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Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:58 PM

So anyway, the wife reminded me that her old PC laptop, running Ubuntu, was hosed...

I don't know anything about Ubuntu or PCs, I'm strictly a Mac guy, so, WTF?

Anyhoo, I figured out that the best thing to do was reinstall the OS, because, what the hell else am I going to do? It took me a couple of tries to burn a new start disc, but I eventually got that done and then used it to load the OS. Needless to say, it worked.

The Sony Vaio is up and running again. Yeah, I had to wipe the drive and reload everything from scratch, but now my wife has her old POS PC laptop again.

Ain't I a good husband, or what?


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Reply So anyway, the wife reminded me that her old PC laptop, running Ubuntu, was hosed... (Original post)
MrScorpio Mar 2016 OP
retread Mar 2016 #1
MrScorpio Mar 2016 #5
Paulie Mar 2016 #7
MrScorpio Mar 2016 #9
retread Mar 2016 #10
mackerel Mar 2016 #2
MrScorpio Mar 2016 #6
rug Mar 2016 #3
MrScorpio Mar 2016 #4
Paulie Mar 2016 #8
progressoid Mar 2016 #11
steve2470 Mar 2016 #12

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:50 PM

1. Answer to your question depends. Did you do this after install?

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping

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Response to retread (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:15 PM

5. I have no idea what that means...

Besides, Ubuntu was already installed... If just refused to boot up.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:17 PM

7. It's to remove the feature that sends all searches done on the machine through Amazon

Worth doing. And before the reinstall, did you zap the pram?

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Response to Paulie (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:44 PM

9. Nope, didn't do that either

See, this is why I don't fuck with PCs.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 08:49 AM

10. Pram is a type of memory in a MAC. She has a Sony. No worries. The

search dumps to Amazon and the link to Amazon that shows up on the desktop after install can be removed.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:20 PM

2. Yes you're a good husband

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Response to mackerel (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:16 PM

6. Thank You! nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:39 PM

3. Now buy her a star.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:14 PM

4. Wifey won't do DU

I won't go into why.

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Response to rug (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:19 PM

8. Better to buy her a right bracket instead.

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Response to Paulie (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 09:32 AM

11. I noticed that too.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 05:43 PM

12. Here's an idea for you and your wife :) ......

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006740%204016&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&SpeTabStoreType=97&Order=RATING&PageSize=30#close

Search for a well-regarded (4 eggs to 5 eggs) refurbished laptop. They all come with all keyboard keys Your wife will love you for it.

You can get one for $300 or less. For Christmas or her birthday. Just a thought, my friend.

on edit: Here's a Dell for $155 with free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4RR2CZ0367

If you don't like Dell or that particular one, here's another:

Lenovo, only $78

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834319222

I've had good luck with refurbished laptops (knock on wood). So, there you go, my friend.

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