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    [SOLVED] Re: Steam freezes desktop on launch

    So I ended up doing a fresh install. There's something about a clean install that excites me for some reason.

    Well, on the install, the nouveau drivers worked great. For a couple of hours at...
  2. Re: Why have you chosen to use Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based distros?

    My first taste of linux was a Knoppix live cd that I used to troubleshoot a non booting windows laptop. Then I started experimenting with Mandrake on my insanely old hand-me-down pc, and I think I...
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    Re: Just how powerful is the Terminal?

    I still consider myself to be a linux noob, even though I've been using linux exclusively since 2009. Don't feel bad about having to ask people for help either, thats what these forums are for, and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Steam freezes desktop on launch

    As far as I'm aware, it is not a hybrid card. Its a big beastly thing that barely fits in my case. And I've had it working perfectly before, but some update in Dec decided to make it give me...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Steam freezes desktop on launch

    I've tried using the newest driver from the Nvidia site (331 I think) and 319 from the x-swat ppa and I couldnt get either to work. I've removed and reinstalled jockey, removed everything Nvidia...
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    Re: Steam wont open

    I cant for the life of me find that thread anymore, its been a few months since I had to use it. But in looking, I'm recalling that I had to install ia32-libs, and when I couldn't find those, I...
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    [SOLVED] Steam freezes desktop on launch

    Whenever I try to start Steam, it just freezes my whole desktop, causing me to have to hard reset my PC. I'm not certain what could be causing this, I'm leaning towards a graphics driver issue, but I...
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    Re: Steam wont open

    Have you tried installing those libraries? I recall having a similar issue when I first installed steam. In fact I think it was that exact library. A little google-fu helped me find the answers.
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  9. Re: Steam's January 2014 Hardware Survey Has A Linux Drop

    After reading a few of the comments from your link, I'd wager its more along the lines of fewer linux users were surveyed. I dont recall having a popup window asking me to take the survey, on either...
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    [SOLVED] Re: USB devices take 45-90s to recognize

    Well, it turns out that it was indeed a hardware issue, and yes, that hardware was a USB device, like you suggested. While investigating another issue, I was looking in my syslog when lo and behold,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: USB devices take 45-90s to recognize

    It did work when I first built the pc last July. The problem started sometime this fall, as I said in the other post, I first thought it was an issue with my phone because I was using Cyanogenmod...
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    [SOLVED] Re: USB devices take 45-90s to recognize

    Thank you sudodus, I dont know why I didnt think of trying that. Unfortunately I encountered the same problem when booting a live distro (Kubuntu 13.10). It also took an extremely long time for the...
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    [SOLVED] USB devices take 45-90s to recognize

    Whenever I plug in a USB device (phone, usb drive, external hdd, kb, mouse, etc) to my desktop, it takes a while to be recognized. Usually around 1 minute, but sometimes long enough for a quick...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I cant acces my phone from Ubuntu

    I know its stupid, but did you make sure your phone is set for USB storage?
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Empathy balloons difficult to read all of a sudden

    Yeah, I got it fixed last night. But it wasnt the same problem that you were having. Mine was that the notifications were suddenly white and no matter what I did they wouldnt change.

    I'm just...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Empathy balloons difficult to read all of a sudden

    Have you tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it? Or reverting to an older version?
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    Have you opened up the system-monitor to see if notify-osd is what is delivering the notices? Thats how I figured it out, one of the fixes I found said to restart it, I saw that it wasnt even running.
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Empathy balloons difficult to read all of a sudden

    Well, I discovered what my issue was, I have xcfe4-notifyd delivering the notifications instead of notifyosd. Now I just need to figure out if it will divert back if I remove the xfce one.
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    I started playing around with a few different themes and like you said, the window color will cause the notifications to change color. I'm having a difficult time finding a theme that doesnt look...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Empathy balloons difficult to read all of a sudden

    I think Dropbox might let me share it: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26008390/-1253800767996.jpg

    I tried installing classic gnome and started running into some weird unfortunate problems... internet...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Empathy balloons difficult to read all of a sudden

    Its this one mirrored.

    EDIT: Its normally 1900x1200 but I cant seem to figure out how to upload it at its native res.
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    That looks great. I'm currently using Cario-dock to keep track of my open windows at the bottom, but its kind of buggy.

    I just use the screenshot tool that comes with gnome. I have to scrub out my...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Why Is My Conky Staying Above All Windows?

    Are you using a lua script for a semi transparent background?
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    I wasnt sure if that would fix it, but it was worth a shot.

    It appears as though your top panel is semi-transparent, I wonder if that is effecting the NOSD. I too am having odd NOSD issues at...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Launch an app and close terminal

    If its a tray icon, go into the dconf editor, go to desktop > unity > panel and add it to the exceptions, or just add "all".

    Better detailed instructions:...
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