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    Re: Can I Let Windows 10 Go?

    Having ,at least,2 OS on a device is a very simple and efficient way
    to diagnose between software and hardware problems.
    I once disabled BIOS USB support on a a PC with only USB ports.
    So I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Time to build a server with old hardware.

    Thanks all for this very informative topic.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: How to create snapshot (iso) of current running system to be installed in others

    I may be wrong but the use of blockID and also various "MAC" addresses prevents
    what you and I would like to do :-)
    Now that most installation media is rw it would already be nice if they were...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Screen resolution after update

    I too had a strange behaviour after a reboot for update.
    no more GUI only text console.
    The solution was to reboot the HDMI TV I use as monitor.
    HTH
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    [ubuntu] Re: VLC shutdown problem

    Same thing on Ubuntu +Intel PC.
    Partial solution is to pause or stop video playback before closing VLC.
    Kaffeine is also affected.
  6. Thread: Raid or Software?

    by hk42
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    [ubuntu] Re: Raid or Software?

    IMHO combining different origin/size drives in Raid is a very bad idea.
    I have been using Raid0 for more than 10 years but I started them
    with brand new identical drives.
    In that case I believe it...
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    Sticky: Re: Desktop Hardware Incompatibility List.

    I bought this device:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I resize/EXPAND my boot partition?

    I wonder what can be the use of a 32GB boot partition ?
    I'm using less than 32GB root partition and /boot is part of it.
    Only /home is on an external SD card and it is very handy.
    Data and a few...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Looking for a good Music Player for Ubuntu 20.04

    There is a nice application here:
    https://webamp.org/
    It works nicely with firefox and your own files you don't install anything.
    There is also an appimage stand alone file....
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Is it a good idea to keep using MBR on rather small drives ?

    Thanks for the answers and the links.
    May be MBR is not the right term.Partition mode may be better.
    My idea is that for example an USB drive can be used on a Wxp PC,on a TV set top Box
    running...
  11. Thread: Antenna Strength

    by hk42
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    [ubuntu] Re: Antenna Strength

    For antenna the simple rule is the bigger the better.
    On the receive side the position of antenna far away from interference sources is important.
    And a computer is a big source of interference....
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    [xubuntu] Re: Bluetooth troubles

    Are you using any USB3 devices ?
    They are known to create interferences in the 2.4GHz band.
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    Re: USB Ports Lose Power Until Restart

    In such cases login via SSH can be useful.
  14. [SOLVED] Is it a good idea to keep using MBR on rather small drives ?

    The idea is to be able to use them on old devices or with old OS.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I record online school lectures?

    There are two very nice extensions to Firefox:
    "Adblocker for you tube" and " Video download helper"
    Worth a try IMHO.
    Also VLC can record while displaying but it no more works for some streams.
  16. Thread: DAB softwares

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    Re: DAB softwares

    I have just installed the 20.04 Ubuntu distribution and welle.io is included in the
    software distribution.
    It worked very well with an RTL2832 dongle
  17. Re: Recording/Capturing video from laptop camera

    VLC too was able to do that last time I tried.
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    Re: Change raid 1 to raid 0

    In fact the reason I used raid 0 at that time was that I did a lot of analog video capture
    and hard drive of more than 1 To were quite rare and expensive.
    The drives used were low speed "Green"...
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    Re: Change raid 1 to raid 0

    I agree on that but it is also true that sharing main drive activity between 2 physical ones improves their reliability.
    I have an array of 2 x 1To drives that worked non stop for 15 years :-) ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to install boot-repair on 19.10

    I too failed to install boot -repair.
    But there is a bootable USB ISO of boot- repair.
    It helped a lot.
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Updating BIOS /UEFI on ubuntu only machines

    Completely removing an OS from a computer is a bad idea.
    HDD space has never been so cheap.
    There are a few Android applications I would like to use on Intel devices.
  22. Re: Ubuntu installer is very outdated and user unfriendly

    +1
    And if such a special case was to be taken into account on the installer it would render it very complex and out of reach for
    the majority of Ubuntu users.
    The success of Ubuntu is mainly due...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Waterfox, how to get it?

    There is no reason for firefox and others to loose all preference ,bookmarks,and passwords when upgrading OS.
    With Windows I'm still waiting for drivers updates (creative labs ,iomega,cinergy,asus)...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Connecting two computers with one ethernet cable - no router

    I totally agree with that .
    It is misleading to mark a topic "solved" if there is no trace of the solution in it.
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    Firefox and TVheadend

    When using the html interface to my DVBT/DVBS TVheadend server I found that SMplayer is much better than
    VLC I was using until now.
    I have yet to see if this apply to my windows computers.
    HTH
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