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  1. Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    Does that also block the ads the Firefox itself puts up?
  2. Re: So something strange just happened to me...

    Which version of Firefox? I am still using 23 but was about to consider installing 37. But if I'm going to get ads...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bluetooth can't see other devices

    More info:

    My machine cannot see a Mac Mini running OS X 10.9.2 (nor vice versa).

    When I go to the Bluetooth icon and select "Setup New Device...", Device Search just goes on for ever not...
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    [ubuntu] Bluetooth can't see other devices

    Tried Bluetooth for the first time (on machine described in signature). It's On and Visible but can't find by scanning a couple of Samsung phones that have it On and Discoverable.

    And they can't...
  5. Problem with Nautilus 3.4.2 trying to drag a folder from remote machine to my desktop

    Problem with Nautilus 3.4.2 trying to drag a folder from a remote machine to my desktop using Ubuntu 12.04.

    The folder "images" contains 10 jpg files and a folder "icons". "icons" contains 12...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nautilus is very slow

    I was using Ubuntu 9.10 on a Gateway laptop. Then I installed 12.04 on a Toshiba Satellite.

    I noticed that nautilus under 12.04 was much slower at opening directories, for example 5-7 seconds for...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Touchpad settings resetting after reboot

    Out of curiosity, which version of Ubuntu are you using? On mine (see below) that settings dialogue box has no way of disabling it.
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Suddenly can't add launchers to gnome top panel with ALT-right-click

    Well, I've re-installed Ubuntu again and this time I have installed gnome-panel instead of gnome-shell or gnome-fallback.

    Now
    SUPER-ALT-rightclick works
    ALT-rightclick works
    CTRL-ALT-rightclick...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Wireless printer keeps 'disappearing'

    Does the WiFi connection work better if the cabled connection is removed? Just a thought.

    I have a laptop running 12.04 and an Epson Stylus SX420W printer, connected by WiFi, works fine, there is...
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    Re: Default partitioning

    Well, upgrades have been a disaster for me too. So I always change Ubuntu version by re-installing.

    I now keep /home on a separate partition from / and re-install by selecting "other..." at...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Software Centre repairs package catalogue but deletes Skype

    I have finally got Skype working again. See my post at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2208261&page=2&p=12946625#post12946625

    In fact, I found it impossible to find Skype through USC,...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Can't install Wine on a reasonably fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.3 amd64

    Thanks, but I have finally managed to solve it a different way - see my post at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2208261&page=2&p=12946625#post12946625
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to install Wine and Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit?

    Yes, at last. I backed up my home directory, ran the live DVD, deleted all . files/folders in ~ except the ones I needed:

    .gtk-bookmarks
    .mozilla/
    .thunderbird/
    .themes/
    and re-installed...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: How to re-install Ubuntu when you have separate / and /home partitions

    I took the plunge, backed up my home directory, ran the live DVD, deleted all . files/folders in ~ except the ones I needed:
    .gtk-bookmarks
    .mozilla/
    .thunderbird/
    .themes/
    and re-installed...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to install Wine and Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit?

    Well, I tried a re-install. I tried Wine as the first thing and it installed.

    Then I tried Skype. Even with the "Canonical Partners" box ticked, Ubuntu Software Centre couldn't find Skype (see...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: How to re-install Ubuntu when you have separate / and /home partitions

    Thanks. This thread is getting quite close to being finished, unless anyone else wants to make a comment?
  17. [SOLVED] Re: How to re-install Ubuntu when you have separate / and /home partitions

    So if I selected /dev/sda4 as ext4, no format and mount as /home, the Ubuntu installer would not write to it at all?
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to install Wine and Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit?

    Yes, I did that. I chose the option "Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch)".
    That gave me a file called "skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.13-1_i386.deb"
    I installed that by right-clicking on the file and chosing the...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to install Wine and Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit?

    Thanks for the info. Do you remember whether it was a 64 bit machine?


    I think you are right, although in my case this was a first install of Ubuntu on the machine and I tried to install Skype...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to install Wine and Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit?

    Details on this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2203319
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to install Wine and Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit?

    I can't install Wine and I can't keep Skype installed, although both are supposed to be available. See
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2203319 and...
  22. [ubuntu] Is it possible to install Wine and Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit?

    I've been trying since January 6th without success, so it has been suggested to me that I should ask whether anyone has actually succeeded in installing them in that environment.

    Anyone had any...
  23. [SOLVED] Can't install Wine on a reasonably fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.3 amd64

    These are the actions I took before trying to install Wine:


    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
    sudo apt-get remove...
  24. [SOLVED] How to re-install Ubuntu when you have separate / and /home partitions

    I installed the amd64 version of Ubuntu 12.04.3 a new Toshiba laptop (that had Windows on it). This instalation formatted and used the whole of the hard disk.

    After various problems, I needed to...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Software Centre repairs package catalogue but deletes Skype

    That didn't either. In the end I went with
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback


    That seems to work fine.
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