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    [SOLVED] Re: what happend to startupmanager

    Not having a grub modification program in the supported software really sux. Doing a search for grub and related items to find out what replaced the missing startupmanager failed, so I installed...
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    [all variants] Re: Dell XPS 15 nvidia graphics problem

    I'm using a Dell XPS laptop with:

    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M [Display adapter]
    Generic PnP Monitor (15.3"vis)

    (belarc info above)

    When I installed the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: StartUp Manager won't open.

    I'm having a similar problem with a new Dell XPS L501. Running startupmanager yields the following:

    dad@dad-XPS-L501X:~$ startupmanager
    Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-24-generic...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to get Nvidia geforce 420M working?

    What happened when you installed? I've installed 10.10-64bit on a Dell XPS L501X and trying to get the nVidia driver to work dumps me to a terminal.

    The default ubuntu video control driver is...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 and Dell XPS L401X nVidia GeForce GT 420M Driver Issues

    How do I evaluate if there is an onboard video chip active? Hardinfo shows I/O ports 2000-207f dedicated to an nVidia Corp. device {VGA controller}.

    I don't see anything that looks like another...
  6. Poll: Re: Unity to be included as part of the default desktop installation

    I re-installed 10.04.1 on my netbook to escape Unity.

    It really is a touch pad interface, but is cumbersome with a pc.

    After experiencing Unity, I'm glad that I switched my main computer from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Firefox dead after 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade

    I see a similar problem with the 9.10 Firefox updating on a Fresh installation of 9.10, BUT, probably because of minefield (Firefox 3.7a1pre.en-US) when Synaptic is updating the "installed" programs....
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 9.04 UNR Netbook Remix installation problems

    And, you did check the bios setup so that usb storage is at the top of the boot list, eh?
  9. [gnome] Re: "Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds" after upgrade to 9.04

    I use wicd instead of network manager. Try here:

    The less than 10 seconds error used to be a video card/monitor problem; recent versions of linux have...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 9.04 UNR Netbook Remix installation problems

    I just formatted the usb drive with gparted as fat32, and then used image writer to "copy" the netbook-remix image to the usb drive.

    here is the contents of that drive (I used it to install the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing EXT4 seperate /home

    I had an ext4 partition for the os (9.04betaNR) and an ext2 for /home on a Dellmini9. No problems, but to ensure that there wasn't polling/tracking I reinstalled the os on ext2, with a straight...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 9.04 LiveCD will not go past any options on boot menu:

    I've had no problems with the last couple of alphas and the betas. Now, the live desktop cd fails to load with a checksum error. The md5 numbers match before burning the cd.

    I've burned using...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Intel 3945ABG won't connect to wireless.

    The only difference that I see is in the configuration (Dell Inspiron E1505 using 8.04.01 and wicd because Network Manager loses the WPA passphrase) I've got an IP assigned via DHCP:
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    Re: Laptop HD activity w/ Ubuntu is excessive

    Presumably, the problem comes from Ubuntu/Debian? programmers following the instructions provided by the hard drive makers and using their (the makers) default settings. That seemed to be the jist...
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    Laptop HD activity w/ Ubuntu is excessive running on battery

    This is a HD killer if you run on battery a lot. Note that the problem seems to be restricted to while running on battery (HD is shut down and awakened every minute). Here's the link:
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    Re: Suggested header for CD display unit

    But if it has no affect, it isn't running the live cd.

    I does affect the computer but leaves no permanent effect.
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    Re: Suggested header for CD display unit

    It will affect the computer, temporarily; they will run another operating system.

    It will not effect their computer permanently, as their hard drive will remain unchanged.

    That's my take on it....
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    Re: Suggested header for CD display unit

    affecting or effecting?

    I suspect it is the second.

    As in "no effect upon your computer to try live CD".
  19. Re: Ubuntu - AZ CD/DVD Distribution Jewel Case / CD Sleeve Draft 1

    I really like your sleeve setup with the printing on the back.

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    Re: Your partitioning scheme and why?

    Dell notebook:

    Disk /dev/sda: 78.5 GB, 78518522880 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9546 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End ...
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