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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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revised Getting MTP enabled devices to work with Ubuntu?
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revised My MTP capable device is not detected? What can I do about that?
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awarded  Revival
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revised Error `could not load host key` when trying to recreate SSH host keys
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Mar
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comment Error `could not load host key` when trying to recreate SSH host keys
@DavidFoerster That looks like a good suggestion. I tried recreating the issue by moving my keys temporarily, creating new keys with passwords, stopping and restarting... I don't get the error message of the OP. This is the result I get livewire@za20:/etc/ssh$ sudo sshd -d output sshd re-exec requires execution with an absolute path Otherwise I would have included an example in my answer :(
Mar
24
comment Error `could not load host key` when trying to recreate SSH host keys
@Luc I see your point, however LMGTFY-style answers are not considered to be useful in general. A good answer should explain the cause and use the most accurate terminology so that after reading that answer it should be clear what to search for and where. A hint or explanation that the password parameter should be left out is clearly missing in this answer.
Mar
24
comment Driver support for Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) in Ubuntu
@flickerfly This technology is called (Intel) Rapid Start, Matthew Garrett also blogged about it mjg59.dreamwidth.org/26022.html. It shouldn't be confused with other issues related to hibernate or be associated with hibernate at all to avoid confusion, it should be called by it's (brand) name.
Mar
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comment How to disable support for iDevices
Thank you for your feedback I will remove the answer later.
Mar
24
comment Error `could not load host key` when trying to recreate SSH host keys
@EmilSommer No, that exactly is the answer, just missing an explanation (why you get the error message and what it means).
Mar
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answered Error `could not load host key` when trying to recreate SSH host keys
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reviewed Approve Error `could not load host key` when trying to recreate SSH host keys
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revised How to convert WMA lossless to FLAC?
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revised xbox360 gamepad left analog only moves up/down on fps games
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answered How to disable support for iDevices
Mar
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comment Pre-owned HDDs are not detected in Ubuntu
@Hitsugaya198 No I don't find it strange that two used, abused and improperly handled 750GB drives, which we don't know any details about to determine if they actually are identical don't work any more. Without deeper investigation (which is anything but impossible) this should be labeled as coincidence or a user issue. One should not jump to conclusions and in the event of a serious hardware issue (like accidentally erased firmware) one should contact the manufacturer not random folk on the net is all I'm saying. Sorry if that kind of criticism is discomforting to you, I mean you no harm.
Mar
21
comment Pre-owned HDDs are not detected in Ubuntu
A question to anyone who has up-voted this answer: If the assumption turns out to be correct and the firmware on the platters has been zeroed by dd, so it's not just a temporary issue of the drive acting up, what is your suggestion to fix this issue? If it's a drive with such a flaw, all responsible manufacturers usually inform their customers to not do X with affected products or recall them. In case of the typical private sale, chances for getting customer support or replacement under warranty terms aren't good, right? How is this related to Ubuntu? Do you still think this a good answer?
Mar
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comment Pre-owned HDDs are not detected in Ubuntu
@madneon Could you please edit your answer to reflect that there is also GPT besides MBR?
Mar
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comment Pre-owned HDDs are not detected in Ubuntu
I'm upvoting this answer for the attempt to explain that a filesystem is a protocol to talk to storage blocks on a drive, therefore partitioning and choosing a filesystem would be the right thing to do. If you feel uneasy about data on a pre-owned drive by ignoring how your open source system works, you don't look at SMART data of the particular drive and you are not one bit concerned about possible modifications or attacks on the firmware of the drive, then using dd isn't going to save you and purely esoteric. Do it if you have to, but don't cry for help when the result is a trashed drive.
Mar
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comment Driver support for Lenovo X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) in Ubuntu
Hibernation is disabled by default since 12.04, you can find instructions for 13.10 onward here, could you please check these? I don't see any detailed explanation why hibernation shouldn't work on this machine on the certification page, where I would have expected a link to a bug report. If it works after enabling the menu entry, then this should be corrected :) (Yes I got the black screen too when I tried pm-hibernate without the 13.10 polkit rule.) @aa8y As an avid trackpoint user myself I still carry a mouse around when I need to get work done.