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    [ubuntu] Re: Floppy disk emulation?

    My idea is to put it on a USB key with FreeDOS like the last BIOS update I did. The problem is actually getting the BIOS ROM file, which is buried deep within the evilly encrypted executable that...
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    [ubuntu] Floppy disk emulation?

    Is there any way to emulate a floppy disk? I have one of those horrid BIOS updates that has to be written to a floppy disk. I don't have a floppy drive, nor do I wish to bother with one, so I need to...
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    Re: Slow local network transfer speeds

    Wasn't sure how to transfer files between computers via command line so I've just been using Nautilus. I have noticed that copying data to flash drives with Nautilus seems slower than command line...
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    Slow local network transfer speeds

    I've just started learning and experimenting with SSH, mostly so I can transfer files between my laptop and desktop on a local network. My router is a Linksys WRT54G which should max out at 54Mb/s...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How stable is the NTFS support?

    NTFS support has been pretty good for the past few years. The only problem I've come across is not being able to access an NTFS volume which has a Windows system that wasn't shut down properly, which...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Scanning with Canon MX860 and Simple Scan

    Forgive me for bumping an old thread, but has anyone gotten the scanner to work on 64-bit?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Increase Partition Size - Can I?

    Resizing partitions is loads of fun -- can take hours when you resize "to the left" but it's doable. Just be sure your computer is plugged into a good surge protector before you start. You may need...
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    [ubuntu] Re: iso identify problems?

    What kind of ISOs? It's possible you may need to install UDF support.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Change Coursor

    I've been noticing this issue on my Gentoo box for quite some time, and I guess it did start happening when I finally got Compiz working. You might have a look at this thread:...
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    Re: What's Up With MySpace?

    I believe Ubuntu comes with Gnash by default, which I've noticed doesn't work on MySpace. It should work if you install the Adobe Flash Plugin, and you might have to uninstall Gnash as well.
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    Re: Recommend a wireless adapter?

    I try to go for whatever has free/libre chipset drivers. Ralink chipsets are known to be very good.
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    Re: What is the name of your computer(s)?

    My old Acer laptop is acertron and my desktop is gentoobox. Yeah...I'm not very creative.
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    Re: Where do you get you desktop wallpaper

    I like to use GNU/Linux propaganda as my wallpaper (in particular something advertising whatever distro I happen to be running...currently Arch and Gentoo), so I generally get it from DeviantArt or...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I've been running it exclusively since 2006, except to test Microsoft's beta junk, which I immediately wiped out when it expired.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Merge NTFS partitions without formatting?

    I was hoping to avoid doing it that way, especially because the larger partition is toward the "right" side and is basically full. It seems like it would be possible somehow to merge them since they...
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    [ubuntu] Merge NTFS partitions without formatting?

    My friend has a 1TB external hard drive with two NTFS partitions and he wants to combine them into one. Is it possible to merge them together?
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    [other] Setting up cyber cafe kiosk systems

    My friend and I are helping a local internet cafe transition their public computers (and possibly servers at some point) to run on free software (after many bad virus experiences). Currently, they...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: How do I restore Grub2 after Windows reinstall?

    Yeah, that's what I tried, but I still get a prompt every time. :(
  19. [ubuntu] How do I restore Grub2 after Windows reinstall?

    My friend recently re-installed WinXP on his laptop, but I'm having trouble getting Grub2 working. I followed a guide online, but when I booted it back up again, I got a Grub prompt instead of a boot...
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    [ubuntu] Re: YouTube no longer works on Firefox

    I can't get YouTube working in IceCat either, but I prefer using Midori or Epiphany anyway.
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    [ubuntu] Re: music player

    Your out-of-the-box system will only handle free/libre formats like Ogg Vorbis, but it's possible to get non-free formats like MP3 and AAC to play by installing the right GStreamer decoders. I also...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: cannot run updates without major errors...

    The proper syntax is:

    sudo apt-get install --reinstall -f lsb-release
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    [ubuntu] Re: Reinstall ubuntu without losing data how?

    You should definitely try to sort out whatever problem your system is having before resorting to a complete re-install. To answer your question though, what I usually do is boot the Live CD and...
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    [ubuntu] Empathy MSN video chat

    I'm trying to start an MSN video chat with Empathy. My friend tries to send me a video chat invite and nothing comes up on my side. I tried initiating on my end, but the window just sits there...
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    [ubuntu] Re: File transfer to USB key too slow in Karmic.

    I'm also getting sub-standard write speeds with my Cruzer drives. I've tested them with Mac OS X, Gentoo and Ubuntu (9.04/9.10). It starts to write at 3MB/s and then SLOWS! However, when I tested it...
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