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    [all variants] Re: Boot-Repair-Disk : THE 'must-have' rescue CD !

    Thanks again Oldfred.
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6221-chkdsk-check-drive-errors-windows-8-a.html told me that to run chkdsk in Windows 8.1, I had to open File Manager, right-click on C:...
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    [all variants] Re: Boot-Repair-Disk : THE 'must-have' rescue CD !

    It's wonderful of you to take an interest, Oldfred. This is what I e-mailed Yann.

    Boot Repair told me:

    "Locked-ESP detected. You may want to retry after creating a /boot/efi...
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    [all variants] Re: Boot-Repair-Disk : THE 'must-have' rescue CD !

    I'm in! Thank you for your help, Oldfred. Boot-Repair encountered problems which I have e-mailed to boot.repair@gmail.com. If I don't get a reply, I'll be asking for help again.

    In the meantime,...
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    [all variants] Re: Boot-Repair-Disk : THE 'must-have' rescue CD !

    Thank you OldFred, I understand better about UEFI now.

    I went to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/USB%20Installation%20Media and got as far as:-

    The difficulty is that my new laptop (the...
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    [all variants] Re: Boot-Repair-Disk : THE 'must-have' rescue CD !

    I downloaded the iso and copied it to a memory stick. My laptop didn't automatically boot from it. Your link to a tool to check the md5sum didn't help me very much. A Windows 8 upgrade has put my...
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    Re: Psychocats Tutorials Updates

    The article 'How to reset your password in Ubuntu' was really helpful. The only thing is that later Ubuntu wanted me to enter my keyring login and I didn't know that either. Some instructions on...
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    Re: Psychocats Tutorials Updates

    I had a problem after following your wonderfully clear instructions on using wubi, and did a general internet search on how to fix the problem. I think https://bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+bug/694242 is...
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    Re: Psychocats Tutorials Updates

    Just to let you know: on http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/getting the link to the releases site for 12.04 is out of date. It's on 12.04.2 now. Correspondingly your image is a little behind as all...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Kmail grey folders

    I am subscribed to the grey folders and I can move messages to their sub-folders providing that they are blue.

    I've been to the account settings and looked at custom colours. OpenPGP messages and...
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    [kubuntu] Kmail grey folders

    There are a few grey folders among the blue ones and I can't move messages into them. It seems to be something to do with reaching a limit. My e-mail account is an IMAP and my provider's webmail...
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    Re: Install Canon driver install.sh

    Hooray! Hooray! I don't need the Gimp! the Canon User Guide said that the driver only worked in GIMP and you've shown me that that's not true. It's much easier.

    Everything is working better...
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    Re: Install Canon driver install.sh

    pdc, thank you so much for your help I had been confused at having a -deb folder rather than a .deb file. I found the files and am now printing. Thank you so much for your help.

    Can I trouble...
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    Install Canon driver install.sh

    The Canon instructions for Ubuntu are: -

    For Ubuntu 10.10
    (1) Expanding the archived file and switching to the expanded directory

    [user@zzz /yyy]$ tar zxvf...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GKSudo nautilus launcher

    I think you're looking for the command gksu nautilus, no punctuation just a space between the two words. If you right click a panel, you'll be able to create a custom launcher. I'm...
  15. Thread: Force Quit

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    [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] Force Quit

    Really like this idea, though I haven't had an opportunity to try it yet. I saved it in a text file, went to gconf-editor -> metacity, set command_1 to open my text file, and set F9 to be the key...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Force Quit

    oops
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    Re: Be extra careful if you bank online.

    Many thanks. I've forwarded this link to a few people who aren't too good with computers to let them know how much trouble and heartache a simple typo can cause.
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    [ubuntu] Menu borders or colour

    It could be easier to see a menu against a text background. I could add a border or change the background colour, if only I knew how. These are menus in packages such as Evolution, Firefox and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Java version 6 update 25 is available

    Your tutorial was great Cavsfan. I don't think the information is anywhere else so it was great to have it.

    For users who, like me, prefer graphics and windows to the terminal, let me just...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Canon Pixma MP550 - how to?

    A tip for printing envelopes:-

    Check that the corners aren't curling. Envelopes go in the rear tray, face up with the short edge at the top and the flap (the Canon web site says you're not...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: How do I add Libre Office to my software sources in Lucid

    I hadn't thought of that, Paddy! Synaptic Package Manager had said that it was going to remove OpenOffice packages but it didn't occur to me to do it myself. LibreOffice is downloading as I type. ...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: How do I add Libre Office to my software sources in Lucid

    Many thanks for all your help El Koraco.

    I've tried a few times but I'm still getting unhelpful messages about it depending on various packages such as libreoffice-core and libreoffice-writer that...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: How do I add Libre Office to my software sources in Lucid

    I don't know how to get superuser privilege (it sounds like it's for someone who knows more about linux than me). I did once look at going in as Root user, but decided that it was there to protect...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: How do I add Libre Office to my software sources in Lucid

    Thanks for that quick reply Andrew. It was clear and easy to follow.

    Just a shame that either LibreOffice isn't ready for Lucid Lynx or, my machine has something not quite suitable about it. The...
  25. [SOLVED] How do I add Libre Office to my software sources in Lucid

    As I don't know what I'm doing, I have my software sources set to only suggest LTS upgrades and am still on Lucid Lynx. I like the background of Libre Office (developers from OpenOffice and freer...
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