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  1. [SOLVED] Re: At wits end with Dell Inspiron/AMD Radeon HD 8670M

    Ubuntu 14.04 was not stable, it would not start a graphical interface from cold.

    Now using Ubuntu 12.04 with the proprietary Hydravision experimental Beta driver that Ubuntu suggests under...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: At wits end with Dell Inspiron/AMD Radeon HD 8670M

    I just received my Lenovo S540 with the same chipset (Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics + Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M) and had the same difficulties.

    I did a full update (sudo apt-get update,...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: At wits end with Dell Inspiron/AMD Radeon HD 8670M

    I just received my Lenovo S540 with the same chipset (Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics + Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M) and had the same difficulties.

    I did a full update (sudo apt-get update,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu turnkey MIDI player

    Any ideas, anyone? I want, as far as possible, to replicate the feel of connecting my MIDI controller to a hardware MIDI synth.
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    [ubuntu] Playing a MIDI controller through Ubuntu

    Can anyone suggest a software application, or a scripted solution, to be able to start up Ubuntu and play an external MIDI keyboard using software synthesis, without further setup in each session?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Random Freeze / Hang-up

    You need to prepare before the system locks by a) Having a terminal open; b) Setting up SSH for network access from another machine; c) Use Ctrl-Alt-F1 to open and log in to a text login. Sometimes...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Random Freeze / Hang-up

    You give the key right here. The root partition has been marked read-only following some unknown error state, and therefore no trace of that error state can be retrieved from the logs because they...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help adding echo to audio files

    Thanks. Despite the manual entry, the default output from Timidity seems to be a stereo file - the two files are identical in Audacity. In both cases the two channels are identical for a mono...
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    [ubuntu] Help adding echo to audio files

    Can anyone suggest a simple, scriptable method of adding echo (and compression / limiting / any other effect) to an audio file?

    I have sheet music (lessons) coded to MIDI and currently convert...
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    [all variants] Can anyone recommend a Linux phone?

    Can anyone recommend a Linux phone? Ideally something with real pushbuttons, no touch-screen, basically bomb-proof - something easily visible and easy to handle.

    I am completely ignorant of modern...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Usb_modeswitch not recognizing replacement O2 dongle

    She brought it home from university and wants to take it back with her broadband working! I think I have it - and it is picking up the mobile broadband after a reboot, so it should have stuck:

    I...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Usb_modeswitch not recognizing replacement O2 dongle

    Well yes, but the dongle is on my daughter's 9.04 and she is visiting. If I was sure that I could return it fully functional, with all her packages, data and profiles, then I would.

    So in the...
  13. [ubuntu] Usb_modeswitch not recognizing replacement O2 dongle

    I had a Huawei e1752c O2 Mobile Broadband dongle working fine in Ubuntu 9.04 using usb_modeswitch, with settings taken from http://www.stroobant.be/huawei-e1752-mobiel-internet-op-linux-ubuntudebian...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Bash: Any way to get colored tab completion suggestions?

    Yes, certainly. man bash does not show any color option (as opposed to ls, grep, etc), and I guess that is where coloured tab-completion would reside.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Finding a simple OCR

    I found that a black & white (binary) image file at 300 dpi works well, but that XSane saves with a .tiff extension, whereas tesseract requires a .tif extension. tesseract image.tif text generates...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub menu not scrolling

    My install does the same (keyboard works in BIOS, but not in Grub), but a PS/2 keyboard does work.
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    [all variants] Re: Mount NAS share in fstab

    I think the relevant error is the SMB session error, which is probably the unavailable resource:


    Sep 3 21:40:08 brunhilda kernel: [ 791.864852] /build/buildd/linux-2.6.32/fs/cifs/connect.c:...
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    [all variants] Re: Mount NAS share in fstab

    Your mount command should look something like:


    sudo mount -t smbfs -o iocharset=utf8,credentials=/home/<my username>/.smbcredentials,dir_mode=0775,gid=1010 192.168.1.1:USB_Storage...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub menu not scrolling

    Possibly you need to modify your BIOS settings to enable legacy keyboard support - USB devices are not recognised until the OS has loaded.
  20. Thread: "at" command

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    [all variants] Re: "at" command

    According to man at, you must have the machine powered up and also be logged in, otherwise it sends email that the job could not be run (and the email will not be delivered in a default Ubuntu...
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    [all variants] Re: Bash script - not duplicate files

    Thanks very much. I did much the same as you suggested, saving the output of fdupes in a file and then passing all the Selected_images filenames through grep to list all those which did not have a...
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    [all variants] Bash script - not duplicate files

    I am working through a collection of many thousand photographs in many collections, spanning decades. One of the folders is a "Selected_images" folder which should only contain copies of images from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Canonical tracking software

    I am a long-time Dell-Ubuntu customer, and my guess is that Dell is probably the OEM customer that requested this feature from Canonical. Somehow, I don't expect that my next new Dell will pop up an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Canonical tracking software

    "Fully transparent" would be showing me the contents of each upload, and requesting my permission.

    I do not intend having an application run on my system, which a private company (Canonical) can...
  25. Re: Canonicle-Census

    I still don't intend on allowing some privileged, behind-the-scenes application to update a private company's database about any aspect of my behaviour - whether that is uname -a, or any additional...
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