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I enjoy exploring many areas of Ubuntu and Unix/Linux.

I also enjoy proposing patches using Ubuntu Distributed Development, and I currently help maintain the Lernid package used with Ubuntu classes.


Aug
5
answered Why can root still edit files with a permission of 0?
Aug
5
answered First boot after installing with DVD - Flashing white underscore
Aug
4
comment What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts?
The repository stuff is debian/Ubuntu etc. related. There's also the issue of binary only software in the Ubuntu Software Center that is specific to Ubuntu.
Aug
4
revised What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts?
Clarify a couple of things; mention public key cryptography when gpg is first mentioned
Aug
4
answered What security policies exist in place for packages and scripts?
Aug
4
comment First boot after installing with DVD - Flashing white underscore
When you reinstalled did you install grub again?
Aug
4
comment Getting my USB headset to work with ChrUbuntu kernel
The next step may be to search /var/log/udev for the matching device. Please look for and copy to your question any block of information from that file containing v046D (capital D). We know the device is on the bus from lsusb. The udevd daemon should have discovered it and created a linux device for it.
Aug
4
answered Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
Aug
4
accepted What happens under the covers to log me in and start up Unity or another Graphical User Interface?
Aug
4
revised Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
Remove 12.04 tag; add pendrive tag
Aug
4
comment Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
I think that this message may be from syslinux, which is boot loading software for non-hard disks. Is there a SYSLINUX banner on the screen and then an error message before the line giving you the boot: prompt? If so, what's the error message?
Aug
4
comment Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
@TrailRider, I think that last comment from Udhay was for you.
Aug
4
comment Showing “boot:” trying to install ubuntu from usb stick created with pendrive
Would you please add some information about how you created the USB stick? Some computers' BIOS can be picky about how the ISO is formatted onto the USB stick.
Aug
4
revised Is the Ubuntu kernel open source and available for download and building?
Add stock kernel build
Aug
4
comment Why does sudo gedit NOT open files starting with Exclamation mark
The man page can be pretty hard to follow, particularly that part. That quote is from the parameter section and it's therefore $! that expands to that process ID. Standing alone it is an Event Designator, as you mentioned. Thanks for the helpful correction you made to my answer, by the way.
Aug
4
comment Why does sudo gedit NOT open files starting with Exclamation mark
@geirha, sounds like a good alternative. Would you mind adding it as an answer?
Aug
4
answered Is the Ubuntu kernel open source and available for download and building?
Aug
4
comment Why aren't commits to this Git repository showing up in a branch on Launchpad?
The Launchpad branch page, before the list of logs: Last successful import was on 2012-05-15. So Launchpad recognizes that the git branch is not being imported. When, on my 12.04 system, I tried ` bzr git-import git.chromium.org/webm/libwebp.git` it worked with the latest revision on 7/23/2012.
Aug
4
comment Trouble running VirtualBox on Ubuntu
Does it help to refer to askubuntu.com/questions/138079/… ?
Aug
4
revised Trouble running VirtualBox on Ubuntu
Escape the backquote character so markdown will display it rather than use it for formatting