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    Testing A Used Laptop's Hardware

    I just bought a used laptop, and have 30 days to return it. I don't know much about hardware. Are there any programs/ways to test the hardware I should use? What do you check when you buy a used...
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    Used Laptop Security?

    I just bought a used laptop from a shop. I am of course going to be wiping Windows and installing Ubuntu, but I am wondering if I at that point I can trust the computer?

    Are there any additional...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Extra account 'dirmngr' appears on login screen (once)

    That is reassuring. Thanks alot for the help!
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Extra account 'dirmngr' appears on login screen (once)

    Thanks for the reply!
    I did not install dirmngr on its own -- I don't know if it somehow go installed with some other software, but on this comp I haven't installed too much other than stock ubuntu,...
  5. [ubuntu] Extra account 'dirmngr' appears on login screen (once)

    I was logging into a machine today, and in addition to the usual options (my account, remote login) there was a third option called dirmngr.
    I logged out and it was gone, and restarted the machine...
  6. [all variants] Re: Sync Ubuntu with smartphone without using Google serices? (or the cloud in genera

    Thanks for the reply :) Interesting, I've heard of that one before. However, doesn't it still send files over the internet? Isn't there a way of just syncing over usb?
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    [photography] Re: music making sofware recommendations?

    I haven't tried any yet, but have also heard good things about LMMS and ardour. If you have some extra harddrive space and don't mind setting up a VM, why not give Ubuntu Studio a spin? They describe...
  8. [all variants] Re: Sync Ubuntu with smartphone without using Google serices? (or the cloud in genera

    I actually meant to post this in the General Help forum. I apologize for accidentally posting it here. Can someone delete this duplicate thread? The new post is here. Sorry about that!
  9. [all variants] Sync Ubuntu with smartphone without using Google serices? (or the cloud in general)

    Is there anyway to sync a smartphone with ubuntu without using google services or ubuntu one (or any other cloud service)?

    Coming from using mainly Apple (but not iCloud), I am used to plugging ...
  10. [all variants] Sync Ubuntu with smartphone without using Google serices? (or the cloud in general)

    Is there anyway to sync a smartphone with ubuntu without using google services or ubuntu one (or any other cloud service)?

    Coming from using mainly Apple (but not iCloud), I am used to plugging in...
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    [all variants] Re: Basic Themes Info?

    Is there any way to know that it's virus free? Being a noob, I have stuck to the official repos since they are supposedly checked and safe.
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    [all variants] Re: Basic Themes Info?

    That's unfortunate it died, some of the nicest themes I seem to find are emerald.

    This might be a silly question, but I'm a bit of a noob and tend to stick to the official repositories. I've found...
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    [all variants] Re: Basic Themes Info?

    Thanks for the reply! I see, so gtk3 themes can work as well... I will give that a try.

    Also, I installed qt4-qtconfig to try to fix my window-decoration-lacking qt apps issue. It lets me manually...
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    [all variants] Re: Basic Themes Info?

    Ok, I think I'm starting to understand how the different themes interact (and I've run into a problem).

    :KSWhat I think I've learned:
    Gtk2 themes affect the window panels in Lubuntu and can be...
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    [all variants] Re: Basic Themes Info?

    I'm going to play around with a few themes and see what I can get working and report back. Perhaps I'm not really framing my question clearly.
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    [all variants] Re: Basic Themes Info?

    Very interesting sites, thanks. Hmmm, there don't seem to be "LXDE themes" there, only GTK1, GTK2, and XFCE themes.

    I've taken a look at the themes section of http://opendesktop.org/?xsection=art,...
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    [all variants] Re: Basic Themes Info?

    Thanks for the reply. I know a little about themes, but think I have confused myself :P
    That does look like an interesting distro, and I may give it a try. I'm still confused about how the themes...
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    [all variants] Re: Basic Themes Info?

    Thank you for the quick reply! I'm actually running Lubuntu as I mentioned, but I was wondering if there were general Linux theme-related info people could link me to, as it seems like multiple kinds...
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    [all variants] Basic Themes Info?

    I have never applied custom themes to my linux box, but am very interested in doing so. For someone just approaching it, it seems a bit daunting, because there are so many kinds of themes. I...
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    [lubuntu] Re: PC 64bit vs Mac 64bit on Mac in VM

    Thanks for the reply. I think you're right that the PC version will probably work best for virtualization, so I'll go with that right now. In case I might install it on my actual machine, does anyone...
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    [lubuntu] PC 64bit vs Mac 64bit on Mac in VM

    What is the difference between lubuntu's standard PC 64bit version and the Mac 64bit version? I'm going to be running it in a VM on my mac, so either will probably work, but I was wondering what the...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Kubuntu vs Ubuntu + KDE Packages

    Fair :) I'll give ubuntu + the kde packages a try since I know I want both sets of programs anyways. Just wanted to check first if there were any noticeable stability issues, etc. in doing so. Thanks...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Kubuntu vs Ubuntu + KDE Packages

    Thanks! That is definitely what I was looking for! Is it fair to say the packages will be the same, or do you know if kubuntu configures them differently?
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    [kubuntu] Re: Kubuntu vs Ubuntu + KDE Packages

    Thanks for the link! I actually came across it in my research. Though, I actually want the programs from unity/gnome and kde to try both.

    The one thing I can't seem to determine is what the...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Kubuntu vs Ubuntu + KDE Packages

    Thanks for the quick reply! I don't think I was clear enough with my original question. I'm planning on using the KDE environment either way, and was wondering what the differences exist in going...
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