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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.


Jan
25
comment How do I use REISUB with an Apple slim aluminum keyboard?
Excellent. Some great comments/fixes in the bug report discussion.
Jan
16
comment Should I be afraid to install NVIDIA driver updates?
Nvidia drivers are particularly notorious for regressions, e.g. an update may break something, the next will fix it but break something else, etc. If you're happy with the current version, I'd stick with it.
Jan
16
comment Can't convert iso to img on mac
I'd try the DVD route before USB. See this to see why.
Jan
15
comment How to install Lubuntu Desktop Environment and ONLY the desktop environment?
I would start by just installing openbox. This will create an "openbox" option in lightdm. Then just install the individual parts of LXDE, of which there are only a few and configure your openbox to use them. Then use the openbox session to use your LXDE-only setup.
Dec
15
comment DATA LOSS V V IMPORTANT
It sounds like you chose to erase over your old info... and that's what the install did. There are recovery programs and such you can try, but this isn't really a linux problem anymore.
Nov
21
comment Impossible to boot Ubuntu on a USB stick (OS X Montain Lion)
Possible duplicate of askubuntu.com/q/28495/43660
Oct
26
comment How to watch Apple keynote videos from the website
@MarcoCeppi I'm baffled as to why Apple wouldn't want as many people to watch this as possible. It's probably more a web development issue than a decree from Apple to bar Linux users from watching their streams. Anyway, it's not hard to get around; see my answer below.
Oct
15
comment How to install and use AwesomeWM alongside Unity?
Duplicate of askubuntu.com/q/128142/43660
Oct
8
comment VLC - YouTube videos won't play anymore
According to the bug reporter, here's a github for the patched lua script: gist.github.com/3729932
Oct
8
comment VLC - YouTube videos won't play anymore
Here's the bug report: trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/7471
Sep
2
comment Awesome WM menu missing Firefox
I'm also unsure whether there was ever an item for sensible-browser in the original Debian menu. In any case, the issue is how to get items onto the Debian menu; it is not an Awesome issue.
Sep
2
comment Awesome WM menu missing Firefox
Looks like some apps like Firefox no longer bother with a Debian menu entry: ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1999752.html
Sep
2
comment Awesome WM menu missing Firefox
I must have been distracted when I typed that... sorry! I do have the same structure, but under "Network" I have "Web Browsing", which lists several browsers but strangely not Firefox (which I have installed).
Sep
2
comment How do I replace a binary with a shell script in a unity launcher?
Just to make sure, your shell script name is ec, not ec.sh, right? Also, if you're using Nautilus, on double-click it will ask what to do with a shell script, since it's also considered a text file. So I don't think that's related to your problem.
Sep
2
comment How do I replace a binary with a shell script in a unity launcher?
Did you make ec executable?
Sep
2
comment How to change circular icon to indicate chosen session in unity-greeter?
@vasa1 The little mouse badge is called custom_xubuntu_badge.png and is located in /usr/share/unity-greeter. If your session file is named xubuntu.desktop, then that badge will be used (as explained in the accepted answer). So you can either change the name of the session or copy the xubuntu badge but name it as custom_xfce_badge.png (assuming your session file is named xfce.desktop).
Sep
2
comment pdflatex reads .eps files saved in OS/X, but not in Ubuntu
@DavidBBorenstein Glad to hear it!
Aug
26
comment Installing ubuntu on an imac
Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/q/130142/43660
Aug
20
comment MacBook Air and Ubuntu 12.04: Good Buy or Go for an Ultrabook?
@fuzzie there are a few different models of the Zenbook Prime, with different memory and hard disk sizes. The base model is similarly priced to the base Air, but I don't think I would advise getting either base model.
Aug
20
comment MacBook Air and Ubuntu 12.04: Good Buy or Go for an Ultrabook?
@fuzzie Each Mac model (and even revision) tends to have its own "solution" for installing Ubuntu. Generally you want to wait at least several months after a new revision to see what progress has been made. You can do this by following the relevant discussion on the Ubuntu forums (ubuntuforums.org). Note I'm not advocating getting a Mac; installing Ubuntu and getting it to work properly can be something of a pain on a Mac. But in making your decision, you should be aware that it's not as difficult as it used to be.