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The guy you see to the left. Electrical/electronics engineering student mostly doing embedded development. Linux user since '05.

If you have any doubt/problem about my questions/answers, comment on them (please do not contact me elsewhere).

I will always try to comment why did I downvote, and will remove those downvotes if questions/answers are subsequently improved.


Apr
6
comment What are the platforms that Linux is being used frequently on besides x86?
I don't have statistics, but I'd assume Linux is used frequently on ARM (specially given that most Android phones use ARM CPUs).
Mar
8
comment Why is my PC freezing while I'm copying a file to a pendrive?
+1: it worked perfectly for me too. I always wondered why my system became unusable when copying stuff to an external HDD, now has a workaround.
Mar
7
comment File System in Linux
You seem to be asking unrelated things. Even if you build your kernel with filesystems builtin (i.e. not as a module), you will need a file system for the operating system itself.
Feb
5
comment Isn't /boot a separate mount?
The boot loader is located at the start of the boot device, and it eventually will need to load other code (the boot sector is quite small), at least to load the kernel. Some older BIOSes used to have problems with this, thus it was needed for /boot to be the first partition in the drive.
Feb
5
comment Isn't /boot a separate mount?
None of my computers have EFI, thus I forgot about it. Thanks for noting!
Jan
29
comment Has my machine been compromised?
Well, it looks rather suspicious. Do you see any suspicious logins in your log files?
Jan
21
comment How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader in Debian?
Note that Adobe Reader on Linux is dead, it has no security updates anymore. bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=843835
Jan
12
comment Internetless/Remote Arch Install
Well, you could just get an USB Wi-Fi adapter that is supported by Linux and use this at least temporarily.
Jan
12
comment No video with HTML 5 player in YouTube under Iceweasel
Those HTML 5 stuff works. It's just the videos that don't play, this looks like a codec problem (but I don't know what to install).
Jan
12
comment No video with HTML 5 player in YouTube under Iceweasel
It doesn't work, I don't get any video or sound. I find it odd that HTML5 YouTube worked correctly in Fedora 20 (which I was using before).
Dec
30
comment Xubuntu 13.10 on Dropbox
Dropbox? I think you mean VirtualBox, don't you?
Dec
30
comment how to connect centos from windows remotely?
Try whatever address is assigned to your eth0 interface. If you set the virtual machine to Bridged mode, this IP will be in the IP range of your network.
Dec
23
comment BackTrack 5 R3 programs aren't opening
What happens if you run programs from the terminal?
Dec
23
comment Setting up the superuser password for the first time
Zorin looks like it's based on Ubuntu; in that case, sudo should work by default, and to get a root prompt use sudo -i (equivalent to su -). It's not needed to set the root password.
Dec
22
comment Unable to change backlight level
Which machine and video card?
Oct
12
comment Alternative shells (Javascript, Ruby, etc)?
Also: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/58011/…
Oct
7
comment Unable to install any programs
For the first one, you are using the wrong command; you want to use dpkg -i skype-debian_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb. For the second one, can you provide your /etc/apt/sources.list and the contents of all files under /etc/apt/sources.list.d?
Sep
30
comment How to execute the .exe which code by opengl in Ubuntu?
What about running wine [file name of your program].exe?
Sep
29
comment What happened to `vga=ask` etc. in the newer Kernels?
What is your video card? From my experience, most modern cards (Intel, nVidia, ATI/AMD) automatically enter the framebuffer mode upon boot.
Sep
20
comment Does the Fn Lock (FnLk) on Thinkpad T440s work well with Linux?
Usually you can disable it in the BIOS (my Dell laptop has the same feature).