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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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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
awarded  Notable Question
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
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
6
awarded  Popular Question
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.
Oct
20
comment Change reply-to in evolution
Umpf. Now I just added all the details you requested :) Please push the checkmark next to the question if this solved your issue, so other users can identify it as a working solution. Thanks in advance!
Oct
20
revised Change reply-to in evolution
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Oct
20
answered Change reply-to in evolution
Oct
20
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
3
comment remove 8.04 repositories in 12.04?
Though the Hardy repos are obsolete in your case, your question helped me to get the repos working again on one of my old machines not yet migrated. Thanks for that!