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


Aug
19
answered apt-get stuck on libboo2.0.9-cil upgrade
Aug
19
revised How to improve wireless network speed?
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Aug
19
comment Blank screen, blinking cursor on boot
Fwiw, I have one box that also has this symptom on 10.04, but holding the shift key never brings up GRUB for some reason. Seems to take about 3 tries to get it booted.
Aug
19
answered When an application crash without output an error, is there a log that i can check?
Aug
19
answered Hibernate on Dell Inspiron 1525
Aug
19
answered Possible to limit the size of a window (such as a browser window) to exact pixel dimensions?
Aug
19
answered How to improve wireless network speed?
Aug
19
comment How do I set different settings for different mice?
Sure, no prob. Really, it's the same format as xorg.conf so if you've ever had the fortune of editing xorg.conf, you'll know it. man xorg.conf serves as a good reference. Driver-specific settings can be had via their man pages, e.g. man intel, man evdev, man wacom, et al.
Aug
19
answered Choosing a file system?
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
9
asked How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu?
Aug
9
answered What are the must-have apps to customize Ubuntu Look and Feel apps?
Aug
9
answered Native, FOSS GUI prototyping tools?