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Linux user since the 1990s

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

Android user since about 2010

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  • Adebar (Android DEvice Backup And Reporting)

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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SSL connections only (e.g. if your time is 2 years off to the past, certificates appear as "not yet valid" – or "no longer valid" if device-time is too far off into the future).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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Feb
20
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Feb
17
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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
11
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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
Jan
16
answered Gimp “levels” editor starting up very slowly
Nov
27
comment How to install monitorx?
To save you the hazzle of manually downloading and solving the dependencies, you could also use the repository at apt.izzysoft.de with your sources.list – and the side-effect of receiving updates automatically. // Disclosure: I'm the above mentioned packager and the repository owner/maintainer. I work together closely with Jordi (dev of Monitorix) on this package, so updates are usually coming in-time.
Nov
13
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Nov
6
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Nov
1
comment Evolution: Unable to open address book
Have you taken care for the Gnome settings daemon? As that folder is about this one, it might need a restart. See also my answer here – slightly different issue, but the details might prove helpful.
Oct
30
answered How to add email address from email to existing contact
Oct
30
comment Evolution: Unable to open address book
Maybe you forgot to copy ~/.gconf/apps/evolution?
Oct
21
comment How to reset evolution settings to defaults?
Sure – but that's the idea behind a reset, isn't it? And OP explicitly asked to "start from the scratch" – which wouldn't be possible with your 3 commands, sorry.