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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
16
comment How to run a program without typing the full path?
If someone is trying to avoid typing in the path to his program, is going to the program directory in the file manager, and then doing all the things you describe, going to be better?
Feb
16
answered Xubuntu Applications Menu still shows deleted applications
Feb
16
comment Triple Boot in my iMac? (OSX Lion, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10/Debian 6.0.3
I think it's probably because rEFIt will only see four partitions and Lion has an extra recovery partition.
Feb
16
comment netbeans is not starting
I'm not familiar with NetBeans or Java installation on Ubuntu. So someone else will hopefully answer this. But have you tried using the suggestion? What happens if you use the --jdkhome switch when starting NetBeans from the command line?
Feb
16
comment netbeans is not starting
It might be more informative to run NetBeans from the command line. That way you can see the error message(s).
Feb
16
revised update manager saying error on line 59 in sources list
typo in title, added some punctuation
Feb
16
suggested suggested edit on update manager saying error on line 59 in sources list
Feb
16
revised How can I change the color of my cursor in gnome-terminal?
might cause parsing error, removed word from title
Feb
16
comment Enabling nomodeset in Ubuntu and Arch multiboot
The question seems to be how to set an option for the Arch boot, given that modifying Grub 2 will only modify the Ubuntu boot. Your answer just tells him how to check his version of Grub...which he already knows.
Feb
16
revised Gtk-Warnings In Terminal
inline code block
Feb
16
suggested suggested edit on Gtk-Warnings In Terminal
Feb
16
asked How can I change the color of my cursor in gnome-terminal?
Feb
16
comment Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1
I'd say ask as a new question, why apt-get is not finding these packages. It's a more general issue you should get fixed.
Feb
16
comment Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1
Yes definitely do not edit it until you have the driver! That's strange you can't locate the package. Try sudo apt-get update (to refresh your package listings) and see if it works after that.
Feb
15
comment Disable Multitouch Driver and return to default touchpad
Clicking on it doesn't work?
Feb
15
comment Disable Multitouch Driver and return to default touchpad
I personally use the mtrack driver, which allows two finger drag and drop. It was designed to be configurable , unlike the multitouch X (I think mtrack is actually a derived version of it). You won't be able to configure it using the settings menu, but by editing the conf file. Anyway, here's the link. Anyway, I'm not sure how your recent changes affects the instructions, but you seem to be able to experiment and figure things out :).
Feb
15
comment Dual Boot: Ubuntu using 3 times more battery than Leopard?
See the added info to my original answer.
Feb
15
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
15
awarded  Excavator
Feb
15
revised Problem with Executing Boost Library
title typo: boose --> boost