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    [ubuntu] How to backup SIM in LG840G cellphone?

    I have a Tracfone LG840G as my cellphone, and I'd like to back it up to ubuntu. How can I do that with my ubuntu?

    I bought a couple of SIM-USB adapters and they all have either a mini-CD or an...
  2. [ubuntu] Is balsa the best email to grab old Hotmail msgs?

    I want to get off the Outlook webmail client and move all the server-resident msgs to my laptop.

    I'm considering balsa, Evolution and Thunderbird. Which is best?
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    [ubuntu] How to backup my old Palm Pilot T5?

    I have an old T5 with important contact and chron data and I need to back it up. The old T5 is still better for many things than my iTouch. I bought an extra T5 cheap on eBay and I want to repro the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Easiest way to play old copy protected DVD

    Yes, Ubuntu. It's been several years since I played copy protected DVDs: I remember doing 4gb copies from DVD to DVD , but since then I switched to BT downloads for popular movies.
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    [ubuntu] Easiest way to play old copy protected DVD

    What'sthe easiest way to play an old copy-protected version of "Matrix"?
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 typeins are erratic

    The erratic performance of the UI is driving me away from Ubuntu after 7 years of determined usage. I just can't put up with this crazy GUI anymore.
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    [ubuntu] 12.04 typeins are erratic

    When I'm trying to type in text in a message the focus will suddenly shift and the Unity window at the top of the screen opens and the system thinks I'm trying to type in a Unity command. Sometimes I...
  8. Thread: Mirc?

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    [SOLVED] Re: Mirc?

    I believe that XCHAT irc support was dropped 2 years ago.

    I'd like to know what is the IRC client that replaces xchat in the fondness of regular ubuntu IRC chat users?

    Years ago I used IRC...
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    [all variants] Re: How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    So, what's the best android replacement for the iPod? Does it work with ubuntu?

    I'd rather switch than fight.
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    [other] Re: Problems transferring audio files to IPod

    The iPod Touch is a sort-of 'attractive nuisance'. It looks like such a great machine, slim, bright, lots of apps, etc., that it's hard for a guy to go another route. It seems as though it has a lot...
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    Re: Convert Videos for Ipod Touch

    I wouldn't touch that code with a ten foot pole: it's 4 years old (a lot has happened in 4 years), there is NO explanation of WHY parameters were chosen, and the comments from guys who tried to use...
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    Re: Convert Videos for Ipod Touch

    Handbrake seems to have a lot of enthusiasts, so I'll give it a try soon, but IIRC it's not in Synaptic.

    Meanwhile, having faith that good ol' ffmpeg will come through for me, I ran this google...
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    Re: Convert Videos for Ipod Touch

    Sorry to see you're getting such a weak response to this, which seems pretty useful. I just started on the iPod adventure, and posted a similar query myself.

    I think the answer is 'ffmpeg', it...
  14. [ubuntu] What's needed to convert videos to iPod touch?

    What should I use on my 11.10 system to prepare videos toplay on my new iPod?

    I think the answer is going to be 'ffmpeg', and I think 'ffmpeg' figures out pretty good what the input is, so all I...
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    [other] Re: Problems transferring audio files to IPod

    I've got a good working 9.04 on a machine here, so I guess I can try that with the iPod. The question is, which ubuntu program do I use? gtkpod, banshee, rhythmnbox, etc.? And do I need iFuse and/or...
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    [all variants] Re: How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    I finally downloaded iTunes to an XP machine and registered with a $15 gift card using phony personal data. But I still resent the fact that I had to use an email address for my userid (and for Apple...
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    [all variants] Re: How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    My ubuntu 11.10 is the old 11.04 I installed from CD, then I upgraded online to 11.10 several weeks later. Maybe that's my problem. Maybe I should re-install 11.10 from a fresh CD.

    I started...
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    [all variants] Re: How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    Reputedly there's a way to use the iPod with ubuntu, they say in various forums. So that's all I want to do. And it seems several people have gotten this thing working, so that's what I want to do:...
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    [all variants] Re: How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    I have several windows XP computers that I would be happy to run with "iTunes" if that meant I could copy over the MP3s I already have. Of course, I would run it off the network and submit NO...
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    [all variants] Re: How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    The trouble is I paid for this iPod so I gotta put it to use. I can see it has possibilities and I'm sure others have gotten it working.

    I think the key is somehow with "iFuse" and/or...
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    [all variants] Re: How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    My new thought (having failed to get anything to connect to iPod and send my tunes there) is to *gasp* put the dreaded "iTunes" on an XP computer (with NO internet access to preclude iTunes blabbing...
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    [all variants] Re: How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    Tried gtkpod with every writeup I could find and never got one even close to working. Tried banshee, too. Now I'm trying rhythmbox, no joy so far.
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    [all variants] Re: How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    After days and days of googleing and reading, I am gradually making progress on this. I actually have transfered (I believe) some music to the iPod! It remains to be seen if I can actually play them...
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    [all variants] How to install iPod Touch 4G with Ubuntu 11.10?

    I have a new (used, refurbed) iPod Touch 4G and my intention is to use it without a contract, so I want to transfer the Classical CDs I have on my Thinkpad Ubuntu 11.10 system to the iTouch.

    The...
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    [all variants] Is WMA 9 a trick codec?

    I tried viewing a certain movie with VLC and got a blurb about going to Microsoft for a special codec (which turned out to be WMA 9). I couldn't get the codec anyplace and even WinXP/WMP couldn't...
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