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  1. [all variants] Re: XP can IDE but Linux can't recognize the IDE HD?

    Since none of the linux distros can find it, it would seem to be a BIOS problem.

    You could try resetting all the BIOS settings to safe-default ?

    The HD is jumpered correctly i take it ? try...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: to make a cd of ubuntu consisting of all plugins and packages from our running ub

    Being old fashioned i'd tackle this at the installation stage by having a separate partition for /local

    After all, isnt this one of the reasons we have partitions !!!?
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    [gnome] Re: Desktop not displaying

    bump Howefields suggestion to look at your screens resolution first..

    Try manually reducing your resolution, and or refresh rate.
  4. [xfce] Re: The two things still hard to do when living with a legacy machine

    For videos i used to find mplayer managed on older hardware whereas other players would be a bit choppy.

    For photos, konqueror has the excellent ability html slideshows from any folderfull of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help Restoring my desktop envyroment

    A safe (if clumsy) method would be to create a new user, and then migrate your old data to the new users filesystem.

    Hopefully leaving behind your old baggage .
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    [xfce] Re: Xfce/Thunar will not mount CDs

    Go on . . . . . install konqueror !

    you know you want to . . . ;)
  7. [gnome] Re: Transparent Gnome tray icons have white background!

    Also seemed to be a problem with nvidia graphics cards and transparency.

    The terminal for instance would display white text on a white background.


    So the simplest kludge was just...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Changing the login window

    I would first try

    sudo apt-get install gdm-themes

    then have a look here . .
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    [ubuntu] Re: windows dual boot

    This is a real problem "Bios on the AMD had hard disk boot priority and I can't turn it off"

    You really need to get that bit sorted first of all.

    Then wipe yer hard drive, install Windows XP...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu switches to low-graphics mode when left unattended for some specific time

    Something must be repeatedly crashing your xserver . . . .

    Can you check your log files for your xservers and see if anythings popping up there ? ideally, see if anythings common to the the...
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    [kubuntu] Re: weird KDE issue

    I used to edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf (it might be XFree86 these days) and make sure the monitors resolution was capped at a sensible level.

    You can do this just a normal user by reducing...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Nvida drivers cause gnome-panel to not work

    I wonder if theres some specific setting in your bash profile . . . try creating a new user, then login as the new user.

    If its a bash config issue the new users screen will be fine, whilst yours...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cursor moves by itself

    Synaptics and Alps touchpads used to be pretty mad . . . . their drivers are now in the kernel ( i think) and should be pretty mature.

    Prior to having udev i used to go into the xorg.conf file and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Is something wrong with my display?

    I'd try turning down the screen resolution, or the refresh rate.

    Flickering, or corruption can be caused by asking too much of the screens capabilities, and if this is the case, then permanent...
  15. Thread: Turn off

    by jerrykenny

    [ubuntu] Re: Turn off

    Your system may think you dont have the authority to turn off the computer?

    It looks like a bug, but look into your user account, and your users privelidges. . . . make sure your user account isnt...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lenovo x100e won't boot (Network?)

    Hard to see whats wrong here . . . .two suggestions

    One . . . look into your BIOS and make sure your boot device priority is set to boot into your dvd drive, AND your hard drive . . .

    Two . ....
  17. [ubuntu_studio] Re: Is this a good recording laptop? - Asus X83VB-X1 Core 2 Duo T5800 2.0GHz

    I'd avoid laptops with nvidia graphics cards . . . HP and Sony had problems with these overheating and HP were/ are still in denial as to their liability.

    In effect an HP laptop might last the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem with Hard Drive. Partition.

    Thats a very unusual partitioning setup you have . . . .

    Also the SMART report reckons the hard drive is on its way out . . .

    I'd make a backup of any data you need from that hard drive...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04 Mouse stops working- PLEASE HELP!

    Are you sure this isnt a hardware problem ?

    Could simply be a knackered mouse, or even motherboard. . .

    If youre using a PS" mouse, try using a usb mouse instead to see if that helps (or vice...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Epson sx600f printer

    Update . . . its sort of getting there . .

    I have it printing, it was probably printing at a much earlier stage in the proceedings, however, it WONT print the test-page.

    If i just open a file...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Epson sx600f printer

    Yes but on the same page it says

    The properties of this printer are not yet entered into the database
    This printer is only listed here because it is in the list of supported printers of the...
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    [ubuntu] Epson sx600f printer

    Help . . . .

    This is a new printer, the installation is using a driver downloaded from avasys, . . . this driver generates a ppd file for you.

    Configuring via cups, then attempting to print...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Firefox automatically redirecting

    Dodgy laptop touchpad ? its new to me, almost like a windows virus . . . . has your computer been dallying with the windows-bint next door ?

    Try launching firefox from a terminal . . . just type...
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    [ubuntu] Re: log in screen does not show up

    Was it a painfull reboot ? ie switching the machine off at the wall ?

    If yes, then the system will be checking and repairing your filesystems, . . . just leave it ~10 mins

    If not, can you...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Installing application problem with unresponsive Hardy Heron disk

    I'm still sure theres a line in there saying something like

    deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 6.06 _Dapper Drake_ - Alpha i386 (20060504)]/ dapper main restricted

    You need to disable this line by adding a # in...
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