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    Re: Help! How do I install OpenOffice?

    Go to
    Pick the installation from the drop down that you need. Probably Linux 64-bit (x86-64) (DEB), English, 4.1.3.
    Once you get the .deb file, just...
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    Re: 16.04.2 postponed?

    Thanks. Guess I was wrong. Probably not so long. I'll keep 'em updated and current with the 16.04 Enablement Stack, except the one or two I move to 17.04.
  3. Re: I bought some books on Linux/Ubuntu(Linux Bible/Command Line....any recommendatio

    I like Linux Command Line by Shotts. Free PDF. Or, depending on your locale, hard copy at your library.
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    Re: 16.04.2 postponed?

    Why? Lots of us like to stick on LTS releases. I've got five machines on 16.04.2LTS, 4.8 kernel. Probably going to stay there for a long time. Is there something out there I don't know? I am curious...
  5. Re: Any Recommendation of Ultra Portable Laptop Dual Boot Ubuntu & Windows

    I don't have recommendations, but I don't think dual boot will be a problem. I bought a new laptop a little over a year ago. It came with Windows 10. It now is dual-boot, running 16.04.2LTS, 4.8...
  6. Re: Authentication is required to update SMART data from...

    Thanks! I know this is an almost two-year thread bump, but googling brought up this thread. Workaround works with 16.04.2LTS, 4.8 kernel, and Psensor 1.1.3. Like someone else mentioned, I really...
  7. Re: What version of Ubuntu (or any other variant/"flavor") do you use as your desktop

    I've got 16.04.2LTS, 4.8 kernel, running on five boxes, ranging from an antique Atom netbook to a quad-core Xeon workstation.
    Can I vote 5 times? :)

    I might update one or two machines to 17.04 in...
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    me: 16.04.2 postponed?

    If you want to upgrade check out the LTS Enablement Stack. "The Ubuntu LTS enablement stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing Ubuntu LTS releases."

    For 16.04 Desktop

    sudo apt-get...
  9. Re: can i install a linux flavor to my old notebook

    I know this is a bit late, but I have a netbook nearly identical to the OP. I bought it, new, in 2008. Still going strong. Acer AO, 1.6GHz Atom N270, 1GB RAM/160GB HDD, 1024x600, XP Home, 802.11g.
  10. Re: Acer Aspire One Cloudbook FN+Brightness doesn't work, mouse freezes sometimes

    Well, I've got Acers running 16.04. One is a newer Aspire v5, the other an Ancient Aspire One.
    For the former...
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor”
    For the latter......
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    Re: Ubuntu on Windows 10

    It's here with 14361.1000
    Insider Preview fast ring system just updated from 14295 to 14361. Differences...
    1) The black screen with big blue progress ring during the update reboots is gone. In its...
  12. [ubuntu] Xerus Wallpaper/Background. White and Grey? Really?

    My 16.04LTS Beta systems, after the 4/7 kernel freeze, got ubuntu-wallpapers-xenial in an update. /usr/share/backgrounds/Xerus_Wallpaper_Grey_4096x2304.png is a Xenial wallpaper? It is boring,...
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    Re: Ubuntu on Windows 10

    I've got a Win 10 Pro Insider Preview box (bld 14295.1000) and I can't find Ubuntu in the store.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Change purple boot splash

    To /etc/default/grub, I added
    This replaced the default flat purple with the image I specified (which is purple/red/orange fade). I...
  15. [xubuntu] Re: LightDM and Use wallpaper if available not working

    I'm running straight Ubuntu 16.04LTS Beta and use unity-greeter, but also use Variety(0.6.0), on 5 systems. 1 wouldn't show my wallpaper on the login screen. It would quickly flash it, then it would...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: 16.04 Chrome Thunderbird Java etc update repository insufficiently signed errors

    As of this morning (30Mar2016), all have been fixed, except Chrome. Based on the latest in the above bug (1556666) I expect that to be resolved soon too. Thanks to others in the thread who posted...
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    Re: Help with booting

    When Ubuntu boots, what happens when you run
    sudo update-grub

    Does it find the Windows partition at all?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Another installation problem

    re: resources: I am running 32-bit 16.04 on a much less capable system (1.5GB RAM, 1.6GHz single core Intel Atom CPU) and it works fine, albeit very slow.
    re: 32 vs 64: With just 3GB of RAM, why...
  19. [SOLVED] 16.04 Chrome Thunderbird Java etc update repository insufficiently signed errors

    With the latest 16.04 (64-bit), when I try to update, starting with the normal sudo apt-get update, I get some errors, for Chrome, Thunderbird, Oracle Java, and some others. e.g.,

  20. [SOLVED] Re: Brother HL-1201 printer prints nothing on ubuntu 15.10 64 bit

    I just checked my user's manual. My printer doesn't even support Postscript. Just GDI. Ubuntu, however, defaults to using Brother HL-2140 Foomatic/Postscript. Hence the source of my problem, and...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Brother HL-1201 printer prints nothing on ubuntu 15.10 64 bit

    I had the same problem with at Brother HL-2140. Just blank pages came out. Maybe my solution will help you. My problem was choosing the wrong driver. By default, it was picking the Brother HL-2140...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 15.10

    Maybe try...
    update-manager -d

    It updated my 15.10 systems to 16.04 dev release.
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    Sticky: Re: Hi, my name is Andrea

    Hello! From Boise, Idaho, Northwest USA.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installing Ubuntu on ex-school laptop

    Search the web for options aboujt resetting the BIOS. The last computer I worked on, if I pulled a jumper from the MB, it would clear the BIOS password. Another jumper, if connected, would reload the...
  25. Re: Sound suddenly going away in Toshiba Laptop running only 14.04 LTS

    Is this sound problem related to your computer going to sleep? I've got a system that if it goes to sleep, there is no sound when it wakes. I have a workaround that fixes it... cut'n'paste... For me...
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