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I am Nicolas Raoul, IT consultant in Tokyo.


Nov
21
comment What's the easiest way to unrar a file?
First you need to run sudo apt-get install unrar to install unrar.
Nov
18
comment How to calculate Pi decimals from a given offset?
I hope there is another tool: softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/13982/…
Nov
18
comment How to calculate Pi decimals from a given offset?
Ah so actually I can't calculate from a given offset... I am actually interested in the digits from 13 trillion to 13.1 trillion.
Nov
15
comment Convert .mp4 to .ogg keeping only the audio, with Ubuntu 14.04 and avconv
@tersakyan: Interesting, but please ask this as a new question :-)
Sep
4
comment Seahorse “Decrypt” context menu does not appear in Nautilus
That's the problem. There is no Open With Decrypt File item in the the Nautilus context menu, even for .pgp files.
Sep
4
comment How do I encrypt/decrypt file within gedit?
+1 for the effort, but it tells me gedit-crypto-plugin breaks gedit (<< 3.12) gedit (version 3.10.4-0ubuntu4) is present and installed. What version of Ubuntu is it designed for? I am on 2014.04.
Jul
8
comment How to record output to speakers?
There will be a big quality loss though, and it might wake up your neighbours :-)
Jun
8
comment Convert .mp4 to .ogg keeping only the audio, with Ubuntu 14.04 and avconv
@saiarcot895: Yes, it results in an empty file.
May
28
comment E: Unable to locate package lamp-server
That's indeed the command recommended by the documentation at help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP First time I tried I forgot the ^ at the end and thus got the same error as asker.
May
22
comment Ubuntu sometimes starts swapping like crazy for no reason
@Carl: See my new answer
May
12
comment Force lock screen password input to NOT use Japanese iBus IME
Yes, Unity, and I use the default screensaver.
May
9
comment Cannot enter password in lock screen dialog after long suspend
Do you use any IME? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Input_method_editor
Apr
16
comment Most options are disabled/greyed-out in GIMP
On 2013.10 restarting 4 times did not solve the problem, but when I tried launching without command-line arguments it finally worked (so no gimp mypic.jpeg &)
Apr
4
comment how can I batch extract audio from mp4 files with ffmpeg without decompression (automatic audio codec detection)?
+1 but looks like this answer could use an update: This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in a future release. Please use avconv instead.
Apr
3
comment How to connect and create a database in MySQL?
mysql -u root gives me ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
Mar
5
comment Prefer home WiFi network over mobile broadband WiFi
The launchpad page is definitely in the right direction, but slightly different: It says "nobody here suggested changing the active connection". I would like to switch, even if that means losing the connection for a few seconds.
Mar
5
comment Prefer home WiFi network over mobile broadband WiFi
Thanks! Yes, a script would be better than nothing, of course :-)
Dec
10
comment Unable to locate package chntpw
@AvinashRaj: Thanks a lot! Sorry for the mistake.
Oct
7
comment How to install Tor?
For an always up-to-date Tor Browser: github.com/micahflee/torbrowser-launcher
Sep
24
comment Some fast way to save and restore tabs of Terminal?
When I type this line in the terminal, nothing special seems to happen.