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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading to 14.04. I get error messages, and HDD keeps running

    So, I went back to the "...and now I have this problem" thread and followed the "sudo apt-get clean...etc" instructions. No errors.
    Power-cycling the PC gave me the same uninformative "can't find...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading to 14.04. I get error messages, and HDD keeps running

    Thanks for the quick response.

    1. On startup I get the Sys76 logo along with the 'hit <F10> for BIOS etc' messages. That holds for a second or so then the 'can't find file' message quickflashes on...
  3. [ubuntu] Upgrading to 14.04. I get error messages, and HDD keeps running

    Upgrading my wife's five year old System 76 PC to 14.04. Install went fine. On restart I got a couple of "Problem detected, would you like to submit a report" messages, but no details. After that,...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: GRUB hangs after 10.04->12.04 online update

    Boot Repair worked like a charm! It almost took longer to download than it did to fix. So now I have 12.04 running. This weekend I'll try moving up to 14.04.

    Thanks for the quick and useful reply....
  5. [SOLVED] Re: GRUB hangs after 10.04->12.04 online update

    Thanks. I'll try that in the morning.
  6. [SOLVED] GRUB hangs after 10.04->12.04 online update

    Just updated my old System76 desktop from 10.04 to 12.04 on my way to 14.04. Install went fine, but when I rebooted at the end it hung with a blinking cursor. I rebooted and held down [right-shift]...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 10.04 kernel update 2.6.32-61 bricks computer

    NOTE: this should have been a reply to #20

    OK, it's fixed, I think
    You get into the Grub menu by holding down <right-shift> at the right time during boot. My problem was, since this is a Linux...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 10.04 kernel update 2.6.32-61 bricks computer

    I have a similar problem. Running 10.04 on an old System76 tower. Installed the latest patch today, and on reboot it refuses to recognize my wireless keyboard or mouse.
    1. tried usb kbd/mouse, in...
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    Re: Browser Timeouts

    Not so much solved as closed. Not the wiring. I've created a new thread.
  10. [ubuntu] Re: How to troubleshoot an external website timeout problem

    Thanks. I got wireshark, learned a lot of stuff, and managed to capture a couple examples of fails -- we could see the packets being dropped. The telco techs worked pretty hard on their side. One...
  11. [ubuntu] How to troubleshoot an external website timeout problem

    What tools can I use to watch what my system is doing when it times out while waiting to log on to a website?

    My Ubuntu machines are having trouble logging in to a number of external websites....
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    Re: Browser Timeouts

    Spent the evening on the phone with Centurylink. There's a good chance it's our phone lines, since everything checks out from their end.
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    Re: Browser Timeouts

    That's 324, not 234
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    Browser Timeouts

    For the last week I've been having a problem with my browser timing out when loading a page. It's happening on all my machines, so I suspect it's the network or the ISP.

    Does not happen on...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird keeps crashing [Solution Summary]

    I'm going to close this one out also, because I think we've learned everything we can here.

    1. Constant Thunderbird crashes can be due to it colliding with another copy of itself every time it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Migrating Thunderbird Account

    That worked, but it didn't solve my problem.

    As an aside, under Mail, the real mail folder uses the name of the mail server e.g. mail.nw.centurytel.net. They had changed their server name since my...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird keeps crashing - Still

    I had two problems. (1) How to keep TB from crashing, and (2) how to recover my old emails.

    Following the instructions in the current thread solved (1). I did not actually see any bin files....
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    [SOLVED] Migrating Thunderbird Account

    I just had to reinstall Thunderbird (see: Thunderbird Keeps Crashing), and now I have the problem of migrating the old mail files (.thunderbird.old...) into the new install. What doesn't work is...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird keeps crashing

    That was it. I did not actually see any other version (a lot of archived files), but a reinstall solve the crashing problem. Thank you sensei.

    I might be back, if I can't figure out how to migrate...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird keeps crashing

    I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow AM to try this. I didn't write down the new centurylink account config data, so I'll have to call them. They were surprisingly helpful last time.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Thunderbird keeps crashing

    SeijiSensei

    Thanks for the quick response. I'm not sure how a second copy might have gotten installed, but stranger things have happened...

    I will report back on how it went. Thanks.
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    [SOLVED] Thunderbird keeps crashing [Solved]

    My summary of what I think went wrong and what works is in my [Solution Summary] message at the end of this thread.

    Running an OEM (Sys76) install of 12.04 for my wife's new PC. Been using...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Monitor on Wildebeest

    Thanks. I eagerly await. Other than that, the new PC is doing well.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Monitor on Wildebeest

    SOLVED: Had to open a terminal and sudo nvidia-settings. It doesn't seem to be available any other way (like through System Settings). That seems to have done the job.
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    [ubuntu] Dual Monitor on Wildebeest

    I am having trouble getting dual monitors to work on my wife's new (shipped 15 May) Ubuntu 12.04 Wildebeest (Wldb2), with the recommended Nvidia drivers.

    It appears that the Nvidia card (GE Force...
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