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    [ubuntu] Re: How Well Does It Work Out Of The Box?

    hi Smallwheels.

    I run older versions of Ubuntu (not version 13) and most of my previous fresh installs required at least some tweaking to run proper, usually related to the screen resolution,...
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    Re: Bleachbit for Linux

    I've used bleachbit for a while and it helps get rid of junk, just be careful what you remove. I also use Ubuntu-tweak to periodically remove old kernel updates from my system. Agree, CCleaner is...
  3. Re: What different windows manager do you guys use?

    openbox with or without a panel. Very simple to set-up, use and runs lean on my old machines.

    mardybear
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Do a switch from ubuntu to lubuntu/openbox without loosing the advantages?

    Just because gnome, lubuntu and openbox are installed, you're essentially just running one at a time especially if you take the time to tweak your startup/background processes. Have fun with...
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    Re: Using Gparted to merge partitions

    Me thinks deleting partitions 3 through 8 would not be the simplest solution, as it would then require the reinstallation of the OP's existing Ubuntu install.

    Please note, deleting partitions will...
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    Re: Using Gparted to merge partitions

    Howdy....

    I'm no expert but i've installed a few systems. You have a pretty complicated drive setup for a laptop - looks like dual boot with a Windows OS. If there's an expert in the house please...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Do a switch from ubuntu to lubuntu/openbox without loosing the advantages?

    Howdy.

    It sounds like you've already got what you want, a working Debian based system (Ubuntu) with a minimal Openbox desktop. If your drivers and everything is working great...why change. Since...
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    [xubuntu] Re: swap

    Hello.

    I would definitely change your swappiness down to 10. Try it and see, can always change it back. FYI: I have <1GB ram, keep my systems at swappiness 10 and never have a problem as they...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 hangs during shutdown/suspend

    Howdy.

    One of my systems has never liked shutting down Ubuntu from within the desktop environment. I previously tried to fix without success so now i simply logout and then shutdown from the login...
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    Re: desktop copying

    ...or if you prefer a GUI method to cut/copy via root, simply enter gksu nautilus (or whatever file browser you utilize).

    mardybear
  11. [lubuntu] Re: Ubuntu was unable to sigin google account

    Hello. I'm not a facebook user but never had any problems logging into gmail over the years using Ubuntu. Probably related to your internet browser settings. If you open up your terminal and enter...
  12. Re: Upgrade 8.04 to 10.04 (Hardy LTS to Lucid LTS)

    Earlier this year i used my very old dapper installation CD to install dapper and then used Ubuntu's online repositories to upgrade jump from dapper to hardy and then again from hardy to lucid. So it...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Coming Back to Ubuntu what to install, do, what not to do

    My father would have called you a smartmouth, i can think of a few other choice words.

    Just today actually, many months after long term support 'officially' ended. Here are today's apt-get bug,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: update needs untrusted pkgs

    Hi donaldshelton.

    You could try updating your system via terminal and it might get the bugs out:

    Close your update manager GUI

    Open terminal (may use ctrl-alt-t combo)

    Enter 'sudo apt-get...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GUI is inoperable, X Server is broken

    Hi Destructo47.

    It can take up to a day for people to respond - volunteers only i believe.

    Please clarify so people can better assist:

    Which flavour of Ubuntu are you using, including...
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    [ubuntu] Re: low graphics mode after update

    You should be able to retrieve your files using the bootCD or even low graphic mode.

    It seems your X Window system is not working properly, hence the low graphic mode. The following steps will...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Firefox cannot install search engines

    Hi loopinaloop.

    Have you tried a new Firefox profile?

    An easy way i use for troubleshooting:

    Close firefox

    Rename /home/your_user_name/.mozilla/firefox/XXXXX.default (your profile) to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What's the bottleneck here (CPU usage)

    Hey Rocket J Squirrel.

    Yeah that's pretty poor performance...i can watch 240 Flash videos okay on my celeron 700MHz system :)

    When i googled your video hardware and added Ubuntu, it seemed many...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What's the bottleneck here (CPU usage)

    Hi Rocket J Squirrel...

    Too bad - that's pretty heavy resource use. As long as your frame rates are okay but running at 240 pixels is poor.

    Have you tried disabling Flash hardware acceleration....
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    [ubuntu] Re: web browser doesn't show everything

    Hi again dori321.

    I'm using a different version of Ubuntu (old 8.04). In my package manager, synaptic, i have numerous Firefox language packs, including mozilla-firefox-locale-he-il, the Mozilla...
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    [ubuntu] Re: web browser doesn't show everything

    Hi dori321.

    In addition to zoom, Firefox also has various font choices, including font size. You can set a minimum font size and should also be able to select something like zoom only text/not...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What's the bottleneck here (CPU usage)

    Hi again Rocket J Squirrel.

    Unity is not a lightweight desktop environment. It utilizes system resources that could otherwise be used to run higher definition video. Lubuntu would be a good...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What's the bottleneck here (CPU usage)

    Hi Rocket J Squirrel...

    Try disabling all necessary desktop eyecandy that isn't required.

    When playing Flash video, do you have a process running called 'plugin-container'? To check, run 'top'...
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    [ubuntu] Re: a few minor problems

    Okay....but did you try a new profile yet ?

    mardybear
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    [ubuntu] Re: a few minor problems

    Hi again manji_kun.

    I'm also no crash report expert, but noticed it indicated you're running an anttoolbar, a video add-on, so query whether you were running with all add-ons disabled when the...
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