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  1. [SOLVED] Re: If I watch a YouTube video, the RAM Spikes big time

    thanks everyone for the help,

    In fact, I meant CPU - SORRY

    Id like to delete this message but it seems I can't so anyone reading this - sorry just ignore! Thanks
  2. [SOLVED] If I watch a YouTube video, the RAM Spikes big time

    This is odd....

    If I watch a YouTube video, for example, a few mins after a cold boot, everything is fine and it just idles away....

    After a few hours of working, say with Firefox, Thunderbird...
  3. Re: Two random crashes - is there a log that I can check?

    Yes you are 100% correct. My machine has 4G RAM and I gave the XP installation 3G RAM which was way too much.

    I think that has solved it - in fact, the reason why I have the XP is b/c I prefer to...
  4. Re: Two random crashes - is there a log that I can check?

    thanks for reply. Really - you reckon to re-seat the RAM....Ill do that and see if it crashes again - but yeah, I think you and I agree on the VirtualBox issue....maybe allocate more RAM to VBox as...
  5. Re: Two random crashes - is there a log that I can check?

    In fact - I think I have narrowed it down to VirtualBox - could that cause crashes you think? Difficult to say I know hence question on logging...
  6. Two random crashes - is there a log that I can check?

    Just had two completely random black screen of death crashes - the only message said - very briefly - closing apache2.

    Anyway - is there a log or a way to see what caused the crash? Thanks
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    [ubuntu] Advice on this laptop please!

    Hi All - i am thinking of buying the Dell Inspiron 15R which is Ubuntu certified.

    I was just after any comments or feedback - is this a good buy in your opinion? I would like to have Ubuntu as my...
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    [ubuntu] Anyone any good with audacious?

    Thanks for reading this.

    I just dont understand how to store URL's for radio streams.

    Doesnt make any sense to me.

    I mean, I can open a URL no prob but Ive got like 10 streams that I listen...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Anyone any good with Clonezilla? Basic question pls!

    OK thanks - very helpful advice.

    But - what would happen if I did have the same UUID twice? Would that cause problems with updating repos or PPA's or things like that?

    I did have a look at...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Anyone any good with Clonezilla? Basic question pls!

    thanks everyone - i guess best thing to do is just try! Ill test with a 2.5 HDD that i will liberate from an old machine.
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    Re: Post your .conkyrc files w/ screenshots

    Slightly OT - but is conky all good to work in XFCE?
  12. Re: Installing wine in a different location than /home

    I used to use wine but I found that virtual machine is the way forward for me. Maybe there is something about running windows software in their native environment just seems to work better IMO
  13. [ubuntu] Anyone any good with Clonezilla? Basic question pls!

    Thanks for reading this.

    If I have made a copy of my linux box - am I able to simply re-install the entire image on just a blank ex4 partitioned drive? Simple as that?

    I am asking because...
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    Mouse trackpad is slightly slow -

    I know that you can change the settings of the mouse pad etc but I cant seem to work out why when I try to use my mouse there is a latent period of just under a second. So when I try to use the mouse...
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    Re: Cant find a program I installed??

    Thanks very much for pointing something that I should have realized! Yes I just needed to download the GUI.

    Thanks to everyone.
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    Re: Cant find a program I installed??

    Thanks for your help. So I guess in my instance it would be:


    sudo whereis dgtools_1.3.1-0ubuntu_i386.deb

    :o

    I'd do it now but im not by that machine anymore. When I am ill update this post...
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    Cant find a program I installed??

    Hi I downloaded Dragon Disk which is a FTP/ SSH client.

    It was a deb file and really easy to install - it was loaded through the Ubuntu software and it seemed to install fine.

    I cant find it...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Why has GRUB suddenly installed itself on boot - startup?

    Yes thanks for all replies. If never came back so I think that is what must have happened - i.e. a bad shutdownn.

    I shouldnt bother to delete as you suggest should I?
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Which back-up clone program/ tool/ command do you use?

    Right. Thanks.

    I think that clonezilla is my friend if I want to have a complete exact byte by byte copy? (I think!)
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Which back-up clone program/ tool/ command do you use?

    Whats the difference between those two? I get the impression that remasterys is a classic backup too and the .iso sounds really good.

    Is it quite simple to use remasterys? Of course i can take a...
  21. [ubuntu] Which back-up clone program/ tool/ command do you use?

    Just wondering -

    I guess clonezilla is the obvious winner but is there another tool that you use and pefer?

    I am looking for a solution to make a complete image backup of my machine so in case...
  22. [ubuntu] using gdebi installer - can I choose where I'd like to install?

    What I mean is - I am trying to download and install a program called "Dragon Disk" - basically it manages buckets like Amazon S3.

    Anyway the download is a .deb file so all good there.

    I have...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Why has GRUB suddenly installed itself on boot - startup?

    Yeah think Im just being a dumb-*** here -

    Answer is yes.

    (Been a long time since i was using ubuntu)
  24. [ubuntu] Why has GRUB suddenly installed itself on boot - startup?

    I only have one OS on the drive so why is GRUB suddently appearing.

    Am I correct in thinking that everytime you update the kernel GRUB is installed?

    Thanks
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    [ubuntu] Path to Desktop? Anyone know?

    I need to run a python script from my linux ubuntu desktop and I have forgotten the correct path -

    ** If the python file is on my DESKTOP do I input this in terminal?

    python...
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