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    [SOLVED] Re: cannot access added hard drive

    it's all good now, the main problem was that the permissions were set to "root" which made it read-only,

    the other thing was getting drive to "auto-mount" on desired path at boot which i finally...
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    [SOLVED] Re: cannot access added hard drive

    It looks like it is ext3 not ext4? That makes a difference on how you mount it.

    Um, yeah, i reformatted it to ext3 after posting hoping that was the problem.

    Contents of /etc/fstab:


    #...
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    [SOLVED] Re: cannot access added hard drive

    spc@spc-KM400-8237:~$ sudo fdisk -lu

    Disk /dev/sda: 37.3 GiB, 40060403712 bytes, 78242976 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O...
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    [SOLVED] cannot access added hard drive

    desktop works okay on the 30 gig HD, and can "see" the freshly added 80 gig, but cannot save anything to it.
    jumper was installed, configuring drive as "slave". ran gparted, and deleted partition. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I can't use macro-recorder

    yeah, um sorry... I was told by an admin that they disabled the macro recorder. don't know "why", and now i'm ready to dig in a little deeper, but it's been a while since i've been online, and all...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: ubuntu 11.10 upgrade to 12.04 LTS, Authentication failed message

    fantab... Thank you very much for your input
    deadflowr... Thank you very much for your guidance, time, and insight, and for walking me through this.

    I've got everytrhing backed up, and with both...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: ubuntu 11.10 upgrade to 12.04 LTS, Authentication failed message

    i made backup image, and the backup program named it "ubuntu-11.10-amd64-dell_A00"... anyway, here's the output:

    computer
    description: Portable Computer
    product: Vostro 2420 (To be...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: ubuntu 11.10 upgrade to 12.04 LTS, Authentication failed message

    wow! that's a real drag... i had the update manager set to notify me of LTS versions, and it never showed any... all i know is it stopped showing any updates a few weeks back.
    i changed the...
  9. Thread: name change

    by handysmurf
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    [SOLVED] Re: name change

    Thank you very much howefield. You grind a nice cup of ubuntu
  10. Thread: name change

    by handysmurf
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    [SOLVED] name change

    please change name to:
    handy
    handysmurf
    bigtrucksmurf
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    Perfect! Just what I wanted. Thank you ever so much Toz. I appreciate your patience, and time.

    Now is there some way I can shorten this thread before I mark it as "solved", so the "meat" of the...
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    Re: If you have Windows XP, why do you use linux?

    I paid $495 for borland c++ compiler, probably $100 (+) for quattro pro, and several others, PLUS more for anti-virus for use with windows 98.
    had some compatibility issues when upgrading to...
  13. [SOLVED] ubuntu 11.10 upgrade to 12.04 LTS, Authentication failed message

    dialog box shows:
    downloading the release upgrade tool
    File one of two downloading.... Then:

    Authentication failed

    Authenticating the upgrade failed. There may be a problem with the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    Results are:
    echo X | sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
    when i use "0" i get full dim,
    when i use "15" i get full bright, "2" is where i'd like to boot.

    echo 2441,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    echo X | sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
    when i use "0" i get full dim,
    when i use "15" i get full bright, "2" is where i'd like to boot.

    echo 2441, or 4882 | sudo...
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    ubuntu 11.10 on a dell vostro 2420 laptop, am total newbie.

    didn't have any luck with the (both) click paste either.


    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor...
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    [SOLVED] Re: vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    lspci -k | grep -A3 VGA

    (no response.)



    for i in /sys/class/backlight/*; do echo $i; cat $i/brightness; cat $i/actual_brightness; cat $i/max_brightness; done
    ...
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    Re: 12.04 install fail on p5 desktops

    gotcha, tiny core, did get jaunty installed, and it boots okay, most apps okay, but "sound recorder" won't record, and since it is obsolete, no updates are available. Tried ubuntustudio, but it...
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    Re: 12.04 install fail on p5 desktops

    wow! thanks guys! I remember reading about the alternate installer somewhere, but I must'uv had a brain glitch. it worked great, not a hitch during the entire install, now if the desktop works... ...
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    Re: 12.04 install fail on p5 desktops

    been a while since i did anything on these old things...And apparently I have my details wrong... the one I'm trying to install on at the moment is a pentium 3 (not 5) clocked at 450 Mhz. I am...
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    Installing on Pentium 3

    I have a number of salvaged desktops that refuse to install xfe. I've tried different configurations in gparted from half the 16g drive, to no partitions, and everything in between. I get a...
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    [SOLVED] vostro 2420 boots at full brightness

    Is there an equivelant to config.sys (or any method) where i can set the brightness level by default instead of having to manually set it each boot?:confused:
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