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    Software Feasiblity Discussion

    This is driving me nuts. I'd like to find a place where I can post a software idea I had, and then either get some good feedback for what it would need to make it work, or get laughed at so hard that...
  2. Re: What is your opinion about Work from Home Jobs ?

    Man, I would love to work from home. Just give me a decent check, enough to buy food and pay the bills, and I'm good. I seriously dream about it. No crazy commute. I could live out in the country...
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    Re: How open source is Android really?

    So, if Android is open source, does that mean any given user may modify the source code on a PC, import to the phone, and use custom- built OS and apps, aside from the proprietary ones? Theoretically
  4. [SOLVED] Re: GUI Issue XFCE environment, Ubuntu 12.04

    @mooreted This worked with the rm -f -r command. Thanks!

    How to mark solved from mobile?
  5. [SOLVED] Re: GUI Issue XFCE environment, Ubuntu 12.04

    Even a hard reboot didn't work. At least I still have my data and other DEs. Thanks for the idea, though,
    everyone

    I may dam well have to uninstall and reinstall the whole XFCE environment. I...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: GUI Issue XFCE environment, Ubuntu 12.04

    Sudo reboot and ctrl-alt-sysrq-b did nothing. Sysrq is a function key though, but fn+sysrq+b took a screenshot
  7. [SOLVED] GUI Issue XFCE environment, Ubuntu 12.04

    I'm stumped and I'm an uber-noob, so please go easy on me. This happened after I put my computer in hibernate, without closing the web browser first.

    -XFCE DE 4.8
    -Ubuntu 12.04
    -Toshiba...
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    Re: Difficulty upgrading to g++-4.7

    That did help, thank you.



    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc gcc /usr/bin/gcc-4.7 50
    update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/gcc-4.7 to provide...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 cliched laptop problems. Any GUI solutions?

    Duly noted. Thank you.

    Now then, as Thomas Edison would have said, "I didn't fail a hundred times, I just found a hundred ways not to enable ACPI support on a Toshiba C655D Laptop running Linux."...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 cliched laptop problems. Any GUI solutions?

    I'm afraid not.


    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ uname -sr
    Linux 3.11.1-031101-generic
    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ ls /proc/acpi
    button event toshiba wakeup
    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ ls...
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    Re: Difficulty upgrading to g++-4.7

    Why is it that typing "g++ --version" returns:


    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ g++ --version
    The program 'g++' can be found in the following packages:
    * g++
    * pentium-builder
    Try: sudo apt-get...
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    Re: Difficulty upgrading to g++-4.7

    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ which g++
    /usr/bin/g++
    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ mkdir /usr/bin/g++
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/bin/g++': File exists
    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ cd...
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    Re: Difficulty upgrading to g++-4.7

    This returns an error, no alternatives are available.

    Perhaps I have some bug with the apt manager. I just sudo apt-get installed the partimage package, and I cannot find it on my system with the...
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    Difficulty upgrading to g++-4.7

    I installed this update with sudo apt-get install g++-4.7, followed by sudo apt-get update and upgrade. Everything went smoothly. My gcc version remained:



    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ g++...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 cliched laptop problems. Any GUI solutions?

    My AMD drivers refuse to activate. I have the latest stable version and the beta version, I have tried using the Additional Drivers program to activate one, yet after restart neither one will...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 cliched laptop problems. Any GUI solutions?

    jjw@jjw-Satellite-C655D:~$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    nls_iso8859_1 12617 1
    usb_storage 48631 1
    rfcomm 58965 4
    bnep ...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 cliched laptop problems. Any GUI solutions?

    This is interesting, from the /var/log/dmesg paste:



    [ 0.238038] ACPI: Executed 1 blocks of module-level executable AML code
    [ 0.244397] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 cliched laptop problems. Any GUI solutions?

    The legacy acpi displays the brightness slider and function keys brightness window, but does not affect brightness. The vendor acpi does not display either and does not affect brightness.



    ...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 cliched laptop problems. Any GUI solutions?

    Okay, the Catalyst Control Center does not have a setting for brightness control. I tried Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid on live CD, as well as 13.04 Raring on the secure-remix live CD, and brightness controls...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 cliched laptop problems. Any GUI solutions?

    It's going to be a while. I reinstalled Windows and just killed the grub, and I'll have to find somewhere to download the huge Linux-secure-remix iso to repair the issue. If only it was on BitTorrent.
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    Re: Need a second browser, reccomendations?

    Fascinating, a more secure yet more lightweight Firefox with a cooler name. A-ha-ha. Sorry. What prevents it from being compatible with Linux?
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    Re: Is Linux The OS Of The Future.

    For all of my life until two weeks ago, I've been a Windows user, and I've decided to make the jump into the unknown. This is my opinion on the subject:

    Microsoft Windows 8 is going towards the...
  23. Re: I reinstalled Windows 7 to factory default, and now it skips the GRUB

    I found the help page. If there's a way to delete this thread, I'd like to do so.
  24. I reinstalled Windows 7 to factory default, and now it skips the GRUB

    I found a few similar problems with a Google search, but also conflicting advice. What is the method to restore the GRUB loader?
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 cliched laptop problems. Any GUI solutions?

    I am now using Linux kernel 3.11.1-31 generic. No change. Should I try anything further, or list this under incompatible laptops?
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