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i mess with computers as a distraction to doing real work.


Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Jan
17
revised Can `cat` show files using code markup in colors?
added some clarifications
Jan
17
comment Can `cat` show files using code markup in colors?
@kramer65 OK of course it's your preference, but you don't need to "open" vim or view, you just provide it with the file: view file.py, so no difference there with cat. Sure you need to close it, but really, :q<Return> or ZZ are not difficult tasks.
Jan
16
answered Can `cat` show files using code markup in colors?
Nov
19
comment boot optimisation, takes too long
I was so excited seeing this answer, until I discovered that there were no differences between my UUIDs for swap. However, my fstab lists an older OS that also has a swap partition, could this be causing a slower boot?
Nov
18
comment Can I change Synapse shortcut to Super/Windows key alone?
New install of synapse on 12.10 from PPA (ver 0.2.10-2ubuntu1); there's nothing in config.json related to "activate", however the first step seems to do the trick.
Oct
27
comment How do I check if last shutdown was clean?
@Nade try kern.log.1.
Oct
9
comment How to switch window controls to the left (Gnome Shell)?
close,maximize,minimize:menu worked for me too.
Oct
6
revised In the system Open File dialog, sort / filter by file type?
added screenshot
Oct
6
asked In the system Open File dialog, sort / filter by file type?
Sep
23
comment How to install libgdal1 1.9.1 in Ubuntu 12.04?
+1 for details and effort. Surprised I'm the first to vote. It's a shame that askubuntu seems to not have the same sense of appreciation that other SE sites do.
Aug
7
comment Stuck in broken packages cycle (related to Libreoffice / Openoffice)
I haven't noticed any problems with java dependencies, wither before or after the installation of AOO.
Aug
7
comment Stuck in broken packages cycle (related to Libreoffice / Openoffice)
Ubuntu Precise (12.04 LTS). I'm trying to install the (at this time, the latest) OpenOffice 4.0, and LibreOffice 3.5.7 is installing itself when I do (from the Ubuntu Precise repos).
Aug
6
comment Stuck in broken packages cycle (related to Libreoffice / Openoffice)
I'm not sure. Do you mean libreoffice-java-common? I still have this from dpkg: iU libreoffice-java-common 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu4 office productivity suite -- arch-independent Java support files
Aug
5
comment Stuck in broken packages cycle (related to Libreoffice / Openoffice)
I had already done this procedure (see comments to Question), but it didn't change the outcome.
Jul
31
awarded  Promoter
Jul
31
comment Stuck in broken packages cycle (related to Libreoffice / Openoffice)
Added a bounty as this is still not solved, and the Apache forums suggest asking here! Need more details? Just ask me.
Jul
30
comment Stuck in broken packages cycle (related to Libreoffice / Openoffice)
Actually, it seems I spoke too soon. I did remove everything, purged LO and OO, and then updated the system, installed some upgrades etc, and finally installed OO from the DEBs. Now synaptic is again reporting broken packages, and in fact shows that I have libreoffice installed again! How is that even possible??
Jul
30
comment Stuck in broken packages cycle (related to Libreoffice / Openoffice)
Thanks for the links @Alaa. I've removed LO and OO and followed Eliah's answer and no longer have any broken packages according to synaptic. There are still a couple of broken symbolic links (/usr/bin/soffice and /usr/bin/x11/soffice) that point to the now missing openoffice binaries, but otherwise seems clean. If you add your comment as an answer I'll accept it.
Jul
29
awarded  Yearling