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  1. Thread: Log

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    [ubuntu] Log

    When you restart, the black screen immediately appearing after the restart flashes some information. It appears too quick on the screen and then goes away too quickly for me to see what it all is...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Update Manager listings

    @arpanaut,

    Thanks very much. Your "lock" method worked very nicely and immediately. Should have 'sperimented some by NOT refreshing the repositories and seeing if it worked then, but right away...
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    [SOLVED] Update Manager listings

    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Mate DE
    Inspiron 1545 laptop
    4GB RAM

    I want to get rid of these bothersome listings in Update Manager FOREVER:

    http://i46.tinypic.com/1h566g.jpg

    Getting rid of Bluetooth...
  4. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    SUCCESS!!!!!

    For novices that are as idiotic as I was and have an Ubuntu version that's wayyyyy out of date (and no longer supported) but want to upgrade and still be able to go back to the old...
  5. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    OK . . . let me end this agonizing thread.

    First, thanks everybody for all the suggestions, particularly kansasnoob, who I know has spent a lot of time trying to help me out.

    Key to any of...
  6. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    Yes, I,ve considered other distros seriously in the beginning, but I'm comfortable with Ubuntu and really don't want to change horses at this stage of the game. Though if this effort goes south, I...
  7. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    It seems to be working (for the version update only.) I have an "upgrade" button. It shows this:
  8. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    OK . . . read more on that aptoncd, and it looks promising.

    Thanks, yuvraj23.

    Sorry about speaking of you in the third person in that post . . . sometimes that can appear offensive. But I just...
  9. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    OK . . . I Googled "aptoncd" and now I think I'm getting it. Have to think about this one a bit, though.
  10. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    Clearly I gave you the idea that I was "IMpatient". On the contrary, I've said repeatedly, "no rush". You are doing me a favor here, so anything you do is gratuitous and I don't want you to think...
  11. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    @kansasnoob,

    Back in 9.10 now.

    Don't forget all the questions I had in my post #15, particularly the questions I had about GRUB, and whether or not the 12.04 GRUB would prevail or if the system...
  12. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    @kansasnoob,

    Posting from the 12.04 LiveCD. Pretty excited with all this so far, though I'm not sure I like Unity at all . . . is premature to make a judgment right now, but I'm definitely...
  13. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    Done. MD5 checked and OK.

    CD

    Yes. Ran "check disk for defects" and all was OK.

    Yes, All ran OK.

    Coupla' observations.
  14. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    Take your time "rethinking". I'm going to be busy with all the backup and installation prep. BUT, I definitely want to read more of what you have to say, so keep me on one of your front burners if...
  15. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    So do I need to resize it, or is it the right size already?
  16. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    Sorry for that. Actually, the only mystery to me was why your GParted screenshot didn't show a "mount points" column . . . a relatively minor mystery that I can easily live with.

    Sorry again, I...
  17. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    Doing all that now. May take a while. Stand-by, I will report back with answers to each question.

    On question #2, I've started, but I want to be thorough, so I'm meticulously and tediously going...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    As I said, having two separate homes seems to suit me better . . . it will allow me to build what I want in 12.04 (there may be some new bells and whistles that are better than what I have in 9.10)...
  19. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    OK . . . one more round of responses and then I'm going to take a deep breath, fasten my seat belt, and pull the trigger.

    @ kansasnoob,

    These are responses to your post here: ...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    @ kansasnoob,

    I don't want to get these two threads crossed or otherwise drift off-topic here, IOW I want to stay on topic here with DE stuff, as you requested in your OP, so my response to your...
  21. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    OK . . . a coupla things now.

    @ Miljet,

    That definitely sounds like what I want to do, but kansasnoob says I shouldn't use the same /home for both. If you're in agreement with that, then do...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    @ kansasnoob.,

    Second question: As I understand it, the gnome-classic like DE is actually based on GNOME 3. Is that correct? If that's so, it certainly seems like removing Unity would screw up...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    @ kansasnoob,

    Coupla' things

    First, while I don't mean to resurrect that somewhat abrasive exchange between you and traditionalist, I do indeed have the same question: WHY is removing Unity a...
  24. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    @ TheGuyWithTheFace,

    That's good news. Can you point me to a "how-to" on this?
  25. Thread: Update headache

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    [SOLVED] Re: Update headache

    Looks like a fresh install is the consensus.

    I had tried 10.04 once and it was very unstable (which is why I went back to 9.10), so I might just do a fresh install of 12.04.

    @ Paqman,

    It's...
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