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    [ubuntu] have I got a virus

    After booting up my 1 weeks hols I noticed it seemed slower than normal. When I click on a icon on the screen they dont work I have to right click and click open.My desktop picture has changed to...
  2. Thread: swap

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    [ubuntu] swap

    I have two problems. My swap file seems to be filling up When I booted up it was empty I have downloaded updates and its half full and not going down. It does this till it gets full then I have to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Swap not Swapping out

    Ok this sounds complicated I would like you to spell it out for me please I have to put sudo first in the terminal window yes. I have 375mb ram No if I dont use Ktorrent my computer is Ok I think but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Swap not Swapping out

    Acording to yesterdays figures I had 385nb swap and 375mb ram. When I shut it down this morning I was using 844mb swap and 301mb ram It just semes to be building up the longer I use my computer. OK...
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    [ubuntu] Swap not Swapping out

    With youre help I thought increasing my swap file from 385mb to 895mb would solve the problem of my swap file showing full on my widget. I have left my computer running all night running Ktorrent...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Increase swap size

    Hi I eventually created 800mb of swap But I have just booted up again and my swap according to my widget is only 384mb as before. Is my extra swap there or do I have to create it every time???
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    [ubuntu] Re: Increase swap size

    Thanks I changed the sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/extra-swap bs=1M count=1024 from 1024 to 500 and I hope I have saved it OK THANKYOU FOR ALL YOURE HELP
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    [ubuntu] Re: Increase swap size

    OK THANKS for that I did everything you said it went well actually to well i created 1.4gig I backed it up rebooted but my widget is now saying I only have 385 mb Is it there when I need it or did I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Increase swap size

    Hi I followed the tutorial and at the first comand dd if=/dev/zero of=/extra-swap bs=1M count=1024 I got permision denied So I couldnt do anything else Thanks for the tip anyway
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    [ubuntu] Re: Increase swap size

    I did this and tried sudo apt-get install swapd and it says you already have the latest version ???
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    [ubuntu] Re: Increase swap size

    Did what you said it gave me from 384 to 386 mb I was hoping to get more. Please bare in mind I am new to this so an idiots guide would be helpfull Thanks
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    [ubuntu] Increase swap size

    I have a very old computer with Pentium 111 375 mb ram and 385 mb swap. I am downloading and my swap is to the limit is it possible to increase the size till I can get things sorted Or any other...
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    [ubuntu] Firefox tabs

    I have ubuntu 8.04 with firefox3 beata 5 I have a page open with a tab When I click on bookmarks and then on another page it takes the origional page away and opens the new one I want to keep my...
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    [ubuntu] usb 4.1 gig mem stick

    I have been using my memory stick to transfer data from one computer to my windows xp computer but my ubuntu doesnt recognise it any more. I have tried mounting in in the window option but nothing....
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    [ubuntu] Keeping linux tiptop

    I am experimenting with ubuntu 8.04 on a very old machine I have 8gig hard drive, Pentium 111 Mem 375mb and 384 swap.I am VERY impressed with the speed and ubuntu in general. When I put win xp on...
  16. Thread: widgets

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    [ubuntu] widgets

    I have 8.04 and I am wondering if there is anything in the line of widgets. I thought there was but I cant find them I like to Know the speed of my processor and How much ram etc. And if possible how...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Reduce external hard drive

    If it is necessary to defrag before using Gparted can you defrag in Ubuntu I put my hard drive back in my Win xp machine. I am not sure weather defrag helped or not because I defraged then I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: dvd burner

    Thats exactlly it. i want to put English and Spanish audios and subs and be able to pick which I want for example English audio and spanish subs. It must be possible cos I have All startrek The nect...
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    [ubuntu] dvd burner

    I am looking for a burner that will copy subtitles and different languages any ideas
    I have DVDs on my hard drive with subtitles and different languages. They are from my windows xp days I used to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Reduce external hard drive

    THANKS that worked great I can now access my usb disk and it is showing my ntfs files
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    [ubuntu] Re: Reduce external hard drive

    No I can't that is why I am trying to partition it My ubuntu 8.04 says it canot access NFTS files
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    [ubuntu] Re: Reduce external hard drive

    No I didnt I will put it back in my xp computer and defrag see if that works thanks
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    [ubuntu] Reduce external hard drive

    I have a external hard drive with NFTS files on from my windows xp I am trying to reduce the size to make room for my Linux files but gparted hits an error
    GParted 0.3.5

    Libparted 1.7.1

    Move...
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    [ubuntu] External hard drive

    I have an external U>S<B hard drive 200gb On it I have 15gb of things I would like to keep But they are for my Windows xp ie NFTS files. My Ubuntu 8.04 is on my old computer by 10 years so is very...
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    [ubuntu] [SOLVED] How to run ARES

    I am runing Ubuntu 8.04 and would love to run ARES I realise I need to use an emulator like wine but when I used wine before it didnt seem very stable any other ideas ? If so please give me an idiots...
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