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    looks like an optician's advertisement: "If you...

    looks like an optician's advertisement: "If you can't read this, you need glasses".
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    please have a look at this page...

    please have a look at this page.
    are you sure your 14.04 is not EOL yet?
    and have you looked at ubuntu's pages for a tutorial on upgrading the distro release?

    those aren't even real commands:and...
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    Original question: I like to use gparted (the...

    Original question: I like to use gparted (the software, not the distro) to format (USB) drives.

    distro choice: go here and make up your own mind.
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    arch user here, and the answer is a clear and...

    arch user here, and the answer is a clear and unambiguous YES.

    it all starts here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginner%27s_Guide
    have that open at all times during installation.
    you...
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    so you have a 4 year old ubuntu install that you...

    so you have a 4 year old ubuntu install that you never maintained, never updated/upgraded, for 4 years?
    upgrading it now most likely won't work.
    but in any case i don't see how it could damage your...
  6. it's a feature, not a bug. security. also you...

    it's a feature, not a bug.
    security.

    also you don't need to be root all the time; you should actually make it a habit to NOT be root when it isn't required.
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    means you have no internet connection, or at...

    means you have no internet connection, or at least no name resolving.
    what is output of

    ping 8.8.8.8
    ping google.com
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    i'd do it manually (i.e. follow instructions on...

    i'd do it manually (i.e. follow instructions on distro website/wiki).
  9. Thread: command line

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    stop being so smarmy, CC. it creeps me out.

    stop being so smarmy, CC. it creeps me out.
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    again: to your threads. i don't think you were...

    again: to your threads.
    i don't think you were able to leave your ego aside for long enough to look at other people's threads.
    and yes, i try to help those who are willing to put some effort into a...
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    Soemone's taken a shine to me...

    look what i found in my personal inbox:

    some context from here and onwards.

    i can only repeat:
    That's just like, your opinion, man.
    :D
  12. don't assume anything like that, please. not yet,...

    don't assume anything like that, please. not yet, at least.

    you should now provide the logs we already talked about several times. those that are worthless if you start with nomodeset, remember?...
  13. you just think that's how it is. it's just your...

    you just think that's how it is.
    it's just your perception, or to quote: That's just your opinion, man.

    fact remains:


    i know it's a much discussed thing on online forums.
    doesn't make it...
  14. i don't think the bluetooth firmware has anything...

    i don't think the bluetooth firmware has anything to do with it.
    and it works with older kernel versions?
    you might be a victim of this.
    with what little information you gave, there isn't much...
  15. [SOLVED] i assume it's about that same persistent usb...

    i assume it's about that same persistent usb install you wrote about, so please see my answer in your other thread.

    shortly: running an operating system from usb 2.0 is slow.
  16. we cannot see the image. you have made a...

    we cannot see the image.
    you have made a narrative out of your problem, instead of giving us a technical description.
    we need to see all (relevant) commands entered and all output received.

    PS:...
  17. Thread: log-in issue

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    [SOLVED] are you sure the persistence applies to system...

    are you sure the persistence applies to system files as well, or only to changes made in your $HOME?

    either way, the slowness you describe seems consistent with excessive writes to a usb (2.0)...
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    sure, i take 50/hour, and of course you will...

    sure, i take 50/hour, and of course you will have to pay my traveling expenses for getting there.
    where do you live?

    ok, joking aside, we don't have crystal balls to look into, all we know about...
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    [SOLVED] you updated a live session? you know it will be...

    you updated a live session?
    you know it will be all gone when you reboot, right?
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    oh, i did all these things, but i wasn't talking...

    oh, i did all these things, but i wasn't talking to you.
  21. why did you think that posting to an 11 year old...

    why did you think that posting to an 11 year old thread would help?
    especially one where the OP posted a vague question, and never returned to clarify?

    you will need to start your own thread, and...
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    i knew it, i will never hear the end of it!...

    i knew it, i will never hear the end of it!
    somebody actually acknowledged that cartersux was right for once!

    also you didn't really understand the point i was making, as i wasn't making it for...
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    i read comments like this, then i look at the...

    i read comments like this, then i look at the avatar, and i think:
    is it an online identity created for trolling, or could an actual person actually really be like that, AND use Linux?
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    ok, i take it all back. i feared it might...

    ok, i take it all back.
    i feared it might inflate your ego to the point of being an explosion danger to those around you, and apparently it did.
    i take it all back.
    you are still a brainless...
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    ati/radeon graphics is never good news on linux....

    ati/radeon graphics is never good news on linux.
    how old is the machine?
    the specs suggest old?
    maybe *buntu is not the best; they are known for dropping support for legacy hardware.

    and what...
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