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    Unable to play MKVs on 15.10

    I am having a similar issue with .mkv files, with either mpv or vlc on 15.10. It's a new installation on an old Dell laptop. The same files play without issue on my tablet (Andoid 4.4.2) and on my...
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    Re: Problem with MATE 1.6 in Ubuntu 13.04

    That's where the steps outlined in my initial post (without the uninstallation of Unity) came from. Thanks.
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    Re: Problem with MATE 1.6 in Ubuntu 13.04

    Holy ####, that's a button? Could it possibly be more obscure? That may be the single most counter-intuitive process in my six years with Ububtu. Thank you!

    [Switch to "Pushing my luck" mode]
    ...
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    Re: Problem with MATE 1.6 in Ubuntu 13.04

    Not very far... so I reinstalled 13.04, using the "delete" option and then installed MATE as described earlier, WITHOUT removing Unity. But Unity still loads after I log on. What do I need to do to...
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    Re: Problem with MATE 1.6 in Ubuntu 13.04

    At the moment I'm not interested in debating the merits of DE's, just in getting the one I have installed to work. I suspect that if I installed another it wouldn't work either, because I think...
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    Problem with MATE 1.6 in Ubuntu 13.04

    After reinstalling 13.04 to fix an incomplete upgrade from 12.10 I was faced with Unity :(. I had been using Gnome Fallback, but since no updates are planned I decided to try MATE, a fork of Gnome...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to install NVIDIA driver after upgrade to 13.04

    Thank you all for your suggestions, but nothing worked until I reinstalled 13.04 :(

    Even after that it took several attempts but eventually

    sudo apt-get --purge nvidia*
    sudo apt-get install...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to install NVIDIA driver after upgrade to 13.04

    This is a desktop, not a laptop. The link you included to NVIDIA's Indian website only mentioned laptops/notebooks. Some quick research suggests that the Optimus chip is only used on cards with the...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to install NVIDIA driver after upgrade to 13.04

    1. I have made it a habit to remove old kernels. Normally only the three latest remain on my system. Why is that important or relevant to my issue?

    2. Are you suggesting that I should attempt to...
  10. [ubuntu] Unable to install NVIDIA driver after upgrade to 13.04

    I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.05 a few days ago. I ran software updates and installed everything offered before running the upgrade, but something didn't go quite as it should have: the upgrade seemed...
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    Re: ALSA Upgrade Script Redux

    Temüjin, you are a gentleman and a scholar... and there are very few of us left. Many thanks.

    :D
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    Re: ALSA Upgrade Script Redux

    Temüjin: Thank you for this. It helped: now I have some sound... stereo, not 5.1, but better than the deafening silence which ensued after installing the Realtek Linux driver.

    I'm using a cheap...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Screen turns off after some time for no apparent reason

    I had the same problem using 10.04. I was hoping the upgrade to 10.10 would fix it.

    But no!

    I'm also using Nvidia-based cards (2 GeForce 9500 GT's) and I can't find anything in the Nvidia...
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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    It did persist.

    I deactivated the firewalls on the windows machines and could connect immediately - however, both firewalls were configured to "allow file and printer sharing from the subnet". I...
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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Done... but it had no effect on my ability to connect to either Windows machine. I got the same response "Failed to retrieve share list from server".

    I edited my orignal post with the output...
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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    The Windows machines both belong to the "WORKGROUP" workgroup. (Note the title-bar in Nautilus in the original post.

    I only had "Del-Laptop" available to test with, but I unshared, then re-shared...
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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Sensei:

    I've returned to Ubuntu (now I can get my Nvidia graphics cards to function correctly) to discover that I can't connect to the Windows machines on my home network. In Feisty, Gutsy and...
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    Re: Cannot resolve "Login Loop"

    Too late. I followed some advice in another thread:


    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*after which nothing worked... not even recovery mode. I just finished re-installing Lucid. I didn't reformat, so...
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    Re: Cannot resolve "Login Loop"

    It's very disheartening to receive no response, especially when this seems to be a known problem.
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    Re: unable to login

    I started to have the same problem - someone else called it a "Logon Loop".

    I tried


    sudo pkill gdm
    startx I get a fatal error: X-Server is running. So I tried


    sudo rm /tmp/.X0-lock...
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    Cannot resolve "Login Loop"

    I am unable to log in graphically. When I enter my user name and password, the screen blanks briefly, then returns me to the same screen, with the same log in prompt.

    If I enter an incorrect...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: How do I associate a file-types with a program?

    That was easy. Thank you.
  23. [SOLVED] How do I associate a file-types with a program?

    I want to make vlc the default application for opening avi files.

    I tried 'open with a different application', selected vlc and checked the box 'Remember this application for "AVI video" files'...
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    Start-up Sound

    This is a really trivial issue, but if someone has a solution...

    I'm running 10.04 AMD 64bit and bypassing the logon screen ie I boot straight to my Gnome Desktop.

    I only get to hear the last...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How do I change my computer name?

    Thank you all.
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