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    [kubuntu] log out = blank screen

    New to KDE (Ubuntu with Gnome since 2005) and noticed upon logout I get a black screen with just a mouse pointer. It never returns to the graphical login screen. I can use cntrl+Al+F1 to get to a TTY...
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    Re: What is the name of your computer(s)?

    Mine is Bigbird, my wife has Zoe, my son has Zoot. I use Muppet character names :)

    Except for the old network printer. The first one I bought was connected network AND USB. It backfed power...
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    Re: Unreliable printer manufacturers

    I bought a Brother HL4150CDN when my Samsung 300N went belly up. I'm pretty happy with Brother's linux support. They have a section on their web site devoted to linux drivers, the install...
  4. Thread: KDE n00b here...

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    [kubuntu] KDE n00b here...

    Have used Ubuntu as my main OS since 2005. I've tried to learn KDE a couple times over the years but always seemed to have trouble finding things and gave up. I'm trying again. I have installed...
  5. Thread: IT professionals

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    Re: IT professionals

    After 10 years in enterprise hardware consultation/configuration, I'm done. There are way too many IT nerds out there and they're diluting the workforce and making it difficult to obtain and keep a...
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    Re: Ubuntu 5 years later...

    Appreciate the comments. ALL of 'em. As I said in the beginning. I'm not whining about linux as much as I'm trying to get an idea across. Ubuntu is my daily OS by choice. I would venture to say,...
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    Ubuntu 5 years later...

    Been using Ubuntu since about August of 2005. I still have issues. Now before you go jumpin' all over me, I'm not whining. I'm going to try to get an idea across here.

    My rear analog sound jack...
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    [all variants] Brother HL-4150CDN

    My Samsung CLP-300N is about to go belly up and I don't want to put more money into it. Looking at all kinds of network color lasers and am narrowing in on the Brother HL-4150CDN.

    I'm really not a...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Flash videos RED after firefox update...

    Try from this page. This is where I was able to uncheck the settings->Hardware Acceleration box

    Just right click on the page anywhere. Don't start streaming or anything.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Adobe Flash Player Has Crashed

    Try this if you can...
    Go to http://moodstream.gettyimages.com/
    Just right-click on the page and go to settings and uncheck the box for hardware acceleration.

    That seems to have fixed flash in...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Adobe Flash Player Has Crashed

    YouTube crashing my firefox here as well. Ubuntu 10.04. Seems to have started with the latest flash plugin update as I don't install from outside the repositories.

    ** edit ** ok I can do youtube...
  12. Thread: KVM for Dummies?

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    [all variants] KVM for Dummies?

    Ok I'm really not a dummy, I promise, but for the moment I feel like one.

    I use VMs for various purposes. Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit is my daily OS. I have VMs for XP, Win7 and OS X Snow Leopard. (I...
  13. Thread: Work Computer

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    [ubuntu] Re: Work Computer

    Your ram will be a determining factor in how well windows performs in a VM. I have a Dell Zino HD with 8gigs of memory. I run Ubuntu as host and often have an XP and Win7 VM running as well for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on VirtualBox

    running OS X on non-Apple hardware is against the Apple EULA. That being said, I went on to experiment...

    Using an unaltered and legitimate OS X Snow Leopard DVD, I was able to install OS X into a...
  15. Thread: copy audio CDs?

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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: copy audio CDs?

    I've been watching the bug reports on this issue and I am frankly a bit disappointed in what appears to be finger pointing but no resolution. And my current understanding is that this is still broken...
  16. [ubuntu_studio] Re: Partitioning and Other Suggestions for Installation of U-S

    I rarely do upgrades any more and usually have 2 or 3 native installations in multiboot with several more installations in Virtual machines. I have a very basic partitioning procedure. I know this is...
  17. Thread: copy audio CDs?

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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: copy audio CDs?

    Andrew-
    Your old guide is what helped me in a crunch and I thank you for it.
    The command line is a powerful tool. However when working in a GUI environment we've come to expect certain things and...
  18. Thread: copy audio CDs?

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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: copy audio CDs?

    Yeah.... well I ended up using cdrdao last night from the command line to copy a CD. Brasero didn't work, GnomeBaker didn't work, and I am reluctant to simply install K3B which I understand WILL work...
  19. Thread: copy audio CDs?

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    [ubuntu_studio] copy audio CDs?

    Long time Ubuntu user. Last night I tried to copy an audio CD in Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit) and ran into all kinds of issues. Apparently Brasero is broken and it's a known issue, been bugged, and still no...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 10.04 (64 bit) resize boot partition issue

    The key means it's locked. You can't move/resize it if it's mounted. You can't unmount it if you're using it. Try booting a live CD and use gparted from there.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Install XP Without Overwriting MBR?

    I have XP in a ViertualBox VM. It was just a whole lot easier than the whole multiboot thing and I can have Ubuntu and XP running at teh same time if I want. :)
  22. Thread: Flash issues..

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    [ubuntu] Re: Flash issues..

    If you have Desktop Effects turned on, try turning them off. I love my spinning cube desktop switcher, but for some reason, when I turned off Desktop Effects, my flash started working perfectly. ALL...
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    [ubuntu] Re: OSX in a VBox VM working!

    Just FYI, I've been tweaking my install procedure and last night I was successful in doing the install from a retail Snow Leopard DVD. Not one of the "customized" images. I did use a modified boot...
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    [ubuntu] OSX in a VBox VM working!

    This was mainly a personal challenge for me.
    I have a Dell Zino with an AMD processor (X2 6850e) and an ATI HD4330 in an MXM slot (like a laptop). I have no idea what motherboard they use in this...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Keyboard lock-up ... is it Virtualbox ?

    I have this issue when using VirtualBox to program my universal remote. Lately it is only the keyboard, but the mouse keeps working fine so I minimize the virtual machine, maximize it, and the...
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