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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!


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revised How do I make brightness settings persist across rebooting?
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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
revised How do I fix the HDMI/DVI display output with Intel HD 4000 Graphics in 12.04?
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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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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
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revised How do I fix the HDMI/DVI display output with Intel HD 4000 Graphics in 12.04?
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comment How do I fix the HDMI/DVI display output with Intel HD 4000 Graphics in 12.04?
Also please add exactly what problems you are having with the HDMI/DVI output(s). Are they not working at all, working partially, being buggy, or what? The more specific you are the more likely you will get a helpful answer.
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comment How do I fix the HDMI/DVI display output with Intel HD 4000 Graphics in 12.04?
What kind of graphics card do you have (HMDI and DVI are usually routed through the graphics chipset)?
Aug
22
comment How do I find a proprietary driver for the Intel graphics card I have?
open a terminal (either open the dash, type terminal and click on the icon or press Alt-F2 and type gnome-terminal and then hit enter) and type amnesia and hit enter. the game should start, but you'll have the terminal in the background outputting the errors.
Aug
22
comment How do I find a proprietary driver for the Intel graphics card I have?
Intel makes open source drivers--so you don't need to enable proprietary drivers for it, the OEM drivers are included in the kernel (well as long as you have a recent kernel).
Aug
22
comment Why do some PDFs have such ugly fonts in Document Viewer?
could you perhaps give a link to a sample file? The fonts look fine in my pdfs.
Aug
22
comment How can I upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 to 12.04?
you'll have to upgrade in stages. first to 10.04. see the question ixz posted for more info.
Aug
22
comment How do I completely remove Ubuntu/Grub and replace it with the Windows 7 bootloader?
actually what what be most useful is if you could install (sudo apt-get install boot-info-script), run (sudo boot-info-script) and post the results (a file called results.txt in the directory you ran the command in) to paste.ubuntu.com
Aug
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comment How do I completely remove Ubuntu/Grub and replace it with the Windows 7 bootloader?
Well, if you are willing to use linux tools to fix the problem, start by posting the output of sudo fdisk -l this will give us an idea of what your partition table looks like.
Aug
22
comment How do I completely remove Ubuntu/Grub and replace it with the Windows 7 bootloader?
There are ways to fix this using a combination of a Ubuntu liveCD and then your Windows boot media. However, seeing as how you say you "want a way to fix this through WINDOWS, not UBUNTU", I might suggest that askUbuntu is probably not the place to ask this question. You might try a Microsoft oriented help site.