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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.


Feb
21
revised So, what is the advantage of using the terminal?
improved explanation, added example
Feb
21
comment GRUB fatal installation of Ubuntu 11.10 - Dual boot for Win7
As for your particular error above, you are trying to install GRUB to the swap partition instead of the boot partition.
Feb
21
comment GRUB fatal installation of Ubuntu 11.10 - Dual boot for Win7
GRUB does not overwrite/override the MBR. It gets installed to its own BIOS partition. The auto installation will change a piece of the MBR to point to GRUB. If you're willing to follow the instructions in your link, which does the same kind of thing but using a program you download, I don't see what the issue is here. You're making life harder for yourself for no apparent reason.
Feb
21
comment GRUB fatal installation of Ubuntu 11.10 - Dual boot for Win7
I would not bother with all this partitioning. It is obviously confusing the installer. Change everything back to before you partitioned and re-do the install and the 11.10 installer will ask if you want to install alongside Windows -- pick that option and you should be set.
Feb
21
awarded  Quorum
Feb
21
answered So, what is the advantage of using the terminal?
Feb
20
comment Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]
@zookalicious you can adjust the speed.
Feb
20
comment Install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro Late 2011
Are you saying you were unable to boot from the Ubuntu LiveCD?
Feb
18
comment How to automount a partition on boot / Como hago para montar un particion al inicio del sistema?
pysdm is a small program that will edit your fstab for you. It's smart about picking the default choices.
Feb
17
comment I erased osx when i installed ubuntu, how do i set up dual boot
If you haven't found the answer by now, I would suggest just installing Snow Leopard and let the install wipe out your Ubuntu. Then follow the usual instructions to install Ubuntu alongside OS X.
Feb
17
comment I erased osx when i installed ubuntu, how do i set up dual boot
There are a lot of pages about installing Ubuntu alongside an already existing OS X installation...I think this is the first time I've seen someone asking how to install OS X on an Ubuntu MacBook Pro! This might actually be quite tricky...the Ubuntu installer expects there to be other OSes, I suspect the OS X installer will complain.
Feb
17
comment Ignore finger resting at the bottom of trackpad [unibody macbook pro]
Alternatively, type at the terminal sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack
Feb
17
comment “apt-get” not finding packages on Terminal
Glad to hear the good news. Is your new driver fitting your expectations (after tweaking)? Also, apt-get seems to be working for you now that intalled that repository... I think maybe initially something was turned off for you for whatever reason.
Feb
17
comment Battery usage management
I'm using the 12.04 alpha 2, and it's great. It's supposed to be a very stable release cycle, so if my suggestion in my answer doesn't work out for you, maybe you should consider upgrading.
Feb
17
answered Battery usage management
Feb
17
comment No Grub Menu at start up after installing Ubuntu 11.10
Ok. Here's a way to add the Windows partition to the grub menu: ubuntuincident.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/… Let me know if it works.
Feb
17
revised Update Manager unable to get updates
make title more understandable
Feb
17
suggested suggested edit on Update Manager unable to get updates
Feb
17
revised No Grub Menu at start up after installing Ubuntu 11.10
+ sudo
Feb
17
answered No Grub Menu at start up after installing Ubuntu 11.10