"They speak in esoteric terms and procedures that are mostly impossible for
the non-geek to understand."
I've used unix decades ago. Around 10 years ago I installed Ubuntu and did
not like it. A few years ago I installed Debian which I find pleasant to
use. However, whenever I had a problem and did a search, the answers were
almost always convoluted and seemingly more complicated than necessary.
I've come to accept that that is the way it is: solving simple problems
often requires following a thread of multiple searches. So, it's not you.
But, Linux gets better all the time, so just stay with it, and bring it up
at the next CLUG meeting along with your laptop.
Btw, if you are the guy who was having installation problems at the last
meeting, I noticed that your laptop was painfully slow. If you replace
your hard drive with a solid state one (about 100 bucks), it will make a
world of difference and give you a much better experience. A fresh install
on the new drive without attempting to clone what you have or install
Windows is what I suggest. JMHO.
On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 12:27 PM, Charles Breaux <chazbreaux@xxxxxxxxx>
again have no idea of what you're talking about. I've been using Ubuntu
for over 2 years now, and have tried to learn, but this is a good example
of the disparity between the geeks who write it and use it and non geeks
who who don't have a clue. More often than not the ubuntu forum users do
not take into account that "nubbies" don't have a basic understanding of
the preferential terms and code writing savy. They speak in esoteric terms
and procedures that are mostly impossible for the non-geek to understand. I
mention this to you because I see it as the major hurdle in the way of
popularizing linux. As far as know I have a stock 14.04. I haven't replaced
my gedit, with nano or vim. I'm ashamed to admit I don't even know what
they are...Again, I mention this because of your involvement in the group
in SV turning people onto linux.
On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 12:15 PM, Devi Garcia <asphyxiated.god@xxxxxxxxx>
sudo gedit /home/savanne/.config/user-dirs.dirs
Would be the command or nano or vim or whatever editor you use in replace
On Nov 5, 2017 12:12 PM, "Charles Breaux" <chazbreaux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
sudo: /home/savanne/.config/user-dirs.dirs: command not found
On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Devi Garcia <asphyxiated.god@xxxxxxxxx>
Need to run it as sudo so have administrator access why says permission
On Nov 5, 2017 12:00 PM, "Charles Breaux" <chazbreaux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I assume I was suppose to run in the terminal: ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs
according to the link you sent. but I got this[image: Inline image 1]
On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 11:53 AM, Devi Garcia <
On Nov 5, 2017 11:42 AM, "Charles Breaux" <chazbreaux@xxxxxxxxx>
thanks, but, again linux challenges my computer savy. I have no idea
how to do either of your suggestions. care to elaborate?
On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 11:25 AM, Devi Garcia <
Charles.. I'd believe depending on your file manager it's either a
"favorites" option that needs to be edited or it's a config file in
home folder that needs to be edited and saved
On Nov 5, 2017 10:47 AM, "Charles Breaux" <chazbreaux@xxxxxxxxx>
Mr. Garcia. i don't know if it is appropriate to ask you questions,
but I bet there is a real simple answer that won't be much of an
to you. Ubuntu 14.04. somehow my folder for documents got deleted from
"places" menu. I reinstalled the folder on my home page, but can't
how to ad it to the places column on the left side the main menu.
Charles in Saint David.
On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 10:34 AM, Devi Garcia <