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    [ubuntu] Re: error updating

    I had a problem with Update Manager in Lucid Lynx (10.04) that was vexing me for months. After a problematic, interrupted software update, Update Manager always showed "Download size: 207 KB", even...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Login now by means of Ubuntu One SSO only

    It's strange that a number of users have random-character user names. Other than the forum appearance having changed since the last time logged in, my username and avatar appear as before, as well...
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    Re: Silverlight alterantive?

    Although this doesn't solve your problem, I read a news item a few weeks ago that Microsoft has killed Silverlight. It didn't get wide distribution and will soon be out of our misery, just as Adobe...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Too many language locales mess up in firefox and thunderbird

    That's not relevant to this problem. The entries are appearing in the Firefox context menu only for variations of the languages needed on the system, such as en-GB, en-US, en-AU, en-ZA, en-CA, etc.,...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Too many language locales mess up in firefox and thunderbird

    This is obviously a long-standing bug in Firefox. I have SeaMonkey installed on the same machine with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but it has never exhibited this problem. I have only the en and en-US...
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    Re: Get gnome source code?

    Search on terms gnome 2.32 source download and follow links to http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/desktop/2.32/2.32.0/sources/. It takes about an hour to get all the files with an high-speed Internet...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Usb Drive can't be erased?

    In Disk Utility, first click on the "Unmount Volume" button, then click on the "Format Drive" button. It should then allow you to format the USB drive.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Forcing the use of SVG icons

    According to GNOME documentation, "gtk-update-icon-cache expects to be given the path to a icon theme directory containing an index.theme, e.g. /usr/share/icons/hicolor, and writes a icon-theme.cache...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] Why is MIDI such a headache in Linux & Ubuntu?

    Thanks for that information, Jack Waugh! I was frustrated by not getting MIDI sound out of Audacious until your August 15, 2012 post pointed me in the right direction. It works for me now. ...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] Why is MIDI such a headache in Linux & Ubuntu?

    I went down that dead end, too, while trying to get Rosegarden to work on Lucid Lynx (10.04). Read more about it at http://www.linuxmusicians.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=9854. Unfortunately for us...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 10.10 freezing a couple of times a day

    It could be due to aging low-ESR electrolytic capacitors on the mainboard, especially if the machine is older than 5 years and/or has operated in a hot environment for much of its life.

    I recently...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to use GIMP 2.8 on Lucid 10.04.4 LTS

    End of support is not the same as end of life: Products can have useful life for many years after official support ends. For example, I'm still running an old 150 MHz Pentium II machine with...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: 10.04 - Icons Missing In New Software Center?

    Most likely the icons disappeared when you chose a desktop theme other than the default theme after installation. I noticed the problem when I selected the Clearlooks theme.

    The Ubuntu Software...
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    Re: Gnome Devs are lost? removing features now

    Although I like GNOME and prefer it over KDE, I can see a day approaching soon where I'll abandon it in favor of a fork of GNOME that maintains the attitude of continuous improvement and enriching...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Latest update to Firefox, cannot close popups

    If you think you have problems, Firefox 13.0.1 on Ubuntu 10.04.4 is now totally hosed. I can't get it to stay up for more than a few minutes at at time. It's constantly crashing with segmentation...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB Powered HDD not recognised

    There are flaky versions of GParted that simply don't work, including the one supplied with Ubuntu. Download a copy of the ISO for SystemRescueCD 2.5.1 or later, burn it to a CD, then boot the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Clear GEDIT find text history

    After clearing or editing the find text history with gconf-editor (Configuration Editor from the Applications menu), if you had gedit running while you did so, you'll have to restart gedit for the...
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    Re: why ubuntu is going to wrong directon?

    The nice thing about Linux and GNOME (if you can call it that), is that source code is available and you can compile your own version, if you feel inclined to learn to do so. Even the Linux kernel...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to delete Java cache? Sun Java.

    Since Sun Java was removed from the Canonical repositories in February 2012, there is no more Sun Java on Ubuntu installations. I had it on Lucid Lynx 10.04.1 LTS, but due to a variety of reasons I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Everything Flash crashes

    Macromedia/Adobe Flash has been a "problem child" since Macromedia acquired it and started tinkering with it 17 years ago. I've regularly dealt with "upgrades" that break my system, both on Windows...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Recommendation for a cheap graphics card?

    If you've run Vista or Windows 7 on a laptop computer with the Aero interface before, you'll know that it takes a tremendous amount of processing power, making both the CPU and the GPU run hot.:( A...
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    [SOLVED] Resetting KNetWalk high scores

    This is a comment on Thread #299058, which was inexplicably locked before the question was answered. The question by kitpierce on November 13, 2006 was "Just wondering how one would go about...
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    [gnome] Re: lost evolution new mail sound

    That wasn't success. That was a fluke.:( I'm finding Evolution 2.28.3 on Lucid Lynx to be so buggy and inconsistent in its behavior as to make it useless. For example, the calendar notification...
  24. Thread: Flash crashes

    by Andrew_P
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    [ubuntu] Re: Flash crashes

    That's the first inkling I had this morning that something was wrong. YouTube and other sites with Flash content simply presented a blank panel. It was working fine yesterday, but suddenly stopped...
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    by Andrew_P
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    [ubuntu] Re: Flash crashes

    Flash support for Linux is going away, if it hasn't done so already. See "Adobe Tells Linux Users to Switch to Google Chrome for Flash Player Support" (March 8, 2012).

    What's more, the latest...
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