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    Re: if you were suddenly insanely weathly...

    Other than move to a new condo and have a dedicated "office/workspace", I'd buy a plot of land suitably nearby to form a co-op space for myself and other to raise herbs, vegetables and similar plants...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Error trying to install or uninstall...

    I had a similar problem a bit earlier in the day and ran the above command,
    the result is below:

    dpkg: parse error, in file `/var/lib/dpkg/updates/0000' near line 6 package `libaudio2':
    EOF...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I do a fresh reinstall of 8.10 ...

    Sorry to be so slow in responding Intrepid BUT ... the issue has been resolved, thanks to Microsoft. I stupidly followed their knowledge base instructions which of course failed to mention changing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I do a fresh reinstall of 8.10 ...

    Well I twice attempted to reinstall into the existing partition but got a message to the effect root was required. On the second attempt I went to install from the new temporary desktop and couldn't...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual-Monitor on a T41 in Ubuntu

    I am with you on this issue. I have resolved everything but the "cloned" screen issue with Ubuntu. It has gotten to the point I plan to reinstall from scratch and not hook up my external monitor at...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I do a fresh reinstall of 8.10 ...

    Haven't reinstallled yet but the boot change worked slick as oil. No problem doing it, thanks very much howefield.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I do a fresh reinstall of 8.10 ...

    I generally back up on the fly daily in WinXP - learned the hard way about that :( but in the case of Ubuntu I'm not backing up anything as I'd like to start clean slate even though the updating...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I do a fresh reinstall of 8.10 ...

    Thanks very much howefield, I'' use manual paritioining as you suggested and then Synaptic as well.

    Reall appreciate all the help and encouragment I've gotten for these forums!

    Priceless.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I do a fresh reinstall of 8.10 ...

    Scheme is:

    bfts 54
    ext3 19
    swap 1
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    [ubuntu] Can I do a fresh reinstall of 8.10 ...

    I have botched things rather badly in adding WINE, DOSBox, QEMU, etc and also drivers for ATI so I want to start over from scratch. I have partitioned my HD already so are the any special steps I...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Former Linux (Xandros) user looking to move back to Ubuntu

    "Only real issue ATM is that associated with running an external monitor. If I enable the ProView LCD monitor it appears the desktop is simply strectched across the two screens in an "exploded" view....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Issue running DOS programs in DOSBox

    I think I get the idea, now I'll see if I can do that.

    Thanks Zalbor, I'll give it a try later today and let you know how I made out.
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    [ubuntu] Issue running DOS programs in DOSBox

    While I can run the program I wrote in QB45 in 8.10, I can not access the data files which generate information to use in my currency trading work. I attempted to copy in to my user file but nothing...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Former Linux (Xandros) user looking to move back to Ubuntu

    Have now gotten dos emulator running and my programs do boot up - now to sort out the linkage to my data files associated with each program.

    Only real issue ATM is that associated with running an...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Poor rendering of fonts in Win install but ...

    Have now gotten dos emulator running and my programs do boot up - now to sort out the linkage to my data files associated with each program.

    Only real issue ATM is that associated with running an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Enabling Java Web Start

    Did that as you posted and it works bautifully.

    Many thanks
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Former Linux (Xandros) user looking to move back to Ubuntu

    Did a refresh full install to dual boot with XP and so far it is going well. I have my quotes and trading platform working, page rendering et al are fine. Now on to getting my QB45 programs to run.
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  18. [ubuntu] Re: Poor rendering of fonts in Win install but ...

    Fixed that by simply do a full install dual booting with WinXP (for now). Font's and pages render nicely.
  19. [ubuntu] Poor rendering of fonts in Win install but ...

    ... things looked fine earlier when I booted from the live disk.

    Not matter what changes to font selection I made in the install inside WinXP version pages looked horrible with fonts fuzzy and...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Java aplet won't load, streaming stock qoutes

    I had a similar problem with streaming quoters but in my case I was able to get a JavaWS app to run but horrible rendering.

    Have not yet gotten around to trying Scot Trade but will attempt it this...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Former Linux (Xandros) user looking to move back to Ubuntu

    Thanks jchiar, followed the sdvice and now cab run the JNLP app in Ubuntu. Resolution is crummy but I work on that.

    75% of the way there in about 18 hours so I am pleased thus far.

    Once again...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Former Linux (Xandros) user looking to move back to Ubuntu

    Aginst the advice to go straight to a dual boot partition I did an "install in Windows" last night and while most everything seems fine, I am unable to run my trading platforms which require Java and...
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    [ubuntu] Enabling Java Web Start

    As a forex trader I rely on online trading platforms which are java based. After installing Ubuntu within WindowsXP yesterday against the better judgement of those who answered my prior post...
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    [ubuntu] Re: beggining migration to Ubuntu

    That is an absolute as flaming neophytes seems to be de rigeur on many, many forums I have used/joined.

    A terrific help to me thus far into my return to Linux.
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Former Linux (Xandros) user looking to move back to Ubuntu

    Thanks for the steer to Virtual Box, Hospadar.

    I can see from the responses here and the postings and support offered in other threads Ubuntu is a far cry from my experience with Xandros 1.0 and...
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