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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.


Aug
15
comment Why isn't VLC the default video player?
Gabriel is asking what the reasons are for making Totem default instead of VLC. To answer by saying 'they have to choose something and you can't please everyone' doesn't even come close to answering the question.
Aug
14
comment Why does Ubuntu ignore my xorg.conf?
Please include the contents of your xorg.conf file in your question.
Aug
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 Logins to tty1 instead of regular login screen, can't start lightdm.
How did you try to install your nvidia graphics driver?
Jul
27
comment Is there any advantage of using Google Chrome over Chromium?
Duplicate: askubuntu.com/q/6253/43660
Jul
17
comment Simple image editor?
Hmph. A transparent attempt to use cute cats to gain rep... well, it worked! +1
Jul
7
comment What would be a good opensource software for graphing circles, circular regions, and regions bounded by curves and/or arcs?
Try Inkscape. It's an open-source Illustrator clone, but more simple.
Jul
6
comment GTK Fonts too large with openbox
Try using lxappearance, which you can install in the typical manner.
Jul
3
comment Need to fix scrolling in chrome
I suspect this is an OS X Lion user who wants scrolling to work the wrong way :-)
Jun
16
comment Full-screen, transparent, toggle-able terminal for Ubuntu? (Like Quake/Visor)
Guake, available in the repositories.
Jun
8
comment How do I make Powertop changes permanent?
You're not editing the file correctly. You probably either messed up the path or forgot you need to use sudo to edit the file.
Jun
4
comment Ubuntu Philosophy Question
The expression just means "not as good", not "not as monetarily demanding". See this for example.
Jun
1
comment How can I uniqely record every new command I use, and possibly timestamp it?
It's worth pointing out that when you say eliminate "duplicates" here, this means eliminating the same command lines in the history. But if you used the same command with different files or parameters, they will not count as duplicates.
Jun
1
comment How can I uniqely record every new command I use, and possibly timestamp it?
@Nirmik lowfatlinux.com/linux-sort.html
May
31
comment Backlight Issue - Samsung RV509 Notebook
possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/q/76081/43660
May
30
comment How to edit synaptics configuration? xorg.conf way doesen't work
I suppose there could be some complex reasons your setup isn't reading the conf file. The simplest would be perhaps you've inadvertently changed permissions. What do you get as output when you run: ls -l /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?
May
30
comment How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)
Unfortunately, no luck. I think maybe the only thing to do is wait for Nvidia to improve support for the GeForce 320M, although I wonder why Nouveau has no issues.
May
30
comment How do I restore two finger middle click again?
Should be TapButton2=2, etc., without the 's'.
May
30
comment /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf file missing
There won't be and adding it won't do anything. You need to follow the new instructions given in the link I mentioned in my update.
May
30
comment Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed?
@jrg That's the sad thing. The only reason, seemingly, that people are thinking there's a "fine line" is that Canonical is being overly aggressive here. The idea of nominative (fair) use of trademarks is well-established. You can even sell Lexus-brand cars from a domain name using the word "Lexus" without permission (there's no way to describe the service without using "Lexus", they do not use the symbol, and there's a disclaimer distancing themselves from Toyota).
May
29
comment Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed?
@jrg This flies in the face of how trademarks typically work. It won't be the first time a company has claimed extra privileges on their trademark beyond what the law gives them.