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    Re: Unity desktop is a disgrace

    I found that compiz causes a serious performance hit on my laptop with an ATI HD3200 video card. Unity 2D works no problem. Unity is still a work in progress but I think they accomplished a lot with...
  2. Re: Our thoughts and prayers to our Australian friends

    I live in Toowoomba. I drove out of the central business district about 5 minutes before it went under. It hit so fast. Took me 3 hours to travel 15 kilometres to get home due to flooded bridges and...
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    Re: My laptop is dying one piece at a time.

    Laptop buying lesson 1. Get the extended warranty.

    I have a HP Compaq Presario f500 which began having startup problems about 2 months post warranty. From what I've googled about the problem I'm...
  4. Re: My Broadcomm Wifi Card adapter worked well in Juanty but has yet to work on Koala

    I have the bcm4311 and find that ndiswrapper gives flawless performance.
    This is on karmic.
  5. Re: What are your CPU and Motherboard temperatures?

    My processor temp is usually around 45C at idle. The onboard nvidia graphics chip has been up to 112C while gaming.
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    Re: Stay away from 9.10 !!!!!!!

    Personally i think ubuntu should include a backup and restore option when it comes to the upgrade process. Maybe cataloging all installed packages when upgrading then clean installing them. I think...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Samba service not starting at boot

    A workaround for this problem


    sudo gedit /etc/rc.local

    then add the line


    /etc/init.d/samba restart
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    Re: ZTE modems on 9.10 pre-release versions

    What actually happens when you plug in your modem? I often find I have to unplug and replug for the modem to show up in dmesg. Not sure if it's a problem with my laptop (Compaq Presario F503AU) or a...
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    Re: ZTE modems on 9.10 pre-release versions

    I find I can use the mf636 through network manager on a clean install of karmic rc 64bit. There is still a long delay (30 seconds approx) from plugging in till network manager finds it.

    Only real...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Speakers weird noise on shutdown

    Not sure if my problem has the same cause but on karmic the speakers have been making a pop whenever a sound has been played or when adjusting the volume.

    I seem to have fixed it now by...

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    Re: Worst video game titles

    I have fond memories of that game.
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    Re: Amd sempron 3000+

    Can also be AM2 with DDR2 533/667/800 memory.

    I'm pretty sure they run at 1.6 GHZ
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    Re: Do open-source supporters support piracy?

    I don't think many open-source supporters would support robbery at sea.
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    Re: Which of these videocards is the best?

    It's a good card when it's not freezing up on some games like mine.
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    Re: Which of these videocards is the best?

    It is closed source (proprietary), depends on how important this is to you.
    The driver itself works brilliantly with my 7600gt and the go6100 chip in my laptop.
  16. Poll: Re: What, In your opinion, should I do about a dead fan?

    I don't think PSU's are really designed to be repaired. At least not by a non-professional.
  17. Re: jaunty 64 bit users: how much ram are you using?

    Most likely an onboard video card. The bios reserves some of the main memory for exclusive use buy the card. (it can usually be adjusted through the the bios setup) Windows tells you how much ram you...
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    Re: Is software piracy good or bad?

    So Bill Gates will find a way to extract blood from stone?
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    Re: Hi. Beautiful day in New York

    Mostly cloudy and 22 degrees C here
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    Re: Something to read on..

    Hate sites no matter what the subject are generally run by idiots.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bluetooth not working in Intrepid!

    All I did was plug in my KY-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter then pair with my phone from the computer it wouldn't work vice versa. I can send files from the computer to the phone (couldn't from Intrepid). It...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bluetooth not working in Intrepid!

    I have it working fully on a live cd of Jaunty alpha 4. It was not working for me on intrepid.

    Just hope it doesn't get broken again.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.10 and USB Modem ZTE MF636BP / MF636

    This is my wvdial.conf

    [Dialer Defaults]
    Modem = /dev/ttyUSB3
    ISDN = off
    Modem Type = USB Modem
    Baud = 460800
    Init = ATZ
    Init2 = AT&F &D2 &C1
    Init3 = ATS7=60 S30=0 S0=0
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.10 and USB Modem ZTE MF636BP / MF636

    I finally got it working.
    All I needed to do was change the APN from "Telstra.Internet" to "telstra.bigpond"
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.10 and USB Modem ZTE MF636BP / MF636

    I've followed all the instructions I can find with ZTE MF636BP and am able to get a connection which lasts for exactly 37 seconds then disconnects. I am unable to browse the net in this time. Any...
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