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  1. [all variants] Setting up an external monitor in mirror mode using an NVIDIA GF119 driver

    I have just installed the NVIDIA Corporation GF119 on my Dell E6520, running linux ubuntu 12.04. I want to use xorg.conf to connect to an external monitor in mirror mode. But it seems to be hardcoded...
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    [ubuntu] Can't login from greeter screen

    Hi, I'm running 12.04. Yesterday, my systems person was remotely logged in helping me solve a problem. (He was trying to get the gnome-control-center to work successfully in fvwm.)...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: WICD: determining security type WEP -Hex or Passcode.

    Hi Strider22

    Was glad to find your question from many years ago. I have all the same issues. Did you ever find a good way to figure out whether the security type is WEP, WPA, or whatever? ...
  4. [ubuntu] Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell E6520; gmail notifications don't show up


    I've just set up 12.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. On my old D630 with Ubuntu Hardy, I got popup notifications from gmail when new mail arrived, provided gmail was open. This feature no...
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    Re: How can I disable lightdm in Ubuntu 12.04

    I finally solved this problem. After the patch described above was installed, lightdm.conf was not being read at all. Rather gdm.conf was calling lightdm! I copied into gdm.conf the lines in...
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    Re: How can I disable lightdm in Ubuntu 12.04

    Thanks for the quick response. I should have posted that I'd tried the override route. lightdm.override exists and says manual, but it doesn't override the gui for some reason.

    I've also...
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    How can I disable lightdm in Ubuntu 12.04

    I need to be able to boot into console mode, from where I launch fvwm. It used to be easy to do this, by setting


    in /etc/default/grub, then updating grub. ...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Getting two local networks to talk to each other

    Thanks, I've ordered a five-port extender and will see how it goes!

  9. [SOLVED] Getting two local networks to talk to each other

    Having run out of lan ports on my router, which uses 192.168 addresses, I'm now using the LAN ports on my modem as well, which uses 10.1.10 addresses. My printer is installed as but I...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Setting environment variables before opening Xwindows

    I solved this to my satisfaction, based on help from various sources

    In /etc/default/grub I replaced
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" rather than "quiet splash"
    commented out:
  11. Re: Setting a default email notification option

    Thanks! Well, I'm sure this is what I want, but it's a casualty of this policy of not being able to edit my profile!!! Administrators, is there any way to allow us to set these defaults
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    [SOLVED] Re: Booting to a login screen

    Thanks very much for this, looks like it's sorted out now.
  13. Setting a default email notification option


    For some reason I'm unable to set a default option where I'm always notified by email when somebody responds to my post. on this forum, I have the option under "Additional Options" to set the...
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    [SOLVED] Booting to a login screen


    I've just installed 12.04, which is nice but a little too automated for my liking.

    I would like to be able to boot to a tty login screen, as I used to be able to do in 8.04. After...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Setting environment variables before opening Xwindows

    thanks very much for the suggestion. I'll give it a try.
  16. [SOLVED] Setting environment variables before opening Xwindows

    Hi, I'm installing 12.04 on a new machine. I've been using 8.04. In 8.04 I accessed my windows manager (either gnome or fvwm) from the command line, using startx. In this setup I was able to...
  17. [ubuntu] Installing a logitech K320 wireless keyboard


    I have a logitech K320 wireless keyboard that I'm trying to get to run with my Dell D630 laptop running Ubuntu Hardy. The stupid thing doesn't have a user manual, only a completely unhelpful...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: SIOCADDRT: file exists - When I change from DHCP to static

    I'm having a similar problem. When I first log on to my static Ip, it sometimes doesn't work, when I try again I get the SIOCADDRT: file exists message. The web suggests a fix::

    netstat -r...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Dell D630 and Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid ibex - NO SOUND

    Hi I realize that this is an old thread, but hopefully people are still listening, especially Matthew. I'm running Hardy 8.04 on a Dell D630. My sound used to work fine, too well, I couldn't...
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    [ubuntu] Specifying directory for .ssh login

    I want to be able to specify a directory other than $HOME when I log in via ssh. A clunky but almost-workable way to do this would seem to be to first rcp the cd command to ~/.ssh/rc, then ssh in....
  21. [ubuntu] Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-16-*" to type FontStruct

    I'm running

    Linux D630 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Aug 20 17:53:40 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    When I go into matlab I get the error

    Warning: Cannot convert string...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No sound on 8.04

    I have no sound on my Dell D630 running Hardy. Never had any since the beginning, but I do have sound in windows.

    The command
    cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
  23. [ubuntu] move mouse pointer from command line to specific location

    Is there a way to move the mouse pointer to a specific location from the command line? I know that one can move it using the numeric keypad, but I want to jump to a specific place.
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    [ubuntu] Re: UTC Time problem

    I'm not sure if this problem is related. I live in
    PST but I'm currently in England, so want my clock in GMT. However, ubuntu keeps resetting it back to PST. Driving me nuts! UTC is set to...
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    [gnome] Making caps lock a control key

    A widely reported bug in hardy 8.04 is that when you restart gnome, your
    custom settings in System->Preferences-> Keyboard Preferences-> Keyboard
    Layout Options are reset to their defaults. ...
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