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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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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".
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?
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SSL connections only (e.g. if your time is 2 years off to the past, certificates appear as "not yet valid" – or "no longer valid" if device-time is too far off into the future).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
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
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.
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.
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
6
comment Access local email stored on worstation on laptop on lan
Please do! And if you feel I should compile that combination to an answer (i.e. once you've got it working, so it might include additional hints/pitfalls you encountered), just let me know. Good luck meanwhile!
Nov
5
comment Access local email stored on worstation on laptop on lan
You might want to take a look at Sharing Evolution Mail local folders. Not entirely the same, but have those folders shared via e.g. Samba might bring things together.
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
comment Evolution: Unable to open address book
Maybe you forgot to copy ~/.gconf/apps/evolution?
Oct
27
comment Evolution error failed to append to local sent folder
Chrissie: While checking for the file system, can you also check the size of that file? Furthermore: How many messages are stored in there (maybe it could help splitting up and archiving some of them)?
Oct
27
comment Evolution error failed to append to local sent folder
Related: Using evolution in Ubuntu comes up with this error when I send mail / Problem in Evolution @ Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / evolution error: mbox sent folder invalid URI (EDIT: only related, there it's no size issue; missed that on my first check)
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
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!
Sep
22
comment Evolution slow when sending mail or switching between components
The 3 month period has expired, still everything as presented in this answer: Time to accept it :)
Aug
28
comment Can't uninstall old kernel
I never tried that, but the man page mentions a parameter named -m aka --ignore-missing. So you could try sudo apt-get purge -m linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic-pae. The error message looks like you already tried to update, and that partly started but then broke due to lack of free space, so apt now sees some "inconsistent state". Having it ignore that might enable you to remove that package. However, make sure you have at least one working linux-image left, or your system might break completely (3.2.0-32 could still be there I guess).