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Linux user since the 1990s

  • Linux-only (MS-free zone) since 2001, Ubuntu since 2005 (05.04)
  • Currently (2012) running: 8.04 (2 machines), 12.04 (2 machines)
  • Desktop Environments: Mostly LXDE; SSH on the server ;)

Android user since about 2010

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Aug
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Jun
22
comment Software recommendations for writing a novel?
LibreOffice (which you are already using) also supports the concept of "Global Documents" consisting of multiple sub-documents. It's more than 15 years ago I've used that (back with its pre-decessor StarOffice on DOS), but it should be worth a try: Make each chapter a separate document to deal with, and whenever you need the whole thing, call up the global "master document".
Jun
5
answered Modify the list of programs presented to open images in evolution?
Jun
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May
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comment How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Thanks for the explanation, @Nattgew – I was just about to ask if that shouldn't read "42" instead ;) // user283259: Still open question to me, how to calculate that number so it kicks off only those URLs I want to get rid off. My question was not about disabling auto-complete generally, but just to remove several URLs from appearing within (quoting from the question: switching auto-complete off altogether is no option for me). So does your answer fit that – and if so, how?
May
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Mar
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Feb
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comment Android device connected to the hotspot, some apps can use the Intenet, but most cannot
Can you check the date/time settings on your Android device? Similar trouble might happen if they are wrong, but then usually affects SSL connections only (e.g. if your time is 2 years off to the past, certificates appear as "not yet valid" – or "no longer valid" if device-time is too far off into the future). Does everything work fine via mobile connections?
Feb
22
comment Can't boot Galaxy S I9000 into recovery mode to install Ubuntu
There are several questions over at our sister site of Android Enthusiasts which you might wish to consult: Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power? coming close, and Cannot boot into recovery (Samsung Galaxy S) seemingly describing exactly your issue (letting the boot-loop part aside). For more, please check these 21 related questions.
Feb
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Feb
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Feb
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Feb
12
comment Why are none of my startup commands being executed?
.profile is executed at login, .bashrc whenever you start a new bash shell (and there's also the .xprofile, executed on start of the X-Window session). And you might have needed to add the sh because you didn't make startup.sh executable (chmod +x startup.sh).
Feb
12
accepted How to remove typed-in URLs from browser history in Firefox?
Feb
11
comment Why are none of my startup commands being executed?
Back to the .bashrc (or .profile) suggestion. If I got that right, the password was the only issue there. If so, you could define this command for your user not requiring a sudo password (via a corresponding line in /etc/sudoers.d/user-alias, e.g. dave ALL = NOPASSWD: /home/dave/startup.sh, and then execute sudo /home/dave/startup.sh from your .bashrc/.profile.
Feb
11
comment How can Evolution mail be made to default automatically to one contact list?
As it makes no sense to select recipients from a mailing list, do you by any chance mean a contact list aka addressbook? // I've just verified what you wrote, and saw no way to enable a pre-selection here. As a work-around, you can go to Edit→Preferences→Contacts and check your address books for "auto-complete". In a new mail, then just start typing and select from the popup.
Feb
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Jan
16
comment In Ubuntu, is there any terminal that allows for the position of the cursor to be moved with the mouse?
For native terminal, you will probably have no luck. See the mouse section in the terminal howto of The Linux Documentation Project.
Jan
16
asked Gimp “levels” editor starting up very slowly