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  1. [ubuntu] Re: wired says connected but can't connect to the internet

    You should not have to "install" Ubuntu. You should only have to boot from the Live CD to bring it up. From there you should be able to determine if you can connect to the internet.

    What does your...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: apt-get not working under proxy but browsers are fine

    At work all of our systems are behind a windows proxy server. The proxy server requires user account and password in encrypted form. I have had many problems trying to get apt-get to work through the...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Lost Alt-Tab behavior; can't make any key combination switch windows

    I was able to get the alt-tab working properly with Gnome 3 Classic (with effects) by following post #10 by mc4man in the following thread:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell E6400 trackpoint issue

    On my E6400 I use a USB mouse. I have BIOS set to Serial Mouse. This prevents the touchpad and trackpoint from functioning. My pointing device is only the USB mouse and the system seems to work...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 install nightmare. Help?

    I believe you can run a memory test using the Ubuntu boot CD. Do that also.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 install nightmare. Help?

    A few thoughts...

    Test the system using only the Ubuntu 9.10 Live Boot CD? -running from CD ROM drive. Everything should work perfectly without the hard drive in the system.

    Are you selecting...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What is the best hardware

    I always go with AMD. You can not beat the price and the performance is incredible. Nvidia video is also recommended. ATI video should be improving as well very soon because of the open-sourcing of...
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    Poll: Re: What is your opinion of Apple?

    Apple is great at marketing. They can always find fools to dump money their way on fancy stuff that really does not do anything special. Cool advertisements, sexy, cool looks, cool buzz, ridiculously...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 upgrade now can't even startup

    I never do a distribution upgrade from one series to the next. How do you know what you have when you are done? I would not do this for Windows either--never. Not with any system.

    A complete...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I really messed up my computer

    Consider installing only Ubuntu on the machine. Use the entire hard drive for Ubuntu and drop Windows completely. Egad you must have spent so many hours with this thing trying to deal with Windows...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 9.10 getting me on my nerve... Kernel Oops!

    Did you try the Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit version or the 32 bit version? The Y530 is Core 2 Duo, so you should be able to run the 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10. Perhaps try a fresh install using 64-bit Ubuntu 9.10 one...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Graphic Card Configuration

    This looks like a problem I was having on an older system with the Geforce MX 440. Please refer to my Post #37 on this page. I think it will help:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Low Resolution with Ubuntu 9.10

    I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on an older system with a multi-sync monitor--a Viewsonic "PF790". I had an older nvidia adapter on that system. For some reason the nvidia install did not give me a monitor...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Low Resolution with Ubuntu 9.10

    Why do you want to set the root password? I never have needed to do that on any system. If you want to run as root, then use sudo. You should never need the root password or a root desktop. If you...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Cannot unmount volume

    Interesting problem. I do not see the same on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. If I have another user logged into a tty, then plug in USB thumbdrive while my desktop is active then I own mount point like so:
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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    Read the Windows EULA. Read the license agreements for all of the software you use on your Windows system. Try to understand what they say you can not legally do.

    ..Then read the GPL. It will...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Beginner in trouble !!!

    You need to get hardware that can provide network connection to your Ubuntu system. You are wasting your time without that. Get a WAN router attached to your ISP, so you can then attach any PC system...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Cannot unmount volume

    That sounds like a problem. What is owned by marta? The files on the device or the actual device mount point /media/disk-1/. ?

    If you plug in the drive while you are using the desktop, and no one...
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to use a scanner

    I was adjusting one of the settings in sane. I think it was the scanmode. After changing it I started getting this message. I tried changing it back, but no matter what I did I kept getting the error...
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    [all variants] Re: recording calculus lecture for students.

    I am not a video expert, but wouldn't you want to record straight to MPEG file format? That way you would not have to capture video at all. You just download the MPEG file from camera over USB to...
  21. Re: Leave power cord connected when working on computer

    NEVER ever work on a PC that is plugged into a live power outlet. Always unplug it. If you are worried about grounding then get a grounding strap on both you and the PC chassis. It is generally...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: I'm conncted to the internet but i can't use it ??

    Can you use the wire connection on your Router? Will that work?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Network file sharing with windows half works

    Set up the Windows box with a simple guest fileshare that does not require a password--as a test. Then on the Ubuntu box use Places -> Connect To Server
    Select "Windows Share" from the pull-down...
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    Re: What the .... ??

    Great job on the sketches Rainstride.
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Would you use ubuntu to serve file in an office?

    Separating components is a good option, however, it does cost more. If you have separate components and the gateway server fails, then you can still have your fileshares up and running on the other...
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