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    Re: weird pdf problem

    Thanks Impavidus. I installed inkscape and no fiddling required, the boxes were readable right away. I suspect that a ticked checkbox that said something like "replace fonts with nearest installed...
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    Re: weird pdf problem

    The words are there because I can mouse over them and copy and paste them, I just can't see them! Is there a way to change the colour of the fonts or something?
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    weird pdf problem

    SOLVED see post 4
    There's this document I need to have, PDF. But when I download it onto my Ubuntu or Mint computer, some of the images don't show the words. Here's a pic of how it looks on...
  4. Thread: adobe f4f

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    [ubuntu] Re: adobe f4f

    Anyone? I too have had the stock reply from 4oD re flash versions etc and a big silence to my reply to them (~3 weeks ago?). None of the 4oD videos work via Ubuntu.
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    [ubuntu] Re: screen saver /slide show 12.04

    Aah a quick


    sudo apt-get update

    and problem solved!
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    [ubuntu] Re: screen saver /slide show 12.04

    I got this:

    Package xscreensaver is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source...
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    [ubuntu] acpi=off

    I tried all the above, to no avail, then I stumbled upon the following:
    acpi=off
    I couldn't follow the instructions exactly (no F6 choice with 11.04 install CD) so I just edited the grub line that...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Help, I broke it! Unity gone...everything gone....

    Cheers bcooperb, this worked for me.
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Thinkpad: screen flashes black for a second

    And me. I was willing to ignore this as something that would magically fix itself in a week or so but it's interfering with my screensaver showing a slideshow of my pictures, the black screen flash...
  10. Re: Write a one-sentence story about the avatar above you

    and prepared yet another snowball suprise.
  11. Re: Write a one-sentence story about the avatar above you

    Fred realised that he had been beaten again as the seal cackled visciously ...
  12. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    Anyway Guys, thanks for the help - this is the most open and useful forum ever - but don't waste your brains anymore 'cos I'm going to bed. It'll all be fine in the morning - oh, it is morning -...
  13. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    Peter09 - see what you mean!
  14. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    Just did that and there is a process called bash that disappears when I shut my annoying and persistent terminal window. Still stuck though.
  15. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    Pbpersson - ah, cool idea - I could look at system monitor with the terminal window open and with it shut and see the difference - I'll try that!
  16. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    Just restarted to remind myself - not a massive problem as I've said, but ... does anyone know how I can see the steps ubuntu jaunty is taking on startup? Surely that would give me the reason for...
  17. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    Jaunty - by the way, what does session information mean and what is the way to discover it?
  18. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    Peter09 - it started (I think) when I was trying to delay conky (which I've now unticked from startup) from starting by writing a sleep xx && conky command (in bash ??).
  19. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    uxen - maybe, I did tick that box at one point then untick it later. Shutdown and started up again loads since - I don't seem to have a "session" anything under preferences?
  20. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    pbpersson - one odd thing - prob'ly irrelevant, the terminal window doesn't have naximise, minimise boxes on the top right - to close it I need to go File Close. And er, most of the startup things...
  21. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    Does anyone know if there's some kind of way I can see what my computer's doing when it loads ubuntu? I reckon this'll pin down the reason why I get an open terminal on startup.
  22. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] Re: I'm stuck!

    Wow! fast reply - unfortunately no xterm in my startup!
  23. Thread: I'm stuck!

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    [ubuntu] I'm stuck!

    After messing about with various things ...

    now when I startup, a terminal window opens up - not a problem really, I can close it, but my question is - how can I find out what is making my...
  24. Thread: CPU Temp

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    [ubuntu] Re: CPU Temp

    Have you rebooted after the dozen yes'?
    Then type "sensors" into the terminal.

    Do check out the conky stuff!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound Issues

    I wrestled with this yesterday after plugging in new speakers - applications played music (Rythymbox, games) but anything through firefox didn't.

    I checked I was up-to date (System->...
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