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  1. [ubuntu] Cannot boot from USB stick and other problems

    Ok, so I have an 8GB USB stick and a larger portable hard drive. I'm running Windows 7 right now.

    First I tried using the USB stick to install Ubuntu 10.04. I copied over the files from the ISO...
  2. [ubuntu] How can I increase screen resolution higher than 800x600

    I go to system->preferences->screen resolution and I only have options of 800x600 and lower. I used to be able to get higher resolutions. In between I tried to install another graphics card and I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help I'm stuck in 640x480

    Well, the graphics card was free. Can someone tell me how to get the right drivers for the intel integrated graphics so that I can use my main monitor at full resolution?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help I'm stuck in 640x480

    The vesa drivers seemed to be the only thing that would work properly with the integrated graphics. The setup is one monitor on integrated and one on the ati card, which is a bit of an odd setup and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help I'm stuck in 640x480

    Well thankyou, but I know when I'm defeated. I'm just gonna re-boot and use windows.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help I'm stuck in 640x480

    Ok, this has got me back to normal resolution on my secondary monitor, but now nothing on my primary monitor. The options for secondary monitors are greyed out. *scratches head*

    xorg.conf:

    #...
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    [ubuntu] Help I'm stuck in 640x480

    I installed some ati drivers and then uninstalled them. Now I am just using my onboard graphics but I can't change the resolution. Please help as most of the screen is taken up by toolbars.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Setting up dual monitors

    I uinstalled the ati drivers to try to get back to my old resolution but now I'm stuck at 640x480. Can anyone help with this first otherwise I can't follow the tutorial very easily.
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    [ubuntu] Setting up dual monitors

    Ok, I have one monitor plugged into my onboard graphics and one into an x600 graphics card. This setup works fine in windows. I tried to install the drivers in ubuntu but this has reduced me to a...
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    [all variants] Re: I accidentally overwrote my MBR

    Ahh, I wasn't running as root, nevermind, fixed. Still gotta work out how to boot to vista though.
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    [all variants] Re: I accidentally overwrote my MBR

    Impossible to do it from grub on ubuntu?
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    [all variants] I accidentally overwrote my MBR

    Using EasyBCD. So now I can boot windows xp and vista but no ubuntu. How can I get grub back? I'm on an ubuntu live cd right now.
  13. [ubuntu] Re: pidgin pops up with different windows when certian keys are pressed

    Well having looked at the menu it seems the shortcut for info is ctrl-o , so it looks like I have a ctrl key coming out of no where.

    Here's my keyboard layout, I think it might be relevant:
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  14. [ubuntu] pidgin pops up with different windows when certian keys are pressed

    For instance when I press o instead of typing an o I get buddy information. When I type u I get a search box. How can I change this so I can go back to typing to people?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mac-style Dvorak-Qwerty keyboard

    I've applied this as best I can (it was something I spent ages looking for) and now when I use pidgin as an IRC client it thinks letters like o and i are shortcuts even when they are the only key...
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    [ubuntu] Totem using all of a cpu core

    Totem has one cpu core maxed out at the moment, in the system monitor it has the status 'interruptible'. How do I stop this hogging my cpu? I tried kill process and end process but they didn't work.
  17. [ubuntu] Re: How do I get the keyboard layout to change while left control is pressed?

    Anyone, this is a major annoyance and really stops me using the dvorak layout. Please help.
  18. [ubuntu] Re: How do I get the keyboard layout to change while left control is pressed?

    That changes layouts with one press of the ctrl key. I want to change layouts while the ctrl is pressed, a bit like you make capitals letters when the shift key is pressed. The option for other...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: How do I get the keyboard layout to change while left control is pressed?

    That's the right sort of thing I'm looking for but the menu has no option for left ctrl.
  20. [ubuntu] How do I get the keyboard layout to change while left control is pressed?

    I want to use a dvorak layout with qwerty shortcuts, like ctrl+c, so I'd like the keyboard layout to change just while the left ctrl key is pressed. How can I do this?
  21. [ubuntu] Re: How do I get keyboard layouts to change on left ctrl?

    Does anyone know how to make this work?
  22. [ubuntu] Re: How do I get keyboard layouts to change on left ctrl?

    I mean left control key changes layouts when pressed. So that things like ctrl+c are in the same place.
  23. [ubuntu] How do I get keyboard layouts to change on left ctrl?

    So that I can use usual keyboard shortcuts with a different layout. I went to system->preferences->keyboard->layouts->layout options but infuriatingly switch layouts on left control is left out. Is...
  24. Re: How do I create a shortcut to switch workspaces?

    Ahh, thankyou very much.

    Still should've been in the menu. Grr.
  25. Re: How do I create a shortcut to switch workspaces?

    Therein lies the rub. On the keyboard shortcuts menu there are options for "switch to workspace 1" and "switch to workspace 2" but not for 3 and 4.
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