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  1. [ubuntu_mate] Cant set Wake on Alarm in Mate 16.04

    Hi guys,
    I recently upgraded my aging Ubuntu 8.04 to Mate 16.04, and Im finding I now cant change the wake on Alarm settings, its currently set to around 06:30 am, but whenever I try to write the...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Can I run the latest version of Virtualbox (4.3.18) on Ubuntu 8.04?

    Well I've already been there, doesnt say anything more than you've said, I'm looking for a version number.
  3. [ubuntu] Can I run the latest version of Virtualbox (4.3.18) on Ubuntu 8.04?

    If not the latest, then what version will work? Currently on 4.2.18
    According to the VB website latest downloadable version 0f 4.3.18 goes down to Ubuntu 10.04, I run this at work and upgraded...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Latest version of Firefox I can run on Hardy (8.04)

    Its behind a Hard firewall & a soft one, I've been running Various Ubuntu's for 7 years, with zero problems. I dont see what the problem is with an old kernel. Still better than XP or Win7.
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Latest version of Firefox I can run on Hardy (8.04)

    Behind a hardwired firewall, Noscript, flashblock, Adblock, Image Block, BlockSite and Ghostery, Java disabled, I think I've got it covered guys...

    Around 95% of this machines time is running...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Latest version of Firefox I can run on Hardy (8.04)

    Running v17 now, Wow! what speed!
    V5 just sat there timing out half the time, I thought it was my router and restarted it a few times, but it seems it was the old Firefox. Superfast now on the 100mb...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Latest version of Firefox I can run on Hardy (8.04)

    Thanks Dennis,
    Thats exactly the kind of reply I was hoping for, I get so sick of the 'you've GOT to upgrade to the latest distro!' comments.
    Apart from the old version of Python that doesnt run...
  8. [ubuntu] Latest version of Firefox I can run on Hardy (8.04)

    I dont want to go into why Im still running my outdated version of Ubuntu, but could anyone tell me whats the latest version of Firefox I can run on it? Im on Firefox v5.0. Yeah I know, the OS runs...
  9. Re: Grub stops booting XP after working fine for three + years!

    Hmm been thinking about it for a while but hate the new Gnome, run Lucid at work, but thats out of date now isnt it?
    Probably gonna go mate or Cinnamon at some point, but even they are not...
  10. Re: Grub stops booting XP after working fine for three + years!

    Sorted it!
    Duh! I pulled the battery out and blanked the cmos, it changed the disk priority making the XP drive essentially hd1 instead of hd2 which grub was looking for. Changed the XP drive back...
  11. Grub stops booting XP after working fine for three + years!

    Ok Guys,
    Im running Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 (old but does all I need)

    Booted up yesterday tried to get to boot XP from Grub and got 'Error 13 invalid or unsupported executeable format' error
    Spec is ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: False SMART drive errors in BIOS

    Yes it was a cold boot, after a 2nd reboot it fired up fine with no smart error, I tried disconnecting my XP drive in case it was a psu issue, and it booted up fine cold with no smart warning, Im...
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    [ubuntu] False SMART drive errors in BIOS

    Hi All,
    Switched on this morning and got a warning (From the BIOS) that SMART check is bad and drive should be backed up and replaced. I ran a quick (2 mins) and full (4 1/2 hours) and they found...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: How do i get back 'smart' thunderbird icon?

    Its not growl is it?
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to make the pound sign easy

    Set UK region?
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    [ubuntu] Re: convert jpg to mpg with ffmpeg

    I've got an mp3 I've converted to an mpg to post on Youtube, how do I get it to display one jpg image all the way through the track? (Its audio only at the moment)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cant access BIOS settings anymore

    Pull the bios battery out.
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Inserted SD card doesn't mount at insertion...

    Try mounting the card in an XP system then cleanly unmount. Ubuntu wont mount an uncleanly unmounted device. I've had this before on mine and the only way to fix it is to mount/unmount in XP,...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Simple way to completely revert interface changes after maverick?

    I'm not the only one then... still running Hardy at home and Lucid at work. Now and again I install the newer versions in VirtualBox only to walk away shaking my head. ALL the friends I recommended...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: How to autostart apps with sudo priviledges

    Whats wrong with Sudo crontab -e
    @reboot /usr/bin/jupiter

    ????
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Cant format unformatted space on mounted drive

    Fixed it!
    I had to do it from a Live CD.
    Strangely, Im getting the mount name showing on the desktop, and I cant get rid of it, no big problem, but a bit annoying when I already have a shortcut to...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Cant format unformatted space on mounted drive

    No not RAID/LVM or Encrypted, I think I copied the /dev/mapper from my old setup on Dapper (!)

    Yeah, I was thinking of trying to format from a live CD rater than the booted drive, it said SDB2...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Cant format unformatted space on mounted drive

    Yes, because when I failed to format the logical partition, I deleted it again.
    Heres the output, now with the SDB1 extended partition:
    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Cant format unformatted space on mounted drive

    Thats what Im saying!
    I DID create an extended partition,
    I DID create a logical partition!
    I cant format it though!
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Cant format unformatted space on mounted drive

    SDB5 is the extended partition created by gparted. I can create it, but cant format it.
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