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Posted 04-01-2009 at 03:26 PM by uinseann

I never thought I would like using the command line; But, I tried ccrypt and I couldn't believe how easy it is to use. Say I had a file called "me.txt" in my documents folder. I open a terminal, navigate to my documents folder (I always type "ls" to list whats in there, because then I can copy and paste), I then just enter "ccrypt --encrypt me.txt" It asks for a password which I create,it asks again, then thats it; me.txt.cpt.

To decrypt it's just the...
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Had a quick try with my printer

Posted 04-01-2009 at 10:36 AM by uinseann

I just had a try at printing a photo with my Canon ip4000 colour printer. Linux found the printer easily enough and also found a driver! The photo I tried to print was very clear sent to me from someone by email.

When I tried to print, the photo came out looking very pixelated, as if it came from a newspaper. The resolution was set high, so I can't see whats wrong? I will delve a bit more tonight!
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need to reinstall linux-how to save files(burner not working)

Posted 04-01-2009 at 02:24 AM by shamimkhaliq

Originally Posted by syg00 View Post
If you are going back to a prior Ubuntu level, you simply need to move /home to a separate partition. Then re-install keeping that /home and the same userids.
Simply resize the current system to free up enough space and create the new partition - then "cp -a ..." will do it. All should be done from a liveCD like gparted to ensure no issues with mounted filesystems.
You will need to re-install any apps you added yourself to the base system over time.

My solution
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I personally can't wait for Google Chrome to get a Linux version.

Posted 03-31-2009 at 10:29 PM by Seph64 (Seph64's Lair)

Because I don't like Opera (something about it just feels weird to me), and Firefox 3 has some features I really do not like.

For instance, in the url bar, it now has the tendency to search through the titles of pages you visited instead of the url you are trying to type. If I wanted to search through titles, I would use the frickin' history list. I WANT THE BROWSER TO SEARCH BY URL NOT BY TITLE WHEN I TYPING STUFF IN THE URL BAR!

Excuse my screaming.

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Reverted to Mint 5 on my laptop

Posted 03-31-2009 at 04:56 PM by uinseann

Mint 5 runs great on my laptop (which isn't an expensive model, and is now 2 years old). I bought "Linux Magazine" last month because it had Mint 6 on the DVD. I kept running Mint 5 because it just works, so why change? But I couldn't help it, I kept looking at the new DVD, and in the end decided to install it. Just in case I made a disk image using "PING", and leaving the copy on a 10gb partition.

I run the newer Mint 6 as a live DVD, and it seemed fine, except...
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