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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Big folder with all its sub-folders moved itself

    Haha! OK, thanks grahammechanical. Naah! that folder move was dated a bit before Halloween, so can't really put it down to that. Neither have I done any restoring of backups in the last...
  2. Re: Help! Linux won't work on my laptop!

    Have you tried a USB mouse?
  3. [ubuntu] Big folder with all its sub-folders moved itself

    Admittedly I'm an old codger who's p'raps starting to lose his marbles a bit, but how could the following happen?

    My 14.04 LTS is on one partition of my laptop's HD, and I keep most of my data on...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Can no longer unzip my encrypted files

    Thanks. That was helpful. I found that only some of my encrypted zipfiles were subject to this problem, not all, and by unzipping and re-zipping those with 7zip, I could then open them OK in...
  5. [ubuntu] Can no longer unzip my encrypted files

    Hi, I have been successfully zipping, adding entries and unzipping my own encrypted zipfiles using terminal and nautillus in 12.04 LTS and previous distros for a long time. However since I...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Do I need Thunderbird updates?

    Thanks for the confirmation Deadflowr. I was being cautious because once, quite a while ago when I decided to remove the default e-mail programme that came with Firefox (forgot its name but it was...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Do I need Thunderbird updates?

    Thanks vasa1. It shows

    thunderbird:
    Installed: 1:31.3.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    Candidate: 1:31.3.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    Version table:
    *** 1:31.3.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 0
    ...
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    [lubuntu] Do I need Thunderbird updates?

    Hi,
    I use SeaMonkey, not Thunderbird, but I get a lot of Thunderbird updates which usually accompany Firefox updates which I do need.

    Since these Thunderbird updates use up quite a bit of...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Could Samba help to get difficult printer working?

    Oh, fantastic!! It works! After struggling for 2 years, finally we have success! That new driver New-lexmark-08z-series-driver-1.0.i386.deb.deb is clearly the secret that's done the trick. ...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Could Samba help to get difficult printer working?

    No, that's a fair enough question mv-baker-146. Actually the printer isn't my own. I'm trying to get it to work for a none-too-cyber-savvy neighbour who I've managed to persuade and help to go...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Could Samba help to get difficult printer working?

    I installed Ndiswrapper and its GUI supplement ndisgtk and tried to follow the steps in the cybercity link that kc1di suggested. Found LXDQprc.inf and autorun.inf on the Lexmark CD that came with...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Could Samba help to get difficult printer working?

    Many thanks for the suggestions folks, and for the good luck wishes which will very likely be necessary for the difficult task I'm trying to crack. ](*,)

    I'm going to try your NDIS wrapper...
  13. [SOLVED] Could Samba help to get difficult printer working?

    Hi, Been trying for years to get a Lexmark Z2420 printer, which works fine on Windows, working on recent Ubuntu distros without success. No compatible driver or .ppd file since Ubuntu 10.10 and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Brasero ate my Mail folder

    My belated thanks for your reply, Elfy. Sorry, I didn't see the notification of your post earlier because of the chaotic state my e-mail has been in since this disaster.

    No, nothing in /tmp or...
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    Re: Help for posting effectively

    Thanks Elfy. Point taken
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    Re: Help for posting effectively

    Thanks mrgs. I note what you say about length.

    So do you think it would it be more effective to start with a short basic introductory question that omits most of the detail and background, ...
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    Help for posting effectively

    Hi, I've read the Sticky: Posting Guidelines in Forum Feedback here and tried to conform, but there must still be something wrong with my posts because they don't seem to attract replies like the...
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    [ubuntu] Brasero ate my Mail folder

    I'm an old codger that for the last 10 years has been extensively using e-mails in SeaMonkey mail folders as a substitute for progressive loss of memory between the ears :frown:

    Well, ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: download kies to ubuntu

    This looked like a perfect solution but it hasn't worked for me, so maybe I'm missing something?

    I typed http://192.168.1.4:8080/ into my SeaMonkey browser on 12.04 and it gave me


    Failed...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Update archive Not Found

    Awww thanks sandyd, but happily deadfowr's solution has just worked and I'm OK again now.

    Let me see if I can now mark this one as solved.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Update archive Not Found

    Clicking on check and reloading has fixed it, so good advice and many thanks there Deadflowr.:grin:

    Just slightly puzzled as to how my package archives got out of sync like that. P'raps only a...
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    [SOLVED] Update archive Not Found

    Hi, My Update Manager reports:

    62 updates have been selected. 27.8MB will be downloaded

    but then:

    Failed to download package files

    Check your Internet connection.
  23. Re: Howto: Create LiveUSBs from Windows using a GUI (UNetbootin)

    Hmm.. Thanks, but just to be sure, please could you confirm you had previously burned and used these Kingstons as live and bootable before you recycled them with new .isos ? Yes, I can imagine...
  24. Re: Howto: Create LiveUSBs from Windows using a GUI (UNetbootin)

    Last year I started burning flashdrives instead of CDs from new Ubuntu .iso downloads. I used standard Ubuntu software, not Unetbootin, to burn two of them and they booted and worked fine for me...
  25. [ubuntu] Toshiba Satellite C800 bad display on TV via HDMI

    Hi, I'm trying to get my Toshiba Satellite C800 laptop to display via HDMI cable on my Samsung LA26C TV, Grub and booting and my password entry show OK on the TV, but when it reaches Desktop, I...
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