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Profile for AskUbuntu and other tech-oriented stackexchange instances:

I started with Ubuntu and Linux somewhere between 2006 and 2007. I completely migrated from Windows to Ubuntu with the release of 08.04, so I'm fairly new.

I don't like to brag about hardware, but Linux users facing compatibility issues with the following hardware that I own may contact me:

  • Custom built desktop computer with Intel Ivy Bridge graphics (dualscreen setup), Lenovo T530 without discrete graphics (also runs Windows 8.1), Nexus 4 & 5 (Android/CM), Nokia Lumia 620 (WP8)
  • Terratec DMX 6fire USB (ALSA/PA configuration, not JACK)
  • Wacom Intuos 4 PTK-540WL
  • HP 3005pr Port Replicator (DisplayLink - not used on Linux currently)
  • Aten CS1794 HDMI KVMP Switch
  • Logitech DiNovo Edge and some unifying receiver mice
  • ...and some APC UPS

I don't follow Linux kernel development closely, but I read the Kernel-Log published on heise.de (German tech site).

Oh yeah I forgot to mention that I started with DOS/GEOS/Windows on a Intel 80286 based computer... in 1996.


Note that while I may have some knowledge about graphics cards/chips and general computer technology, that I don't consider myself to be a gamer. I am interested in graphics cards technology and some of their yearly marketing bogus. I prefer reading German sites like 3dcenter.org and Golem on that topic.


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comment rEFIt - rEFInd - Grub2…what is the “right way” for Ubuntu 14.10 on a Mac:
@MBWD I don't understand what the link is trying to tell me. You need to bless the binary on older firmwares. If there is a firmware update available that doesn't require blessing, than you can skip that. Probably check with askubuntu.com/q/395879/40581. This is the best I can think of and users having more experience with Macs seem to have no problems blessing the standard EFI bootloader of the 3rd party OS they want to run on their Macs.
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answered rEFIt - rEFInd - Grub2…what is the “right way” for Ubuntu 14.10 on a Mac:
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comment Downloading Ubuntu to acer chromebook
You should make a better differentiation between crouton (chroot) and ChrUbuntu (native) in your answer.
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comment What is directory “.QttL3DkzTf”?
Please edit your question and add information where the directory is located (path) and what's inside of it (probably run ls -la from there and post the output). The output of lsof | grep QttL3DkzTf > ~/lsof-QttL3DkzTf.txt could also help further analysis (it should list processes accessing files in that directory) upload the created file to paste.ubuntu.com and add it to the post.
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comment How to install Steam directly to flash drive?
@RyanWilson Sorry for the late reply. I don't know if you're running a real install like ChrUbuntu or crouton, but updating to the latest LTS should be fine.
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answered Why I need several boot partitions (EFI and bios grub)?
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comment How to install Steam directly to flash drive?
@RyanWilson sorry command fixed (-p creates parent directories)
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comment How to install Steam directly to flash drive?
@RyanWilson /media/removable/UNTITLED/.steam in that case, but try to set it up in a way that you not accidentally mount another drive to the same location (I recommend labeling the drive/filesystem appropriately, e.g. "HPC14SteamRyan"), the default behavior on my 14.04 installation is to mount external drives to /media/$USER but it can also be /run/media/$USER (Fedora) or anything else, depending on your type of installation (chroot or normal), distribution or desktop environment.
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comment How to install Steam directly to flash drive?
@RyanWilson No, either you create the symlinks before installing steam or you copy existing content over to the external drive.
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answered How to install Steam directly to flash drive?
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answered Kernel problem on TOSHIBA
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comment Dual boot Ubuntu (14.04) with Windows 10
@Fabby You're assuming BIOS boot, e.g. what ever is in the MBR takes over booting. There is nothing wrong with that, but OEM installations of Windows 8 are UEFI. In that case the last installation of Windows would overwrite contents in from previous installation in \EFI\Microsoft on the ESP (where boot configuration and bootloader of Windows are stored). Linux EFI loaders in other directories wouldn't be affected, which is why I think that this question is only about Windows.