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    [ubuntu] Re: Lenovo S205 Ubuntu installation

    Neither of those links did anything for me, but my few days with the Borg convinced me to keep searching for an answer. Which I found, and I'm now running Linux on the s205 (Linux Mint 12 LXDE)...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lenovo S205 Ubuntu installation

    I'm in the same boat. Tried everything, including this guide (in German, needs a google translate) http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/tutorial-ubuntu-11-04-auf-lenovo-s205-installi/ but still no...
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    Re: Obvious October 2010 Screen shots

    Buffalo Daughter inspired wallpaper, the rest is a pretty stock install plus Docky :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: MKV to Mpeg for PS3 playback

    1. Extract the streams from MKV with MKVExtract (commandline)

    2. Mux them into an .m2ts container with TSMuxer

    3. Playback natively on PS3


    MKV Extract is part of the MKVTOOLNIX package
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Annoying sound "glitch" since upgrade to Meerkat

    I've had serious sound issues all the way through Meerkat alphas and into the final. Lucid works great, no problems at all on the same hardware, but there's something seriously screwed up with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Choppy video in Maverick

    Same problem here with 10.10 (happening since the alphas) video slowing down, playing choppily, sound messed up, skipping and garbled. Reboot, everything working fine...for a time, and then it's...
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    Re: August 2009 Screenshot Thread (thumbnails only)

    I think I convinced myself that Gimp wasn't good enough, but anything I've been able to achieve with Photoshop, I've now been able to easily achieve with the Gimp (text kerning and the like is still...
  8. Thread: missing ubuntu

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    Re: missing ubuntu

    I've been using Ubuntu (and Linux) on and off since 2006 (late bloomer). Every so often in the past I'd convince myself that I wasn't going back to Windows or OSX and then I did go back, but this...
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    Re: August 2009 Screenshot Thread (thumbnails only)

    Over the last month I've switched (after many back-and-forths the last couple years) from Windows/OSX with Photoshop to Ubuntu and the Gimp, and I can't believe I ever had my doubts about the Gimp...
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    [all variants] Re: Rip dvds to backup dvd

    Also, just download the Shrinkta i386 package from the link I gave above and double click when downloaded. GDEBI will open and ask to install some more files to get it installed.
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    [all variants] Re: Rip dvds to backup dvd

    Sorry for this ridiculously late reply, but it's called DVD Movie backup or something similar in the Ubuntu menu. Don't know why. Hope that it helps and it wasn't too late :) You can also call it...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Fresh install of 9.04 randomly locks up completely

    Same here. on 2.6.28. My system has frozen on 6 different occasions in the last couple of days and all I could find out was that it might have something to do with EXT4 which I'm running on. Seems...
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    [all variants] Re: Rip dvds to backup dvd

    Shrinkta to backup the DVD (strip the CSS protection and put it on your HD as an .ISO file, also to strip out unwanted video/audio and shrink the result down to a DVD5 size)

    Any CD/DVD burning...
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    [ubuntu] Wireless Problems rtl8180

    Hoping someone can help because I'm going through the ringer on this one.

    The default rtl8180 driver for my Realtek 8185 chipset PCI wireless card connects for a few seconds at a very low rate (5...
  15. Re: HOW TO: The Ultimate XBOX 360 Multimedia Sharing Guide

    Thanks a million. I reinstalled Vista because I thought it would be hard to get this up and running with my XBOX360, how foolish I was. Vista's wireless was a pain in the bum and kept dropping the...
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    Gimp 2.6 is Great!

    I've been using Photoshop for years and was hesitant to try and achieve the same results in the Gimp. Lately, with 2.6 I've been trying to recreate the results I get in Photoshop and I've been...
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    Re: New Handbrake 0.9.1 and Linux GUI alpha available

    Has anybody tried the Snapshot build? It works great this end, full gui, installs flawlessly on Intrepid.

    http://handbrake.fr/?article=snapshot

    Might save a lot of people from compiling.
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Better late than never, but I've found an excellent alternative to DVDShrink/DVDDecrypter.. it's called Shrinkta or DVD Movie Backup. Install libdvdcss2 from the Medibuntu repos -...
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    Re: TOP 10: Your Top Ten Packages To Install

    1. Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras
    2. Avidemux (GTK)
    3. VLC
    4. Handbrake
    5. DVD Movie Backup
    6. Abiword
    7. LottaNZB
    8. Banshee
    9. Dropbox
    10. Ndisgtk
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    Poll: Re: If you use gnome, do you like using QT apps?

    No QT apps here. They just don't feel right to me, I can't fully explain why, but there's something about QT that is awkward compared to Gnome/GTK I've tried K3b and Amarok but I don't find them any...
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    Shrinkta or Simple Movie Backup

    Just a heads up to those who might find this useful, but there's an app out there that is pretty promising called Shrinkta (DVD Movie Backup). Once you have libdvdcss2 installed from the Medibuntu...
  22. Re: does anyone else here like the old horror movies

    Love the old movies from the 30's-40's. They're not scary but they're packed with atmosphere.

    I recommend to those who might not have seen them, the movies of producer Val Lewton:

    Cat People...
  23. Thread: English Woes

    by yavez
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    Re: English Woes

    Suggested reading:

    Strunk - The Elements of Style - http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Elements_of_Style (American English, but rather good.)


    Any of these authors will give you a grounding in...
  24. Thread: NaNoWriMo?

    by yavez
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    Re: NaNoWriMo?

    I'm in for this years bout. You can find my username in my sig, come on over and add me, so we can have an Ubuntu group. I also composed a little dity for those who are having troubles, you can...
  25. Re: fleow - Coverflow clone for Banshee (new version)

    At the third stage -- wget http://colliertech.com/downloads/gtkglarea-sharp/gtkglarea-sharp-current.tbz -- error returned 2 while untarring. Downloads the file but won't untar.
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