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  1. [gnome] Re: Twinview, primary right screen and desktop icons

    "Drag them arounduntil they are like how you have them set."

    Bolded part is what I was missing. Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit, and this is the first time I've had dual screens. I got into nvidia-settings...
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    [all variants] up-to-date Traffic Shaping

    As others have mentioned, in other threads - traffic shaping is a somewhat troublesome subject. A guy can google for hours, and find ancient posts, referencing kernels and tools that are no longer...
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    [all variants] Open Sound (OSS4)

    Alright - I'm in the middle of installing a fresh Ubuntu onto real hardware. (as opposed to yet another virtual machine, lol)

    I want OSS4 instead of Alsa and all the rest. (primarily, because it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Motherboard died

    Thanks for your answer, CoffeeCat.

    The video card is an ATI early offering on PCI-E. It's a 1600, with some kind of silly name - Extreme, or something like that.

    Anyway - my migration has...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Motherboard died

    Installation disk? Only for Windows, I think. I could be wrong, but all the install disks I've ever seen had Windows driver, for installation after Windows was installed.

    Anyway - I think I've...
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    [ubuntu] Motherboard died

    My old reliable SK8V gave up the ghost, and caught me unprepared. I have another Opteron on a socket 939 board - it's actually a better, faster CPU on a better, faster board, with better, faster...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Synaptic will not install any program

    Plucky, you are my hero for the day. I attempted to install updates half a dozen times, using Synaptic, Aptitude, Apt-get, and was pretty well stumped. A quick google for key words from the error...
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    Re: wondershaper frontend

    Replying to a two year old thread, LOL

    Anyway - the front end seems to work fine. However, I've already installed Wondershaper through the package manager. A little edit is required to use the...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "ubuntulooks"

    LucianoP - I've run into the same thing. I upgraded using the alternate install CD, and was using the Slick Black theme in Intrepid. Ubuntulooks just isn't available in Lucid yet. I've searched...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Virtualbox help!

    I wonder if you would be so kind as to identify the drivers contained in your rar file? Rapidshare is barfing today, it appears that I'll never get a download slot.

    I have googled Realtek and...
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    [all variants] Re: A browser with download speed limit?

    Also - Firestarter firewall offers some limited QOS service. Not nearly as effective as Wondershaper, but it will limit downloads somewhat, and give priority to interactive traffic, such as a flash...
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    [all variants] Re: A browser with download speed limit?

    http://lartc.org/wondershaper/

    Wondershaper is sweet. I'm almost_certain that you'll find it in one of Ubuntu's repositories. It's possible that I used a Debian repository, but I can't remember...
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    [ubuntu] Re: FSV (3D File Navigator)?

    I've attempted to compile the older GTK packages - but they depend on Pango, and I can't even figure out which Pango packages I need.

    So far, I've probably spent 4 hours on exploring...
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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Great how-to! Many thanks!

    I've diddled with my network shares off and on for months. My workaround for this frustrating problem, was to access the network from a virtual machine. For some...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best practices: Partitioning

    Thanks for your answer, and double thanks for the link. I hadn't yet really looked into the quota thing, you saved me some googling at the least.

    About the / directory - I tend to experiment...
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    [ubuntu] Best practices: Partitioning

    No, this isn't a guide, sorry.

    I want to know what the "best practice" is for partitioning, in general, then what I should set my partitions as in particular.

    Yes, I've searched. Here, and on...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 8.10 Network Manager Doesn't Recognize Wired Network Device

    My problem was self-induced - but your post solved it. Many thanks!!

    (reminder to self: don't tamper with stuff you don't understand, you idjit!!)

    Imagine the feeling of everyone in the house...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No sound in Sun xVM

    Your post is a week old - maybe you'll come back to check on it.

    I've just upgraded to 2.1.2 and it is easier to get sound working now. I am using a USP headphone set, running Windows 7 in the...
  19. [gnome] Re: [SOLVED] Firefox 3.0 (final) takes over screen

    Thanks, guys, especially Zika.

    This was an annoyance that I've tolerated for quite some time. I only saw the problem at boot time, but we lose power frequently here in outback nowhere. Next...
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    The president elect

    The president elect, in his weekly statement to the nation, has promised to put more computers in schools, among other things. ...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Unable to use powertweak

    Did you get it sorted out? I have just installed the package, to see what it could do. There was no indication anywhere just what the proper command was. Google found this page for me.
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  22. Re: HOWTO improving your internet connection using wondershaper

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  23. Re: HOWTO improving your internet connection using wondershaper

    I have a LAN, which is unaffected by Wondershaper. The internet is on eth0 and the LAN is on eth1

    I issue the command wondershaper eth0 285 150 (as sudo)

    All traffic destined for the internet,...
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