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  1. Re: Slow Bootup (Toshiba NB305) Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook

    It has to be something weird with interrupts. If you watch the hard drive light, it generally stays off. If you press a key, it will blink. If you hold a key (like shift, to be safe), the hard...
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    [gnome] Gnome / OpenOffice Lock-up

    Thoroughly repeatably, OpenOffice locks up on me when scrolling inside documents. Here's the breakdown:

    * Only happens when actively in the process of scrolling
    * Doesn't matter if you use...
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    [all variants] Re: External monitor with fglrx

    Yes, Display Settings is working pretty well these days. My only annoyance is that it doesn't remember screen placement. At work, I run the laptop display and an external display where the bottom...
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    [all variants] Ideas for Java ORM?

    I'm a veteran programmer looking to get into Java for various reasons beyond my control. For my first non-hello-world app, I'm looking to do a glorified DB front-end (probably with both a web and a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: only 2 choices of resolution

    I've managed to stay away from SiS for the last few years, so I don't have any direct advice. A quick search gave me the following:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=958967...
  6. Re: Learning web development...Kompozer or Quanta plus?

    Looks like a reasonable list. I would say the gem of the bunch is probably the AJAX/DHTML book. HTML and CSS are best to learn by example and trial and error. AJAX is a bit more obnoxious and...
  7. Re: Learning web development...Kompozer or Quanta plus?

    Personally, I use vi, but I'm pretty old school. It looks like you're living in KDE, so I would say Kate is probably your best bet. It has nice syntax highlighting and autoindent and such.

    As...
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    [SOLVED] Re: switching over to aptitude from apt-get

    As the OP is hinting at, aptitude remembers more stuff about what's been done. If you install a program with aptitude and said program has some dependencies that get installed along with it,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: wget to back up a blog

    Is this your blog that you're backing up? (e.g. do you have access to the shell of the machine the blog runs on?)
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    [all variants] Re: External monitor with fglrx

    This isn't going to be of much help, but: Yes, it's a common bug. My laptop screen does all kinds of neat things when switching between single/dual/external only.

    I've found that closing the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VM Start from command line

    Can you give us the error(s) from running these commands manually?
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    Re: Presentation background -- feedback please

    Personally, I like it --
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    [ubuntu] Re: only 2 choices of resolution

    What graphic card are we working with?


    lspci|grep -i vga
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    [all variants] Re: display services on command line

    'top' and 'ps waux' are the old-school way --
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    Re: Request for more information

    The accessibility and general web-dev plugins for FF are actually pretty good.

    Beyond that, unless you're willing to shell out ~$2,000 to IBM, you're pretty much down to Total Validator and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: wget to back up a blog

    Does the blog use standard HTTP Authentication for it's password? Most blog engines have custom, cookie-based session management, which does not place nice with tools like wget. That's not to say...
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    [ubuntu] Re: dpkg help please

    Can you show us the output of:


    dpkg -l|grep -i xfce
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    [SOLVED] Re: No free space on disk.

    /dev/sda5 16G 15G 0 100% /

    That shows that the partition is indeed pretty much full. If you haven't cleaned up after your updates, try:


    sudo apt-get autoclean

    That will dump all of the...
  19. Re: Learning web development...Kompozer or Quanta plus?

    You're looking at jumping into a huge world of information. My best advise (as a long-time web developer) is to get to know HTML and CSS by hand before you do anything else. No WYSIWYG tool, either...
  20. Thread: two questions

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    [other] Re: two questions

    All of your day-to-day progs will be compiled for 64-bit if that's the system you're running.

    From a practical point of view, however, you probably won't notice the difference unless you're...
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    [all variants] Re: Why do torrents download slowly?

    If they're doing their QoS based on port, then changing the port (which you can do from the settings of pretty much every bt app out there) could help. If they're doing packet inspection, there's...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Helppppppppp how to bring down a server.......

    You're probably not going to get any realistic answers here. People who know how tend not to give that information away for free -- especially without being sure as per how that information will be...
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    [all variants] Re: Why do torrents download slowly?

    If you're on a standard residential carrier, you're probably being throttled on their end. Most carriers see bittorrent traffic as a bad thing, so then tend to cut it down to allow for interactive...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Video card recomendations please

    A couple of things to try:

    run 'sudo module-assistant'

    Select 'UPDATE' to make sure the background stuff is up to date.

    Select 'PREPARE' to make sure your build environment is ready.
    ...
  25. Re: Weight scales which you can connect to your pc

    Google "usb scale" and you'll find more stuff than you'll ever want. Here is one such example:

    http://www.amazon.com/USB-Electronic-Postal-Shipping-Scale/dp/B000EREN4S
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