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New Computer Ubunting Away

Posted 04-01-2014 at 07:50 PM by zaivala

A friend of mine sent me a Dell Optiplex 740, complete with box only and no hard drive, only 1 Gb RAM. I happened to have two sticks of RAM in my dead HP which fit the bill, and an old hard drive which never too a liking to Windows XP. Turns out I was running Ubuntu 10.04 on it, in 64-bit flavor. Well, that works for me. I turned the computer on and it ran. That's all I wanted. I upgraded to the latest LTS of Ubuntu.

I have two problems. One is that it boots up with sound muted. I...
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First thing to do in an emergency: Nothing!

Posted 11-28-2013 at 10:33 PM by flshope

A few days ago I had a heart-stopping moment on my main linux box running Ubuntu 12.04. I had just deleted two links from my desktop when suddenly I discovered that none of the remaining links on the desktop were working. Worse, clicking on any one of them them produced an error box saying the linked file no longer existed. I actually broke out in a sweat. All of these links are to files on a second internal hard disk where I keep my own data files, as opposed to the files for the OS and the various...
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Making a bootable Live-DVD under Ubuntu

Posted 11-19-2013 at 07:49 PM by flshope

A recent article from ExtremeTech at the following link

http://www.extremetech.com/computing...ually-live-for

got me to worrying what I would do if my main boot disk failed. I keep my data files on a second hard disk, which I back up to an external drive on a weekly basis. I don't back up much of the boot disk.

Certainly something I should have is an alternate method of booting the machine. Although I know there are several...
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Installation problem with Opera on HP-2133 running Ubuntu 12.04

Posted 05-24-2013 at 11:04 PM by flshope

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP 2133 Mini-note PC, a small laptop. Gradually I have been installing the applications software that I use on my desktops. Today, I installed the Opera browser, but with considerable difficulty. As of this date, the current stable version of Opera is 12.15. Opera is not an application that Ubuntu offers from its repository; so installation is not just a matter of running the Software Center (SC) and clicking on an install button, since Opera does not appear...
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HP 2133 Mini-note PC crunching along just fine with Ubuntu

Posted 03-29-2013 at 04:42 PM by flshope

After about a month since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (overwriting SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10) on my HP 2133 Mini-note PC, I can report that the machine has not crashed once with Ubuntu. Under SUSE, it crashed several times during on a session. If you have one of these machines with SUSE (a vendor installation) and yours crashes repeatedly, I recommend you consider installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The process is a standard installation from an external DVD drive (I have an LG GP40, which is plug...
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