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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Trouble connecting wirelessly with my Sony. Dropping and taking forever

    I don't know how skilled you are with your router settings but you might try this...

    The first thing I would try is changing your router wireless settings to use wireless G only, and not wireless...
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    Re: What is your favourite Sci-Fi story?

    Asimov's Lije Bailey series; Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun, The Robots of Dawn, Robots & Empire
    The Door Into Summer by Heinlein
    I'm another big fan of the Honor Harrington series by David Weber...
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    [ubuntu] Re: In the market for a new laptop

    About 6 months ago I wanted to putz around with a Linux laptop & bought a refurb Thinkpad. It's been great & if I wanted another laptop that's the first thing I'd look at.

    Staples & Tiger Direct...
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    [other] Re: Linux-Like Terminal in Windows

    Ages ago (like back in the last century) there was a "unix toolkit" for ms-dos which could be found for download on many of the old bulletin boards. It contained some of the most commonly used unix...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Acer Aspire 5520

    Have a look at this thread or this one.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Dialup modem disconnect problem

    justamel:

    If you are in the US I'll send you an external hardware dialup modem at no cost. Just PM me if you're interested.
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    Re: Selling Computers with Ubuntu Pre-Installed?

    About a year ago I bought a Dell computer with Ubuntu installed instead of Windows. I think Dell still sells Ubuntu machines.
  8. Thread: Favourite beer

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    Re: Your favorite beer?

    My vote goes to West End (Draught or Export) from South Australia. "The West end of the day is the best end of the day".
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Monitors w/Laptop

    It all depends on the video drivers. My laptop has Nvidia video & using the proprietary driver available in Synaptic I had no trouble doing exactly what you describe.
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    [ubuntu] Re: USRobotics 5610 Modem - pppd error code 2

    Check for any other files in the /etc/ppp directory & inspect them for speeds. If no speed is mentioned, as in the files you've posted, that's ok. If they have a line with a speed other than 115200,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USRobotics 5610 Modem - pppd error code 2

    Check the files

    /etc/wvdial.conf

    /etc/ppp/peers/wvdial

    /etc/ppp/peers/wvdial-pipe

    and see that they all have the same speed setting. (just set them all to 115200). If one file has one...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Serial Communications with FTDI chip

    You might install cutecom & have a look at that. It's designed for this type of task, communication with a locally connected device. Minicom & other such programs are designed for communication with...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: wvdial error that dident exiest in 8.10 appeared in 9.04

    This line:


    should be two lines:

    Init2 = ATZ
    Init3 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
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    [ubuntu] Re: Is Ubuntu able to support Dial-up?

    This is not true and it is quite irresponsible to make such a statement here as some people may believe it.

    I use a dialup modem with Ubuntu 8.10 every day.

    There is a little more info in this...
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    [ubuntu] Re: missing piece of monitor

    I have one of those monitors & I needed to do nothing to set it up. After plugging the monitor in & booting up the display was set properly without making any changes to anything.

    What did your...
  16. Thread: 804 and modems

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    [ubuntu] Re: 804 and modems

    Not all USB modems are hardware modems.

    This one works perfectly in Ubuntu 8.04 or 8.10.

    This one works perfectly in Ubuntu 8.10, but it is too new for 8.04. Yes, I know that the manufacturer...
  17. Thread: 804 and modems

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    [ubuntu] Re: 804 and modems

    What type of modem?

    I have a friend who scrounges up old dial-up modems & brings them to me. I have 7 USR 56k modems of different vintages & types: serial (RS232), USB, & internal, another USB...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Is Ubuntu's default resolution 1024x768?

    Your problem may be that Ubuntu simply doesn't know what resolution your television supports.

    Most modern computer monitors have a function called EDID which allows the operating system to "ask"...
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    [xubuntu] Re: 56k modem install help

    For the dial command, try

    gksu wvdial

    or, in a terminal the command would be

    sudo wvdial
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    [ubuntu] Re: dial up problems

    In /etc/wvdial.conf edit the lines with phone number, username, etc, removing the semicolons at the start of those lines.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't connect dialup (ppp error)

    OK, remove the "Stupid Mode" line, since it didn't work.

    The first login sequence you posted shows a successful login. The problem is that the ISP doesn't start PPP and wvdial cannot figure out...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ethernet Controller as modem?

    If you are meaning connecting the telephone line to the ethernet card, no that won't work.

    A dialup modem has circuitry, called the Data Access Arrangement (DAA), which allows connecting directly...
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    [all variants] Re: How much does lynx download compared to FF?

    Try it before you buy it. Just turn off images in Firefox & see how you like it.
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    [all variants] Re: Cluster Computers?

    These folks can tell you all about it.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't connect dialup (ppp error)

    This is a very unusual login sequence. You might try adding the line:

    Stupid Mode = 1

    to your /etc/wvdial.conf file. This command will start ppp immediately upon connection & do the login...
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