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  1. Re: Switching between Nvidia and Intel doesn't work

    Same for me. If we want this fixed we should all be clicking on "This affects me" on this bug reporting page:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-331/+bug/1276816
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  2. [SOLVED] Re: Sub-woofer dead with Ubuntu 13.10 on Dell 17R

    I tried it and it works! Here are my version of those steps (with a little more detail):

    In "Ubuntu Software Center" search for "alsa-tools-gui" and install it.

    Open Terminal and type...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Sub-woofer dead with Ubuntu 13.10 on Dell 17R

    UPDATE: The steps below do nothing for the problem. See my last post in this thread for the real solution.

    After googling around I see that it appears to be a common problem. Here is a web page...
  4. [SOLVED] Sub-woofer dead with Ubuntu 13.10 on Dell 17R

    The sound is shallow without the sub-woofer since only the tiny left & right speakers are working. There was a fix for 13.04 which made the sub-woofer work but that doesn't work with 13.10. That...
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    Re: Dell Alps touchpad driver

    Maybe you need to remove your old dkms module first:


    cd /var/lib/dkms/psmouse/
    rm -rf alps-dst-0.4

    This was the first step in these instructions which was the basis of mine. If that works...
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    Re: Dell Alps touchpad driver

    Here are the simplified instructions for the most recent Ubuntu versions. This has been tested on 13.04 and 13.10 and it works great.

    Download the driver (to the Downloads folder presumabley):...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Finding pictures by date

    In case anyone stumbles on this post looking for a solution, I found one. Shotwell Photo Manager has an Import function that creates a list by date of all your pictures. You must launch Shotwell as...
  8. Re: How to install drivers for nVidia and Intel HD GPUs on Ubuntu 13.04

    My system also contains the nVidia Geforce 650m and Intel HD 4000 GPUs but it is a Dell 17R SE (not Mac) and I had similar problems. I am not that motivated to find a solution because the standard...
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    [ubuntu] Finding pictures by date

    My Pictures folder was once easily searchable in Nautilus by simply clicking on the "Modified" header once (or twice for inverted order). I depended on this to know when major events happen, like...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: "Access denied" booting Windows after running Boot Repair

    This is the paste-in from Boot Repair that pretty much tells it all.

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5630490/
  11. [ubuntu] Re: "Access denied" booting Windows after running Boot Repair

    Thanks oldfred for those links. I finally got the good old grub menu (no hitting F12) and everything works. I can boot into Ubutnu or Windows with no muss, no fuss. The key was to launch into...
  12. [ubuntu] [SOLVED]: "Access denied" booting Windows after running Boot Repair

    I solved the initial problem and I can boot into Windows again. Boot Repair backed out of the screwed up boot configuration very nicely by running it again and selecting "Restore EFI backups" and...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: "Access denied" booting Windows after running Boot Repair

    My SSD drive is formatted as Ext4, but looking at the system profile I posted I see why you thought it was msdos. The USB drive which I used to boot Ubuntu with Boot Repair was included in the list,...
  14. [ubuntu] [SOLVED]"Access denied" booting Windows after running Boot Repair

    I have a new laptop (Dell 17R SE) with Windows 8 pre-installed. I sized down the NTFS partion down to make room for an ext4 partition for data and used the 32 GB SSD second drive to install Ubuntu...
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    Re: Middle mouse button config

    That fixed it. Thanks. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and there was no message, it just came up configured when I logged in. Thanks again, that was really causing me problems.
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    Middle mouse button config

    I have been having trouble with text appearing in documents that look like something I might have typed but otherwise randomly placed. After all this time I finally figured it out. Pressing the...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Suspend unreliable... Is there a fix? [12.10]

    I got here by way of a Google search for "phantom battery" but it turns out I may have information relevant to the suspend problem. First, thanks for the info about the second battery being in the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Virtualbox won't run in Ubuntu 12.10

    I finally found a fix. It was discussed in this link. To summarize, all I did was run these two line:

    sudo apt-get install dkms build-essential linux-headers-generic
    sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Virtualbox won't run in Ubuntu 12.10

    By hidden files I think he means the .virtualbox folder in your home directory when you select "Show Hidden Files" under the View menu. I tried deleting that and repeated the process of uninstalling...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Virtualbox won't run in Ubuntu 12.10

    I am having the exact same problem. VirtualBox 4.2.4 worked fine in 12.10 then stopped working after the Ubuntu software update, same error messages. I went the extra step of uninstalling 4.2.4 and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: A way to edit session menu

    Thanks for looking into that. I guess my saying "hard coded" was not an exaggeration! In a perfect world they would have recycled the "Main Menu" editor code to make that completely configurable...
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    [ubuntu] A way to edit session menu

    The "session menu" (right-most menu in Unity) has a Webcam menu item which I would like to direct to launch my favorite webcam software. How do you edit that menu? It is hard-wired to install...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Motorola S305 bluetooth headset

    Go to System->Preferences and open the Sound panel. Select the "Hardware" tab and click on "Motorola S305", then you will see the choices for in the Profile menu at the bottom. In the Profile menu...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Update Manager Software Sources? Recommended Additional Repositories?

    Under Maveric the APT line for "Independent provided by third party software developers" is:

    deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu maveric main

    Under Lucid I tried using the equivilent APT line:...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Update Manager Software Sources? Recommended Additional Repositories?

    Your screenshot show 3 software source checked:

    1. Conical Partners
    2. Independent
    3. Medibuntu

    My problem is that the middle item "Independent" does not appear in the list in 10.04. I think...
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