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Oct
15
answered Bash script for finding square roots using babylonian method
Oct
15
comment CentOS 6.5 : machine with more that 1 TB RAM => “no free pages available” on boot
+1 self aanswers are good for SE, thanks for sharing what you learned.
Oct
10
comment Mint 17 Cinnamon: suddenly everything looks messed up
You changed nothing about the theme, but then you did change the theme. You've given us incomplete information as to what might have caused the problem. That's forgivable for a newbie. I'd reload the system from scratch and not touch any setting and see if that allows you play rogue (which was a bit too important to me in times past, too :)
Oct
10
answered mint 13 xfce: geforce fx 5500 "not new enough to support nvidia-settings display configuration page
Oct
10
comment Mint 17 Cinnamon: suddenly everything looks messed up
"I'm a complete newbie to linux." And with a day of experience, decided to change the visual theme. Don't do that; for reals. I've been using Ubuntu since April 2005 and other unixes for 20 years prior to that, I've never had a plug=in theme behave all 3 times I even bothered. True, I didn't give much effort, because they should need any. Switch back to default and learn about the system before you try to make it look coolz.
Oct
9
comment Using tee to get realtime print statements from python
And this: stackoverflow.com/questions/107705/python-output-buffering
Oct
7
revised copy files from tftp server
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Oct
7
answered copy files from tftp server
Oct
7
comment Cron Log File Outputs Nothing
See if you can get a Hello world! PHP program to give you output under cron and let that guide you to a more precise question.
Oct
5
comment Weird vertical bar on my desktop
If I understood your exchange with @Anthon restarting the machine (or X) works for a time but it fails again later. That is very diagnostic of a display chip set damaged by overheating. It can easily cost as much to replace the chips as it would to get a new machine. Also, even if the chips were replaced there could be a design defect with the cooling system which can cause the GPU to fail again. Vacuum all the ventilation holes in the laptop and if that doesn't work, consider getting a new one. Sorry.
Oct
5
comment Weird vertical bar on my desktop
I second @DavidKohen hypothesis that it is a GPU hardware fault. Swap out the GPU to test the hypothesis.
Oct
5
comment What is my sudo password?
You, user derek, may not have sudo permissions; ask your sysadmin. In your comment you gave a weird error message "hello is not in the sudoers file" I thought our hypothetical user:password was derek:hello; I would expect an error "derek is not in the sudoers file" but sudoers never contains passwords.
Oct
5
answered What is my sudo password?
Oct
3
comment Why doesn't Ctrl+R do anything in Ubuntu's terminal?
Weird. I'm going with the "demonic possession hypothesis". Be careful if your toaster starts acting up. ;)
Oct
3
revised how to shuffle characters of strings in bash?
more descriptive title
Oct
3
answered how to shuffle characters of strings in bash?
Oct
2
revised how to shuffle characters of strings in bash?
code blocking and grammar
Oct
2
comment Why doesn't Ctrl+R do anything in Ubuntu's terminal?
If possible, take gnome-terminal out of the path and try the GUI gvim. If ^R doesn't work there, then xev will show you the KeyPress and KeyRelease events. If xev doesn't show a keysym CONTROL and keysym r, contact an exorcist.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
revised cd and ls behave differently when inside a softlink to a dir
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