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  1. Re: Why use the terminal or SPM to install programs and packages?

    The use of package management has the advantage of safety for the end-user. A better view on uninstalls of applications, uniform management for outside developers of apps through launchpad/ppa's,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Audio - Intel 6 series/c200

    Did you use the arrowkeys ?

    And btw possibly a solution lies in editing /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf. See this thread and the example there:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2058548
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Audio - Intel 6 series/c200

    Did you check alsamixer ?

    In terminal just type alsamixer...look for muted channels, the ones with 'mm' > unmute them with "m"

    It apppears to me that a new alsaversion is not necessary..
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    Re: Possible Security Breach?

    Just curious : what software was that ?
    It's plain wrong stuff..

    BTW do not edit the sudoers file through /etc/sudoers. Use the 'EDITOR=nano visudo' method.

    Read on
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    [ubuntu] Re: Run Command at Boot

    Check out /etc/rc.local..

    Put in a "sleep something &&" if necessary

    Don't forget to 'chmod +x' it..
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    [ubuntu] Re: Laptop screen brightness

    You could try xbacklight

    ( something like "xbacklight -set 30" )

    Put it in startup applications, to start when X starts..
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    Re: How do you discover new music?

    pitchork.com
    guardian.co.uk

    Most of all, I'm quite happy with the collection I already possess...I'm forty-plus and tend more and more to listen to the music of my youth ( reggae, ska, 80's...
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    Re: How loud is your CPU fan?

    Instead of looking at fancontrol or his or her's case or fan, one should probably look at energyconsumption first.
    Certainly regarding laptops....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Scary crashing........

    You should state your OS at least and also you graphic adapter

    One tip would be to boot from a livecd > to rule out a hardware problem..
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Learning to Optimize Hardware Compatibility

    You could do a



    to get the details 'bout your adapter, or just skip the 'grep' part in that command. It'll give you a lot of info that's truly googleable...
    You might have to force the reight...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to disable a graphics card in 11.10

    To get a grip on the issue one should really inform himself. We're talking hybrid graphics here and both AMD and nvidia use this technique on intel-based motherboards.
    A startingpoint is this link:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nvidia Optimus - Bumblebee or Ironhide?

    I've been using bumblebee on arch > drawback is that it provided no energysaving-features. That might have changed though ans is worth looking into.
    I use acpi_call with success. This disables the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell XPS 15 (L501x)

    #!/bin/sh

    rmmod nouveau

    cd /home/jochem/acpi_call

    insmod acpi_call.ko

    echo '\_SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._OFF' > /proc/acpi/call
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell XPS 15 (L501x)

    hi, it's been a while that I responded on the ubuntu forums, but after arch I'm running mint now on one of my boxes.
    The optimus support is more than minimal concerning nvidia. Using bumblebee or...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Dell X PS 15 Video weirdness, a few other things, and Firefox weirdness.

    I've got a dell xps15 with hybrid graphics. It's pretty important that you read the latest news on this non-supported stuff ( by nvidia that is ).There are hacks >> bumblebee, acpi_call,...
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    Poll: Re: Do you think nuclear power is the way to go?

    No, no, no way...
    The way to go is wind and solar. Put all effort in these and energy will be plenty, the world will change in the process ..but also that can only happen for the better.
    Let's get...
  17. Re: HOW-TO: Enable and Disable the Recently Used Menu in Gnome

    Works with Arch, I guess that Ubuntu has a similar routine?
  18. [all variants] Re: Compiling Ogg Vorbis encoder (libvorbis) with AoTuV tuning

    There's also the possibility to use foobar2000 under wine and use the aotuv's from within foobar.
    Just a possibility and quite simple to use.
  19. Re: What measures do you use to protect privacy/invisibility in internet ?

    I moved away from ubuntu a year ago, am now an Arch user. However I stumbled across this thread and it made me look deeper into privacy-measures.
    I uninstalled ghostery as it is sold to a company...
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    Re: I'm getting an iMac! :D

    My girlfriend has a powerbook. Do I like it? Yeah, well, the casing, keyboard are all very nice. The overall feel of quality is very good. It's a bit slow though compared to my Arch driven laptop,...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    Really, I don't see how people can still think that windows and or linux aren't similar regarding flaws..Both OS'es are as strong as their users are..I'm not surprised that 9.10 is considered to be a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pulseaudio in skype

    You can, only pulse won' t be listed anymore. Tried it myself.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pulseaudio in skype

    There are several howto's on the web regarding the purging of pulse...it's not too hard and probably one will recognize the logic behind the good ones.
    ...
  24. Re: eee-control, eee applet, eee-pctray on karmic eee 1005HA bios 1102

    I've got an Arch install on my 1005HA-H.. at least I can tell you that gnome-power-manager should take care of your power-options. I think it's a default app on ubuntu.
    There's also...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pulseaudio in skype

    Well, I'm on Arch nowadays and tried to install pulse through the arch-wiki. Gave me nothing but headaches and forced me in the end to do a fresh arch install..that's not how it's ment to be..:(
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