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  1. [other] Re: You currently canít buy a Dell desktop without an OS

    If I were looking for a laptop with no OS, I would look at some good used ones on Ebay. I got an IBM ThinkPad for $40, and added my own hard drive and memory. It works great for the web and word...
  2. [other] Re: You currently canít buy a Dell desktop without an OS

    Yeah, I was actually cost-comparing my plans to build my own when I decided to ask them. I had read on another forum that in Europe you can request it without an OS, and I just wanted to see.
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  3. [other] You currently canít buy a Dell desktop without an OS

    I was curious if a Dell desktop could be purchased without an OS. Below is my customer service chat which I actually found slightly amusing. In short, the answer is a flat "no".






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    Program loader unresponsive

    I have an exe file I'm trying to run (in this case it's Civ II Multiplayer Gold Edition), I have it in my virtual C drive. When I right click and select "Wine Windows program loader" nothing happens...
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    [all variants] Re: Crazy amount of updates in 13.04

    Thanks for the quick response. I guess it doesn't help that I have a lot of software + all of the variant desktop environments installed.
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    [all variants] Crazy amount of updates in 13.04

    Last night I had 120 updates waiting for me on my system, all of which I installed. This morning there were 70 more updates, and after I installed all of those another 50 were waiting in less than an...
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    [lubuntu] Re: No sound on my toshiba satellite c855d-s5105

    What does it show in "additional drivers" in the "software & updates" settings? It may list a bunch of alternate drivers that you can try. Also, I noticed you have no volume control on the taskbar....
  8. Re: It goes straight to windows when i reboot, no option to choose ubunto.

    Have you gone into your BIOS settings and made sure it's booting from the Samsung HD first?
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    [ubuntu] Re: A few questions about Ubuntu

    You should be fine with the hardware, but you may need to go to the "additional drivers" area in the settings (under "software & updates") to get the graphics card to work.

    To get those games...
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    [lubuntu] Re: No sound on my toshiba satellite c855d-s5105

    There's a common problem on Lubuntu where the volume keys on your keyboard will not un-mute the sound. You can make sure by clicking on your volume indicator and seeing that the mute box is...
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    Re: Ubuntu stuck at boot screen.

    Ok. Btw, this was the screen I was referring to.


    http://ubuntunigeria.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/bootscreen1.jpg
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    Re: Ubuntu stuck at boot screen.

    If you still have your install disk you might want to try booting into nomodeset through F6 on the main install menu. That should at least get you in there, and then you can sort out the driver issue...
  13. Re: Choosing between Live USB and Full USB Installation

    A live USB of Ubuntu doesn't load into RAM without a lot of work. You would be best using Knoppix or Puppy Linux to do that. As for speed, I didn't notice any improvement when I installed onto the...
  14. Re: Nvidia gtx 670 (msi 670pe/oc) driver install/repeated log outs

    What does it show when you go to the "additional drivers" tab of software & updates in settings? For me, it detected my Nvidia GTS 260 but the current driver didn't work properly. I had to try each...
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    Re: Installing desktops in 13.04

    Thanks guys! There must have been something else running, because a reboot was all it took. I'll keep that unlock method in mind though.
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    Installing desktops in 13.04

    I'm running Lubuntu 13.04 and I'm trying to install the other desktop environments. Using "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop"Gets me the following error:


    E: Could not get lock...
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    [all variants] Re: What exactly is long term support?

    Thanks for all the explanations, now I totally get it. Most people want all the latest bells & whistles, but once you have a really stable installation I can understand not wanting to upgrade.
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    [all variants] What exactly is long term support?

    Iíve always wondered this: what does ďlong term supportĒ mean to the average user? Personally, my idea of support in Linux is forums like this, so Iíve never understood why I should pay attention to...
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    Re: LXLE - Lubuntu Extra Life Extension

    I tried it over the weekend as a live USB and had very good results, so tonight I did a full install on a fresh HDD on my desktop. It's working perfectly, and I love the style of it. My favorite...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB Install with no operating system

    You can definitely boot from the USB no matter what's happening with the hard drive, in fact you could even remove the hard drive if you wanted. Just make sure your BIOS settings are set to boot from...
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    Re: Good games from Ubuntu Software Center

    My favorite game from the software center is Freeciv.

    Most of the games available through the Chrome webstore run just fine on Ubuntu, so you may find that a good source of free games.
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    Re: LXLE - Lubuntu Extra Life Extension

    Looks great. Is there any way I can install LXLE as a desktop environment to my current installation?
  23. [all variants] Re: [non-pae] Anybody with an old ThinkPad who wants to do a small experiment?

    Thanks for the advice. I believe its getting delivered with only 128MB of RAM, but I'm upgrading that right away to 2GB. I figure Lubuntu will fly on that unless the processor gets overwhelmed. I'll...
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    Re: Magnificent March Screenshot Thread

    My current minimalist desktop courtesy of Roy Lichtenstein and Lubuntu 12.10.

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  25. [all variants] Re: [non-pae] Anybody with an old ThinkPad who wants to do a small experiment?

    I have a T41 getting delivered next week that I'll be setting up for someone else. Can anyone advise me on what I should try installing first to have the least number of problems? I was planning on...
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