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    [ubuntu] Re: Twitchy Touchpad - 9.10 on Toshiba A505

    Check out bug 442629 on Launchpad...sounds like the same symptoms, so I added a comment with my basic information.

    Mark
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    [ubuntu] Twitchy Touchpad - 9.10 on Toshiba A505

    Greetings (it's been a while...),

    I installed 9.10 on my new Toshiba Satellite A505-S6960 this past weekend and all seems good - except for the touchpad. Moving or even just hovering a finger...
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    [ubuntu] Post-update Keyboard and Sound Issues

    After a recent update to my 9.04 install, I found that my sound settings had changed rather dramatically (instead of 44% for the lowest "hearable" volume setting, I had to ratchet up to 68%).
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  4. Thread: Why sould I...

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    Why sould I...

    I've determined through live boot CDs that I can run 64-bit Linux on my laptop (Dell 1525n, Intel T5550 Core 2 Duo CPU). My question is (and I searched for similars) why? What's the advantage of a...
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    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    TheClassicalStation.org (WCPE) - an outstanding classical music station out of North Carolina, USA. They deserve the support of everyone that loves classical music (and if you don't listen to them,...
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    Re: i've suffered a tremendous loss

    Curling...it came from Scotland. The same place that gave us golf (which I curse every time I see any reference to because an arterial disease makes me unable to play). Actually, I'm an old-time...
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    Haven't been around much...

    ...but I'd still like to wish all my fellow and sister members a Happy New Year. Ubuntu continues to be one of the constants in my life and I'm very glad for it.

    Best to all,

    Mark
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell 1525 Crashing Randomly

    Hi - my original 1505n was replaced by Dell with a 1525n (a video problem they couldn't find/fix). I noticed random lockups occurring and I started playing with stupid stuff - and found that, when I...
  9. Thread: Lost Audio > 8.04

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    [ubuntu] Lost Audio > 8.04

    I just upgraded my Dell Inspiron e1525 to Ubuntu 8.04 and lost all audio capability. I use this laptop as a "radio station" for listening to (chiefly) theclasicalstation.org. How do I get this...
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    [other] Why I no longer support Dell...

    I bought one of the first e1505n Inspiron laptops and I was happy with it. Ubuntu Linux was fully supported, as was Windows XP Professional (a business requirement).

    Unfortunately, a hardware...
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    Yeah, it's corny...

    ...but let me wish everybody here a happy Thanksgiving Day.
  12. Thread: Donation

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    Donation

    I just ordered a spiffy new Dell laptop, which means that my trusty old Sony VAIO PCG-GRZ610 is going to be available real soon now. I'd like to find a school or library (or other worthy public...
  13. Re: Who thinks that dell did the right thing?

    OK - back after the power outage...I just ordered one of their laptops. (A) because it seemed like a good deal and (B) to show a little Linux love...

    Seriously, what's wrong with the keyboard? ...
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    Now for the serious stuff...

    ...is anybody picking somebody other than Tiger Woods to win this year's Masters?
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    Re: Logo Mockups for sunday meeting

    I particularly like the second one, with the Ubuntu icon incorporated into the word "Georgia". Good job!
  16. Thread: Soldering

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    Re: Soldering

    Geez, this takes me back to my first job in electronics/computers - I was a "bench assembly technician" for a company that manufactured video surveillance systems. Once upon a time, I got to be a...
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    Sticky:Poll: Re: Welcome, Introduce Yourself

    Greetings!

    I've been an Ubuntu user since pre-release 4.10 (Warty) days. Before that, just about any distro that I could successfully install<g>, mainly Red Hat, then Fedora.

    Was living in the...
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    SQL Learning Recommendations

    My job is almost exclusively dealing with Microsoft SQL Server (in their various iterations), writing ad hoc queries and I'm looking for recommendations for learning-related sites. They don't have...
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    Poll: Re: Have you ever said "goodbye" to Ubuntu?

    I'm an "Other". I started using Ubuntu before Warty was released & I've been here ever since, for the most part...

    I've had my usual share of issues with Linux, but the most serious ones have...
  20. Re: Linspire and Ubuntu partnering up / CNR ported to Ubuntu...

    Being resident in the Land of the Fee and the Home of the Brave, I, for one, welcome our new CNR Overlords...

    Sorry, thought it was Ars for a minute...<g>

    Seriously, I'm excited. I've always...
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    Re: SQL Book Recommendations?

    John, IndyTim, thanks for the suggestions - I'll be sure to check them out. And thanks for the encouraging words!

    Mark
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    Re: SQL Book Recommendations?

    The type of work is kind of a mixed bag, all of the above except end-user (except for testing, of course).

    And, yes, I'm getting well acquainted with the BOL - but what I'm looking for is (a)...
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    SQL Book Recommendations?

    For my new job, I need to learn SQL (specifically, Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2003/2005 - I know, it's ugly, but try and listen objectively<g>). What I'll be doing is a lot of ad hoc queries,...
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    Re: Free Blog Recommendations?

    Thank you, one and all. Multiply looks good but my focus is primarily text-oriented - I don't anticipate much in the way of multimedia stuff going on.

    At this point, I'm kinda leaning more toward...
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    Free Blog Recommendations?

    Okay, I've gotten the itch to try blogging, in a very casual way. Based on my own research, I've narrowed my options down to Blogger, WordPress or LiveJournal.

    Does anybody love/hate any of...
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