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, doing part time website development using all open source tools like Vim, PHP, Javascript/jQuery, etc for local businesses. I'm semi-retired, so I only do jobs that I want to do.

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comment ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell
Your method is the old method, which was replaced for fairly good reasons, mainly that the drive numbering is not constant, and it's possible to boot from an unexpected drive. This is not possible with UUID. But I often use the "LABEL=___" format, just because it's clearer to see right away what's what. Example: LABEL=data_partition.
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comment Permission issues with tomcat
Also, you would need to make the files group writable to use my idea. And there is more information here that might help.
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comment Permission issues with tomcat
It's been too long since I used tomcat, but 2 things occur to me: Don't you need to be in the tomcat7 group to allow the program to access the log? And also, it seems like it really wants to access a temp file in /var/lib/tomcat7/temp; does that exist? It may be the same permission problem. Maybe you just need to add yourself to the tomcat7 group.
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comment Getting pictures off of old deactivated phone
Can you turn on your old phone (it may require the sim card, if there is one)? If so, you could get to the pics and transfer them to something like dropbox or Google drive, or even the PC.
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Microsoft Royalties For FAT Filesystem and Ubuntu
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revised Microsoft Royalties For FAT Filesystem and Ubuntu
Corrected spelling, tried to clean up the question to be somewhat more coherent
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comment Can`t mount my device from live cd
First, you should always be scared to do anything requiring root (sudo), and only do it when you know it's correct. Second, mount is pretty simple, actually, and you can learn much by entering mount --help, or man mount for more details. Third, make sure the directory already exists (/mnt/ntfs1). This may be hard to do if the source isn't writable, but /mnt will exist already and is perfectly fine to use temporarily. Finally, doesn't the USB stick get mounted automatically?
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comment Can`t mount my device from live cd
Thanks, I was a little confused. Hopefully this will help others that might know more about EFI, which I avoid. But just in case, can you boot from CD/USB in a non-EFI mode. On my system, I have a choice in the BIOS.
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comment Can`t mount my device from live cd
You're not using the live CD/USB when you press strg + alt + F1 are you? Also, did you try any other function keys? Do you get the login prompt at all? And lastly, did you use "sudo" with the mount command?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Repair a NAS corrupt partition
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answered Android won't sync contacts no matter what
Aug
23
comment Error compiling GLib in Ubuntu 14.04 (trying to install GimpShop)
This looks like a big can of worms to me - are you sure you really even want to do this? Even their site has errors on the home page, and the instructions they give were last updated in April 2005. Why not use Gimp itself? I personally found it easier to use and understand than Photoshop, and Gimpshop probably doesn't add any features, just makes it look a little more like photoshop. But at least Gimp has tutorials.
Aug
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Unity 14.04 Desktop does not take focus for "focus under mouse"
Aug
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on i am trying to upgrade my Xubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 but it gives an error
Aug
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on efi boot sequence
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on efi boot sequence
Aug
22
comment Can't use graphical interface after installing Ubuntu 14.04 server
Why did you install the server edition if you wanted to "go graphical?" That's one of the main differences. Did you read this?
Aug
22
comment You do not have the permissions necessary to access
I'm pretty sure this has nothing to do with ssh or the link you gave. More information is needed, like what error you got. But the key is who owns the partition, and what are the permissions, and what type of filesystem.
Aug
22
comment ssh command related problem
In the directory ~/.ssh, there should be only files,one of them being id_rsa which should be an RSA private key. But it looks like you have a directory named id_rsa instead of the file.
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can two PCs with Ubuntu share the clipboard buffer?
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