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  1. [ubuntu] Pipelight not showing as a plugin in Firefox 47.0

    Webinars published by the Center for Tobacco Products of the US Food and Drug Administration require the use of Silverlight. In Firefox 47.0.1 running under Win 10 64 Pro, the Silverlight Plug-in...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Distorted Video display /themes after upgrade to 16.04

    This problem appears to be related to the nVidia graphics in my laptop and the Intel Haswell graphics in my desktops.

    Attached screenshot came from a hp/compaq dx2200 minitower (standard vga...
  3. [ubuntu] Distorted Video display /themes after upgrade to 16.04

    Right now, the only theme that displays correctly on my PCs is highcontrast. Ambiance will give a distorted display. Please view the attachments. These are screenshots of the top part of synaptic....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading to Xenial BROKE Ambiance!

    This problem has gotten worse over the past week with whatever ubuntu upgrades have been sent to me. Now high contract theme gives unreadable window titles on dropdown menus.

    Perhaps one of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading to Xenial BROKE Ambiance!

    I have found that "Highcontrast" theme is essential to making things work correctly. This includes two PCs with Haswell graphics and two with nVidia graphics (both older PCs). PCs with nVidia...
  6. [ubuntu] Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit and Intel i7-4770 K processor with Haswell graphics

    What are the correct drivers, programs, etc., for use with the i7-4770K and Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit. Something has gotten lost on upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04.

    Thank you,

    John
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading to Xenial BROKE Ambiance!

    I have the same problem with two different types of PCs. The first is a DELL Vostro 3500 laptop. It uses nVidia graphics. Problem occurs with both nouveau driver as well as the correct nVidia...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: 'apt (>= 1.0.10.2ubuntu2)' is not installed -- cannot upgrade to 16.04

    Thank you.

    I did a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade a few more times and the program updated. The wily-updates and wily security were appropriately ticked. I suspect that the next...
  9. [ubuntu] 'apt (>= 1.0.10.2ubuntu2)' is not installed -- cannot upgrade to 16.04

    One of my two nearly identical desktop PCs will not start the upgrade to 16.04. I get the error message "'apt (>= 1.0.10.2ubuntu2)' is not installed -- cannot upgrade to 16.04". Only difference...
  10. [ubuntu] Partial recovery from near disaster with partial upgrade after 16.04 install

    After a near disaster (almost non-working PC after partial upgrade), I got my laptop (DELL Vostro 3500) working with Gnome desktop. On a reboot a couple of days later, I found the following options...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Partial upgrade after good upgrade from 15.10 yields strange video

    Proposed updates not included. Cannot get to Ubuntu desk top. Have a Gnome desktop with almost unreadable color scheme (dark grey font on almost black background. Cannot get nVidia drivers to work...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Partial upgrade after good upgrade from 15.10 yields strange video

    I am not sure what is included and what is not. If you put a check mark next to an item, it disappears. Furthermore, after I purge the nvidia driver, I cannot get the original 16.04 desktop back. ...
  13. [ubuntu] Partial upgrade after good upgrade from 15.10 yields strange video

    For the past week or so, 16.04 on my Dell Vostro 3500 has been pestering me to do a partial upgrade. I finally did it today after returning home from a 13-day business trip. Looks of strange screen...
  14. [ubuntu] Target DEP-11 (multiverse/dep11/Components-amd64.yml) is configured multiple times in

    I just did sudo apt-get update (Ubuntu 16.04 said I needed to update my PC) and got numerous statements such as

    W: Target DEP-11-icons (multiverse/dep11/icons-64x64.tar) is configured multiple...
  15. [ubuntu] DELL VOSTRO 3500 will not shut down properly after several days of use 16.04

    16.04 self installed itself over 15.10 on morning of 22 APRIL. Everything went fine except I did not have the three hours for removal of unneeded files. Now laptop is not shutting down on its own...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Color scheme with LibreOffice 5.1.0.3

    Thank you vasa1. You have provided the correct answer. Removing libreoffice-gtk3 solved problem.

    John
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    [SOLVED] Re: Color scheme with LibreOffice 5.1.0.3

    I tried numerous changes in theme using Gnome Tweak tool, but no improvement LibreOffice and readability problems with Evolution. I have too much urgent client work to mess with LibreOffice config...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Color scheme with LibreOffice 5.1.0.3

    GTK+ theme is Ambiance. Most critical software application is Evolution 3.18.2. Only decent colors on that come from Ambiance.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Color scheme with LibreOffice 5.1.0.3

    Thank you for your replies. Attached is the screen shot from LibreOffice write showing the Format Character Menu
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    [SOLVED] Re: Color scheme with LibreOffice 5.1.0.3

    johnl@johnl-Vostro-3500:~$ apt-cache search libreoffice | grep gtk
    libreoffice-gtk - office productivity suite -- GTK+ integration
    libgtkspellmm-3.0-0v5 - C++ wrapper library for GtkSpell (shared...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Color scheme with LibreOffice 5.1.0.3

    Thank you. Information you requested follows:
    johnl@johnl-Vostro-3500:~$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 15.10
    Release: 15.10...
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    [SOLVED] Color scheme with LibreOffice 5.1.0.3

    Very recent upgrade of LibreOffice 5.1,0.3 has given some very strange colors for toolbars, drop-down menus. I have not changed anything on my PC's, but now for example, labels on the tabs under...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CD-ROM data CDs not recognized by 15.10

    Thank you for your reply. Data CD-RW burned from Ubuntu 15.10 ran on all PCs. Another CD-RW burned from Win 10 64 Pro using the "mastered" format (supposedly compatible with all OS) did not run...
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    [ubuntu] CD-ROM data CDs not recognized by 15.10

    All my PCs run Ubuntu 15.10 with dual boot to Win 10 or Win XP. I generally do not receive data from my clients on CD-ROM. Received two CD-ROMs from a client. Put them in the CD/DVD-ROM drive on...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Files 3.18.2 "Move to" locks up after first use, cut and paste into folder doesn

    Thank you for your reply. OS is 15.10 (wiley). I am taking programs from Gnome3 and Gnome3-staging to get evolution 3.18.2 (the heart of my consulting business).

    John
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