Recent content by ReginaBob

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    USB still has power when computer is off

    I just built a new computer withanAzrock Z390 Pro4 MB,in anAntek Silent case.All of the USB ports have power when the computer is turned off,both the ones on the motherboard and those on the front of the case.Is this normal?I'm running Ubuntu 18.04,and it is up to date.Everything else seems to...
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    how to delete windows and install ubuntu permanently

    Another option is to phisically remove your windows harddrive and install linux on a different harddrive.Put the windows drive on a shelf somewhere in case you want it again.When you are sure you dont need winows anymore,use it for backup in an external case.This avoids any dual boot issues you...
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    record of programs installed

    Wasn't planning to clone.Just want to do a clean install,and reinstall all the same programs,all from Ubuntu software.There always seems to be something I forget until I need it and its not there.It doesn't help that I don't always remember the names of the programs.Just read in another post...
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    record of programs installed

    I cant remember where I saw this;I am building a new tower (as soon as the rest of the parts get here).I want to install all of the same programs on the new machine.I am going to use Ubuntu 18.04 again.I saw a quick way to do this,but can't remember where.I guess I can always write them down on...
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    DAC sound card

    When I bought my steinberg UR12,the guy said there is an optional power supply for it ,depending what I was using it for.Works fine on USB,but could still use more volume on some programs,such as video playback.Every one I tried is low volume.Strange,when Audacious has plenty of volume.Too bad...
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    Laptop for Linux - Budget $800

    I agree with Mint-Me:Irecently bought a used Dell with i5,dual core;it had no problem running a 32" monitor and sound system.I used it as a media center for several months.Everything works fine on Ubuntu 18.04 and other derivative distros.I expect a brand new Dell would be fine.They do offer...
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    When was your first touch of Linux?

    Hooray for trial and error.It doesn't cost anthing to re-install;no toll-free hour long phone call required!
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    New to this forum

    Xscreensaver, in Ubuntu software.
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    New to this forum

    Hi,all.I've been messing around with Linux since Ubuntu 16.04 was new.I tried a few Ubuntu derivatives,but here I am back on Ubuntu(18.04).I just can't seem to get my dual monitors to work right on the derivatives.Vanilla Ubuntu may not have some of the nifty features of the others,but it works...
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    Making movies sound with equal levels all the time

    Seems to me I saw a normalize setting in VLC player;don't know how to apply that to youtube or other browser video....
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    DAC sound card

    Bought a steinberg UR12 fine on my tower;my real sound system is in storage right now,bit sounds good on the computer speakers.Also,has volume controls to bring the volume up.Even has a mic input,if I want to do some kareoke or something.
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    Best Distro for Laptop?

    Hi Louis.Personally,I have had good luck with older HP machines running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.My laptop is a pretty old HP-6930p.Everything works except the bluetooth,which I dont need anyway.I think it is possible to get it working,but I dont really care.I did upgrade to an SSD and added RAM(to 8...
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    How did you discover Linux?

    I fist considered trying Linux after seeing Youtube videos about it.Up til then I figured it was too nerdy for a mere non teckie person to figure out.At first I tried Windows -like distros such as Mint,Peppermint and so on.I eventually stumbled on Ubuntu 16.04 and never looked back.Rather than...
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    What got you into Linux?

    Started using Linux when "free" upgrades on both computers started with the forced upgrades and such.Distro hopped til I discovered Ubuntu 16.04.Being a not too techie almost geezer,I like stuff to just work,so Ubuntu is great for me.I never bothered with the dual boot thing.Too much tinkering...