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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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Dec
13
comment Disabling Zeitgeist
@Seth I can't say for 14.04 as I'm not using that (the one Ubuntu machine left with me is still on 12.04, for the others I've switched to Debian or Mint). Recommend to ping Lucas for this (see upvoted comment above), as he's confirming it for 14.04.
Dec
4
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Nov
22
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Nov
12
comment Disabling Zeitgeist
Exactly my intention: show a way that can easily be "reverted", while minimizing impact on the system :)
Nov
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Sep
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Sep
21
comment Correct password is not accepted for Evolution
Apart from what Anders pointed out in his answer, could it be you've got some "special characters" in your password? I've had a similar issue when setting up Evolution to work with my ownCloud account while having a $ in my password. Changing my password to a different one not including that solved the problem for me.
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
19
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
23
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
21
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