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I enjoy using Ubuntu (sans Unity) and think open-source software will, and should, play a more dominant role in normal people's lives, but I am far from a Linux advocate. Or to put it another way, I'm more like a Linus than a Stallman.

Perhaps I'm the only one amused by this, but my most popular answers relate to opening magnet links from a web browser.

I like using the Awesome window-manager. Many questions about Awesome can be resolved by perusing a more experienced user's rc.lua file.

Most recently, I've been trying out i3, but I think I'll stick with Awesome as my main environment.


May
30
comment why won't youtube videos play but all other websites work fine?
Do you have all your extensions off? Try starting Firefox in safe mode, i.e. firefox --safe-mode.
May
29
comment Replacing some characters in the previous command
To repeat the substitution, use :&, i.e. ^bad^good^:& will change bad bad bad to good good bad. You can keep stacking :& but after two probably you should use :gs as suggested.
May
27
comment DVDs not playing
Please put the error messages you get from VLC and also include further details, such as, which DVD doesn't play (is it the original or ripped).
May
27
revised Cannot lock /var/lib/dpkg/
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May
26
comment Ubuntu 12.04 desktop freezes randomly
Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/93226/… askubuntu.com/q/38367/43660 askubuntu.com/q/93226/43660
May
26
comment Ubuntu 12.04 desktop freezes randomly
Not to make light of your issue, but getting marked as dupe is not the only potential danger here... the other is getting marked as 'too localized'.
May
26
revised vim cursor color change only applied upon movement
better tags, + link
May
26
asked vim cursor color change only applied upon movement
May
24
revised How to tell chrome what to do with a magnet link
update with info about bug in last step if lxde choice is made
May
24
comment What is “dist-upgrade” and why does it upgrade more than “upgrade”?
Besides what Eliah mentioned, the essential point is that apt-get upgrade will not remove or add packages. If a fix to a package requires a new package, the update will be held back. pablomme's answer, which you revised to be less accurate, is better and I'd advise readers to go to that one.
May
23
revised What do I do when Ubuntu 12.10 freezes while starting up?
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May
23
comment What do I do when Ubuntu 12.10 freezes while starting up?
Which session are you trying to log into? Have you tried logging into a desktop environment that has less intensive graphics?
May
23
comment Youtube videos are slow?
So you say videos from other sites are streaming quickly, and the problem is only with YouTube? What happens when you run Firefox in safe mode? i.e. type firefox -safe-mode at the terminal
May
22
comment How do I change the wallpaper of the login screen?
At the risk of looking narcissistic, I just found my own answer very useful once again, so I undeleted it. :-/
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Jan
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comment How do I use REISUB with an Apple slim aluminum keyboard?
Excellent. Some great comments/fixes in the bug report discussion.