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  1. Thread: Printers?

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    [other] Re: Printers?

    Thanks for the tip on that website. It's the way to go. I can visit the site right in the store and get the straight story (at least on compatibility) on the spot. I'll check out Brother printers....
  2. Thread: Printers?

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    [other] Printers?

    Today I bought a Canon MB2320. The store salesman assured me that it would run under Linux. Well....it won't. It also seems to be impossible to disable the WIFI. My question is: what printers out...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell OptiPlex GX260

    Inside the machine there are plenty of slots. I'll get my hands on a new-er graphics card and see if the machine likes it.

    As for Lubuntu, I loaded it up, and so far I think it's great! It...
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    [ubuntu] Re: unable to upgrade

    Thanks for that suggestion, I'll try Lubuntu 14. I did get Ubuntu 14 to install, but man I hate that style of desktop, and it is slooooooooooooow! Some windows take 10 or more seconds to display. I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: unable to upgrade

    Here is the file you requested. Thanks.


    computer
    description: Mini Tower Computer
    product: OptiPlex GX260
    vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
    serial: [REMOVED]
    width: 32...
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    [ubuntu] Dell OptiPlex GX260

    I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on an old Dell i686 (that began life running Windoze XP). It has been going for years, but now it is getting cranky, and I want to go to Mint 17. I did a USB install, but...
  7. Thread: "Tweak"

    by whvw
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    Re: "Tweak"

    Dear Cabose885: That got me to the package, (thanks) which I then clicked on. Everything proceeded normally (or so it seemed to me) but no icon or launching method. Also, the Ubuntu Software Centre...
  8. Thread: "Tweak"

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    "Tweak"

    I downloaded Tweak for ubuntu 12.04. The procedure progressed normally with no glitches. But..where is the file? The instructions said just download it and "that's it". How do you launch it?
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    Re: no access in new 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade

    WEll, I discoverd that I could create a new user, and get some access with that. I even managed to restore my original user and root. BUT: Seamonkey is gone, Open Office won't open and my desktop is...
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    no access in new 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade

    I really think it's done for but I'll try asking here. I just did an upgrade, (10.04 to 12.04) and can only log on as a (useless) guest. I do not know if my user account is even still there, since...
  11. Thread: 10.04 to 10.10

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    10.04 to 10.10

    I keep getting a "failed to fetch" message when I try to upgrade. How can I fix this?
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    [ubuntu] Re: file system checks

    Well... I tried the link, (it was broken) but a site search gave me a sudo command which I cut and pasted into terminal and.... it did nothing. Is there a file someplace that can be edited directly?
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    [ubuntu] file system checks

    Help! Every few days, the system keeps doing the "file system checks in progress" thing. How can I decrease the frequency of this?
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    [SOLVED] Re: clock_screen0/prefs gone

    SOLVED!
    This is for ubuntu 9.10 it might be the same for others..

    The answer (which I found out for myself, actually the best way) is that sometimes users on the same installation will have a...
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    [SOLVED] clock_screen0/prefs gone

    For some reason the date in my clock has reverted to mm/dd-no year. When I go to root, it still displays as I set it: dd/mm/yyyy. Everyone says to use gconf-editor: ......clock_screen0/prefs. The...
  16. Thread: Date format

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    [ubuntu] Date format

    I had my system (9.10) set up just the way I want it. But yesterday, after turning the clock display off then on again, it decided to give me that silly MM/DD thing. It dropped off the year entirely....
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    [ubuntu] strange errors, long boot

    I seem to have a little problem here. One of my 9.10 installations (I'm on another, now) started to take an eternity to load and started to display a DOS-like screen with many error messages (on both...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Open Office problem

    The problem was the need to turn off "number recognition", somewhat buried in "options"
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    [ubuntu] Re: Open Office problem

    Thanks. That seems to have done it. Hopefully, it will stay that way.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Open Office problem

    It is version 9. It will install, and I can actually get to the splash screen (you don't know how good I felt when I first saw that) but then an error message pops up and says "word perfect was not...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Open Office problem

    Yes, it was in a table. I type "7:00" (or 07:00) and it types "07:00:00".
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    [ubuntu] Open Office problem

    No matter what I do, Open Office insists on rendering time as 00:00:00, instead of 00:00. It will change what I type to what it wants. Turning off word complete does nothing. Once I found a way...
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    [ubuntu] problem with "screensaver preferences"

    Every time I go to the "screensaver preferences" (System-Preferences (9.10)), the entire system crashes. Nothing to do but hit the reset button. Does anyone have any ideas about this? Other functions...
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    [ubuntu] Install wordarounds

    The Ubuntu Software Centre has become broken on my home machine, (partial download, back to 50%, then error: port 8080 invalid host name). Since no one seems to be able to fix it, is it possible to:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Seamonkey install problem

    This is related to an earlier post of mine about the Ubuntu Software Centre being broken here at home. I can't download anything, I keep getting an error about port 8080, invalid host name. Yes, I...
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