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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Accessing Samba Share With Name Rather Than IP Address

    Thanks bab1! Works for me now.

    I'll experiment a bit now that I know where to look.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Accessing Samba Share With Name Rather Than IP Address

    As another user experiencing the same problem I would like to add some more info. It was once working with smbnetfs before I upgraded to 11.10

    For me it appears to be a CIFS name resolution...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: 9.10 amd64 Screen is Blank after fresh install

    Sounds like the framebuffer is dead too. You may have to pass some kernel options in Grub.

    Try: nosplash vga=ask

    This should stop the splash screen and give you options for your console display...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Partitioning help

    You have to make an entry in /etc/fstab for it.

    All drives/partitions have a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). Fstab can use this to always mount a partition to the same mount point with the...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: 9.10 amd64 Screen is Blank after fresh install

    Could you please give a bit more information?
    At what point does the screen go blank? (after BIOS, after the splash, we need to diagnose if it's an X problem)

    Sounds very strange that it still...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HD is rapidly approaching full

    Run the Disk Usage Analyser program in Accesories to get a nice pie chart of what is eating all your space. (or use file size view in Konqueror if you use KDE)
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    Poll: Re: What Feature You Like In Your Distro

    So far only 4 people have voted, all for cutting edge (probably other Arch users).

    I like Arch because it is up to date with latest packages and the package manager is really fast and simple. I...
  8. Poll: Re: What Star Trek invention would you like the most?

    Holodeck. For the pr0n ;)
    any time, any where, any ... thing
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu laptop support: ThinkPad SL500 vs Inspiron 1525.

    The Thinkpad SL series has good Linux support. Only problems are with the special keys and brightness control, due to the SL series using IdeaPad firmware instead of the normal ThinkPad firmware.
    ...
  10. Re: NSW (Australia) students to receive Lenovo s10e netbook

    Oh and $799? They can do much better (even factoring in the 2G ram)

    (Edit, for those too lazy to click it's $659 for a white model)
  11. Re: NSW (Australia) students to receive Lenovo s10e netbook

    Someone will find a way to break through the lock down stuff, even if the BIOS has to be flashed with the default S10e one. Any tight lock-downs will make the laptop feel like it doesn't belong to...
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    Re: Why is this computer so slow?

    Wow.... 8 years

    And I thought our family PC was a record breaker at 4.5 years without a format (I performed the great mercy last year).

    Well I say you should nuke it from orbit, It's the only...
  13. Re: Ubuntu Compatible Closed Source Apps I've Found

    Gridwars: a clone of Geometrywars from Xbox arcade. There is a deb on playdeb.net
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    [all variants] Re: laptop harddrive Load_Cycle_Count issue

    I'm assuming that you are using the latest Fedora and that Fedora uses pm-utils. So use the Hardy ugly fix.

    Firstly, did you remember to make the scripts executable? It doesn't hurt to check.
    ...
  15. Re: Microsoft to charge money for more than 2 apps open at once on Windows

    Here is a workaround that should work without replacing this Windows 7 Starter. Please share it with any friends who end up with this Windows (non)Starter.


    Double click "teh big bloo E"
    Go to...
  16. Re: Microsoft to charge money for more than 2 apps open at once on Windows

    It won't, hopefully.
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    Re: Fri Feb 13 23:31:30 UTC 2009

    Want a count down? (thanks to eddy from Slashdot)

    while true; do let a=1234567890-`date +"%s"`; echo $a; sleep 1; done and just crtl+c to quit it

    Or just
    while true; do date +"%s"; sleep 1;...
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    Re: New Wine Homepage?

    The World Wine News article about it

    http://www.winehq.org/wwn/354

    Lot's of good news
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    Re: Why do so many Arch users use these forums?

    Sure why not. I got it running on my laptop, though it's still not finished yet. Suspend is working (from a tty atleast) but many things are yet to be integrated into KDE (like shutdown and suspend)....
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    Re: Why do so many Arch users use these forums?

    Well I have just installed it today on my laptop.

    Lot's of fun trying to get the X server running when it caused the system to lock up beyond any recovery (not even Alt+SysRq+* worked) but I fixed...
  21. Poll: Re: What market share will Linux desktop have in three years?

    The numbers are derived from web usage statistics my market research firms and the like. These are usually good for ball park figures but the web usage varies from site to site (most technical sites...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I do this with compiz?

    There is a nice little script called Compiz-Switch which adds an entry in Applications>Accessories which you can drag to the panel. This is a one click switch back and forth between Metacity and...
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    Re: Why do so many Arch users use these forums?

    I want to swap (actually dual boot) to Arch too.

    I installed it on an old HP e-Vectra (a very small computer) for use as a print server for an old HP LaserJet 3p and it works very well. Eventually...
  24. Poll: Re: What market share will Linux desktop have in three years?

    I chose 5-10% (subset 6-7% or about where OSX is now) since there is lots of evidence that it will become popular for many of I-75's reasons, especially if Windows 7 is terrible.

    The truth is that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Latest kernel update caused problems

    My .drmc is fine and owned by me.

    The ALSA problem should have been fixed by a recent update to alsa-utils. Before that update there was a thread by frodon [click here] that has lots of hacks to...
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