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  1. [ubuntu] Re: After fresh install of 9.04, cannot open a root terminal

    I can open a terminal with either gnome-terminal or x-terminal-emulator. I just can't open them as root. I need a root terminal in order to edit and delete config files that are not set up properly...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: After fresh install of 9.04, cannot open a root terminal

    Thanks for the suggestion. I tried gksu gnome-terminal and sudo gnome-terminal and both give the same error "Failed to contact the GConf daemon". I think the problem is that there should be some...
  3. [ubuntu] After fresh install of 9.04, cannot open a root terminal

    Everyone,

    Here is a new problem I have never seen before. After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.04, I cannot open a root terminal.

    I am running the System Tools : Root Terminal menu item...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sound not working after upgrade to 9.04

    For the OSS thing, in the Sound control panel (find this in menu System : Preferences: Sound), you will see on the devices tab your selections are probably autodetect for sound playback (three...
  5. [xubuntu] Re: Things which stopped working when I upgraded to 9.04

    Better than me...Amarok won't play anything. It just runs through my 216 songs in about 8 seconds, thinking it is playing them. No play, no sound, nothing. And this is with a generic install of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 4GB ram installed -- 3GB ram available

    There is no service pack 4 for XP (or was that sarcasm about the limits of XP? --- if so, Linux seems to be at the same limit considering they both only support the same amount of physical RAM out of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 4GB ram installed -- 3GB ram available

    Thanks everyone for the responses. Using the server kernel seems most promising. However, I'm still wondering about why 32 bit Linux by default doesn't address up to the 4 GB limit for a 32 bit...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Headphones Not Working

    I have a Sony Viao with the headphones working. I fixed mine by adding the following line to the end of the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base:

    "options snd-hda-intel model=vaio"

    This assumes you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Appearance preferences background

    Veevose, this isn't a good place for your question. No one will notice it here. If you can, start a new message in the "Hardware & Laptops" forum and ask for help with the brightness of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Appearance preferences background

    Thanks, loomsen, I found the preference file. It's not in /usr/share/backgrounds/*somexml*, it is in /home/<username>/.gnome2 and the file is called "backgrounds.xml".
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    [ubuntu] Re: Appearance preferences background

    John, thanks for the note. Yes, I know that I could do that for one picture at a time. However, I need to change 400 pictures. You wouldn't know where the preference file that stores the list of...
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    [ubuntu] Appearance preferences background

    First a rant...
    How lame can you make a preferences dialog? When adding background pictures to the Appearance Preferences control panel, Gnome apparently arbitrarily uses the background color for...
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    [ubuntu] 4GB ram installed -- 3GB ram available

    OK, here's a hardware/BIOS question. I have a Sony VGN-SZ650N/C notebook. I have updated the BIOS with Sony's latest, greatest. The BIOS update from Sony was suppose to allow the laptop to use 4GB...
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    [ubuntu] Re: gtali game stuck in full screen mode

    Thanks for the suggestion but that is not the problem. First, my screen is already at the highest resolution it supports, so I can't switch to something higher (good suggestion, though). Second,...
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    [ubuntu] gtali game stuck in full screen mode

    Running Ubuntu 8.04. Need some help here. I have wasted hours trying to get the game gtali (called Tali in the games menu) out of full screen mode. I don't even know how it got into full screen...
  16. [gnome] Re: 8.04: Cannot uninstall broken package and Synaptic is hosed

    No problem, glad I could help.

    I just switched my personal computer to Ubuntu thanks mostly to that disaster they call "Vista" (thank you, Microsoft) and my experiences so far is bringing back...
  17. [gnome] Re: 8.04: Cannot uninstall broken package and Synaptic is hosed

    I'm a noob and so take any advice from me with a kilo of salt, however, this seems to be a very common failed install problem where a package isn't set up right, or a dependency cannot be installed...
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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    The truth is -- the difference between how well Windows works verses how well Ubuntu works is the time spent by thousands of Windows programmers tracking down every bit of detail necessary to make...
  19. Re: Secure, encrypted connections for all protocols via HTTPS and SSL

    Hmmm...the ability to use a SOCKS proxy over HTTPS may be key. Good suggestion.
  20. Secure, encrypted connections for all protocols via HTTPS and SSL

    Hey there to the world...hope you are doing well.

    I have a need and I was wondering if any one knows of a solution. The problem I am trying to solve is to enable secure network traffic for any...
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