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    [ubuntu] Re: How to add applets to Ubuntu 11.10 Panel?

    What a strange thing to say. Appreciate you dislike Unity, and I can see why people do, but why question the veracity of the OP with respect to what they like?

    It's not a very positive trait and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: MSN on Empathy stopped working

    Terrific stuff.

    http://local-bay.contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx

    worked for me on:

    lucid 10.04
    Empathy 2.30.3

    in the UK
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Copying with Brasero requires cdrdao - already there

    Many thanks for the linkage. Solved my CD copy on Lucid. Once I added that renbag PPA to my repositories it offered to upgrade Brasero from 2.30.0 to 2.31.2 Accepted and all sorted.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Evolution and duplicate messages i Evolution

    Pietro's post is extremely useful and once you have the correct plugin installed for your ubuntu release will hopefully fix your problem!
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  5. [ubuntu] Re: Error while copying file (Error splicing file: Input/output error)

    Many thanks.

    Allowed me to copy a DVD onto the local disk (10.04 with ext4) , with a few errors, then transform to MPG replete with artefacts! But it worked.

    Cheers.
    PS Never had this problem...
  6. Re: Doom Creator John Carmack on OpenGL vs DirectX

    And taking that to it's ultimate conclusion, the mobile market.

    I suspect you can probably extrapolate pretty much any proprietary desktop/laptop driver like Direct3D and OpenGL and if it doesn't...
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    Re: any good games for linux?

    Balanced Annihilation is a rather excellent take on the old Total Annihilation with much of the follow-up, Supreme Commander, ideas done superbly well in what is after all a completely free project....
  8. Poll: Re: Check this out! Open Source World War II german submarine simulation

    There's an Ubuntu PPA being maintained for this on Maverick, Lucid and Karmic here:

    https://launchpad.net/~aegirxx-googlemail/+archive/dftd-latest

    Should just be able to add the relevant link...
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    Re: What is your favorite game in 2010

    Balanced Annihilation. Terrific port of good old Total Annihilation (those were the days) with lots extra on top like full 3D etc.

    You can keep your Supreme Commander I and II :)
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    Poll: Re: What is your age and what do you use ubuntu for?

    Age 51 (in Octal). Run Ubuntu on my Home PC and the netbook remix on my netbook.

    After about a year and a half I've moved everything I do from Windows to Ubuntu apart from Microsoft Money. This...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wireless Adapter not working with Ubuntu

    There's nice little GUI for ndiswrapper in the repository. So, if you have a windows driver (.inf) for the device you can simply use this driver under Ubuntu by configuring the Ndiswrapper GUI -...
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    [xubuntu] Re: mindlna file format

    Believe its MP3 for music, JPG for images and MPG for movies.

    DLNA is pretty fussy about the format for MPG files so you'll need to make sure you've converted them just so. I've found ffmpeg...
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    Re: I neec help with TA Spring and SpringLobby

    That's the only one I've had success with so far.
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    Re: Installing Spring

    I'm not sure where you're getting stuck but if you're running Lucid then I hope this will help you out.

    You need to link to the Spring launchpad repository to get the latest updates, else you...
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    [all variants] Re: Ext3 and Ext4: Which file system to install?

    It's a little unfair to say it's a myth when it's been designed to resist fragmentation.

    My understanding of Linux filesystems is they are highly resistant to fragmentation until the disk or...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Simple Backup Options

    I've set up rsync to do something very similar for myself, the difference being I'm manually calling the back up after specific changes. Am impressed with it and it's hugely configurable if you like...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Samba does not start on boot-up

    Since I posted that I took a look around at the setting and it seems to be a not entirely uncommon problem (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1305226&highlight=concurrency) with Ubuntu 9.10...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Samba does not start on boot-up

    I've not read all of the above posts but just in case this is of use to any newbies on here I had problems getting both Samba and CUPS to start up on boot. Ubuntu 9.10. Both services happily started...
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    [ubuntu] Re: power management battery problem

    Just for kicks I installed Kpowersave and it seems to behave in the same way as the built in power management scheme.

    I can only ever see the AC connected symbol, which is still regardless of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: power management battery problem

    I sadly have a similar problem under Ubuntu 9.10 on an ancient Toshiba Satellite 4100 XCDT laptop.

    My power management option is set to always show icon but it just continues to show what looks...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: HOWTO: Get proper video resolution with trident video card and Ubuntu 8.04

    I'm a complete beginner here but thought I'd just say thanks for getting my Toshiba Satellite 4100 XCDT working. I modified andrewbmartin's post for the Tosh. 1400 entry above to the following (again...
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