USB Device loads twice, WTF lucid lynx on lsd

Mark mhullrich at
Thu Nov 18 23:17:19 GMT 2010

On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM, Nick Edwards <nick.z.edwards at> wrote:
> the information relevant was provided, as any competent person can see
> demonstrated by NoOP's decent reply,  you have no ability to see that,
> yourself and the other trolls wont be seen again, no wonder this list has
> gone to shit, a few other people should have been set to permanently
> moderated as well as Karl and Res, or are you and Ric trying to take their
> place... doing a good job so far.
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:52 PM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at>
> wrote:
>> On 18/11/2010 22:48, Nick Edwards wrote:
>> > So, I plug in my digital USB camera, and  I get multiple icons, I get
>> > multiple copies of gtkam, fspot and even if I set it to, "ask me" i
>> > still get multiple boxes appear, It likely wants to open more than
>> > twice but i get an error cant lock device box, this never happened on
>> > hardy.
>> >
>> > Anyone got any pointers on how to resolve? It never used to do it and
>> > I swear that early use of lucid never did this, but something is now
>> > making it.
>> >
>> > Nicki
>> Well, Nicki, you are not going to get many helpful answers to your
>> problem unless you provide some information to which people can respond
>> to.
>> Reverse the situation: you are a knowledgeable person but get the
>> wishy-washy question as above.
>> How do you go about answering it?
>> What is missing in that gobbledygook?
>> The system which is being used? Which "digital USB camera"? Which
>> "multiple icons"? And so on....
>> Be specific and give details about your problem. Nobody here is a mind
>> reader or a clairvoyant, and nobody has a decent crystal ball to gaze
>> into :-) .

Let me see if I'm following this one correctly:

1. You posted a request for help with a specific problem that seems to
apply to specific hardware and software, but the only specific
information you provided was "early use of lucid."  (Let's ignore for
the moment that this is completely improper English grammar as Lucid
is a proper name referring to a particular release of Ubuntu, whereas
lucid is an adjective describing clarity, something missing in the
original request....)

2. Someone who has been quite helpful to many people on this list
replied, requesting, in his own way, more lucidity as to the nature of
the problem.

3. You responded with an insulting, foul language top-post apparently
complaining because one person did not see enough information to
respond intelligently where one other person took a stab in the dark
that, as it happens, you said was no help.

I invite you to continue to fume at how utterly unhelpful those of us
who are still waiting (with nothing but respect for NoOp's effort) for
enough information to respond with something more concrete than a stab
in the dark are.  Let us know how that goes, won't you?

I am reminded of the days when the standard answer to a question of
this nature was "RTFM," and the usual replies were in one of two
categories - "What is 'RTFM?'" and "How dare you tell me to do my own

You can't please everyone all the time, but you can fool most of them
most of the time....

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