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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
15
comment Installing ubuntu desktop without all the bloat
+1 - This is the way I'd do it. Here's a link to the mini.iso varieties available.
May
15
comment How do I boot a minimal CD ISO from a USB stick and use a wireless driver
So far as I know, if you're not using the mini.iso you mention there's no way to do this. You could do a lot of apt-get remove once you're done installing the 'full' version mind you. It's obviously not ideal though. What wireless chipset do you have? Do you have an ethernet port?
May
15
comment Remove unity from 11.04
It hasn't been the smoothest ride IMHO. @Alain: 'Ubuntu Classic' didn't work on my hardware that well either. Unity. Well, I should keep my mouth shut I guess. It is free after all.
May
14
comment Changing my Home folder's owner
I think this is a pretty good question and I imagine a lot of people run into this same issue.
May
14
comment LAME Conversion Without Extension
I concur that lame can read stdin.
May
14
comment Boot failure randomly. Can someone help?
Wow. That ain't pretty. Do you have any other working OS's on that machine?
May
14
comment Is there any program or add-ons to download FLV from website?
This has worked best for me too. They just need to make a Chrome extension now and I'm set. :)
May
13
comment How do I set up Edirol FA-66 firewire audio?
I hope you succeed. If you do I may just get the notion to try again myself. :)
May
13
comment One click shutdown Ubuntu and load into alternative bootup
@Takkat - Would there be a way of auto selecting the lowest line number (I'm assuming Windows is listed last in Grub2) to avoid that problem? @Jeromy - Thanks for posting this up.
May
12
comment Is it possible to reset all folder permissions?
You may find these questions (& answers) useful: unix.stackexchange.com/questions/1323/… & unix.stackexchange.com/questions/12998/….
May
11
comment Help me interpret my dmiencode results to figure out what kind of RAM slots I have
Now you've got DDR2-800 RAM (aka PC6400 DDR2) in there. Why do you say it's probably wrong?
May
11
comment Shutdown logs out instead of shutting down
For some reason, I've never been asked for a password with these two.
May
9
comment Windows XP can't access NTFS partitions created with gparted
I believe you have to go: My Computer > Manage > Disk Management. You should see the partitions there. Right-click on the partitions you're seeing here, but not elsewhere, and 'Initialize Disk'. I think that should do the trick but the memory's a bit hazy.
May
8
comment Checklist for upgrading a very out of date install
That's a great idea. TBH, that's all I've done so far. My Live CD booted into 'GNOME Classic' or whatever it's called (i.e. not Unity). Some folks are having trouble running Unity so have a search to see if your graphics card is up to it. Happily for me, my WiFi (Ralink rt2870sta) worked OOTB. This wasn't the case for 10.04.
May
8
comment Why doesn't Banshee recognize my video mp4 files?
What type of video codec is in the .mp4 container?
May
8
comment Checklist for upgrading a very out of date install
What kind of graphics and WiFi cards do you have? You'll want to check they work with 11.04 Unity, and if they don't, how to get them to work. It's still early days and there have been the usual teething problems.
May
8
comment Program for extending the filesystem?
GParted doesn't need to be booted from a USB stick. And yes, don't extend a mounted file system.
May
8
comment Wireless card can only connect to certain networks
One way would be to do the same thing but in reserve, i.e. sudo cp /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.bak /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.
May
8
comment Backing up /home/user
Have you thought about using Ubuntu One?
May
8
comment Why can the volume go higher than 100%?
This one goes to 11. :)