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  1. [ubuntu_mate] Cooling Fans running wild after Ubuntu update

    I have been running Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity for over a year now on my laptop. I could never hear the fans coming on. Over this weekend I installed a bunch of up-dates to 14.04 and immediately...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Dropbox problems after new installation of Ubuntu 14.04

    Hi ptn 107, I used the code that you provided and it worked like a charm. I am now a happy man. Thank you very much for your help, and thank you too, Frogs Hair. Drop Box now seems to work fine, this...
  3. [ubuntu] Dropbox problems after new installation of Ubuntu 14.04

    After re-installing Ubuntu 14.04 plus all of the updates, I proceeded to install Dropbox. This would not work in the software center, so I installed in the terminal with the following command:
    cd ~...
  4. Re: My disastrous experience with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Thar.

    Sorry to hear about your problems. I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the Unity desktop installed on both my Lenovo Thinkpad X230, as well as my Thinkpad 11e. I have not had even one issue on either of these...
  5. Poll: Re: Share with us your Trusty (14.04) Upgrade & Installation Experiences

    Upgraded from 13.10 using the 14.04 release candidate iso. Upgrade went smooth as did the subsequent updates of the final release. The boot time is slower than on 13.10 but shut-down is faster. All...
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    Re: Will 14.04 become the 'MSVista' of Ubuntu?

    Only problem I experienced was that "DropBox" would not install properly on 14.04 but after todays update which included an update for DropBox, this now too works fine. Guess this is all hardware...
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    Re: Another laptop brightness question...

    This is very frustrating. The Fn-Keys for brightness does not work on my Lenovo Thinkpad X230 using Ubuntu 14.04. It also did not work running 13.10. Sound however worked in both. Tried OpenSuse and...
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    Re: Congratulations to new moderators

    congrats and thank you for your service
  9. [ubuntu] 14.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad - only one small problem

    Installed 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad X230. Installation went very smooth (actually upgrade from 13.10). Just about everything works out of the box. Only small problem is I cannot change the screen...
  10. Re: Using external monitor as ONLY monitor for laptop

    Go to system-settings, then to screen display. You should now see both of the displays in the window. Click on the laptop display and with the buttons below set the laptop display to "off" and the...
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    Re: 25secs to boot from SSD

    Keeping in mind that the final version of 14.04 is not out yet, I have noticed a slow-down in boot times between ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 on my hardware. I have a Samsung 840 pro ssd. 13.10 boots in 10...
  12. Re: Screen Timeout. Tried multiple ways but still timing out

    So far you have done everything right. What you have done should have solved your problem. What you can try now is go to your applications, then find the application "startup-applications". There you...
  13. Linux foundation offers free online learning course

    The Linux foundation are offering free online learning courses using the Edx learning platform. The first course is an 40-60 hour course with the title "Introduction to linux".
    See the link below...
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    Re: Microsoft to give away Windows 8.1 for free?

    Even if they made Windows "Free", for my taste that would still be too expensive :D
  15. Re: What's aprogram that every ubuntu user should have installed?

    I cannot live without gparted, synaptic, VLC player and Dropbox
  16. Re: i'm happy and glad i've been with ubuntu all others i've failed & i always fall b

    Hi Craymore, glad you like it. Could not agree with you more. I am happily using Ubuntu since 2008 and never regretted it.
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    Re: Seasons Greetings

    Seasons greetings from Germany to all on this forum.
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    Re: Best and Worst Linux Distros of 2013

    Apart from the dbus-deamon bug (100% cpu on startup) in Ubuntu 13.10 I am quite happy with Ubuntu. Tried OpenSuse (KDE)for the first time this year and was pleasantly surprised. Beautifull desktop,...
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    Re: Share your Linux journey .........

    I got realy fed up with Windows in 2008. Installed Ubuntu 8.04 as sole OS and never looked back. Now running Ubuntu 13.10 at home and Xubuntu 12.04 at work. Tried and liked Mint and OpenSuse. Linux...
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    Re: New vs. Old hardware

    I use my 9 years old Sony Viao (1,6 Ghz single core with 2 gigs of ram) running Xubuntu 12.04 daily at work. Does everything I need and quite fast. At home I use my brand new lenovo Thinkpad X230 (i7...
  21. Re: One of the best linux videos I've seen in ages

    Seen this before but very much worth watching it again. Brilliant presentation and very inspiring. Proves that one person can make a difference and when we all work together that difference can be...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Question about upgrading Ubuntu.

    If you wish to "upgrade" this would mean either using the "software manager" or the "terminal" to upgrade to the newest version of the OS, the recommendation would be to upgrade to each individual...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Odd sound problem after upgrade to 12.04

    I cannot help you solve this problem but let me offer you this bit of information:
    I have a Sony Viao and when Ubuntu 12.04 first came out I Installed it on my Sony with no problems. Then later I...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu 13.10 - how to start/bootup with sound ON

    Have you checked the settings in "system settings" then "sound" then the tab "output" and the slider at the bottom "output volume" is set to 100% ? Also check the tab "sound effects" if it is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't adjust the brightness on Ubuntu 13.10

    Hi, I have a Thinkpad but not the same model as yours. On mine in order to adjust the brightness by using the buttons on the keyboard (on mine the F5 + F6 buttons), you have to hold down the Fn...
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