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    [ubuntu] Re: I can't use macro-recorder

    yeah, um sorry... I was told by an admin that they disabled the macro recorder. don't know "why", and now i'm ready to dig in a little deeper, but it's been a while since i've been online, and all...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Vostro 2420 function keys not working after ubuntustudio 13.10 install

    it's gedit, and once again you have made life much easier for me...

    Toz, once more, thank you so much for your time, and advice, laptop works more like I'm used to now, you're a great help!
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Vostro 2420 function keys not working after ubuntustudio 13.10 install

    when i enter "mousepad ~/bin/toggletouchpad.sh"

    response is:
    "The program 'mousepad' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt-get install mousepad"

    do i follow...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Vostro 2420 function keys not working after ubuntustudio 13.10 install

    when i enter "mousepad ~/bin/toggletouchpad.sh"

    response is:
    "The program 'mousepad' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt-get install mousepad"

    do i follow...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Vostro 2420 function keys not working after ubuntustudio 13.10 install

    Hello Toz my friend... one that is not working is (Fn+ F3) it enables/disables the touchpad. very handy for typing... if enabled, and i accidentally touch it, it moves my cursor to an unwanted area...
  6. [SOLVED] Vostro 2420 function keys not working after ubuntustudio 13.10 install

    laptop had ubuntu 11.10 preinstalled, and failed to advise of LTS update before EOL.

    did a fresh install of ubuntu studio 13.10 (xfce), now some (i guess model specific?) function keys won't work....
  7. Re: Is there a way to buy a Dell dekstop/laptop with pre-installed Ubuntu?

    yes, I bought a dell vostro 2420 core i3 with ubuntu 11.10 preinstalled nov, 2012 because our company has a link to dell by virtue of being a kenworth dealer. I was told they don't sell to the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mouse Moves When Typing

    same problem on dell vostro 2420 running ubuntu 11.10 was easy fix... there is a function key to toggle the touchpad... just installed ubuntustudio 13.10, and now that function key no longer...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: ubuntu 11.10 upgrade to 12.04 LTS, Authentication failed message

    fantab... Thank you very much for your input
    deadflowr... Thank you very much for your guidance, time, and insight, and for walking me through this.

    I've got everytrhing backed up, and with both...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: ubuntu 11.10 upgrade to 12.04 LTS, Authentication failed message

    i made backup image, and the backup program named it "ubuntu-11.10-amd64-dell_A00"... anyway, here's the output:

    computer
    description: Portable Computer
    product: Vostro 2420 (To be...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: ubuntu 11.10 upgrade to 12.04 LTS, Authentication failed message

    wow! that's a real drag... i had the update manager set to notify me of LTS versions, and it never showed any... all i know is it stopped showing any updates a few weeks back.
    i changed the...
  12. Thread: name change

    by handysmurf
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    [SOLVED] Re: name change

    Thank you very much howefield. You grind a nice cup of ubuntu
  13. Thread: name change

    by handysmurf
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    [SOLVED] name change

    please change name to:
    handy
    handysmurf
    bigtrucksmurf
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    Perfect! Just what I wanted. Thank you ever so much Toz. I appreciate your patience, and time.

    Now is there some way I can shorten this thread before I mark it as "solved", so the "meat" of the...
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    Re: If you have Windows XP, why do you use linux?

    I paid $495 for borland c++ compiler, probably $100 (+) for quattro pro, and several others, PLUS more for anti-virus for use with windows 98.
    had some compatibility issues when upgrading to...
  16. [SOLVED] ubuntu 11.10 upgrade to 12.04 LTS, Authentication failed message

    dialog box shows:
    downloading the release upgrade tool
    File one of two downloading.... Then:

    Authentication failed

    Authenticating the upgrade failed. There may be a problem with the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    Results are:
    echo X | sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
    when i use "0" i get full dim,
    when i use "15" i get full bright, "2" is where i'd like to boot.

    echo 2441,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    echo X | sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
    when i use "0" i get full dim,
    when i use "15" i get full bright, "2" is where i'd like to boot.

    echo 2441, or 4882 | sudo...
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    ubuntu 11.10 on a dell vostro 2420 laptop, am total newbie.

    didn't have any luck with the (both) click paste either.


    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor...
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    lspci -k | grep -A3 VGA

    (no response.)



    for i in /sys/class/backlight/*; do echo $i; cat $i/brightness; cat $i/actual_brightness; cat $i/max_brightness; done
    ...
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    Re: 12.04 install fail on p5 desktops

    gotcha, tiny core, did get jaunty installed, and it boots okay, most apps okay, but "sound recorder" won't record, and since it is obsolete, no updates are available. Tried ubuntustudio, but it...
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    Re: 12.04 install fail on p5 desktops

    wow! thanks guys! I remember reading about the alternate installer somewhere, but I must'uv had a brain glitch. it worked great, not a hitch during the entire install, now if the desktop works... ...
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    Re: 12.04 install fail on p5 desktops

    been a while since i did anything on these old things...And apparently I have my details wrong... the one I'm trying to install on at the moment is a pentium 3 (not 5) clocked at 450 Mhz. I am...
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    Installing on Pentium 3

    I have a number of salvaged desktops that refuse to install xfe. I've tried different configurations in gparted from half the 16g drive, to no partitions, and everything in between. I get a...
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    [SOLVED] vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    Is there an equivelant to config.sys (or any method) where i can set the brightness level by default instead of having to manually set it each boot?:confused:
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