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  1. Re: Any chance of a Ubuntu MATE remix coming out?

    Well, I disliked the Unity desktop so much that I just departed Ubuntu. Changed all 4 my machines, two desktops, two laptops over to Mint !3 Maya with the Mate desktop. Love it, suits me fine. And...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Burning a multisession dvd

    I am having the same problem with Brasero. When I try to burn a multi session DVD, I am not presented with the option list where I can select "leave the disc open". Example: I want to start a new...
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    [ubuntu] Re: http://www.%u.com/

    I have read about a dozen explanations of a command followed by %u or %s and I guess I am stupid but I just don't get it.

    So perhaps some kind soul could explain this in ordinary English.

    For...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 10.04LTS maintenance upgrade

    Tried Gray Wolf's Terminal command. Here is the output:

    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS"

    So it appears my system...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 10.04LTS maintenance upgrade

    Hi Gray Wolf, nice to meet you also.

    Thank you for the Terminal Window tip. I'll check it out. Nice avatar you have.
    bill
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    [SOLVED] Re: 10.04LTS maintenance upgrade

    Hi Kansasnoob, nice to meet you.
    OK that is just the info that I needed to know. So I think I can do without seeing the "pre-release" updates. I was afraid that they would not have finished all...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 10.04LTS maintenance upgrade

    So I changed the settings for Update Manager so that Pre-Released updates would be shown. I have 28 a total of 108.5 mb. I am reluctant to install those because I am not sure what "Pre-Release"...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 10.04LTS maintenance upgrade

    Hi Folks, and thank you for the helpful responses.

    Snowpine: I have been doing the updates as they come. I may have my update manager set to restrictive see below. I had it set to receive only...
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    [SOLVED] 10.04LTS maintenance upgrade

    I see that there is a maintenance upgrade for 10.04LTS. It is available from Ubuntu as a download which it appears would be for doing a fresh install. 10.04.1

    On a Linux site I found instructions...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Update Manger not updating 8.04LTS kernel

    Well, after much discussion with the friends they agreed to installing 10.04LTS which, of course, fixed the updating problem. I note that Update Manager in 10.04LTS has various features that can be...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Update Manger not updating 8.04LTS kernel

    Hi Spiky001, Thanks for your suggestion. I had already looked at the repository using Synaptic and see all the Linux Images there.

    I can install the latest version of 8.04LTS of course as you...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Update Manger not updating 8.04LTS kernel

    Hello to all and thank you for your replies.

    My friends do not at the time want to upgrade to 10.04LTS. They just want the update manager to be updating their kernel. One of my machines is...
  13. [SOLVED] Update Manger not updating 8.04LTS kernel

    Friends of mine bought a new Dell 530 desktop. It has 8.04LTS loaded on it. After some months they are having trouble with Adobe Flash. On investigation I find that their system is still running...
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    [ubuntu] Trouble with themes (10.04)

    Right clicked on the desktop, change background, got the Appearance Manger Window. Selected the Themes tab.

    I have about 6 or 7 theme choices there. I would like to add more.

    So I tried to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 8.04LTS update broke my machine

    Found some solutions, most requiring a lot of command line magic. Decided to go for one of two easy fixes: 1) fresh install on a HD that fits the BIOS for this machine or 2) Use another Distro that...
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    [SOLVED] 8.04LTS update broke my machine

    After the update that came through last night when I try to boot I get

    Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS. Press any key to continue

    I had this problem some time ago...
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    [SOLVED] Solved I hope - Re: Upgrade now no CD drive

    After some experiments with CDs and CDRs and different write speeds during the burn, I think the problem has been that the Dell laptop's CD/DVD reader can not handle some of the more modern faster...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrade now no CD drive

    Nhasian, I understand. And yes the CD drive does work. I was able to boot the system using the 9.10 Live CD, worked fine.

    jfreak, thanks for the idea on the upgrade. I'll keep that on file for...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrade now no CD drive

    Hi Hasian, nice to meet you. Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately I don't have the 10.04 Live CD. The way I got 10.04 was by the Upgrade Link at the top of the Update Manager screen while...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrade now no CD drive

    I installed 9.10 on my Dell C610 Laptop. Then I foolishly decided to do the upgrade to 10.04LTS. Bad idea. I have never yet had an upgrade work right.

    So now when I put a CD-R in the CD Drive...
  21. [all variants] Re: Recommondations for Linux friendly wireless USB?

    Well, I don't want to rain on everyone's parade but if you look thru the threads on the networking forum here you will see a long litany of problems and troubles with the Linksys WUSB54GC USB...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linksys USB thing

    Read thru the posts so far on this thread. I am sorry to say that this is a perfect example of why Ubuntu and Linux in general will remain the domain of computer geeks.

    It is a little much for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Desktop icon problem

    Hi brij, nice to meet you. Thanks for the tip, I will give that a try tomorrow. Or rather in the morning. 1am in the morning here right now.

    thanks again
    bill
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    [ubuntu] Desktop icon problem

    Loaded up 9.04 on one of my laptops. The labels on the Desktop icons have lines thru them. The lines disappear if I hover the mouse over the icon. Can someone tell me how to fix this?

    thanks...
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    [ubuntu] About Canon Printers

    So my friends who are new to Linux just bought a new printer, a Canon IP3600 because we saw that Canon Europe has a driver for that model. Also this printer has individual ink tanks and so it is easy...
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