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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Macbook Pro 8,3 graphics card switching under 13.10:

    OK so I was clever enough to note the distinction between plain EFI booting and EFI stub booting.

    Since my setup isn't possible without EFI booting (there is a way to throttle Macbooks to BIOS but...
  2. [SOLVED] Macbook Pro 8,3 graphics card switching under 13.10:

    So I've managed to get my Macbook Pro EFI booting Ubuntu 13.10 with near perfection. Unfortunately, the Thunderbolt (Mini DisplayPort) doesn't work and I suspect this has something to do with my...
  3. [ubuntu] Question about network-manager and build-essential packages:

    I decided to replace my old computers this year and so I had to install Ubuntu on the new desktop and laptop. I don't reformat any Linux partition periodically because it's fairly easy to maintain...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Wi-Fi connection intermittency (DNS lookup failed):

    Looks like everythings working properly now.

    I did a dmesg and noticed that cfg80211 kept manipulating Wi-Fi frequencies.

    One quick google got me to this solution:
    ...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Wi-Fi connection intermittency (DNS lookup failed):

    Awesome. =)

    This unfortunately didn't work for me. My issue seems to be driver related.
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Wi-Fi connection intermittency (DNS lookup failed):

    Are you also experiencing that same "Tx excessive retries" pattern?
  7. [SOLVED] Wi-Fi connection intermittency (DNS lookup failed):

    SOLUTION:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12102147&postcount=7

    To elaborate on this solution:

    If you're running 12.04, you can navigate to:

    /etc/default/crda
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    [SOLVED] Re: How do I force wireless N mode?

    UPDATE:

    So I performed the following on both the working ndiswrapper drivers and carl9170:


    sudo iwlist scan

    This displays the supported "Bit Rates" on the working wireless interface as...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How do I force wireless N mode?

    UPDATE:

    Turns out wireless-N itself was the issue all along.

    I put the router in wireless-G only mode (not mixed or wireless-N) and gave the carl9170 driver a second chance after reading that...
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    [SOLVED] How do I force wireless N mode?

    So after God knows how much tweaking, I finally got my SMCWUSB-N2 USB Wi-Fi dongle to have a 100% stable internet connection with my router, Cisco Linksys E1200 using ndiswrapper under Ubuntu 12.04...
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    Re: Desktop widgets are skinned down.

    So after several restarts the problem has not resurfaced. Just thought I'd put that out there.

    Once again, thanks.
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    Re: Desktop widgets are skinned down.

    Thank you.

    I adjusted the settings to do this. I'll reply to this thread if the problem resurfaces.
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    Re: Desktop widgets are skinned down.

    I already use:


    sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart

    I take it that there's no permanent solution?

    I also couldn't find anything helpful in that thread.
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    Desktop widgets are skinned down.

    Occasionally when I start Ubuntu, all desktop widgets get skinned down.

    This is what it looks like when it's normal:

    http://i.imgur.com/pcZMW.png

    This is what it looks like when something...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Just when I thought I got the Linksys AE1000 working...

    Yep, I know.

    Confirmed: same exact error (almost exactly the same log) happens under 22. Worked right after install as usual, then crashes the computer after restart.
    ...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Just when I thought I got the Linksys AE1000 working...

    chili to the rescue again. :-)

    Yes, I'm using the most recent kernel, 24. I actually don't know if restarting into 22 causes the same problem. Guess there's only one way to find out.

    I'll...
  17. [ubuntu] Just when I thought I got the Linksys AE1000 working...

    ... a bizarre, undocumented crash occurs shortly after attempting to connect to my router.

    I should first mention that I have been troubleshooting multiple wireless USB network adapters for a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: AE 1000 Linksys driver needed

    I wanted to confirm that these directions (down to every last detail) worked for me. Now I don't have to settle for an ndiswrapper driver that freezes hopelessly.

    I should add that the correct...
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