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    Install Disconnected Printer

    Okay, I'm in a pickle. I need to install an HP Designjet 800ps plotter to my laptop. Common sense would say plug it into the USB port and then install the drivers except this is not a networked...
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Look in the depository, I'm pretty sure you can download a blue screen of death program. A buddy of mine did it to me when I left him alone with my laptop once. (Don't worry, it's doesn't actually...
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Gaming is a big issue, but like I've said in other threads, the real issue is since it's open source, multimedia companies, netflix for one, don't want to support it. It leaves too big of a hole for...
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    Re: Windows is the new Linux

    What are you talking about? I'm on my android running Ubuntu 10.04 right now. What future?

    In lighter news, does anybody care that Android is not Linux? It's not successful due to Open Source...
  5. Poll: Re: How many Computers do you have and what OS is on each one ?

    Well, I figure this list is out of date...
    I now have 4.5 Computers...

    Still got the Core I7-920 it's been upgraded a bit
    Windows 7pro, Ubuntu 11.10, and Windows 8rc(Don't you judge me)

    The...
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    Re: Things that you hate in Ubuntu

    The only thing that erks me is that, due to the lack of DRM, a lot of companies don't want to support Linux in general. The reality is that their fear is justified as people will pirate if they can....
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    [ubuntu] Re: New installation screen color flashing

    So I did a reinstall last night. Was working again until I installed the 200+ updates. No idea which update to ignore and it would be really stupid to just install none. Any ideas where to start...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New installation screen color flashing

    I am having the same problem with the screen flashing. Mine doesn't flash with the live cd. It was working pretty well until I installed some security updates. I'm running 11.10 though on a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Multiple Displays

    Sorry, wanted to make a correction.... It's an All-In-Wonder 2006, not 2000. Huge difference.
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    [ubuntu] Multiple Displays

    Well, I've been using Ubuntu for about a year now. Got a new computer a while ago. Got a new monitor to go with it. Well, I'm trying to get my old computer to do dual display with the new Acer 23"...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Ripping / Burning

    should be...



    /dev/dvd is the device and /media/cdrom0 is the mount point. Ubuntu doesn't require 9660 on the mount definition, but other distros would. That's what I use to manually mount my...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Fan speed script

    Having replaced a laptop fan before, It's a severe pain to get to them. Usually the entire laptop has to be dissasembled. There is typicly onl;y one fan on a laptop, and thats the one covering the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: D-Link KVM mouse issues

    That got it. Thanks.
  14. Poll: Re: gparted claiming it can resize NTFS partitions...

    just resized an NTFS w/ windows 7 on it. Shrunk 40% off the drive. Then I moved the partition down 100MB. Win7 didn't like it at first, had to use the install CD to repair the bootloader. Not really...
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    [SOLVED] D-Link KVM mouse issues

    Obviously, I have a D-Link KVM switch which is connected to 2 computers (1: Ubuntu 9.04, 2: Windows XP) The Ubuntu computer is having problems with the mouse. When I start the computer the mouse...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub won't install/ Dual boot setup

    well, nobody seems to have an answer for me other then I shouldn't be getting this error. That's no help. So I went ahead and followed the direction I found....

    You don't have to, but I used...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub won't install/ Dual boot setup

    Well, thanks for the replys. I'm going to do some research into this. I'm guessing I was right in suspecting that it's because my hd is set up as IDE. There has never been a 1.5TB IDE hd and I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub won't install/ Dual boot setup

    I'm guessing this isn't the response I'm supposed to get. Interesting note: during the install it kept refering to my HD as SCSI3. I found that odd. I have the Hard drive configured as a IDE in the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub won't install/ Dual boot setup

    And thanks for the speedy reply. That was less than an hour.
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    [ubuntu] Grub won't install/ Dual boot setup

    I am attempting to install Jaunty on a new computer. I have an ASUS P6T mobo and a Seagate 1.5T HD. (plus a bunch of other really fun toys not pertinent to mention.) I installed Windows 7 with no...
  21. Poll: Re: How many Computers do you have and what OS is on each one ?

    If you're ever looking for a project, try taking a way outpowered system and putting win 3.11 or something similar on it. You can find drivers. Believe it or not, one of the reat things about an open...
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    Poll: Re: Fully functioning linux laptop?

    You have a few options, 2 are listed directly under your link. If you really want to get it back to windows, you have two routs...

    1) If you have you original restore disks, boot to a live CD such...
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    Desktop - AMD Athelon XP 2000
    Windows XP, Ubuntu 8.04, Windows 7 beta

    Desktop - Intel Core i7
    Ubuntu 9.04(64), Windows 7 RC(64), Windows XP(32)

    Desktop - AMD K6-2 350
    MSDos 6.0,...
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    Re: If you have Windows XP, why do you use linux?

    Is it ever time to "can" a thread? This just shows the enthusiasm of a free culture. And some of the replies are funny like when some guy says he would switch, if his wife would let him.
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    Re: If you have Windows XP, why do you use linux?

    I'd like to see your Toshiba laptop w/ 1GB of RAM and Vista do what my Intel Centrino 1.4Ghz 3 year old laptop w/ 512Mb RAM and 4MB video card can do with Ubuntu. I bet my crappier system does more...
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