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Senior Open Source Developer at the Open Source Group of Samsung Research America


Aug
19
awarded  Editor
Aug
19
revised How do I set different settings for different mice?
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Aug
11
comment How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu?
I think you're right that these are all issues that a potential volunteer might think as being reasons they couldn't work on X. However, there's a lot of stuff that doesn't require "opening the hood" that a person could do to help a lot - triaging bugs, answering user's questions, tracking down good patches worth including in Ubuntu. Stuff that doesn't really face these particular problems.
Aug
11
comment How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu?
Actually, what we need is not really more bug reports (we've got TONS), but rather people to go through all the reports that people have sent in to Ubuntu, sort the good from the bad, and help users where possible. We actually have fairly little trouble getting lots of people to test; many of them don't know how to write 'good' bug reports, but with some triaging work they can be improved (and forwarded upstream for further work). It's
Aug
11
comment How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu?
We've got a bunch of docs at wiki.ubuntu.com/X to help people who want to help on X. Covers basic X issues, describes some of the X bug handling processes, and so on. It's a wiki so feel free to add to it, too.
Aug
9
awarded  Student
Aug
9
comment How can I strip down Ubuntu?
Really, to trim up my system, I don't worry about what's installed but rather on what's running. And that's usually the services rather than apps. For instance, I may be trying to max out battery performance on a laptop. To do this, I use the most excellent 'power-top' to see what apps or services are consuming the most power and shut them down. For instance, I will disable ubuntu-one, pulseaudio, bluetooth, sometimes even network-manager. I've been able to as much as double the battery life of a netbook temporarily this way. To see what's running: service --status-all
Aug
9
comment How can I strip down Ubuntu?
Well, a lot of those can be individually uninstalled through Ubuntu Software Center or with appropriate apt-get remove commands. However, most apps and utilities don't really impose much impact on resources other than the disk space they take up. They don't use memory, power, or cpu load unless you're actually using them.
Aug
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asked How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu?
Aug
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answered What are the must-have apps to customize Ubuntu Look and Feel apps?
Aug
9
answered Native, FOSS GUI prototyping tools?
Aug
9
answered How can I strip down Ubuntu?
Aug
9
answered How to change the resolution of an ATI Rage Mobility 128 above 800x600?
Aug
9
answered How do I reset X
Aug
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answered How do I reset X
Aug
8
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
8
answered What might prevent mouse movements between xrandr screens?
Aug
8
awarded  Supporter
Aug
7
answered How do I set different settings for different mice?
Aug
7
answered How would you explain that Ubuntu is fine for many people