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    [SOLVED] Re: Microsoft Office

    Thanks. I'll give that a try.
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    [SOLVED] Microsoft Office

    I am tired of trying to defend Open Office and Abi Office to my MS Using friends. They really don't work very well. In fact my wife got a Mac about a year ago, and the office systems on that are...
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    [xubuntu] Screen aspect ratio

    I have XUbuntu 14.04 loaded on a Samsung laptop with a wide screen - i.e. a normal screen for a laptop. When I loaded this system the whole screen was used exactly as would be expected. A couple of...
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    [xubuntu] define root on setup

    I am installing XUbuntu on a Samsung % Ultra. It has a 500gb scusi and a 24GB SSD. I obviously want the boot on the SSD, but it is a bit small so I would like to put the root on a 450 gb partition...
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    Ubuntu on a tablet

    Ubuntu is offered as the best solution for a tablet or phone, and I would love to try one. There don't seem to be any offered for sale, however; every time I search I get offered mainly android, but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: touchpad not working

    Yes. It stopped working while I was adjusting the settings while running Linux Mint. Adjusting back did not help so I re-installed the software. I then tried installing Windows 7 and Ubuntu. No...
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    [ubuntu] touchpad not working

    I have an acer one, currently running Ubuntu 14.04. It has previously run both Windows 7 and Mint. While I was running mint I tried to change the touchpad settings to reverse the scroll direction,...
  8. [other] Share a Crypt on Network Attached Storage

    I have a number of machines sharing data over a NAS. Systems include Windows 7, Ubuntu, Xubuntu and Mint. Now that Truecrypt has been discontinued, supposedly because it can be cracked, is there...
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    [SOLVED] Re: System Settings won't open

    I see how to add another panelat the bottom, and therefore how to move all the items and delete panel 0, is there an easier way, just to move panel 0 to the bottom rather than the top or right. if...
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    [SOLVED] System Settings won't open

    I have just built a computer from second hand parts and loaded the XUbuntu desktop over Ubuntu 14.4. The first thought is that I love it. I've never been comfortable navigating around Unity, and...
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    [ubuntu] .ts video files

    I have a Humax Video hard disk player, which enables me to copy downloaded files I want to keep to a memory stick, and hence to a computer. The files come as .ts files, which windows tells me are...
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    Re: time to upgrade

    OK, and thanks to all. This upgrade actually turns out to have other problems, so I'll try upgrading from an ISO disc as suggested..
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    time to upgrade

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    I just upgraded to 13.10 . i would like to say that it took an unreasonably long time. I was asked if I wanted to update, and I said yes. I went away and came back, expecting an updated...
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    Re: A message to Canonical

    Thanks to Coffeecat for the title fix, and thanks to Gotnexusbluz for the support. I don't think I actually expected any. I should declare here that I am no spring chicken myself, and yes, I did...
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    Re: A message to Cananical

    OK, down at the first hurdle. I meant 'A Message to Canonical'
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    A message to Canonical

    I should probably have posted this as an addition to the Windows/Ubuntu thread, but I wanted to make sure the right people had a chance to read it. Untill my retirement I was an I.T. project manager...
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    [ubuntu] Good Backup software

    I've been doing backups just by making manual copies for years now, and I thought it was about time to get a bit more scientific. First I tried Deja Dup, and then File Backup Manager, and I can't...
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    [ubuntu] Re: last try

    That sorted it for me. I trust Squrl is also good now. The NAS is now searchable from all the programmes I use, as well as the file manager, so I can use my system normally.

    Thanks for the help.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Connecting to the NAS

    Not sure what's happening here. I replied to this thread but it got lost.

    Anyway, it's all sorted now. The NAS mounts at startup using cifs.

    Thanks for all help.

    Phil B
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    [ubuntu] Re: Connecting to the NAS

    Actually the ip address confused me, because the ip address of the machine I'm using just happens to be 192.168.1.127, so I assumed you'd got that from the documentation I included in the reams...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Connecting to the NAS

    next tried steeldrivers option. The results are following:

    bigbin@Bigbin-Ubuntu:~$ sudo mkdir -p /mnt/d-link-nas/public
    [sudo] password for bigbin:
    bigbin@Bigbin-Ubuntu:~$ sudo mount -t cifs...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Connecting to the NAS

    Hi. Thanks for that. After a very busy time I have returned to Ubuntu and applied the fix Gordintoronto provided, and it did work after I had selected the NAS inside the link to .gvfs. Only until I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Good video capture card

    Thanks for that. I'm away for a couple of days but i'll try that when i get back.

    I have looked at mythbuntu before and did manage the setup ok after a while. I still have the notes. That was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: restoring my password

    It does seem a bit long winded for such a simple job. If I tell my system I don't want password control I expect it not to use password control, not make my system unuseable. Still, all OK now. I...
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    [ubuntu] Good video capture card

    I have an ubuntu machine attached to my TV and I want to use it for video capture. It is running 12.04 and has a Saphire 2gb HDMI card I couldn't say which one without being able to interrogate the...
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