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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot boot LiveCD/USB

    I don't see how using the dvd which has the same kernel version as the one I download during the upgrade process from 10.04 will be of any help. In any case, I'll just wait until there is another...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot boot LiveCD/USB

    It turns out the kernel doesn't like my hardware. I installed 10.04 via usb and then did an upgrade to 10.10 which gave me those USB errors on the next reboot. So I tried the old 10.04 kernel which...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot boot LiveCD/USB

    unetbootin didn't work
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    [ubuntu] Cannot boot LiveCD/USB

    I think my computer is actively trying to stop me from using 10.10

    First thing I tried was to make a liveusb with the usbcreator.exe in windows. Each time I tried to boot the sequence would just...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Macbook 5,1 Sound

    Follow the instructions here exactly, it worked for me except totem doesn't play audio. Not a deal breaker in the least since vlc, rhythmbox, and mplayer all work fine...
  6. Re: Generating random number for Gaussian Distribution

    :D sweet, thanks!
  7. Generating random number for Gaussian Distribution

    I am working in a research lab and my professor needs 250 random numbers greater than 0 with standard deviation of 25 and a mean of 250. I was using java's class Random since it had a...
  8. [all variants] Which video card has better compatibility with linux?

    I'm going back and forth between a thinkpad t500 with an ati 3650 or a dell m4400 with the nvidia quadro 770m. The card will be used for compiz so I want to know if there are any issues with either...
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    [all variants] Re: Thinking about buying Serval Professional

    How was compholio able to get 2-3 hours out of his older model? I really like linux but I need screen real estate larger than 1280x800 which is most laptops and the battery life to get me through a...
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    [all variants] Re: Thinking about buying Serval Professional

    The 90 minute battery life seems rather low to me for an 8 cell battery, even considering the specs. Can anyone else verify that?
    (I need it to get through at least a 3 hour class, I'd use the...
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    [all variants] Thinking about buying Serval Professional

    I have a few questions I want to ask people who have the laptop before I get it though.



    Can you use lm-sensors to control fans?
    If you have the WUXGA 1920x1200 screen how is the usability...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot see my Ubuntu shares in XP

    it might not like viewing them directly but try putting a line like this directly into the address bar of an explorer window (not internet explorer)

    \\UBUNTU_MACHINE_NAME\SHARE_NAME

    I don't...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Songbird 1.0 crashes upon startup

    Something wrong with Intrepid's glibc I would think since x64 suffers from the same problem
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wireless authentication?

    It may make sense logically but in practice it is completely untrue. I'm not well versed in network security but from experience WPA is nearly impossible to crack by your average wardriver. WEP has...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wireless authentication?

    WEP 128 bit can be cracked in about 5 minutes with aircrack-ng and 20 dollar wifi card. WPA2 with AES is the most secure form of encryption right now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeQmuY-Qqxs
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    [ubuntu] Load cycle count remains constant

    I've rebooted several times and checked over the last few days. My hard drive's load cycle count has remained constant at 424819. I hear hard drive click and beeps when suspending and am wondering if...
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    [other] Re: Terminal Colors configuration file?

    A rather useful article, thanks!
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    [other] Re: Terminal Colors configuration file?

    Thanks for the heads up. But starting a new xterm or gnome-terminal session kept the old configuration so I thought I should do a restart to be thorough and that's what did the trick.
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    [other] Re: Terminal Colors configuration file?

    I found the file, it was /etc/bash.bashrc or something along those lines (I'm at work and away from my linux box). I tried that file before but I didnt know a restart was required for the changes to...
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    [other] Terminal Colors configuration file?

    I installed linux mint originally for the artwork and I later disable their repos and switched to 8.04.1. In linux mint the terminal has a color scheme where the prompt is green and switches to red...
  21. [all variants] Re: Window decorations flicker with openoffice.org

    I did not find the solution. Thanks though, I will try this tonight and see if it solves my problem.
  22. [all variants] Are hdparm power management settings persistent?

    I was changing my hdparm -B setting on my laptop to 200 and was wondering if this setting is persistent through reboots/suspend/hibernate etc.
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    Re: Include 2.6.27 in Intripid

    Hope that includes restricted and l-u-m, I tried rolling my own kernel and a lot of hardware didn't work properly because I didnt have those two.
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    Re: Include 2.6.27 in Intripid

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2008-August/026142.html

    We should have news by early next week then.
  25. Thread: pidgin

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    [ubuntu] Re: pidgin

    www.getdeb.net has updated versions of pidgin compared to the repositories. You should try to install the latest version.
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