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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot from disk on Windows 8

    Did you burn the cd/dvd the correct way? It's not enough to just copy the cd image or its contents to a disk. See this page.
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    [SOLVED] Re: New Laptop- could use some Tech support

    If you have the proprietary nvidia driver installed, you probably need to remove it and the xorg configuration file to allow xorg to load the correct driver.
    These commands should do it:

    sudo...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't compile from source anymore

    You might want to have a look in the output when you run ./configure. You'll usually find most problems there...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unity for Gnome users

    Make sure you don't have any other package manager open (update manager/software central/synaptic).
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    [ubuntu] Re: Which subsystems do I need to get sound ?

    The only thing you really need is alsa. Since alsa is part of the kernel, you should already have it, even on the server install.
    Just to make sure you have all the alsa configuration files and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems with 5.1 digital out

    His motherboard does not have any hdmi output, and from the specs and the manual I can't find that it has any s/pdif.
    So there are two options for getting digital audio:
    1. Get a sound card with...
  7. [all variants] Re: When will the 3rd digit in the kernel version number disappear?

    I see your point. That's funny. It seems like they must have changed the naming conventions with the 3.0 kernel... It's probably a bug they haven't bothered to fix.
  8. [all variants] Re: When will the 3rd digit in the kernel version number disappear?

    Not true. It has as much function as any of the other numbers. The third digit in the kernel version is part of the kernel number from kernel.org, so removing it would remove information about...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Home/Root Deleted!? Help 911 URGENT

    You should be able to make a new home folder for your user by booting into recovery mode.

    Reboot your computer and hold down the shift button until you get the boot menu. Pick one of the lines...
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    [SOLVED] Re: need help installing .rpm the EASY way

    Actually you can easily add the ppa and install the package using synaptic, but it's just so much easier to just copy+paste a few commands into a terminal...
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    [SOLVED] Re: need help installing .rpm the EASY way

    .rpm files are for Red Hat and related linux distros. They will not install natively in Ubuntu. It is possible to install some .rpm packages using a program called "alien", but chances are the...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: How can I get rid of the extra bar near screen top?

    Wastes space, how? In other DEs every application have it's own menu bar on top of the window, in unity they all share the one single fixed menu bar at the top of the screen. Either you add a menu...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Need help "Forcing" Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Newest build

    You are right that 32 bit ubuntu with a pae kernel is able to use all of the datfireflyfan's ram, but that does NOT mean he gets all the other benefits of 64 bit.
    For web browsing and other simple...
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    [SOLVED] Re: installing grafic drivers

    Looks like you have the proprietary ati driver (fglrx) installed and working.
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    [SOLVED] Re: installing grafic drivers

    If you provide the output from this command we will see exactly what graphics card you have and which driver it currently uses:

    sudo lshw -C display
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    [SOLVED] Re: 32 bit Flashplugin on Ubuntu Precise 64 bit?

    There is a plugin called 'nspluginwrapper' that can be used to run 32 bit plugins in 64 bit firefox.
    To install it, just type this in a terminal:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problems installing flash drive

    The package manager should be able to handle the dependencies.
    Try these commands in a terminal:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    When the package manager asks...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do i change to 1920*1080 p?

    Tell us what graphics card he has, and which driver it uses. Without those vital pieces of information no one will be able to help him.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do i change to 1920*1080 p?

    Why do you assume PeterBrinck has an nvidia graphics card? He did not say anything about which graphics card he has...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Power Regression is fixed in Linux Kernel 3.3.2?

    Not sure about what power regression bug you are talking about. On phoronix there are a few articles about a power regression in the recent linux kernels, but it seems to have been fixed in the 3.3...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Missing graphics and ATI proprietary driver issues

    Flgrx is amd's proprietary driver. The "disabled" message in jockey-gtk can be just a faulty message. It sometimes show "disabled" even when the driver is installed and working.
    The proprietary...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Power Regression is fixed in Linux Kernel 3.3.2?

    How do you know that suryak uses the proprietary driver? Are you sure it really support the type of hybrid graphics in his laptop?

    As far as I know, amd's support for intel/ati hybrid graphics...
  23. Thread: Can't find X11

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    [xubuntu] Re: Can't find X11

    The command should be:

    sudo apt-get install xlibs-devBut from the other thread I see that your problem is with installing fontforge.
    Why not just get it from the repos with this command:

    sudo...
  24. Thread: Magnet links

    by jocko
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    [ubuntu] Re: Magnet links

    You will of course have to adjust the path in the first of those commands to reflect the path to your actual torrent client...
  25. Thread: Magnet links

    by jocko
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    [ubuntu] Re: Magnet links

    This is how I did it years ago, still works:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=229924
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