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    [SOLVED] Re: changing window appearance

    I figured out how to fix it on my own. It was just a matter of choosing a different theme. I had looed on the forum at other solutions, but they were way more complicated than what I needed
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    [SOLVED] changing window appearance

    I recently upgraded from an old computer with Hardy Heron to a much nicer, faster one with 10.04. I like the way it works, but I liked the old look of the windows better. Specifically, I liked...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: importing address book from evolution to sylpheed

    I fot tired of playing with it, decided that there weren't that many entries in the evolution address book, and just copied and pasted. Not an elegant solution, but it worked.
  4. [SOLVED] importing address book from evolution to sylpheed

    I'm moving from Evolution to Sylpheed, largely because Sylpheed was easier to set up with a q.com email account, I would like to import the contacts from evolution. I've gone through a search, and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: cd and dvd burners won't work

    I have not installed the restricted extras package. the link you gave me looks promising.
    I just solved the immediate problem on my own though. I took the cd burner out of my old , retired Compaq,...
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    [SOLVED] cd and dvd burners won't work

    I bought a used Dell Optiplex 170L yesterday.It came with a cd burner and a dvd burner. I was told the cd burner worked but the dvd didn't. I had a dvd burner at home so I swpeed it out. Ubuntu 10.04...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I got tired of fighting it and got a different computer. Thanks for the help
  8. Thread: free up space

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    [SOLVED] Re: free up space

    I got frustrated enough with the old computer that I went out and bought a replacement today. It's got Ubuntu 10.4, pentium 4 2.80 Ghz, 80 gig hard drive, and 1 gig ram, so I guess that's one way to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: free up space

    I ran bleachbit, and it did free up some space, but not nearly enough. I'm starting to think that my best bet is to bite the bullet and just start over with a fresh install, or maybe just retire...
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    [SOLVED] free up space

    I've been having a lot of trouble getting an update to hardy heron. I get started on updating to 10.04 and partway through it says i don't have enough free space, free up some space and retry. THis...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I'm booting with and iso cd of puppy linux 2.15, using the command puppy pfix=ram so it just boots in ram. The partition with linux is unmounted. It gives a maximum size and there doesn't seem to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    i left a partition off of the list: /dev/sda6 linux swap 392.15 MiB.
    I haven't figured out how to post the screenshot full sized, and the thumbnail isn't readable..
    I did manage to get puppy linux...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I've attached a screenshot of gparted, should have done it before, but I had trouble figuring out how do do it from one computer to another.
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I finally managed to get gparted onto the old machine. None of the ubuntu distros would load, and gparted by itself wouldn't load. I tried Puppylinux 5.2.8, which I like, but it wouldn't load on...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I finally managed to get gparted onto the old machine. None of the ubuntu distros would load, and gparted by itself wouldn't load. I tried Puppylinux 5.2.8, which I like, but it wouldn't load on...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I've now tried loading a cd with gparted, and also cds with several different ubuntu editions, and I keep getting the busybox result.
    Yesterday I tried puppy linux, and get as far as:

    searching...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I've got Lubuntu downloaded and burnt, and I'm now trying it in the old computer to see if it will load. I've tried Puppy in the past, but I never got the email to work. Other than that, it looked...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I've only got 256 meg of ram,so maybe that is the problem. It worked fine with hardy heron, but maybe that's not good enough for the new distros. I'll try one of the smaller ones
    Thanks
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I've downloaded 10.10 and 12.04,and burned cds. both will boot on my primary computer. When I try to boot them on the older computer, it looks like it is going to boot, but stops and I get :...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    I'm having trouble figuring out how to use gparted. I have three partitions; one with windows, one with my wife's account, and one with my account. I successfully shrank the windows partition to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: removing windows from dual boot

    Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
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    [SOLVED] Re: firefox won't load

    I think I can update using the update manager. I get a prompt when I use it , asking if I want to upgrade, but the hard drive is so full that I need to rearrange partitions to do the upgrade. There...
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    [SOLVED] firefox won't load

    I have a dual boot computer with Hardy Heron. My wife was signed on this afternoon and firefox worked fine, then later she tried again and it starts to load, then cancels. I can log into my account...
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    [SOLVED] removing windows from dual boot

    I've got an old computer that came with windows ME, and when I bought a replacement a few years ago, I put Ubuntu Hardy Heron on the old one as a dual boot. I want to update to the latest distro, but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: huge problem with evolution email

    :p:p Thank you Zill. Using the colon to specify the outgoing port was just what I needed. I got it working again, and I'm a happy camper. I had Qwest's homepage and qmail working earlier, but I...
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