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  1. [ubuntu] Re: how do i get synaptic / apt-get to ignore dependency errors?

    --ignore-depends=package

    Ignore dependency-checking for specified packages (actually, checking is performed, but only warnings about conflicts are given, nothing else).
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    Re: NOMODESET - making it permanent

    Knoppix will get you able to mount your filesystem and edit the file. But could you not do that anyway in 12.04 Recovery Mode with the Live CD?

    As of linux kernel 3.9 there will be no more easy...
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    [all variants] Re: ATI Mobility radeon X700 and 12.10

    Thanks and great info - actually was only think of installing opensource 'as if' it was prop ... anyway even if possible much better to do it through apt so yes probably bad idea for many reasons.
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    [all variants] Re: ATI Mobility radeon X700 and 12.10

    Centos 5.6 which is located in their vault area - you have to search for 'centos vault' else its hard to find. 100 years security suppprt hard to argue with.

    5.6 is very date but blazingly fast....
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    [all variants] Re: ATI Mobility radeon X700 and 12.10

    Aha! I can imagine that many fruitless hours are being spent by folk scrabbling around for a download of a current distro of any flavour that will support nomodesetting for radeon. Especially since...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Traditional ifup - instead of Network manager (how is it done?)

    I have removed NM but elected to keep the files. I was afraid that if I reinstalled it later I would lose the configuration I got during installation. Since there doesn't seem to be an ifup gui...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Traditional ifup - instead of Network manager (how is it done?)

    I should add that I tried
    sudo ifconfig eth0 down and that did take the network down alright without an error message or any message. However
    sudo ifconfig eth0 up did nothing so I had to admit...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Traditional ifup - instead of Network manager (how is it done?)

    wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

    I thought it couldn't be that simple ;)

    Went into interfaces and added to the eth0 interface I had already configured (although it...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Traditional ifup - instead of Network manager (how is it done?)

    Hi Spiky

    I don't use wireless much. But I do use suspend/hibernate a lot and there is a conflict between suspend/hibernate and network manager that I only know how to resolve by using traditional...
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    [ubuntu] Re: kernel with acpi=off param won't boot

    Thanks Bucky, it worked a treat. Added parameters for nomodeset xdriver=radeon etc

    Now all I have to figure out is how to use traditional ifup instead of Network Manager... Until then I can't use...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NOMODESET - making it permanent

    Thanks drs it worked a treat (educational also). Added parameters for nomodeset xdriver=radeon etc

    Now all I have to figure out is how to use traditional ifup instead of Network Manager... Until...
  12. [ubuntu] Traditional ifup - instead of Network manager (how is it done?)

    How does one get Ubuntu to use traditional ifup instead of network manager? .... I have been asking myself this question for a long long time!

    Would someone be able to share this secret knowledge...
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    [all variants] Re: I loathe Network Manager

    You neglected to share how you got Ubuntu to use traditional ifup instead of network manager....

    Would someone be able to share this secret knowledge and impart it to me and thereby posterity.......
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    [ubuntu] NOMODESET - making it permanent

    Is there any way of making nomodeset permanent one has to reinstall? :?:


    I know at least 1 distro has an etc/sysconfing/kernel file you can edit to make the value NO_KMS_IN_INITRD=yes

    then...
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    [ubuntu] Re: kernel with acpi=off param won't boot

    Try nomodeset at the grub2 menu you have to edit. (I haven;t found out how to make it permanent yet..)

    Also noacpi I have found more useful than acpi=off and I use noacpi in addition to pci=noacpi...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Having to boot with nomodeset

    Does this mean that to make nomodeset permanent one has to reinstall? :?:

    grrrr...

    I know at least 1 distro has an etc/sysconfing/kernel file you can edit to make the value NO_KMS_IN_INITRD=yes...
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