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    [ubuntu] Re: Security issues on Craigslist

    Okay, I will try this one more time.

    This is NOT about scams per se, it is not about answering stupid emails from Nigeria, or about being dumb enough to hand out personal data to someone stating...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Security issues on Craigslist

    Hi again,
    I didn't think for one minute that it would stop the scam posts coming in - more a case of hoping that using a Linux-based system would negate whatever it is that they embed...
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    [ubuntu] Security issues on Craigslist

    I've been listing a few bits and pieces on Craigslist over the last week or two, and am running into the same old problem of being bombarded with a ton of scam responses - it gets to a point where...
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    [ubuntu] can't turn power saver off!

    I'm having a really annoying problem with 12.04 that I can't seem to solve. If I leave the computer unattended for more than 10 minutes it goes into power saving mode and switches off the screen. The...
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    [ubuntu] where do I get 10.4?

    Even though I've upgraded to the latest version, I had a disk around with 10.4 on it which comes in very useful - I have an external HD that I've since broken open and installed inside my main...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Can I set up Ubuntu on a secondary HD within a Windows PC?

    Okay, kudos to Darkod. The suggestion to boot up from the disk and trial Ubuntu on my Windows PC worked like a charm. I got in, shifted a gigs worth of the Ubuntu data on to a flash drive, and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: linking two PC's via cable

    Okay, I got it sorted out, thanks to asuggestion from another thread. It never occurred to me that you could use the install disk for Ubuntu simply to trial the OS, which is what was suggested. Sure...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Can I set up Ubuntu on a secondary HD within a Windows PC?

    Just a quick post back while I'm digesting all of this.

    I'm virtually 99.99% sure the data hasn't been corrupted, and not just because of the test I did with the flash drive. I tried shifting...
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    [ubuntu] Re: linking two PC's via cable

    Actually, I tried that approach this morning by shopping around at places like CompUSA to see if I could simply by a case to slip the HD into, but they didn't have any and I began to wonder if anyone...
  10. [ubuntu] Can I set up Ubuntu on a secondary HD within a Windows PC?

    I've touched on this elsewhere, but as it now seems necessary to go in a different direction I'll post here to follow up.

    I have two PC's, one of which operates via Windows 7, the other an older...
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    [ubuntu] Re: linking two PC's via cable

    Well, I tried, but for all that effort I came up against the same problem. All the suggestions you made worked just fine, but as soon as I tried transferring the problem files across from the Windows...
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    [ubuntu] Re: linking two PC's via cable

    No, you're fine. Probably thinking could anyone be THIS dumb! Even though we have half a dozen PC's, laptops, iPads, Macs etc running off the house wireless router, I've never actually tried hooking...
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    [ubuntu] linking two PC's via cable

    I have a real problem I'm trying to figure out.

    I had an external drive that I used to back up all my data from my Ubuntu-based PC, and the storage unit died on me recently. As is usual with these...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Free Agent external drive won't work with Ubuntu-driven laptop

    No, it's an externally powered unit.
  15. [ubuntu] Free Agent external drive won't work with Ubuntu-driven laptop

    I just got through loading Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba laptop yesterday - to go with a desktop that's had Ubuntu loaded on it for the last 20 months or so - and everything went fine. Only problem was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't install

    Hi again,
    Okay, I went to the site suggested and read up on the bit about removing the appropriate pin on the board to clear the password - only problem is that I can't find a pin...
  17. Thread: Can't install

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    [ubuntu] Can't install

    We recently bought an older PC (Dell Optiplex GX520) with the idea of setting it up in our daughter's room for her to play on - there's a host of games available for Ubuntu which she loves, given...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Locking icons into Docky

    Problem solved - very simple in the end. I was taking a Windows approach, and only figured it out when I kept noticing how programs kept popping up in Docky every time I opened them. Right clicking...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Locking icons into Docky

    Already done to the most it can be minimized - which again gets back to the original issue about wanting to use Docky. I can get twice as many icons on my screen across the bottom as I would with...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Locking icons into Docky

    No, as I mentioned in my first post, I do have the latest version of Ubuntu on board, as well as Unity loader.

    The point was that I wanted to add Docky to the Desktop for more usability and...
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    [SOLVED] Locking icons into Docky

    I'm trying to come to terms with 12.4 after upgrading from 10.4, and part of the issue has been making frequently used programs readily available via the desktop. Aside from Unity, which I find a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where are the program menus in 12.04?

    I've since found something on board called 'Main menu' which lists all the programs on board and which I've put on the Desktop for easy access.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where are the Flash files?

    Can't be that obvious because I missed it! Just kidding, I genuinely didn't see it or I wouldn't have posted on the matter.

    Apologies all round - obviously my post shows that the subject was on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where are the Flash files?

    Thanks for the floppy tip.

    As for the temp situation, no, Flash files from Youtube disappear the second you click off the browser or change to another web page. In fact, playing another clip on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where are the program menus in 12.04?

    I read the post you linked to and found it interesting. That said, there's a couple of points I'd make regarding the supposedly expedient method of 'simply' typing in the query for the program...
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