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    Re: A Java and JMRI dilemma

    Well after trying multiple times to get the syntax right, I finally got the repositories straight and have Java on the computer...next to see if JMRI functions...thanks for your help Xian.
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    Re: A Java and JMRI dilemma

    I'll give it a try and report back...
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    (SOLVED) A Java and JMRI dilemma

    I hope that I can find a solution to this with the forums’ help….

    A little background: The machine is a P3, 1.3MHz, 512 RAM and I’m trying to install Java on so I can run JMRI, a Digital Command...
  4. Re: 10+ years of using Ubuntu and still have problems from time to time...(SOLVED)

    Well kansasnoob, that did the trick.....but I found the check box under the "other software" tab....Many thanks :)
  5. Re: 10+ years of using Ubuntu and still have problems from time to time...

    This is the output from the first 2 commands....

    rjberger@Bob:~$ sudo apt-get update
    [sudo] password for rjberger:
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 16.04 LTS _Xenial Xerus_ - Release i386 (20160420.1) xenial...
  6. 10+ years of using Ubuntu and still have problems from time to time...

    Yea me!!....Still in love with this distro after all these years....BUT every once in a while, I run into problems. Sometimes easy ones, sometime baffling ones; like this one:

    Update-manager came...
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    Re: Lavabit.com users, have you seen this?

    Lavabit also had all of the Nerdshack.com addresses as well....I had my addy for 12+ years! The only thing I was unhappy about was that the whole thing got shut down without any warning! It made my...
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    Re: WOW...good to be back

    Well, I made it out without a scratch, but my poor Corvette didn't fair so well....:mad:
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    WOW...good to be back

    Howdy everyone;

    I was away for a couple of months doing that thing called life (car accident, renovations at both jobs) but I lurked and skimmed the subs from time to time. I missed the attack on...
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    Re: What do you use your Ubuntu for!?

    For everything that I do with my desktop, and Ubuntu never lets me down. From handling my work data to my home entertainment streaming, Ubuntu just works for me. ;)
  11. Re: When you try a new distro, what exactly are you comparing?

    I look for "the feel" overall...the layout, the features it has, memory management and OS stability. :popcorn:
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    Re: Are you married? If so, how long

    Married 12 years this November....sometimes it seems like 120!...lol...1 daughter who is an aspiring singer/actor who is 10.

    :popcorn:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub2 and Grub legacy problem(SOLVED)

    Tried manually booting to Precise via Grub rescue, un-installing grub, grub-pc and grub-common and reinstalling them but still the same problems. I did get to see where the checks are coming from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub2 and Grub legacy problem

    Ah...so if I have to edit the partitions manually; that explains alot. I'll try it tomorrow....thanks to all that lent a hand in my dilemma and I'll let you know what happens :p
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub2 and Grub legacy problem

    That's part of the problem....where is it coming from is what I'm trying to figure out....;)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub2 and Grub legacy problem

    It's shutting down normally and the uname -r came back 3.2.0-21-generic...

    ....let's look at this again.

    I wiped two partitions and expanded the two remaining ones(my Precise partition was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub2 and Grub legacy problem

    So I took the kansasnoob route so I could brush up on my chroot skills and all went well, but I still have multiple menu entries when it shouldn't and it still checks the disk for errors on every...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub2 and Grub legacy problem

    It's been a while since I've had to chroot into anything....if you could step me through it would be appreciated.

    Another thing...will it rid me of the grub2 install on sda as well as sdb?
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    [ubuntu] Grub2 and Grub legacy problem

    WOW..it's been a while since I've had to start a problem thread...This forum has to be the most complete collection of answers and they are so easy to find in a search that I never have to post...I...
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    Re: Do you drive a Sports car ?

    When I'm not on the computer, I'm driving my dream car. It's a 1984 Corvette. I hope that qualifies as a sports car...lol Here's a picture of it by the London Bridges' English Village with the bridge...
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    Re: What's your registered Linux user number?

    My sig says it all.....
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    Re: How did Vista and ME work for all of you?

    Me experiences with ME back in Las Vegas were not good...random freezes and crashes were the norm. The "self healing" parts never worked right either.

    Vista Home Basic, on the other hand, works...
  23. Re: one of the many ways to get a rough idea of the number of linux users out there

    The linux Counter might give you a better idea of Linux users....
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    AMD retires ATI branding

    I don't know about all you other ATI die hards like myself, but I'm going to miss the poor troubled GPU....I can say that I've never had a bad one out of many different ones.

    You have to concede;...
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    Poll: Re: Any old-school BBSers around here?

    I was a member in good standing on Multi-comm and Corvette BBS's in Las Vegas....boy do I miss those days of using the Pimp War door on Corvette :popcorn:
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