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  1. [ubuntu] Re: How do I install scilab 6.0 from a tar.gz file step by step?

    Thanks steeldriver - I appreciate your clear instructions. I put is tar file in Desktop/test as the cd command didn't work. I then clicked the file and it extracted to
    scilab-6.0.0-beta-2 that I...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: How do I install scilab 6.0 from a tar.gz file step by step?

    Hi Ajgreeny

    I clicked on the file and it produced a folder in Desktop/Simulation Software Examples/SciLab/Program Software/Linux/scilab-6.0.0-beta-2. I opened README and its contents are

  3. [ubuntu] How do I install scilab 6.0 from a tar.gz file step by step?

    I want to install Scilab 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10 using a tar file scilab-6.0.0-beta-2.bin.linux-x86_64.tar.gz. I have never made a successful tar file install and scilab is no exception....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help getting wi-fi working on old laptop

    Perhaps try a USB WiFi modem - TP-Link WN821 might work well and is inexpensive
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    [ubuntu] Re: TP-Link WIreless Modem TL-WN725N

    I hope not to be correctly accused of replying to myself as I am, but I went out and spent $NZ 36 on a TP-Link WN-821 USB WiFi dongley and installed Linux drivers as per some other post who I forget...
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    [ubuntu] TP-Link WIreless Modem TL-WN725N

    I am using an old HP Pavilion dv6 that lost its internal wireless card some time ago. I plugged a TP-Link TL-WN725N USB WiFi modem in and booted into Ubuntu 16.04. Interestingly the modem worked...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Wireless suddenly ceased to work

    Hi someone2353

    I have the same problem on a HP Envy notebook, running Ubuntu 16.04 and Mint Cinnamon 17.3. The internal WiFi modem disappears but sometimes it works for no reason. It seems to...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Do Virtual Machines (e.g. Windows) Need Disk Degragging?

    Thanks CharlesA

    I suspected this and have never seen any obvious disk speed improvement (using Virtualbox, different versions) but this would probably need a detailed measurement with a stopwatch!...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Do Virtual Machines (e.g. Windows) Need Disk Degragging?

    Thanks CharlesA. I thought my question was simple enough but seems to have caused confusion. Whether Windows 8 or 10 auto degrag is irrelevant. My question is, to repeat, does a virtual windows...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Do Virtual Machines (e.g. Windows) Need Disk Degragging?

    Thanks ian-weisser

    You have misunderstood - these VM are windows and use NTFS not Ext4. The host is Ext4 but my question regards the guest. Does the windows VM guest using NTFS need defragging or...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I can not install virtualbox on ubuntu 15.10

    Hi pavelexpertovv

    I notice the same issue with Ubuntu 15.10 for all versions of Virtualbox using the gdebi installer. It worked OK in mint (possibly based on U14.04?) However it does install OK...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Need program to change start up order of dual boot system

    Hi norm-thom-g

    I looked into the grub text file using cd /etc/default from Ubuntu 15.10 in a terminal. Then sudo su and entered my password. Then gedit grub, to get this

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    Re: strange virtual disk size - please help

    Hi misha6

    I found the same virtual size creepage with Virtual box but bleachbit seemed to resolve this at

    If you have a windows VM then...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop guest, problems with Guest Additions (not beta)

    I have the same problem with 13.10 full release on win 8 as a host. However I have little experience runing Linux on windows but running windows on Linux has always worked well. I also note that USB...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing Ubuntu onto SD card

    I am interested to see how far you get Danja91. I have had good success getting Ubuntu (and Mint) to run on external USB drives on boot-up, after changing the BIOS bootorder for this. From memory,...
  16. [ubuntu] Zone Identifiers - What are they and why have them - how to prevent?

    I often get unwanted "Zone Identifier" files when I download Internet files from XP running as a VM to my host Ubuntu OS (any Ubuntu host version has done this). These are a nuisance as they prevent...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: FAT/NTFS/Ext4 USB Drive - Experimental Test Results!

    Thanks Cheesemill. I had wondered about this for quite some time - so much for 480 Mbit/s! My 1 TB USB drive uses USB3 so when I upgrade my notebook fro USB2 to USB3, I should be able to make use of...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: FAT/NTFS/Ext4 USB Drive - Experimental Test Results!

    Thanks for the info kurt18947. I only use a VM because this notebook only runs Linux. My older notebook can run windows natively but I seldom use it now. I am sure there are many ways to read Ext4...
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    [ubuntu] Re: SDHC card recognition 13.04

    For reference, I use SD cards in my HP dv6 notebook and also in a much older ACER 5920 without any difficulty. However I use ADATA SD cards at 4 GB to 30 GB, class 10. I agree with previous members...
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    Re: I think i have bad sectors on my hd

    I wonder if komrad3006 has data that needs to be recovered? Thanks for your suggestion ahallubuntu - I'll make a live USB stick in case I need to do the same in future.

    Also, I doubt if...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: FAT/NTFS/Ext4 USB Drive - Experimental Test Results!

    Hi kurt18947. Thanks for the links - much appreciated! My notebook also has a SD card port and I can format a 30 GB SD card to either FAT32, NTFS or Ext4 and it works properly on all 3 formats. Later...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: FAT/NTFS/Ext4 USB Drive - Experimental Test Results!

    Thanks for the replies. However I think FAT16 is limited to 4 GB, I quite easily format much larger drives to FAT32 - e.g. 16 GB USB flash drives. I have an older notebook that uses FAT32 on a 30 GB...
  23. [ubuntu] FAT/NTFS/Ext4 USB Drive - Experimental Test Results!

    Which is the best format for a USB drive? I tested a 500 GB USB-2 hard drive using Ubuntu 13.04. Here are my speed / access time results,

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    [xubuntu] Re: Help....Laptop Windows Vista croaked

    My third Acer 3003 notebook is well over 10 years old and it ran Ubuntu 8.04 from scratch without and real issues. I had to download a broadcom wifi driver using either an Ethernet connection to...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Good book (need printed material) for learning Linux and Ubuntu?

    alhefner; I quite like using Libre Office for word documents - it is a microsoft word "clone" and it has an easy TOC entry. I like maths and equations - Libre Office is a bit clumsy there but the...
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