Marty Fried

California

I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, retired from active work but still helping friends with computer problems, configuration, audio/video setup, and other electronic devices.

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reviewed Edit suggested edit on How can I prevent ubuntu from mounting particular partitions/deivices?
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revised How can I prevent ubuntu from mounting particular partitions/deivices?
I did not agree with all of the recent edits, and so did not want my name attatched
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comment How to modify how Brackets behaves?
There are several ways, depending on which GUI or shell or even Ubuntu flavor you are using. But Linux itself has methods, such as the find command - but you need to use the correct syntax. It can take a while sometimes, to search the entire filesystem, but the syntax is find / -iname filename, where "/" is the starting point (root). A better version is find / -iname *bracket* 2>/dev/null, which will find anything with "bracket", without regard to case, and throw away all the warnings that clutter up the output.
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reviewed RejectAndEdit suggested edit on What is the equivalent for switching drives in terminal on Linux?
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revised What is the equivalent for switching drives in terminal on Linux?
Added information about mounting to a non-empty directory
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awarded Notable Question
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comment Ubuntu not going in full screen mode in virtualbox after update
"Certain installations"?? You need to be more specific - mainly, did you upgrade VirtualBox or Ubuntu?
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revised Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
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comment Gparted: move extended partition on the left
Thanks, @psusi... I didn't know, which is why I said might be able to cancel. Fortunately, I've never had a power outage while doing that, and I don't think I've ever needed to cancel, at least not very far into it.
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answered Gparted: move extended partition on the left
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awarded Organizer
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revised Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
He is dual-booting with Mac, and using HFS+ filesystem for his data.
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
@funkyrailroad: I added some more information to my answer after reading your comments. Hope they help. Unfortunately, I have no experience dual-booting OSX.
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revised Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
Added more info after recent comments
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comment apache2 on ubuntu 14 - localhost works but ip doesn't
@Anders: Thanks, I kind of figured that out but wasn't 100% sure, but the way he first wrote it made me think it was external - bg.org is a real domain name. The thing is, I've created many web sites both locally and remote, and never had to do anything fancy to get this to work, so something is fishy.
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answered Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
Did you check the ownership of the link, or of the actual directory that the link is point at? Both matter. But I'm creating an answer, so I can get more detailed.
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comment 14.10 Cannot ping www.google.com
Have you tried using the sutomatic (default) network configuration, or creating a new one if you don't have it? Perhaps you didn't enter the information correctly for DNS servers
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answered Add aditional HDD to already instaled ubuntu server
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comment Why can't I follow symlinks when I use the file system gui, but in terminal everything works fine?
One thing just occurred to me... are you the owner of the directories that you are linking to (and the owner of the link)? If not, the links won't work.
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