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  1. [ubuntu] Intel 965 chipset and 1280x1024 resolution

    Amazing how quickly information one used daily vanishes from memory when one stops using it.

    I have an Acer Extensa 5620 with the Intel 965 Chipset. I'm using a NEC Multisync external monitor. ...
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    [ubuntu] iBus just doesn't cut it

    Sorry, but now I've found an area where linux - or at least Ubuntu - just isn't in the game: inputting Chinese into documents. I've spent half a day trying to get iBus and SCIM to work, and not...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 9-10/XP dual boot

    I take it this is a no-go - the only way is to let grub take over?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Should I convert to RCA or scart?

    Thanks, Cascade. Your reply was very helpful. As it happens I have spent the morning sorting out some shelves and happened to find the TV manual, so I'll check whether it's composite or component...
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu 9-10/XP dual boot

    I've just done a search for hints on dual booting and not come up with what I want.

    I have an old Dell laptop with both Dell's wireless adapter and a d-link pcmcia wireless card. Unfortunately I...
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    [ubuntu] Should I convert to RCA or scart?

    Hi:

    We have an analog tv (no plans to buy digital) which I'm planning to connect to an old laptop so we can watch online tv. The tv has rca input ports for audio l/r and video, and also has scart...
  7. [ubuntu] lspci says wireless controller disabled

    Thought I posted this message about an hour ago, but can't find it in the forum.

    I am installing 9.10 on an old Dell laptop. This machine has the built-in Dell wireless controller and a pcmcia...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Converting avi to dvd

    Thanks, taurus, thatguruguy, JV and ken_do_san. I thought it was taking a bit too long.

    Now for the confession. I'm a Ubuntu man since 6.04, but the operation I'm trying to perform is on a Mac. ...
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    [ubuntu] Converting avi to dvd

    Just a general question.

    Given an avi file of a program whose running time is, say, one hour, roughly how long would the assembled company expect a good program to take to convert it to DVD...
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    [ubuntu] The old Dell AIO922 problem again

    I've seen a lot of traffic on getting the Dell AIO922 to work with Ubuntu - I'm on 9.04, and tested most of them. And then it struck me why I maybe couldn't make it work.

    I have my Dell AIO922...
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    [ubuntu] Hacking tesseract OCR

    I've done some research on the net about combining xsane scanning software with tesseract ocr software. Now tesseract requires uncompressed tiff files as its input, and they must have a .tif (ie NOT...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Audio problems with Skype in Ubuntu

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    Same problem exactly.

    lspci gives, amongst other things:

    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

    Anything else that can be helpful?
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    Poll: Re: What is your age and what do you use ubuntu for?

    Good try, ******, but I just took the cigar! ;)

    //James
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    Poll: Re: What is your age and what do you use ubuntu for?

    ****! Is it only youngsters in here?

    I'm 65 and I use Ubuntu for nearly everything I do on the computer: reading the newspapers, paying my bills, booking tickets, getting information, downloading...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sound problems in Xchat

    Guess who forgot info that could help people answer.

    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC268 Analog [ALC268 Analog]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sound problems in Xchat

    Pretty much the same here. Jaunty. The signals when someone posts a chat message in pidgin or when I post an entry in the same place are drowned out by a crackling sound which lasts as long as the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What is the wrong with pidgin

    And for me. Thanks to spcwingo.
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Pidgin, Kopete not working for any service

    Damn! Changed the MSN server by mistake. Can someone give me the default MSN server.
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Pidgin, Kopete not working for any service

    I'm not sure on that, Villiam. I'm having the same problem with Pidgin since last night. Haven't tried anything else, but I have tried from a windows instance running under Sun virtual box, and it...
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    [ubuntu] SOLVED - Re: Not all updates can be installed - 2

    Never mind - managed to fix it. Sorry.
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    [ubuntu] SOLVED - Not all updates can be installed - 2

    Above is the heading in a window which opens when I click on the update button. Something I've tried to install didn't go all the way, maybe or maybe it's an unofficial Ubuntu package.

    Is there...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Extensa 5620Z Hardy How To

    Not sure I agree wholeheartedly with this, Chris. I have a new - Nov 2008 - Acer Extensa 5620 with the HDA Intel soundcard. I originally installed 8.10 and audio-video was hopeless. In the end I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 - no Windows login created

    Nope. A new cd of the 8.04 iso
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 - no Windows login created

    Well, that's part of it, Taurus, but as I understand it, there was an equivalence created between the Ubuntu login and the corresponding Windows login which allowed one to do more on the Windows disk...
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    [ubuntu] 8.04 - no Windows login created

    During the installation process when a Windows instance, eg XP or Vista lies on another partition on the same disk, the installation process usually asks if one wishes to connect an account on the...
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