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    [all variants] Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    I've been seeing a lot of Nvidia drivers problems here. There are several similar known bugs reported for this. In my case, I found helpful instructions here:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity) 2D only

    Finally outstubborned this problem to a resolution. I found some great information that links this to Bug #982485. There, it was suggested to go the the Nvidia website and download the drivers...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity) 2D only

    actually, no, it's not.

    Upon opening, the Nvidia Settings GUI gives me the error "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity) 2D only

    ran that, got this:


    nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 30
    nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 30
    nvfx_screen_get_param:95 - Warning: unknown PIPE_CAP 55...
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    [SOLVED] Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity) 2D only

    Alright, just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) 64-bit edition. I'm having some graphics trouble, mainly that (a) I can only run in 2D mode, and (b) I'm experiencing lag (not previously...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: "Wireless disabled by hardware switch" bug? - Natty

    I've been closely monitoring this thread, because I've been having a similar problem with my HP Pavilion. The wireless refused to toggle back on when I hit the switch.

    full details here -> HP...
  7. [ubuntu] Finally Solved! HP Pavilion Wireless Enable/Disable Button 11.04

    Problem Solved!

    But... and of course there's a but, the solution I used is only good under a specific set of circumstances. So here goes:

    Firstly, on my laptop I have Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 9.10...
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    [SOLVED] Re: No icons in Dash

    I'm having the same problem on my desktop, a massive Dell Precision.

    late model NVidia GeForce card. Tried running the version 173 (recommended) driver (which is what is running and working on my...
  9. [ubuntu] HP Pavilion Wireless Enable/Disable Button 11.04

    I've had a host of problems since upgrading to 11.04 Natty Narwhal, so let's deal with these 1 at a time.

    I've got a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion G60 laptop. Next to the power button is a handy...
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    [ubuntu] Re: open office freezing after resume.

    I'll check the APCI controls. Meanwhile, this doesn't happen 100% of the time. sometimes, the machine will resume properly. Other times, it will be problematic. I can't seem to find any sure-fire...
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    [ubuntu] open office freezing after resume.

    So I've been having troubles with Open Office Word Processor in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Herron). After resuming from Hibernation, Open Office freezes when trying to autosave a backup of the open...
  12. [ubuntu] Silly question: going from .tar.gz to a running program

    Okay, I want to install a program on an Ubuntu box not connected to the internet. Thus, I have downloaded a nice little tarball to shuttle over to it on a flash drive. The problem is, without...
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    Re: Do college students use Linux?

    As an answer to the initial question of this thread:
    Yes, but not a statistically significant number.
    Evidence: I am a college student using Linux. In fact, it's been nearly two years since I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Recent Firefox Update Broke It!

    Okay, so it's working again. I'm not really sure what's wrong, maybe the update download got corrupted. Anyhow, what I did was remove and purge firefox and its dependancies, including ubufox,...
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    [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Recent Firefox Update Broke It!

    Just installed the hardy-security patch to Firefox 3 (v3.0.4) update today. Now firefox won't let me enter anything into the address or search bars. I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Updates failing

    It's set to "Direct Internet Connection."
    I did briefly set up a proxy, but because of a few issues reverted my system to how it had previously been.

    I also checked to ensure that I removed all...
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    [ubuntu] Updates failing

    Okay, I'm at a loss. Using the update manager, I can't install updates. I just noticed it with the most recent security update. the error I get is:

    W: Failed to fetch...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: aptitude and synaptic package manager failing!

    Oops. Figured out that although I was connected, I had to logged into my ISP. Did that and the problem went away. Marking thread as solved.

    Incidentally, what is the proper invocation of sudo...
  19. [ubuntu] [SOLVED] aptitude and synaptic package manager failing!

    Oh, dear Lord. I've done it now. Not sure how, either. Synaptic Package Manager, regardless of what I'm trying to install, returns
    W: Failed to fetch...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: How to make Ubuntu use the space of a new HD?

    I believe you can change mount points through the Gparted application. The graphical interface is very handy for that. As for your /home directory, I believe that can be changed in user...
  21. Poll: Re: Are Ubuntu problems ever really caused by a faulty installation CD?

    Final installations from CD's haven't ever had issues from me. If there's a flaw in the CD, it'll let me know by not working before the install ever gets going.

    In fact, recently, I had some bad...
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    Re: Gksudo and Ubuntu's security model

    Does that mean the exploiting program would have to run a GUI to exploit that timeout?
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Broken Kernel Update packages stilling floating around

    The issue, however, was not a malfunctioning sofware component, nor the repository from which I downloaded it. Instead, the issue was that after the initial successful install, the kernel still...
  24. [ubuntu] Broken Kernel Update packages stilling floating around

    So, after I'd already installed 2.6.24-21, my system again tried to download it and install it through the Update Manager. The packages downloaded, and began the typical kernel-update process... and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: linux is a jenga puzzle nightmare

    Very poetic problem, though. Perhaps if OP were to leave a verse about more specifics, we could compose a sonnet of the solution.
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