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    [SOLVED] Re: Mencoder - medibuntu

    I too am getting the same message

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    mencoder: Depends: mplayer but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages
    Some packages could not be...
  2. Thread: Ping problem

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    [ubuntu] Re: Ping problem

    Many thanks for your response Thefasterblue one.
    I have looked at the router settings and checked these out many times. I had a feeling that the router was to blame, but have disproved it by...
  3. Thread: Ping problem

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    [ubuntu] Ping problem

    Can someone do some testing for me.

    I have a high speed internet connection that drops the Internet for around 4 minutes on most days. Myself and the Internet provider are trying to resolve this...
  4. Thread: Program wanted

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    [ubuntu] Program wanted

    Can anyone suggest a simple program that can monitor the time my connection to the Internet is active or not.

    I am experiencing trouble with lost connections and need to monitor the down time of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Strange network failure

    Hi Iowan
    I have absolutely no idea why and or how it started again.
    I had disabled IPV6. early in the day, believing this may be the cause but it was not. In fact since then I have re-enabled IPV6...
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    [ubuntu] Strange network failure

    I have just changed from one ISP to another. All the internet connections worked fine on the day of the change over.
    The following morning after shutting down the computer for the night, there was...
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    [ubuntu] Privoxy and Karmic

    I am having a problem trying to get Privoxy running on my main machine.
    I use both Seamonkey and Opera as browsers, but neither will except a proxy. When they are both set to the standard...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Strange behaviour with HD and CD/DVD drives

    Is it a difficult question? I would think someone has some idea what is going on. Can anybody help with this problem?
  9. [ubuntu] Strange behaviour with HD and CD/DVD drives

    Since a recent update, I don't actually know which one,about 4 weeks back, which may not be related either. I have lost the proper function of the DVD\CD-WR units in my computer. I can write a disk...
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    [ubuntu] Partition read write error

    I am having a problem with a partition constantly stopping me from writing to it.

    I have a partition called DSK2_sdb7 on hard disk 2 that contains all my music files.
    This partition will some...
  11. Thread: Favorite Food?

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    Re: Favorite Food?

    Alberta beef - roasted or BBQ-ed.
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    Opera's back function

    With the resent changes to the forums, I have noticed the mouse Left cliick and select Back function does not work.
    It now only works on the narrow brown band on the edges.
    What's happening?
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    Re: What to do with old Ubuntu CDs?

    Use them as bird scarers in your vegetable garden.
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    Re: What's your keyboard?

    2 Genuine IBM 86B keyboards made in 1986.
    These keyboards have nothing modern about them, but they have springs under the keys and the caps are removable for washing.
    I also have an original Epson...
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    Re: Looking for Quickbook Replacement

    Gnucash is great I strongly recommend it.
  16. Re: [security] How do you check your open ports / active connections to protect you?

    Shields-Up is a good site, but are you aware that if you are behind a NAT then it gives incorrect information.
    Has anyone found a working alternative that actually shows the real situation behind a...
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    Re: What do you do when your bored?

    I never have time to get bored, there is always something interesting to do.
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    Re: Best light and small 14" or 12" laptop?

    You and others may wish to read this about Dell first.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/12/inspiron_defect_lawsuit/
  19. Thread: KVM switches

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    Re: KVM switches

    Yes I did try the Dlink with two Windows towers, it failed on a couple of occaasions. I seemed to have the odd pause with the mouse and then my genuine IBM keyboards started giving odd results.
    I...
  20. Thread: KVM switches

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    Re: KVM switches

    That's interesting I bought that same unit and had the same situation, but a lot more frequently than you stated. Hence the swap out to the Starview. Thanks for that info you have confirmed what I...
  21. Thread: KVM switches

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    Re: KVM switches

    My Starview SV411 works well with Win2000, XP, Ubuntu and Suse.
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    Poll: Re: 2007: Quit smoking?

    I agree, I wish now that I had not taken the tablets, as I believe it is the cause of high BP, personally.
    But then again I have heard some real bad problems with Nicorete so perhaps cold turkey is...
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    Poll: Re: 2007: Quit smoking?

    I wish you all the luck. I quit four years ago after taking some tablets I think were called Zyban. under doctors direction mind. They worked well on my twenty a day roll-ups. However since then my...
  24. Poll: Re: Poll: What do you think of software patents?

    This is a most interesting topic. Some of the points raised are most interesting to read.Personally I am against software patents, but what really bothers me about the process is this.

    If say for...
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    Re: So what did you give for xmas?

    Tears of joy to my wife.
    Who adored the desk plaque I had made for her.
    She said that it means more to her, than any purchased gift.
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