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Forum: Ubuntu 01-31-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By mattparkins
Re: How to install Avant Window?

If you're talking about avant window navigator then I think it requires compiz to be installed. I don't think there's an lpia version of compiz so if you can convert compiz to work on lpia then...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-29-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,792
Posted By mattparkins
Re: Ubuntu 8.10 headphone jack sense

This has happenned to me in both the standard 8.04 dell release and the newer 8.10 - you're not going mad, it is definitely a bug!
Forum: Ubuntu 01-29-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,724
Posted By mattparkins
Wired networking now broken in Intrepid 8.10

Most recent update from standard 8.10 Intrepid repositories breaks wired networking. Mine just sits there trying to obtain an IP address that never comes.
Forum: Ubuntu 01-23-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,615
Posted By mattparkins
Re: Latest firefox update breaks firefox

Actually there wasn't even a firefox in that directory at all (possibly due to a fix from last week or something?) so just doing the last command there (the mv) solved it for me.

I am so upgrading...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-23-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,615
Posted By mattparkins
Latest firefox update breaks firefox

Anyone else having this problem? I've just gotten the new updates which just seem to be changes to firefox and now firefox/web browser will not launch at all. It says it is starting up but the main...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-21-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,051
Posted By mattparkins
Re: Pro/Cons Ubuntu v Dell Ubuntu?

I heard word that the netbook remix enables more sensible sharing of writes across a solid state disk (ie, the same portion of the SSD doesn't get used all the time so that it doesn't wear out so...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,077
Posted By mattparkins
Using Alien to convert from .rpm to an lpia .deb

I just wrote this after trying to figure out the other day how to best convert an .rpm to an lpia .deb - hope it helps someone: ... o-lpia-deb...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-10-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,266
Posted By mattparkins
Re: Warning about the most recent Dell Ubuntu update

The new update had me scrambling for information - it acted like malware - deleting my bookmarks, changing my home page and installing a new toolbar. I thought linux was meant to be above this kind...
Forum: Windows XP 11-19-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 30,935
Posted By mattparkins
Re: Must Have Software

a couple more that haven't been mentioned yet.

msttcorefonts - I know it is Micro$oft but you can't live without verdana (but for goodness sake, lets leave comic sans in the last millenia)

Forum: Ubuntu 11-19-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,246
Posted By mattparkins
Using SDHC Card as ~ (home)

Just wondered if anyone had managed to use an SD card as their home folder?

My ubuntu mini has an 8GB SSD so I bought a 16GB HCSD (that seems to work just fine!) for storage. Now I've just ...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 11-19-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 70,844
Posted By mattparkins
Re: SD Card slot - Brainstorming a solution

I'm really confused - I'm running ubuntu on a dell mini (UK) and I have a 16GB HCSD card in the slot and it works fine - have I missed the point? Is it when you try and fill it? (I've only had...
Forum: News 11-19-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,869
Posted By mattparkins
Forum: Ubuntu 11-18-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,389
Posted By mattparkins
Re: Ignoring Trackpad While Typing

I got an error to do with some config not being shared or something. Fixed by going into /etc/xorg.conf and adding

Option “SHMConfig” “on”

inside the synaptics trackpad section, then...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 11-18-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 165,409
Posted By mattparkins
Re: How long did it take for your Dell to arrive?

UK Ubuntu Model

Ordered: 3rd Oct
Initial Estimated Delivery date: 17th October
Revised Estimated Delivery Date (just before previous delivery date): 28th October
Revised Estimated Delivery...
Forum: Ubuntu 11-17-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,749
Posted By mattparkins
Re: Dual Monitors with Ubuntu

Bump - I have the same problem.
Forum: News 10-07-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,857
Posted By mattparkins
Re: Ubuntu Version of Dell Inspiron Mini Released in Europe

1.3 Megapixel version removed - I ordered while it was an option and I soon got an email saying I had to downgrade to 0.3 megapixel or cancel my order.

By the way, amazon have 16 GB SD cards for...
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