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bio website sonomatech.com
location San Francisco Bay Area
age 32
visits member for 2 years
seen Apr 2 at 14:11

I'm a physicist modeling air pollution and global warming.
Of course, I spend most of my time programming.


Jan
10
comment HP Compaq 2510p wireless disabled by hardware switch
Perhaps your answer would be improved by giving instructions (or at least linking to them) for restoring the BIOS?
Jan
10
reviewed Reviewed My mouse is detecing every button as button 1, what can I do?
Jan
10
reviewed No Action Needed Disable “Alt+`”
Oct
28
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
24
comment 12.04 Speaker Static
I am still having the problem you describe, and I have played with alsamixer as was suggested below. Any tips?
Aug
23
comment Can I set Superuser Inside the Launcher?
Thank you! That is a great solution (I went with the gksu method, my laptop has a high-end monitor and I couldn't get the Gnome settings working at all). This is still kind of an ugly work around for an Ubuntu problem, but I'm happy with the result.
Aug
23
accepted Can I set Superuser Inside the Launcher?
Aug
22
comment Can I set Superuser Inside the Launcher?
For some reason your first solution (the gksu solution) isn't working. It looks like it is working fine, but in the end the screen brightness isn't reset like it is if I just SUDO. Can you give me your method for writing this .desktop file? Thank you for your help.
Aug
21
asked Can I set Superuser Inside the Launcher?
Aug
21
comment Screen Brightness Stuck on high on an HP dv7t laptop
Is there any good way to script this, or add it to a launcher? I do this every time I boot up my computer now and I would prefer it I could run this command with a simple double click. The problem, of course, is that I need to be SU to execute the command.
Aug
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
27
comment Screen Brightness Stuck on high on an HP dv7t laptop
This actually worked for me. And thank God. Though I do feel like this is a woefully sad solution, and something that I imagine would be easy enough to script in the System Settings. I guess I just have such high hopes for Ubuntu. Thank YOU though. Great call.
Jun
27
accepted Screen Brightness Stuck on high on an HP dv7t laptop
Jun
25
awarded  Commentator
Jun
25
comment Screen Brightness Stuck on high on an HP dv7t laptop
@SeyedMohammad I was originally using the open-source drivers, but since I noticed this problem I have switched to using the proprietary drivers. Unfortunately, there has been no change at all. Good thought though! I was hoping it would work too!
Jun
21
comment Screen Brightness Stuck on high on an HP dv7t laptop
I have an NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT graphics card.
Jun
21
revised Screen Brightness Stuck on high on an HP dv7t laptop
Minor edit to my post.
Jun
21
asked Screen Brightness Stuck on high on an HP dv7t laptop
Jun
4
comment Unable to Import Digital Photos
@wild_oscar I contacted all the Linux gurus I know and have spent non-trivial amounts of time trying to solve the problem. I have been completely unsuccessful. I only chose the below 'use a card reader' solution because I gave up. I'd be happy to dig through source code and try and fix the issue, but I can't tell what the issue is on any technical level. Tell me if you make any progress.
Jun
1
comment Unable to Import Digital Photos
Okay, after much effort and searching, I have given up and bought a card reader. Sad, really. I had such high hopes for Ubuntu.