to setup. When I last tried them (a couple of years ago), they had issues, but it's likely that these are resolved by now. KDE can easily be used with ubuntu and several other distros (kubuntu, Mint, Arch, ...)
Sep
5
comment What does the takeover of Nokia mean for the Ubuntu SDK?
Totally cool. I didn't know that. Sometimes the non-free versions of things have more features, etc. I think Star Office was like that.