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Sep
29
comment With Xmarks closing down, what is a good alternative?
The main thing is to figure out a tag and tag bundling strategy that works for you.
Sep
24
comment Using sudo su for commands?
Thank you. I'll have some fun teeing off. ;~)
Sep
24
comment logical partition or primary partition
Thanks. Appreciated.
Sep
17
comment Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers
@ændrük - I installed the restricted drivers through: 1. System ---> Hardware Drivers-------2. Select the recommended driver, install and reboot.
Sep
17
comment Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers
@Jorge - added the xorg.conf file above
Sep
17
comment Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers
Yes the nvidia x server settings are there. The desired resolution is not listed.
Sep
16
comment Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers
@aendruk - Installed the nvidia-current on the last attempt. Before that the default -173 rec'd by ubuntu.
Sep
16
comment Setting up a new machine with 2 HD
Ok. I got my original recommendation from a 2008 linux.com article. But, after taking a look at the ubuntu community 'swap faq' dated this month, I saw this, "...ancient Unix/Linux myths like this "recommendation" tend to survive well past their "use by" dates". So thanks for the tip.
Sep
15
comment Setting up a new machine with 2 HD
@Axel - I read somewhere that 2x RAM is a good rule of thumb. Is that obsolete info?
Sep
15
comment Setting up a new machine with 2 HD
Thanks. This is what I did.
Sep
15
comment Setting up a new machine with 2 HD
Thanks for the answer. What I'm doing is kludging together a system from 2 others and don't know when I'll get around to replacing one of the drives. So for now I'm going with /home on the second drive.
Sep
15
comment Setting up a new machine with 2 HD
If this was an essential computer I would probably go with a RAID1 plan. As it is I have other backup options that will suffice for now. Thanks though.
Sep
15
comment Setting up a new machine with 2 HD
After the answers from Source Lab and Javier, and a little more research, this is what I decided to do. Since, you provided the details of what the eventual drive transition would be, I chose your answer. - Thanks.
Sep
14
comment Setting up a new machine with 2 HD
I'm not sure I understand why to create the space under /media. I read that /media is a mount point for removable media. So, why not just have movies, etc in a public directory in /home/me? Or just copy them off to another drive or computer when needed?
Aug
17
comment What eBook readers are available?
+1 for Calibre! When I saw the question this is exactly what I was going to recommend.
Aug
7
comment WINE users configuration
Thanks. That looks pretty straightforward.
Aug
7
comment Which flavor of ubuntu?
You're quite right. My memory failed me. With that in mind I wonder if there's any reason to go that way as opposed to adding the things I want to standard Ubuntu? I corrected and italicized in the original post.
Aug
7
comment Which flavor of ubuntu?
You and Source Lab gave basically the same answer, but I wasn't able to attribute the answer to both of you. What I'll do is install is install Ubuntu Desktop. But if I want to play around with KDE, is there a switch between that and Gnome?
Aug
6
comment A fresh install and clean up?
Doh! I actually just noticed this from jbowtie's answer. "7. Upgrade your home partition to ext4 (optional, see the Ubuntu wiki for details).
Aug
6
comment A fresh install and clean up?
This looks like a pain free way to go. Odd-rationale above mentioned the issue between the ext3 and ext4 filesyestems. Will I be able to do this? Or is it a big concern?