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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)


Aug
9
revised 12.04 install partition tool doesnt have ntfs available
improved and formatted
Aug
9
answered 12.04 install partition tool doesnt have ntfs available
Aug
9
comment Do I really need the “Source Code” in my repository list?
You will only need source repositories if you want to install software that needs to be compiled. Applications like this are usually in tarballs (app-name.tar.gz). Once in awhile, just part of an application needs to be compiled - usually something related to drivers or modules. Unless you want the very latest version of some software that hasn't been packaged or released for your system yet or an uncommon application, you probably won't run into this.
Jul
18
comment How are packages actually installed via apt-get install?
I stand corrected about the running faster part.
Jul
18
comment How are packages actually installed via apt-get install?
One other usually small advantage of compiling packages yourself is that they will be compiled with more knowledge of your exact hardware and may run faster. If you go this route, consider using checkinstall. asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall It keeps track of what was installed and helps to cleanly remove it later if necessary.
Jul
18
comment How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns?
Is there any way you could incorporate a UPS or battery backup into your devices? Even a relatively small one would give Linux enough time to shut things down gracefully. Ideally, you'd want to tell your applications first (as soon as the UPS kicks in) so they could shut down before Linux forces them to do so in very little time.
Jul
18
answered How to send to print (many) selected files in a directory instead of one by one?
Jul
18
comment 12.04 Constant freezing after screen lock?
2) Next, look at Profile Assignments (on same screen) and determine under which scenario(s) (plugged in/not plugged in, battery high/low) the problem occurs and note what power profile that scenario uses. Switch to the Power Profiles tab (on left) and select the appropriate profile. That will display all it's user settable parameters. Remember the settings because you'll probably want to revert to them later. Set things to do as little as possible, but with short delays to make testing go faster and see if it has any effect. Make sure you don't go too far and crash a database writing, etc
Jul
18
comment 12.04 Constant freezing after screen lock?
I use kubuntu, so the exact menus will be different, but: 1) Go into System Settings->Power Management->Global Settings and see if Lock Screen on Resume is checked (probably isn't). If it is, turn it off and see if it makes a difference.
Jul
12
comment knetworkmanager not starting at all
When you run it, does anything get written to syslog? Type dmesg and look at the end of it. Does anything show up as running - ps -ef | grep '[N]et' ?
Jul
9
comment Centrino Wireless-N 1000 takes forever to connect and keeps asking for password
You might want to try posting on linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-netbook-25 assuming your computer is a notebook.
Jul
4
comment Xubuntu: how do I automatically mount external NTFS drive with writes allowed?
In kubuntu, it's in system settings->hardware->removable devices. You can set what to do when connected on boot as well as when plugged in later. Maybe this will point you in the right direction for xubuntu.
Jul
4
comment What has 'rm -r ~' done to my home directory?
@izx there have been very long discussions about using an alias such as rm='rm -i' which does what you suggest. The upshot is that it gets you used to being safe and when you go somewhere else where that's not defined, it's not pretty. Same goes for redefining anything that's already there. It also produces unexpected behavior when someone else (possibly helping you) uses your system.
Jul
4
comment What has 'rm -r ~' done to my home directory?
When trying something doggy like this, it doesn't hurt to use rm -i the first time. It will ask you about each file which is tedious, but safe.
Jul
4
comment Why is swap being used even though I have plenty of free RAM?
+1 for detailed explanation. I also like to keep 2GiB swap on my computers. If something goes bad - memory leaks, etc., then you can see swap going up and look for the problem before out of memory occurs. It's a safety net as well as a performance tool.
Jul
4
comment Why is swap being used even though I have plenty of free RAM?
+1 for script. You might want to modernize it a bit by changing MB to MiB in the outputs. I wrote a similar script without all the (good) safety tests you include. On my old notebook where swap was used heavily, it would take awhile to run - a minute or two, but didn't hurt anything. Once in awhile it would fail because there wasn't enough free memory for it to run, but that didn't cause any additional problems. I had to reboot to clear things up when that happened. It had to do with what looked like a memory leak in Transmission (since fixed, I believe) and having only 2GiB ram.
Jun
27
comment Centrino Wireless-N 1000 takes forever to connect and keeps asking for password
I've had similar problems in the past (not with N). Not sure exactly how I fixed it, but it involved connecting to the router/gateway with an Ethernet cable so I could get to 192.168.1.1 which is the router configuration. One thing that probably shouldn't have made any difference, but seemed to help, was retrieving the password from the router in hex and using that to signon to wireless.
Jun
20
answered How can I easily share the output of a command or a text file with others?
Jun
20
comment How do I change the GRUB boot order?
Last I looked grub2 generates so many entries on the fly that it's really hard to figure out what number to use for an entry.
May
27
revised Distorted text in programs
added 18 characters in body