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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
29
comment Why am I getting so many errors?
If you installed from an ISO image or a CD/DVD, get its checksum from the web and compute the checksum for your copy and make sure it's a good copy. Sometimes downloads and burns complete successfully, but the resulting image/disc still has errors. If it does, backup your data, get a new image and verify it, then reinstall. If you did an upgrade, sometimes they don't work as well as a clean install, so you may need to do a clean install. I don't know of a good way to be sure if this is the problem.
Nov
21
answered How can I programmatically change a file's icon?
Nov
15
comment Could it be possible to make a hot copy of a system?
If you have to keep it running, that implies that it's actually doing something. If that's the case, then it's almost certain that the content of your system will be changing during the backup. This makes the results somewhat unpredictable - test a lot before using in production.
Nov
15
answered Signature couldn't be verified problem with updating
Nov
14
comment How to move multiple files at once to a specific destination directory?
+1 for xargs. find is almost always better and safer than ls. find . IDENTIFIER -exec mv {} /path/to/dest/folder \; (untested code) The . is for the current working directory. The \; is to end the command to be executed. Depending on what you're doing, you might have to add a -maxdepth 1 to keep it from recursing into subdirectories.
Nov
7
comment upgrading 11.04 to 12.10
I may be missing something, but AFAIK, "autorun" files are a Windows thing. Linux uses a boot manager to load a system image - even from a live CD. I suspect either the disc you burned does not have what you think it does on it or your computer is trying to boot from another device. Run a checksum on your iso and check your computer's booting order in the machine settings that come up when you first turn your computer on and quickly press whatever key activates it. if you need more details on either of these, ask. Did you burn the cd as an image or as files? Only an image will boot.
Nov
7
comment Is there a way to schedule the downloads in Transmission BitTorrent Client?
You can also adjust the downloads activity timeout - see @Achu 's screen shot. That should (theoretically - I haven't tried it) allow another torrent to start if the current one stalls out. That way you can let things run even longer before needing to check on progress.
Nov
7
comment What is the command line equivalent of copying a file to clipboard?
Once you get a command like one of the above to do what you want, you can associate it with a keyboard shortcut using a utility such as AutoKey. Then, it will be just like your shell had that feature built-in.
Oct
26
comment What's the difference between set, export and env and when should I use each?
Why does GREP_OPTIONS='-v' grep one test.txt work? I thought it needed a semicolon after '-v' (but I tried it and it does in fact work.)
Oct
13
comment How can I modify the knetworkmanager icon in my kde taskbar?
Thanks. That's a lot to look at. I'll get back when I have digested some of it.
Oct
12
asked How can I modify the knetworkmanager icon in my kde taskbar?
Oct
12
comment Is it possible to change the order of icons in the indicator applet?
Not an answer, but under kde (kubuntu), I can place or remove just about anything on the desktop and panel, indicators included.
Oct
3
comment Is there a difference between installing an application via Ubuntu Software Center or a terminal?
+1 for handling the repository aspect of the question that I missed.
Oct
3
comment How to determine if a package is a meta-package from the command line?
Aside from the fact that this question and the answers are quite interesting, why do you want to know this?
Oct
3
comment I Can't interact with files and applications after first login
Are you essentially saying that your mouse/touchpad doesn't work? If so, then that's what you have to address. If it's a touchpad, then, most probably, it's a Synaptics touchpad and you can use synclient from a terminal to view and adjust its settings. Once we know what your pointing device (and computer make and model) is, there are several command line utilities like lspci and lsusb that will give us more information as to what the problem might be.
Oct
3
revised How can I create a startup script that starts various Rails-required programs?
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Oct
3
answered How can I create a startup script that starts various Rails-required programs?
Sep
28
answered HP laserjet p1006 stopped working after updates
Sep
19
comment Kubuntu freezes after leaving on login screen
I don't have this problem (kubuntu 11.10), but I do occasionally get a black screen after I reopen my notebook/lid (set to do nothing except turn off the display when the lid is shut with external power applied.) I have to do a hardware shutdown (hold the power button down until the firmware powers down the notebook) to get out of it.
Sep
19
comment Kubuntu freezes after leaving on login screen
After this recurs, reboot and go to /var/log and look at the last few syslogs (at the end of the files) for error messages and report them here. The newest syslog will be for your current run, so will probably have no errors. Just for good measure, run dmesg | less or redirect it into a file dmesg > ~/dmmesg.txt so you can look at that using less or a text editor and see if there are any non-fatal errors in your system that may be contributing to the fatal one later. If the logs aren't in /var/log, they may be somewhere under /run. Distros are gradually switching things from /var to /run.