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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Compiz not loading after upgrade to Lucid

    i know its not ideal, but adding an entry for compiz.real --replace in your session manager will automate your fix.
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    [all variants] dynamic dns alias or host


    To access my PC from outside my network I have to use a dynamicdns service, as virginmedia love changing my ip address...

    The service gives me a url, such as, however its...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Lucid upgrade breaks dual monitor set up

    I don't know if your using third party/restricted drivers, but I'm using an nvidia card and my dual-screen setup works now, but it needed some help with the configuration.

    I've found that...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Gwibber window doesn't open, but works on background

    you need to either change your font size to a whole number, or if you're feeling a bit braver: monkey-patch your gwibber file.

    to do this edit /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/ with...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: karmic dovecot/postfix relay access denied

    well i sorted it- in the spirit of sharing: here goes.

    1 - you _do_ still need to configure sasl authentication; you can do this by adding the following lines to your /etc/postfix/

  6. [ubuntu] karmic dovecot/postfix relay access denied

    afternoon all,

    i used the karmic server installation disc to install and setup the combined dovecot/postfix packages that ubuntu offers.

    i have not touched the default settings and have got the...
  7. [ubuntu] rails and trac in different apache directories

    this might be a simple question but i'm struggling to find any examples that don't assume i have two ip addresses or two domain names...

    i'm using apache to serve my ruby on rails website, and i'd...
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to dual boot 8.10

    there are two ways, either install via the live CD and follow the autopartition suggestions, this will install a boot loader so you can pick and choose, or, if you're just getting invovled i...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Processor Utilization

    i suspect that's something to do with weather the application itself is coded to use both processors efficiently.
    i shouldn't worry as i doubt you're losing any performace.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Compiz Fusion error

    try opening terminal and starting compiz, (use compiz --replace)
    once you've been reduced to the corner, press ctrl+c, which should close compiz and get you back to metacity.
    if you post the output...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing from source tarball

    actually what you probably don't have is the development librarys of alsa.

    i'd reccomend you look in synaptic of alsa-dev or libalsa.

    this is because you ofton compile programs in ubuntu from...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: running 32bit o/s in 64bit machine - is this worth changing

    yup, deffinately 64bit. using ubuntu you'll hardly notice problems in packaging etc. i've used both 32bit and 64bit versions and aside from having to compile a psx emulator i've had no trouble.
  13. [xubuntu] Re: Getting a printer to work/ checking if it can work.

    well dmesg seems to suggest that it reconises the printer (see the last 4 lines.) i use kde no so i cannot remember exactly where it is, but in gnome there will be a 'cups' or 'install printers' menu...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Uninstall ubuntu

    just as a note if you are worried about your windows partition you can use the partion editor to convert your linux paritions to ntfs, and then install linux on one using wubi, that way if you find...
  15. [xubuntu] Re: Getting a printer to work/ checking if it can work.

    when you plug it in, turn it on (if possible,) and then run the dmesg command from the terminal.

    you should see some information about the usb connection, if you post it on the forums people may...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Uninstall ubuntu

    if you just want to reinstall ubuntu then you can manually select the partion you created the first time around.

    if you're looking to remove the linux partition on you're vista drive, try booting...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VLC and multiverse.

    the reponsitories are not always completely updated, for various reasons (i.e. compatability, or maybe just not compiled yet.)

    i'm on an updated system and the current version of vlc is .94 for...
  18. [ubuntu] can you make a laptop act as flash/pen/usb drive?

    hi all,

    after an up hill struggle trying to get my desktop to share files with my xbox 360, i realised that i could simply stick files on my usb drive and my xbox would happily mount it like a...
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    Re: Which C++ IDE?

    well thanks for all that. for anyone who finds this post:
    after fiddling around i came to the conclusion that if your going to IDE geany is amazing,

    BUT! if your a learner, despite how against...
  20. Re: Software needed for CAD/CAM,CFD in Linux.

    look at :

    this has a lot of details about the different CADs.

    i'm a civil engineerin' student and i use qCAD and it works ok for me, but i'll...
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    Re: Which C++ IDE?

    thanks, that's just the ticket.
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    Which C++ IDE?


    I'm just beginning to dirty my hands with C++, but i'm struggling with getting an

    what i want is something that:
    highlights syntax
    and has a 'run' button.
    (like visual C++...
  23. Re: What do you do when you're feeling down?

    ben and jerry's and a bottle of bailys.

    - very manly i know.
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    Re: Unable to login

    just a suggestion, but if you use some more exciting charectors, noteabley ~ and @ in your password it may just be because your keyboard is mapped wrong (i.e. it thinks you've got an american...
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    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    mad caddies - leavin'
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