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    Nedit copy/paste failure

    I have just learned at my place of employment that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, which is used there for all scientific computing work stations, no longer includes NEdit as part of the standard installation. A month or so ago, that would have been a traumatic discovery; but since I am on emacs now, I am good.
    Posted 06-14-2014 at 06:15 AM by flshope flshope is offline
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    Nedit copy/paste failure

    Well, I have reached my frustration limit with NEdit regarding the clipboard lock problem that disables copy/paste. Occasionally, saving an altered file that has been sitting unsaved for a while will clear the lock, but the only sure fix I have found is to shut down all running instances of the code and then start them back up again. What a hassle!

    So I have learned enough Emacs to do almost everything I did routinely with NEdit. I am probably at 95% capability with Emacs and just need to practice what I have learned and find the best ways of doing things. The down-loadable user manual from http://www.fsf.org is excellent, and I decided to buy the hard copy from fsf, too. The accompanying reference card is also well done.

    Even if someone were to fix NEdit at some point, I probably wouldn't go back. Emacs is just too neat!

    RIP, NEdit.
    Posted 04-25-2014 at 10:12 PM by flshope flshope is offline
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    First thing to do in an emergency: Nothing!

    I have not tried many different distros, myself. In 2003 I bought a machine with Red Hat 9 pre-installed, just in time for Red Hat to drop support for it. I lived with that turkey for 8 years with no OS upgrades. Still can't believe I did that, with hindsight from Ubuntu.

    I see a lot of comments about Puppy. I have another 2003-vintage machine with resources commensurate with that time. It was orginally a Windoze box, but I happily over-wrote that with a linux installation (Ubuntu). Perhaps it would run better a light distro like Puppy, huh?
    Posted 12-07-2013 at 06:05 PM by flshope flshope is offline
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    First thing to do in an emergency: Nothing!

    LOL I panic a lot myself, and I'm hardly an experienced Linux user... but I don't give up easily. I've tried lots of Linux distros... the first one which worked was Mandrake 9 (and 10 didn't work on my hardware).

    I love Puppy. It is light, it just works, and whatever doesn't work can be solved by a very responsive userbase on the forum or over chat. Latest is Precise Puppy 5.7.1 ... it's a 32-bit but who cares? I'm still trying some 64-bit Puppy-based distros but my main man is ^
    Posted 12-07-2013 at 03:38 PM by zaivala zaivala is offline
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    How does the US fix it's nonfunctional Congress?

    I personally like the math-based law restricting gerrymandering.

    If we remember that the House of Representatives exists to ensure that the interests of specific communities are heard, then the system is actually working as intended.
    Posted 10-03-2013 at 03:11 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Trying to get video capability working under Ubuntu 11.10

    This machine, which I call Pogo2003, was upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 some time ago. Unfortunately, that upgrade did not resolve the video problem. That problem is that none of my browsers (Firefox, Opera, and Chromium -- all at current versions) will display most videos and specifically will not work with the Zinio magazine site. Opera says Shockwave Flash has crashed; the other two browsers don't do anything. All three browsers work ok on my Pogo2011 machine, which has a newer graphics card.

    One suspected source of the problem was that the Ubuntu Software Center (USC) declined to install the recommended video driver [NVidia binary X.Org driver ('version 96' driver)] due to unsatisfied or conflicting dependencies. I tried repeatedly to do this installation, usually after some routine but plausibly relevant software update by the the USC.

    A week or so ago, the install ran successfully. Sadly, it made no difference at all to the video problem.

    If I find a solution here, I will report it.
    Posted 02-02-2013 at 11:53 AM by flshope flshope is offline
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    Nedit copy/paste failure

    notfaded1:

    Thank you for your thoughts and recommendation.

    You're right, no doubt about it. Before I start another programming project, I need to have emacs under my belt. When I have 10 or so text file windows open, closing and restarting them all to fix copy/paste is a real enthusiasm killer.
    Posted 01-15-2013 at 09:33 AM by flshope flshope is offline
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    Nedit copy/paste failure

    geesh sounds like its time to invest the time in emacs maybe... I actually learned emacs before vi believe it or not. Being a .ılılı..ılılı. guy learning emacs was great because the Cisco IOS uses the same keys for editing command line ;^}

    For the longest time I avoided vi like the plague... but trust me... taking the time to learn it really doesn't take that long and it the long run is a HUGE benefit.

    So if your going to be (x)nix guy... learn vi... and if you're a programmer learn emacs.
    Posted 01-15-2013 at 08:32 AM by notfaded1 notfaded1 is offline
    Updated 01-15-2013 at 08:35 AM by notfaded1 (adds)
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    Nedit copy/paste failure

    Reporting back on some subsequent observations ...

    From my previous post:

    Quote:
    I have noticed a suspected but unconfirmed connection with another NEdit event: the copy/paste failure seems to occur when one or more of the NEdit instances have open a modified file, i.e., changes that have not been saved. It seems that when the save is accomplished, the clipboard lock goes away and copy/paste begins working again.
    I now have specifically observed that, when the copy/paste failure has occurred while one instance of NEdit has unsaved changes, saving those changes sometimes clears the copy/paste failure in other NEdit instances. I have observed this result several times.

    However, I also have observed instances where the save did not clear the copy/paste failure. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
    Posted 01-13-2013 at 11:18 AM by flshope flshope is offline
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    Trying to get video capability working under Ubuntu 11.10

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shammyhealz View Comment
    If you think it's a video incompatibility, have you tried other drivers? I'm not familiar with the i386 drivers, but I have heard good things about Bumblebee, which is for Debian, but I would think would be out for ubuntu as well
    Thanks for your thoughts. Sorry for not replying until now. I must have missed the email notification about your comment. I'll look into Bumblebee.

    I have tried one nVidia driver that Ubuntu Software Center offers, but it won't install due to dependency problems.
    Posted 11-17-2012 at 05:57 PM by flshope flshope is offline
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    Trying to get video capability working under Ubuntu 11.10

    If you think it's a video incompatibility, have you tried other drivers? I'm not familiar with the i386 drivers, but I have heard good things about Bumblebee, which is for Debian, but I would think would be out for ubuntu as well
    Posted 10-19-2012 at 08:12 AM by Shammyhealz Shammyhealz is offline

  



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