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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:

  • Chromium
  • VLC
  • TrueCrypt
  • 7-Zip (or p7zip)

I've recently switched from Ubuntu to Arch Linux, and I'm absolutely loving it. I really appreciate the control it offers over your system - instead of trying to stop a user from installing software just because it doesn't have the "correct" license, it lets you decide what software you do or don't want on your system. (It's yours, after all.)


Mar
2
comment Why can't I connect to internet using WiFi?
Does it recognize your Wi-Fi adapter at all?
Mar
2
suggested approved edit on Ubuntu restarts if Dash menu is clicked
Mar
2
comment Unable to install Skype due to “libxss1 not satisfiable” error
Skype needs quite a few libs to work. Have you tried sudo apt-get update? That usually fixes like the one you're having: "not available, but referred to by another package". Rounding up missing libs can be a real pain sometimes. Good luck!
Feb
28
accepted Where are the button images for the Ambiance theme?
Feb
26
comment Setting up python to start learning
You know, Code Academy's Python course isn't too bad. It's completely suitable for complete beginners. It also uses Python 2, so you can supplement with other tutorials you may find on the Interwebs. Python is really fun to learn, it also feels somewhat like JavaScript when you're coding it, so moving from HTML to Python is kind of interesting.
Feb
26
comment How do I make apt-get install less noisy?
@Oli If you're absolutely sure you're not going to make your system catch on fire, you could always sudo apt-get upgrade -qq --force-yes > /dev/null. -qq implies -y, as WulfHart said, and --force-yes makes it plow through just about anything.
Feb
22
comment how to install ubuntu? step by step procedure from usb stick
OOH! Bonus points for answering a question, THEN FLAGGING THE QUESTION! Boo yah! EVERYbody wins!
Feb
22
comment how to install ubuntu? step by step procedure from usb stick
@EliahKagan You know, I think it's time for a haiku, to help clarify the situation: They want to close it. I have the knowledge to help. The battle begins. JUST KIDDING. However, if someone was too lazy to use the search feature, closing a question isn't going to help a thing. If they couldn't be bothere d to search first, what makes you think they'll click on the Duplicate link?
Feb
7
comment Where can I find Chromium binary tarballs?
The prepackaged version of Chromium (in the offical repositories) is like 3 versions stale. If you're going to suggest using prebuilt binaries, you need to mention this guy. Google does offer an official repository for their Chrome browser, but the asker specifically mentioned Chromium (probably because he doesn't want Google breathing down his neck ;)
Feb
4
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
31
comment Installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 8 and now Windows can't read the disk on which the Ubuntu Partition is on
@octi Aww crud. I misread the question. All that effort for nothing. Now I feel like a moron... :(
Jan
31
revised Installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 8 and now Windows can't read the disk on which the Ubuntu Partition is on
Lotsa added info
Jan
31
answered Installed Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 8 and now Windows can't read the disk on which the Ubuntu Partition is on
Jan
31
revised Can I symlink a Dropbox folder?
added 204 characters in body
Jan
31
comment How to replace carl9170 with ar9170?
Ooooops. I feel stupid now. :( Here's the paste: pastebin.com/3UMSyaZb EDIT: Also, turns out it's ar9170usb and not ar9170, so the Ubuntu result was probably wrong.
Jan
31
comment How to replace carl9170 with ar9170?
D'OH!! modprobe ar9170 returns "FATAL: Module ar9170 not found." I'm using Linux version 3.2.0-36, and Ubuntu version 12.04.
Jan
31
asked How to replace carl9170 with ar9170?
Jan
31
revised Can I symlink a Dropbox folder?
Fleshed out the answer
Jan
31
answered Can I symlink a Dropbox folder?
Jan
30
comment Wrong resolution on grub2?
I think that Grub doesn't support fancy high resolutions. It uses a fail-safe resolution. That way, if you spill coffee or something on your monitor, and you have to use a 'backup' monitor that only goes up to 1024X1280, it'll work, with a little margin of safety added, just incase. However, this is purely speculation. Do you really need to choose your OS in HD, though?