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    Re: Top Linux distros in your mind

    I have been using the ubuntu family of distros for about 10 years now. I prefer a desktop with clean aesthetic look. So,

    Ubuntu Budgie
    Xubuntu -- hightly customized
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    Re: Screen Shot Application?

    Turns out that the solution was right under my nose so to speak.
    I use Ubuntu Budgie and there is an Screen shot applet. I installed it and by clicking on the captured image it opens gThumbs with...
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    Screen Shot Application?

    I am a big fan of the shutter application (although I hate the .386 libraries required to run it).

    The primary reason is that after capturing an area of the screen I can immediately send it to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Function Key Problem

    OK, doing a Fn+ESC fixed the issue.
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    [SOLVED] Function Key Problem

    Thinkpad T450S here was running 18.10 and the function keys worked correctly. On 19.04 the keys are hot i.e. you no longer pres the Fn key + the Function Key to get it to work say sound increase or...
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    Re: Your thought On Xubuntu

    RobGoss, it's my opinion that the xubuntu team is not very proactive when it comes to anything but a critical bug fix -- and that was one of the problem I had. Don't take me wrong, their great folks...
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    Re: Your thought On Xubuntu

    I have a NAS device where I keep confidential information and I mound it with Samba. In Thunar on 18.04, if I open the folder on the NAS device and click on the file it will not launch the mime...
  8. Re: Chrome book worth it for a small light laptop

    I have a love hate relationship with Chromebooks. To me, the biggest problem with them is that your totally at the mercy of Google. Case in point, last week Skype stopped working on Chromebooks...
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    Re: Your thought On Xubuntu

    I used xubuntu for about 3 years -- up to the 18.04 release. IMO, it is very easy to customize and has lots of gui configuration configuration options. However, the desktop is aged and it takes...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Xubuntu stops installing

    The latest build broke ubiquity on all flavors. The 2/28 build works.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/partman-base/+bug/1818285
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  11. Thread: Chromebook

    by makitso
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    Re: Chromebook

    Personally, I have not had much luck with chromebooks.

    My latest was anattempt to replace my wife’s aging Dell 15 XPS with one of the new Acer 15’ models. She hated it. First, it was slower...
  12. [ubuntu_budgie] Re: Install Brother HL-L2370DW wifi printer

    @brian_p Thanks for the keen insight!
  13. [ubuntu_budgie] Install Brother HL-L2370DW wifi printer

    Having a bit of trouble configuring this wifi printer. Have the drivers downloaded and have run the script. But, don't know what URI I should be using and what Brother drivers, CUPS, etc?
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    Re: Calc ods file not loadable

    See if you have cpdb-backend-gcp and libcpdb-libs-common1 installed. By purging these two libraries Libreoffice starts correctly.
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    Firefox vs Chrome - Download speed

    I recently upgraded my internet connection speed to 100Mbps. After doing so I tested the download performance using speedtest.net for both Chrome and Firefox.
    I was surprised to see that FF started...
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    [ubuntu_budgie] Re: Ubuntu 18.10 support for printers

    You are correct. For the most part, I do B/W printing but also scanning. Right now, I have fallen back to my old HP Envoy travel printer -- it's cheap and basic but it works.

    So, my needs are:
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    [ubuntu_budgie] Ubuntu 18.10 support for printers

    <rant>
    I have used HP Officejet printers for years. I recently - like three months ago -- bought a Officejet Pro 6968 and have had nothing but problems with it. I am on my third black ink...
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    Re: Seen Ubuntu on TV!

    Yes, I saw it as well. Hot Roders are smart people.
  19. Libreoffice 6.1 not being installed by PPA

    I have always used ppa:libreoffice/ppa for installing the latest version of Libreoffice. However, for some reason, 6.1 is not coming through. 6.1 is packaged for all the 18.10 releases.
    Any...
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    Dell XPS 15 - 2018 model

    Need to replace my wife's 8 year old Dell XPS 15, running Ubuntu 18.0, with a new machine.

    It's a long story but the two machines I am looking at are a new Dell XPS 15 or 15 inch Chromebook.
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  21. Thread: old passwords

    by makitso
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    Re: old passwords

    On my phone, I used a sequence of 7 numbers to make international calls in the late 1980's. Funny, but I still use that password today to protect jpilot private entries :-)
  22. Thread: Back to 16.04.

    by makitso
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    Re: Back to 16.04.

    I edited post #8 to include a link.
  23. Thread: Back to 16.04.

    by makitso
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    Re: Back to 16.04.

    I had this same problem with xubuntu 17.10 on my Thinkpad T60. At boot time I added nomodeset to the kernel boot parameter and that fixed it. After the boot I updated the grub file to make it...
  24. Poll: Re: Share with us your Bionic Beaver (18.04) Upgrade and Installation Experiences

    I have upgraded several machines from xubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 with no problems encountered. However, my main xubuntu development system, which I did a clean install on did have some glitches.

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    Re: I installed Xubuntu 18.04 yesterday

    Yes, xubuntu 18.04 is a rock solid release. 18.04 does have some challenges with several utilities that have been removed. But, overall it's great.
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