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Elected moderator on Unix & Linux. Feel free to @ping me in chat if there's anything I can help you with.

I've been using Linux since the late '90s and have gone through a variety of distributions. At one time or another, I've been a user of Mandrake, SuSe, openSuSe, Fedora, RedHat, Ubuntu, Mint, Arch and for the past few years Linux Mint Debian Edition (which is basically Debian testing but more green).

My Linux expertise, if I can grace it with such a lofty title, is mostly on manipulating text and regular expressions since that represents a large chunk of my daily work.

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awarded  shell-scripting
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comment Login screen keeps coming back (bash_completion related)
Please edit your question and include i) the output of ls -l /etc/profile.d/bash_completion.sh and ii) the contents of your ~/.xsession-errors file. You can use a live CD to get these if needed.
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reviewed Approve unwanted automatic change wallpaper
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comment Err http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Sources
Please edit your question and include the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list. You say you tried changing servers. How did you do that and what servers did you try?
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revised Err http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Sources
added 66 characters in body; edited tags
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reviewed Close Which version control system to use?
Jan
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comment Timer to shutdown
@Swinzon yes, exactly. You can find out more about shutdown by running man shutdown. For seconds, use -t, for example sudo shutdown -h -t 60 will shutdown in one minute. It is the same as running sudo shutdown -h +1.
Jan
27
revised Disk Error - /tmp not loading or present'
Older versions of Ubuntu are off topic here. Since this is unlikely to be version specific, I just removed mention of the version you are using.
Jan
25
comment short summary about video files (resolution, size, duration, codec)
What information should these 6 lines contain?
Jan
25
revised short summary about video files (resolution, size, duration, codec)
Removed prompt symbol since you are (rightly) suggesting the OP add the function to bashrc.
Jan
25
answered The difference between lshw and lspci commands
Jan
24
revised Do I have to remove nvidia drivers to install software?
edited title; edited tags
Jan
18
revised Fully un- and reinstall Cinnamon (all config data and stuff too)
Bug is a bad word on AU
Jan
18
comment Skype 4.3 is not logging in on ubuntu 14.10
The message you are getting suggests there is already an open and connected skype instance. My suggestion was to open a terminal and run ps aux | grep skype which will show us all running processes whose name or description contain skype. That way, you can see if you have two running in parallel.
Jan
17
comment How does update work with programs installed from .deb file
@FlorianDiesch yes, of course. My point was for packages that are not in the repositories.
Jan
17
revised How does update work with programs installed from .deb file
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Jan
17
comment Skype 4.3 is not logging in on ubuntu 14.10
Please edit your question and add the output of ps aux | grep skype.
Jan
17
revised Steam install can erase my home. How to prevent it?
typos
Jan
16
comment Fail to install bluez - “action force-reload failed”
I have flagged your question and asked to have it migrated to Unix & Linux where it is in topic.
Jan
16
answered How to return default PS1 prompt?