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    [ubuntu] Re: Floppy drive support in 12.04?

    Good man, vanadium! It works!

    Having determined that the drive corresponds to the device file /dev/sdb on my system,
    I cd'd to /dev and issued the terminal command

    sudo /sbin/MAKEDEV -v sdb
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Floppy drive support in 12.04?

    Am I right in thinking that in order to access a device, I've
    got to have a device handle in the file system? The way I read what
    mtools is up to is that it when I command
    mdir A:
    it looks at...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Floppy drive support in 12.04?

    Thanks, Dennis N.
    3.5 in floppies, indeed.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Floppy drive support in 12.04?

    Many thanks for this info. I had a look at mtools. Tried
    mdir a:
    It said
    Can't open /dev/fd0. No such file or directory.
    Can't initialize A:

    How should I proceed?
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    [ubuntu] Floppy drive support in 12.04?

    Did the developers of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS decide not to provide any support for floppy drives?

    (I've spent half a day looking for help on the forums, and tried lots of suggestions
    including from ...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    Dear numbcoffee,
    Hope you don't mind me hitching a ride on this train of yours!
    Your question was exactly the same as my problem,
    except this system is 32-bit, so the printer driver went in
    very...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    Wonderful! Mine is 32-bit, and this worked straight off.
    Many thanks.
    So I can print. Now to check this xsane thing...
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    [SOLVED] Re: xv zgv xzgv and gimp

    I like xv, and have been using it for over 20 years. It's shareware, written by a John Bradley, and allows easy browsing and editing of images.
    Someone just sent me a .deb installation file for...
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    [SOLVED] xv zgv xzgv and gimp

    For over a month now I've been doing almost all my work on this old laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and by and large it's been fine. Yesterday, I had to modify an image for a book cover. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security concern

    Thanks. I edited /etc/default/apport to disable it.
    I had the same issue with this popup. It started after I tried a suggestion I'd read about an issue when using zgv. The guy suggested entering...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Octave latest version

    Very good. Many thanks for this, mpnkeybrain.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Octave latest version

    Thanks for giving the link. I thought there would be some other way to cross-reference,
    but this is the obvious way.
    I apologise for splitting the topic across several threads. I did it because...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Octave latest version

    I posted the question elsewhere on the Forum and got an answer, so I'm marking it solved.
    I installed the PPA and it seems fine.
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    Re: Help Installing Octave

    I'm just a beginner, but this seems to be what you want:

    http://embeddedprogrammer.blogspot.ie/2012/06/ubuntu-tip-02-octave-361-in-ubuntu-1204.html

    I'm just trying it out now, having been...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can I trust embeddedprogrammer?

    Thanks, danielbauwens.
    I'll try it.
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    [SOLVED] Can I trust embeddedprogrammer?

    My question is whether I can trust this source:

    http://embeddedprogrammer.blogspot.ie/2012/06/ubuntu-tip-02-octave-361-in-ubuntu-1204.html

    This appears to provide a solution to a problem
    I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: everything freezes

    [QUOTE=OldNovice;12308494]Dear Critin,
    OK, I'm going to mark this solved.
    Many many thanks for your help.

    Summary:
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    The system continued to freeze sporadically, but so far
    has not with...
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    [SOLVED] Re: everything freezes

    Dear Critin,
    OK, I'm going to mark this solved.
    Many many thanks for your help.

    Summary:
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    The system continued to freeze sporadically, but so far
    has not with the lock and power settings...
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    [SOLVED] Re: everything freezes

    Thanks. I appreciate your advice. I don't know what Xubuntu is.
    I have just decommissioned my wife's old Vista machine (thank heaven),
    and was thinking of adding it to the domestic setup, using...
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    [SOLVED] Re: everything freezes

    Dear critin,
    Thanks again.

    If it wanted your password, it would have shown a box asking for it. Did it?
    --No.
    --Next time it froze, I tried typing the password, with out result, so we can...
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    [SOLVED] Re: everything freezes

    [QUOTE=critin;12306717]I didn't mean you to leave the system monitor running. I meant to open the system monitor/task manager ( I don't remember what it is called in your system at the moment, I'm...
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    [SOLVED] Re: everything freezes

    I've turned off all forms of lock/suspend,
    and left a system monitor running. Now I'm going to close the browser
    and leave it alone for a while, to see.
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    [SOLVED] Re: everything freezes

    Dear critin,
    Many thanks for these suggestions, and for those in your other message:

    When you leave the computer, close all programs, browser, etc. Leave only the desktop. It may be eating up...
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    [SOLVED] Re: everything freezes

    I've just installed all the upgrades available, in case
    that might correct this.
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    [SOLVED] Re: everything freezes

    Thanks for helping.
    OK, it still freezes without the mouse, and the only
    way to recover control is to kill it with the power button.

    It froze when I left it idle long enough to prepare and put...
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