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    Thank you, it's worked great. I deleted the...

    Thank you, it's worked great. I deleted the folder which you mentioned, having first made a backup. I copied a few folders from said backup (e.g. the folder for Chrome settings) and everything works...
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    Thanks for the reply, I'll try your solution and...

    Thanks for the reply, I'll try your solution and post the results.

    There really isn't a second problem - the resolution is fine, I just thought that the culprit might be the graphics driver, which...
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    Poll: I've been pretty happy with Ubuntu as a simple...

    I've been pretty happy with Ubuntu as a simple distro which you can get up-and-running quickly. Mind you, that's from someone who used Gentoo as a desktop distro for years :)
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    [SOLVED] Ubuntu - disappearing panels

    Hello everyone,

    I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04. Everything was working fine for a couple of days when my panels started disappearing with every reboot. My fix so far is to Alt-F2 and run the...
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    I work part-time for a computer magazine and...

    I work part-time for a computer magazine and among other things also test printers.

    I'm sorry to say that you won't find a printer which fits all of the above criteria - as you mentioned, the...
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    I agree, The Hurt Locker is a great movie. I was...

    I agree, The Hurt Locker is a great movie. I was kind of surprised it won an Oskar, though.
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    Just try adding those lines to the /etc/fstab...

    Just try adding those lines to the /etc/fstab file.

    First you have to be root (use the command 'su'), then run 'nano /etc/fstab'. This will open up the file in the program called nano (this is a...
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    This is what I have in my /etc/fstab file: ...

    This is what I have in my /etc/fstab file:

    /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=000 0 0

    Note that those are zero's, not the capital letter 'O'.
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    I loved both of the Iron Man movies, though I'm...

    I loved both of the Iron Man movies, though I'm not sure which one I liked more. Perhaps the first, though I think they are both quite good. The latest two Batman movies are still more to my taste (I...
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    There are a few different things to try. After...

    There are a few different things to try.

    After the 'modprobe' command, what exactly did you try? Normally you would check 'ifconfig' and see if the interface is coming up at all. Even if it does,...
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    I don't know about the other two, but your first...

    I don't know about the other two, but your first card should probably work out-of-the-box. I have a card with the same chipset and it works in most distributions without a hitch. I know it works in...
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    First, turn off the remote desktop (it's...

    First, turn off the remote desktop (it's somewhere in the preferences). Next, are you using a router? If so, check to make sure port forwarding is turned off and that you have a firewall.

    You can...
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    If I understand correctly you are trying to...

    If I understand correctly you are trying to access from a different distribution (one which resides on a different disk)? I think you probably don't have the needed programs in this second distro -...
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    Start by installing a distro on your computer and...

    Start by installing a distro on your computer and just using it. There will be things you'll have to setup, but you'll learn as you go along. There are plenty of good books and articles all over the...
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    I think fdisk -l should list everything,...

    I think
    fdisk -l should list everything, including partitions which are part of LVM. Also try 'lvscan', 'lvs' and 'lvdisplay' for more info on the LVM volumes.
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    My favorite Diskworld books are the ones...

    My favorite Diskworld books are the ones revolving around the Watch and Captain Vimes :)

    I've just ordered the Goblin series by Jim C. Hines, it looks a bit similar - fantasy but told from a...
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    True, though it depends on what you need it for....

    True, though it depends on what you need it for. Often, you can decide on a better battery when you buy the laptop (or buy a better battery later on).
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    I used to run Damn Small Linux on a similar...

    I used to run Damn Small Linux on a similar machine - P2, 128 MB of RAM, and it was quite snappy. I always use older, used desktops with Linux on them, it's cheap and works great. Right now I have...
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    That laptop sounds more than fast enough for...

    That laptop sounds more than fast enough for pretty much any distro - as I said above, I'd look to light-weight desktop environments instead. As for finding a distro where everything works, I don't...
  20. Thread: Mousepads?

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    Mousepads?

    I feel a bit weird writing this, but what are your opinions on mousepads?

    I always ignored them, just used any old pad I had lying around, but then my brother started using a playmat from the...
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    That looks pretty good. I did notice a typo on...

    That looks pretty good. I did notice a typo on their international shipping page and have just sent them an email about it :-)

    I think it's good to buy somewhere where you'll be sure that the...
  22. Sadly, I'd say Sun is gone :(

    Sadly, I'd say Sun is gone :(
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    I love seeing these old computers get a new life...

    I love seeing these old computers get a new life with Linux! The suggestions in that poll Ozar mentioned are pretty good, my vote went to Debian. I've had it on quite a few old computers (including...
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    I once tested a Dell laptop with Ubuntu...

    I once tested a Dell laptop with Ubuntu pre-installed, it was very good. As coopstah13 mentioned above, you have to be careful of crippled OS'es, these are (sadly) just simple, command-line only...
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    I'm sure others will come up with something (I've...

    I'm sure others will come up with something (I've not used Teamviewer), but one quick and dirty solution would be to SSH into Ubuntu (with Putty) and start Teamviewer that way.
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