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    What to do with an old Chromebook ?

    I have an original CR-48 Chromebook.....the keyboard has a few dead keys but is otherwise still working. I like the Chrome OS and have tried Ubuntu on it but am wondering if anyone has some creative...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: can't drag app windows between multiple monitors

    Not quite what I'm experiencing - what happens with my setup is that an app, like the Chrome browser, when I go drag it between monitors, it will stop at the edge of one of the monitors. I've tried...
  3. [ubuntu] can't drag app windows between multiple monitors

    This is the first time I've had a multiple monitor setup and some application windows cannot be dragged between them. Have tried resizing the ones that done't work but they refuse to move. Gimp is...
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    Re: Open source success story

    Nice job! My company uses that very application - now you have me thinking.........
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell Latitide ST

    Any update on this.....? I was given one of these to eval and want to install Ubuntu on it..........
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    Re: What did you do with your old laptop?

    I most certainly did....;)
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    Re: What did you do with your old laptop?

    Awesome quote by Dr. Cooper....and what you did for your sister...
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    Re: What did you do with your old laptop?

    clean installed Ubuntu and gave it away....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Questions re: setting up iDRAC

    If you bought the Enterprise version, it would need a separate network cable. You configure it at the very end of the BIOS boot sequence - I forget the key combination but it occurs right after the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell selling Ubuntu or Linux machines

    In the US, Dell currently sells 10.1" and 13.3 inch models - the Latitude 2120 & the Vostro v131. I have the v131 and it came with 11.04 - I upgraded it to 11.10 without issues......
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    [ubuntu] Re: vostro v131 problem with upgrade to 11.10

    Hi - I followed the instructions at the link you posted....upgrade seems to have gone ok but now the brightness and keyboard shortcuts don't work. Did you have that issue? Any ideas how to restore...
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    [ubuntu] Re: vostro v131 problem with upgrade to 11.10

    Thanks! So you upgraded using the alternate CD? 'preciate the help!
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    [ubuntu] Re: vostro v131 problem with upgrade to 11.10

    no responses......anyone have any thoughts or ideas on how I might overcome this issue?
  14. [SOLVED] Re: HOWTO: BIOS Upgrade on DELL Computers WITHOUT a WINDOWS Install

    Nicely done - I need to update the BIOS on my laptop and will give this a try!
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    [ubuntu] vostro v131 problem with upgrade to 11.10

    My v131 came pre-installed with 11.04 and I was hoping to do an in-place upgrade to 11.10 but get an error "authentication failed - authenticating the upgrade failed. There may be a problem with the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell Vostro V131

    Just got mine today - first impressions are that it's very good - does everything I need it to. Can't figure out why it won't upgrade to 11.10 though.....get an 'authentication failed' message when...
  17. Re: Where do you live and what kind of speeds do you get?

    Atlanta metro area - 16-19mbps downstream and 5 mbps upstream
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    [SOLVED] Re: AWLL5088 Airlink 101 installation help

    Thanks to ibootindos and everyone for the solution - that worked great!
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    Re: First Computer you had

    I was given a second-hand IBM PC Jr. @ 1990......worked great and I destroyed things on it and rebuilt them several times over.....
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    Re: What's in your backpack?

    Since I work from different locations during the week, it's my portable office.......

    Dell Latitude E6400
    power supply
    2 or 3 USB sticks
    bluetooth headset
    cat 5 cable, mifi modem,...
  21. Poll: Re: Unity, Shell or Classic Gnome what wil you use with Natty?

    I was all set to install XFCE or Gnome but Unity isn't as bad as I was thinking........
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    Poll: Re: Fully functioning linux laptop?

    Inspiron M5030 - install was interesting....had to do some editing to grub to get everything working right but otherwise, its very capable and the price was right.... ;-)
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    [ubuntu] Is there a way to install.........

    I was given a system and I'd like to install 10.x, problem is I always get an error during setup, using the CD. I've tried several CD's and all fail. I guess that indicates an issue with the CD...
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    Re: Anyone in Atlanta?

    Work in Dunwoody.....does that count?
  25. Re: switching my parents from Windows XP to Ubuntu

    I had/have a similar situation with my parents....both are in their 70's and are average savvy with a computer. My dad has a Celeron desktop that even with XP, was running dog slow. They also have a...
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