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Software Engineer living in Brisbane. Likes Python, working with data.


Aug
12
comment Anyone get sound working on a HP 8540p?
Have you tried running alsamixer from a terminal session and seeing if any of the sliders there are muted? (MM instead of a number at the bottom of a control)
Aug
4
answered Is there a way to install Nokia PC Suite onto my netbook?
Jul
6
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Jun
30
comment How to connect to a wireless network that has a two word name with a space?
did James' suggestion in the comment to my answer help?
Jun
28
comment How to connect to a wireless network that has a two word name with a space?
@grinan James makes a good point, are you sure your network is using WEP? If not, try the wpa commands he listed.
Jun
28
answered How to connect to a wireless network that has a two word name with a space?
Jun
27
answered ATI X 1270 on Packard Bell Dot ma netbook
Jun
21
comment Download selected packages to a local repository
You want to install them?
Jun
21
comment ImportError: No module named gtk
No worries, consider adding what you did as an answer in case other people come across the same problem as you.
Jun
21
comment ImportError: No module named gtk
When you say "It has something to do with module named axi.", what specifically does it tell you? Does running sudo synaptic from the command line throw errors or warnings mentioning axi? Feel free to edit your original question with the detail.
Jun
21
answered ImportError: No module named gtk
Jun
6
comment Bootable dual os flashdrive?
Having tried to do this once with Windows, my strongest recommendation is: don't. Buy an external DVD drive for ~30 dollars and save yourself the headaches. It's very easy to do with Ubuntu, however.
Jun
1
revised How can I create a a playlist file of all of the mp3s in the current directory from the terminal?
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Jun
1
answered How can I create a a playlist file of all of the mp3s in the current directory from the terminal?
May
27
comment Converting panasonic .MTS video into high quality mpeg videos?
I'd try using the script in the site I linked to - the other thing is to make sure you have all of the codecs - perhaps you don't have libx264 installed?
May
25
answered Converting panasonic .MTS video into high quality mpeg videos?
May
23
comment Excel Cell Comments Are White When Opened in Calc?
Have you tried saving it as an Excel 97/2000/XP compatible file? I find that they generally work much better with LibreOffice.
May
23
comment Black screen when booting on a Mac mini 4,1
The next step would be to try the alternative installer and see if you can install from there. Often the LiveCD will load different drivers to the detection and install done during a full installation, so give that a try.
May
23
comment “Destination Host Unreachable” on ping
Sounds like a hardware problem then. Have you checked that ethernet cable recently? Maybe a chair rolled over it in the last day or so. Does the cable work with your laptop? Are you using the same port on your router each time?
May
23
comment Black screen when booting on a Mac mini 4,1
Does this happen with either of the monitors attached? For example, if you only attach a DVI monitor (no HDMI projector) do you still get a black screen?