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    Re: keep computer from going to sleep

    Maybe it's the hardware that's doing it, i.e. the display more than likely has power, screen saving features. A little more info on your setup would help.
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Thanks, the flash drive worked great, new hd installed all looks good.
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Ok got my flash drive today, it's recognized, but why is not empty???? Not sure what to do, can I erase what's on it? Then create a startup disk? Never used one before, amazed how small it is!!!!
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    Re: jUST LOOKING FOR ADVICE/OPINIONS

    If it's not a nvidia problem, then a problem with video connection with the display.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Random Reboot

    There's not much difference, both are fast, Chrome by Google is based off of Chromium.

    In an earlier post:

    "I'm with Ubuntu for a couple of weeks, I used Mint as a VM installation on a Win8...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Random Reboot

    IF it doesn't seem to be hardware, why not replace Chrome with Chromium.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can UNBUNTU replace WIndows XP?

    If your not big in MS Access, then format.
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Also have a flash drive on order, just went with a 2 gig for $3.99. I remember reading an article way back on Windows NT, the author wrote "NT has support for a ridiculously large hard drive 4 gig",...
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Yes it has a USB ports, never used flash drives, don't even know what they look like, sucks getting old
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help fixing my own problems

    Well I'm a tinker, tweeker, whatever you want to call it. I have created most of my problems by doing so. I have tried to tweak this operating system since 2008. I have learned to just use it out...
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    I thought I would be done with this problem today, but the .iso is to big for the the CD-R, so I ordered 1 DVD-R, I only ordered 1 cause I never done dvds with this drive. I feel so stupid I worked...
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    Re: Can't execute fsck

    I'm sure I won't give you any answers, I'm an idiot at this Linux stuff, but the errors you get are the same I got went my HD started to fail.

    I know it's no big help, but I'm just doing this to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Ok new plan, I forgot about Monday being a holiday so no CDs until Tuesday. I have a 4 gig HD of the 40 pin connector type, set it up as a slave and hook it up to the CD-ROM cable. The BIOS...
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Thanks
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Yes the CPU nows 64 bit was using it, but went back to 32 when I started having problems don't know why. I thing you answered my ?.

    My plan is to burn a cd with the 64 bit .iso.
    reconfigure the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    My replacement hd will be here today, I downloaded the .iso 64 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04, I'm currently 32 bit.

    If I use the 64 bit version to prep the new hd, will I be able to copy my home...
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Thanks again in terminal who:

    mike@ubuntu:~$ who
    mike tty7 2013-05-21 20:36 (:0)
    mike pts/1 2013-05-21 21:12 (:0)

    I guess I have to visit this forum more often, I might...
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Oops the drive is 200g not 2, anyway I have a new 320g on the way that's all I need.

    but what is this:
    mike@ubuntu:~$ uptime
    19:34:07 up 10:00, 2 users, load average: 0.07, 0.03, 0.06

    I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Ok my hard drive has is going south, thanks for who helped redmk2d, efflandt, and mcduck
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Agreed, but that doesn't mean I can't have fun with it. this hdd going to get formatted, llformated, then formatted again, if that doesn't help it gets the plasma cutter!.
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    I think I'm getting somewhere, I think the hdd is dying, it's 3yrs 9months 18 days old. I'm just hoping for couple of days of use before it takes a total crap
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Ok figured out the SMART stuff it was not enabled in the BIOS.

    SMART Data and Tests tells me that there are 763 sectors failing. 763 in a 2 gig drive is not that many. the hdd is close to 4 yrs...
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    OK, now what?
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    Ok did that, I could click every option but the SMART Data and tests.

    I'm to starting think I should just to low level format the hard drive, and start fresh.
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    [ubuntu] Re: constant errors file system

    My first thought was the hard drive failing, but I never get any errors to hardware failure. Not sure how to check SMART status of hd with Disks tool, does that need to be installed?

    Tried to get...
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