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Submitted by eparpal | Last message on: Fr, 12/08/2017 - 11:14 | 9 comment(s)
My nephew Bernat has been helping me this afternoon repairing one laptop ... so this is really his idea. He asked if we knew about Chalet OS, a new linux distribution related to Google, with an Interface that emulates Windows. I don't enven have an opinion on wheather this is a good thing or not. Have you heard about it? What do you think about it? Thanks
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Submitted by wendy | Last message on: Fr, 10/27/2017 - 04:35 | 3 comment(s)
I ran into installation problems with old MACs and I found this in the German Wiki that limited support is provided to old MACs https://www.labdoo.org/content/lubuntu-auch-f%C3%BCr-mac-apple-powerpc-und-intel-cpu We've received many old macs recently, any suggestions how we can best re-purpose of these old macs? Thanks!!
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Submitted by Educem | Last message on: Mo, 06/05/2017 - 08:52 | 3 comment(s)
Hello, I have a couple of ACER ASPIRE ONE to be cleaned. They come with a 8GB HDD (I suppose it's an SSD). I have installed Lubuntu on them but I can't get the OS running properly. Has anyone got stuck on the same problem before? Thanks in advance! Paz
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Submitted by janicew | Last message on: Sa, 04/08/2017 - 06:06 | 1 comment(s)
Hi everyone. Is it possible for me to sanitize donated iPads if I have a charger? If so, do I need some technical/digital experience to do it?
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Submitted by Durham-Hub | Last message on: So, 03/12/2017 - 07:24 | 10 comment(s)
I'm in the process of sanitizing several donated laptops. One of the laptops I've received (Toshiba NB255 netbook) doesn't have a CD drive. Last time this occurred, I was able to boot Lubuntu from a USB drive which I still have. I've reorganized the boot menu for the computer to boot from the USB first, but I'm getting the message "Exiting PXE ROM" and then it starts Windows normally. What...
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Submitted by Durham-Hub | Last message on: Fr, 02/24/2017 - 22:02 | 2 comment(s)
I received an email from someone willing to donate a laptop - she says it works well but the monitor is broken. Is this something we would be interested in? Thanks, Brandon Durham, NC, USA Hub
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Submitted by Durham-Hub | Last message on: Fr, 02/24/2017 - 14:40 | 5 comment(s)
Hi All, I have an old 2001-era IBM ThinkPad A22m that was donated to my hub. I was skeptical that it could be used at all (800 MHz CPU, 256MB installed memory), but thought I would give it a try. When I turn it on, it doesn't even boot up. I get the a black screen with the following message: "ERROR 0271: Check date and time settings Press to Setup" I am able to access BIOS and...
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Submitted by wendy | Last message on: Di, 11/22/2016 - 05:55 | 5 comment(s)
Hi Bart, Thanks for introducing the Ubuntu-Mate. I installed it to one of the laptops and it seems to be fast. I will try to install it in a slower machine, which currently is good with lubuntu, but having problem with ubuntu desktop, and I'll let you know if the problem gets improved. Wendy
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Submitted by dominik.ramik | Last message on: Fr, 11/18/2016 - 12:38 | 3 comment(s)
Hello all! This post is to see whether it would make sense for Labdoo if the dootronics shipped to Africa were equipped with (software) keyboards to support writing in local languages. From my own experience there is interest in local communities - here is the background story: I have been recently in Cameroon with Labdoo laptops creating an IT class in a school at Younde. When in Cameroon,...
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Submitted by eparpal | Last message on: Sa, 11/05/2016 - 08:25 | 3 comment(s)
Right now I have one part of a very difficoult destination dootrip (Vanuatu). We do have a traveler who goes from Paris to Vanuatubut we need to take computers from to Paris, where there is no hub. Besides writing my friends how should I reach out to get help from other Labdooers? The traveler just told us and he's leaving Nov 12th Thanks.