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  1. Airprint firmware update for Canon Pixmar ip100

    A friend has an old Canon Pixmar ip100 printer and wants to print images, preferably from her iPad. That's not so old (purchased about January 2015). As far as I can see, the ip100 is one of the few...
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    Re: Help with tablet decision

    No the problem was not just with remembering to plug it in; it was faulty & Samsung has admitted that. But the Samsung experience is in the past; taken back & refunded. We're looking forward :)
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    Re: Help with tablet decision

    iPad occurred to me as a potential solution (another friend, staying with us for a few days, coincidentally has a keyboard with hers) but there is the matter of the printer; not supported,...
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    Re: Help with tablet decision

    Basically the problem was charging. When it ran flat (or low enough to get the indicating beep) it simply wouldn't recharge and eventually, of course, ceased to function (try telling kids enthralled...
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    Help with tablet decision

    After a troublesome experience with a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, a friend is in search of a tablet that will allow her two children to play Minecraft and other games, but will have the ability to...
  6. Re: "Suspicious Cloud 9b": do I (still) have it or not?

    Thanks: properly deleting the emails in the "deleted" bin seems to have done the trick. I had, of course, secure-deleted the offending attachment already, but that didn't seem to be enough for...
  7. "Suspicious Cloud 9b": do I (still) have it or not?

    Recovered my desktop from what was apparently a virus attack. Successfully cleared three viruses (THREE! When nothing was reported the previous day) but Norton Internet Security (and yes, I know how...
  8. Re: Portable drive "not accessible: Access is denied"

    The portable drive in question WORKED (past tense) on another Windows 7 PC. That PC is now retired. The C drive is failing and Windows will no longer boot. [Had it operating for a while with Ubuntu,...
  9. Portable drive "not accessible: Access is denied"

    I know there's a remedy for this one; I expected to find the answer here already.

    Starting up a new 64-bit Windows 7 (Home Premium) PC. My 1TByte portable archive drive is giving me an "access is...
  10. Switching on scietific mode in Ubuntu Galculator

    I am trying to find a workable scientific calculator for Ubuntu - ie one with trigonometric functions including inverse functions (arcsin, arctan etc). The widely recommended one is Galculator. I see...
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    Re: Tethering XP laptop through Android

    Tried the WiFi route. Got it working - seems very slow, in spite of the claimed "Excellent" signal and 54 Mbps speed. It takes two full minutes to display PressF1's home page. My regular wireless...
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    Re: Tethering XP laptop through Android

    Further information on what drivers need installing? The manual for the phone is no good; implies everything will happen automatically. I've been seeking around the web. One site tells me to install...
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    Tethering XP laptop through Android

    Trying to help a friend whose tethered USB connection from an XP laptop through an LG Android phone to 2degrees is working only sporadically.

    Have established that it's not a fault in the USB...
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    Firefox, Chrome stop working, IE9 is fine

    A transitory problem, but I'd be interested in a suggested explanation. I was using my netbook (HP mini 110) with Wellington's CBD WiFi (in the Central Library). Suddenly neither Firefox nor Chrome...
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    Ubuntu does not start on dual-boot machine

    I have a dual-boot desktop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu (Natty Narwhal). Normally boots into either partition with no difficulty.

    This morning, an attempt to boot up Ubuntu gets the message:

    Try...
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    Uninformative Visual C++ error message

    An error-message panel pops up randomly on my HP Mini netbook (Windows XP). Headed "Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library", it reads: "program C:\... This application has requested Runtime to...
  17. Permanently deleting false[?] windows update file winolf.exe

    While Microsoft (or maybe an imposter) is bugging me to restart for a Windows update, I get a red Norton warning about a Trojan reportedly blocked.

    The file responsible is...
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    Re: Nuclear Power stations in NZ - Yes or No?

    I'm sure some anti-nuclear lobbyists at least hoping for "narrow escape from a Chernobyl situation".

    Anyone care to give me a rough estimate of the number of deaths from "conventional" sources of...
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    Re: Ubuntu upgrade (9.10 to 10.04) fails

    Did that (as outlined in my original post). I got to a raw command-line prompt, but was unsure where to go from there to get back into the GUI.

    This morning, downloaded 10.10 burned it to a DVD....
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    Ubuntu upgrade (9.10 to 10.04) fails

    And I don't just mean "fails to upgrade", of course (that I could live with). I mean "leaves me without any functioning Ubuntu at all".

    I have a dual-boot setup (Windows XP/Ubuntu). The upgrade...
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    Re: quotemarks mistype in Windows 7

    Thanks: quotes now “good” even “awesome”; “umlautery” has ceased.
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    quotemarks mistype in Windows 7

    Trivial but annoying problem. In my Windows 7 environment, when I type a quotemark (' or ") in MS Word or on the web, the keyboard doesn't immediately respond; it only delivers the quote when I type...
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    Re: Economical erase & backup for Windows 7

    I know; but which ones can I trust? :)
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    Windows 7/ Ubuntu dual boot

    And, while I'm on the subject, has anyone here dual-booted Ubuntu with Windows 7? What are the snags and other things to watch for?
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    Re: Economical erase & backup for Windows 7

    BTW, my Windows 7 version is Home Premium on HP/Compaq hardware.
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