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  1. Re: Can't Edit Mpg's Without Ruining Playback

    Thanks for the assist. After hours of experimenting I "solved" it effectively but inelegantly: ffmpeg2theora. For some reason, once I got them all into ogv format, I can trim them, mess with the...
  2. Can't Edit Mpg's Without Ruining Playback

    I've just completed transferring about 18 hours of home video from VHS to DVD, and in turn ripped the contents of the DVDs onto my computer using Acidrip. The videos are all in mpg format.

    The...
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    [kubuntu] Re: linux file recovery software?

    I've successfully used a program called Scalpel to recover deleted documents in the past. A pretty good guide for using it can be found here:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Special Drivers

    I'd start here, with step 2.1:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

    or, here:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/142627/flgrx-amd-catalyst-driver-issues-in-ubuntu-12-04
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't Install/Remove Packages

    You could use a Live CD or USB to boot the computer, install gparted that way (actually, depending on the distro, it may already be installed) and resize the partition that way.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Black screen after login

    Just a quick search brought me to this:

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-tip-how-to-reset-compiz-settings-to-default-system-settings-from-command-line.html

    ...any help?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gimp Gap or Pencil for animations?

    From my own experience: Pencil looks great on paper (forgive the pun) but it is incredibly limited in terms of features, and about half of the features that do exist are broken in some critical way....
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    Re: Low brightness when Ubuntu starts

    http://buck-nasty.blogspot.com/2011/11/hp-g6-i5-ubuntu-1110-install.html

    This looks pretty similar. Do those steps help at all?
  9. [ubuntu] Re: 11.10 install taking hours to get past the first step.

    Looks like you're right. If you set it up like in the screenshot (except for the file size), it *should* install new system files but leave your user data intact.

    Should...
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    [SOLVED] Re: changed password blocked screen

    Check out this bug report, looks like the exact same problem:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xscreensaver/+bug/828682
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    [ubuntu] Re: One profile, two systems

    I don't think that would be very practical, if even possible. If for no other reason, the latency alone whenever you switch machines might be a showstopper. Also, if you shared your home folder,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: changed password blocked screen

    Just curious, is your old password recognized after the screen locks?

    Also, I'm wondering if maybe there's a bug with the system recognizing certain characters when resuming from suspend. For...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Dual Boot Menu Not Showing

    Awesome! +1 for bootfix & gparted.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: 11.10 install taking hours to get past the first step.

    First off, if backing up the data in your home folder to an external device is at all an option, I'd do that before anything.

    Something you can try: either use your current live CD to install...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Load Screen

    Again with the boot-to-terminal idea, if it's a non-user level startup process causing the issue, you can troubleshoot that with the commands here:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Load Screen

    Ouch.

    Can you boot to the command line at least? If so, there's probably some file you can delete from your home folder, but what I'd actually do is create a new user account and try to boot to...
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    Re: Plants vs Zombies slow on Wine

    I once had a very similar problem with PvZ, and I actually fixed it from within the game itself. From the main menu, go to options and turn off Hardware Acceleration. You may also have luck...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu on Windows 8 beta

    Some additional context would be helpful. Are Windows and Ubuntu on separate partitions... or was it installed in Windows with Wubi? Does it just boot to Windows w/an inoperable mouse and keyboard......
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    [ubuntu] Re: Load Screen

    Never had this particular problem, but try this:

    Boot the machine and hold down the left shift key... if left shift doesn't work use Escape. It should get you to the advanced start-up menu... you...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Dual Boot Menu Not Showing

    Should be fine (I think they just use live cd to generically reference a live environment).
  21. Re: Blue(cyan lines) on screen after updating packages

    Per this: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-173

    ... 8.1 it's definitely a security update. It might be easier to uninstall and reinstall the same version. If you need to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Dual Boot Menu Not Showing

    Try this:

    http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/boot-repair-fix-ubuntu-boot-issues.html

    If you boot Ubuntu again off the same pendrive, you can install bootrepair and give it a try. I've used the boot...
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    Re: What Linux Distro is your main os?

    Just switched to Mint 12 64-bit... was using Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit previously. I think I upgraded too early, but I got a new HD and figured, since I needed to set up a new OS anyway, I might as well...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Flashdrive files now all read-only??

    Happened to me once... at the time I had less than 1GB on it though, so I copied everything to a temp directory in my home folder, formatted the flash drive, and copied everything back; fixed it. Is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: made to default

    This may be a little different depending on which desktop environment you're using, but maybe something like this:



    Save a .torrent file (do not open).
    Right click the .torrent file, go to...
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