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    [ubuntu] Re: Screen turns off randomly

    Just to say I switched to Xubuntu a few days ago, and upgraded to kernel 3.8.0-30-generic , and the damn thing just happened again.

    There are very many people with a similar problem, across Linux...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Screen turns off randomly

    Thanks for the suggestion, but it's a laptop.

    I've tried increasing the log level of X by adding this to my lightdm.conf:

    xserver-command=/usr/bin/X :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Screen turns off randomly

    I think (but not certain) it might be to do with Firefox.
    It happened when I started FF just now. Quite often it happens when switching windows to FF.
    FF is usually open somewhere when it happens,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Screen turns off randomly

    Thanks for your help,

    When it happens, this gets appended to the log:

    [ 13243.345] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "SEC", prod id 21825
    [ 13243.345] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Screen turns off randomly

    I should state that unlike power saving mechanisms, there is no minimum time delay.

    It just happened to me three times in the space of a couple of minutes. Screen just turns off and on again.
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    [ubuntu] Screen turns off randomly

    Hi all,

    I'm running 12.04.1 (upgraded incrementally from 11.04) on a Toshiba C660 laptop.
    It has Intel integrated graphics and is using the "Intel® Ironlake Mobile" driver. See my lspci:
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Encrypted LVM Blank Screen

    Same problem here with Oneiric ( 11.10 ) , and dm-crypt (i.e. non LVM encrypted) root partition + random-key encrypted swap.

    Originally, I got the "no video mode activated" error followed by a...
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    Re: Recommend me a linux distro...

    This is all great stuff, thanks a lot for your help! Ubuntu has given me far from nothing - it was the right choice when I wanted a user-friendly entrance to Linux. It's just the more I've begun to...
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    Recommend me a linux distro...

    ...that uses minimal resources, but more importantly comes as a 'bare-bones' setup, leaving the user to add programs & utilities as required.

    Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I was looking for...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Help using live CD with encrypted persistent store

    I too would like to know this. I basically want an flash-USB Ubuntu install, but encrypted.
  11. [ubuntu] Re: How to transfer files from Vista to Ubuntu *within VMWare*

    Ok, here is my problem as of now. Thanks to Keithel, VMware Tools is now installed correctly - whether I strictly needed it or not, it's nice to know it can no longer pose a problem.

    I still can't...
  12. [all variants] Re: VMware Tools for VMware Workstation 6.0.4 build 93057 on Ubuntu 8.04 guest

    At step 8, I get the following error:



    I have checked as per step 1, and the program 'patch' is installed.

    EDIT: My mistake, for some reason the patch command wasn't copying over into the...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: How to transfer files from Vista to Ubuntu *within VMWare*

    Thanks a lot everyone. I'll try all these and get back to you.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: How to transfer files from Vista to Ubuntu *within VMWare*

    My problem appears to be something to do with VMware. I have Samba and smbf installed, but I am dubious as to whether VMware Tools has installed properly. I can get to the internet but no shared...
  15. [ubuntu] How to transfer files from Vista to Ubuntu *within VMWare*

    I am using VMWare Workstation 6 to run Hardy - the host OS is Vista Ultimate 32.

    I simply want to know how I can transfer files from the host OS's hard drive to the virtual drive of the guest OS...
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    Any suggestions? It appeared to be putting stuff all over my filesystem, and if it's stuff made with alien I'd rather it come back off again being as how it's not doing anything useful.
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    Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers

    I've got a z708 and somebody else here said it worked for them so I tried it. I don't think it's working for me.

    Everything went fine, except for a couple of warning messages half way through that...
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