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  1. Re: Is Google remote desktop able to access linux machines now?

    I was just trying out google remote desktop last night. It works great to access my Windows pc from either my Android tablet or my Ubuntu pc, but I was unable to use it to access my Ubuntu pc from...
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    Re: Canonical: where's the 14.04 hype?

    It's disappointing for sure. I remember when Ubuntu was featured front and center on ubuntu.com.

    These days (and it's been this way for a few years now) you have to basically know what you're...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Youtube videos don't play

    Woops. Didn't even see that the OP was using Lubuntu. Fixed.

    Thanks.
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    [lubuntu] Re: youtube videos don't play, please help!

    Open up a terminal and type the following



    sudo apt-get install lubuntu-restricted-extras
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Have 4 drives and want to partition 4th for Ubuntu and Swap space, but can't crea

    Create an extended partition on the 1TB drive and place your partition for Ubuntu within that along with your swap partition.
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    [SOLVED] Re: do I create an extended partition?

    You should probably just use gedit to edit the fstab file. Nano can be a little daunting if you've never used it. I think that will fix most of your problems.



    gksu gedit /etc/fstab
  7. Re: Is DOTA2 or Dungeon Defenders a Co-Op game?

    Dungeon Defenders is a co-op game. It's a tower defense type game. You and a friend are able to play on the same map at the same time and are both able to place defences and fight the bad guys and...
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    Re: Game like WoW?

    How about Nethack (or one of the other roguelikes)?

    Find more information at nethack.org. I think they also have tilesets and all that stuff too so you can get some fancy schmancy graphics.
    ...
  9. Thread: Netflix

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    Re: Netflix

    This is exactly the reason that we don't have Netflix on Linux. It has nothing to do with any technical hurdles or anything of the sort. The only reason is that there are no good commercially...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: a question about Vidalia-tor and firefox

    The Tor addon for Firefox does exactly that, along with changing some other settings and disallowing certain plugins.

    I use chrome for my general browsing and firefox when I want to use tor. I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: trying Ubuntu...

    I'm pretty sure when you install Ubuntu that it has an option to "install alongside your existing windows installation" or something to that effect. I believe it just resizes your windows partition...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Greasemonkey for Chromium on ubuntu?

    This.

    Chromium is able to install and use all of the scripts that I typically use with greasemonkey without modification. Just search for and install the greasemonkey scripts as you normally...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tons of screen tears.

    I think you should use the drivers that the hardware manager in Ubuntu gives you but you may wish to ignore me and go ahead and install the latest ones.

    In that case, you will need to right click...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tons of screen tears.

    Go into the Catalyst control center and enable the tear free desktop. Then install the compiz settings manager and disable sync to v-blank.

    That's how I got my computer working smoothly. Hope...
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    [ubuntu] Re: trying Ubuntu...

    Grub is the bootloader used by Ubuntu to allow you to select which operating system you'd like to load when you start up your computer.

    Wubi allows you to install Ubuntu from within Windows as...
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    [ubuntu] Re: trying Ubuntu...

    I'm assuming that you will be installing Ubuntu on its own partition and using Grub to dual boot and not using a Wubi installation.

    If that is the case, then yes you can dual boot for now and then...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Conky run at startup covers everything

    I found it. You have to create a script to start conky with a delay and then call that at startup instead of conky directly. See here:
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    [SOLVED] Re: Conky run at startup covers everything

    Hello. I'm having this same problem. I think I remember this happening to me like 3 or 4 years ago but I looked back through my posts and I couldn't find it. I think the solution involved somehow...
  19. Thread: Conversion?

    by jeremy1138
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    [ubuntu] Re: Conversion?

    I'm not sure exactly what you're referring to with running silverlight on a usb drive...

    The reason Netflix doesn't work on Linux is a problem with DRM. While there is an open source version of...
  20. Thread: Conversion?

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    [ubuntu] Re: Conversion?

    Ubuntu is an amazing operating system but, just like anything else, it has its drawbacks. For me, the major problems are Netflix streaming and gaming. I use a dual boot configuration and I just...
  21. Thread: Conversion?

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    [ubuntu] Re: Conversion?

    Netflix does not work on Linux. The only workaround that I know of (and it's not a good one at all) is to run windows in a virtual machine and watch Netflix in that. I really hope Netflix stops...
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    [ubuntu] Re: chmod -R a+w access

    That will add write access to the specified locations along with all the files rooted in those locations for all users.

    To change them back, you need to remove write access for the group and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh dear, all gone after update...

    I went back and took a look at the original error message that you posted and I don't think that the boot order was the problem and it doesn't look like it has anything to do with your LAN...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Oh dear, all gone after update...

    You should see a prompt to access your computer's BIOS settings very shortly after you press the button to turn your computer on. I believe on my computer I have to press F2 or F10 to access the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: VI Help - Cursor Keys

    Is there a reason to use vi as your terminal based text editor of choice? I've tried to use it a couple times and it seems needlessly complicated, unintuitive and difficult to use.

    I much prefer...
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