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    Re: Firefox slow -- plugin-container network hog

    I have several "commercial" pages open and it is possible one/some were running Flash. I'd find that a little bit odd in that I was experiencing the problem for a while and it seems like I close...
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    Firefox slow -- plugin-container network hog

    I noticed recently Firefox is sometimes very slow, I do not know what changed that it stopped being fast.

    It appears this process


    /usr/lib/firefox/plugin-container -greomni...
  3. [all variants] Re: Files: version, backup, and synchronize across machines

    Maybe a simpler way of saying it is I always see the same view of (say) /home/$USER no matter which machine I used last and no matter which machine I use next.

    Plus I want backups and a versioning...
  4. [all variants] Files: version, backup, and synchronize across machines

    I have N machines and want to synchronize them often, want them backed up, and want to be able to recover recently-deleted files.

    The machines all use Ubuntu, so I am happy with an...
  5. lens remove shopping, no sending personal data

    I am installing 13.10 and trying to remove all shopping features. More generally I would like to write a script I can run on every install to

    * disable/remove shopping features
    * stop sending...
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    Delete all Amaon-related stuff

    When I use Firefox to browse amazon.com my application switcher gets an extra "amzon" icon. I tried following the instructions to remove "everything Amazon" but obviously something failed. What...
  7. Thread: Fan control help?

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    Fan control help?

    I'm looking for suggestions what to try next...

    I have a stock 13.04 on an MSI X79MA-GD45 with Intel i7-3930K CPU; pwmfonfig does not seem to turn off the fans during testing, and it seems like...
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    Alt-TAB highlight window/application/frame?

    I have a full/fresh 13.04 install.

    I want to ALT-TAB between windows/applications/frames (dunno what is the right term).

    I get a switcher picture of icons with the new selection highlighted,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: IBM T221 with dual DVI

    http://http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo-ibm/566338-lenovo-w520-owners-thread-472.html

    I still don't have both monitors working, but one at a time they work fine -- using adapters from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: IBM T221 with dual DVI

    Thanks much, I am trying to get up a pair of T221s and still having problems, I wonder if anybody has thoughts.

    I am using Ubuntu 11.10, with up to today's updates, 64-bit, and two EVGA GTX 550 Ti...
  11. Thread: Unable to install

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    Re: Unable to install

    Same problem here. I can install from a 64-bit 10.04 CD, but update to 10.10 fails with the somewhat mysterious


    E: linux-image-2.6.32-38-generic: subprocess installed post-installation script...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Change mouse cursor color?

    I am not trying to change themes (that would be okay, too), just change the cursor color.

    I will have a look at the guide -- thanks!
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    [xubuntu] Re: Three keys stopped working

    In my case, two keys stopped working: left arrow and right arrow. I get nothing from xev, while up/down work fine (show up in xev and work as expected).

    I *think* this followed some kind of an...
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    [ubuntu] Change mouse cursor color?

    This seems like a stoopid question... but how do I change the color of the mouse cursor?

    It seems like I should be able to do something like ~/.Xresources

    *cursorColor: red
    *pointerColor: red...
  15. Thread: Unity MEGA Thread

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    Re: POLL : your first reactions to the Unity interface

    I switched back to Gnome.

    I really *wanted* to like Unity -- I often use a small screen and it seemed like it would make better use of screen real estate. More utility, less clutter. After a few...
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    [ubuntu] Re: External monitor corrupted after 10.10 -> 11.04

    I switched from Unity to Classic/No effects (log out, select user name, select at menu). The external monitor works again.
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    [ubuntu] External monitor corrupted after 10.10 -> 11.04

    HP Mini (I forget the specific model). External display worked great under 10.10, I switched to 11.04 the other day and the external monitor no longer works right. Two failure "signatures":

    * If...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Network manager won't accept password

    Thanks, we wound up resetting the WAP and using an 8+ character password.
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    [ubuntu] Network manager won't accept password

    This has probably been asked dozens of times, but I don't see it.

    I'm using 9.10 most recent updates. I want to connect to a wireless network and get a dialog box offering "WPA & WPA2 personal"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HP Mini 210HD no external microphone

    Hey, thanks for the information, that is useful!

    I hope to stick with Ubuntu rather than switch to Debian as I am using Ubuntu on several machines and it is otherwise working well for me.

    After...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HP Mini 210HD no external microphone

    After asking over a dozen(!) times HP support finally says when a headset is plugged in the headset jack, the BIOS automatically switches off the built-in microphone. Since the microphone stays...
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    [ubuntu] HP Mini 210HD no external microphone

    Does anybody have an external microphone working with an HP Mini 210HD via the headset jack?

    I have an HP Mini 210 with Ubuntu 9.10 installed (not dual-boot). The mini uses a single socket for...
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    [ubuntu] Stops using C3 on battery

    When I boot on battery, "powertop" shows extensive use of C3. If I plug in to power, it uses only C2. If I unplug, it never goes back to using C3. If I suspend and resume on battery it does not go...
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    [ubuntu] "tracker-indexer" keeps running on battery

    I like "tracker" lots. On 2/2 laptops I have tried, "tracker-indexer" keeps running when the laptop is unplugged and running on battery.

    I have "Indexer preferences" set to enable indexing but...
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    [ubuntu] "tracker" does not run?

    I would like to try Ubuntu's file system indexing/search feature "tracker" under System > Preferences > Search and Indexing. I brought that up and clicked "Enable Indexing" (this is a laptop) but...
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