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    Solved: USB drives have become locked

    As I eluded to in post 1, the USB drive(s) wouldn't do anything except take new data, in unused/available space. Sometimes they would "lock up" totally, not allowing *any* actions. A reboot was the only cure for those circumstances. However the problem is ~now solved~. I "found" the utility...
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    Solved: USB drives have become locked

    I'll start by saying I've had a severe stroke, and simple tasks (including reading) are major for me. If you reply, please give step by step instructions on what to do. Thank you in advance. I run Linux Mint 17.1 on all 3 of my machines. (1 desktop & 2 laptops.) All are up to date and are all...
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    Wireless connection, Ubuntu 10.04

    Problem solved; http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f64/wireless-connection-ubuntu-10-04-a-639611.html
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    Wireless connection, Ubuntu 10.04

    "Is there a physical switch for wireless..." Yes. It's on the top, to the left of the power switch. (Top center.) Under XP, if I had it "on" when I shut down, it would be "on" at the next boot/operation. Under Ubuntu 10.04, I have to manually turn it on. (I suspect this may be due to the...
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    Wireless connection, Ubuntu 10.04

    If more info is required, please advise. http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2432 (I've had a severe stroke, so please bear with me.)
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    Wireless connection, Ubuntu 10.04

    Trying to get my laptop connected wirelessly to the internet. I blew away WinBlows XP Home on it and loaded Ubuntu 10.04. Runs great. Shaw.ca is our TV and Internet provider here. I called their support to try to get the laptop connected wirelessly. They had no idea how to do it. Last I heard...
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    Installing .tar.bz2 packages

    arochester Thanks for the info. I've set up the Calendar. Just have to get used to the change from Mozilla Sunbird.
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    Installing .tar.bz2 packages

    Well thanks for all the help. I have however gone back to Ubuntu 10.04. (I don't like later versions because I find navigation much easier with a "menu" driven interface as opposed to a "graphical" one.) This is the third time I've gone back to Ubuntu 10. However, the basic problem (OLD...
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    Installing .tar.bz2 packages

    Have you tried using Ubuntu Software Centre - there'll be a link to it in your menu? Just search for Thunderbird and install, automatic. Tried it, went through about eight web pages of info, got lost so I closed that. Or go to Synaptic Package Manager, a link again in your menu, search...
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    Installing .tar.bz2 packages

    I've been trying to install thunderbird-11.0.tar.bz2 for 3-4 days. I can't do it. (I've had a severe stroke, and now need exact instructions.) I'm running Ultimate Edition 3.1. It came out in 2006, so Thunderbird 3.0 is very -old-. I've gone to various help forums, and all the instructions...
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    windows xp, no sound, please help!!!!

    You have an Intel based machine. You can find basic drivers here; http://svc.systemrequirementslab.com/iduu/iduu_multiple/intro.aspx (Sorry if this has already been posted. I had a severe stroke, and I miss things while trying to read again.)
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    Ubuntu Startup Menu has three "Recovery" entries

    I dual boot XP Pro and Ubuntu 10.04. Ubuntu start menu shows before XP. (I loaded Ubuntu to "/" or before "/", I've had a severe stroke so I don't remember. It's at the "start" of machine boot.) Somehow I have three "Recovery" options on the boot menu. The OS runs just fine. I've tried...
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    Hard Drive Space Diminishing

    Hmm, I guess no one has examples.........
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    Hard Drive Space Diminishing

    "It's a collection of functions that some programs require. " Please cite an example or two.
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    Hard Drive Space Diminishing

    I had .NetFramework installed for a while (Ver's 2, 3, &4). Never really used it so I removed all three. No problems or issues. I've been running CCleaner and RegSeeker for over seven years with NOT ONE problem. I also edit my registry frequently to clean stubborn junk from it. I also use my...
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