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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Installing xubuntu, comm modprobe tainted?

    Hi,
    This is too old a device to install 14.
    Anyway I saw from another forum that someone having a similar problem removed their internal wireless card (broadcomm)
    I too did the same and I was...
  2. [SOLVED] Installing xubuntu, comm modprobe tainted?

    After I choose the partitioning scheme, the installation process clocks at this screen. Please see attached.
    I am totally flummoxed as to what is wrong. Is it the installation media? I tried two...
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    Re: "Small" Browser

    OK, in the process of changing the swap file size, i totally messed up. I tried to reinstall the OS but ran into problems. I am opening a new thread in the installation forum!
    Sorry guys!
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    Re: "Small" Browser

    Actually now that I've been using Midori for a few days, I too have encountered some crashes. But after boosting the memory to 2GB, I am able to do stuff with firefox albeit slowly- my son is not...
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    Re: "Small" Browser

    Question about Midori- it's light and fast but on Google websites it complains that I'm using an outdated version of Chrome. I guess there is a setting in Midori to "fake out" what the server sees...
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    Re: "Small" Browser

    Interesting suggestions. I actually don't have any bits and pieces anymore and asked around with my friends if they had an older laptop I could buy cheaply before deciding to resurrect this one!
    If...
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    Re: "Small" Browser

    Ouch, meant to type 2002. And as to the OS, I corrected myself in an earlier post, sorry!
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    Re: "Small" Browser

    Sorry, I thought I'd posted the specs. Here goes.
    It's a Gateway M275 notebook/laptop.

    -memory
    description: System Memory
    physical id: f
    slot: System board or motherboard...
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    "Small" Browser

    I have xubuntu (I think it might be trusty tahr, not sure if the upgrade completed) running on an old gateway laptop, circa 2012. It has 1 GB RAM.

    I want to give it to my 5th grader to do some of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to reinstall Ubuntu

    Hi Sorry for the delayed reply. If I rightclick it everything is grayed out except these two options.
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    FWIW, this is the error I referred to in the previous post- dont know if this is a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to reinstall Ubuntu

    Thanks for your continued patience

    "you need to create a / partition prior to this screen"...
    Where would I create this? I wasn't given a place to do this.

    "create partitions on the drive for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to reinstall Ubuntu

    Hi Bucky Ball,
    If only things were that easy :) I clicked OK like you recommended and it says there is something wrong with the partitioning.
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    But if I go back and try to fix this by...
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    [ubuntu] Unable to reinstall Ubuntu

    In a different thread I had posted about issues I was having with logging in but since I am not getting any responses there, I thought I'd try to reinstall my Ubuntu overlaying the one I have. But...
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    Re: can't get past logon splash screen

    Hi,
    I am on 14.04.
    I did as you suggested and created a new user from the command line. I rebooted and tried to log in from the log in screen using this new id but got the same result. This time...
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    can't get past logon splash screen

    Hi,
    After a long gap I decided to give my Ubuntu install another whirl. Problem was I had forgotten my password. I did the business with booting into recovery and reset my password. Then I did...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Desktop occupies only a part of the display

    When you are willing to take the time to provide me alternatives, it would be dreadfully churlish on my part to not try them out, wouldn't it? Anyway, that last suggestion of yours did work and I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Desktop occupies only a part of the display

    Hi Luke,
    I tried your xorg.conf and rebooted but made no difference.
    I don't see 1024x768 as an option when I got into preferences/Monitor. that command xrandr now shows a different result

    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Desktop occupies only a part of the display

    I was holding off on trying bodhi cos I read some reports about its being quirky.

    I can give it a shot. The process looks rather roundabout, they assume that I am doing it from an existing...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Desktop occupies only a part of the display

    I created /etc/X11/xorg.conf as follows


    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Intel Graphics"
    Driver "intel"
    Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"
    EndSection

    But it didn't make any difference.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Desktop occupies only a part of the display

    Thank you mrgs and Luke M and ibjsb4.
    I found some instructions to tweak grub to add modeset and tried that. But apart from now displaying the same small sized desktop in the middle of my...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Desktop occupies only a part of the display

    Inspiron-1100:~$ xrandr
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 640 x 480, maximum 32767 x 32767
    LVDS1 connected 640x480+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
    640x480 ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Desktop occupies only a part of the display

    Inspiron-1100:~$ lspci -k | grep -A3 VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device 0149...
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    [SOLVED] Desktop occupies only a part of the display

    I just installed lubuntu 14 on an old Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop with pentium 4 and 1GB RAM. Installation seemed to go thru fine but when I boot into Lubuntu I find that the desktop occupies only...
  24. [ubuntu] Stuck at low resolution- laptop mode- cannot change

    Hi Community,
    Very long post- sorry, please bear with me

    My current problem is that my display on the 19" monitor is showing laptop mode and is like 640x480 and won't let me change in Display...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display freezes

    Pleaaase? Someone?
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