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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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Jul
9
comment Backup Android phone (HUAWEI Ascend P1) on Ubuntu
For this a clear "may be". There's a way for most devices (I've succesfully rooted my HTC Wildfire and Motorola Milestone -- but don't own a Huawai, so I cannot tell for this). I'd suggest to either try Google -- or directly visit the XDAs website, they are known for topic like How to root Huawai ascent P1. For Android-Specific questions, you can also check the Android Section of StackExchange.
Jul
9
accepted How to switch windows manager on-the-fly?
Jul
9
comment How to switch windows manager on-the-fly?
I thought about that as well -- that's why I was looking for an easy way to switch between the DEs without logging off/on, so I could check them once in a while and, if missing something, easily switch back. A pity this doesn't seem an option with KDE. -- Thank you for your help so far, Scott! I should consider my question answered; that it didn't solve my desire is a different thing ;)
Jul
9
answered Can I install Portage, Pacman or other package managers on Ubuntu?
Jul
9
answered Backup Android phone (HUAWEI Ascend P1) on Ubuntu
Jul
9
answered How to fix sudo after “chmod -R 777 /usr/bin”?
Jul
9
comment How to switch windows manager on-the-fly?
The process list was my main source to identify the unknown. During the weekend I had a chance to test -- and unfortunately a running KDE (which is my current main-DE) cannot be replaced this way, as it uses 2 components -- so metacity --replace & would replace kwin (which in this case crashes and wants to send a bug report), but plasma-desktop keeps running. Results are quite strange. Luckily, a kwin --replace & fixed that...
Jul
9
comment Free RAM disappears - Memory leak?
Your guess was a good one. Though not a daemon, it mainly was a KDE component: plasma-desktop (see above). Funny thing about it: I just figured out, and posted it here -- and 10 minutes later on my daily apt-get update && apt-get upgrade there was an update for plasma-desktop; those guys are fast X) Now I just watch it for a while to see if the issue is solved, before I declare it such. Up to now, things look quite promising.
Jul
7
answered What procedure should I take to update a specific application?
Jul
7
comment What is the best tool for working with oracle db?
Maybe you could be a bit more detailed about what you are looking for? What whould that tool be capable of?
Jul
7
comment file encryption that root cannot read
Are you talking about mounting them locally on that root server -- or remotely from your machine?
Jul
7
comment Ubuntu installer asks if I want to install Ubuntu INTO Windows, but that's not what I want!
After downloading, did you burn the image to a CD, and booted from it, in order to install? Or are you running the install from within Windows?
Jul
7
answered Is there a way to run an update and upgrade in one command?
Jul
7
comment Install of Ubuntu 10.04.4 give only a black screen with flashing underscore on boot up
@EliahKagan Oh, sure -- it's the previous LTS, missed that... Though I wonder why not using the newer LTS. As said, chances are that specific problem does no longer appear there.
Jul
6
revised Free RAM disappears - Memory leak?
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6
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6
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Jul
6
comment How do I block the entire Internet except a few 'whitelist sites'?
You are probably looking for something like a firewall -- to give you a keyword to check for. A firewall limits access globally, and can work in both directions (from you to the internet and vice versa).
Jul
6
answered How to install programs on other Ubuntu machines without using the Internet
Jul
5
comment Evolution slow when sending mail or switching between components
Just wondering: nobody else experiencing this? Or experienced it, and has it solved?