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Jan
19
comment Sharing Thunderbird profiles Windows and Ubuntu
I think those instructions will still work fine. Win7 uses C:\users\... but, usually still accepts Documents and Settings as an alias. It's not necessarily a great idea to constantly mount your Win partition, but the odds of something going wrong are low. Run chkdsk -f in Win now and then and never use hibernation in Win.
Jan
18
comment Installation Error - “Not Enough Space”
There's a partition table that keeps track of the partitions on the disk. I'm pretty sure dban kills that. Look at the gparted menus. One of them will have an option to make a new partition table. That model should be using bios, so choose ms-dos style for the table. Then make a new partition. After that the installer should be able to see the space on the disk ok.
Jan
16
comment Installation Error - “Not Enough Space”
I think it doesn't see any space because you need to use Gparted from the live media to make a new partition table first. You can then repartition from that session or during the install.
Jan
15
comment ubuntu doesnt recognise usb flash drive after formatting in disks
The utility named it 16 GB Drive when formatting. That's normal. After formatting, it should be unmounted. You need to mount it. (There's no drive letters like in Windows.) Either pull it out and put it back in or open Files and click the 16 GB drive entry on the left. That will mount and open it.
Jan
6
comment VLC unable to play wmv
@LordNeckbeard Thanks for the correction. I was trying to be neutral in the answer, but I made that more clear and modified the answer according to your comment.
Jan
6
revised VLC unable to play wmv
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Jan
5
comment VLC unable to play wmv
The online package databases seem to be a little out of date. libavcodec56 is available in 14.10, so you might be able to install the new version of ffmpeg in a 14.10 install.
Jan
5
revised VLC unable to play wmv
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Jan
5
answered VLC unable to play wmv
Jan
5
comment VLC unable to play wmv
Exactly what (and how) did you install when you installed ffmpeg? As far as I can tell, wmv support is supplied by having one of libvlccorex from vlc or libavcodec-extra-54 from restricted extras. ffmpeg is now provided by libav-tools (which also will pull in extra-54). But there was some past conflict between ffmpeg and extra-x that, depending on what you installed may have caused an ugly conflict on your system.
Dec
28
awarded  Yearling
Nov
13
revised Clock disappears after trying to add Weekday / Date
changed transitional package name dconf-tools to current dconf-editor; minor formatting
Nov
4
comment Office 2007 problems
It works on 32-bit? Could you create a new partition, install 32-bit Ubuntu, and install Office to there?
Nov
4
comment “ctrl+space” has been bound to invoke some input method and does not work in Emacs or Eclipse auto-complete
Glad it helped. :)
Oct
29
comment How to suspend the machine from command line in LXDE
I hope the answer has been helpful. The exact command is pkexec pm-suspend. It should not put up an authentication box. To my memory, on my recent Lubuntu install xfce4-power-manager was activated by default. And it's on the list of installed tools and preferences in the Lubuntu docs.
Oct
28
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
23
reviewed Close Ubuntu shut down without using the GUI
Oct
23
reviewed Reopen Programming project on video-stream
Oct
23
comment How to suspend the machine from command line in LXDE
Please see the edited answer :)
Oct
23
revised How to suspend the machine from command line in LXDE
added additional info based on OP comment