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    [ubuntu] Re: [Solved] Sluggish App Switcher (Alt-tab)

    Finally got around to researching a solution for this - and found a good one: switch to Unity 2D. At the login prompt, clicking on the Ubuntu symbol reveals this option. Unity 2D brings back a...
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    [ubuntu] Sluggish App Switcher (Alt-tab)

    I just upgraded from 10.04 to 12.04 and am now struggling a bit with the new app switcher. The main problem is the delay in popping up, but I'm also not sure that the new behavior of folding multiple...
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    [ubuntu] Browser can't find localhost?

    I am running an http server (catalyst) for web development. It is normally accessible in the browser at localhost:3000. But when I don't have an internet connection, the browser (chrome) gives me an...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't boot from USB

    It's kind of you to try!

    I think that FAT32 is the default for thumb drives (for compatibility), but in any case, that's what I've been using. Since this is linux to linux, maybe I should try...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't boot from USB

    Thanks, but I don't use the SD slot.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't boot from USB

    Thanks for the suggestion. You're right about the two options. They are both set and still get the error.
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    [SOLVED] Can't boot from USB

    SOLUTION: At boot, go into the BIOS. As you exit the BIOS, hit the Esc key. This brings up the Unetbootin boot menu. Stupid but it works.

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    I am trying to install Ubuntu on my...
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    Re: Won't Boot from USB

    I am having the same problem on an Eee PC. Did you ever solve it?
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    [ubuntu] Re: wireless broken after 9.10 upgrade

    Sorry, I never did. I strung an ethernet cable across my office and wrote off the wifi. But my situation may be different from yours. I get sporadic connections, not a total blank.
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    [ubuntu] Re: wireless broken after 9.10 upgrade

    Thanks, but as mentioned above, I'm using Ralink wireless card.
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    [ubuntu] wireless broken after 9.10 upgrade

    I've never had a problem before connecting my desktop wirelessly to my home network. Wireless card is Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI.

    After the upgrade, it actually worked for a while,...
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    [ubuntu] Totem is broken after fresh 9.10 install

    Totem plays DVDs for a while and then stops working, gets jumpy, becomes incomprehensible, etc. I don't know how to debug this and I'm kind of exhausted after all the other problem-fixing I've done...
  13. [SOLVED] fresh 9.10 stuck in 800x600 screen resolution

    Like a number of others, I did a fresh install of 9.10 and found that I was not offered any higher screen res than 800x600. Since I use a ViewSonic VX1940W (widescreen) LCD whose native resolution is...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: totem is missing libgnome-desktop-2.so.2 ??

    Thanks for the suggestions. It helped me figure out what was going on ... I actually had compiled my own version of totem (a long time ago!) and had left it lying around. It was confusing things ......
  15. [SOLVED] totem is missing libgnome-desktop-2.so.2 ??

    One day I woke up and totem stopped working. It gives this error:


    error while loading shared libraries: libgnome-desktop-2.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    I've...
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    [SOLVED] Can't play DVDs - used to work

    I am on hardy (8.04) and suddenly found totem would not play dvds. Sometimes I get error messages that it didn't recognize the dvd device. Sometimes that the dvd was encrypted. Very weird.

    The...
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    Fresh netbook install -- bravo!

    I just have to give big applause to the whole Ubuntu team. I just got a refurbished Eee PC 1000HE (XP version) and reformatted it with UNR. It is working like a charm and I am so grateful for this...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Keyboard stopped working, cant even boot my desktop

    Sorry if this is too obvious, but have you tried swapping in a different keyboard? Sounds like a hardware issue ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Horrible fonts after upgrade to Hardy

    Sorry, for some reason it is dropping the img tag. Here's the URL:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharp11/3290900012/
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    [ubuntu] Re: Horrible fonts after upgrade to Hardy

    Here's the screenshot:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharp11/3290900012/
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    [ubuntu] Horrible fonts after upgrade to Hardy

    I recently upgraded from gutsy to hardy (8.04) and most of my fonts are kind of off. On the desktop, they're usable, but not pretty. In Firefox, especially, they are nasty (screenshot is below). I've...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Performance issues with Firefox and acroread

    Did you mean "gutsy"? Anyway, I do have performance issues, that was the point of this thread.

    I just completed the upgrade from gutsy to hardy (8.04), it seems to have gone quite smoothly....
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Performance issues with Firefox and acroread

    So it sounds like I need to finally upgrade from gutsy to hardy (otherwise I'm stuck with firefox 2.0.x.). I've been avoiding this, just afraid of getting bogged down in complications.
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Performance issues with Firefox and acroread

    Thanks for these suggestions. I have started to use evince for PDFs. It lacks some acrobat features that I like, but is much much faster.
  25. [ubuntu] Performance issues with Firefox and acroread

    I'm running gutsy on a 900MHz system with 1G of RAM. It works basically okay, but Firefox is easily overwhelmed by heavy javascript. My biggest issue is that gmail runs slowly, esp. if I'm looking at...
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