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I am a new Ubuntu user, some past experience of Debian, but nothing to write home about.

I am a perl enthusiast on StackOverflow.com, and I am loving the Ubuntu experience. Right now, I barely see any reason to stick with Windows.


May
11
comment How to handle out of space errors
Isn't it possible to split up /usr on different partitions? I'm not sure how one would go about adding new partitions, but theoretically it should be possible to for example mount /usr/share/doc on a new partition, right?
May
11
comment How to handle out of space errors
Thanks for your answer.
May
11
comment How to handle out of space errors
I am running a Wubi install, and chose the max size I could for the Ubuntu install, which was not a lot. It created partitions for me, as I recall, though at the moment I cannot check what they were. /usr was created with something like 3,9Gb, according to output from df. Then there was perhaps 4-6 other partitions of varying sizes. I've no idea if the external HDD uses FAT32, but I am running WinXP.
May
11
comment How to handle out of space errors
The space you refer to all sit on other partitions, though. Cache, documents, pictures and even /boot, I think. I went with the standard options when installing, which seems silly now, because most of them are near empty, while /usr is full.
May
11
comment How to handle out of space errors
@bcbc This is an answer, not a comment. I'd be curious to see any tips for clearing disk space too. I read in another answer that you could use apt-get clear, but I am not sure that would affect the /usr partition.
Mar
1
comment Pulseaudio/flash overloading CPU
@jrg Gee, thanks. Its also not with non-Ubuntu, or non-computers. The first problem was about Firefox crashing, this one about Pulseaudio overloading the CPU. What would you have suggested I do? Re-open my question, take away the answer I awarded and hope someone might be reading the "Active" questions? That'd be nice: "So hey, listen RobinJ, I know you were the only one who helped me out, but I need a different answer this time, so I'm going to take back this answer." Are you guys for real?
Mar
1
comment Pulseaudio/flash overloading CPU
@nitstorm Did you even read the questions? They're related, but not "the same". My questions have 890, 891 and 624 views, so apparently they are of interest to someone. Frankly, I think you guys should spend more time answering questions, and less time scouring month old questions looking for things to clean up. Coming from StackOverflow, I'm surprised at how little useful feedback I've gotten here.
Feb
29
comment Pulseaudio/flash overloading CPU
@nitstorm It no longer loads the CPU while paused, but does when flash video is in full screen mode. And it seems to vary from site to site, and with video quality.
Feb
29
comment Pulseaudio/flash overloading CPU
@nitstorm The problems remain, but have changed. I'd like to keep this as a reference to older problems I've had.
Nov
30
comment Pulseaudio/flash overloading CPU
@Mark Nope, earned myself a Tumbleweed badge. I am back in Windows XP now. Flash isn't working terribly well here either. My thinking is its time to replace Adobe products, until they make them work.
Oct
16
comment Command at startup or login
Looks about the same as the first related question: askubuntu.com/q/814/24102
Oct
7
comment How to use clock to run program on time?
Check out man crontab
Oct
6
comment How to disable Avahi?
Do you by any chance have a wireless router named Buffalo Airstation? Google found this page
Oct
3
comment Shutdown gets stuck
Not quite sure. In the textfile I have it says "Intel 300Mbit Wireless", which seems kind of generic to me. Connections says "FIREWIRE,RJ-11,RJ-45,USB 2.0,WLAN," The wireless should be turned off, though, since I use cable internet. There was some hiccup in Windows, when the machine would spontaneously reboot, change the boot device order and try to boot over the wireless. Very strange. I had to fix it in the setup each time.
Oct
3
comment Shutdown gets stuck
@bcbc That's a nice trick, thank you. Posted specs. I do not know the specs for the external HDD, other than that it is a WD Elements 1,000 Gb. Has both a USB connection and it's own power supply.
Sep
19
comment Gimp colours do not fill correctly
I need to preserve the existing size and format. The only things that may change is the colors. If I edit it with full color, and save it as limited, won't that be the same as editing it with the limited palette? I.e. the colors in the savefile will reverse?
Sep
16
comment Is there a way that Unity can remember which terminal window had focus and was raised?
You can hold alt-tab to get a visual list of windows. If all else fails, you can do ctrl-alt-arrow to change to another desktop, where you keep your terminals.
Sep
5
comment What start up scripts are executed when a terminal is opened in Ubuntu?
Perhaps you should post your .bashrc anyway.
Sep
3
comment Bash history search, partial + up-arrow
@Marcel Looks like it might be the same answer, I saw that in the search, but didn't connect it to my question, with the iPython and Shell keywords.
Sep
3
comment Bash history search, partial + up-arrow
That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!