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bio website github.com/theJollySin
location San Francisco Bay Area
age 33
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Dec 8 at 16:23

I'm a physicist modeling air pollution and global warming.
I'm passionate about software and the environment.


Jun
18
comment Problem installing Python-Dev
Here is what you were looking for: paste.ubuntu.com/5775975
Jun
18
comment Problem installing Python-Dev
I pasted the response to apt-cache policy python2.7 and the like here: paste.ubuntu.com/5775963
Jun
15
comment Problem installing Python-Dev
@RodrigoMartins Oh yes, I have written many thousands of lines of Python code. But so far using only the standard libraries, thus the need to get python-dev working.
Jun
15
comment Problem installing Python-Dev
@CallmeV This is a great post, but sadly doesn't address the problem I'm having getting Python-Dev to install.
Mar
29
comment Problem installing Python-Dev
Do you have any suggestions there? I was using --system-site-packages.
Mar
29
comment Problem installing Python-Dev
Okay, I will try to stick to Ubuntu packages. But this whole problem started because I can get numpy working fine, but can't get numpy imported inside a virtualenv. Having a working virtualenv system for Python development is definitely the goal. Thanks again.
Mar
29
comment Problem installing Python-Dev
Okay, your first statement: there are other packages (like gdal) that would be much easier if I could install through PIP. Your second point, I can try that and see what happens. Thanks.
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
May
30
comment Unable to Import Digital Photos
I did try that, yeah. The folder is completely empty.
May
29
comment Unable to Import Digital Photos
I don't have an external card reader, no. I might try that, or just download them on a friend's computer. Since my original post, I found this was a bug on the official bugs list: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/995886 And if I can't find a good work around, it will seriously slow me down. For now, I guess, maybe an external card reader is the solution.
May
28
comment Unable to Import Digital Photos
I am having the same problem as these people: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/995886 Any work around would be great, these are wedding photos and people are not going to be patient with me.