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Apr
10
comment Linux equivalent to ReadyBoost?
This answer seems a bit out of date. SSDs are 5-10 times faster than the best magnetic HDDs..
Feb
7
comment Restart USB mouse driver?
This question is quite old. The problem hasn't occurred in the last year. It's possible that it was a driver problem, and that it has be fixed in more recent versions.
Dec
24
comment Adding custom Compose key sequences
This is not an answer, at least without the actual actions required before logging out and in again.
Nov
5
comment Storing Okular PDF annotations and metadata in the PDF itself
See also unix.stackexchange.com/questions/34053/…
Nov
5
comment Are there any full featured pdf readers that integrate comment function?
@Glutanimate: No, that's not true, Okular supports at least: pop-up notes, inline notes, text highlighting, text underlining, freehand lines, polygons, ellipses and rectangles, and each type of annotation can have a text note attached. I just tried it, and it worked fine opening the annotations in PDF-Xchange Viewer.
Aug
26
comment PDF viewer with reflow capabilities for linux?
on a 1600x900 laptop. Resolution is not the problem, badly formatted PDFs with hard-to read wide columns is.
Aug
25
comment PDF viewer with reflow capabilities for linux?
Those poppler comments make sense. I don't really care about reflowing in the acrobat reader sense. All I care about is making the text column narrower, so that it's easier to read, and I'd like to be able to do that on the fly, if possible.
Jan
27
comment How to get comfortable in linux as an ex-windows user?
Hrm, thanks for the answer @sr_, but I am thinking more along the lines of someone who never needed to do any command line stuff before. There's very little need for the command line for general use these days, and while I agree it is a hugely important tool and aspect of linux, I'd prefer to leave it out as much as possible at this early stage, to help reduce the initial shock. I clarified the question a little.
Jan
27
comment How to get comfortable in linux as an ex-windows user?
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams: perhaps. But I think that there can be a reasonable compromise somewhere - ie. not going into kernel design and things like that, but at least covering the practical differences that an average non-geek user might encounter..
Dec
25
comment Is there a readme reader like man?
They're often not gzipped, also, presumably they can sometimes be in /usr/local/share/doc/, so it'd be good to automatically find the appropriate file, without typing it manually.
Sep
28
comment Restart USB mouse driver?
@JimParis: I'd agree, but it also happens sometimes without suspending (less common though). I've tried looking at dmesg, but I don't really know what to look for..
Sep
28
comment Restart USB mouse driver?
@warl0ck: you think it might be a usb hardware problem in the computer? Possible, I guess, although it resets itself after a reboot most times. I don't have windows, so I can't test, unfortunately. Even if I did, the problem isn't regular, so it might be difficult to know.
Aug
9
comment Why can't vim find syntax.vim on my fresh Ubuntu installation?
For the second error, it might be worth trying unset VIMRUNTIME before trying to export it. That worked for me.
Jul
7
comment How do I choose a graphics card for Linux?
Old nvidia cards can be painful though - even though the drivers are still available, they seem not to compikle very easily on newer kernels (my experience is with an Nvidia VANTA card)
May
29
comment Allow non-admin users to install packages via apt or rpm?
@camh hrm.. you could have a vetted repository, and not let users add new repositories, no? Or does apt allow you to install packages from .deb files? I realise a vetted repo would probably be more work in the long-run, this is more of a conceptual question :)
May
29
comment Allow non-admin users to install packages via apt or rpm?
I left it out of my question, but do you have any comments on the security reduction implied by allowing this? I mean, you can't change the package repositories, so you're probably not going to get full sudo access, but you can write to any file using aptitude (options > preferences > "File to log actions into"), which could cause some serious damage. I'm less certain about PolicyKit...
May
29
comment Can't SSH into Any Server
Probably should accept Uther's answer then...