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    [ubuntu] Win7 cannot see folder shared over Samba

    I installed samba and set one of the folders on my desktop to share with my win7pc. However, I'm having some difficulty getting it to work. If anyone can provide some insight, I would be very...
  2. Please Help: Need to Backup home folder to external drive via terminal

    Hello all. I have apparently broken my installation, though I am uncertain how. I can boot into the terminal, but the desktop shell refuses to load under any circumstances. The best thing I can...
  3. [ubuntu] Slow wifi, but fast connection on network cable

    Hello all,

    I have a strange problem that I cannot diagnose -- slow wifi. About two or three weeks ago, I noticed that my wifi began to slow down dramatically. The problem is the same on my...
  4. [kubuntu] Re: Canon MX printer installation on Kubuntu Lucid 10.04 AMD64

    Thank you. I had the same scanning permission problem on Linux Mint 9 (aka Ubuntu Lucid) 32-bit and followed your instructions. Worked like a charm. Now I can scan to my heart's content.
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    Re: How To: Mint Style Gnome Menu in Ubuntu

    Awesome! Thanks!
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    Re: Dropbox Referrals thread

    http://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTEwMDQyMTgwOQ

    Brand Spankin' new!
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Is there something to know before installing Dropbox in Ubuntu 10.04?

    I installed it on my computer a couple weeks ago. Couldn't be easier. It's a .deb file, so it installs automatically just by clicking on it (i.e. like an .exe file on Windows). Default is to place...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    Hi again Lidex,

    Thank you so much for all of your assistance. I finally got everything working again this morning. I'm not sure how. I just focused on deleting the files associated with...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    I removed everything I could think of on synaptic. I ran updatedb, locate, etc...

    Couple questions.

    (1) is there a fast way to delete all of these files? the number of files that comes up...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    Afrodeity,

    Thanks for the advice. I downloaded ppa-purge from get-deb. Seems like this is precisely what I need.

    I ran
    sudo ppa-purge...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    Here's the 6th screen shot. Just a few more processes at the bottom of the list.
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    I don't know why Chromium runs so many processes. I just downloaded it recently as a backup browser. Anyways, I shut down chromium and it has no effect on firefox or thunderbird.

    I checked the...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    Doesn't work. I get the same error message every single time.


    Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    Hi lidex,

    Thanks for assistance. I did as you suggested: checked the system monitor (nothing there) and then purged both programs via terminal. Then I restarted and reinstalled. But I still get...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    Thank you for your assistance. I used ubuntuzilla when I was on Jaunty and never had a problem. But I'm sure you're right.

    In answer to your question, no I cannot open Thunderbird or Firefox in...
  16. [SOLVED] Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    Hello all,

    I added the ubuntuzilla ppa and downloaded thunderbird. But it crashed almost instantaneously. I tried opening in safe mode, but it crashed again. I gave up and opened my original...
  17. [ubuntu] Thunderbird upgrade fails miserably; please HELP.

    Hello all,

    I added the ubuntuzilla ppa and downloaded thunderbird. But it crashed almost instantaneously. I tried opening in safe mode, but it crashed again. I gave up and opened my original...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: How To → Fix The Indicator Applet and Me-Menu...the (relatively) easy way.

    Sounds like you've got some issues related to the Netbook addition. I'm no help there.

    As to getting Pidgin to auto-hide to the panel, I don't know either. I just start pidgin. It loads the...
  19. [SOLVED] How To → Fix The Indicator Applet and Me-Menu...the (relatively) easy way.

    Overall Problem: The Me Menu and Indicator Applet are large, don't work with Thunderbird, don't give appropriate notifications for new mails or chats, and generally difficult to customize. I and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Empathy Notifications / Indicator Applet

    I agree with much of this thread.

    I think the major problem is with the indicator applet and the Me menu.


    Why are they separate when both are required to run empathy properly? The...
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    Indicator Applet ---> aka my nemesis

    Love: Mostly everything. Lucid is a huge improvement (bug-wise especially) over Karmic. Not really surprising, I suppose, considering it's an LTS release.

    That said, there is this one problem. ...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: all my .rtf files now have execute permission

    Hmmmm, I don't recall. It's been awhile since I really looked at these files.

    Thanks for the help.
  23. [ubuntu] all my .rtf files now have execute permission

    Hello all,

    A bunch of my .rtf files suddenly (within the last few days, not sure when) have the "Allow Executing File as Program" box checked under their file Permissions. So whenever I try to...
  24. Re: Anything new about Skype, any release for Lucid?

    I don't care so much that Skype isn't open source. But it's frustrating that they won't put proper resources into serving the linux community. They're very slow in coming out with new releases or...
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    Re: Lucid Upgrade loses Flash in Firefox

    I actually tracked my problem down to a glitch in one of my add-ons (Ghostery specifically). My best advice is try opening firefox in safe mode.


    firefox -safe-mode

    A lot of firefox problems...
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