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I'm a geek who loves Linux. I do my best to help other Linux users, but oftentimes, I'm the one who needs help.

My personal favorite software:

  • Pale Moon (A Firefox fork with a purpose)
  • VLC (Good media player, easy-to-use but decently powerful)
  • XFCE (Desktop environment, decently lightweight but with a great user-experience)
  • 7-Zip (Archiving program with better compression)

I recommend Linux Mint XFCE edition, Ubuntu, or Xubuntu for those interested in getting started with Linux.


Jul
4
comment Chrome shows two icons in Unity Launcher
Good idea, but.. didn't work. Found this while Googling...
Jun
18
comment What UBUNTU iso do I use for my Old Powerbook G4 Mac, 17 " 1.33 with Radeon
Firefox isn't supported? What? Try opening the terminal and typing sudo apt-get install firefox. If it's not available for PowerPC in the standard repos, though, then changing *buntu derivatives is not going to fix that. If you're feeling up to the task, you can try Googling "compile firefox debian", the second result (from HowtoForge) is rather useful...
Jun
12
comment Installation Length
Aw, poop. I spent 20 minutes typing up and wordsmithing that answer, and when I finally posted it, I saw.... the edit you made. I hope you found my answer educational anyway! :)
Jun
12
answered Installation Length
Jun
12
revised How to install my ATI graphic card?
Linked to source; we don't want plagiarism, now, do we?
Jun
12
answered How to install my ATI graphic card?
Jun
12
asked How to minimize PyBitmessage to the system tray?
May
31
comment Can't Mount External Drive After Reformatting
Aww, bummer. What brand is it? I'll have to be sure not to order from them in the future... one last thing: try lsusb and see what you get.
May
31
comment Can't Mount External Drive After Reformatting
@Zamphatta darn. I have to go, but try looking up how to use the command-line tool parted to create a new partition table on /dev/sdb. Try doing sudo parted /dev/sdb, then type mklabel msdos, then print and exit. Then reboot and see if GParted recognizes it.
May
31
revised Can't Mount External Drive After Reformatting
MOAR INFO!! WOOT!
May
31
comment Can't Mount External Drive After Reformatting
@Zamphatta What is the output of sudo fdisk -l after a reboot?
May
31
revised Can't Mount External Drive After Reformatting
Improved and fleshed out this bare-bones answer.
May
31
answered Can't Mount External Drive After Reformatting
May
24
comment How can Ubuntu detect some mobile devices that debian doesn't?
I suppose it may have something to do with Ubuntu's more lax approach to the whole "Free Software" topic. I'd be willing to bet that there's some proprietary driver that Ubuntu includes that allows it to access your device that Debian doesn't allow.
May
23
comment Ethernet not detected whatsoever
I can't log into chat for some reason, but sudo mii-tool -v says 10 Mbit, Full Duplex, No link. ifup says interface already configured, and the tray icon still says "Ethernet network | device not managed".
May
23
comment Ethernet not detected whatsoever
Running mii-tool while 8139cp was still loaded said it couldn't find interface eth0, but after loading 8139too running mii-tool exited with no output (and no effect.) I've already tried ifup/downing the enterface, and ifup eth0 still doesn't exit cleanly while running 8139too. However, even though the command never exited, I can still close the terminal. mii-tool only exits cleanly after ifup-ing eth0 while running 8139too. So I have no ideas. :/
May
23
comment Ethernet not detected whatsoever
@grimpitch rmod was an invalid command, but sudo modprobe -r 8139too seemed to work. Adding the module 8139cp didn't fix it, though - the network tray icon now says "no network devices available", and running ifdown and ifup doesn't work - ifup says "could not configure hardware" or something like that.
May
23
comment Ethernet not detected whatsoever
@grimpitch pastebin.com/ZmP8MGNG
May
23
revised Ethernet not detected whatsoever
added 274 characters in body
May
23
asked Ethernet not detected whatsoever