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    Re: Dropped My Phone in Toilet Last Night

    Commiserate! Just to take it a bit further, I spilled a glass of wine over my keyboard. In addition to my wife going nuts (NVTZ
    Greece circa 325BC)it was toast. I completely dismantled...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Can't get adobe download

    Adobe has dropped Flash Player for linux...however, Google can/could fill in the gap.
    A great explanation with caveats is Joey Sneddon:...
  3. Thread: Songwrite

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    [ubuntu] Re: Songwrite Byte format error

    Had the same error.
    I opened: sudo gedit /usr/bin/../share/songwrite/song.py
    saved to "song.py-2"
    closed, (opened -sudo gedit) /usr/bin/../share/songwrite/song.py

    set preferences to "view line...
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    [ubuntu] Re: blank screen after update

    Had the same problem. I used the Live CD to backup all of my files to another drive...shutdown , turned that drive OFF. Booted with Live CD (Precise 12.4).
    I had manually partitioned the drive...
  5. [SOLVED] How to get dual monitors with ATI in Precise 12.4

    I have Precise 12.4...won't take ATI/AMD Prop...but I have dual monitors in Precise 12.4 (“OneWideScreen”). Here is what I had to do:

    Boot to the "Recovery Mode." You'll see the Menu, (Resume......
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Crash to all "read-only" files. Can't change!!

    Ikik -- Many thanks, man! Yea, I used about every command known to Linux/mankind...nada.

    The problem still wasn't solved, so in utter desperation I saved all my files with "Live CD" and...
  7. [ubuntu] Crash to all "read-only" files. Can't change!!

    I've spent several days researching this...so if it is a duplicate I'd sure like to know (thanks)!

    I've crashed and am locked out..can't chmod,chown,or any other device to change Permissions. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CD/DVD Automount

    Somewhat the same problem...but probably worse! I can maneuver to the cmd line but anywhere every relevant fs is "read-only."
    I'm locked out...tried every cmd to change permissions...always won't...
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    Locked out ! Can't chmod read-only fs!!

    I guess I need some serious help, here. THANKS.
    -Been trying all sorts of methods to mount 2 CDROMs at the same time. "Disk Utility" sees them both but will mount only cdrom (Block sr1) and not...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Random Freeze / Hang-up

    Baasha, your posts (What....many?) about this particular problem have, at once, been tactful and precise AND the ultimate in the "global view" of logic. That is rare! (For me the answer was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 does not boot after install

    Hey man, I did it!!! Guess I can mark this SOLVED.
    I'm running HP Intel Dual Core x2 -64 with nearly all apps (and OS) -86.

    I still have to find out how my files are screwed up. Here's what I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 does not boot after install

    I appreciate the reply. I hate to say it, but it IS random! I've gone so far as to manually rewrite /etc/X11/xorg.conf AND /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.conf with a little bit of forward...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 does not boot after install

    If it helps (biggest thing!) I have a Nvidia GeForce 7300le card. I said it boots to a command line. Not true. I go through all of the attempts and then it hangs after failing to load binfmt_misc...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 does not boot after install

    I've been fighting the same problem. Changed "quiet splash" to "nomodeset" and Crtl+X. Booted to command line for the first time, two problems:
    1. FATAL: "Could not load...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) Random Freeze / Hang-up(SOLVED?)

    [QUOTE=Dscottmc7;10593638]I have the identical problem, i.e. random hard freezes.Maybe what I've done might help: I've been running Natty from the first day it was available--with NO PROBLEMS.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) Random Freeze / Hang-up

    I have the identical problem, i.e. random hard freezes.Maybe what I've done might help: I've been running Natty from the first day it was available--with NO PROBLEMS.

    Yesterday I added some...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Crash during upgrade to 10.10, won't boot.

    Whoa, Hamishfox...
    I am old but a newbe whenever it comes to code. I'm a gnarled writer...so I just need the OS to work!

    I had virtually the same problem...at least I was at that command line...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: [Help]nVidia GTX 480 driver with ubuntu 10.10 (boots to command prompt only!)

    Hey, man...sorry to say I have the same problem.
    In the meantime check (sudo nano) your /var/log/Xorg.0.log for trouble shooting every detail.
    "sudo service gdm halt" before everything, then get...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems 10.10 new users. Old Man needs Help

    HELP! I've been trouble shooting 8 days now...I'm a writer, an old man and not tech savvy so I have to follow advice I can gete!
    -5 years loving Ubuntu exclusively until son gave me a Windows 7...
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    Re: Ubuntu is not ready for prime time

    I'm a non-techie and old! But I've been on a PC since Radio Shack came out ahead of IBM! I've been exclusively Ubuntu for 5 years now. My son bought me a new HP AMD screamer with all the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to add 10.4 repos to 9.10

    I'm not a techno wizard, more like an Old Wannabe Newbee...but I've added repositories to Lucid with no problem. I go to "System" - "Administration" - "Software Sources."
    You'll see the first...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reinstalling a broken program/package

    Maybe this will help...someone...I'm a multi-year newby, but I had an OpenOffice doc open during a Karmic update.

    Although I closed it during update and "Forward" the update, I got a broken...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reinstalling a broken program/package

    I don't know if this will help, since I'm a multi-year pre-newby!!! But I had an openoffice (karmic) update (emailmerge and binfilter) update that caused a Broken Package.
    I know I'm glossing over,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Reinstalling a broken program/package

    I don't know if this will help, since I'm a multi-year pre-newby!!! But I had an openoffice (karmic) update (emailmerge and binfilter) update that caused a Broken Package.

    I had an OpenOffice.org...
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    [SOLVED] Re: SATA CDROM wont mount during install

    Thanks, Luke...
    tried, but no luck.
    Thanks for the direction...I made a symbolic link between files such that in the end a printout would be:
    /dev$ ls -al /media/cdrom-test:
    total 8
    drwxr-xr-x 2...
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