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    [ubuntu] Grub Rescue prompt and now only windows

    Hello, I would really appreciate some help here. I have been happily dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 (32 bit) for a couple of years now without problems. However, yesterday I did a reboot and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Trouble converting MKV to AVI - Mencoder

    Sorry, I worked it out. I had to remove the"<>" characters. Noob
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    [ubuntu] Trouble converting MKV to AVI - Mencoder

    I have been trying all day to convert an MKV to an AVI (xvid) so that it will play on a standalone dvd player. This is the code I am using
    mencoder <input.mp4> -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -oac mp3lame...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Why can't I find the program I just installed?

    It's probably in usr/bin (show hidden files). Open a terminal and type "whereis display-dhammapada". If you find it you can make a shortcut to it and add it to your menu under applications.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Advertisements stick to me

    Thanks kaldor and Rubi I have done both but Kaldor, it also affecetd Chrome.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Advertisements stick to me

    Thank you. I had a look at the bug. It relates to the 64 bit version - I am 32 bit; I tried the solution offered but there was no such process.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Advertisements stick to me

    Thanks. I have installed No script and will have a look at that site on launchpad. I'll also update flash.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Advertisements stick to me

    I think it was the video drivers. I have removed them and then reinstalled them and I seem good to go. I tested it on one of the sites that caused the proble and this time it did not cause one....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Advertisements stick to me

    Yes, you're right. The damn thing is transparent when I take a screen shot. I don't think this is an intentional attack but something in my settings with the video card or gnome but I don't have the...
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    [ubuntu] Advertisements stick to me

    I am cursed to be dragging around advertisements to every website I visit and even some ubuntu 10.10 program pages (eg Freecell). In this case the advertisement is for Amazon "deal of the day" - I am...
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    [SOLVED] Re: keyboard wont work ubuntu maverick 10.10

    Thanks Mark but it is a PS2 type and I have tried two keyboards. I have found the problem and for anybody else that gets this, here it is - somehow, and I don't believe a human being did it, the item...
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    [SOLVED] keyboard wont work ubuntu maverick 10.10

    I just came back home after 8 days to find my keyboard doesn't work once I am in the system (i.e. after login). I haven't had a problem with my computer for so long I don't remember how to fix things...
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    [gnome] Re: Ubuntu Not Booting into GUI?

    Try add "nomodeset" in /boot/grub/grub.conf

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1305010
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    [ubuntu] Re: Graphics card problem with install of 10.10

    Yes, I would recommend this. I had a similar problem and this worked. However to make the change permanent follow the instructions on this thread:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live CD gets a blank screen on startup?

    Is the blank screen after installation or won't it boot from the disk?
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Can not get to GUI when trying out Ubuntu 10.10 from live CD

    Great news. I'll have a litre since a litre is bigger than a pint.
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Can not get to GUI when trying out Ubuntu 10.10 from live CD

    Hi Jos,

    I'm a noob but I did have a similar experience. If your problem is the same as mine (nvidia graphics but your card could have problems too) then when you get to the selection screen press...
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    [ubuntu] Re: upgrading to ubuntu 10.10

    Anigodin, was the problem that you could not get to the logon screen after installation? I just did a clean install on a laptop with nvidia graphics. I had to set "nomodeset" as an option on install...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Taking ownership of folder

    Sounds like great advice. Thank you.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Taking ownership of folder

    "You seem to have a little bit of trouble understanding the Linux command line". Whatever makes you think that, heh, heh. Nice understatement Yarui. I apologise for being a noob but I am trying to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Taking ownership of folder

    3rdalbum, I agree it was good. I didn't know you could do that. I did do the nautilus thing earlier but I was trying to find out where I went wrong in the mv command. I noticed that when I did the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Taking ownership of folder

    DA BURGER!!!!! that worked. I'll be damned. Oh, and a big thank you too.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Taking ownership of folder

    I was looking at the permissions for the Downloads directory. My permissions are "create and delete files for folder access but "file access" has just three dashes. If I try and add "read and write"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Taking ownership of folder

    You are a patient person Yarui. Here is what I got (i've shortened the file to mann.tga):
    sparker@angry1:~$ ~/Downloads
    bash: /home/sparker/Downloads: is a directory
    sparker@angry1:~$...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Taking ownership of folder

    Thanks JMS1989. I keep getting no such file or directory. - mv: cannot stat `/home/sparker/Downloads/Isle of mann': No such file or directory
    I've wasted enough of everyone's time for what is some...
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