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    Re: Upgrade Ubuntu 6.06 on antiquated machine?

    If by "new" you will accept "refurbished" or "used", then you have many more options.

    I have purchased a "store-bought" new computer just once in the past 35+ years...
    (it was a Radio Shack...
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    [SOLVED] Re: flash drive mounting as read only

    One reason Linux mounts Microsoft NTFS as read-only is because the volume was not un-mounted cleanly the last time Windows mounted it... the "dirty-bit" is set and Linux (wisely) refuses to write to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: No screensavers

    Are you referring to the actual program which is used to put pictures on the screen at random times?
    If so, then Ubuntu comes with a rather nice screen-saver built-in.. no real need for another,...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Error messages no matter what I'm trying to install

    Are we 100% certain of which release is actually installed?

    I see both Oneiric and Intrepid referenced...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What Module, chip set what ever is this?

    how about a pix of the other side?
  6. Thread: ad-hoc network

    by egalvan
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    [ubuntu] Re: ad-hoc network

    here is a link:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Adhoc
  7. Thread: Games

    by egalvan
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    [lubuntu] Re: Games

    It should show on the "Games and Amusements (universe)" section.
    Make sure you have the "universe" repo checked in your 'software sources'.
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Messed up boot sector and partition table!

    Second, the boot sector & partition table are GONE (they reside in the first 512bytes),
    if indeed you wrote 32KB to the hard drive.

    First, STOP USING THE DRIVE. otherwise you risk overwriting...
  9. Thread: New to Ubuntu

    by egalvan
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    [ubuntu] Re: New to Ubuntu

    I've got an older ThinkPad TP60.
    it has 4GB RAM and the CPU is under 2.0GHz.
    It runs Natty rather well...

    I would suggest downloading Natty or Oneric
    (11.04 or 11.10)
    and running them as...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to downgrade; deciding which version to get...

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  11. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to downgrade; deciding which version to get...

    Something that many folks ignore,
    is the fact that understanding any Operating System is hard the first time... Microsoft is no exception.
    (understanding anything the first time can be difficult....
  12. Thread: Repository 404

    by egalvan
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    Re: Repository 404

    as searchfgold stated, karmic is no longer supported.

    If you want an older release, 10.04LTS (Lucid Lynx) will have support (for the gui stuff) until April 2013.
    the core will have support until...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: No Internet On Mum's Computer (Ubuntu 8.04)

    it should be ifconfig




    it really depends on how much RAM you have installed.
    I'm running 11.04 on an older Thinkpad T40, which has a 1.3MHz CPU,
    but is maxed out at 2Gb RAM.
    it runs...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Where can I find "pam.unix.so"

    It may not be the OP's reason to install anti-virus on Linux,
    but MY reason is to clean infected MS Windows machines,
    or more exactly, their hard drives and memory cards.

    Since, as you state,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I hope I haven't bricked it.....

    True for Microsoft, as it locks the install to the hardware,
    but NOT true for Linux.
    Installing Linux on one machine, then moving the drive to another,
    is a common way to solve boot problems,...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Newbie needs help installing software on 11.10

    Some software is command-line only, so it does not normally show on th menus, which, by default, show only GUI-oriented apps.

    "Ubuntu Software Center" has an "Installed Software" menu item.
    Its...
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    [ubuntu] Re: renaming files in lots of folders

    Typed in "file rename" in Synaptic,
    and found this little gem...



    it has a "recurse folders" option...
    it may be useful to you..
  18. Thread: Login as root

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    [ubuntu] Re: Login as root

    The OP doesnt only want to log in as root ...

    automatically log in as root when the system starts up

    He wants to do it AUTOMATICALLY ON LOGIN.

    Talk about a security nightmare...
    and a...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Does my system support DDR3 ram,do i need a upgrade.

    One more thing I would do...

    use 'top' from a terminal to see what is using CPU and RAM...

    (or use the semi-gui 'htop' (also from a terminal), it gives a "prettier" display)
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Does my system support DDR3 ram,do i need a upgrade.

    If your board is currently using DDR2, then it CANNOT support DDR3..
    It's either one or the other, not both.
    (DDR2 and DDR3 are PHYSICALLY DIFFERENT HARDWARE)

    as for upgrading to more RAM, that...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Does updating driver in windows work in linux?

    check on how the SATA drives are being accessed in the BIOS..
    native SATA or ahci.

    also see if a RAID function is enabled.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Single file program installation

    Debian-based distros use deb, similar to RPM.

    another way is to open Synaptic, choose what package/packages you want, then go to the "file" tab, and choose "Generate package download list".
    ...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Adding a windows pc to Ubuntu10.10 network

    how many lan connections does that router have?
    is it providing DHCP for your local lan?
    is it providing internet for your local lan?
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    [SOLVED] Re: 2 hard drives. Some advice please

    I was perusing your other problem and found this



    as you can see, using that space is giving Linux problems..
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    [SOLVED] Re: 2 hard drives. Some advice please

    If this was MY setup, i would change New Volume to something such as music...



    file names with spaces are Windows-centric,
    Unix/Linux prefers no spaces...

    mounting volumes on /media should...
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