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    Re: Ubuntu 11.10 desktop interface

    There are bad futures as well as good ones.
  2. [all variants] External HD formatted; recover old files back?

    The other day, I was up-grading Puppy Linux on a USB. In the final stage, when one shuts down and changes are recorded on the USB, somehow, it all formatted my external HD and recorded the final...
  3. [ubuntu] how come I can't see the jpgs in Wikipedia with Firefox? I see other jpgs.

    How come I can't see the jpgs in Wikipedia with Firefox? I see other jpgs OK.
  4. [ubuntu] what happened to the Mizuo ancient Greek keyboard in IBUS?

    I use ancient Greek quite a bit. Until recently, I was very satisfied with IBUS' Mizuo ancient Greek keyboard. It allowed me to type in all the accents easily. Now, after upgrading to 10.10, IBUS...
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    [ubuntu] Re: iBus on Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04)

    How do I change the default font in IBUS? I don't like the default Greek font.

    Thanks.

    lesterness
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    [ubuntu] Re: iBus on Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04)

    I need polytonic Greek. Ibus in Lucid gives me 2 Greek keyboards, but neither seems to have a convenient way to add the accents to the alphabetic letters. Am I missing something?

    Thanks.
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    [all variants] change computer name

    When I installed Ubuntu, I had to give my computer a name. Now I want to change that name, without re-installing. How?

    Thanks.

    Lesterness
  8. Poll: Re: Anyone quitting facebook over privacy concerns?

    When I think of the issues facing me or the world, FACEBOOK is not in the top 10. I doubt it'd be in the top 100.
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to fix broken packages?

    Problem solved! I looked up the error message "dpkg: error processing courier-mta (--configure):" in Ubuntu's documentation on line. Community documentation suggested I re-install Postfix, with ...
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    [ubuntu] how to fix broken packages?

    I have a broken package and can't seem to fix it. Now, nothing can be downloaded from synaptic. I get the following error message:

    Processing triggers for software-center ...
    Setting up...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Make SCIM characters bigger

    Thanks! Although I've noticed not all are enlarged.

    How about making IBUS characters larger?

    Thanks again.

    Lesterness
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    [ubuntu] Make SCIM characters bigger

    I type Chinese characters, using SCIM, in Ubuntu Karmic Koala. How do I make the little characters which appear in the box bigger?

    Thanks.

    Lesterness
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    [xubuntu] chinese calendar programs

    Does anyone have experience with the various Chinese lunar calendars in Synaptic? E.g., is lunar-applet better than linlunar? Why?

    Also, is there a program or something for the Chinese solar...
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    [ubuntu] can't book kernel after upgrade

    I tried to upgrade my desktop. (I have Karmic.) Now I get the list of headers in Grub, but nothing will mount. I get this error message:

    usplash: setting mode 115X864 failed
    usplash: using mode...
  15. [ubuntu] make Evolution get Hotmail in Karmic Koala

    How do I set up Evolution, in Karmic Koala, to use Hotmail? Instructions on how to do this in Ibex or Hardy do not work. E.g., sudo hotway hotsmtp xinetd does not work. I'm told that hotway is...
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    [xubuntu] blank screen after login

    I installed routine upgrades yesterday to Xubuntu 9.10 on a laptop. Since then, when I start up, login my name and password, I get a blank screen. It appears to go into hibernation or something. ...
  17. [xfce] lablels for "applications" etc. too dark

    I like the xfce desktop but I find the labels for the task bars and for firefox hard to see. It's very hard to find, eg, "tools" or the connecton icon. How do I lighten them up, so that I can see...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: fonts, everything, too big on screen; how to shrink?

    Thanks. I've been experimenting a bit. It always seems to go back to 640, whatever I change it too.

    Lesterness
  19. [ubuntu] Re: fonts, everything, too big on screen; how to shrink?

    So bigger numbers? Or smaller numbers? What's usual setting?

    Thanks.

    Lesterness
  20. [ubuntu] Re: fonts, everything, too big on screen; how to shrink?

    640 X 480 whats? How to I change this? I've rebooted a number of times and it hasn't changed things.
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    [ubuntu] Re: how do I restore my bottom panel?

    When I right click on the top panel, I get no "new panel" button. There's "help", "edit menus", "remove from panel", and "lock to panel." Nothing else.

    lesterness
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    [ubuntu] how do I restore my bottom panel?

    I deleted my lower panel, trying to fix another problem. The other problem is solved, but now no lower panel, trash can, etc. How to get it back?

    Thanks!

    Lesterness
  23. [ubuntu] fonts, everything, too big on screen; how to shrink?

    I've just re-install Ubuntu 9.04. All my fonts and tabs are TOO BIG. The bottom buttons are off the screen,etc. How do I shrink it all up to a reasonable size?

    Thanks.
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    Re: E-mule vs. A-mule question

    I'm not too familiar with Wine. Care to tell me the details of setting up E-mule in Wine?

    Thanks.
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    Re: E-mule vs. A-mule question

    Nevetheless, one gives me all 17 volumes of _The Cambridge History of China_, the other one does not.
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