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  1. [ubuntu] Screen goes black if I plug or unplug power

    Whenever I plug in my power cord, or unplug it, the screen on my laptop goes black. I have to hold the power button down to switch it off.

    Is there some kind of fix for this??
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Libre Office subwindows appear ‘off screen’

    Worked!! Wow thanks.
  3. [SOLVED] Libre Office subwindows appear ‘off screen’

    I have two monitors set up (so I can write and watch Walking Dead at the same time.
    Since I set this up, whenever I click styles and formatting in libreoffice to open the subwindow, it appears with...
  4. Dual boot, default boot menu option won't boot, others will

    I have finally got my dual boot working - I was always pure Ubuntu before but now I need Windows for work. I've even got the heat under control from my ATI chipset - better than in Windows. But...
  5. Re: Can I reduce heat in 13.04 the way I did with Jupiter

    Found a solution!!
    put this command in a terminal
    echo OFF | sudo tee /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
    and my...
  6. Can I reduce heat in 13.04 the way I did with Jupiter

    I have strange amd switchable hybrid graphics

    [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250] vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI --- and---[Mobility Radeon HD 5430/5450/5470] vendor: Advanced Micro...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: hardware issue after installation of ubuntu 13.04 alongside with win-vista

    This is the problem Ubuntu boils machines with these chips alive. I have Mobility Radeon and my fingers get hot when I'm typing. My computer is not happy.
  8. [ubuntu] Re: flash installer keeps hanging apt-get


    What command do I give? Is it an apt-get command in the terminal?


    apt-get --purge remove <package> worked!!! thanks
  9. [ubuntu] flash installer keeps hanging apt-get

    Apt-get in a terminal tells me --- you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'
    but I know if I do this it will try to download flash and hang (it's done this five times now)
    ((Actually I...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: "Applying Changes" stuck with downloading Flash Player

    This is happenning to me with apt-get
    Every time I try to use apt-get it trys to download flash, fails and dies.
    How can I tell it to stop trying?
  11. [all variants] Re: 13.04: HP Pavilion DV6 : Radeon HD drivers issue

    I hace the same chips - and my computer runs hot and noisy. Is there any way to reduce the load on the poor laptop. Jupiter used to work a treat.
  12. Replies

    [xubuntu] Re: Logitech C260 audio out of sync

    same problems here with an integrated web cam in a latop.
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    [all variants] Re: Bulk File Rename Software

    And it's easy to use. :p

    Thanks for the tip!
  14. I'm looking for an off-line tabletop RPG name generator for Ubuntu

    I'm looking for a program that would generate random names suitable for use in naming fantasy and sci-fi characters for tabletop role-playing games. I found some Java modules that do this at...
  15. [ubuntu] How do I find out which carrier Ubuntu connected me to?

    Roaming is expensive and I want to reassure myself that Ubuntu's network manager didn't connect me to the wrong carrier.

    I am away from my base country but my provider (3) has a ‘like home’ plan...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Is VirtualBox best solution for limited Windows needs?

    I've only tried virtual box, but it works very well and I can swap files with Ubuntu in real time with a shared folder! joy!
  17. [ubuntu] Re: ?Are all graphics cards Linux compatable?

    Actually getting a card to work can be a giant pain in the a**. The AMD, ATI Mobility Radeon card in my laptop is trying to kill itself by overheating and melting the whole computer.

    I have...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't Install ffmpeg

    If you want ffmpeg, make sure you get all the codecs that you'll need.
  19. [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 "floating window" when I move it with a drag

    I have the same problem when I move a window a ‘long way’, with windows floating to the top of the screen, then sticking to the status bar and expanding to full screen.

    I'm sure it's possible to...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Any Download Accelerator for Ubuntu...?

    You can also get improved downloaders for your web browser - with lots of other features too.

    An example for Firefox
  21. [ubuntu] Re: iPod directory, returns after deletion

    Hmm, do you have gtkpod on your system. I think that might create an iPod directory - though it didn't on my system.
  22. [ubuntu] Re: iPod directory, returns after deletion

    What kind of files were in there, just music, or other stuff too?
    It might be a clue about what was creating the directory.
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    Re: Changes to forums home page layout.

    It's probably too late to turn this thread into a lot of suggestions, but...

    Perhaps a forum called ‘optimization’, or something similar, could sit alongside the support forums for people who have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Newbie, Need some help

    Ubuntu seems very stable after hard reboots - I tinker and inflict a lot of them on my system - while they seem to quite quickly kill a Windows install.

    Just my subjective experience, nothing...
  25. [ubuntu] Any way to make Simple Scan prompt before it overwrites a file?

    When you click save in Simple Scan it saves a copy of the image you have just scanned.
    If a file of the same name already exists Simple Scan overwrites it without offering any prompt or warning.
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