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"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence."

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Apr
30
answered Can I view my files sorted by date?
Apr
30
answered Broadcom wireless not working (worked on live session)
Apr
30
comment Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers
There's a bug report here concerning that Broadcom chip in Natty that similar to what you're experiencing. I'm not sure if this has been resolved.
Apr
30
comment System not mounting swap partition
Re: the log file - that's normal. Any file system with a '0' in the pass column won't be checked by fsck. '1' will be checked with highest priority. '2' has a lower priority. But in any case, I believe swap partitions don't get fsck'd anyway (could be wrong here). Perhaps this has something to do with what you're experiencing. Just had a quick glance so not sure.
Apr
30
comment Dual booting Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty: should I share /home and/or other partitions?
Many thanks for those links. In particular, I found the one on unix.stackexchange to be quite enlightening. I think what I'll do for now is install Debian and work with that over the next couple of weeks while the major bugs get sorted out with Natty. But I imagine I'll do a 'minimal /home' as mentioned in the link and make symlinks.
Apr
30
comment Video not working properly on an integrated Intel 82865G card
+1 - That graphics chip really is quite underpowered. But I'm surprised it won't run the old GNOME 2 desktop. It's almost certainly a driver issue as you could run GNOME 2 DE in 10.10 and from a cursory inspection, nothing's really changed in 11.04 (if you're not booting into the new DE).
Apr
30
comment System not mounting swap partition
@Tommy - Sorry I couldn't help you buddy. I'm certain someone on here will be able to though. Good luck with it. :)
Apr
30
comment How to properly play .mkv files?
Ahh, sorry. Depending on the driver type you get a different button. 'Remove' for graphics drivers, 'Deactivate' for Ethernet drivers. Remove is a little more drastic I guess. However, if it doesn't help things you can always just re-download the driver from that exact same panel (System > Administration > Additional Drivers.)
Apr
30
comment System not mounting swap partition
Cheers. Nothing's jumping out at me here. It seems odd. The only possible thing I can think of is that, seeing as you're using extended partitions, / should appear first i.e. /dev/sda5 and swap as /dev/sda6. This is just grasping at thin air however. I'm interested to see how this one will be resolved. Perhaps you could use UUIDs in place of /dev/sdX? To find these values do sudo blkid.
Apr
30
comment How to properly play .mkv files?
Are you in the new fancy Unity desktop? If so, I don't know where to look for this option. If you are, log out & then log in to the old GNOME desktop. This shows you how to do that. Then you go to System > Administration > Additional Drivers. Choose to 'Deactivate' the proprietary driver.
Apr
30
comment System not mounting swap partition
Would you mind posting up the contents of /etc/fstab?
Apr
30
comment How can I resize my partition?
@Cas - yes that'll also work. Probably what I'd do here.
Apr
30
comment How to properly play .mkv files?
Don't know what?
Apr
30
asked Dual booting Debian Squeeze & Ubuntu Natty: should I share /home and/or other partitions?
Apr
30
comment How to properly play .mkv files?
OK, that means it's a proprietary one. In my experience proprietary graphics drivers work better than the ones in the kernel. Nonetheless, you may have some luck by disabling the proprietary driver for testing purposes. See if that solves your problem. The option to switch it off is under System > Administration (from memory).
Apr
30
comment How to properly play .mkv files?
Hmm... I wonder if this is a graphics driver issue. Are you using the Linux kernel driver or a proprietary one?
Apr
30
answered How to properly play .mkv files?
Apr
30
comment How can I resize my partition?
@JavaNut13 - if you want it back do sudo apt-get install gparted.
Apr
30
comment Freeze at startup: “It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Ubuntu”
+1 - This sounds like the most obvious answer here. @Séverin Lemaignan - what type of graphics card are you using out of interest?
Apr
30
comment Very safe to install Ubuntu on Mac?
No hurry. Just go through it at your own pace. I hope you get Ubuntu up and running.