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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Restoring auto-generated backup file (with tilde)

    Ok, that worked! Thanks again!
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Restoring auto-generated backup file (with tilde)

    Thanks! That's helpful and useful. A couple of follow-up questions:

    1. What's the command for making a copy of a file? (I can right-click/copy the backup file, but not right-click/paste - it's...
  3. [SOLVED] Restoring auto-generated backup file (with tilde)

    I tried to edit a .hosts file, but evidently messed it up. The .hosts file is now blank, zero bytes. However, the editor seems to have created a backup. It's called .hosts(with tilde after), 289...
  4. [ubuntu] Restoring Hosts file (usr/share/vlc/lua/http)

    I've been trying to stream video from my Ubuntu machine to my Nexus 7 using VLC HD Remote. Following instructions for setup, I tried to edit the hosts file that is here:

    usr/share/vlc/lua/http
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  5. [SOLVED] Re: Installation of 12.04 stopped by missing Broadcom driver

    This worked perfectly! I recently upgraded to 12.04 and my wireless stopped working. I have the Broadcom 4318 card. Thanks for such clear steps. I had tried many other solutions from the forum, but...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Terminal opens, but can't type in it.

    Good suggestions all. But it was in focus, and unresponsive to password entry.

    It seems to have been some incompatibility of Unity and my setup (there were other issues as well). I installed...
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    [SOLVED] Re: System and program menus overlaid

    Seems to be solved. I installed the Gnome Fallback, rebooted and chose the Gnome Classic. It appears that Unity was causing the problem.
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    [SOLVED] System and program menus overlaid

    Just upgraded to 12.04. When I have Firefox open, its Maximize etc buttons and its menus appear in the same top bar as the system title, and jumble with it. One is over the other, making them...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Terminal opens, but can't type in it.

    Thanks anyway!
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    [SOLVED] Re: Terminal opens, but can't type in it.

    It doesn't prompt me for my password. It's a black square. It has user@user-laptop:tilde in the title area. I tried inputting my password, still nothing appears. No prompts at all, just black. Ideas?
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    [SOLVED] Terminal opens, but can't type in it.

    New to 12.04, just upgraded from 10.04.

    When I run the terminal, I can see the terminal window open, but can't input in it. I get no cursor blinking there either. I type but nothing appears....
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    [SOLVED] (SOLVED) How create new folder in file browser?

    Not sure how, but have put that in the thread title. Hope that does it.
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    [SOLVED] Re: How create new folder in file browser?

    Thanks for the reply!

    Silly me: I've discovered the issue. In the file browser file-tree view, I was highlighting the folder within which I wanted to create a new folder, then right-clicking;...
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    [SOLVED] How create new folder in file browser?

    Ok, stupid question: how do I create a new folder when in the file browser? I've been too busy to use my ubuntu machine for a while. I seem to recall that I used to be able to right-click and choose...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Stuck on boot , BusyBox ,initramfs...

    Howard, you're brilliant! This worked today.

    BTW, I read about [ALT+SysRq + R,S,E,I,U,B] Next time my screen goes black and blank, maybe using this will allow me to reboot safely? Rather than...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Stuck on boot , BusyBox ,initramfs...

    This worked for me the last few times my ubuntu laptop crashed and had this problem.
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    [ubuntu] Re: mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed

    Update: I found a tip about holding down Shift during boot and was able to select a different kernel: 22, rather than 24. This seems to have resolved the issue, as I no longer get bumped to Busybox...
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    [ubuntu] Solved: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed

    I recently upgraded from Karmic to Lucid, which cleared up the Broadcom 4318 wireless card issue, but led to a new problem.
    I used the Software Center to try to install K3B, but it hung up after...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to do clean re-install

    Completely right and very good advice. I've never been an early adopter, don't know why I did it with Karmic. Mom gets the rock steady setup from now on.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help with Copy full dvd disk image

    Thanks. Found that under But before I do that, where does "~" point to? Is that Home folder? Several of the other paths are marked "/home/ubuntu". Should I select the same from the drop-down menus?...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help with Copy full dvd disk image

    I am getting the same error message. I am using a laptop that I can't install Ubuntu on permanently (borrowed), and using a USB key created with the Ubuntu USB Startup Disk Creator. I have a large...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to do clean re-install

    Good information, thanks!



    I think I will go with this. Mom has only a few files and I can export her Firefox profile etc.



    Silly question: to get the reinstall started, I change the boot...
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    [ubuntu] How to do clean re-install

    Ok, minor problem. I have had my Mom running Jaunty for months and it was great. I upgraded her to Karmic when it came out. Last week she wanted to play her DVDs on computer, so I ran the...
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    [all variants] Re: Comprehensive Multimedia & Video Howto

    Oops. I followed all those instructions at the top of the thread and now have major problems. Is there an elegant roll-back? Or should I just do a clean re-install of Karmic?

    If so, I have the...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: fonts, everything, too big on screen; how to shrink?

    Just reboot. Sometimes Jaunty and Karmic start in 640 x 480. Reboot or yank the plug. It should start in your normal resolution.
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