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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Gparted & mount info conflict - FSArchiver at fault?

    Thanks. I love Clonezilla. I've used it for years. I've also tried to get Clonezilla to boot from its own partition on a hard drive but never succeeded. But I'm an unfaithful lover and I'm flirting...
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    Easy Monochrome text icon maker

    I often want to make a simple rectangular image of white text centered on a black background, typically 100 - 200 pixels across to use as icons. Gimp is really overkill and is extremely frustrating...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wireless mouse not working

    I'm no expert but you might try System/Administration/Hardware Drivers and let it look for a better driver. Then select and activate the one labeled "recommended" if it is not already active. If that...
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    Re: partimage not in 64bit repos

    I'm kinda curious about the original question, why in the 32 and not the 64 repositories? Maybe the 64 is buggier? Maybe somebody decided that FSArchiver was just so much better, that between that,...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Gparted & mount info conflict - FSArchiver at fault?

    AHAAAA! For what it's worth if anyone has similar issue I did gather one additional datum after I had given up. In the process of trying to reproduce the error, I created another FSArchive backup....
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Gparted & mount info conflict - FSArchiver at fault?

    I'm sorry. By the time I read your reply I had rebooted which eliminated the weirdness. I just spent a few hours carefully documenting my every step trying to reproduce this but all seems to work as...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: When an installer is NOT in the "Ubuntu Software Center", what is the recommended

    Not in MY synaptic. It it is in yours perhaps you have added reposititory. Or maybe it just doesn't show for lucid. I doubt that though. There are 2 programs in the repositories that claim to have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB Drive Only?

    For what it is worth, my own limited experience with used hard drives is 100% good. Could be because the used ones were older drives. I've had several drives fail on me but those were ALL drives I...
  9. [SOLVED] Gparted & mount info conflict - FSArchiver at fault?

    Gparted tells me sdb1, which is another ubuntu installation, is mounted as /tmp/fsa/20110424-still-more-numbers-I-can't-copy-n-paste while bash gives me this information:

    f@f-U64:~$ sudo umount...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Consequences of disabling default startup applications

    Thanks for the the tips, Temüjin and for taking the time to put them in so orderly a fashion. I was surprised when google didn't show me just such a summary already published. I'm sure a lot of...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can I ditch desktop, keep panels?

    Thanks, JKyleOKC. Yeah, Thunar is GREAT. I didn't realize the same project had panels. I'll check them out. Right now I use thunar pretty regularly. Seems faster at everything except cut and pasteing...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can I ditch desktop, keep panels?

    Thanks, Zimmer. I do that some. But boy, that mother is slooooow. Slower than my CD drive with a live disk. Probably the usb port is usb1 and that's the bottleneck. It also has some strange issue...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can I ditch desktop, keep panels?

    Thanks, Rubi.

    I take that to mean the menu to choose environment comes automatically when an alternate environment is installed and installing one doesn't wipe out what I have. If nobody...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can I ditch desktop, keep panels?

    Thanks, Dwasifar.
    You are probably right. But I often ask for trouble. That is what partition imaging is for. I like to tinker. I learn that way.

    I'm sure you're right, but I'm playing around...
  15. [wubi] Re: virus, spyware, malware, etc. do i need protection?

    Isn't WUBI just a windows based installer for Ubuntu? Meaning isn't it just another way of installing a normal ubuntu installation? Wouldn't your reservation be more applicable to an ubuntu...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: I want to switch. this is what i have any problems?

    Then it would be wise to set up as dual booting, at least until you know if you can run all those in Wine or VirtualBox. And trying them is the only way to find out for sure.
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    [SOLVED] Can I ditch desktop, keep panels?

    Is there any good reason, other than tradition and fulfilling expectations, to treat the desktop directory differently from other directories? Although nautilus seems to have gotten a lot better...
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    Re: What's the best keyboard you've ever used

    Old style ibm, hands down, like in wolfen69's post above. I used to think the ibm keyboard enthusiasts were just posing geekier-than-thou snobs. Then I got an old one for free. Nooooo comparison....
  19. [ubuntu] Re: better duplicate file/directory weeding, script maybe?

    Maybe I should start at top and work down instead. If I understand du correctly it is giving me the total size in bytes used by all files in a directory, including the files in its subdirectories,...
  20. [ubuntu] Consequences of disabling default startup applications

    Is there a reliable guide somewhere explicitly telling the consequences of disabling each of the default startup applications in System/Preferences/StartupApplications? I'm finding a lot of...
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    [SOLVED] Re: nautilus-custom-action

    Thanks, An Sanct! That works great!

    As for actions, I've just been composing them in the add action dialogue. Here are some examples:
    Thunar HERE
    Thunar in selected directory
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Finally got Iron - sort of - need help installing correctly

    Wrong thing to carp about. Try some insensitivity training.
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    [ubuntu] Re: CD booting

    How you made the bootable CD or what software is on the HD isn't germane. What is germane is:
    1-have you actually booted with it?
    2-Have you booted the box you are trying to boot with it now with...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Finally got Iron - sort of - need help installing correctly

    You may get a better answer before I finish sloooooowly typing this one but I'll give in an uneducated shot in the meantime. About that "icon" you double click to get the program to run. It might...
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    [all variants] Re: What comes after ubuntu?

    Sounds interesting, Meg.

    OP, for what it is worth, a lot of people see Slackware as the linux that forces you to learn linux, rather than just use it. And it is popular among a lot of geeks, I...
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