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    [ubuntu] Re: Not able to install on old Darter

    I do have pae, whatever it means. I'd exclude a kernel problem because 12.04 and 12.10 live work fine.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Not able to install on old Darter

    This is the output of lspci in case someone is interested in this issue:



    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev...
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    [ubuntu] Not able to install on old Darter

    I'm trying a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 on my old white Darter. Towards the end of the installation the installer crashes with an I/O error and leave the laptop unusable.
    I had a similar problem...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Skype and KDE theme

    I'm using the default theme. I have a Zenbook prime UX31A with intel Ivy Bridge graphic controller. I've installed the 64 bits version of Kubuntu and skype. Other people have the same problem, but...
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    [kubuntu] Skype and KDE theme

    Skype 4.1 on kubuntu 12.04 seems not to follow the colour scheme dictated by the KDE theme; in particular the name of the selected contact is written in black over dark blue, making it unreadable. Is...
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    Re: Debian appeared suddenly

    It is probably faster to reinstall Debian from scratch, but if you prefer to fix the current installation, you can actually become root on your Debian system from inside Ubuntu, provided that...
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    Re: Is emacs still relevant?

    I use emacs every day to write in LaTeX. Together with the browser, it's the program I'm staring the longest at.
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    Re: Does gtkpod support iPod Nano 6th Generation yet?

    What never stops surprising me is that Apple made a device which can be interfaced only with ONE program of their choice, and people are still running to buy it, despite the many alternatives. What...
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    [all variants] Cleaning the fan on DARU1

    My first generation (white) Darter has become loud recently. How can I clean the fan?
  10. Re: is it possible ? to install linux on a Nokia cell phone?

    I have no idea if it is possible; a quick google search gave no result. Your cellphone most probably has an ARM processor, so you could take a look at the Debian ARM forum, if there is any.
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    [SOLVED] Re: proprietary drivers

    A proprietary driver is a driver which is distributed under a non free licence. Some cards (i.e. nvidia graphic cards) need them to use their advanced functionalities, but most don't require them. If...
  12. Re: Hardware Compare? -- System76 Lemur vs. Apple Macbook

    How is it possible a 7 hours difference in battery life? is it the reason for the +1,2 lb of the macbook, or there is a hardware/software problem with the Lemur?
  13. Thread: Geek Pride Day

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    Re: Geek Pride Day

    I'll do some Math, if I'm not too jet-lagged for coming back home from a semester long Math research program in Berkeley two days before.
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    OS X has command line. Last time I had to use command line was on a Mac. Therefore command line must be the new greatest innovation ;)
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    Re: Help installing Latex packages

    ooops
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    Re: Help installing Latex packages

    beamer is installable from the repository. The command is:


    sudo apt-get install latex-beamer

    This will install it systemwide, so you won't need to copy it in every directory. I have no idea...
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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth vs Apple.

    What to you mean? In fonts are anti-aliased by default and for every application in Ubuntu, but in XP they aren't.
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    Re: Mark Shuttleworth vs Apple.

    From a time when Linus was in kindergarden and PC were stuck with DOS command line, I guess
  19. Re: What linux/open source software would you consider professional quality?

    TeX/LaTeX; it's wonderful, if you don't know it yet, try it and dump Openoffice
  20. Re: how do so many modern movies get rendered with linux?

    When I was in graduate school I had some office neighbours who worked at CERN. They told me they use Linux because it's the best in parallel computing. Probably it is the same reason why it is used...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help me destroy XP

    According to http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275you can run

    sudo update-grub
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    Re: Amazon Kindle 2 Review

    No pdf?
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    Re: Shooting at my University.....

    Those who are US citizens and oppose gun ownership have the RIGHT to try to change their country for what they think it is the best. The same right you have to keep and bear arms. Inviting them to...
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    Re: Shooting at my University.....

    There are three categories of potentially dangerous people: professional criminals, petty criminals, and mentally disturbed people. Only the first group is going to have a gun anyway, and very few...
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    Re: Shooting at my University.....

    I wonder if life in American schools is so miserable for some people that they remain traumatised for the rest of their lives. There must be a reason why people shoot so much more often in schools...
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