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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Please help me escape from this corner I've painted myself into

    Well blow me down with a feather - I seem to have fixed it.
    It looks like you simply need to wait long enough. Ten minutes or
    so after the error message appeared sudo suddenly popped up a ...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Please help me escape from this corner I've painted myself into

    That is going to require a trip to the shop to buy some blank disks. But if I have to do it that way, I will.
  3. [ubuntu] Please help me escape from this corner I've painted myself into

    In the process of repurposing a machine I changed the hostname in /etc/hostname from <oldname> to <newname>. This apparently innocuous change killed my ability to use sudo. Sudo now responds

  4. [SOLVED] Re: First 'return' entered in terminal logs me out. AND other issues

    Something strange in your .bashrc ?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.10 - can't add panel

    Basic question: What kind of session are you running?
  6. Thread: Polycom

    by hawthornso23

    [ubuntu] Re: Polycom

    When you plug it into your usb port is the device recognised at all. What is the output of lsusb when the device is plugged in.
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Can't play videos on YouTube with Firefox

    You need to install the flashplugin to play flash on firefox. There is a firefox extension called "Flash Aid" that will install the best linux flash plugin it can find for you automatically. ...
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    Re: I need help really really bad.

    Yeah - sorry about the huge essay. Guess I was bored.

    Linux is not a musical desert and there is a some good stuff out there for musicians. I use Audacity regularly. A great program - very easy...
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    Re: I need help really really bad.

    I gather this is a music recording studio. It looks like a pretty good one too.
    That means it is most likely going to need to need realtime access to the
    hardware so you don't get audio glitching...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: How can I prevent opening their web page on my machine?

    From within Firefox open > Add Ons > Extensions and click on the "preferences" button for the the noscript extension.
    Choose the "notifications" tab and unselect the option to "Display the release...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: thinking of moving from win 7 to ubuntu..advice needed

    Steam works just fine in linux. Recommend switching to metacity before starting steam though to get better performance. If you already have a steam account with steam games for windows then you will...
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    [all variants] Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds

    Can we have this thread made sticky again. Some of us are still using the LTS and plan to do so for some time.
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    [gnome] Re: Gnome Classic Download

    Install gnome-session-fallback. It gives an environment with the look and feel of gnome 2 but it uses GTK3 under the hood so it is fully supported and works nicely in 12.04 which is GTK3 based.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Quantal (12.10) Know bugs and work arounds

    Actually the title says it is for "Know bugs".

    And since I find myself in the process of making a metacomment on this thread, could I also request that the "Known bugs" thread for the LTS version...
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    Re: Wallpaper location and installation

    A little bit away from your question perhaps, but you might want to have a look at a wallpaper changer like wallch . You can point it at a folder or folders containing wallpaper and set it to change...
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    [ubuntu] Re: LibreOffice shows non existing fonts

    Sometimes fonts are stored in the document so that it can be read even if you send it to someone who doesn't have your font. Perhaps that is what you are seeing.
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 does not completely boot after boot

    My first guess would be that you probably had a kernel update that broke your graphics drivers. There is a graphics kernel module that needs to be reinstalled whenever the kernel gets updated. If it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: More and more problems

    Where were you chmod'ing. Wrong permissions on things like config files can cause all sorts of weird stuff to happen.
  19. Re: What tools to use from Ubuntu LiveCD to clean an infected Windows computer

    To fix windows with the ubuntu live CD try clicking "install".
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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem

    Be careful with laptop-mode-tools. My experience has been that some of its settings are dangerously aggressive.

    The first problem I had with it was turning off my USB mouse after less than 5...
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    Re: Laptop Battery Problem

    Video drivers are a likely suspect. Have you got the proprietary drivers installed?
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    Re: gvim backs up too often

    OK - gvim wasn't the problem. It was ridiculously aggressive APM spinning the disk down almost as soon as it became inactive. This is actually harmful to the disk! I removed laptop mode tools and the...
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    gvim backs up too often

    Using gvim on my laptop is currently a painful experience as when not plugged in it tries to ... backup .... every ... single ... keystroke ... to disk. Which means every couple of seconds the disk...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: USB mouse not working after kernel upgrade

    Laptopmode powersaving can cause USB mouse issues.
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Can I latex a file encrypted with vim?

    The bottom line is that if the file is encrypted then it must be decrypted before latex can compile it. You could perhaps construct a single commandline instruction to do this by using a pipe to send...
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