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    [xubuntu] Menu laucher (.desktop file) locations

    I have a Xubuntu 13.04 installation that I had installed Nautilus (and removed again), but the menu item didn't go away. No problem I thought... until I tried to find it.

    Basically it is a "dead"...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Access xp from Ubuntu

    Not even close. Some will run ok, some will run with restrictions, many will not run at all. Saying that "all exe apps" will work in WINE - smoothly or otherwise - is simply wrong.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Access xp from Ubuntu

    You can, but it's not without risks. See this somewhat out of date example of how to do it with VirtualBox: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=769883

    I don't really recommend this approach...
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    Re: The OS name game!

    Singularity
  5. Re: Microsoft extends Xp again and plans Xp Sp4.

    It's worn rather well then. Compare XP with any of its Linux desktop contemporaries and it becomes very clear why it was (and still is ) so popular; it still holds its own even against recent desktop...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: drives not ready or not present on loading Ubuntu

    Hmm. I don't like things that suddenly "fix themselves" but at least it's working now.
  7. [SOLVED] Re: drives not ready or not present on loading Ubuntu

    Do you have another USB drive to try? It would be informative to discover whether the behaviour is related to that particular device or all USB disks.
  8. [SOLVED] Re: drives not ready or not present on loading Ubuntu

    See if it appears in the output of
    sudo fdisk -l (that's a lower case "L")

    Type that into a terminal before connecting the disk, plug in the disk and wait a few seconds then type it again....
  9. [SOLVED] Re: drives not ready or not present on loading Ubuntu

    Does it appear in "Places" when you plug it in?
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    Re: The OS name game!

    epoc
  11. [SOLVED] Re: drives not ready or not present on loading Ubuntu

    Remove (or comment out) those last two lines. USB drives will auto-mount when you plug them in, no need for the entries in fstab that are causing your problem.
  12. [SOLVED] Re: drives not ready or not present on loading Ubuntu

    How can you know that? I often have a valid /dev/sdb and sometimes a /dev/sdc, and they're both USB devices.
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    [ubuntu] Re: live usb installation?

    It will do either - your choice.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Convert /home from ext3 to ext4 file system type

    Good question, and one that the OP needs to think about. I use ext4 with Lucid and it works flawlessly, but when I originally tried it under Jaunty - on the same hardware - I had almost immediate...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Setting up a LAN only FTP server.

    If you are behind a NAT router and no ports are forwarded then you are secure. Use one of the web-based probes (see "Shields Up" at http://www.grc.com for example) to test.

    Edit: I see you've...
  16. Re: So a Microsoft Activation Guy Just Hung Up on Me...

    Odd. A few months ago I installed a XP SP3 OEM CD in Virtualbox and it activated automatically online with no issues whatsoever. To be honest I've never had any problem activating XP automatically...
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    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    "Taking Good Care of Business" - Lindisfarne (from Roll On Ruby)
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot connect from external network to a computer sitting inside a router

    You need to do a bit of research about "network address translation" (NAT) and "port forwarding" when requiring access to a "local area network" (LAN) from an external "wide area network" (WAN).
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    [ubuntu] Re: Virtualbox startup

    Be aware that the command VBoxManage is used only by PUEL version of VirtualBox; if you install the free version from the Ubuntu repositories the command will be vboxmanage (all lower case) instead....
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird is already running, but not responding

    Read what I wrote in my earlier reply and just copy the contents of the XP %AppData\Thunderbird folder to replace the contents of the Ubuntu ~/.thunderbird folder. This of course includes the...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird is already running, but not responding

    When you say "the .default folder" I'm not sure what you mean. In either OS there is a folder in which Thunderbird stores its data; for some user (johnb in my example) on Ubuntu it uses...
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    Re: What's this mean?

    Don't you just hate it when you have to explain humour...
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    [ubuntu] Re: files disappear in xp using ntfs-3g

    Hibernation is a different matter. If you modify the disk of a hibernated Windows system it will cause data corruption when the system is brought out of hibernation.

    It's nothing to do with the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: question about ext 2/ ext 4, etc..

    NTFS has absolutely no connection with FAT, and in particular is not some sort of extension of it; in fact it's not a FAT ("File Allocation Table") based file system of any sort.
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    Re: Impatient Users who need hand-holding

    Yep. Or worse, those who did read the instructions but when interrogated admit that they didn't follow all of them because they didn't seem important. A slap seems perfectly appropriate to me.
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