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So, has anyone else been having difficulties with the forum marking posts as read? It's happened to me twice today: someone posts, I visit the topic, click the logo to go back to the home page, and the message is still marked as unread. The only thing that fixes it for me is logging out and back in.

Frustrating...

Yup! But I didn't have to log out to fix it. The 2nd hit of the Mark all forums read button took care of it.

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So, has anyone else been having difficulties with the forum marking posts as read? It's happened to me twice today: someone posts, I visit the topic, click the logo to go back to the home page, and the message is still marked as unread. The only thing that fixes it for me is logging out and back in.

Frustrating...

It only does that for me when using the back button. And, that's a browser setting, so its my fault.

If I use the "bread crumbs" everything works fine.

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Yeah, it always does it with the Back button, but even if I [shift] Refresh, it doesn't change. I click on the post marker itself, I refresh the page, I use the links to go back to the main page, and there's this one post that just won't go away!

AAAAAHHH!

*runs*

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---My Ubuntu PC Update---

I'm one step closer to getting internet on the Ubuntu PC! I just got a wireless router and a USB network adapter at Best Buy an hour ago, but there's one unpredicted problem I've come across: I'm not sure if the CD can install the driver on Linux!

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If the network adapter's box didn't specifically list Linux as a supported OS, then it's extremely unlikely to have Linux-native drivers on it. There are tools, however, that let you use Win32 drivers on Linux, I just never played around with them very much. My Linux boxes are all VMs on my Windows PCs anyway, so I don't have to mess with internet on those. It just works.

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Ubuntu is Linux. Kinda like how XP is Windows. Linux has sevral operating systems made for different purposes (mostly server-related) and Ubuntu is consitered "Linux for human beings" because it's used for normal computer use.

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Hmm... I guess that's why everybody was looking at me when I was getting the router at Best Buy!

EDIT: Well it's because everybody wants the best operating system for their needs and that requires experimentation. So I'm experimenting by downloading Ubuntu Fistey and testing it out on a real computer (and as a virtual machine on Microsoft Virtual PC)

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Lol.

But seriously, why can't everyone stick with one OS?

Although I do want to download Linux myself, my parents would proberly would throw a fit, and I wouldn't be able to use Endorphin

Each OS has different strengths and weaknesses. And I like variety :D

As for not being able to use Endorphin, it's fairly simple to set up a computer to let you choose from a list of operating systems, or set up a virtual machine (a computer within your computer, in a window) or download Live CD like Knoppix. Live CDs let you boot an OS directly from the CD, so you can try it out without having to set anything up. When you're done, just take the CD out, reboot, and everything is as it was.

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Actually, you should download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and install Ubuntu 6.04 from there. That way, you have two PCs in one (even though the virtual PC will be laggy)!

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That may just be a time issue, spike. If you open the index, go somewhere else that's not part of this forum, then go back 5+ minutes later, everything will be marked as read. Usually.

ahhh, but it takes only 30 seconds or less sometimes

 

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Getting back on track...

I just installed the Belking USB driver software on the XP computer and also downloaded "ndiswrapper" (drivers for Ubuntu) because it supports my adapter.

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Getting back on track...
This is the thread. There is no "on track."
"ndiswrapper" (drivers for Ubuntu)

Not quite. NdisWrapper is a wrapper that allows Linux (not specifically Ubuntu, but any Linux flavor) to use a Windows driver for wi-fi cards. It's not a driver in and of itself.

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Okay if you want to be all technical about it... :P

It was funny when I asked one of the Geek Squad guys where one of the routers were. I asked for the specific model knowing that it was the cheapest and they just stared blankly for a second and went "Oh, the routers and adapters are over there" and I was like "Yes, I see, but I'm looking for model "X" and all I see are "Y"s and "Z"s". So he looked up model "X" and saw that it actually existed. So then he checked the sore inventory and saw that model X wasn't placed on the shelf-- it was in the back room. So he got it, I paid for it, drove X to the apartment and now I'm happy!

BTW, X Y and Z were used in place of the actual model names (I'd have to look the real ones up).

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