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Former Kubuntu desktop user, now using Arch Linux. Open-source enthusiast, programmer.

Interests: network protocols, Linux kernel, server administration, Android, breaking & fixing stuff.


Jun
29
comment Ubuntu: default access mode (permissions) for users home dir (/home/user)
AFAIK it's a standard thing of useradd, if it would be Ubuntu-specific, it should have been mentioned in the manual page. A redhat manual page: linux.die.net/man/8/useradd
Jun
29
comment Ubuntu: default access mode (permissions) for users home dir (/home/user)
Your second part is incorrect, the home directory is owned by yourself, so you won't need superuser right for that.
Jun
23
comment Speed of encrypted flash drive
I do think that compression is something for the filesystem, not the encryption itself? Do you've a source for your second guess? It sounds a little weird.
Jun
23
comment unable to mount linux partiton - can't read super block
dump2efs is used for ext* filesystems. Try something like sudo mount -t xfs /dev/sda6 /mnt.
Jun
23
comment unable to mount linux partiton - can't read super block
Could you add the output of sudo file -s /dev/sda6 to your question?
Jun
23
comment Speed of encrypted flash drive
Do you've a source?
Jun
17
comment aptitude: How to search for nothing but the full name of a package?
I've now one Ki reputation :D And regular expressions is one of the most useful inventions imo
Jun
12
comment What is the best way to deal with `rm`?
If you want to get a confirmation before deleting, alias rm='rm -i. Keep in mind that FAT32 does not support symbolic links.
Jun
12
comment Ubuntu in silent mode
If you've such specific Ubuntu questions, you'd better ask those on askubuntu.com
Jun
12
comment Ubuntu in silent mode
I don't know if that's possible. I've asked it on Askubuntu: How to show just a progress bar during a preseeded installation?
Jun
10
comment Learn Linux for the First Time
And should you have any Ubuntu-specific questions, you can ask those on askubuntu.com instead of superuser.com
Jun
7
comment How to do an ls as if you were in the group 'other'?
The user nobody is usually sufficient.
Jun
6
comment Terminal printing carriage return as ^M?? [linux telling me to stop coding?]
Are you sure that an "Enter" in your VM inserts a CRLF? You can test it with: cat > testcrlf && hexdump testcrlf. When this line is executed in the terminal, press Enter followed by Ctrl + D. You should see just 0a in the right column, not 0a0d.
Jun
6
comment Is a USB Key an SSD?
6 is just an indicator of activity, like Ignacio said, 2 and 4 makes the solid state storage.
Jun
5
comment Is it possible to store a password on USB flash drive and use USB flash drive to input password?
Remember that a password does not protect your computer from unauthorized access, anyone could insert a Live CD and remove this password and copy files. The best solution is a full disk-encrypted system using LUKS
Jun
3
comment Debian Squeeze 6.0.1 - configuration files missing after ssh installation
All configuration files? Did you mean you wiped the whole /etc directory? Or just /etc/ssh? Does ls -A /etc and l -lA /etc/ssh show any results? Do you mean an "installation over SSH" or an "installation of SSH" (openssh-server or openssh-client?)?
Jun
3
comment Debian Squeeze 6.0.1 - configuration files missing after ssh installation
Thanks for the loads of information. You told us which configuration files you've deleted and whether the machine in question was a server or desktop.
May
27
comment What Is All Of This Stuff In My Sent Email From Hotmail?
I don't think it's offtopic. From FAQ: "Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … [..] computer software". Since your topic isn't specifically related to the "webmail service" Hotmail, it would fit better here than at webapps.stackexchange.com
May
21
comment why do I need the “sudo” in this particular command?
Those packages installs to directories like /usr/bin which are writeable only by root. The programs in the packages make assumptions about the location of files, you cannot just install those packages in, say, your home directory. Can't you just compile the packages on a machine on which you've the compiler tools available, and move them to this machine on which you do not have root permissions?
May
17
comment Inaccessible SVN repository
How did you access your repo before? Using svn://host/, http://host (or https://host), svn+ssh://host/ ..?