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    [ubuntu] Re: failure at times to load shell

    Your computer has a little battery in called a CMOS battery (usually the CR2032). The function of the battery is to power the nonvolatile Bios memory and in doing so keep your cmos settings in the...
  2. Thread: Slow Transfers

    by jasonab
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    [ubuntu] Re: Slow Transfers

    Not sure this will be of any help but check that DMA is enabled for your both your hard disc and dvd burner using the hdparm command.



    Replace sr0 with the device you are quering. If it is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Motherboard changes..

    I swapped the motherboard of my desktop and had the same problem with ubuntu. After the fourth reset, Ubuntu booted fine. So keep trying.

    With regard to the websites. Try visiting the sites with...
  4. [kubuntu] Re: screen resolution never increse above 800*600

    The not so simple solution is to edit your xorg.conf file.

    For documentation open terminal and type.


    Editing the xorg.conf file as describe at this link helped me with the resolution problem....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Error moving file: Input/output error

    Glad you found a work around. Also thank you, I learnt a new command: gksudo

    I'm sorry the options for fsck differ from filesystem type. The c option above is to check for bad blocks which if you...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Can't get ubuntu 9.10 to recognise my LG KM900 mobile phone

    I'm not sure about your phone but some phones need to be swiched to mass storage mode before the computer will detect it as a mass storage device. Sometimes a message will appear on the phone when...
  7. Thread: AMD problem

    by jasonab
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    [ubuntu] Re: AMD problem

    Reboot your PC, check what is reported frequency of your CPU is on the POST screen. I have a AMD and after many years the BIOS started to do a wierd thing, it changes the clock frequency from 133 to...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Toshiba driver issue's, help! (And hello!)

    Try
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos/howto_compile_programs_from_source_linux

    In a nutshell you first extract your compressed file (in terminal).
    Then you cd into the directory of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Error moving file: Input/output error

    I'm a bit new to this myself but here is something you can try

    Read: http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-faq/#ioerror

    Next you can try to check for bad blocks. Check which device your drive...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    Perhaps the best place to start is here
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683
  11. [SOLVED] Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    My apologies. I assumed you were using the graphical version of mplayer (gmplayer) which can be installed from the repositories. In the GUI version you would right click on the main window and it...
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    [other] Re: memtest on Live CD reboots computer

    I hear you. I have a dead Socket 939 Gigabye K8N-SLI motherboard in my cupboard. It died just week after the warrenty expired and I was in the same boat you're in now. It rather annoys me that some...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: LiteOn External Optical Drive Not Playing DVD's

    I'm not sure I can help but I'll try.

    Does it (mplayer) just crash or is there an error message?
    Where does the external DVD-Writer mount to? open terminal and type mount

    What happens if you...
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    [all variants] Re: Randomly freezes completely

    Try another powersupply, maybe of higher wattage just to be sure.
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Have USB expansion, need to know if it's 2.0 or 1.1

    Open terminal and run lsusb
    or for verbose information you can try
    lsusb -v | more

    Another favorite lspci -v | grep -i usb
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    [other] Re: memtest on Live CD reboots computer

    If you can get into the bios try adjusting the frequency of the ram down to a lower level. Say from 200 to 166,133 or 100. You might need to press a special key combonation in the BIOS to see an...
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