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    Re: Slow login in 12.04 LTS

    +1 on the loose SATA cable, I had a similar problem with an encrypted LVM. I have a 128GB SSD for my system and /home is stored on a 1TB traditional HDD, I started to have slow logins, I'm talking...
  2. Thread: Smartmon tools

    by kclark
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    [all variants] Re: Smartmon tools

    I never trust the "old age" or "pre-fail" flags.

    What's the output of



    $ sudo smartctl -H /dev/sdX
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    [ubuntu] Re: Latest Yahoo IM crashes after login

    Can you run yahoo IM from a terminal then pastebin the output?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pictures, videos, document folder are gone

    Did you install/remove any software before this happened? Do you have all of your partitions located on one drive or did you use LVM? Can you open a terminal and do



    $ cd $HOME
    $ ls -al

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    [ubuntu] Re: recover deleted files - ubunto 8.04

    apt-get install scalpel

    or

    sudo apt-get install foremost

    I haven't used either of these but I linked to the page I found them on
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Gnome 3 make super key open application menu instead of overview?

    It should be something like this


    gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L"

    Though don't quote me on that it's for 9.10 and Im not in front of...
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    [lubuntu] Re: "File system is NOT clean" - sign in issue

    Have you run fsck on the disk yet? What were the results?
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    [wubi] Re: Minmal wubi install?

    This might be what your looking for

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=537870
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    [ubuntu] Re: ATI Radeon 7870 problem

    Just a shot in the dark here but I had similar problems to that + xorg was constantly crashing. I reseated the video card and nothing. Then I tried moving it to another PCIx slot and it seemed to...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Performance, Unity - Nautilus: first impressions.

    Yeah I don't have much time for configuring like I used to. But in all honest sudo apt-get install xfce cairo-dock then auto start cairo-dock at login and remove the horrible dock that it comes...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: How to remove old kernels? Tried a few things already, not working

    Have you tried this?
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Performance, Unity - Nautilus: first impressions.

    Are you married to the idea of using the default WM? I use XFCE + cairo-dock + conky and have been very happy with it.
  13. [all variants] Re: Hard Drive dying, freeware data recovery software?

    You could try and use dd to make an image of the whole drive. I've done something like this in the past to copy the image to my server


    That command is just off the top of my head, you might...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: touchscreen working only when is application started form terminal

    Does it dump the core when running not from the terminal?
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Webcam problem after kernel update 3.5.0.25.31 in 12.10

    How did you upgrade the kernel, did you apt-get it for your system or install a generic kernel?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Change Ubuntu 12.04 boot and login screen

    You could be able to do this with super-boot-manager.


    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ingalex/super-boot-manager
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install buc super-boot-manager
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  17. [ubuntu] Re: touchscreen working only when is application started form terminal

    Not sure why that would cause any issues, one way you might try and work around this is to create a bash script that will start xbmc then add that to your startup applications.
  18. [ubuntu] Re: How do I remove softwar that wants to remove gnome-core too?

    You could let it remove what it wants then after it's done reinstall gome-core with apt-get. Personally I've never ran into any problems with apt removing what it wants to when removing software,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: New Laptop- could use some Tech support

    I'm sure there is a way to do this. Maybe update all of the software with apt-get forcing it to reconfigure? I did something similar a year or so back and got most everything working but it never...
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    [ubuntu] Re: usb external drive, can't write to it.

    Looks like you need to use sudo



    sudo chown -R harry /media/harry
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    [SOLVED] Re: Good reads to further my knowlage

    I have several books on linux and I've found that as much as I read them they aren't much help until I have a specific problem that I'm trying to figure out and I go back to flip through them. There...
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