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    [xubuntu] Re: black screen on opening lid

    For the benefit of anyone stumbling across this thread.

    This is a known bug affecting 120+ users and at the time of writing this, remains unassigned and without a fix....
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    [xubuntu] Re: black screen on opening lid

    Phew! glad I am not the only one. I've had a few weird issues with the kernel but each set of updates seems to sorting things out.

    Thanks, guys, I will try these solutions today.

    If I don't...
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    [xubuntu] black screen on opening lid

    Hi all,

    I was hoping someone could suggest which log would be the best one to try and diagnose a weird issue I am having with my clean install of Xubuntu 14.04 running on a Samsung laptop (about a...
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    [SOLVED] ffmpeg / libav-tools nightmare fix

    Just in case anyone has problems fighting with the ffmpeg/libav-tools that is included in the Trusty repos. My audio conversion script stopped working. In the end I gave up. (

    (Sorry if I have...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: USB Harddrive is Painfully Slow After Upgrading to 12.10

    The problem of USB file transfer speeds has been an issue since I started using Ubuntu several years ago. The problem seems to be in the kernel and can be present in one release, absent in the next,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 13.04 Kernel Problems?

    There are definitely issues with the included kernel. I have had a nightmare with webcam and sound on my samsung laptop.

    I found this link to upgrade the kernel and all of my problems went away....
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    Xubuntu 13.04 64bit + Skype Nightmare

    I've had nothing but problems with Xubuntu 13.04 and combined with Skype in the official channels (Canonical Partner) it has been a constant headache.

    I finally have Skype working properly so I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: webcam and skype

    I was using an old static version of skype until today. Webcam worked perfectly in it and I preferred the older interface.

    Today the webcam stopped working. Since nothing has changed at my end and...
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    [SOLVED] Install gnomebaker in precise

    Credit where credit is due. I followed the instructions listed here:
    http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/04/how-i-installed-gnomebaker-in-ubuntu-12-04-precise-pangolin/

    For the last two releases of...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Theme issue (white text on light gray background)

    Excellent! Thanks so much for providing a solution! Now I am able to read those windows properly.

    Yes, I think it is safe to mark this as solved now.
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Theme issue (white text on light gray background)

    Thanks llua+,

    It did indeed return 3.4 so I will just have to be patient and wait til it is resolved.
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    [xubuntu] Re: weird colours

    bug report posted in this thread by someone else so good to know a few are affected so it hopefully gets resolved sooner than later.
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Theme issue (white text on light gray background)

    Yip, me too. I have been trying to find the right configuration file to tweak it manually but the way all the themes inherit from one another makes it very hard to find the right one.

    If someone...
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    [xubuntu] weird colours

    After my upgrade to Xubuntu 12.04 colours on some dialog boxes seem to be weird.

    I'll attach a screen shot so if anyone knows where the correct configuration file is I'd be grateful.
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    [lubuntu] Re: Problems making working Lubuntu Live USB

    Neither usb-creator nor unetbootin produced a bootable live usb installer for me. I tried several times for each and all of them gave me a "boot error".

    So I concluded that 12.04's Xubuntu iso...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 - Slow USB memory data transfer.

    Yup, same old problem dating back a couple of years of Ubuntu use for me. Never been resolved. Bought a new 16Gb drive to archive some multimedia files I need to use frequently. It was so painfully...
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    [all variants] Re: Slow USB Flash Drive

    Thought I'd revisit this old thread that I started. Here I am on 11.10 and it is still painfully slow compared to Windows. It's hard to argue that it is the usb flash drive or my hardware when it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GIMP 2.7.5 dependencies on Ubuntu 11.10 x64

    Adding the other repos does indeed work but it does have the potential to break more than it fixes.

    Cheese broke for me so I gave up and purged the new repos.
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    [SOLVED] LibreOffice Upgrade - error & fix

    If you have the ppa installed for updates of libreoffice and the latest upgrade won't start because of an extension problem try the following:

    chmod a+rx...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Problems with CD drive

    Would it be impertinent to ask if it will ever get fixed?

    I posted a bug report about it on the second day after 11.10 came out and it still craps out. Bring back gnomebaker - at least that worked!
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    [ubuntu] Picasa Upload to Webalbums / Login

    Anyone else found they cannot log into Google Webalbums via Picasa? I can't sign into my account.

    If others are able to do it still then let me know so I know something is wrong with my...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Conky - no longer transparent...

    changing from override to normal fixed it for my xubuntu installation
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    [SOLVED] Tweak Login Greeter for LightDM

    After looking for ages I finally found the customisation method for the new LightDM Greeter. To save others searching I thought I would just post it here.

    sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
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    [xubuntu] Re: GUFW looking weird & Gdebi

    Hmm I am not sure what is going on.
    Other applications also see to have really retro looking windows.
    I've attached another for file-roller. It has never looked like this.
    The pop up settings...
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    [xubuntu] Re: GUFW looking weird & Gdebi

    There's something really weird going on with synaptic and its retrieval of dependencies.

    First thing I do when I perform a clean install of a new xubuntu version is to get rid of software center...
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