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I've been using Ubuntu as my main system since 7.04 with a few short breaks using Windows or Fedora because of temporary hardware/software incompatibilities. I support FOSS projects like Ubuntu for a number of reasons but the biggest one is that the software works and it works well--often better than the non-free alternatives.

I'm no guru but in my travels I've learned a thing or two about using/debugging/fixing problems in Ubuntu which I'm always happy to share with the community. If it hadn't been for the help I've received from the Ubuntu community over the past few years I probably wouldn't have gotten past my first month of using it much less to where I am today!


Sep
6
revised How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
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Sep
6
revised How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
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Sep
6
asked How to check if a cdrom is in the tray remotely (via ssh)?
Aug
31
comment failed to install ubuntu 12.04 with usb stick
could you try running it from the command-line? the installer's name is ubiquity. Also, do you want to replace your Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04, upgrade it to 12.04 or install it alongside the old one?
Aug
23
comment Can I disconnect an ejected drive even if it is still spinning?
I can verify that this is normal behavior on all of my USB external hard drives. The hard drive controller will not spin down as long as it has power. Just make sure all partitions are unmounted and unplug it and you will be fine!
Aug
23
comment Poor performance when looking at Youtube videos
Adobe Flash Player (which plays Youtube videos) is a resource hog no matter what OS you use. You could try enrolling in Youtube's [HTML5 trial](www.youtube.com/html5), and your system might run a little faster--but streaming video on old hardware is going to be a touch slow no matter.
Aug
23
revised Bluetooth not working properly once restarted via hardware switch
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Aug
23
comment how to sync email client between ubuntu and windows for seamless use of mails and archives
Mozilla Thunderbird, will run in Windows and Ubuntu. I tried having them share configuration files and a database once though and it was somewhat buggy. You might have more luck just sharing the database but I'm not sure. Good luck.
Aug
23
suggested suggested edit on Bluetooth not working properly once restarted via hardware switch
Aug
23
answered Bluetooth not working properly once restarted via hardware switch
Aug
23
comment Firefox completely consuming the OS
I suspect this is a problem with either Adobe Flashplayer, or whatever Java plugin you are using. Try disabling them one at a time and see if the problem goes away.
Aug
23
comment Restart service that manages “Windows share” folders
Ah, i misread the from...to... order in your question. While you have the Windows share mounted could you please paste the output of service --status-all? I don't know the name of the service that mounts Windows shares but I'm guessing it will have either cifs or smbfs in the name.
Aug
23
comment Screen tearing while browsing the internet (chrome+firefox) in ubuntu 12.04 intel 4000 graphics
Glad to hear your problem is gone. If it was the kernel, you could have just uninstalled the 3.5.x kernel (or just chosen an older kernel from the Grub menu) rather than completely re-installing.
Aug
22
comment Ubuntu 12.04 won't shut down
try pressing the Esc key at this screen to see what it is actually doing. Also try sudo shutdown -P now from a terminal.
Aug
22
comment How do I make brightness settings persist across rebooting?
then it sounds like it is when lightdm loads that it is going 15. have you tried using the system-settings/brightness and lock graphical slider to adjust the brightness or have you only been using hardware keys?
Aug
22
revised I need to reset my computer's ip address to dhcp from static
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Aug
22
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Aug
22
revised How do I make brightness settings persist across rebooting?
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Aug
22
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Aug
22
comment How do I make brightness settings persist across rebooting?
hmmm, sounds like a second script is at work.