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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I stopped using Windows some four years ago and switched three machines to Ubuntu/Gnome. Six months ago, I discovered OpenSUSE/KDE and have been using that on my main machine ever since.

    For...
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    [ubuntu] Mac CD's not recognised

    I recently received some CD's which were created on an Apply Mac machine. These contain PDF files.

    When I try to read the disks using Ubuntu, they are not recognised at all and the drive makes...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Adding narration to LibreOffice Impress presentations

    Not really. Although as a stand-alone application it may well work OK for some types of presentation, where you can prepare slides in a graphics app, such as LibreOffice Draw and then import them to...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Adding narration to LibreOffice Impress presentations

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I found an app called Videoporama, which looks promising. It still requires a separate sound track, but allows me to output my Impress show in a number of different...
  5. [ubuntu] Adding narration to LibreOffice Impress presentations

    Does anyone know if it's possible to add a narration to an Impress slideshow?

    The requirement is for a slideshow that will be exported to run on a web page. I can't find any way to record a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Intermittent boot failure

    The problem appears to have been caused by a USB external hard drive (sdg). I tried switching this off before booting and so far have had no further failures. I'm still none the wiser about why this...
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    [ubuntu] Intermittent boot failure

    I have 10.10 installed and working OK. The Home directory is located on a second 1TB disk (sdb1). Recently, I've started to experience random boot failures where the start-up routine gets as far as...
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    [ubuntu] IcedTea plugin update crashes

    I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with a Google Chrome browser. All was working OK, but I installed new updates a couple of days ago, one of which was for IcedTea (version 6b20-1.9.2 0ubuntu2). Since then, I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No GUI after kernel upgrade

    Using the previous kernel works OK. But I still haven't figured out why the new kernel broke my Nvidia graphics set-up. If it's any help, my xorg.conf file looks like this (the option to use a custom...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No GUI after kernel upgrade

    I'm still going to need to use xorg.conf as I have to include a line to point NVIDIA at the custom EDID file that I use for my monitor.
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    [ubuntu] Re: No GUI after kernel upgrade

    Thanks. I can't get to the machine at the moment as I'm travelling. But I'll check the older kernel when I get back.
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    [ubuntu] No GUI after kernel upgrade

    I'm running 10.10 with an NVIDIA card which has a customised xconfig file (to allow use of an EDID file). This was working OK until I ran a set of security updates which included a kernel upgrade....
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    [ubuntu] Enigmail not working after upgrade

    I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10. This was a clean install, so all packages are up to date.

    I'm using Thunderbird 3.1.6 with Enigmail 1.1.2.

    Thunderbird works OK, but if I try to create an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA driver problem

    Yes, I tried that, but the problem still seems to be associated with Nouveau. I just found this in the Ubuntu Wiki, so I might give it a go:

    "Sometimes it can be useful to disable nouveau to see...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA driver problem

    Thanks for the tip. All I need now is to find a solution to the Nouveau kernel problem :P

    If anyone has any ideas how I can get rid of it. I'd be grateful for suggestions.
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA driver problem

    As far as I know the driver reference, 'nv', means NVIDIA. However, I've taken out the whole xorg.conf file and tried to install the drivers by various means: the 'Additional Drivers' option in the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA driver problem

    Since my initial post, I've been searching around to find a way to get the NVIDIA driver installed in 10.10. I found and downloaded the latest driver from the NVIDIA site (...
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    [ubuntu] NVIDIA driver problem

    I seem to get something like this every time I upgrade. I get the upgrade (10.10) and all my apps installed and working, but then try to install the NVIDIA driver without success. When I reboot after...
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    [ubuntu] Genuine upgrade tip?

    I came across this tip a while ago:

    If you reinstall over the top of an existing install, and during the partitioning step of the live cd installer choose manual partitioning and unselect the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 not loading

    Thanks Mark. That worked.
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    [SOLVED] Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 not loading

    I just completed an on-line upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10.

    Everything went according to plan and the upgrade seemed to go without a hitch. However, when I rebooted following the finish of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: (SOLVED) Cannot change file permissions on server

    The sys admin ran this command:

    chown -R administrator:administrator /var/www

    Which immediately allowed me to change the permissions of all files and folders in the /var/www directory when...
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    [ubuntu] Cannot change file permissions on server

    I'm working on a remote Ubuntu 9.10 server, which is accessed via VPN. I installed Joomla, but had difficulty uploading new components, which I traced to a file permissions problem.

    I used...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Safer way to upgrade?

    That's what got me out of trouble last time :p

    When dealing with installed programs, does anything get stored in directories outside of those in 'Home'?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Safer way to upgrade?

    Does that go for all my installed programs as well? Are they still retained?
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