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    [ubuntu] Re: Lost conky after an 'apt-get update'

    Still no luck with this, I sort of gave up on it during a high-workload period but I still haven't been able to fix it.

    Just a bump really.

    rvchari: Thanks for your help (and sorry about the...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: What should I backup to protect my system?

    Depends. If all you want to do is make sure you have your data if and when you screw up the install then having your /home in a separate partition or disk will accomplish that.

    It won't however...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lost conky after an 'apt-get update'

    I'm still struggling with this. Adding the line to fork conky into the background results in no errors from the console and I get a quick, tiny black box for a second on the desktop, before that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lost conky after an 'apt-get update'

    Thanks Teo!



    What googling? I looked for ages and couldn't find anything. Maybe I just wasn't phrasing my searches right.
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    [ubuntu] Lost conky after an 'apt-get update'

    Hey all. I have recently updated my system (10.10, standard gnome with nivdia-drivers and compiz) and after a reboot I can't start conky, which usually starts on boot.

    Starting conky gives me:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Netbook RAM upgrade worth it?

    A lot of new laptops are still using DDR2 ram, but I doubt you'll find too many uses for your old ram in the future. Rest assured that the Kingston is perfect for your netbook.
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Problem with running desktop efects in ubuntu 10.04 and Nvidia driver

    Try going to System>Administration>Additional/Restricted Drivers and getting the nivdia drivers there.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can I use Unity?

    Hi Lewis, I'm by no means an expert on the ATI cards like yours but from what I understand it should work provided you have the fglrx driver. Please make sure though, like I said I'm hardly an expert...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can I use Unity?

    VGA Adapter:

    lspci | grep VGA


    Unity:

    sudo apt-get install unity
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    [ubuntu] Re: New Computer, Opinions Needed

    Just as an aside, ram sticks dont have to be matching to run in dual channel mode. If there are two channels and one has a 2GB and the other has 2GB stick and 1GB stick you'll still get dual channel...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can I use Unity?

    System>Preferences>Hardware Information will tell you which GPU you have. Unity doesn't require any specific hardware, but for the 3D environment you need a card that can do 3D acceleration (afaik)....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Mozilla Firefox using more resources

    Alermist, depending on your cpu, 10% may not be that bad. Obviously, the slower your cpu is the more of it firefox needs to use to do the same work, savvy?

    There is also the issue of whether its...
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    [other] Re: What can i do with a DINOSAUR!?

    Or a PCI ethernet card.:-)
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    [ubuntu] Re: 1080p playback

    To really watch HD videos properly, you'll need a card from this list. If it's just for HD video and nothing else, might I recommend a passive Geforce 210? Totally silent, more than enough power and...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: what size should /root and swap partitions be - any problem over-estimating?

    Well I'm currently using 6.18GiB of my 29.3GiB /root SSD and none of my 8GiB swap.

    I think you'd be fine with 20GiB at most for /root and just use slightly more swap than you have RAM.(My 8GiB...
  16. [PPC] Re: Whats ubuntu distro for IBM JS21 Blade?

    Well what do you want to do with it?
  17. [all variants] /swap on a seperate HDD, will it spin down?

    Hi guys,

    I have a media disk in my PC that is usually spun down when not in use, if I was to move my /swap partition to that disk (rather than taking up space on my /home disk as it currently...
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    Re: ask ubuntu not to use Unity

    There have been a million threads on this. The user base is not happy about it in general but the decision has been made. Migrate to another distro, thats what most of us have done. Might I suggest...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I run Kindle on Maverick

    Calibre should recognise it straight away. Just install calibre from the software centre.
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    [SOLVED] Re: New computer needed for graphic work

    No no no no no no to the case and power supply. Cheap power supplies are dangerous to you and your equipment. That PSU will struggle to power your equipment properly. Search online for reviews of the...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: could not update ICEauthority, problem with the configuration server, .nautilus e

    FWIW, I had the same problem with a different cause.

    I had the exact same errors but when I went to chown the /ICEauthority file it told me it couldn't find it. When I couldn't see anything in my...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: How to check if CPU throttling is ON or OFF

    There are numerous ways to display the speed the currently at. I use conky, but there is also the applet mentioned above. Once you can see what speed the cores are at, type

    yes > /dev/null
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    [ubuntu] Re: Trying to convert!!!

    You seem to have dived into this head first without a plan. Why can't you access the internet? If it's wifi issue then its really a good idea to haul your desktop down to where the router is and plug...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: How to install Microsoft Sharepoint Designer?

    As much as I agree that the poor kid shouldn't be forced into using Windows and should maybe even complain, are you seriously suggesting he leaves his school because of an operating system?

    I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How do I Install k10temp?

    Just to say that this works great for me. Phenom II 955, MSI 770-C45, 2.6.33-generic, Lucid 64-bit. I now have the temp displayed in conky.

    Thanks Penguin!
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