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    Wireless on Lenovo Yoga 2

    I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Lenovo Yoga 2, and the internet is super wonky. When I first set the machine up, I was having trouble connecting at all. A friend helped me troubleshoot that (I need...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VirtualBox, Vista, Thinkpad x301 (help?)

    Well shoot. This sounds like an answer, and not the answer I was looking for.
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    [ubuntu] VirtualBox, Vista, Thinkpad x301 (help?)

    Okay, here's the deal.

    I got my new Thinkpad and promptly installed Ubuntu over the original OS (Windows Vista). I did keep my rescue partition, but I never made disks.

    I'm now discovering that...
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    [gnome] Store Panels for Dual Display?

    I have an external monitor that I use with my laptop most of the time. Sometimes, I take my laptop places and leave the monitor behind. (Crazy! I know!)

    When I have both monitors, I want my...
  5. [ubuntu] Multi display and desktop background

    Well dang. It seems like it ought to be possible. Anyone?
  6. [ubuntu] Re: How do I troubleshoot monitor/display issues?

    The system bios should address the built in monitor, but this is an external monitor.
  7. [ubuntu] How do I troublshoot monitor/display issues?

    I got myself a new (second hand) monitor, a dell 1907FP that I'd like to start using as an external monitor with my Thinkpad.

    The display options when I "just plug it in" aren't adequate, and I...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Any way to temporarily ban yourself from a website?

    Me three. I'm actually reading some support pages about editing "hosts.deny" which seems like a completely bassackwards approach, except that I have no idea how I'd port SelfControl to Ubuntu.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't mount cryptswap

    One source of frustration in all this is that I can't find anything in my error logs that might be a record of the problem.
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    [gnome] Re: an application needs your passphrase

    FWIW this doesn't seem to be happening in Karmic.
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    [ubuntu] Can't mount cryptswap

    I will confess that I don't fully recall what I did when I set this all up, but I was given an option to encrypt my home directory, and I took it.

    Lately, I've started seeing an occasional error...
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    [gnome] Failed to contact configuration server;

    I'm having a whole string of weirdness this morning. First, my system clock was inexplicably reporting the time as 1:50 PM (at 8:50 AM). Then, when I launched Firefox I got this:



    And now I'm...
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    [ubuntu] zip caches!

    I just moments ago tried to open an html file that was in a still compressed ".zip" file. The URL?

    file:///home/amanda/.cache/.fr-O74gM6/...

    So I'm guessing they're leftover from trying to...
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    [gnome] Re: Favorite Keyboard?

    I actually do like the keyboard on my Thinkpad, but since is also my whole entire and only workstation, I really want an external k/v/m so I don't get carpal tunnel.
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    [gnome] Favorite Keyboard?

    I'm paralyzed by the wealth of options out there. I need an external keyboard, USB, for my Thinkpad. I don't like the Mac key arrangement (I'd rather just have a Fn key and an Alt key) but could live...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Totem Crashes Without Explanation

    Sigh... how that sentence stayed unfinished I do not know.

    VLC will play the DVD but it is incredibly choppy.
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    [ubuntu] Totem Crashes Without Explanation

    I've followed the DVD installation instructions and I'm still getting simple crashes in Totem. All I see in /var/log/messages now is:


    Dec 13 19:41:12 luna kernel: [ 3632.679027] __ratelimit: 56...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Partition Cleanup

    The space won't be an issue for a long time, but it was (is) making me kind of nuts to have such a scattered setup.

    The thing I realized I needed to do was to remove the ntfs partion at /dev/sda2...
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    [ubuntu] Partition Cleanup

    Soooo: I got a new laptop. I know I'm going to need to use the proprietary OS that came with it so I thought I'd dual boot. I'll skip the shaggy dog story and cut to the chase which is that I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What are these ".fr-*" directories?

    Rapidshare? Nope.

    And sadly, I came into possession of a new computer shortly before an upgrade borked the laptop where these puppies lived. So I might never know.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Beginner Partitioning Question

    You don't really need partitions for home use, no. However, as someone who subscribes to a lot of podcasts and recently got burned by a drive that filled up with them, I think putting your /home/...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What are these ".fr-*" directories?

    They're all from late September. 9/23 and 9/16. So weird. I did have some major crashing around then (my drive filled up--foiled by podcasts) but I'd really like to know where they came from!

    -A
  23. Thread: /boot too small

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    [ubuntu] Re: /boot too small

    I'm in the same boot boat. I don't have enough space and I'm anxious about what is essential and what is non-essential. I have 9 versions in there.
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    [ubuntu] What are these ".fr-*" directories?

    I have three hidden directories in my own home directory, each named something like ".fr-*"

    drwx------ 3 amanda amanda 4096 2009-09-23 12:09 .fr-AnmIr9
    drwx------ 3 amanda amanda 4096...
  25. Thread: gnucash problem

    by amanda
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    [ubuntu] Re: gnucash solution (csv2ofx)

    I got this running at home months ago but find myself wanting the same at the office and it isn't working.

    [0 amanda@stillwell csv2ofx]$ sudo python setup.py install
    worked fine, to all...
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