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  1. Re: Just wondering, do you use any devices on Ubuntu?

    The Ubuntu HCL is a good place to look. And I encourage everyone to join and put their hardware on there. Every piece of hardware I have that either works or doesn't gets put on there.
  2. [SOLVED] Re: can i get help with youtube ripping here?

    Why not just let the video buffer then get it from /tmp?
  3. Poll: Re: Do you think ubuntu is ready to replace Windows for the average user?

    I think it has been a replacement for Windows for years. If a person has only used WIndows they would stumble on any other OS, even Mac. But you can't expect Linux to operate as Windows. I haven't...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Does Anyone Have this info?

    This thread may help you.
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you also.
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    [ubuntu] Re: AVI to DVD ubuntu program

    I do this all the time. It's in the repos.

    sudo apt-get install devede
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    [ubuntu] Re: Uninstalling outside of Software Center

    sudo aptitude purge $(deborphan --find-config)
    this will purge all old config files for old programs

    You may need to install deborphan via apt-get before running this.

    If you compiled...
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    Re: CD/DVD Media - Is It Going Obsolete Soon?

    Flash drives plug into just about everything now, even televisions. I can see the day coming soon when you walk into a game stop store and purchase a game loaded onto your own drive. Same with dvd...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: which config is transmission daemon using

    Once you've run the daemon, running top should show you what user is running the process.
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Right click on the file browser with no empty space

    I have the same problem using pcmanfm. Sometimes it's just easier to use icon view for a moment then switch back to list view. Otherwise I'm trying to find a file to drop a folder on to so it adds...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB wifi that just *works*?!?

    I run Jaunty on my PC and Debian Etch on my laptop. Bought a SMC EZ Connect G wireless usb adapter and it works on both. I use WICD as the connection manager and it works with WPA2. Total plug and...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: What do I do to install Adobe Flash Player?

    Run.... 'apt-cache search flash player'. That'll show you everything in the repos pertaining to flash. Find what you want and then 'sudo apt-get install (whatyouwant)'
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    Re: How do I disable Graphical boot?

    If your looking for an all verbose boot as debian has, I did it by editing /boot/grub/menu.lst Just remove quiet and splash from the first kernel listed, or all of them if you wish.

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    [all variants] Re: Color of text in shell

    Your looking for .bashrc in your home directory. Edit the lines....

    # enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases
    if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ]; then
    eval "`dircolors -b`"
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    Re: What should I do with my spare computer?

    I had an old Compaq once that I just installed the base sytem to without X. It really helped in learning how linux works. Using text browsers, mutt mail, etc. was a lot of fun too. I had to keep that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Having some problems. Please help!

    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda5 2.3G 2.3G 0 100% /

    sda5 is probably your installed partition and this tells you it is full at 100%. you have no...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Having some problems. Please help!

    Oh, and do fdisk -l in terminal and post the results here.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Having some problems. Please help!

    Sounds like you didn't create a partition (resizing Vista) to install Ubuntu on and it tried to use the unallocated space on your drive which isn't enough. Don't know if you can resize Vista or not,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: WPA2 connection problems

    make sure you have the package wpasupplicant installed. I had the same problem with my debian laptop until I installed this. I also started using wicd as the connection manager.
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    Re: Get rid of Firefox!

    apt-cache search web browser
    pick one, then
    apt-cache show whatyoupicked
    if you want to try it then
    sudo apt-get install whatyoupicked
    if you don't like it then
    sudo apt-get remove...
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    [all variants] Re: Window manager vs. desktop manager

    Desktops use a window manager. Gnome uses Metacity. But desktops build in all those nifty little user friendly things to click that slow it down. More processes running in the background means slower...
  22. Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    I'll add 2 apps.

    wbar- lightweight stand alone launcher for those of us who use window managers instead of desktops.
    osmo- lightweight stand alone PIM includes a calendar, contacts, tasks and...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Sound works in "Preferences" but nowhere else.

    You can try lshw to see if the system even sees a sound card. I wish I could offer more advice but I'm tapped out as far as alsa goes. If you can find alsaconf though I think it will resolve this for...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Sound works in "Preferences" but nowhere else.

    apt-cache search alsamixer shows 3 possibles to install. alsa-utils alsamixergui and gnome-alsamixer. Do sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get install alsa-utils alsamixergui or gnome-alsamixer...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Sound works in "Preferences" but nowhere else.

    A random video could be flash or anything causing the issue. Try this link for testing audio and plugins.
    This will let you either play the test file...
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