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  1. [ubuntu] Black screen responding to no input after ~5 mins of playing Minecraft

    Hi there,
    I have searched ages for a fix to this, to no avail.
    My father's computer has an nVidia GeForce GT 230 graphics card. Everything with graphics works ok. He's running Ubuntu 10.10. Now,...
  2. [ubuntu] Wastebasket - Compress, don't delete.

    Hi there,
    I was just wondering if it was possible for the Wastebasket to compress files, rather than deleting them.
    I suppose maybe you could set up a cron job every x hours to super-compress the...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Dell Broadcom wireless F(L)OSS replacement

    Thanks!
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Dell Broadcom wireless F(L)OSS replacement

    So if i bought a new libre wireless card, would I be able to switch it? It wouldn't somehow break my laptop?
    Thanks for the speedy reply!
  5. [SOLVED] Dell Broadcom wireless F(L)OSS replacement

    Hi there,
    I was just wondering if there's a free (as in free speech) wifi card that works with Ubuntu that I can buy that would replace my Broadcom BCM3412 card.

    Extra Info:
    Thanks so much.
    ...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Install (minimal) ubuntu/linux on ancient hard drive

    I managed to install Tinycore on it (: I don't know how, but luckily the CD worked!
    I think it doesn't like to boot from DVD's, only CDs - luckily I found a whole pile of them 10 mins ago!
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Install (minimal) ubuntu/linux on ancient hard drive

    It's running ubuntu atm, with xubuntu-desktop on top. (used psychocats guide to remove ubuntu) - and shows the graphical desktop. None the less, it is a rubbish computer.
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Install (minimal) ubuntu/linux on ancient hard drive

    Gah, puppy didnt boot. It said all the usual stuff like copying to ram etc... but ended on "Starting x..." and is a black screen :S that's frustrating, any ideas? Apparently its not a dirty drive...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Install (minimal) ubuntu/linux on ancient hard drive

    great idea, ill try that now, thanks
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Install (minimal) ubuntu/linux on ancient hard drive

    Yeah I was kinda thinking something like that, plus it would be more secure (package-wise). I hear xfce is just as resource heavy as gnome. (I wasn't trying to install Ubuntu, its already on there.)
  11. [SOLVED] Install (minimal) ubuntu/linux on ancient hard drive

    Hey,
    My brother must have the oldest computer ever, its got no option to boot via usb, when you boot with cd it boots up like a livecd usually would (gets to the Ubuntu screen with "Try Ubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu started to freeze

    While not having any nvidia card in my laptop, a thing that's worked for me is installing gconf-cleaner.

    sudo apt-get install gconf-cleanerI had a lot of gconf issues, perhaps xorg was one of...
  13. Re: Ubuntu 10.10 Complete Random Freeze

    I get freezes too, yet my laptop hasn't got nvidia graphics chips - any ideas?
  14. [ubuntu] Re: videos not playing on newly downloaded ubuntu 10.10

    Here, try this in the terminal, this should sort out your package install problem:



    sudo dpkg --configure -a && sudo apt-get install -f
    Hope this works! Good luck!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Backup Software

    I would install remastersys. This will make a backup of your computer into a LiveCD image - so it's a bootable backup.
    Hope it helps! :D

    Definition of Remastersys, according to their site:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu started to freeze

    Mine's freezing too, though I have no nvidia drivers. Perhaps it's the xorg update that was a few days ago? Maybe theres a way to downgrade to the previous version?
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    [ubuntu] Re: A Level Biology

    I'm only getting 7, when I look. (And the software centre was the first place I looked, before asking here, not to mention google-ing it in several different ways). Thanks for the help though- it...
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    [ubuntu] A Level Biology

    Anyone know any good A(S) Level Biology software for Ubuntu? Preferably a 3D heart type-thing but if not, that's ok - very desperate - what with exams in a month or so. Any answers will be deeply...
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    [ubuntu] Cant install ubuntu

    Hi
    trying to install Ubuntu (any atm) on my father's HP destop
    When i install, the partition manager wont allow me to shrink the windows partition to fit ubuntu in, and when i go to gparted to do...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: no grub file in etc/defaults?

    Still nothing, WOW at the quick reply, ty but nah it didnt work, it just came up with a blank grub file o.0
    Forgot to say, when i do normal sudo gedit etc/default/grub it says:


    (gedit:2927):...
  21. [SOLVED] no grub file in etc/defaults?

    Hey
    Trying to speed up booting with profiling and such, i do:


    sudo gedit /etc/defaults/grubBut the file it opens is empty? I searched for it manually and found nothing, either
    I should add...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Auto-detect proxy settings

    I dont know, havent sorted it yet :S maybe ill ask the it dept...but then again, they might all be like "whats ubuntu?" jee, an it dept should have techs of all(-ish, if u count linux as 1 os with a...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: I/O error and something about media drive

    Aha! disk utility is saying theres a few bad sectors
    yeah great time to tell me....just after i reinstall ubuntu...lol :P

    ok so the question is...
    how do i remap the sectors o.0
  24. [ubuntu] I/O error and something about media drive AND remapping sectorsys

    Hey, could use a little help
    my computers a dell latitude d520 (yep...i know...) and its continually breaking down its like it wants to get thrown out - anyway, recently, i shut down ubuntu one day,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Auto-detect proxy settings

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