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Hi guys did as you suggested: Navigate to System>Preferences>Preferred Applications and changed the default mail application and disabled the settings in Evolution. Now I'm not getting e-mail in either.

Where do I find this "leave mail on server" option? Evolution or Thunderbird? Don't remember clicking on it, but you never know!

Fantastic, now have all my e-mails and contacts in Thunderbird.  Thanks for your tips .

Just one small problem - all incoming e-mails are still going to Evolution and not Thunderbird!  The settings are identical so any idea what I've done? w2riong and how to correct it so I can close Evolution down altogether?


I have taken Mark Greaves advice to move from Evolution to Thunderbird. Does anyone know of a simple and easy to understand way of getting all my e-mails over to Thunderbird?
Thanks in advance.

New to Evolution e-mail and I want create an interesting Signature involving an image plus some additional wording - what Evolution calls "script". I have created a one liner "script" and saved it in my documents. However everytime I go to load it I get this message:"Script file must exist and be executable".  Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?

General Help & Advice / Paperport and Virtual machine????
« on: May 12, 2010, 05:14:41 pm »
Now that I'm into Linux I would love to carry on using PaperPort and I am reliably informed I can use it within Linux via something called "Virtual Machine"?

If this is so could some kind soul show me how is simple and easy to understand steps? Perhaps at the same time you can let me know what other uses and benefits this "Virtual Machine" can provide?

Just for the record I have only been using Linux for a week or two and I get more impressed with each day that passes - the product itself and the support and help - BRILLIANT! Microsoft should be shaking in their boots!


Hi Mark,
you've done it again. It was the default settings. Until you said I didn't even know where to find this, but for some odd reason 3 of the settings where not as you indicated, but once I followed your instructions problem solved. Back to bragging again!

You Sir are a gent and a scholar !
Many, many thanks, you have saved me a lot of time and trouble.

Morning Mark,

followed your instructions for loading Open Office which worked a treat, but the same problem is still there: zeros instead of some of the command text in the navigation bar and drop down commands. So I'm still stuffed using Open Office in Linux.  Is there any chance that I have a corrupt version of Linux/Ubuntu? Even though I downloaded it direct from the Ubuntu site?

Ironically in MS side of my PC Open Office is fine ! And there I was bragging to my friends and associates just how good Linux and Open Office are!

Anything you can suggest Mark?

Hi Mark,

I have download Open Office within Synaptic Office Manager, and now for another silly question: How the heck do I get it get from there to somewhere I can actually open and use it?

I have installed Open Office Word Processor from Ubuntu Software Centre. However the drop menus, and navigation bar are missing some of their command titles and in their place are a few zeros, leaving you to guess what a particular command is! Same problem exists within the print document command menus as well. I have tried reloading the program but the problem persists.

 At the moment I am forced to go back to Windows for all my word processing, which is a backward step having bought into the Linux/Ubuntu publicity!

Any practical suggestions? 

Ubuntu / Re: Ubuntu log-in mystery ...HELP REQUIRED URGENTLY
« on: May 06, 2010, 02:31:23 pm »
Hi Mark and Mad Penquin - now back in to Ubuntu, but still problematic - read on:

Mark, Boot screen gives three options: Ubuntu, XP and XP Recovery. Clicking on Ubuntu originally took me straight in, now it takes me to GNU Grub which did show 3 options (now 5 but see reply to Mad Penquin below): Ubuntu, Ubuntu Recovery and XP - clicking on Ubuntu (not recovery) takes me to this blasted Log-in page. Whatever log-in I type it never lets me type in a password!

Mad Penquin, your solution didn't work as such but it did lead me to a Recovery Menu that offered the following choices: Resume/Clean/dpkg/failsafex/grub/reroot. I opted for pdkg (repair broken packages). After that I now get the same initial Boot screen but now in the Grub screen I now have additional Ubuntu and Ubuntu Recovery options.  I ignore the recovery options, and of the two standard Ubuntu options: 2.6.32-22 and 2.6.32-21 I opt for the latter and I now get into Ubuntu. BUT, it's not always clean or certain as it was originally, and I am not confident of it's continued success.

Guys, is there any thing else I can do to improve this, other than removing and downloading Ubuntu all over again? Of all I read about Ubuntu previously I didn't think it was going to be all this hassle. Is this normal?
Thanks guys for all your help.

Ubuntu / Ubuntu log-in mystery ...HELP REQUIRED URGENTLY
« on: May 06, 2010, 11:21:40 am »
Yesterday I successfully downloaded Ubuntu 9.10 on a dual boot basis. Therefater I simply chose Ubuntu at the dual boot command and I went straight into Ubuntu. I went in and a few times yesterday with no problems whatsoever. However this morning after the dual boot page I now get a totally black screen with a request for log-on details??? Why did this suddenly appear?  I have tried every conceivable variation of log-in I can think but it rejects everyone. What do can I do to get back into Ubuntu, and then how do I avoid this log-in page in the future?
I am really, really impressed with Ubuntu and am desperate to start using it so any help will be much appreciated. PLEASE!

Ubuntu / Re: Error message in downloading Ubuntu 10.04
« on: May 05, 2010, 08:23:05 pm »
your tips worked a treat and I downloaded and installed Ubuntu in a very short time - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

Am very, very impressed with Linux. It makes XP look like a cart horse with three legs! This is going to be a lot of fun!!!

Now all I have to is find out how to do 2 things and then I'm away. So if you've got any more tips I would be grateful.
1. I've downloaded Thunderbird 3 but I can't see how to install it and get it working within Linux.
2. Once done how I can import both my e-mails and contacts from Outlook 2007. (Have managed to put both into pst. files)

Once again many thanks for your help and great advice. 

Ubuntu / Error message in downloading Ubuntu 10.04
« on: May 04, 2010, 02:06:28 pm »
I want to down load Ubuntu (Windows version) but upon run command I get error message: exceptional processing message C0000013 paramenters 75b6bf7c.  Also I cannot even remove the error message, or continue no matter what option (cancel. try again. continue) I chose.

Is there a helpful soul out there can help a PC novice loooking to get away from microsoft.


General Help & Advice / Re: Taking Windows XP off PC
« on: April 03, 2010, 01:17:34 pm »
Mark, that is so helpful.
I will wait until the 29th for the latest Ubuntu version.
Thanks also for making what I thought would be a daunting task very easy!
You're a star!

General Help & Advice / Re: Taking Windows XP off PC
« on: April 03, 2010, 12:03:48 pm »

I didn't realise that you could have a "dual boot" system. That would really solve my dilemma.
Whats involved in doing this, and would it slow down my PC significantly? I should mention that I have removed all my files and folders onto flash drives, and may continue working that way in the future.

Whilst I use PCs a lot, I am still very ignorant on many aspects, which no doubt shows in my questions! Thank heavens there's helpful guys like you about.

Can I push my luck with one more question: Would you keep Open Office and MS Office on a PC, or would you remove the latter?

Many thanks

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