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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Searching MiniPC, Fanless with ubuntu/or whitout OS...

    Check out the Asus Aspire Revo.
    Ubuntu user Alan Pope has used it to build a custom HTPC solution, so it should be capable of handling most basic tasks.
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    Re: 3D Architectual Rendering

    Perhaps Google Sketchup under Wine?
  3. Thread: Gimp Help

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    [ubuntu] Re: Gimp Help

    Look into the chmod command, which can be used recursivley on directories.
    Linux permissions are certainly more secure than Windows, but can hamstring users a bit when compared to the carte blanche...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do i OCR my pdf?

    Look at this article from Groklaw:

    http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20061210115516438

    It discusses the use of Tesseract for a similar purpose. I believe Google uses Tesseract for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do i OCR my pdf?

    Is your PDF a scan or was it created digitally (saved as a PDF out of OO Writer, for example)? If it was created digitally you may be able to simply highlight, copy and paste the text directly out of...
  6. Poll: Re: HOWTO: Ubuntu All Brother Printer & Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    Had some problems getting my DCP-7020 to print under 64-Bit Intrepid. Had to create some symbolic links as described by the FAQ:


    The reference directories for 32 bit applications have changed...
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    [all variants] Re: Buffer I/O Error | EXT3-FS Error

    Interesting spiderbatdad. I'm running BIOS 3.23, which is the latest version according to Lenovo.

    Your comment about using the wrong wireless adapter has piqued my interest. There was some...
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    [all variants] Re: Buffer I/O Error | EXT3-FS Error

    Thanks carboo907. Took your advice, burned the ISO for Samsung's HUTIL to CD and ran the self-diagnostic test twice (an hour for each run :-(). Looks like all is clear on the hard drive front....
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    [all variants] Re: Buffer I/O Error | EXT3-FS Error

    Thanks spiderbatdad. It's a T42 1.7 Centrino with 1GB RAM, ATI 9700 Mobility video card and an 80GB hard drive.
    The strange thing about it is the computer locks up in Ubuntu and BSODs in XP and...
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    [all variants] Re: Buffer I/O Error | EXT3-FS Error

    Hate to do it, but... bump...
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    [all variants] Buffer I/O Error | EXT3-FS Error

    Can anyone help me decipher the output on the attached "screenshot?"

    My Thinkpad has been locking up on me with both XP and Ubuntu 8.04 installed. I'll be able to work for a bit on Ubuntu and then...
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    [all variants] Re: "Shared Documents" Equivalent

    Yes, in bad taste I'm responding to myself ;-)
    Quick question -- how reliable is the NTFS driver? Would using a second internal hard drive formatted as NTFS be a ridiculously circuitous yet...
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    [ubuntu] Re: batch files in linux?

    I believe you're looking for something like BASH scripting. You may want to check out this guide.
    I think any scripting language will work, however, so you may want to look into Python as well. You...
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    [all variants] Re: "Shared Documents" Equivalent

    Thanks for the quick response ModelM. The "problem" seems to boil down to permissions. Sharing files and directories seems to be easy enough. Easily modifying the permissions and having them remain...
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    [all variants] "Shared Documents" Equivalent

    The one thing that's keeping me from switching completely to Linux is my ability to easily share files and directories among users of a single machine.
    I'm looking for something similar to "Shared...
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    Re: Website for a friend?

    Keep in mind that form should meet function. In other words, what do the U.S. civil rights movement and "Web 2.0" have in common. I'd argue nothing and push you towards a more conservative design....
  17. [all variants] Best Way to Share Files Among Users on a Single Machine

    What's the best way to share files between two user accounts on a single machine? My machine has two users -- my wife and I. I'd like to make certain directories within my home directory available to...
  18. Poll: Re: HOWTO: Gutsy 7.10 All Brother Printer Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    Hardy Update

    Just installed Hardy. I have a DCP-7020 that worked well under Gutsy using this guide.
    Working from a fresh install, I had the same experience as avtolle.
    Creating the directory...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Portable MP3 Player for Ubuntu?

    Pehaps the Cowon iAudio7 would fit the bill. It supports open formats out of the box and functions as a mass storage device. 16GB flash device for under $200.
    ...
  20. Re: April 2008 Desktops (Safe for work ONLY) - Please include theme details.

    Just logged out of the forums and pasted the URL for one of the screen shots uploaded to the forums in this thread. The image showed up for me. Maybe things have changed since your arrival.
    Even if...
  21. Re: April 2008 Desktops (Safe for work ONLY) - Please include theme details.

    Why external hosting for these screen shots? Directing viewers to hosts such as Imageshack and XS is quite ineffecient, no? Why not just upload them here to the Ubuntu servers? I've asked this before...
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    Re: Linux friendly music store arrives!!!

    Back to the topic at hand...
    The prices are a little steep for those of us in the States. But it's good to see more competition out there.
  23. Poll: Re: HOWTO: Gutsy 7.10 All Brother Printer Scanner Driver Installation for Newbies!

    Great work! I have a DCP-7020 and had been trying to follow the instructions on Brother's web site with little luck. Your well-written HOWTO did the trick and I'm up and running with what appears to...
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    Re: Rethink Ubuntu's "music management"

    That functionality is already there.

    "Browse, preview, and download albums from Magnatune and Jamendo"

    http://www.gnome.org/projects/rhythmbox/
  25. Re: Plumiferos, "A 3D animation feature film made with open source software"

    I'd have to disagree here. File formats are much more important to me than applications (although it's often hard to separate the two concepts). The file format is what holds the data/information and...
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