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    [ubuntu] Re: ASUS WL-138G V2 PCI wireless adapter

    One thing that will be helpful to really drill down would be that you inventory your hardware:

    You can issue the following command:

    sudo lshw -html > hardware.html

    which will create a HTML...
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    [ubuntu] Re: php problem with localhost

    Well, you may have a configuration problem. Are the server settings set to parse .PHP files through the interpreter? It sounds like the settings may work if you simply change the end of the file to a...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Can't use Google Talk in Empathy in any version newer than Lucid

    This post worked for me.



    Copied from http://the-hydra.blogspot.com/2011/04/troubleshooting-failed-login-to-gtalk.html

    I copy-pasted the information in case the link goes dead. This worked...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can This Be Done

    Here are a couple of thoughts for you:

    1) You can probably restore your Windows install. If Windows isn't "self-healing" but continues to be a problem your registry might have been corrupted....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Speed Up the Net

    You can't really "speed up the net" as there are bottlenecks beyond your control.

    However, you may find that changing a DNS server may create better/faster responsiveness.

    There are OpenDNS...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HP Laserjet 2420 installation

    I would try "System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager" enter your password, and then search for libusb.

    Another option is to use the terminal ("Applications -> Accessories ->...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Retrieve System Mail In Evolution

    Okay, so I found something out through observing my own output above. This is definitely a user / role problem.

    When I did the following:

    sudo su

    to become 'root' the command line mail...
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    [ubuntu] Retrieve System Mail In Evolution

    I am attempting to retrieve system mail (e.g. mail <username>) through Evolution.

    Reason: I find the mail command line interface daunting and virtually unusable. The commands I read regarding...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Malware infection...help

    Oh really? You can't get spyware? Do you ever use the internet?
  10. Thread: Nooobie

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    [SOLVED] Re: Nooobie

    Ubuntu is designed to have all the software a typical user would want already installed. However, some useful items are not included due to licensing / legal issues.

    I would recommend the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Running from a pen drive

    Take a look at http://www.pendrivelinux.com

    You can set-up a full install. One shortcoming is that updates are nearly impossible (unless you have an extremely large USB drive). The drive will...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Time Frozen

    I'd be curious if it's simply a software issue / taskbar issue, or if it is actually a systemic thing. I would tend to believe it's not systemic at all, but merely something to do with the taskbar.
    ...
  13. Thread: Yahoo email

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    [SOLVED] Re: Yahoo email

    Honestly, it sounds like a browser issue. I forget what version of Firefox was loaded with Ubuntu 8.10, but it's likely pretty outdated (3.0? 2.5?).

    I would suggest that you update to Ubuntu 10.04...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Malware infection...help

    Would ClamTK install the underlying ClamAV as a dependency?
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to redirect program output?

    No offense, but this probably should be in another forum. This probably isn't an "Absolute Beginner Talk" level question.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Malware infection...help

    Did you install something from an untrusted source? Or are you referring to tracking cookies and the like (closer to spyware)?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Creating a live usb of Lucid Puppy

    Great guides:

    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/puppy-linux-on-usb/

    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/put-lucid-puppy-on-usb-flash-drive-from-windows/

    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
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    [SOLVED] Re: PostgreSQL Security Question / Problem

    To solve this problem I was instructed as follows by Nitsuga on #ubuntu on IRC Freenode:



    That solved the problem!
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    TOP 10: Your Top Ten Packages To Install

    1. Privoxy
    2. Google Chrome
    3. Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras
    4. OpenOffice.org Base
    5. PostgreSQL
    6. TeX
    7. Bluefish
    8. Oracle VirtualBox
    9. Medibuntu
    10. Wine
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    [SOLVED] PostgreSQL Security Question / Problem

    sudo -u postgres psql
    could not change directory to "/home/user"I get this error when I launch psql. Clearly it's because the postgres user does not have privileges to access my "root" user's...
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    Re: What is the best distro for older machines?

    Lubuntu -- Not an official distro, but it may very well be once fully tested. This is designed specifically for low spec systems. New with 10.04

    FTW
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    [ubuntu] Re: cannot upgrade to 10.04

    Geeze, I finally realized you probably *did* look at that documentation and mounted the CD as prescribed.

    However, assuming you're on a multi-cd drive system you may be mounting a different media...
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    [ubuntu] Re: cannot upgrade to 10.04

    From the documentation it seems your "preferred" upgrade method is via network.

    Please see:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LucidUpgrades

    look under the 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS heading. :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: cannot upgrade to 10.04

    Well, the system is looking for a CD in the CD-ROM which it isn't finding. Are you installing from a CD you burned?

    Do you have more than one CD drive? Because if so, it *IS* finding a CD, but not...
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    [ubuntu] Re: long-term ubuntu use

    +1 for backing up.

    But, I'd definitely clean up what you can of your windows install, and then defragment, defragment, defragment.

    Also, you may wish to create a separate partition from within...
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