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    [ubuntu] lvmetad is not active yet

    hi all,

    i upgraded to ubuntu 16.04 and am getting the following message during boot:

    lvmetad is not active yet
    using direct activation during sysinit
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu-vg-root: clean...
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    [ubuntu] ntfs-3g file sharing - permission denied

    hi friends,
    please note the following problem connecting to a windows share.

    setup: ubuntu box with a ntfs formatted external hard drive.

    the problem: connecting to a shared folder (from a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: purple screen of death

    well i tried editheraven's advice but the problem continues.

    i reinstalled ubuntu (again) and the problems stated above in the first post continues.

    any suggestions?
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    [ubuntu] Re: purple screen of death

    well i thought removing "quiet splash" from the grub menu fixed the issue, but the problem continues so i reinstalled ubuntu 13.04.

    the problems:

    1. the computer gets stuck on the following...
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    [ubuntu] Re: purple screen of death

    this solved the problem:




    Here is what happened... you are TEMPORARILLY modifying the grub boot parameters. You need to permanently modify them. So you need to add nomodeset to your...
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    [ubuntu] purple screen of death

    dear friends,

    i have a lemel x86 desktop with an nvidia graphics card.

    the problem:
    when doing a normal boot, a purple screen appears and nothing else happens. the computer is stuck on the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: webcam recognized but not working

    well it works under guvcviewer, but the pic is really bad. camera works well in windows 7. the preload trick did not work. time for a new webcam or any other suggestions? thanks.
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    [ubuntu] Re: webcam recognized but not working

    thanks for replying! i'm hoping that i don't have to buy a new webcam. here are the command results that you requested:

    lsb_release -a:
    LSB...
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    [ubuntu] webcam recognized but not working

    friends,
    i have an old webcam that is recognized by cheese & skype but only a black screen appears.

    any thoughts if and/or how i can get this camera to work before i buy a new one?

    thanks.
    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: configuring VMPK and Qsynth

    thanks virtdave,
    that was all i needed to get it working!
  11. [SOLVED] Re: media keys & volume wheel on keyboard not working

    solved! thanks to the great help from the lubuntu irc.

    solution:

    replace "amixer -q sset Master 3%-" with "amixer -c 1 sset Master playback 3%+"

    adjust the command as necessary for volume up...
  12. [SOLVED] media keys & volume wheel on keyboard not working

    dear friends,

    i am having trouble getting the media keys to work on my dell rt7d40 wireless keyboard. the keyboard has a volume wheel as well as the stop, next & previous buttons.

    notes: the...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: ecrypt passphrase reminder keeps appearing

    mystery solved by restarting computer several times.

    (!)
  14. [SOLVED] ecrypt passphrase reminder keeps appearing

    dear friends,


    i set up a user's home directory to encrypt using:

    sudo ecryptsfs-migrate-home -u kenneth

    problem 1:

    when logging in to kenneth's account, the record passphrase reminder...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

    thank you!

    now that is the answer i wanted to hear.

    marking this as solved.

    thanks again for responding -

    doogiekd
  16. [SOLVED] /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 doesn't contain a valid partition table

    dear friends,

    i am wondering why the following appears when i run "sudo fdisk -l"

    "Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 doesn't contain a valid partition table"

    it appears to be indicating that...
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    [ubuntu] make all video streaming play at 240 dpi

    hi,

    is there a way to make all incoming streaming video from the internet play at 240 dpi resolution always in any browser as default?

    thanks,

    doogiekd
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    Re: iPhone no longer mounting after iOS 4.2 upgrade

    hi friends,

    well, this is interesting... i finally got my ipod touch to mount correctly by doing the following:

    1. plug in your iphone/ipod touch

    2. let all of the boxes come up (usually...
  19. Thread: giver

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    [SOLVED] Re: giver

    arno.of.tol,

    thanks!

    great suggestion.

    i installed on all my machines and it works great.

    it would have been easier if this was available in synaptic though...
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    [SOLVED] Re: libreoffice document background color

    peter d,

    thanks!

    setting the background to no fill was the solution.

    you have no idea how much you have helped a person with adhd & dyslexia by taking time to post -

    thanks again,
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    [SOLVED] Re: libreoffice document background color

    yes, that's exactly what i did - see "greymenu" pic attached.

    for me, this only changes the margin area to grey. i want the margin area black and the text area grey. changing...
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    [SOLVED] libreoffice document background color

    dear friends,

    i am trying to make libreoffice appearance easier on my eyes & help with some users disabilities by "greying out" the page as shown in an instruction elsewhere.

    pictures below:
    ...
  23. Thread: giver

    by doogiekd
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    [SOLVED] giver

    what happened to the local network file sharing app "giver?"

    i use this app a lot and it was not included in 11.10. its not in synaptic, and launchpad says it does not exist for 11.10

    is there...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Move top menu bar to bottom 11.04 Unity

    the problem with having the unity launcher on the left is ever time i click the "back" button on my browser, the damn launcher appears.

    because of my screen size, i am always fighting the launcher...
  25. [ubuntu] vlc changing caching value (buffer size) not working

    not getting any replies on the vlc forum & thought i'd try here:


    dear friends,

    i'm having a weird problem with increasing the caching value for audio files over a smb network.
    i have...
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