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  1. [xubuntu] More trouble with folder naming after changing the locale

    Today I tried to create a new user on my 12.04 Xubuntu machine. My base system is in French but I wanted the locale to be English for that person. I added an unprivileged user using the gui interface...
  2. Re: Fan going crazy and hard shutdown required. Is it the BIOS of my ThinkPad?

    A not so extensive search proved fruitless. Not very common it seems.

    I did drop it once on a hard surface but that was about one or two months after purchase and it seemed ok until recently. I...
  3. Re: Fan going crazy and hard shutdown required. Is it the BIOS of my ThinkPad?

    So the other day, a friend of mine with all the right tools helped me and we opened my laptop. He did all the work, actually.

    I was not completely pleased to see that the thermal paste looked ok...
  4. Re: Fan going crazy and hard shutdown required. Is it the BIOS of my ThinkPad?

    Thank you for your answers.

    As tgalati4 said, it seems to me like a serious hardware problem. Well, as far as I can tell.

    I need to get screwdrivers to open my computer and it's going to take...
  5. Fan going crazy and hard shutdown required. Is it the BIOS of my ThinkPad?

    Hello,


    The situation: my laptop, a 2 year-old ThinkPad Edge 11, has been behaving strangely lately.

    The fan is spinning full throttle non-stop. When I try to turn it off it gets stuck at...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Unbootable system after screwing up with the dd command

    A quick update, I've managed to recover most of my system. Grub is back but it doesn't show a Win7 entry. Oh yeah, and and have to reset the swap. Not fully resolved yet but I'm rather optimistic...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Unbootable system after screwing up with the dd command

    I tend to be careful when I use dd, but not this time, obviously.
    As far as I know OpenSUSE hybrid isos do not work with Unebootin or Startup Disk Creator and require ImageWriter.

    I'll take a...
  8. [SOLVED] Unbootable system after screwing up with the dd command

    Hello,

    Last night I was tired and I made a stupid mistake. While trying to create a live-usb with the dd command I entered "of=/dev/sda". I quickly realized what I had done and I stopped the...
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