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  1. Please remove/delete/disable my account

    Thank you.
  2. [xubuntu] Re: [xubuntu] Shutdown/suspend/resume: Many glitches

    Looks like it's back to Windows for this machine:(
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    Sticky: [other] Re: Laptop INCOMPATIBILITY List.

    Hewlett Packard Pavilion g6-2213sa Notebook
    AMD A8-4500M APU

    Tested with 64-bit versions of:
    Xubuntu 14.04.1 (full install) added fglrx package later
    Kubuntu 14.04.1 (full install)
  4. [xubuntu] Command 'shutdown -r now' (for reboot) doesn't reboot

    In connection with this

    The command caused the machine to power down in what I thought to be in a controlled, safe manner but did not reboot....
  5. [ubuntu] Re: 14.04 Firefox tries to open downloaded PDFs with software centre

    This can be caused by the incorrect MIME being applied to the filename by the originator of the file. For instance, if I change SomePhoto.jpg to SomePhoto.rar Firefox will (or should) offer to open...
  6. [xubuntu] [xubuntu] Shutdown/suspend/resume: Many glitches

    Affected machine: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook, AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon graphics
    Xubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit fresh install

    With Light Locker enabled:
    Shutdown -
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    Re: Ongoing Login Issues

    Ok, if I've done this properly these should be a sequence of 10 screenshots that I have to go through;
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    Re: Ongoing Login Issues


    I thought I had solved things which is why I marked that thread as such, sadly the difficulties I have with logging in have re-emerged.

    At the moment, the best thing I can think of...
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    Re: Ongoing Login Issues

    Ah, it looks as if I am, though I'm currently finding it difficult to tell. Firefox remembers my email and password but the SSO login seems to require a new password. I dutifully create and confirm a...
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    Ongoing Login Issues

    Testing to see if I'm logged in or not.
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    Re: I really hate upgrading Ubuntu...

    One thing I've found with my (willingly admitted) limited experience of version upgrading is that kernels relevant to the previous release remain on my hard drive, e.g. moving from Xubuntu 13.04 to...
  12. Re: Security vs. Privacy vs. Anonymity

    The Internet...

    Is it a means of publishing/broadcasting?...

    .. or a means of establishing one-to-one communication where interception requires significant commitment on the part of those...
  13. Re: Security vs. Privacy vs. Anonymity

    At risk of venturing down a philosophical rabbit-hole, my dusty old paper edition of Rogets Thesaurus suggests that privacy and anonymity are not entirely interchangeable.
  14. Re: Ghost experiences, pictures or favorite video?!

    A day late but there was a fascinating documentary broadcast on TV here in the UK a few years back about ghosts etc. on the London Underground.

    Found a link here:...
  15. Re: Security vs. Privacy vs. Anonymity

    The difficulty with these kind of discussions is that peoples interpretations of these three factors will vary. Indeed the priority placed on each can vary according to what one is doing at any given...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 13.10 Does not detect windows 7

    As far as I'm aware 13.10 is no longer supported, reaching its EOL in July 2014.

    Currently supported are 12.04.5, 14.04.1 both of which are long-term support (LTS) releases or the latest interim...
  17. [xubuntu] Re: /home//.thumbnails - Overpopulation?

    Thanks for that, looks like being a handy utility. Experimentally, I've changed the cache retention setting to 7 days to see if that reduces the overpopulation.
  18. [xubuntu] Re: /home//.thumbnails - Overpopulation?

    Yes, 73,000 of the blighters! Music videos and albums, films, lots of stuff that I'd either deleted because they weren't to my taste or moved to an external drive for saving.

    Still, I now know to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Password Issues

    OK thanks for that, I've just tweaked my SDC settings, logged out & back in again as a try-out, seems to have eliminated the problem.

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    Re: The "new" Windows...

    It's all fixed now:
  21. [xubuntu] Re: /home//.thumbnails - Overpopulation?

    Addendum: my /home/<user>/.thumbnail directory currently stands at 1.4GB!! :shock:
  22. [xubuntu] /home//.thumbnails - Overpopulation?

    Having experienced some difficulties with the thumbnail generating process 'tumblerd' hogging CPU capacity I searched around, and among other things, I found out that the directory in this thread...
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    [SOLVED] Password Issues

    Not sure what I've done, but every time I log in via SSO I enter the same email address that I used when first creating the account but I get asked to create and confirm a new password. I have no...
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    Re: The last place trophy game

    Lost Property Dept here again.

    As nobody has come forward to claim this trophy currently in our custody, we've passed it over to our colleagues in the Forensics Dept to see if they can find any...
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    Re: Ornamental October Screenshots

    Never done this before so hope it works:

    If I've done it right here's the info:

    Xfce Desktop
    Bluebird Style
    Elementary Xfce icons - dark
    Droid Serif 12pt font
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