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  1. Re: What was your reaction the first time you used Linux/Ubuntu?

    I started out with a homebuilt pc (AMD K6-2 450, 512k ram, 10gig hard drive) running Win 95. Was given a Corel Linux cd. Since I was a newb I screwed the 95 partition and lost everything. Threw the...
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    Re: What year did you start PC gaming?

    Same here. Bought the CoCo for my son-in-law who never touched it.
  3. Thread: No Audio

    by Shazaam

    [ubuntu] Re: No Audio

    Laptop? Desktop?
    Run this command to show your hardware...

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    [SOLVED] Re: problems booting -up dell

    It sounds like you may have a failing motherboard. A few things...

    1. I have had new-on-the-rack batteries turn out to be DOA.
    2. Get a flashlight and look at the capacitors on the motherboard....
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Precise Pangolin

    Aww, come on, you know you want to...:)
    IMHO Precise "feels" faster. 11.10 was a disaster on my pc. Unity has come a long way and is much improved.
  6. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    Just a little thank you kansasnoob for your tweaks. They helped prod this old geezer into running

    man gsettings

    gsettings help COMMAND
    in terminal to educate me a little more.
  7. Thread: Grandmother

    by Shazaam

    Re: Grandmother

    My grandmother worked in the cosmetic section of a department store. Every time I smell lilacs or drift by that section I think of her. Funny how memories work.
    Thanksgiving works the same way. We...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: How to understand directory listing for Trash/

    I should have explained better sorry. You could use that command to drill down to your /home trash and /root trash to see if nautilus shows anything.
    As far as the differences between the cli and a...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: can not start oracle vm virtual box after upgrading

    Give this a try...

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
  10. Thread: Lost Dual Boot

    by Shazaam

    [ubuntu] Re: Lost Dual Boot

    BAD idea. If he has wiped Windows off of his drive any additional writing to it could reduce the chance that he could restore it using tools like testdisk.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Is my CPU going to be okay?

    Do you have C&Q enabled in your pc's bios?. Might want turn turn it off while gaming.
    70c is bad only if you let it run like that for a while. If it temporarily spiked to that I don't think you did...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: How to understand directory listing for Trash/

    Another (WARNING! Full root nautilus powers- be careful)...

    gksudo nautilus
    CTRL+H to show hidden files.
  13. [ubuntu] Re: How to understand directory listing for Trash/

    Try this...

    ls -l
    (lowecase L's)
  14. [ubuntu] Re: How would you approach this LAN printer install?

    "Why don't you just plug an ethernet cable into your printer and connect it up to your router or switch and it will get a proper IP address allowing all your PC's to talk to the printer directly...
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    Re: Building a new computer

    Back to the OP, one thing to look for is where the sata/ide ports are on any motherboards that you are looking at. Newer generations of video cards span the width of matx boards (some are longer). I...
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Precise Pangolin

    Apport popups stopped after I updated today. The only thing I have had a problem with is lightdm flaking out after nvidia or xorg updates. A reboot usually takes care of it.
    I'm highly impressed...
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    Re: Activity here has gone way down

    *dons flameproof shorts*
    I think the change to an unpolished Unity chased off a lot of users. For me, it meant sticking with Lucid (and installing Xubuntu). The current popularity of Mint also bears...
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    Poll: Re: To Cheese or not to Cheese.

    It depends. On a sandwich- Colby w/dill pickles and mayo. As a topping/casserole- Sharp Cheddar. On spagghetti- Parmesan/Romano mix.
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    Re: Favorite Movie?

    Top 3...
    Forbidden Planet
    Vanishing Point (original, not the remake)
    The Day The Earth Stood Still (again, the original)

    Vanishing Point is the one with the guy driving a Dodge Challenger...
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    Re: I don't want magazines to end. :(

    Paper books don't require a power source. :)

    Things that come to my mind on the subject of books-

    A classic...

    Library that's completely...
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    Re: Beating back the telephone virus scammers

    On a distantly related side note, the scammers don't have to call you to scam your money..
    My brother had a problem with his pc (which later turned out to be blown caps on his Dell mb) so he signed...
  22. Re: Is your Hardware getting too old for the latest version of your favourite Distro

    Not to old for me. Upgraded from this...
    Soyo KT-600 mb
    Athlon XP 3200+
    BFG 7800 GS
    2gig DDR

    To this (total cost-less than $100 US)...
    MSI K9n6 mb
    Athlon X2 5000+
    XFX 9800 GSO
  23. Re: Oilrush naval strategy game is OFFICIALLY OUT FOR GRABS!

    50? I'm 58 and I love first person shooters. I wish some of my Windows games would run on linux without having to use Wine.. Well, Serious Sam does but it's glitchy.
    That said, Oil Rush sure looks...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Graphics card/Driver help needed (nVidia and Ubuntu Lucid)

    I am using the x-swat repo and their nvidia-current and nvidia-settings. Here is a screeshot. You will see that mine says the same "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system" as yours. It is a...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Graphics card/Driver help needed (nVidia and Ubuntu Lucid)

    You may also need to do this....

    gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    and add these to the end (bottom)...

    blacklist amd76x_edac
    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveaub
    blacklist rivafb...
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