731 reputation
316
bio website it.knightnet.org.uk
location Sheffield, United Kingdom
age 54
visits member for 2 years, 1 month
seen Jun 9 at 20:41

IT Consultant

Web Links:


Jun
9
awarded  Yearling
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
29
comment Why is my fresh install of 12.04 running slow?
@gertvdijk: No 32bit won't be slower. This is a myth. There are still many problems with 65bit OS's on WinTel platforms. Compatibility is still an issue and we are still not seeing any real benefits unless you need the additional resource space 64bit brings. If you never plan to use more than 4GB of RAM and never more than around 2TB partitions on disks, stick with 32bit.
Jun
9
awarded  Yearling
Feb
12
awarded  Caucus
Jan
18
answered Can I make Ubuntu server connect to wifi and create an Access point from the same wlan0 interface?
Jan
18
answered I seem to be locked out of my account
Jan
18
awarded  Scholar
Jan
18
accepted Why does Software Centre ask for root password when the default is for root to be disabled with no password set?
Jan
18
answered Why does Software Centre ask for root password when the default is for root to be disabled with no password set?
Jan
18
comment Why does Software Centre ask for root password when the default is for root to be disabled with no password set?
I never did find a proper answer to WHY it was doing this I'm afraid. I simply put a password on root and it worked OK.
Nov
20
comment Synchronize wireless passwords between computers
They can be accessed via the "System Settings" tool under "Network".
Nov
10
awarded  Custodian
Nov
10
reviewed Needs Improvement Ubuntu 12.04 running on VMWare player does not see Windows Drives
Nov
10
reviewed Needs Improvement Unable to connect to xmpp account with Thunderbird
Nov
8
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
25
comment Synchronize wireless passwords between computers
There is a Windows tool for LastPass Premium customers that does this. Personally, I use the secure note facility which allows me to keep whatever information I like & share it with other LastPass users if needed. Just create one or more notes containing your WiFi passwords then you can easily copy and paste. If the computer doesn't have LastPass installed, you can simply log in to the web site to get the note.
Aug
18
comment How do I keep terminal line from overwriting itself?
Ah, glad we fixed it between us.
Aug
10
comment How do I keep terminal line from overwriting itself?
OK, so what happens if you set PS1 to something rather simpler? Say something like \u@\h: \w\a\ or just zzzzzzzzzzzzz> (just to keep it long).