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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.


Jun
7
comment Problem while enter my password to open an editor
Could you provide some more information? Are you using ssh to reach another machine where this is happening? What command did you enter to get the above?
Jun
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 fails to boot after sudo apt-get upgrade
I had never seen &disown before. Excellent. To fix this completely I think you will have to figure out what is going wrong. Two things occur to me, either compiz isn't set up properly to start unity or there is a timing issue. ~/.xsession-errors or /var/log/syslog or /var/log/Xorg.0.log may have some hints in any case. You might also try logging into ubuntu-2d or onto unity with a different user-id to help narrow down what is happening or use radeon rather than fglrx. Does ~/.gconf/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/%gconf.xml contain a string "unityshell" and "unitymtgrabhandles"?
Jun
7
comment Ubuntu 12.04 fails to boot after sudo apt-get upgrade
With this answer I believe you will still have to sign on to vt1 with Ctrl+Alt+F1 to run startx, but this will save you some typing.
Jun
7
answered Ubuntu 12.04 fail to upgrade to kernel 3.4
Jun
7
revised Checking HD SMART status on a fresh install
Merge the information about starting palimpsest from the desktop from the other answer.
Jun
7
suggested suggested edit on Checking HD SMART status on a fresh install
Jun
7
revised A “tinkered” PC can ping by IP, not by hostname. How to fix?
Avoid permission error from shell redirection not running under sudo; Note dependence on Ubuntu version
Jun
7
suggested suggested edit on A “tinkered” PC can ping by IP, not by hostname. How to fix?
Jun
7
revised “Host key verification failed” error when transfering files using SCP command
Expanded on the reason this happens, how to determine this, and how to prevent it from happening in the future.
Jun
7
suggested suggested edit on “Host key verification failed” error when transfering files using SCP command
Jun
7
comment Can't login to unity-3D
I spent yesterday on a very similar problem. Can you login to unity-2d? (I could). Can you login to unity-3d with another userid than the one you usually use? (I could).
Jun
7
comment Unable to login to Ubuntu
When you went through installation you should have been prompted for a user id and password to use. That's what you should enter here. If you don't remember the password please see: askubuntu.com/questions/24006/…. You could also reinstall. This sometimes happens when, either when initially prompted, or at login, the caps lock key is down and the person typing doesn't notice.
Jun
7
revised How can I permanently save a password-protected SSH key?
Two keys are created and only the public key is generally copies to the remote machine.
Jun
7
suggested suggested edit on How can I permanently save a password-protected SSH key?
Jun
6
comment How to do a one way synchronization between folders?
You can make a script by entering it in a file, precede the command with the line: #!/bin/bash and add the execute permission to the file with the chmod command or using the Ubuntu graphic user interface (File properties--Permission tab). If the file name is 'rs' you can then execute it with ./rs
Jun
6
comment How to do a one way synchronization between folders?
If there are folders within folders you will need to use the -r option.
Jun
6
answered Execute sudo without Password?
Jun
6
comment set for boot without password still while installing it asks for password. How to reset or recover the password?
Please see askubuntu.com/questions/24006/… to replace your lost password with a new one.
Jun
6
answered Can I limit mouse click frequency?
Jun
6
answered How can I copy, recursive directory, only files with a attribute 1, and reset this a attribute to 0?