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  1. [ubuntu] Re: How to set transmission to shutdown the PC after the torrents are finished?

    Me too.
  2. [all variants] Re: Iphone 4.3.3 will no longer work with Banshee, Clementine or Rhythmbox!

    This probably explains why I can't get my new iPhone to work with Clementine or Banshee, despite loads of Google results telling me I can...
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    Re: Account Lease time / Content filtering

    And you were right!

    I set up Timekeepr, switched to Tom, then left the computer alone for a while. I came back to find it had logged out Tom's account. I was simply expecting it to work straight...
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    Re: Account Lease time / Content filtering

    Aha! I'll give it another go and report back.

    Thanks for that.
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    Re: Account Lease time / Content filtering

    Hiya Shane,

    I'm using it on Gnome (I've tried really hard, but I can't take to the Unity interface). My son is set up as a plain old garden variety desktop user. Nothing complicated. And to be...
  6. Re: Nanny Parental Control timelimit doesn't work

    I've just tried Nanny (on Natty), and along with everybody else here, I found it didn't work.

    Timekpr is also not working for me. It fails to log the user off when time's up.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Account Lease time / Content filtering - Timekpr not logging out.

    After some searching I've just come across timekeepr, and it would seem on the face of it to meet my needs, that is, restricting my son's daily time logged in at the computer, and limiting him to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ATI Radeon 3000 screen resolution.

    Well, the problem is solved!

    Temujin, I followed the instructions in your link to the letter, and ended up in the pooh again. No display. But wait! The message I was reading was "cannot display...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ATI Radeon 3000 screen resolution.

    Thanks Temujin. I should clarify that I've done a fresh install since I tried Catalyst, so it is no longer there and the system is clean.

    In fact, at least one reason to do the fresh install was...
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    [SOLVED] ATI Radeon 3000 screen resolution.

    Dear all,

    I've just upgraded my motherboard and CPU to a Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 and Athlon X2 255, and all went well except for the video driver. My Dell 1907FP LCD likes to run at 1280x1024, but...
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    [all variants] Re: Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    Marko over at techytalk.info responded to my comment and had a good bash at making things work, but failed. Scroll down to see the new comments:
    ...
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    [all variants] Re: Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    G'day Vaphell,

    I got as far as trying that myself, and upon restarting GE I had the joy of about two seconds of a nice-looking GUI before GE crashed and disappeared. I guess if I were smarter I'd...
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    [all variants] Google Earth 6 - those terrible fonts!

    Version 5 of Google Earth was giving me some problems (double-clicking My Places wouldn't work, etc) so I downloaded and installed Version 6.

    Most of my problems are now solved, but there's the...
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    [gnome] Re: Disappearing Gnome desktop...

    Hi there darkhelmetchris!

    It's nice to see your reply, but the thread had gone dead for quite some time so in the interests of sorting things out for my frustrated friend I plunged ahead and...
  15. [all variants] Re: Broadband allowance being eaten by aliens.

    Hi folks,

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    Firstly, Bucky Ball:



    There's a mix of Ubuntu and Mint in the computers I look after for people (not to mention Windows). I usually have more...
  16. [all variants] Broadband allowance being eaten by aliens.

    Dear all,

    My buddy's Mint 10 computer appears to be slowly chewing through his monthly broadband allowance. He's a complete non-tech computer user, using the internet only for browsing and...
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    [gnome] Re: Disappearing Gnome desktop...

    I should clarify: I followed that instruction to the letter, cleaning out and then restarting, with the old tmp folder retained and renamed for safety purposes, and a new, empty, tmp folder in its...
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    [gnome] Re: Disappearing Gnome desktop...

    Well, I finally got round to my mate's place and tried the suggestions above. I could only locate .gconf/apps/panel, and it had no top_panel_screen0 under toplevels. However I renamed the directory...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I crossed to the Linux side of the line in January 2010, and I've brought a few compadres with me. Aside from VM for a couple of Windows apps I can't do without (OO.org Calc is not quite there for me...
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    [gnome] Re: Disappearing Gnome desktop...

    Thanks for that. I'll head back around there on the weekend and try out your tips, then report back.
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    [gnome] Disappearing Gnome desktop...

    Hi folks,

    Yesterday I answered an emergency call from a friend. He had lost his Gnome panel and his desktop icons and was staring at a blank desktop background. The mouse pointer was active, but...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Command-line replacement for Adobe Acrobat 'reduce file size' function.

    Worked beautifully - 16.4 MB to 1.4 MB. You've saved me considerable frustration, since PDFTK/PDFChain just doesn't seem to cut the mustard when it comes to compression.
  23. [other] Re: how to make the ubuntu sofware center work in linux mint 9

    Jeff's instructions at his link worked really well EXCEPT that when I rebooted my machine I lost the software manager icon from the Mint menu, and it's not in the menu preferences ("System" tab) to...
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    [ubuntu] Canon MP250 printer problem.

    Hi folks,

    I'm not sure if this is the correct area in which to put a printer question, so please correct me if I've got it wrong.

    I have just attempted to install a Canon Pixma MP250 on my...
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    [ubuntu] Skype for Linux - webcam problems.

    I've got a problem with Skype for Linux (2.1 Beta 2), running on Lucid. It mostly works fine, but when I try to use my webcam the call crashes.

    I've tried a couple of webcams and Ubuntu picks them...
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