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  1. cd/dvd drive "opens" after waking from sleep

    I'm using Mint9 KDE, but I suspect this is a kernel issue, and when I posted on the Mint forums I got no reply, so I'm trying here.

    I have a Sony CDRWDVD in an HP DC5100 desktop computer.

    The...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: After suspending and waking up, the screen flickers

    Hi nosmokenofire:

    I hope someone gives you a more positive answer than I can. Ever since I switched to Linux Mint (which is Ubuntu with most of the bugs fixed) I haven't had the problem.
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    [kubuntu] Re: A nice , easy hassle free FTP server

    IIRC--and it's been a while, so I can't be sure--it does ask for a username and password. And you get to tick a box to store the password.



    At this point, so am I ;-) I'm sure there's...
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    [kubuntu] Re: A nice , easy hassle free FTP server

    I think you're looking for something that isn't there, and doesn't have to be. I installed proftpd and, as Herman says, it just works out of the box.




    If you're using KDE, then Konquerer is...
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    [all variants] Re: Seeking Install Advice

    I should warn you, that was NOT my experience with Hardy (the last LTS). It was a mess. I've recently installed Mint as a stopgap while awaiting 10.4, just in case it, too, proves a mess. I'm very...
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    [SOLVED] memory stick copies folders but not files

    This is too strange. I'm trying to copy my Kmail folders to a usb memory stick so I can import them on a new computer. Also my mp3 folder.

    The folders and sub-folders copy onto the stick, but not...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: After suspending and waking up, the screen flickers

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu

    But I bet it's already been started. Nevertheless, you should add to it with as much info as possible.
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    [all variants] Re: what are linux restricted modules

    linuxonbute and jward3010, thanks for these replies. The fog is slowly disspating :-)

    I guess I should explain that what I'm trying to do is reduce memory consumption. I only have 512MB, and once...
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    [all variants] Re: what are linux restricted modules

    Hi linuxonbute:

    Thanks for the reply.


    Yes, I saw that, but when I run the Gnome Hardware Drivers Manager it says I don't have any proprietary hardware. The output of lshw doesn't name any of...
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    [all variants] Re: what are linux restricted modules

    Hi tapas_mishra:

    I found your post because I need an explanation, too. I found an old one at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=216472 but it just quotes the package description:


    ...
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    [kubuntu] Re: kwallet is driving me nuts

    Hi ElllisD:

    I'm still using 8.04, and I haven't seen kwallet pop up in I don't know how long--but darned if I can recall how I finally got rid of it. I suspect I did as you did. Anyway, I've...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Brasero disk burner not working?

    According to sudo lshw -C disk:

    *-cdrom:0
    description: CD-R/CD-RW writer
    product: CW078D CD-R/RW
    vendor: CyberDrv
    physical id: 1
    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tellico software database

    It depends on how you got your comics into the database. You'd need a separate field for the issue numbers, then it's just a question of using the drop-down menu on the tool bar.
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    [kubuntu] sleep.sh turns on my ethernet card

    I have just learned that the way to prevent screen flicker after suspending my computer is to use sudo /etc/acpi/sleep.sh

    Only problem now is, when it wakes up, my ethernet card is turned on. This...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Should I get an ubuntu Dell or another desktop?

    Where I live--a much smaller city than Brooklyn, let alone New York City--there are at least 3 local computer stores that will sell me a machine for around $400 with Ubuntu installed. In each case,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Brasero disk burner not working?

    If you search Launchpad, you'll find that there have been many, many bugs regarding CD/DVD burning since they switched to using wodim, I think back in Hardy or earlier. I posted about this here:...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: After suspending and waking up, the screen flickers

    Hi GeneralSpecific: Thanks so much for your work. I'm having the same problem on Kubuntu Hardy, so I don't think it has anything to do with gdm or anything Gnome. And also, this problem has obviously...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Can't see the codes to register in blogs and forums..?

    Donald J., you're not the only one with the problem. Please, if you ever hear from the captcha people, post their reply.
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    [all variants] Re: How do I disable threading in Kmail?

    I have a much older version of Kmail, but try under Folder in the list of menus at the top.

    It's not the most intuitive place to put it.
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    [kubuntu] Re: Keyboard shortcuts for advanced chars ?

    You need to set up a "compose" key in your System settings/Regional and accessibility/Keyboard layout.

    There, you access the Xkb options tab and Enable the compose key. Most people use the right...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: how do i tell add/remove that it should look at the install cd for the program?

    As I understand it, you can only use the CD rom to install individual programs if it's the alternate install CD.

    If you need a particular package, you should have a package search option in your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dial-Up Connection Help

    There's lots of us still on dialup. I wish the Ubuntu folks realized that. KPPP is a very good app and easy to understand, I recommend it even if you're using Gnome.

    You'll also want to check out:...
  23. Thread: Meta Packages

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    [ubuntu] Re: Meta Packages

    Denestria, thanks for the explanation. I never realized there was a metapackages section in Synaptic, or understood the "common" tab. But slowly, the light is dawning.



    Um, mine's only 18.4MB,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: what is the name of "{"

    I've heard them referred to as French brackets, but only by Americans. I've always called them braces.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracket
  25. Thread: Meta Packages

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    [ubuntu] Re: Meta Packages

    Hi Felicity_X: If you look under the Help menu in Synaptic, you'll see an item: Icon Legend. That will give you an explanation of what each box, green or otherwise, means.

    Denestria, I've read all...
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