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  1. Poll: What's the Stupidist Thing You've Ever Done on a Computer?

    What's the stupidest thing you've ever done on a computer?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Laptop Fan Runs ALL THE TIME!

    So, to solve the real problem, I'd need to get a better CPU? Isn't the CPU dependent on the operating system, in that Ubuntu controls the CPU which, in turn, will keep my computer cool?
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    [ubuntu] Laptop Fan Runs ALL THE TIME!

    My laptop fan seems to run all the time, which, ironically, heats up the computer, so I get a lot of system crashes, especially if I'm watching my favorite show on Hulu. I'm trying to control my fan...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Catalyst Control Center Won't Open

    Same here...I have an ATI Radeon HD 3100. I keep checking Synaptic and it says that amdcccle is installed. However, when I search for amdcccle, I only see documentation, *.desktop files, and *.qm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Several Problems in Karmic

    Also, I have some suspend and startup problems. Sometimes when I startup, the ugly splash screen I mentioned would freeze. Many times when I wake up from suspend, I get a black screen but no...
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    [ubuntu] Several Problems in Karmic

    I've had several problems in Karmic thus far. I think they may stem from the kernel, but I can't be sure. Here are the symptoms:

    For starters (no pun intended), when I boot up, the Kubuntu...
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    [other] Re: Any Alternatives to Google?

    Yeah, ixquick is the European version of Startpage. I always use Startpage to search now. :guitar:

    Yeah, I'd like to use OpenGPG, but it seems like 90% of computer users have never heard about...
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    [other] Re: Any Alternatives to Google?

    Oh, yes, I know. I suppose the real solution is to redesign the Internet somehow. Right now, if you send an email to friend X, the email is not sent to friend X...Instead, you have to ask friend N...
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    [other] Any Alternatives to Google?

    All of you smart people realize how what makes Google so bad ("We store your I.P. address with your search. So what?"). Are there any alternatives to Google apps?
    I use Startpage as my search...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 update No WIFI

    I had to to step A (because mine said "Unclaimed"), but the blacklist line is already commented.
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    Re: Global Variables in OpenGL

    Sorry, I meant glutTimerFunc. Man, you'd think the developers could stick to one name. :P

    Is there a way to completely avoid global variables in updating with timers in OpenGL?
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    Global Variables in OpenGL

    From the examples I've seen of OpenGL, the programmer uses global variables for things that are going to be update, such as the angle of a rotating object. i.e.:

    int _angle = 0.0f; //Outside any...
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    [ubuntu] After Scroll, Window Title Bar Stays

    I don't know what I did this one time, but I decided to scroll up a window as Ubuntu was doing something (this is in Gnome). Now, whenever I log out or restart, the window titlebar stays put (no...
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    [gnome] Re: Weird Window Theme Problem

    Gnome is currently like that. You usually have to log out and log back in in order to get the mouse set properly.

    Welcome to Ubuntu, by the way. :)
  15. Including jquery crashes firefox extension!

    I was writing an extension the wrong way. I started out by writing a preferences window with the <window> type. After doing some research, I found I had to use the <prefwindow> type. The scripts...
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    [ubuntu] Some USB Ports Are Unusable After Suspend

    Ubuntu 9.10
    Toshiba L305D-S5934

    I have two USB ports on the LHS (left-hand-side) of the laptop and one more on the RHS (right-hand-side). The RHS has a USB hub with a fan and a trackball mouse...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot mount volume.

    When mounting a device, the mount information is stored in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab (fstab is more user-readable :) ). see which device is trying to be mounted with dmesg | grep usb. Read up on...
  18. [kubuntu] KDE4 Also Loads Gnome Startup Applications

    I like to have applications like Banshee automatically start for Gnome. However, KDE seems to get the startup apps from the same database. Is there a way to let just KDE applications to start? Is...
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    [ubuntu] Automata Program

    Is there a good program for Linux that can draw automata? Anything that easily does circles, loops, arrows, and labels I'll be happy.
    I followed one recommendation to use some Java program, but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 update No WIFI

    That's still not the solution for me. :(
    My problem is that Ubuntu does not detect a wireless device...at all! #-o
    Here's what I get when I type iwconfig:


    lo no wireless extensions.
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  21. Thread: Computer Humor

    by daemon3
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    Computer Humor

    This can range in anything from simple smilies that invoke inner nerd to full-page jokes. Only one rule: keep it PG-rated. :)

    I'll start us off...

    Q: If Tux was stuck in Oz, what would he have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 update No WIFI

    I don't think that's the problem, though. When I type "iwconfig," I'm supposed to have a wireless interface wlan0, but I just see eth0 (ethernet) and lo (loopback).
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 update No WIFI

    I've been having some trouble, too. My wireless card is 05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01).
    What was different for me was that when I...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Wireless stopped working on new Toshiba laptop

    Same problem here. I even tried downloading the driver via the instructions from the Atheros site. For one session, the wireless was visible, but not functional; the next session the wireless was...
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    Linux in the Media

    Has anyone seen the Linux operating system in the media? I remember in The Bourne Supremacy I noticed the legacy gnome icons on one of the laptops they used.

    Of course, there's Jurassic Park...
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