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  1. Re: Some advice please - elderly laptop needs some TLC in the form of a suitable dist

    Hello kind folks........

    Thank you for all the advice and help.

    It transpires that Crashbang is working on the laptop and I've set it up so my wee offspring can use it.

    One minor question -...
  2. Re: Some advice please - elderly laptop needs some TLC in the form of a suitable dist

    I couldn't tell you at the minute.

    Crunchbang loads via the DVD so I will have a hack at that tomorrow - but if anyone can tell me how to enable pae that would be a big help I think....
  3. Some advice please - elderly laptop needs some TLC in the form of a suitable distro

    Hi,

    Absolute beginner here.

    I have a Gericom Ego MS1003 laptop from around a century ago.

    It did run XP. Not any more.

    It had a bit of a hissy fit a few weeks ago and I ended up putting...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install 12.10 - just comes up with completely blank splash screen

    Even better still Mark - when I used WinXP on my laptop it said my battery was goosed, meaning I had to use mains power, which effectively consigned it to obscurity.

    However, here I am, typing on...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install 12.10 - just comes up with completely blank splash screen

    ac5jw

    Yes, give Lubuntu a try, I'm really happy with it. The laptop that I put it on would absolutely craaawwlll to open pages but this has made it really quite snappy, plus I've configured...
  6. Re: Ubuntu 12.10 shows desktop screen and nothing else

    I eventually decided to try 12.04, but it was very slow. Instead I've put Lubuntu on a couple of old machines and that is working fine.
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install 12.10 - just comes up with completely blank splash screen

    Thanks for that Mark. Even before your suggestion I decided to have a try putting Lubuntu on. It works a lot better - still not great - but okay. Youtube won't play fullscreen video without it being...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install 12.10 - just comes up with completely blank splash screen

    It's about a thousand years old Mark. But, it was running Ubuntu until just a few days ago, maybe build 11.**? And it did so fine, only now it seems so slow.

    May be worth my while trying something...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install 12.10 - just comes up with completely blank splash screen

    Thanks,

    I've reinstalled 12.04 and it works - sort of - but is painfully slow in opening windows and web use, even though I have a strong net connection. Any ideas why?

    Should I try...
  10. Re: Ubuntu 12.10 shows desktop screen and nothing else

    I have also tried this but still no icons launcher or toolbar and no right mouse action.
  11. [ubuntu] Trying to install 12.10 - just comes up with completely blank splash screen

    Hi Folks,

    I have a very old Dell Dimension 1100 (aka B110) PC, originally shipped with XP.

    The only modification is increased RAM to 2GB.

    Reading the spec sheet, it supposedly has Integrated...
  12. [ubuntu] wirless stopped, gericom ego lappy, siemens se587 router

    hello all

    my wee'uns use a gericom ego laptop running hardy heron if my memory is correct.


    the wireless router is a siemens se587, via tiscali, which seems okay as i'm routing my aa1 through...
  13. [other] help. noisy fan on aspire one, running linpus

    hello all,

    i took the plunge and bought an aspire one, 512mb, 120gb, linpus.

    my big ubuntu laptop is now for the kids to use.

    the fan on the aspire one is quite loud and i want to regulate...
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    [ubuntu] Re: laptopmouse trackpad not working

    hi dhtseany - thanks for your response but i found out how to cure it.

    power laptop up on battery, then shut down. remove battery, wait 5 mins, then power up on mains power. this resets the mouse.
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    [ubuntu] laptopmouse trackpad not working

    hi

    i have a gericom ego laptop.

    last night the mouse trackpad was working fine, today it is stuck - no motion, no clicking.

    using a usb mouse at the mo which is fine


    any ideas how i can...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: unable to play .flv files, something wrong with synaptic

    ad-267 - i have no idea what you have told me to do or whether i actually followed your instructions correctly, but voila, hey presto, quelle fromage - it's worked.


    you are a star - cheers very...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: unable to play .flv files, something wrong with synaptic

    hi

    this was the result

    E: Malformed 3rd word in the Status line
    E: Error occurred while processing ttf-bitstream-vera (UsePackage2)
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status
    E: The...
  18. [ubuntu] unable to play .flv files, something wrong with synaptic

    hello everyone,

    i'm an ubuntu virgin, so-to-speak.

    can anyone providing help, please, please, give it in laymans terms.

    i tried to go via applications-install new application, but got this...
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