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I've been using Ubuntu as my main system since 7.04 with a few short breaks using Windows or Fedora because of temporary hardware/software incompatibilities. I support FOSS projects like Ubuntu for a number of reasons but the biggest one is that the software works and it works well--often better than the non-free alternatives.

I'm no guru but in my travels I've learned a thing or two about using/debugging/fixing problems in Ubuntu which I'm always happy to share with the community. If it hadn't been for the help I've received from the Ubuntu community over the past few years I probably wouldn't have gotten past my first month of using it much less to where I am today!


Aug
23
comment Restart service that manages “Windows share” folders
Ah, i misread the from...to... order in your question. While you have the Windows share mounted could you please paste the output of service --status-all? I don't know the name of the service that mounts Windows shares but I'm guessing it will have either cifs or smbfs in the name.
Aug
23
comment Screen tearing while browsing the internet (chrome+firefox) in ubuntu 12.04 intel 4000 graphics
Glad to hear your problem is gone. If it was the kernel, you could have just uninstalled the 3.5.x kernel (or just chosen an older kernel from the Grub menu) rather than completely re-installing.
Aug
22
comment Ubuntu 12.04 won't shut down
try pressing the Esc key at this screen to see what it is actually doing. Also try sudo shutdown -P now from a terminal.
Aug
22
comment How do I make brightness settings persist across rebooting?
then it sounds like it is when lightdm loads that it is going 15. have you tried using the system-settings/brightness and lock graphical slider to adjust the brightness or have you only been using hardware keys?
Aug
22
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22
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Aug
22
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Aug
22
comment How do I make brightness settings persist across rebooting?
hmmm, sounds like a second script is at work.
Aug
22
comment How do I make brightness settings persist across rebooting?
This is from awhile ago, but it might have some helpful information. If so, please indicate as much so your question can be marked as a duplicate.
Aug
22
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Aug
22
comment How do I fix the HDMI/DVI display output with Intel HD 4000 Graphics in 12.04?
Ubuntu doesn't have an xorg.conf file by default. you can create one with sudo xorg --configure and then move it to the correct directory sudo mv xorg.conf /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/
Aug
22
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Aug
22
comment How do I develop my own display manager?
If you are more specific about exactly what features you require you will have a better chance of getting useful answers.
Aug
22
comment How do I fix the HDMI/DVI display output with Intel HD 4000 Graphics in 12.04?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Aug
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Aug
22
comment How do I fix the HDMI/DVI display output with Intel HD 4000 Graphics in 12.04?
and what's your graphics card? lspci | grep VGA should do the trick if you don't know.
Aug
22
comment Does Ubuntu come with disk partitioning in the installer?
Could you clarify your question a little more? What exactly do you require for partitioning capabilities? Ubuntu can automatically install itself alongside Windows, or you can manually adjust/create partitions. All of these capabilities have been addressed in other question/answer pairs here, but I'm unsure which ones to best point you towards. Thanks!
Aug
22
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