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    Re: Update Breaks Working Trusty

    Ha ha.
    Installed Debian. Satisfied all dependencies, and compiled driver downloaded from nVidia. Then, just for grins, compiled another one, in fact, the very one that caused the problem in the...
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    Re: Update Breaks Working Trusty

    Booted from GRUB into recovery. Enabled networking -- which re-mounts the file-systems in read/write mode, then dropped to root prompt.

    Issued apt-get purge nvidia*
    Rebooted.
    System rebooted...
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    Update Breaks Working Trusty

    About 1 hour ago, I had a working installation of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64Bit. Skype wasn't connecting, on a hunch, I went to Synaptic and found there was an update available. Knowing how fincky Skype...
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    Re: 14.04 won't connect with built-in wifi

    bump
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    [SOLVED] Re: Force-version & Lock-version & updates?

    Thanks, ajgreeny, yes, I'm aware of it, and installed it.
  6. [SOLVED] Re: iBus vs. "plain old keyboard layouts" question

    Many thanks!
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    Width of specific elements in Panel

    Hello all,

    Using Mate 1.8 (under Ubuntu 14.04) -- I'm aware that there is a MATE desktop forum, and I've posted this question there without much success so far, so I'd like to see if I can get...
  8. [SOLVED] iBus vs. "plain old keyboard layouts" question

    Sorry to bug you all with what is probably a super-silly question:

    For years, I've been happily typing in English(US), French, and Spanish, using nothing but additional keyboard layouts in what...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Force-version & Lock-version & updates?

    Wow, Thanks Dennis! That's a useful link for apt-get.
    I suppose many believe that Synaptic is just a front-end to apt, but it's good to know that pinning versions in it will only be honored by...
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    [SOLVED] Force-version & Lock-version & updates?

    Hi all,

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS -64Bit.

    I do not like Firefox 30.x and to make sure I didn't upgrade to that, this is what I did:

    1. Uninstalled FF.
    2. In Synaptic, highlighted FF and in the...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu: Missing letters in files and directories

    justtryit,

    I truly hate receiving answers that take the easy way out and blame the hardware, so I hate giving such answers myself. So apologies in advance, but if the PC is six or seven years...
  12. Re: Recommendations for Email clients on Ubuntu

    Hi vbacon,

    Has it been a while since you've used Thunderbird and had issues with it? If so, I'd recommend another look, it's been very stable for me and for many others.

    Regarding Google...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I uninstall a program?

    When a program is installed on your Ubuntu system, the "Software Center" application should show it as installed, and you can uninstall it from there.

    A more reliable program, the Synaptic Package...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu: Missing letters in files and directories

    Hi and welcome,

    First, where is that screenshot from, I mean what application? It's obviously a directory listing, just curious to see if this would happen in any other application, when it...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 14.04 - Dell Venue 11 Pro - Fail to recognize Wifi

    Mike,
    Just my 2-cents worth: Ubuntu 14.04 is the preferred version these days, not only because it's the latest, but also because it's an LTS release (Long Term Support). It is also known to have...
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    Re: 14.04 won't connect with built-in wifi

    Thank you, varunendra. Here's what I did:

    1. Installed gnome network manager
    2. sudo apt-get purge widc
    3. Rebooted
    4. Ran nm-applet, was able to connect using the USB WIFI dongle.
    5....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with bash reading output?

    Thanks so much, both of you!
    I found additional material elsewhere, and extrapolated from that and what you've offered here.

    Here's what I ended up with:

    in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d I have...
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    [SOLVED] Help with bash reading output?

    Hi all,

    In a terminal, I issue: xrandr -q | grep "*" - I get exactly what I expected: the line " 1600x1200 60.0*+" is output on screen. It tells me what the current resolution is.

    In...
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    14.04 won't connect with built-in wifi

    PC: HP DV8T with built-in wifi, according to lspci, "Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 (rev 35)"

    Under both Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 (this on the SAME computer), this...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unity Greeter Orientation problem 13.10

    Solved. There was a minor hardware issue, plus some PEBCAK.

    Moderators, feel free to delete thread.
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Trusty finds wifi network -- fails to connect

    Hi kc1di

    It did not resolve the problem, but it's an extremely educational thread, thank you!

    I'll report the bug.
  22. [ubuntu] Trusty finds wifi network -- fails to connect

    I haven't seen this in all my searches here:

    Laptop using Intel Wireless-N Card, running Saucy (64Bit) -- connects ok to my encrypted wifi network, so quickly that Saucy reports it is connected by...
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    Folding@Home membership expiring?

    For the past few days I've been receiving the same email again and again, with the following:
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    Hello r_avital,

    On 2014-05-03, 5 days from now, your membership
    in the Ubuntu Folding Team...
  24. Re: What's the zen behind the left side of the window titlebar?

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    Same here, I tried it out when it was still called "gnome fallback" --but the trouble is, can you really count on it being available and maintained in the future, and for how long? I hope I'm...
  25. Re: What's the zen behind the left side of the window titlebar?

    ...wwwwellll... call me deranged then, but I'll venture that most people would be disappointed, and they'd say so. Sure, it's easy to go somewhere else for pizza. Is it just as easy to go to...
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