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    [SOLVED] Re: How to "roll back" Firefox?

    If the older version still available in your repository choices, try in a terminal,
    apt-cache policy firefox
    to find the available version numbers. Example output:

  2. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to access Windows Vista files through Ubuntu Live CD

    OK, sorry about all the acronyms ;)
    Yep, your error message sounds rather like a file needed for the bootup sequence is corrupted.

    Even if it's a laptop drive, connecting it to a desktop is not...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to access Windows Vista files through Ubuntu Live CD

    If the computer crashed, it is very probable the file system is compromised. I had the same problem recently with what was probably a faulty master file table on a NTFS data drive and the corrupted...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Dropped my External HDD on the Floor and Now it Won't Mount

    I'm not quite sure whether you have already established a head crash from the error messages, but you could try removing the drive from its case and plug it into a computer (and try stuff like...
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    [ubuntu] Re: TP-LINK TL-WN722N vs. total newbie

    That's why I recommended the .deb package. No need to torture yourself with tarballs.
    I think this should be the right package for you:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: TP-LINK TL-WN722N vs. total newbie

    The standard way to install a tarball is:
    -open a terminal
    -navigate to the tar.bz2 file
    -unpack with tar -jxf <filename>.tar.bz2
    -cd into the unpacked folder
    -run ./configure
    -run make
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    [ubuntu] Re: Intel wireless problems

    Intel built-in usually works well, so I'd think it's not a dirver/hardware problem. Did you check whether you chose the right network security protocol, too? (WPA, WEP, etc...)
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Problem with Skype Video in Unbutu 11.10

    Hi Bob,
    I think you have to run the line
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/ /usr/bin/skype
    in a terminal to preload the v4l1compat library before you start skype.
    So try...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Missing the kate-plugins package in jaunty

    To whom it may concern: kate-plugins is now a part of kate. Selected plugins can be activated via Settings->Configure Kate..
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    [ubuntu] Re: Using an Ipod Touch in Ubuntu 10.10?

    Thankfully, linux apps don't require syncing, so you can just dump mp3s on the iPod regardless of which computer it is attached to. Should work with a 3G touch, AFAIK (I only have a Classic, which...
  11. Re: zenity: Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display

    it works for me with
    env DISPLAY=:0.0 zenity --question
    running from a root text console.
  12. [ubuntu] Re: "cannot find Python include path" while installing moviefly

    I don't think it's a python conflict, more likely the packagers didn't write the sources correctly to match your directory structure.
    The package installer searches for python include files in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Taking It From The Top

    As you were mentioning iTunes: to the best of my knowledge, wine doesn't have USB support, so the most major problems we still have are with exotic external hardware and Mac/Windows only...
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    [all variants] Re: Recent (kernel?) update broke 11.04

    Another thought - I'd assume the EeePC has on-board graphics, but this was a very common problem with dedicated graphics cards in the past: If applicable, try updating/reinstalling your graphics...
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    [all variants] Re: Recent (kernel?) update broke 11.04

    Can you post the relevant kernel versions?

    (should be in /boot)
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Will Jailbreaking My iPod 4g (4.2) Allow Me To Use My iPod in Ubuntu properly?

    Just to clear up a few points:
    -The libgpod approach works for the iPod classic, nano and shuffle (I think) and the touch up to 3G. No success yet with touch or iPhone 4G
    -From my personal...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 11.04 can't set resolution to 1680x1050

    A colleague of mine had the same problem: he had to set an explicit modeline in xorg.conf which made the mode accessible to xrandr.
    The modeline parameters depend on your screen, so either find an...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Installing Ubuntu 10.10 over Ubuntu 9.10, when windows 7 is side by side.

    To do it by pendrive, download unetbootin (for Windows)
    or usb-creator (Linux), create the pendrive and set it as the first boot device in the BIOS.
    Make sure...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Cannot play 1080p movie well

    Your specs look OK, and you do have the Nvidia drivers, right? How about a different player? MPlayer or VLC?
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    [kubuntu] Re: Upgrading Flash in 64 Bit

    I had that too after an automatic flash upgrade. I downgraded by hand which made it work again:

    apt-cache policy flashplugin-installer
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer=
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu x64bit 11.04 nothing works in normal mode.

    Are you using the Unity interface (it's default in 11.04) and did you install a proprietary driver for your graphics card yet?
    Unity 3d is very picky about rendering. Try logging in with Gnome...
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    [SOLVED] Re: File permissions in 11.4

    I just read up on vice - it could be that you don't even need to put system files outside your home directory, if that's what you are doing.
    According to
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    [SOLVED] Re: File permissions in 11.4

    OK, just a few things to clear up:
    1) Ubuntu differs from other Linux distributions by not setting a root password, so the root account is inaccessible by default. You are supposed to do things that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Power Draw / Wattage program?

    Desktop or laptop?
    For a laptop, do
    cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state
    in a terminal.
    According to this page
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I mount my Windows Drive?

    I take it you want to mount a windows NTFS drive on the same computer?
    It should show up in Nautilus->Places and be mountable by clicking on it.
    If not, open a terminal and try
    sudo mkdir...
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