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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.


Jan
5
comment How can I cleanly remove PulseAudio in Ubuntu 14.04?
Just so you know: if PulseAudio isn't working, most media players can use ALSA directly. (Preferences > Simple > Audio > Output Module in VLC; MPlayer can be run with -ao alsa.) PulseAudio doesn't work on my Netbook, but using those audio woks without a problem.
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
AAND it was actually the audio that was choking up video playback (PulseAudio is the culprit here). I can play videos now as long as I re-encode then with H.264 -tune fastdecode or XVid encoding, remember to force my video player to use ALSA output, and disable Xv video output.
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
I just found out that if I force ALSA output MP3s play perfectly.
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
I did remember the MP3 codecs
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
The CPU is under some load, but neither the CPU nor the RAM are close to maxed-out (htop confirmed). When I say "unlistenable" it's very very laggy.. that's the best way to explain it. It sounds the same way it does when a computer is really really struggling to decode something (but that's definitely not the case since CPU isn't the chokepoint) (HDD isn't the chokepoint either because it doesn't play from /tmp any better) And yeah, VLC was my first choice. But when that didn't work I had to try other players (and MPlayer is known for being good in situations like this)
Jan
5
comment Cannot play media on Acer Aspire One AO751h
Before somebody asks, I have disabled Xv output. That didn't fix it (and wouldn't matter for the MP3s on the VT anyway)
Dec
26
comment How to install VLC 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04?
Yeah, I have no idea why the VLC devs would do something like that.. Anyway, thanks for pointing me to that PPA! I really appreciate it (The ffmpeg builds it contains are handy as well).
Dec
17
comment How do you make USB bootable on chromebook
@user164960 Under most circumstances, a terminal will begin in $HOME. The chance that the shell would start out in a different directory is so low as to be negligible and may be disregarded.
Nov
27
comment Why can't Ubuntu access my Raspberry Pi across LAN?
@Prarobo nope, no DNS involved at all.
Oct
15
comment What's the difference between Google Chrome and/or Chromium? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?
Chromium may lack the built-in Flash/PDF, but since they run off NPAPI, if you extract them from Chrome, Chromium will happily use them after a bit of configuring. (On Windows, this doesn't matter a whole lot, but while Flash is stopping their Linux builds at 11.2, Google managed to convince Adobe to package updated versions with Chrome.) Anway, it's not a huge point, but I thought it worth noting since none of the answers mentioned it.
Aug
10
comment How to minimize PyBitmessage to the system tray?
Thanks! I thought I must have been doing something wrong; I didn't think to check the taskbar icon itself -_-
Aug
10
comment Why can't Ubuntu access my Raspberry Pi across LAN?
@FreudianSlip No.. Both devices have a static IP.
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! :)
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
comment Can't Mount External Drive After Reformatting
@Zamphatta What is the output of sudo fdisk -l after a reboot?
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".