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  1. Re: How I can Run Ubuntu and Wondows Simultaneously?

    install a subsystem in windows.
    install virtualbox and with enough ram you can run many OS "simultaneously".

    but all in all on PC (bare metal) only one OS can run at one time.
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    [all variants] Re: Last update broke graphics

    is ubuntu setup to use xorg or wayland?

    the error looks as, if it can't detect the monitor. there are ways to manually tell the monitor edid number & output. unfortunately i am not versed in...
  3. Thread: Failed NAS

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    Re: Failed NAS

    on the other side, recovery sounds like a good business.

    we have lower monthly salaries here, so i think it costs slightly less (arround 2000 EUR). still not bad if you can recover it in a week.
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    Re: Steam Game Crashing

    check if any updates are pending for the game.

    you can try to remove and reinstall the game.
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    Re: Most useful unix commands.

    mostly i use application commands. i think system is actually made from separate applications that bind into one. for example apt commands are form apt package manager, systemd commands are from...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Logitech G213 keyboard randomly stops working

    yes, likely. especially if it has another port on the keyboard

    which is what worries me with these new Logitech keyboards with back lighting as i only have USB 2.0 on this old box.
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    [all variants] Re: Last update broke graphics

    and the error is still just blinking cursor.

    if you press crtl+alt+F1 or F2 does it go to text console?

    i once had this issue on the old machine. i never could resolve it, because it is very...
  8. Re: How we I protect my hard drive from being copied without my consent?

    i believe the encrypt option will encrypt home (your data) not full drive (so OS is not encrypted). i could be wrong.

    full drive encryption will offer some protection.

    know that physical...
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    [all variants] Re: Last update broke graphics

    you don't boot to old kernel and then remove. you need to boot using the kernel that is giving you the issue, then remove the driver. boot into text mode only and then remove the driver and kernel...
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    [all variants] Re: Last update broke graphics

    yes, sometimes update just doesn't work. i had similar issue. in my case driver was set to 4.40 and just didn't work. but it was resolved when i moved it to 4.50 - which essentially meant that 4.50...
  11. Thread: Failed NAS

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    Re: Failed NAS

    more brands, but not manufacturers. maybe there are 3. HITACHI used to use their own drives, but i am not sure they still do it. The also usually do not have so much cache as others. most other...
  12. Re: Ryzen 3500u no display after login screen.

    you need a different boot option iommu=soft
    see here how i did it:
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2446942

    it works quite well so far and we had no issues with performance for our...
  13. Thread: Failed NAS

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    Re: Failed NAS

    i had similar experience with WD and their support. drive that i kept in dark and safe place suddenly moved to read only and ultimately failed. 3 years old. and these are the only 2 manufacturers of...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu and Windows 10 sharing a data drive? Server a better idea?

    they are not as cheap as they used to be but on the other hand they are more powerful now. still at 65 EUR for the starter kit - that is not much.
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    Re: Errors after install Ubuntu

    it tried to initialise a PCI express port, but it couldn't. maybe nothing is on it?!? it's a non fatal error, so things will continue to work.
    then it could not recognise one of the sensors....
  16. Re: Why is wireless network hardware especially hit and miss with Linux?

    this is it. so many changes. even within the same letter models there can be a change in chip (which to me is understandable) that breaks compatibility with the old chip and needs new driver (this i...
  17. Thread: skype

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    Re: skype

    2 options to install it. one is deb file the other one is repository (software center).

    as suggested start with latest Ubuntu (20.04) and install from repository first. If you have troubles, use...
  18. Re: Error opening oledb database after upgrade to wine 5.0

    on play on linux it i easy to select the wine version you want your application to use. the versions on offer go back quite far. in this case you would just select the wine version when the app was...
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    Re: Advice on Purchase of a Laptop

    that's a much better definition of what to avoid when looking for a machine for serious work. "the fat ones" are proper computers. :-)

    no wonder management here uses these surface like thin pads....
  20. Re: Recommendation for a Dictionary App wanted =D

    i use thunderbird for mail (numerous themes available, calendar...). there is also KMail (which might not be a good option if you use Ubuntu). anyway the applications are then changed with themes.
    ...
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    Re: Advice on Purchase of a Laptop

    not necessarily. they usually do this on cheaper models. Lenovo, Asus and Acer are known to do this. HP & Dell usually can be upgraded. on business grade laptops they would have separate latch for...
  22. Re: Linux could be the next Windows kernel

    also usually when there are issues, it's not the NT kernel that is a problem. so changing a kernel won't help. and even if they did change the kernel, that doesn't mean applications would run on...
  23. Thread: 32 bits

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    Re: 32 bits

    keyboards are a different matter. for some reason they don't make them like they used to. but they do make them more shinny.

    the OS switch and the CPU switch should have been done by 2010. but for...
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    Re: Advice on Purchase of a Laptop

    better processor, less ram and disk and more expensive than Clevo in my link. though it will do fine for your needs as well. if you can, adding more ram might benefit you.i don't know about zoom, but...
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    Re: Advice on Purchase of a Laptop

    that laptop is way overpowered for your needs. though it is preloaded with ubuntu. you can buy it but you will be spending over the top for features you don't really need.

    this one will be...
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