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comment Simple Scan not recognizing Canon LiDE 25
possible duplicate of How can I install a Canon printer or scanner driver?
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comment Running Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox from Mac OS X; how to change resolution?
You may need the Guest Additions to do so.
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comment Which release has easy VirtualBox host or VMWare host installation process?
@codeReview: actually it is much easier to install than on Windows if you take the version from the repositories. But still, the more updated version provided from Oracle is pretty easy to install too (if you are not afraid of the command line). See my answer there: askubuntu.com/questions/41478/…
Aug
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comment Which release has easy VirtualBox host or VMWare host installation process?
You should edit your question to give us your criteria for "easy" (or hard if that matters).
Aug
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comment Unable to mount external NTFS HDDs due to duplicate UUID
@ChrisGood: thank you for this valuable point. Edited the post to better make clear that we are talking about partitions here.
Aug
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comment Windows 7 client on virtualbox Ubuntu 14.04 host, not recognizing USB stick
Thank you for that valuable hint. Sometimes the obvious solution doesn't appear on top of the list. Edited my answer to the question above to help future visitors who may face the same problem.
Aug
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comment Windows 7 client on virtualbox Ubuntu 14.04 host, not recognizing USB stick
See askubuntu.com/questions/25596/how-to-set-up-usb-for-virtualbox - if all that worked it may also be an issue of the guest OS.
Aug
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comment Real-Time Volume Leveling & Audio Outputs
Yeah the docs are really really short. I am sorry to not be able to say more than what was written there. As long as the results are fine it may not matter much but to find out exactly what they do we'd need a lot of experimenting.
Aug
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comment Installing virtualbox in ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
For the newest release we need to install VirtualBox from Oracle, it is not yet available from the Ubuntu resources.
Aug
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comment Installing virtualbox in ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
possible duplicate of How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?
Aug
15
comment Can not get my computer to connect to my Brother printer MFC-J870DW through a network connection
For me using just the Brother installer script (not the DEB packages) always worked without an issue. See my answer here for steps I took.
Aug
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comment Real-Time Volume Leveling & Audio Outputs
Summarized my comments in an answer.
Aug
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comment swap partition crashes 14.04/12.04
The "screen dumps" you are getting are messages from the system designed to give you and us an idea what went wrong. They usually contain valuable hints on how to solve your issue. You should therefore not ignore them but read them. In case you did not understand an error given there please edit your question to include it.
Aug
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comment How to install a Brother HL-1110 Laser Printer?
It should be the same as shown in my answer to the network printers - just leave out the network parts while running the Brother "Driver Install Tool". You will have to run it in a terminal, there is no graphical installer available.
Aug
13
comment Computer restarts over and over after upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10 on dualboot windows/ubuntu
That's good news... :) Time for backups if not yet down. Then you should shut down Windows without hibernation/fast boot to then install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside. If it does not offer an "upgrade" option then you should "Do something else" to avoid formatting of the partition that holds your HOME (untick format). Also take care to not partition/format your Windows partition. If there were important data without a backup available on the Linux partition you may want to copy them to a safe place from the live CD, provided the partition is readable.
Aug
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comment Computer restarts over and over after upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10 on dualboot windows/ubuntu
@MichaelVietluzhskih: I really have not the slightest idea on the Windows 10 side. I only know that you may not be able to do this from Ubuntu. You have to get to where you can boot Windows to shut it down without hibernation.
Aug
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comment Computer restarts over and over after upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 14.10 on dualboot windows/ubuntu
That's tools to repair Windows - I know much about Ubuntu but I unfortunately have no ideas how this is being done nowadays in Windows 10.
Aug
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comment ADB: No devices found
Is USB-debugging activated on the phone?
Aug
13
comment Brother MFC 9700 brscan and mfc9700lpr dpkg returned an error code (1) 14.04
A different USB 2.0 (!) port may help.
Aug
12
comment How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder at startup?
@happyskeptic: thank you for confirming this behaviour. I added this to my answer so future visitors will find this easier.