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    [all variants] cheese will not recognize device

    I have a slide-negative scanner that I would like to get to work in Ubuntu, and so far have not succeeded. I Googled the problem and found some old reports of getting my device to work with Cheese. ...
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    will battery backup cause computer failure

    I hope this isn't too OT...
    For many of you this will be a question with a simple answer, but I need to know:
    If I have my computer battery backup sitting on the desktop computer case, will it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: updating gives me an error.

    Anyone found out what's going on? I searched launchpad.net for info, but there was no indication that they had a problem...
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    [all variants] Re: what's in the /root directory?

    I had no problems using ls in other directories... tried /,/etc,/home,/boot,/usr and maybe others.
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    [all variants] what's in the /root directory?

    I've used ubuntu for many years. I always thought that /root contained other files and directories, but I'm unsure what should be there. AND, I just did an ls /root/* and got the message "no such...
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    [all variants] Re: only boots to prompt - no kdm

    I hate having to bump, but I really need some help with this...
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    [all variants] Re: only boots to prompt - no kdm

    bump
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    [all variants] Re: only boots to prompt - no kdm

    Anyone can jump in and help out... I still haven't solved the problem.

    Here's the latest:
    I was able to install the LXDE desktop manager (login screen) and the window does appear when booting,...
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    [all variants] Re: only boots to prompt - no kdm

    Okay... here's some additional information about my setup. Can anyone see something that may be causing the problem from this?

    Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010 ...
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    [all variants] Re: only boots to prompt - no kdm

    Anyone?
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    [all variants] only boots to prompt - no kdm

    I cannot boot (k)ubuntu (version 10.04 - 64-bit). I get to the prompt and that's it. I've tried all kinds of things:
    tried booting through recovery
    tried using sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start
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  12. [other] Re: Beautiful Christmas screensaver or wallpaper for my PC?

    I tried this link... yes there is a great selection of wallpaper BUT I could not find any screensavers (at least none within the past 3 or 4 years)... unless you are thinking that I would just use...
  13. [other] Re: Beautiful Christmas screensaver or wallpaper for my PC?

    I too, wouldn't mind getting a recommended site. I've searched Google for a good 15 min with no positive results.
    Is it possible to run Windows screensavers through Wine?
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    [all variants] can I scan a very small area and save time?

    I would have thought that this would be easy to do, but I can't figure it out...

    I have many small pics that I need to scan. They vary in size from 1"x1" to 3"x4". Is there a way that I can get...
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    [kubuntu] korganizer default template needed

    I'm trying out Kontact (since I've been using Kubuntu for some time), and I was hoping that I could create a "default" template that would pop up when selecting "new todo". I know you can create...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Partitions not detected outside of Lucid

    Can anyone help out here, please?

    I'm still wondering if I may have inadvertently changed to a GPT system? Is there a way that I can determine this? I'm even having trouble backing up the...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Partitions not detected outside of Lucid

    Thanks dino99 for responding.

    I have tried many different LiveCDs and am finding it hard to get to a command line (esp where a mounted partition is not needed) or get the fsck command...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Partitions not detected outside of Lucid

    Here's what I get:

    Disk /dev/sda: 250.9 GB, 250999111168 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30515 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start ...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Partitions not detected outside of Lucid

    Not that I know of... I just used the partition manager that Kubuntu uses with the LiveCD install. I know nothing about GPT, so I wouldn't know if that is used in the Kubuntu install.
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    [kubuntu] Partitions not detected outside of Lucid

    I have asked for help on other forums regarding my problem, with no results... hopefully someone here can help.

    About a month ago I did a clean install of Kubuntu Lucid. I believe it was after...
  21. [kde] lxde desktop components not working properly under kde

    I installed lxde desktop after my clean installation of Kubuntu lucid. I like the option of having both a fast or feature filled desktop available for use. And when I run KDE I still use lxterminal...
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    [gnome] Re: clean install of

    I am also wanting to do a "clean install", but want to preserve all my settings and data. I know that the normal response is to just backup and restore your existing /home folder, but are you sure...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Guayadeque Music Player Test request

    Synaptic shows that I have libwxgtk2.8-dev version 2.8.10.1-0ubuntu1 installed.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Guayadeque Music Player Test request

    I tried several instructions for building the svn version of guayadeque, but in each case I get the following errors when I try to build the file:

    -- The C compiler identification is GNU
    -- The...
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    [all variants] thunderbird3 installation is a mess

    I had installed a version of TB 3.0pre (64-bit) months ago, but at that time I had problems installing lightning so I think I somehow installed 3.0 (32-bit). Then, today, I decided to upgrade to the...
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