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    [ubuntu] Re: SWAP on SSD, not used, Delete it?

    The more installed RAM you have the less the Swap will be used, in fact my Swap file is never used since I have 4GB of RAM. As for deleting, don't since it is a vital partition to the operating...
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    Re: I have a question regarding viruses

    In general I too have to agree that getting a virus in Linux is unlikely since there are so many different distros. However, there may be a risk if you have a dual boot configuration with Windows...
  3. Re: Cannot install skype.. lots of dependencies issues..

    I don't know what video card you have installed, but there have been problems installing Skype with Nvidia and AMD. However, here's a link that may help.
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    [SOLVED] Re: best software to watch DVD'S

    I have to totally agree, VLC is a good choice. But if you want to check out another good player, SMPlayer at
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Terminal keeps moving to the top of the screen

    If your running Unity, then you also have Compiz installed that handles the desktop environment such as where windows are places on the desktop when an app is opened.

    By default, Compiz uses what...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Anti-Virus

    While there are plenty of free apps such as AVG and Avast on the web, I recommend that before you download and install one of these that check into it first since some require you to obtain a license...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No More Ubuntu 12-10 Revisited


    Sorry to hear that you're frustrated, like you I too am a avid Mint user and really like how smooth it was to install and how great it works. Since a bounce back and forth between...
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    [ubuntu] Re: where are the programs

    Just out of curiosity have you tried Synapse. Basically it's Gnome-Do on steroids. After I found this app several distros ago, this is all I use.

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:synapse-core/ppa ...
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    Re: 10 Minute Screen Blank

    This is a pretty common issue with all versions of Ubuntu. First by default the gnome screensaver is installed and will blank the screen in about 10 minutes. So one of the fist things that I do ...
  10. Poll: Re: Quantal installation and upgrade experience

    I have to admit that I'm a regular Mint user but in the past used Ubuntu extensively and even though I do use Mint, I like to try out a new distro to see how Ubuntu is coming along so so I thought...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Gmediafinder Can No Longer Play Youtube Videos

    The suggested fix corrected the problem, thanks for the quick response.

    Looking forward to the official PPA release.
  12. [ubuntu] Gmediafinder Can No Longer Play Youtube Videos

    Is it me, or is anyone else have this issue with Gmediafinder?

    Several days ago I was able to watch Youtube videos, but since several updates, the videos that are found are skipped when I attempt...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: ?? Clone to larger drive & enlarge partitions

    There are so many ways to accomplish this and the suggestions that have been posted are helpful. However, have you checked into Clonezilla. I am constantly backing up my Ubuntu drive and moving ...
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    Re: What are some good Gnome Shell distros?

    The folks from Deepin has recently released version 12.06. I've installed it and gnome shell is the default with some customized extensions. So far I like it and will stick with it for a while to see...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: No root file system - Alternate CD + LVM

    You may try to first boot from the install CD or USB drive and then from terminal remove dmraid with sudo apt-get remove dmraid and then use the desktop install shortcut to install Ubuntu. I too have...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Various window border problems since changing to AMD graphics card! (11.10)

    Unfortunately Linux in general has had some problems with ATI graphics cards that's why many Linux veterans always use Nvidia, especially for 3D rendering.

    I currently work for a company that...
  17. [xubuntu] Re: Will Xubuntu boot without monitor,keyboard or a Mouse ?

    Let me first address configuring the computer's BIOS setup regarding no keyboard. Make sure the BIOS is configured not to halt on errors since there will not be a keyboard and if the BIOS setting is...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Advice re configuring for Win 7 & Ubuntu dual boot

    Dual booting is a good idea, the only drawback is not being able to use both operating systems at the same time. When you want to use Win7, you have reboot to get to it.

    If you don't mind not...
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    [SOLVED] Re: resizing a disk problems

    You'll need to delete the extended partition (sdc2) and then apply. Once you have removed the extended, you need to unmount the partition you want to resize. After that you should now be able to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidently deleted files

    Sorry, I don't have a quick fix for you but a search of the internet took me to this webpage.

    Check it out maybe it will help.
  21. Re: Cinnamon - New Alternative to Gnome Shell

    Having grown tired of Unity, I spent several months looking for an alternative and tried Mint, but the Mate Desktop was still lacking in support and although many of my usual apps ran ok, I was still...
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    Re: xfce vs. gnome

    For the last couple of months, I have been trying out several variations of Ubuntu 11.10 to include Mint 12 with Mate. And although I learned to tolerate Unity, I felt somewhat lost without the...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Unity and Compiz window placement problem

    If you're looking for a way to launch your apps window in the center of the screen, checkout this Compiz setting at this wiki link.
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    Re: I don't like Unity

    As with many, I too didn't like Unity either in 11.04 so I stuck with Gnome 2. But now that I've installed 11.10, I find that Unity real isn't that bad if you customize the icon size and transparency...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Loss of Desktop Look and Function Following Oneiric Upgrade

    There's a bug with the Unity Compiz Plugin. I too had a similar problem and was able to reset the plugin.

    Check out these links:
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