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    [ubuntu] How do I test my memory?

    Is the a website or a Ubuntu package?




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  2. [ubuntu] New install-how do I know if files from old install are corrupt?

    We believe that we have been hacked. Who knows whats in this pc now. So I bought a new drive, installed 16.04 and now all is well. Question is, how can I know if files on my old drive are...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: New 16.04 install. Menus open glitchfully

    I just realized that this happens on all menus such as when I open favorites and put the cursor on a folder I get the delay before the items in the folder open.
  4. [ubuntu] New 16.04 install. Menus open glitchfully

    When I click on the menu items at the top sometimes just the left 1/2 inch of the box (the left margin before the text area) )opens for a second and then disappears and then the whole box opens...
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    [ubuntu] I hate rhythmbox-how do I kill it?

    I know I can remove rhythmbox and I will, but first I want to get an answer to this question.

    When I launch rhythmbox and play a song I can click the "X" at the top of the window and rhythmbox...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Any advice on reinstalling on a solid state HD?

    I ended up purchasing a Sandisk SSD Plus 240 gig solid state drive. Guy at Best buy said there are no special issues installing and using it. I'll try to do it in the next couple of days.
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Any advice on reinstalling on a solid state HD?

    Thanks all. I see some good advice here.
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Any advice on reinstalling on a solid state HD?

    Woops! That why I come here. I mean SSD(solid state drive). I plan on either a 128 g or 256 g SATA for a desktop. A local PC shop is moving (I/O Software) and they are having a moving sale. Currently...
  9. [ubuntu] Any advice on reinstalling on a solid state HD?

    Gonna buy my first SSHD. Is installation of Ubuntu any differant than on a standard hard drive? My normal process is to install a DVD with the OS image on it and just follow the prompts. In some...
  10. [ubuntu] What can I use for a Dell laptop power supply?

    I was given an old Dell Solo 1450 laptop. I would like to load it with linux. It has not battery and no power supply. A battery is $75 which is $75 more than I want to put into it. What can I use for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: A couple firewall questions

    Good info. Thanks.
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    Re: firewall options

    I just tried Firestarter. I have incoming set to "reject" (also tried "deny") and I get no notification when a site loads. Shouldn't I get asked for confirmation?
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    [ubuntu] A couple firewall questions

    1) Is it true that a firewall is not needed in Ubuntu (14.4)? I have a lot of pc slowness and functionality issues and I want to verify that it is not the result of intrusion.

    2) I do not like the...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Compiz and Firefox are devouring my cpu power

    What will happen if I remove compiz without installing a replacement? I have not mess with packages in a long time and I forget what a lot of them do. Is Compiz a total graphics thing or is it only...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Compiz and Firefox are devouring my cpu power

    ~$ inxi -b
    System: Host: daryl-H61M-S2PV Kernel: 3.13.0-77-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty
    Machine: Mobo: MSI model: H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788) version: 1.0 Bios:...
  16. [ubuntu] Compiz and Firefox are devouring my cpu power

    Open terminal and ran "top". Compix and firefox are using 70-90 percent of my cpu. Firefox sometimes hits 127 percent(?).
    I went to help>troubleshooting>start-firefox-in-safe-mode and it seemed to...
  17. [ubuntu] Thunderbird update malfunction-TB forum not helping

    I have been to thundebird forum since I know this is not the proper place, but I am not getting help there.

    I upgraded to thunderbird 38.5.1 installed. On SOME emails the body does not appear even...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security issues-unknown reasons-help

    266512I tried to access a website, today, that I have never been to before and I got the "Connection is Untrusted" window again. I clicked on "details" and got this message..."www.rt.com uses an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security issues-unknown reasons-help

    Thanks for your reply.
    In my first post I forgot to post the picture of the screen that is popping up. So here it is.
    As for reinstalling, I have done it a million times in the past but I never...
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    [ubuntu] Security issues-unknown reasons-help

    I have not had any problems before, until a day or 2 ago when I started getting this window popping on MANY of the sites I go to all the time. I am still able to access many site but many other sites...
  21. How can we tell which electronics are spying on us?

    Not sure where to post this but I know that the people on here are the best to ask this question.

    With all the new tech and products that contain cameras and microphones, such as Samsung tvs, I am...
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    [ubuntu] Problem fixing error in wkhtmltopdf

    Installed wkhtmltopdf to use it with wget to download a website and convert it to a pdf file. Can not get the links in the pdf to work and I think the problem is because of an "unpatched qt". I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Convert entire website to PDF

    I did some google searches for "wkhtmltopdf links not working" and got plenty of information that seems to indictate that there is some programing corrections that need to be made to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Convert entire website to PDF

    Ok, I'm going to repeat the process step by step and explain what I do and what I get.


    $ mkdir /home/daryl/Documents/wget

    s$ wget --mirror -w 2 -p --html-extension --convert-links -P...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Convert entire website to PDF

    I used the instructions on this site. http://darrennewton.com/2011/10/30/mirror-site-and-convert-to-pdf/
    I had to change a couple things to fit my needs such as paths.
    My wget command did NOT...
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