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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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May
31
comment How can I reduce the Ubuntu install size to the minimum, with GUI?
--no-install-recommends is a good idea.
May
31
comment How to clean launch a GUI app via the Terminal (so it doesn't wait for termination)?
Actually I think my answer is incorrect here. On further thought, nohup should be used in this scenario.
May
31
comment Ping tester equivalent software in ubuntu
I wonder if nmap (with the right options) is what you're after? Take a look here. Ctrl+F for 'timestamps' to see if it's suitable.
May
31
comment How can I reduce the Ubuntu install size to the minimum, with GUI?
+1 - Great answer. Definitely the mini.iso is worth looking at.
May
31
comment Will the TP-Link TL-WR941ND wireless router work with Ubuntu 11.04?
What I mean to say is, a wireless router shouldn't be a problem per se. Perhaps there may be some issues with the USB adapter but not necessarily. We'd need to find out what chipset is in the USB adapter. Can you give me a model number for that part? Googling TL-WR941ND only turns up the router itself for me.
May
30
comment How to find out what codec is being used in a video
No problemo. :)
May
29
comment Broadcom STA Wireless Driver Fails to install
It looks like that module is blacklisted on your system. You'd need to uncomment it out (remove the proceeding #) in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file to allow it to be loaded. You may wish to make a back-up of /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf first by doing $ sudo cp /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.bak. This can be reversed by doing $ sudo cp /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.bak /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.
May
27
comment How to keep an external hard drive spinning?
I can't see why it would auto-unmount in this situation but I'm interested to find out.
May
27
comment Lubuntu as an official derivative of Ubuntu
I put Lubuntu 11.04 on an old netbook I had lying around and I must say I'm quite impressed. Nice little distro.
May
27
comment Ubuntu on MacBook Pro
@TK Kocheran: That's fair enough. I note that WLAN on the slightly older MacBook Pros under Lucid 10.04.1, not the vanilla 10.04 is noted as "works, with remarks". Lucid is still pretty good IMHO. I have at least one machine here running it.
May
27
comment Broadcom STA Wireless Driver Fails to install
This doesn't answer your question but would you consider using the B43 module? Does that even work?
May
19
comment Live USB faster than full install
I found this exact same behaviour. Well, I was running a Live CD session, but apart from that, I know exactly what you're talking about.
May
16
comment How can I play mp4 files from a USB live iso?
I thought this was, sorry. Always has been a general thing in the past. This post is marked as 'solved' for what it's worth. Hope it's some help.
May
16
comment Need a MP3 ID3 tagger, and cover fetcher
+1 - Good suggestion. It has a few quirks but is the best I've used in GNU/Linux.
May
16
comment Broadcom STA wireless driver frezees
Take a look at this Q&A, especially down towards the end with the link regarding blacklisting.
May
16
comment Skip hitting enter at the boot option and directly boot the system
+1 - For StartUpManager. More info here.
May
16
comment Ubuntu upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10 no options
What type of graphics card do you have? What type of wifi adapter do you have?
May
16
comment How do I boot a minimal CD ISO from a USB stick and use a wireless driver
I imagine the Apple one will work but it'll just be over-priced. You could maybe ask at the store.
May
15
comment Regularly losing wifi connection
There are quite a few questions relating to the BCM4313 chipset performance problems. Here's one picked at random. Do a search on this site for BCM4313 and you'll find an answer.
May
15
comment Regularly losing wifi connection
You can post long log output to Pastebin.