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I am a software QA engineer since 1996. I always pay it forward.


Dec
20
comment Where do I get the update-java-alternatives command. What package does it come from?
Thanks @konapun but that isn't my question. I am asking about the 'update-java-alternatives' command.
Nov
26
comment Can you open a terminal while Ubuntu is installing?
Thanks, that was good enough to at least give me some minimal information. I appreciate it.
Sep
9
comment Where is the Oracle java jdk keystore located?
This question was edited and so it no longer resembles my answer. Jorqe?
Jul
28
comment How to create a URL link on the Unity desktop
Neither you nor the video reveals what key/mouse combination will do that.
Jul
24
comment How to create a URL link on the Unity desktop
My question is "why does Ubuntu not allow me to drag a URL on the the desktop with my mouse like Windows will allow me to do?".
Jul
24
comment How to create a URL link on the Unity desktop
I disagree. Dragging from Firefox to desktop does not work in Ubuntu 13.04 . If I am incorrect, then to do it is a non-standard method (on the mouse) that I have not yet discovered, despite the video link you provide.
Jul
24
comment What are the most common reasons why someone might prefer Windows over Ubuntu?
Sorry about this question. I want to delete it but the system has it on hold.
Jul
22
comment What are the most common reasons why someone might prefer Windows over Ubuntu?
This answer is too generalized and opinionated without any facts. Can you be more specific (without increasing the length of your answer)? Was there a particular aspect of a certain game that you needed? Was there a certain program you needed?
Jul
22
comment What are the most common reasons why someone might prefer Windows over Ubuntu?
Even though questions may "tend" to be that way, this question is in no way asking for "opinions". If you want to suggest an improvement to the way I ask the question, that is ok, but I think this question is valid.
Jul
20
comment How to read ext4 partitions in Windows?
You can boot from a linux live cd , from which you can copy files between windows drives and ext4.
Jul
11
comment Is clean formatting a pre-installed Windows 8 system and dual booting Windows and Ubuntu in Legacy worth it?
I would rather run my non-primary OS as a virtual machine. I think the dual boot thing is an artifact from days long past when VMWare hadn't yet existed.
Jul
11
comment How do I decrease the font size on the default Unity theme?
Thanks, the Tweak tool allowed me to set various fonts to my favorite "Serif-9". It looks much better. Thanks!
Jul
9
comment Web apps don't work with admin account but work as guest. Ubuntu 13.04
Ok, then you just repair the admin account (if possible), or carefully recreate it.
Jul
7
comment Is there a standalone version of soapUI for Linux?
Not quite. If your using Oracle JDK, you'll need to uncomment a line from the soapui.sh to make it work, otherwise you'll get a gui related error. Also, I run it just fine with a 64-bit JVM.
Jul
5
comment Web apps don't work with admin account but work as guest. Ubuntu 13.04
As you can see above, I said "did you ever" and I didn't say "you should try". What I am getting at is that, when it comes down to it, is that you are probably dealing with a very unusual file permission issue somewhere. You need to take steps to ensure this is not the case. I would start by creating a fresh regular user account and try your web apps from that account, as a sanity check.
Jul
3
comment Web apps don't work with admin account but work as guest. Ubuntu 13.04
I was not suggesting that you try that. You could have made the problem worse by doing that, and if it had worked.
Jun
27
comment Web apps don't work with admin account but work as guest. Ubuntu 13.04
Did you ever run firefox like "sudo firefox" or "sudo -s firefox" ? Maybe firefox created files owned by another user , such as root, that it doesn't have access to? As an alternative, you could try Chrome.
Jun
27
comment The “Boot Up Manger” (BUM) application messed up my Upstart scripts. How can I fix?
They are hard to capture. It turns out that all the messages occur only on shutdown and they appear printed to the screen with the orangeish Ubuntu plain background. Is there a log file for gnome during shutdown that I could look for these messages in? Otherwise, I could attach a picture taken with my phone later.
Jun
26
comment How do I make java default to a manually installed JRE/JDK?
I am noticing the same thing: that the update-java-alternatives command does not work with a manually installed Oracle JDK, such as '/opt/java/jdk1.7.0_25'. Very annoying.
Jun
26
comment How can I install Sun/Oracle's proprietary Java JDK 6/7/8 or JRE?
I am noticing that the 'update-java-alternatives' commmand from the java-common package doesn't work with Oracle JDK. Anyone know why?