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    [lubuntu] Re: lubuntu live CD problem?

    I tried the workaround in post #3, and it (Lubuntu 11.10 Onieric.) worked just fine on my girlfriend's Sony Vaio desktop, with a Pentium 4 CPU and 1GB of memory. The live session ran well with no...
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    [ubuntu] Re: DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive Not Working

    Thanks for the advice, Derek. I will try running a cleaning disc through, and hope that it does the trick. I wish that I thought of that sooner. I've. never done a cleaning on the drive in the 4...
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    [ubuntu] DVD-RW/CD-RW Drive Not Working

    I have a Dell XPS M1330 with a DVD/CD combo drive. I can't seem to get the system to recognize that I have media in the drive, basically the drive doesn't mount. When I try to mount through the...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Update manager keeps giving errors on internet connection

    After running that command, you can install the updated packages while still in the terminal by entering the following command:


    sudo apt-get upgrade

    I had the same issue as the OP when...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Installed Lubuntu & LXDE, Now Hangs Up At Shutdown

    I removed Lubuntu & LXDE packages, then restarted my computer. I still had a problem with the computer hanging up at shutdown, so I pressed the ESC key to look at what was happening "behind the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Launchpad Defaults

    Right-click on the top panel and select Add to Panel from the menu. That will open a list of items that you can place on the panel. I believe the item you want to restore is the Indicator Applet...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wine, I just don't get it...

    I've used Wine before (although I prefer just running Windows XP in a virtual machine). I find it is easiest to open .exe files by right-clicking them, and selecting Wine Compatibility Layer from...
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    Re: What's your avatar?

    My avatar is Tux in camouflage. I'm an old soldier, having spent just about my entire adult life (up to this point) in the military. I started as an Army National Guard soldier, went in the Regular...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best way to learn terminal?

    I have attached a PDF that contains four pages of terminal commands. I downloaded it from Scribd.com. This should give you a nice reference to peruse and/or print. Have fun with it :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: wireless connection

    If you know your router's IP address, just open a terminal session and run the ping command. Here's an example:


    ping 192.168.1.1

    If you don't know the router IP address, you can find it by...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't install Adobe pdf reader in Firefox

    You can download Adobe Reader through the Ubuntu Software Center (located on your main menu). That's probably the best way to install it, as the Software Center does it all for you.
  12. Re: Newbie to linux Bash scripting has questions

    I think I can handle your first two questions, as I've done a little bit of scripting with Bash.

    1. As far as I remember, once you've set up the file as an executable, it stays that way, even if...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Removing MS Office After Uninstalling Wine

    Thanks :) That seems to have done the trick.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost Sudo Privileges, Please Help!

    The psychocats site worked. I don't know how I overlooked that one before. I can now sudo as needed. Thanks for getting me straightened out on that. Next time, I'll count to 10 before I tackle...
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    [SOLVED] Removing MS Office After Uninstalling Wine

    I recently removed Wine from my computer. I had originally installed it so I could run MS Office. It was working for me for a couple of weeks, then I started getting errors while working with MS...
  16. [SOLVED] Installed Lubuntu & LXDE, Now Hangs Up At Shutdown

    A few days ago, I installed the Lubuntu/LXDE packages to try them out. I like the speed and simplicity of Lubuntu and LXDE, but they're too simplified, not allowing Docky to run because those DEs...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lost Sudo Privileges, Please Help!

    Thanks for the quick replies yuki and Rubi. Unfortunately, the blank password on su didn't do it, so I don't recall if I assigned a root password and have merely forgot it now. Even when I log into...
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    [SOLVED] Lost Sudo Privileges, Please Help!

    I attempted to use a sudo command on the terminal, and received an error message "/etc/sudoers is mode 0640, should be 0440." I looked up the problem on this forum, and the suggested solution was to...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Intermittent CUPS startup at boot Lucid Lynx

    The use of the sudo command gives the user temporary root privileges, thus it can be executed without going into full root mode.
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Intermittent CUPS startup at boot Lucid Lynx

    This problems appears to be a launchpad "in the works" issue, with no immediate solution on the horizon. Accepting that, I decided to write a simple script that will run the command


    sudo...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04 just crashed everything

    Did you check to see if your computer's hardware would be compatible with 10.04? Since you didn't download the CD image and make a bootable disk, I'm guessing you didn't have a chance to...
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    Poll: Re: Maverick Meerkat should ship with Docky

    I've used Cairo-Dock, AWN, and Docky. By far, Docky is the best overall as far as ease of use and speed, but I'm sure it's so because it doesn't have the features that the other two docks have. I'd...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What DELL model do you have?

    XPS M1330, pretty much stock hardware with 2GB RAM. Runs Ubuntu really well :)
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and Virtual Box.

    To install the DKMS package, open a terminal window and enter the following command:


    sudo apt-get install dkms

    Once that's installed, you can reinstall the kernel module as described in the...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu laptop implodes, need new computer.

    If I were replacing any computer with the intention of running Ubuntu, I would check the Ubuntu wiki for hardware compatibility, then take a list of hardware known to run well with Ubuntu and go to...
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