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A long time programmer with lots of IBM and supplier-to-IBM experience using C/C++, Rexx, APL/2, assembler. Finally excaped from the Blue-o-sphere to work in the transportation industry creating firmware for gate access systems for containerized freight yards.

Translation: tons of not-the-way-anybody-else-does-it software development and experience writing software that lives somewhere between BIOS and applications. I've probably written well over a million lines of Rexx, my favorite language. And I am also an opinionated snob about editors. Them what aren'tderived from Xedit or look like VisualSlickEdit are junk.


Aug
25
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
30
comment What do I select for “GRUB install devices” after an update?
@StefanoPalazzo So what causes the install/don't install loop? I just had the same experience in 12.04.
Nov
25
comment How do I get the bash debugger to work with ddd?
Just followed your instructions on 12.04 / 64. Almost works. After bashdb loads the script I click "step" and go into an infinite wait for bash to finish starting. Suggestions?
Nov
20
answered How do I deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings in gnome-terminal?
Aug
2
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
3
comment How to make my own local repository?
@blade19899 I'm sorry, I don't understand your answer.
Jun
28
comment How to make my own local repository?
@blade19899 I need a small bit of clarification, please. I want a repository with just a few select packages in it, not every package I ever touched. Am I correct that this technique will give me that ability? The goal here is to have a repository that a software installation group can use on an isolated LAN, far away from the temptations to apt-get the unneeded.
Mar
22
awarded  Commentator
Mar
22
comment Lucid Install on Dell R320
And have a point for being patient and also, hopefully, to let you know to look here.
Mar
22
comment Lucid Install on Dell R320
Sorry, I just found your question, 4 months late. Yes, I did get it to install. Without having to do anything special AFTER I got help from coworkers who knew hos to configure the BIOS and RAID and CONFIGURATION MANAGER. Maddeningly complicated. Once done it runs great!
Nov
2
awarded  Editor
Nov
2
revised Linker cannot find libcv
more info
Nov
2
asked Linker cannot find libcv
Nov
1
asked Lucid Install on Dell R320
Oct
22
comment No Soundcards found. Alsa disappeared?
Should I remove the latest kernel (2.6.32-44-generic) before reinstalling? Or just install over it? I am running kernel (latest - 1), (2.6.32-43-generic). All I need to do is to delete the "2.6.32-44" files in /root and do a grub-update, right?
Oct
22
comment No Soundcards found. Alsa disappeared?
Additional news: I rebooted and GRUB-selected my previous kernel. Sound works just fine. "modprobe snd-hda-intel" returns nothing. Knowing this, should I just apt-get a new kernel upgrade and clobber the previous kernel upgrade? Perhaps I should delete the last kernel upgrade? By deleting what?
Oct
22
comment No Soundcards found. Alsa disappeared?
$ modprobe snd-hda-intel FATAL: Module snd_hda_intel not found. Does not sound promising does it?
Oct
19
asked No Soundcards found. Alsa disappeared?
Sep
4
comment Run a (single) program as root
Well, without some machinations, sudo requires a password which I don't want to have to supply or use. It an embedded system and the app tickles a watchdog. Shouldn't have to be root but some dimkwit decided to do it that way.
Sep
4
awarded  Supporter