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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
13
comment Unable to update Ubuntu 10.10 installed in MacBook Pro with dual boot
rEFIt will also keep telling you misleading info as you have to run gdisk first. If you installed it, you should be able to run sudo gdisk. You can't run gdisk as a normal user; that's why you need sudo and then type in your password.
Feb
13
comment Unable to update Ubuntu 10.10 installed in MacBook Pro with dual boot
Hi. There are some things confusing me here. You are supposed to have a BIOS partition (it will be very small, e.g. 1MB). This is separate from your main Linux partition and swap partition. If you don't have one, something is seriously wrong. You should see it in Disk Utility (technically there is also another EFI partition which is used by your MBP to start up, but Disk Utility will wisely hide that from you). Note that what rEFIt shows you is not all your partitions; it will only show you at most 4, due to the way it sets things up.
Feb
13
comment Unable to update Ubuntu 10.10 installed in MacBook Pro with dual boot
That's strange you were not able to run gdisk... What happens if you try booting off the other "Linux" partition? Also, you mentioned above that this other Linux partition is on "HD", does that mean "Macintosh HD"? Do you also have an Apple icon to boot into OS X? Also, it would be helpful to go into Disk Utility in OS X and see the list of partitions (their file system types and size). This will help you fix the partition tables (which is probably what you need to do anyway to fix this issue).
Feb
13
comment Dual Boot: access Mac OS HD folders from Ubuntu
Ok, I updated my answer. I hope it is more helpful this time around. Also, if you're going to access your OS X partition a lot, then you should have it mount automatically. I'm sure there's an Ubuntu thread on that.. but you could also post another question (they discourage answering of multiple questions in one question thread).
Feb
13
revised Dual Boot: access Mac OS HD folders from Ubuntu
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Feb
13
answered Dual Boot: access Mac OS HD folders from Ubuntu
Feb
12
comment Unable to update Ubuntu 10.10 installed in MacBook Pro with dual boot
Ok. Don't bother with the LiveCD. Go into OS X and use the terminal to follow the directions in post #185. That worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you.
Feb
12
answered LXDE will not suspend when laptop lid is closed, and will die when woken up
Feb
12
answered Unable to update Ubuntu 10.10 installed in MacBook Pro with dual boot
Feb
12
revised Ubuntu USB on a Mac
fix linking
Feb
11
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Feb
11
revised Unbinding F10 on a terminal
added link to new method
Feb
11
revised Unbinding F10 on a terminal
update, based on comment
Feb
10
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Feb
10
answered Unbinding F10 on a terminal
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10
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Feb
10
answered How can I install Ubuntu on a Macbook without affecting my existing OS X installation?
Feb
10
answered Is it possible to get dragging working on a Macbook multi-touch touch pad?
Feb
10
answered Autodim does not un-dim when I start using the computer again
Feb
10
revised Touchpad requires you to press really hard on MacBook 2.1
some whitespace touchups