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    [ubuntu] Re: Novatech or PC Specialist?

    ...I spoke slightly too early: the SD card reader and subwoofer do *not* work out-of-the-box: for the SD card reader I found the solution here; the subwoofer is still work in progress.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Novatech or PC Specialist?

    So, here is how it went: in the end I got a laptop from PC Specialist (see specs below) and am pretty happy with it - now.

    However, it wasn't easy at the beginning; I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10...
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    Re: Another webcam not working

    In the end I think it was a hardware problem.

    The built-in camera is fitted so that it can swivel up-and-down (all the way to facing the opposite way to the user) and I suspect there was some ...
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    [ubuntu] Novatech or PC Specialist?

    Which supplier would you recommend for a new, OS-free laptop that would run Ubuntu with the highest possible degree of compatibility?

    By browsing the forum it sounds like Novatech laptops have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Webcam not working in Ubuntu 11.10

    Sorry, no solutions from me but a similar problem. I posted this in the Multimedia forum but nobody replied:
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    This is the...
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    Re: Another webcam not working

    So I guess this problem is hopeless :frown:
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    Re: Another webcam not working

    Anyone got any ideas on this one?

    Cheers.
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    Another webcam not working

    This is the only way I can get my webcam to at least turn on:

    1) From gstreamer-properties, Video, Default input, I change the plugin to Custom and Pipeline to
    v4l2src device="/dev/video0"...
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    [ubuntu] [SORTED] Can't Modify Keyboard Shortcuts In 11.10

    I see now: misleading help text ](*,)

    The text in System Settings --> Keyboard --> Shorcuts says: "To edit a shortcut, click the row and hold down the new keys or press Backspace to clear".

    In...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't Modify Keyboard Shortcuts In 11.10

    Same problem here. I'm trying to reassign the special keys for launching the e-mail client, web browser etc. but System Settings --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts simply does not react.
    You cannot edit any...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: how to remove ask search engine that installed itself as default

    Thanks! ):P I've always removed the search bar from my Firefox, as I prefer to use Quick Searches via keywords in the address bar, and that's why I didn't spot it. I'm surprised that those settings...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: how to remove ask search engine that installed itself as default

    This is RIDICULOUS: if I highlight a word and right click on it, now I get "Search Ask.com for <word>", instead of "Search Google" as before, but I've never changed any search engine option!!!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 Won't Suspend or Hibernate

    Thanks drewsus. Yes, it was indeed the swap area that needed some bigging up. I got away with with less than 2x the size of RAM though.
    Currently I've got 2.4 GiB of RAM and 4.5 GiB of swap and it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Webcam stopped working after update

    Something is (randomly) working :confused:

    If I open gstreamer-properties -> Video -> Input and change Device from Default to Camera and then back to Default - pressing Test each time - sometimes...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 Won't Suspend or Hibernate

    Hi drewsus,

    do you mean that it matters?

    I've just put more memory into my laptop, from 1 GB to 2.4 GB, but left the swap partition as it was, at 1.7 GB.

    Roughly around the same time, the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Webcam stopped working after update

    Not sure what you mean mate. The webcam used to switch on automatically (e.g during a Skype call). Pressing Fn+F2 does nothing at the moment.

    No, the webcam's light stays off (it used to come on,...
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    [ubuntu] Webcam stopped working after update

    Something in the last batch of updates proposed by Update Manager (after 13 Feb 2011) broke my webcam, although I cannot pinpoint which one. It was working last week, but now I'm getting this, from...
  18. [lubuntu] Re: How do I delete old OS images when Computer Janitor doesn't work?

    Edit: disregard my previous post.

    I usually remove old kernels using Package Manager, searching for linux-image and choosing 'Completely remove'.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Accessing a windows machine from ubuntu

    Thnx Myth123. I've installed the deb package; yes, Wine is included and TeamViewer works a treat. Just tested it connecting to a remote Windows machine (Win 7) and it performed flawlessly.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Accessing a windows machine from ubuntu

    Hey Myth123, did it work?
    Funny that my dad asked me a minute ago to remotely help him and I'm exactly in the same situation as you (Ubuntu here, Win XP there), then I stumbled on this thread. Any...
  21. Re: Adobe Flash install information for AMD64 (December 2009 update)

    Many THANKS brainspank (and michael37). The clean-up script flash_remove.sh seems to have done the trick, since the following attempt to install Flash with Get64bitFlash this time was successful...
  22. Re: Adobe Flash install information for AMD64 (December 2009 update)

    Same problem here as Hilko and LazyEyeFIME: Flash videos like this one do not respond to clicks, so they cannot be played, unless they start automatically when the page loads. Can anyone shed any...
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    [SOLVED] Re: list touchpad middle click after upgrade

    Great! thanks andretav. I knew there was an easy way to do it.

    Deeday
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    [SOLVED] Re: list touchpad middle click after upgrade

    Thanks Chuckaluphagus, that indeed works, but the effect only lasts until the next system reboot.
    Does anyone know how to make that setting permanent? e.g. by adding that line to a script that is...
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    Re: aspire one touchpad middle button

    I had the same problem. The solution is in this thread, and it worked for me.
    Good luck!
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