ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 65, Issue 254

chris smale csmale at bak.rr.com
Sun Jan 24 03:16:53 UTC 2010


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>    1. Best USB wifi card to use? (Rick Bragg)
>    2. Re: Darned  cntl-Enter in Evolution. (HermanAA)
>    3. Re: NTFS drive wont mount - "unknown filesystem"? (David McNally)
>    4. Re: NTFS drive wont mount - "unknown filesystem"? (Leonard)
>    5. Re: the new Thunderbird 3 and Gmail (Jay Daniels)
>    6. Resolution issue/question (mdovell at comcast.net)
>    7. Re: sun-java versions (Markus Sch?nhaber)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:05:17 -0500
> From: Rick Bragg <rbragg at gmnet.net>
> Subject: Best USB wifi card to use?
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> Anybody know the best make/model for a USB wifi card for Ubuntu?
>
> I'm about to buy one, but need to know what is most/best supported.  I
> looked at the linux wifi website, but it mostly talks about chipsets and
> that models sometimes change that up.  I'm looking for something that is
> known to be the best to use.
>
> It may be used on a variety of laptops, and maybe even some desktops...
>
> Thanks
> Rick
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 06:44:31 +0800
> From: HermanAA <hermanaa at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Darned  cntl-Enter in Evolution.
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support,	not for general discussions"
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> On Sat, 2010-01-23 at 14:44 +0000, sktsee wrote:
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>> On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 19:35:05 +0800, HermanAA wrote:
>>     
>>> Is there a way (while composing) to AVOID SENDing my message with
>>> CNTL-ENTER?
>>>  (other then going OFF-line)
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> Yes. First you must enable editing of shortcut keys. From the main menu 
>> go System->Preferences->Appearance->Interface and check the box beside 
>> "Editable menu shortcut keys".
>>     
>
> Done. (I found and checked the box)
>   (I went OFFline to make sure this msg will not be SENT)
> I am in Compose now ....
>
>   
>>  Next, open a compose window and mouse over 
>> File->Send and hit Delete. If you want to assign it to another shortcut, 
>> keep it moused over and enter your key combination.
>>     
>
> Wow (it's so easy if you know the way) 
> as you said: I deleted CNTL-Enter.
>  ..... replaced it with the F9-key ....
>
>   
>> You can also edit the file ~/.gnome2/accels/evolution to change the menu 
>> shortcuts.
>>     
>
> I'll have a look there for the learning.
>
> I go ONline
> I now hit CNTL+Enter ...... (nothing happens)
> I now hit F9 (you should see this line as last line) (sig below).
>
> herman in .ph
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:49:42 -0500
> From: David McNally <david3333333 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: NTFS drive wont mount - "unknown filesystem"?
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> On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:40 AM, Patton Echols <p.echols at comcast.net> wrote:
>   
>> On 01/22/2010 02:11 PM, David McNally wrote:
>>     
>>> Hmm... looks like he's still being a dick. Maybe I should write
>>> something again telling him to apologise for that.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Sorry about being a dick earlier.
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Amazing! He knew exactly what I was going to do before I did it! Is he
>>> from the future, or is he just logical?
>>>
>>> I just can't help but appreciate the irony of writing nasty comments
>>> and then apologising for writing them in the same email.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> Give the guy a break, he actually is trying to help and offered to go
>> look in stead of sending OP to lmgtfy.com
>>     
>
> Asking "Do you need some hand holding?" is not trying to help. It's
> trying to be obnoxious and rude.
>
>   
>> If you had read the thread, you would know that he was apolgizing for
>> the prior post. ?And you made your point and at this point he may not be
>> the only one being the dick.
>>     
>
> If you had read the thread, you would know that I did read the thread.
> You would know this because you would have read my incredibly long
> post describing what I thought of his first post. I am trying to get
> help with my hard drive, and I'm not here to be treated like an
> infant. Being told "Do you need some hand holding?" is not how people
> help each other.
>
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>
> I think that I've received enough help from most people who
> contributed to this thread. A lot of people helped me out, and one guy
> pissed me off twice, and person stood up for the guy who pissed me off
> twice. I think that I have enough information to continue on my own.
> Most of the people here were extremely polite and answered all of my
> questions quickly and kindly. If I do need any more help with this, I
> think I'll go somewhere else, and find people who are more helpful
> than Patton Echols or Johnneylee Rollins. Like MS customer support.
>
>   
RE question #1 wifi adapter.

Use a game adapter It hooks to the computer via a ethernet cable. To 
both win and Ubuntu it looks just like a ethernet cable.
I know of 2- linksys n and a d-link 108 g . see respective web sites. 
Been using the d-link for yrs. Works great.
chris smale
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