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  1. Thread: webcam

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    [ubuntu] Re: webcam

    Unless I am mistaken...that is one of the problem cams (reading some of the forum posts from the past) http://www.backports.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=381188&page=3

    Don't have a specific...
  2. Thread: Inspiron 15n

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    [ubuntu] Re: Inspiron 15n

    For the simple reason that Dell loads crapware on to every windows machine and gets paid to do so...this following article from 2007 still holds true: http://news.cnet.com/2100-1041_3-6177050.html ...
  3. Thread: Inspiron 15n

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    [ubuntu] Re: Inspiron 15n

    Luckily I got my two on the initial offering...one @ $349 (basicw/tax and shipping) and one @ $457 (pentium dual, wled and 6 cell battery). I'm not so sure they are such a great buy now.

    Now...if...
  4. Thread: Inspiron 15n

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    [ubuntu] Re: Inspiron 15n

    Just go to the main Dell page and select Home and office on the left, then on the next page (also on the left) select open source PCs. This will take you to the Ubuntu page. Direct link:...
  5. Thread: Inspiron 15n

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    [ubuntu] Re: Inspiron 15n

    http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
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    [ubuntu] Re: installing with windows on already

    do a defrag on your NTFS partition and then use the guided partitioner on the live cd to create your required partition for Ubuntu.
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    Poll: Re: Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Nice Informative post danielrmn.....Personally, the vast majority of printers I have tried in Ubuntu since 7.04 have worked great! :P
  8. Thread: Inspiron 15n

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    [ubuntu] Re: Inspiron 15n

    Agreed..I have a friend at Lenovo that assures me that 80% + of refurb units are totally new...the inventory is N.O.S. (New Old Stock) units that have been sitting in the supply chain (mostly at...
  9. Thread: Inspiron 15n

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    [ubuntu] Re: Inspiron 15n

    Benny has been my avatar for a couple of years now.....He was a master. RIP Benny [-o<. My favorite is Professor Peach in the Italian Job....the last of the great vaudeville masters. \\:D/
  10. Thread: Inspiron 15n

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    [ubuntu] Re: Inspiron 15n

    Glad I bought my 15Ns when I did....Both were gifts for my college and Army bound kids....Sigh....never thought I would be pining for another one for me.

    Still... www.TigerDirect.com is a good...
  11. Thread: Inspiron 15n

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    [ubuntu] Re: Inspiron 15n

    Mine did the same thing....Estimated Shipping Date was Revised from July 3 to the 14th and then re-revised to the 24th...I received it on the 2nd and was advised by email that it was shipped on the...
  12. Thread: Installation

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    [ubuntu] Re: Installation

    You might start by looking here: https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu/serverguide/C/index.html
  13. Thread: using swiftfox

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    [ubuntu] Re: using swiftfox

    From wikipedia:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    Seeing that you have had a successful trial, I think it is worth the attempt to run the screens and graphics changes. Worst case scenario, you can re-enable the backup xorg.conf.
  15. Thread: amsn

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    [ubuntu] Re: amsn

    Look in Applications>Add/Remove when installed it will be in Applications>Internet
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    [ubuntu] Re: how do I view an xps file?

    Yea...or install Microsoft Office using Wine or Crossover Linux...I had to do it myself to work from home :(
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    I use sabayon frequently and their implementation of drivers is pretty slick. I hope that 8.10 will solve the issues with the kernel errors and allow for proper loading of the video drivers.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    Well these old eyes don't see any glaring errors there. If it were me, I'd go ahead and do a clean install of 8.10 considering the acpi error seems to be fixed in the newer kernel. With the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    Another thought......I never asked this...Have you fully updated this machine? There have been 3 or 4 kernel updates since release.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    I definitely believe we have a kernel bug at work here. I recommend that you try the 8.10 live cd and try to replicate the acpi error on your hardware. In any event you will need to file a bug...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    Your Compaq Machine is most likely has the same MOBO as the poster from the it.ubuntu forum linked above using 8.04. It doesn't look like he has an answer either, considering we tried the noacpi...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    After doing some research I found this page outlining an issue similar to yours...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    Darnit.. :(

    Let's approach this from a different angle...in the terminal:


    lspci
    and

    glxinfo
    Paste the results back here.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    try this again...in the terminal:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    or boot into recovery mode and use the xfix option
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display adapter and screen resolution

    No the tab issue won't make any difference...your xorg.conf looks ok so far. I can't help but wondering if the underlying acpi issue (the error you see when reconfiguring) is causing havoc...
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