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    Re: Error from viewgit on Xubuntu

    Also, if your repository is a bare (empty) repository, it will not work. commit something, and it might work.
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    [ubuntu] Unlock keyring - frozen Ubuntu

    I just upgraded a few packages (not sure which) and it told me to restart to complete installation. Once Ubuntu loads, it asks me to unlock my keyring, but I can't. The mouse will move, but I can't...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: help! screen is all distorted... xorg-edgers maybe

    ahh, fixed it! after removing the PPA,


    sudo apt-get install libdrm-dev/karmic libdrm2/karmic libdrm-intel1/karmic libdrm-radeon1/karmic xserver-xorg-video-intel/karmic libdrm-nouveau1/karmic...
  4. [ubuntu] help! screen is all distorted... xorg-edgers maybe

    I logged in today, and was treated with the lovely screenshot (attached). As you can see, the graphics are all weird and its very hard to navigate as most text is missing (even on dialog boxes). ...
  5. Thread: disk space

    by rygar
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    [SOLVED] Re: disk space

    also try "sudo apt-get clean" to remove old installation files which may take up a lot of space
  6. Thread: n00b questions

    by rygar
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    [ubuntu] Re: n00b questions

    Ubuntu does not enable root access by default, so "su" won't work. If you want to use a shell as root, you can use "sudo -i" as you suggest, or "sudo su". Most people suggest just typing "sudo"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Windows Inside Linux With Native Boot???

    Gparted warns that it might, so you should definitely back up any important data. However, I've used this a few times and never had any data loss.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrade to 9.10 problems

    if you do have grub2 (and not grub), try this:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub2#Recover%20Grub%202%20via%20LiveCD

    and no, sorry, there is no way to downgrade to 9.04. if you want 9.04 back,...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: More Limitations with FireFox 3.0 in Ubuntu 9.10

    i'm not sure why you are having problems, but i can run many instances of firefox on my computer (ubuntu 9.10)

    if you think there may be an instance of firefox running in the background that...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrade to 9.10 problems

    just grub. there is a way, although most tutorials out there are for grub, not grub2 (which i assume you have with 9.10), and i don't want to steer you wrong...

    beans are the number of posts you...
  11. Thread: Backing Up Data

    by rygar
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    [ubuntu] Re: Backing Up Data

    it should be safe to backup your entire home folder, including hidden folders. as you pointed out, these folders are mostly for application settings and whatnot. i don't think it will do any harm...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrade to 9.10 problems

    if you can boot to recovery mode (or a live cd), i think re-installing grub should work. when you re-install, choose to replace your current menu.lst with the package maintainer's version.

    maybe...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Windows Inside Linux With Native Boot???

    have you tried virtualbox and wine yet, or are you just assuming they won't work?

    also, you don't need to format your hard drive to install windows. you can shrink your ubuntu partition using...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Howto disable CD frontpanel eject button?

    Solution is here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1167416

    basically, type "eject -i on" at the terminal to lock, "eject -i off" to unlock.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Karmic Installation

    some things that might be useful:

    In GParted, you can see the file structure for each partition. "gksudo gparted" to run, or "sudo apt-get install gparted" if it isn't installed.

    NTFS or FAT32...
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    [ubuntu] best gmail/mail notifier?

    I'm looking for a really good gmail (or imap) notifier for ubuntu (9.10)

    i tried checkgmail 1.13 and i like it a lot: it allows me to launch evolution when i double click, and has a very nifty...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to connect to Imap servers (connection refused) on any mail client with 9.

    ahh i fixed it already! been struggling since yesterday and finally fixed it 10 minutes after i post...

    i had to disable moblock. didn't think of it because i dont have a gui for moblock, so i...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to connect to Imap servers (connection refused) on any mail client with 9.

    Same problem here, I'm getting the same errors from Evolution as in post #1 (haven't tried other clients). Also, I can't get Google Talk working on empathy or pidgin, not sure if there's a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Viewing AVI files

    AVI can be played in movie player/totem which is installed by default, although a lot of people prefer VLC because it seems to work for everything. you'll also want to install a few proprietary...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Password after suspend(9.10)

    Try this thread...

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8244042
  21. [SOLVED] Re: What if the option "Try Ubuntu without change..." is restarting my PC?

    Try the 'check disc' option on the CD. Often this is a sign of a bad burn... If this is the case, you can try burning at a lower speed.

    I know you said you tried installing via USB, but I...
  22. Thread: slow boot

    by rygar
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    [ubuntu] Re: slow boot

    is there any way to tell from this chart what i can do to improve boot up time? i'm not really sure how to read it :(
  23. Thread: slow boot

    by rygar
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    [ubuntu] Re: slow boot

    Sorry, didn't realize that... Here is a new link!

    http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/2470468/jeff-laptop-karmic-20091023-1.png
  24. Thread: slow boot

    by rygar
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    [ubuntu] slow boot

    I recently upgraded to Karmic beta, and my computer seems to be booting slower than did it did with Jaunty. I'm not expecting my pc to boot in 15 seconds, but 75 seconds seems like a bit much... ...
  25. Thread: hp laserjet 1020

    by rygar
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    [ubuntu] Re: hp laserjet 1020

    anyone?
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