Torben Gundtofte-Bruun

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Hello, world!

I enjoy using my experience to help others. That is why I am active at a number of other sites in the StackExchange network on topics that interest me.

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I'm something of a Swiss army knife both professionally and in private, able to juggle a wild variety of things at once. I've worked in every kind of business that uses software. I'm also very good with tools, both IT and mechanic. Whether you need software design or assembling some IKEA furniture, I'm your man for the job. I'm generally soft-spoken but driven by clear principles.

I'm a twin, I've lived in five countries, I speak four languages fluently and two more embarrassingly. Also, being a father routinely develops my patience which is useful for moderating on StackExchange too.

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Mar
26
comment Ubuntu fonts are wrong after installing Wine and MS “corefonts”
Thanks @Jos I have now installed ubuntu-tweak and the fonts seem to be fine, including subpixel rendering etc. So it's not that. This answer seems to have a promising answer, but I'm not sure what it will do to my Wine installation so I'm hesitating to just try it out.
Feb
25
comment Canon printer won't print PDF files
@KlausWarzecha: Thanks, I usually don't use the command line but I will try that this evening and report back.
Jan
5
comment Microsoft Money alternative?
one thing that bothers me: all "amount" columns are formatted as "US$ 12345.67" and date fields as "MM/DD/YY" even though my system has other regional settings. Is Skrooge ignoring my regional settings because it's a KDE program running in Ubuntu/Unity?
Jan
5
comment Microsoft Money alternative?
I've finally begun using Skrooge seriously, and it is wonderful. Especially being able to make one change on several transactions at once (like setting category) is very useful. Reporting is confusing, and budgeting baffled me - but I'll spend more time with those features later on.
Dec
24
comment Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?
@StephenM.Webb no it's all plain ASCII...
Dec
24
comment Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?
After moving the files elsewhere, they can be viewed. It's not the files themselves...
Dec
24
comment Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?
I removed the thumbnails using cd ~/.cache/thumbnails and then rm -rf * and then pointed Nautilus to the path, but it still crashed. I'll try to move the files somewhere else using terminal and then pointing Nautilus there. That should prove whether the files are the problem.
Dec
23
comment Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?
I added some details. No big files, and just a few files in total. Nothing special...
Oct
5
comment No network after cold boot; but works after reboot
@moon.musick: I added the info you asked for. Your sleep 25 && suggestion is a neat trick, but the problem is that the network never appears after a cold boot; I must reboot the computer in order to get the network connection. And, yes, the network only connects after I've logged in - and that's pretty weird but not the central problem right now.
Sep
18
comment How to set a short password on Ubuntu?
valid for 13.04 too
Sep
18
comment How to set a short password on Ubuntu?
@karthick87 because my home computer is not Fort Knox. If strangers are messing with my desktop then I have bigger concerns than my computer.
Sep
17
comment How to go automatically from Suspend into Hibernate?
Just wondering: would this still be valid for Ubuntu 13.04? I need exactly this solution but I don't want to mess with wife's laptop if it turns out to break things on newer versions.
Sep
16
comment How to connect to a WLAN printer?
At the top, it shows the USB interface. This screenshot was just for the purpose of illustration; I want to do the same on the laptop where the printer is not yet known at all. Indeed, looking though the printer's own menu I found its IP address and entered that as HOST in Ubuntu. That seemed to have worked. If you post your comment as an answer, I can accept it.
Sep
16
comment How to print using wireless to a Canon MG6150?
Find gives me the result No printer was found at that address. Apparently I must enter a host but what could that be? Screenshot and my related question.
Sep
11
comment Can I upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to Lubuntu 13.04 directly?
Can you please clarify: Lubuntu aims at low-spec machines. If I have "Ubuntu 13.04 with Lubuntu desktop" as you say, will it be of equal performance as a true Lubuntu?
Sep
1
comment Is it practically useful to decline GUI for a newbie in Ubuntu?
"pipe man output into something like less" - can you add a simple example for us noobs?
Aug
25
comment Black screen during boot after TTY1 login
Yes, I can start the machine in text and single modes. apt-get remove fglrx didn't change anything, unfortunately. Same problem, but I'm still trying to even identify what the problem is, before I can start fixing anything.
Aug
25
comment Can one still download 10.04 netbook edition
- and flipped my vote up instead :)
Aug
24
comment Can one still download 10.04 netbook edition
Downvoted because green7's answer is correct and official...
Aug
24
comment Black screen during boot after TTY1 login
Same as ever: the system freezes, presumably when it tries to load the GDM, and I don't know how to identify the cause.