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  1. Re: Count to 200 before a Windows user resets back to One!

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    [ubuntu] Combine .DOC documents

    Hi,

    I have 48 Microsoft Word documents that I want to merge into one single document. (either .odt or .doc, it doesn't matter).

    Is there a way to do this either graphically or via the console?
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    [ubuntu] Re: GPG - Gnome keyring cleartexts passphrase

    See http://live.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring/SecurityPhilosophy

    It is not stored in the clear, but it is displayed in the clear when you are authenticated.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Is allowing Ubuntu to install updates normally a BIG mistake?

    Depends. Updates can fix a variety of problems that range in severity from crashes to UI glitches.

    You have to think: "am I going to evaluate every update before applying it?". If the answer to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Newbie in need of help with sound

    Your problem seems similar to mine, which is documented in https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/279478

    See if the attached fix works for you.
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    [ubuntu] Re: sound fading out

    The bug for this is at https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/279478 , and it should already be fixed in Lucid.
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    Re: New Site (which is the old site)

    You might want to take a look at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/HowToTriage
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell m1330 webcam stopped working

    I rebooted and the problem went away.

    Best of luck.
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Merge same-name contacts with different attributes in Evolution

    heh, thanks.

    For me at least, my solution was to sync Evolution to Google Contacts and use their merge feature. You have to go through it manually, but their merger is pretty intelligent.
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    [ubuntu] Sound on a Dimension 8300

    Hi, I'm having some sound issues. speaker-test gives "ALSA lib pcm.c:2205:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM dmixer; Playback open error: -17,File exists"

    When I set the device to PulseAudio in...
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    [xfce] Set ~ as Desktop?

    Hi,

    I'm in XFCE, and I was wondering how I can set it to use ~ as my desktop, rather than the default ~/Desktop. This was configurable inside gconf in GNOME, can it be done in XFCE/thunar?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mono programs crash

    Odd, it seeemed to go away after I reinstalled all the mono packages via synaptic and restarted my session.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mono programs crash

    lfaraone@stone:~$ mono --debug /usr/lib/mono/2.0/gacutil.exe

    ** (/usr/lib/mono/2.0/gacutil.exe:9858): WARNING **: Thread (nil) may have been prematurely finalized

    **...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mono programs crash

    No. last-exit also crashes in the same fasion.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mono programs crash

    Correct.
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    [ubuntu] Mono programs crash

    Hi,

    I'm currently not able to run the two mono programs I have installed on my Ubuntu desktop: tomboy and gnome-do.

    Both crash when started with a shell session something like this:
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Freezeups in GTK apps

    Disabled all addons and the freezes still continue :(
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    [ubuntu] Freezeups in GTK apps

    Hiya,

    Every few minutes, Firefox freezes up. (Ubuntu detects that it is not responding and greys it out)

    After Firefox freezes, apps such as Nautilus, Pidgin, and Transmission eventually freeze...
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    [ubuntu] Dell m1330 webcam stopped working

    Hiya,

    For the longest time (since early Intrepid) I've been using my M1330's built in camera with no problems. It worked in Jaunty. Recently, however (this week), it stopped showing up in...
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    [all variants] Re: Parted with special alignment

    I know how to change the block size with a tool such as fdisk, however I don't know how to do so using parted, which (AFAICT) cannot work with disks that use alternate block sizes. And I have a task...
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    [all variants] Re: Parted with special alignment

    No, partitions of various sizes that use a block size of 4mb.
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    [all variants] Parted with special alignment

    Hi,

    I need to create a few partitions aligned on 4MB blocks by using 32 sectors/track and 128 heads and using odd start numbers. Is it possible to do this with parted, and if so, how?

    I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mouse sensitivity on a laptop

    Other than the fact that the dongle doesn't send a signal to HAL (afaict) when the wireless mouse is turned off.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mouse sensitivity on a laptop

    Yeah, I know of that feature, but that changes it for both the mouse and the touchpad :)
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    [ubuntu] Mouse sensitivity on a laptop

    Hi,

    I have a wireless USB mouse which is *very* sensitive to movement. How can I cause it to accelerate slower while not changing the way my touchpad works?
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