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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
7
answered How to donate to the Ubuntu project, without using PayPal?
Aug
6
revised Shell does not show typed in commands, “reset” works, but what happened?
Provide more references
Aug
6
answered Shell does not show typed in commands, “reset” works, but what happened?
Aug
6
revised vim & colors from ANSI Escape Sequences: how to display in vim the same colors that are displayed with the cat command
Adjust Title and ANSI escape sequences; clarify title
Aug
6
comment “Python module helpers not found” error when using Quickly
Looks like bug bugs.launchpad.net/python-distutils-extra/+bug/746565, which should be fixed in python-distutils-extra (2.26-2ubuntu0.2). If you are running a newer version of python-distutils-extra you should probably report this as a bug.
Aug
6
comment vim & colors from ANSI Escape Sequences: how to display in vim the same colors that are displayed with the cat command
It might help if you could mention how and with what program you are creating the file with the text in color, and how you are later trying to display it.
Aug
6
answered Chromium completely shutting down
Aug
6
comment How do I install Ubuntu on multiple computers (something like Ghost) in a easy way?
Most would probably find clonezilla easier to use, and the network would probably be a slow way to clone disks. But I simply love the elegance and Unix-ness of your answer (particularly the network option) and I must vote it up.
Aug
6
answered Alt + ASCII code like in Windows
Aug
5
answered Getting my USB headset to work with ChrUbuntu kernel
Aug
5
comment Adding PPA error
I've added some things to try in the comments on the linked question.
Aug
5
comment How can I get add-apt-repository to work?
Can people experiencing this problem connect to launchpad.net/api/1.0/~jsjgruber/+archive/ppa with Firefox and get a secure connection (locked padlock on the URL line)? What version of the ca-certificates package do you have (dpkg -s ca-certificates ? Output of ls -ltr /usr/share/ca-certificates/mozilla/Go* ? Does it help to upgrade the ca-certificates package and run sudo update-ca-certificates ?
Aug
5
comment Adding PPA error
What version of Ubuntu are you running?
Aug
5
comment Getting my USB headset to work with ChrUbuntu kernel
Could you also provide the output of lsusb -v? The output from /var/log/syslog from when you plug it in may also be helpful.
Aug
5
comment Getting my USB headset to work with ChrUbuntu kernel
From the udev output we can see that a device is added to your system to communicate with it as a generic USB device, but that's no help. It isn't being recognized as a sound device. What is the product called? How is it described on the box? Is it a new version of a similar (Logitech?) product? How long has it been on the market?
Aug
5
comment how to make disk partition in ubuntu after installing ubuntu?
When you set up your disk partion when you installed Ubuntu did you leave any space or does your one partition take up the whole drive?
Aug
5
comment GIMP fails to load
PPA's aren't really part of Ubuntu. You should probably pursue the issue with the owner of the PPA. They may know of the problem. It may simply not be compatible with 12.04.
Aug
5
comment GIMP fails to load
Where were gimp 2.8 and libgegl-0.2 installed from? I see earlier versions in Precise myself.
Aug
5
comment Why can root still edit files with a permission of 0?
@RichardNixon, excellent addition about chattr +i. I tested that and got it to work. No need to add your by-line to the text of your changes. It just makes the answer longer. The AskUbuntu site will keep track of what Lucio said and any edits anyone else makes. Click on the time of the last edit to see the history of edits. Thanks to you both.
Aug
5
comment Why can root still edit files with a permission of 0?
Anyone can either edit anyone's question or answer, or at least suggest an edit by clicking on edit--no need to make it a community wiki item. I'm not sure you understand the UID stuff, though. It's easy to change the owner (represented by the owner's UID) of a file with chown, but one shouldn't change the UID associated with a username. One shouldn't generally change the passwd file directly, instead use commands or the gui to add users and groups and adjust permissions. That way everything matches up.