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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.)


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".
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
Apr
27
comment Why can't Ubuntu access my Raspberry Pi across LAN?
@AndrejsCainikovs pastebin.com/NmKenVpD Line 18 makes mt think that my firewall isn't the issue, though.
Apr
27
comment Why can't Ubuntu access my Raspberry Pi across LAN?
Yes, it's connected to the router perfectly.
Apr
26
comment Firefox “clone” for Ubuntu
@cipricus Umm, I use both Firefox Nightly and the "normal" build side-by-side, and I can tell you, as a fact, that, unless you've intentionally merged the config directories, they're going to have separate profiles. If you run ls ~.mozilla, you'll see that firefox and firefox-trunk are different directories.
Apr
26
comment Why can't Ubuntu access my Raspberry Pi across LAN?
@AndrejsCainikovs I'll be very happy to oblige with any logfiles needed. Just tell me what you need, and I'll Pastebin it and post it here. As of now, the output of ssh -vvv pi@192.168.2.128 is exactly as appears here: pastebin.com/Nc1W8Mja
Apr
23
comment Why can't Ubuntu access my Raspberry Pi across LAN?
@MeerBorg I'm already a user there, and I actually considered asking this there, BUT Ubuntu is the only one having issues connecting. If I couldn't connect via any method, I'd suspect an issue with the Pi itself, but since Ubuntu is the odd one out here, I made the decision to ask it on this site.