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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Is it possible to strip away a folder, and leave subfolders intact?

    Thanks to all who have answered, I will update with the results later today once I am at home.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Poor battery life Lenovo g580

    I would agree with BBQdave.

    I have an old shed of a Fujistu laptop, probably 6 or 7 years old. Runnning 12.04, an SSD and with a no-name chinese battery installed, I still get between 2 and 3...
  3. [ubuntu] Is it possible to strip away a folder, and leave subfolders intact?

    I hope my question makes sense.

    I have a 32gb sd card in my car stereo, which has a folder on it named "music", in which are subfolders "A", "B", "C" etc, containing the relevant artists and...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Will touchscreen support/multitouch be easier in 12.04?

    Thanks Favux, I will read and digest the information you have kindly linked to.

    I will probably wait until the LTS is released before I persue this problem, as that's what I usually stick to.
  5. [ubuntu] Will touchscreen support/multitouch be easier in 12.04?

    Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, but I have been searching and reading until my eyes hurt, and don't seen to be able to find a definitive answer.

    I have a generic chinese tablet PC -...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: What's the very cheapest video card I can buy to resurrect this system?

    Well, I get the splash screen for my really old (I reckon 12-15 years) avance logic pci card, and no error beep codes from the motherboard, just no loading of the OS.

    I think I should be able to...
  7. [ubuntu] What's the very cheapest video card I can buy to resurrect this system?

    I'm in the process of resurrecting a desktop system for a friend, which has a dead onboard video card. It's an acer T180, giving one long beep, followed by two short beeps.

    All I have here is an...
  8. Thread: adobe reader

    by heyho

    [ubuntu] Re: adobe reader

    Does the standard document reader (evince?) not fulfill your requirements?
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    [all variants] Re: Advice for an old computer...?

    I've revived plenty of systems with used ram from ebay. It's as cheap as chips (pun intended), as nobody wants 256 modules. Even with "only" 512mb, you should have no trouble running lubuntu or...
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    Re: Can't watch Live TV but recording works?

    I can't be of any specific help regarding your problem, however you should find you logs in /var/log/mythtv. Post your most recent logs, and hopefully somebody will be able to offer some advice.
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    [ubuntu] Re: HELP!! Get old mail to Ubuntu v11.04

    You won't get much help bumping a 14 minute old thread with a reply like that.

    I might be wrong, but as far as I know, emails are often stored encrypted, so even if you could get them back (which...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Noob qestion about command

    Maybe you shouldn't listen to people "passing".

    Is this a joke?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem Ripping mp3 with RubyRiper

    Is rubyripper even current? I remember having to build it last time I used it.

    It doesn't answer the question, but I would recommend using asunder or ripperx.
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    [ubuntu] Re: HELP ME with this router wireless

    Have you tried the obvious - ie restart the router?

    EDIT: Maybe the SSID is hidden?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Software Center freezes

    I try to avoid using the software centre for exactly this reason. I find it quite unreliable, which is a shame, as it is most likely the first port of call for new users wanting to install new...
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    Re: evga gt 430 - no video on hdmi output

    Are you sending audio over HDMI? If not, you may as well use the DVI, as it will be the same as HDMI.
  17. Re: Mythfrontend will not display correct aspect ratio.

    Thanks, the info you have extracted makes perfect sense.

    I'm actually using 10.04 (must update my info), and last night I followed these instructions:
  18. Re: Mythfrontend will not display correct aspect ratio.

    Thanks BicyclerBoy.

    As far as I know, I'm using the correct drivers as supplied with lucid.

    Here is the log for VGA:

    X.Org X Server 1.7.6
    Release Date: 2010-03-17
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    [ubuntu] Re: Intel G41 - Blurry Desktop

    Do you mean that you cannot select that res? The link suggests that it would not even be available to use.

    I have a G41 chipset, and can select 1440x900, and 1920x1080 with no problems. As you...
  20. Re: Mythfrontend will not display correct aspect ratio.

    Many thanks for your reply.

    I'm pretty sure that everything in myth relating to playback resolution is set to auto. Is there a specific setting you have in mind that I should be looking at?
  21. Re: Mythfrontend will not display correct aspect ratio.

    And back up...

    Anybody any idea why the myth internal playback is getting this wrong, when other players are OK?

    My best guess is that despite the desktop resolution being 1920x1080 (16:9), for...
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    [lubuntu] Re: DVD drive gone AWOL

    Have you tried mplayer from terminal? It might give more detailed output on the error.

    mplayer dvd://1
  23. Re: Mythfrontend will not display correct aspect ratio.

    Right, managed to get back on this.

    I have been looking at the frontend logs, and have created 2 separate logs , the first with the "squashed" playback connected over vga, and the second with the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: System is super slow and almost freezes!!!!

    Have you tried opening a terminal and using:


    to see if you have anything hogging resources?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Refurbishing Old laptop for reuse

    You should be able to run Ubuntu no problems on that machine.

    Don't worry about drivers, as almost all of them (if not all) will be installed with Ubuntu, and any others can usually be downloaded...
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