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  1. [SOLVED] Re: What do I answer for "Device for Boot Loader Installation" UEFI

    Thank you oldfred et alles.
    I sussed up a SDcard, put Ubuntu onto it, and was able to boot it under UEFI. From there the installer was able to do it's thing. Marking as "solved".
  2. [SOLVED] Re: What do I answer for "Device for Boot Loader Installation" UEFI

    Thanks all for the timely replies!

    Grahammechanical, that was particularly helpful.

    Is there any way to run ubuntu live session in EFI mode? Tools I have:
    1. Windows 10 booted in EFI mode...
  3. [SOLVED] What do I answer for "Device for Boot Loader Installation" UEFI

    Objective:
    Convert UEFI Windows 10 laptop to a dual boot system using "something else" install path

    Ubuntu 14 dvd installer couldn't sense the existence of Windows 10, so it was either...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: permanently setting Mac Command key to 'Meta'

    This page also looked promising:
    http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/SettingMetaWithXKB
  5. [SOLVED] Re: permanently setting Mac Command key to 'Meta'

    get a program called "Gnome Tweak Tool"
    start it
    Under 'typing', Alt/Win key behavior, select "Alt is mapped to Win keys (a...".
  6. [SOLVED] Re: permanently setting Mac Command key to 'Meta'

    hm.
  7. [SOLVED] permanently setting Mac Command key to 'Meta'

    I have lived a lifetime hitting the key just left of the spacebar, and thinking it'll be "meta", but now I find myself liking this old Mac keyboard, not a PC-104. And Ubuntu thinks the command key is...
  8. Thread: Kernel version

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    [ubuntu] Re: Duuuuumb kernel version question

    Thanks everyone!

    Elfy seems right about how the Grub on the Mint partition was driving stuff.

    On Bashing-Om's advice, the old kernel versions have been removed. I've run "grub-install /dev/sda"...
  9. Thread: Kernel version

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    [ubuntu] Re: Duuuuumb kernel version question

    So it turns out there are multiple places GRUB can install to. Grub-install installs to a place that was being trumped by a more powerful grub-install in the past. "grub-install /dev/sda" seems to...
  10. Thread: Kernel version

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    [ubuntu] Re: Duuuuumb kernel version question

    The grub I talk to at boot time is a different version than the grub we're dinking around with at the prompt. That's one thing that makes me believe it's the /dev/sda4 OS that's running the show.
    ...
  11. Thread: Kernel version

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    [ubuntu] Re: Duuuuumb kernel version question

    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/dcmorse/ss_zps00b78823.jpg
  12. Thread: Kernel version

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    [ubuntu] Re: Duuuuumb kernel version question

    The lack of ".old" files goes over my head.

    I don't think that *this* grub builds the menu that boots the machine. I think it's whatever's on /dev/sda4. Not even sure it's grub. I'll take a photo...
  13. Thread: Kernel version

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    [ubuntu] Re: Duuuuumb kernel version question

    Thank you.

    Here you go:


    quad ~ df -i
    Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 1925120 366433 1558687 20% /
    none 732002 2 732000 1%...
  14. Thread: Kernel version

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    [ubuntu] Kernel version

    My computer is all screwed up. Please go easy on me.

    Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
    3.2.0-24-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 21 16:52:17 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    It seems to me that I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu One stuck on queued

    I uncorked the problem by dist-upgrading to 12.04 opening UbuntuOne store in Rhythmbox, and clicking on My Downloads. After a few minutes, I finally get to hear that music paid for two months ago....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unity: Questions I've yet to resolve

    [lame post deleted]
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    [SOLVED] What happened to the OS control panel 11.04

    I just don't understand what the heck is going on in U11.04. I try to adjust the preferences, but I can't find the control panel anymore. Where did it go?

    Ubuntu 10.4 user.
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Sound Juicer doesn't support the most popular mp3 tag format(?)

    sudo apt-get install libgnomeui-dev libvte-dev libcurl3-openssl-dev
    Then download the grip tarball and install it from source. :P
  19. [SOLVED] Sound Juicer doesn't support the most popular mp3 tag format(?)

    I rip a CD with sound juicer, load the resulting files onto an MP3 player, and the player displays the song title, artist, and album all as "unknown". Analyzing the files in MP3 Diags, it complains...
  20. [ubuntu] What is the NAME of the sound volume mixer command?

    For some reason my audio is really soft.

    I can't find the way to the old gui mixer thing, y'know the one that has 75 useless sliders that all multiply together to give the output volume. I can't...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Nautilus opens images with GIMP, not image viewer

    Nautilus doesn't store the result of "Open With" persistantly. I "Open With" whatever, and then go back and click the image, it opens it again in the GIMP.
    The above applied to Right click > Open...
  22. [SOLVED] Nautilus opens images with GIMP, not image viewer

    By default, I think Nautilus should open .jpg files with an image viewer, but on my system it opens them with slow-starting, image-hard-to-see-because-of-window-cluttering GIMP.

    I thought this...
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    [ubuntu] Re: DNS takes 10 seconds - 9.10 upgrade

    Self-reply:
    I edited nsswitch.conf, and that eliminated the delay. Time will tell if it breaks something else. Can't recall where I got that advice, but it had something to do with editing the hosts...
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    [ubuntu] Re: extremely slow internet

    You and I may have the same problem. I'm already using my router as my DNS resolver, and the Apple across the way is not having the same problem as I am (I imagine it uses the same DNS too).

    Try...
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    [ubuntu] DNS takes 10 seconds - 9.10 upgrade

    DNS lookup has been painfully slow since the upgrade to 9.10. DNS lookup at the mac across the office is normal speed. Any clue as to what could be going wrong here?

    dm@ork:~$ time host...
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