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    Re: Upgrade advice wanted

    What I mean is, would upgrading RAM at this point be kind of pointless because my motherboard is quite old and it is likely that it will be the next thing to fail? Or is there a software solution for...
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    Upgrade advice wanted

    I built my desktop 5 1/2 years ago when I made the switch to Ubuntu. It's served me well as well as gone through incremental upgrades (case, PSU, HDD, graphics card). It's been the trend for me to...
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    [ubuntu] PNG files don't display in image viewer

    I've been having a problem where files with the .png extension won't display through nautilus. it's not all .pngs but most of them won't open. Is this a described problem and is there a fix?
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    [ubuntu] Google Chrome issues

    I recently downloaded a round of updates and right around then a few issues developed in Chrome. 1. Gmail won't load, sticks on loading screen. 2. Occasionally new pages load at the bottom of the...
  5. Thread: Broken X

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    [SOLVED] Re: Broken X

    perfect, solved
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    [SOLVED] Re: Broken X

    Okay, when do I use ctrl-alt-F1? A little help with the right commands to remove the proper file would be appreciated.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Broken X

    Thank you, seems to be working after the steps in the thread

    edit: login screen comes up, can't log in, it just cycles back to the same screen
  8. Thread: Broken X

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    [SOLVED] Broken X

    My desktop will only boot into CL here are the results of
    sudo startx
    NVIDIA: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module ahs version 304.88, but this NVIDIA driver component has version 304.108....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Boots to terminal

    results as follows


    NVIDIA: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module ahs version 304.88, but this NVIDIA driver component has version 304.108. Please make sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Boots to terminal

    Tried booting again. Just before the CL screen the splash screen flashes very fast. the first thing it says is Cannot write bytes: broken pipe, then it runs through a few other lines about CUPS.
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    [ubuntu] Boots to terminal

    My desktop locked up in the middle of a session and now it's just booting to a terminal interface, apparently networking works. How should I go about diagnosing it?
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    [ubuntu] Background list

    One thing that's bugged me about 12.04 is that my list of desktop backgrounds doesn't stay populated with previous pictures. They're all stored in a subfolder of /home/user/pictures. I'd like to keep...
  13. Thread: update failed

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    [ubuntu] update failed

    So for the past week or so my updates have been failing to complete. the gui method failed so i tried the terminal and it still fails. I think it has something to do with a kernel version update....
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    Re: Desktop malfunction

    I did a memory test, it ran 1 hr 40 m at came up with no errors. The system is working as of right now, maybe a little slow to respond but it's working
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    Desktop malfunction

    So several days ago my desktop locked up, I restarted it only to find that while the desktop loads and the menus will display, any menu items as well as icons won't function, they just don't do...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unity locked up

    I tried to get into the drive from my thumb drive installation of ubuntu and once I reached the desktop I ran into the same problem. the desktop loads, the menus display but the icons don't do...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unity locked up

    I'm using 12.04
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unity locked up

    I have 2 GB memory with a 4 GB swap partition on the same device my OS is on, with an nvidia 660 GE video card. I let the system monitor run in the background in order to more easily kill processes...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unity locked up

    When my memory is near capacity (most of it taken by browsers) it will either slow down until I can close tabs or stop responding and I need to restart.
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    [ubuntu] Unity locked up

    After I restarted my computer because of a browser lock up I am unable to do anything on my desktop. The items on the top bar still work (wi-fi, volume) but none of the icons are working. I can't...
  21. Thread: update stalled

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    [ubuntu] Re: update stalled

    To clarify, the updates have been downloaded and the hang up is in the installation of the updates. I can divine from the terminal that the kernel image is in the process of installing when it hangs...
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    [ubuntu] update stalled

    During the update cycle the process has stalled. This round of updates included an update to kernel version 3.2.0-56, which is the last package the terminal window has started. It's been stalled for...
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    [ubuntu] 802.11ac hardware requirements

    I need a router, I'm willing to get a little spendy or do some work on my own to get a good, reliable setup. I need to know if an 802.11ac/5ghz type signal will work with my hardware or if I need to...
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    [ubuntu] 802.11ac hardware requirements

    I need a router, I'm willing to get a little spendy or do some work on my own to get a good, reliable setup. I need to know if an 802.11ac/5ghz type signal will work with my hardware or if I need to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mouseover displays in Chrome

    Thanks, guess I'll stick to using Firefox for some things
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