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I'm an Electrical Engineering undergrad at Stanford University in California. I love making and fixing things, and I love Linux!


Oct
28
comment Popup ad virus on both chrome and firefox
This looks like a man-in-the-middle injection of ads. Are you on a trusted network? Can you post the details of your proxy settings, if you are using a proxy? Also, if possible, could you post a link to the full HTML of a webpage that shows the popup? Finally, does the popup appear if you visit an encrypted page, like your webmail?
May
30
awarded  Popular Question
May
9
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
12
answered how to extract the text between single quotes?
Feb
12
comment Network is connected-firefox won't connect to net
Does the laptop connect to any websites? Try opening a terminal and typing ping www.google.com. What is the output?
Jan
28
comment How to repair Ubuntu bootloader?
@wilf To me it looks like the OP wants just to hide the selection, like you said. You might want to write up the steps in an answer :)
Jan
28
comment Conky harmattan is surrounded by the previews wallpaper
Are you using Unity or another shell?
Dec
21
comment Not Working Nvidia GT 635M drivers
What is the output when you type lsmod | grep nouveau in the terminal? I have had problems with the open source nvidia driver loading before the proprietary one, which then prevents the proprietary one from loading.
Dec
4
awarded  Yearling
Oct
29
comment Why is ubuntu so slow on windows 7 capable system?
Dual booting does not cause the operating systems to share any resource besides hard drive space; nor is the OP dual booting.
Jul
13
comment How do I get an Ubuntu ISO that matches my Virtual Box image?
Do you have an empty (blank) VM, or is there already an OS inside?
Jul
13
comment Is there an easier or more 'correct' way to open gedit as root?
Seth, would you be willing to post your reply as an answer? This looks resolved.
Jul
13
comment CD/DVD burner does not recognize any DVDs
I am not convinced libdvdcss will help here, as the OP says DVD+Rs don't work either.
Jul
6
revised Backlight Indicator not Working with Nvidia Driver
Added Unity info
Jul
6
comment Backlight Indicator not Working with Nvidia Driver
The same problem occurs exactly in Unity as well. I will edit the original post with a Unity screenshot too.
Jul
6
revised Backlight Indicator not Working with Nvidia Driver
better title
Jul
6
asked Backlight Indicator not Working with Nvidia Driver
Jul
5
comment How to remove this title bar off window from gnome-shell?
This looks like it might be a duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/289940/…. Could you take a look at that thread and see if it answers your question?
Jul
5
comment Fan turns on full blast after resuming from suspend - Sony Vaio w/ Ubuntu 12.04
Could you post the output of dmesg right when this happens? It might show some hints as to what is causing the problem. Does the laptop continue to work when the fan problem occurs?
Jul
5
comment Can't use Nvidia GeForce 310m in Ubuntu 13.04
I also have Optimus and just got my Nvidia card working. Could you try disabling Optimus in your BIOS, and setting your computer to use only discreet graphics? That way, the nvidia kernel module will see the card and load at boot time.