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  1. [ubuntu] Nautlius crashes within VNC on Maverick and Natty

    VNC had been rock solid till the Lucid distribution, but there onwards, I've had constant problems with several programs just quitting randomly when I am using them over VNC. This is especially true...
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    Re: Restricted driver problem

    It had happened to me during Karmic Alpha era. When you are dropped to shell mode, you might want to run the fsck for all of your ext3/ext4 partitions. Then, sudo shutdown -r 0 and see if it restarts...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Missing menu.lst

    No its not. I have edited out the lines for memtest and booting from recovery mode. The only time my grub.cfg got over written was when I did a kernel update and chose the option to install the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Missing menu.lst

    Since Grub2 came out, we no longer have menu.lst file. The new kid on the block is grub.cfg

    Now the funny thing about grub.cfg is that if you edit it using gedit, it won't let you save it. However...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Just updated to 9.10 and have issues

    Usually

    sudo apt-get update

    followed by:

    System > Administration > Hardware drivers should give the list of installable hardware drivers for your system.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Just updated to 9.10 and have issues

    Does your computer have a graphics card or does it use shared memory? If it has a graphics card, it won't let you enable the effects until you have a driver installed for the graphics card. Search...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Live CD 9.10 will not boot

    You can boot the CD with other options than default. It would be especially helpful if you take out quiet from the boot options, that way you'll know which step is the installation flaking out at.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to access root 9.10 to edit grub.cfg

    I had problem saving it with gedit too. Instead of using gedit, I used nano -


    sudo nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    Its a text editor which is very similar to old school DOS editor.

    Change the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Just updated to 9.10 and have issues

    Have you checked if there are hardware drivers available for your video card? If its a nVidia card, there are multiple drivers that show up in the list of available drivers, you can disable the one...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: I get a command line when I try to boot Ubuntu 9.10

    At the beginning, do you have a Grb screen that lets you choose between Windows and Karmic (Plus memtest and all that)?
  11. [ubuntu] Re: How long does it take to upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10

    It also depends on how many additional programs you've installed. If you have any programs from third party repositories, it can take an awfully long time to upgrade on day 1, since all third party...
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    [all variants] Re: Looking for an App launcher

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    [ubuntu] Re: installed tight vnc but can't find it

    There's nothing special about VNC. Its just like using your computer but from some place else.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Getting rid of windows for good

    Grub is the bootloader and is essential component in the booting process. Removing grub would result in an error at the very beginning.
  15. Thread: Please help

    by retrow
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    [ubuntu] Re: Please help

    +1
    In most cases this works out to be cheaper than going for a Ubuntu loaded machine (don't ask why).
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    [ubuntu] Re: italics in pdf format

    This would return an error if you haven't added medibuntu repositories to your sources list.

    I assume you are running Hardy - this should give you access to a working acroread under ubuntu.

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  17. Thread: Symbolic links?

    by retrow
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    [all variants] Re: Symbolic links?

    In most cases, the symbolic links are stored under /usr/local/bin.

    If you want to create a link for a particular application/script, use:


    sudo ln -s PathOfRequiredApplication /usr/local/bin
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    [all variants] Re: Phone Call Recording Software

    Do those phones have a audio out that can be used as line-in input for the sound card? If not, you can still open up the phone and tap into the audio out and solder a mono/stereo jack that can be...
  19. [all variants] Re: "List" like program for CLI?

    Since most of the documents have some kind of encoding it should be difficult to read the contents of files directly on the command line. On the other hand it should be very easy to search for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: italics in pdf format

    You can also install Adobe Acrobat reader (acroread). If I encounter display inconsistencies in a PDF document, I usually open that file using Acrobat reader. Opening with LiveCD etc. would help you...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Why is my ubuntu using 80% resources with nothing running?

    oftentimes, the only process that is running when your system is 'idle', is Tracker or tracker-search-tool. Tracker is documenting your files and sometimes searching within the files to build a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Uninstall Medibuntu and files associated

    Most people (including me) get Medibuntu repository and packages for w32codecs (or w64 if you're on AMD). That shouldn't get in the way of firefox. The only package which seemed to have affect...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Help Computer Problems after attempt at updating

    I hadn't thought about that until now. Ubuntu must be having something similar to System Restore in Windows. Now I gotta find what is. Thanks for bringing up this question.
  24. Poll: Re: If Intrepid Ibex(Final ) is released, will u stay with HH or will u go for II?

    I installed II Alpha2 using update-manager -d on my test computer, but it never booted into graphical environment. Seems like Ibex in its current form isn't ready for my machines. I'll try again...
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    [ubuntu] Re: command for visiting webpage..

    You could record a macro in xnee, and replay your recording from shell script in a loop.
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