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.

Jun
19
comment Command-line to list DNS servers
By the way, nmcli dev show doesn't work for 14.04. That's the version I have, so I can't speak for future versions
Jun
19
comment Command-line to list DNS servers
It still works for me using 14.04. You do need to add the device at the end, of course (ie, eth0, eth1, or whatever device you are using).
Jun
17
answered GPG Password Agent and SSH Key Agent
Jun
10
comment Send or Move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers
You're welcome - I'm glad I was able to help people; I enjoy that.
Jun
8
comment Upgrade dual boot windows
There is a Ubuntu issue, though. Windows will almost certainly need to be reinstalled from scratch. But doing that will, of course, wipe out the grub boot record, so the OP will need to be aware of this, and be prepared to restore the dual-boot capabilities (and to avoid wiping out the Ubuntu installation accidentally).
Jun
5
revised Problem with TCP/IP port
formatted code output, added Google translate
Jun
5
comment How to copy a file from USB drive
First thing you need to do is to show what command line you used to generate that error. Otherwise, nobody can tell you what you might be doing wrong. It may be a simple syntax error.
Jun
4
comment Ubuntu 14.04 does not work
Also, did you install proprietary driver previously? I think you may want to uninstall, then reinstall with new version, as it depends on the kernel version.
Jun
4
revised Recursive chown starting with the directory above current directory
added 23 characters in body
Jun
3
answered Recursive chown starting with the directory above current directory
Jun
2
comment Ubuntu 14.04 connects to Wi-Fi in some locations only
Comparing Ubuntu, the OS, to your laptop, a computer, offers no usable information. You should specify the computer that is running Ubuntu, and what type of wireless adaptor it has. For example, if wireless-G, it won't connect to wireless N. Or if single band, it won't connect to 5 GHz or above.
May
29
comment Is Ubuntu still installing I'm not sure using VirtualBox
Sorry, you are correct; for some reason, I thought I had read something about a CD; I added it at the end, without checking. If you had burned a CD, or USB thumbdrive, you could boot from that, run Ubuntu, and not write anything to the hard disk. But on a CD, you can't save anything; on a USB drive, you could.
May
29
comment Is Ubuntu still installing I'm not sure using VirtualBox
Well, the mouse is handled at a lower level, and will often be the only thing working, when things go wrong. I would say that there is a problem, possibly with the display settings or graphics capabilities, etc. Does your computer run the live CD?
May
14
comment Help me install Ubuntu on my virtual box
This is probably answered here. Also, it doesn't matter what your laptop is, when you set up a VM, the VM is what determines the capabilities. Your laptop only determines how you set up VirtualBox itself. So, really, this is better suited for the VirtualBox forums, not Ubuntu.
May
14
comment What mount point should I use for data/free space
@user4624937: I added some more to my answer, which is easier than trying to fit it in to a comment. I hope this helps.
May
14
revised What mount point should I use for data/free space
Added elaboration requested by a user
May
13
answered How to make joomla appear on my apache server?
May
4
comment Shell script does not run when I double click
If using .sh implies it's an sh script, then why wouldn't people use .bash for a bash script? .sh means it's a shell script, and bash is a shell. I think using .sh is just a matter of preference, and a very good case can be made for using it, if desired.
Apr
26
comment Startup Disk Creator Uncaught Exception Error
I use tuxboot or UNetbootin now to create USB disks. Worked fine for Debian Jessie, which I tried out today (and which makes me appreciate how easy Ubuntu is!).
Apr
20
revised SFTP permission denied on files owned by www-data
Noted an error found by DonalLafferty
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