I am using a live USB of 10.04 Netbook edition. Every time I boot up the Installation wizard opens. Is there a way to skip this and go directly to the gnome desktop? Figure I just need to edit some boot scripts but I dont know which one.
I have looked around on the forums for this but not been able to see a similar problem. Basically Ubuntu Live CD will see the external HDD to access and see files and folders but when on the install section, where you can choose the drive to install to, the only drive listed is the internal one. This is a Dell inspiron 5100 laptop and I have installed ubuntu 9.10 onto two different pen drives that are 8gb in size but the HDD will not be listed.
I just upgraded two 11.2 installations. One I easily managed from the dvd the other I had to install anew as the cd didn't offer the possibility of upgrading. While I appreciated the many improvements in desktop stability I found I am non very satisfied of the installer.
It became minimal and just does what IT wants and not what I want anymore. I miss the possibility of choosing desktops, programmes and settings during installation. Most of all I miss the possibility of choosing the bootloader and its location. I have a multi boot multi disk machine and I prefer to modify entries by hand so i never install the loader but add the new entry in the grub but this was not possible and it made just a mess erasing completely all other entries....
Booting has always been a great problem for one of my machines and I'm not going to upgrade it if thisi is the result. Is there a way of going back to the old options (no loader?) Why are the new installer always "easier" but less flexible for a user who's not geek but not even a newbie? Why does it have always to be more "Windows like"
I have an HP dv7-1285dx. First, I attempted to install openSuse 11.2 KDE via the live disk. A small ways through the installation, I was told that the image could not be properly copied to the disk. Then, I attempted to do it via the standard DVD, and a small ways through the installation I kept receiving errors saying that the packages could not be found, and gives me the option to skip. I can't install unless I skip all 600-something of them.
I have received a webbook this morning and the instructions say that a wizard will allow me to set a password at first startup. This did not happen and a user called 'x' has been created and I do not know the password. How do I reset this so that I am the administrator?
Can't seem to update without the Profiles wizard crashing.Will try again later this week to update the packages.I want to package most of the svn as I can.I would update the packages as much as I have time for. This wouldn't be for creating a distro from as it would have bugs.Also I'll be moving in a few months so there will be a month or more without updates.
I often struggle to fix small problems (networking, printers, graphics, etc.) because I can't remember all the cryptic sysadmin configs and tools.Is there a smart tool or wizard that can diagnose 1 or more of these areas? I'd like a tool that figures out why I can't connect to the network. Either it solves the problem or explains the issues to me.
just installing Slackware 13.1 from the full DVD iso this weekend.
I have successfully installed everything and have started X, but I can't find the KDE Personalizer Wizard. I'd like to set it to operate more or less like Windows so I can find my way around more easily since I'm a newb.
I think the KDE Personalizer Wizard is supposed to start when I enter X for the first time, but it didn't - anyone know how I can start it?
I need to make a fresh new installation of KDE Fedora 11 where some partitions are formatted using XFS. The installer's partitioning wizard has no option for XFS. I've been able to load the XFS module as root (modprobe xfs) but it looks like the XFS tools are completely missing. Two of these partitions are / and /home so it'd be quite hard to do the "switch" after the installation.
I have read the FAQs at [URL] as well as the XFS thing by Colin Charles. But as I am new to Fedora I don't understand the sentence "At the installer prompt, type this ...". If the installed is the bootloader, then adding the xfs in the end of the boot line won't help. If the installer is the iconized program I see on the desktop after the end of the boot, the it's name is "liveinst" and adding the xfs option won't help.
I set up the spam wizard in Kontact/Kmail yesterday. I told it to put all the spam in the "Spam" folder. Seems the default is "Trash". Well, now it sticks everything in the "Trash" folder. Everything including standard e-mails that should go into the inbox. I've tried a few things. The program seems to be hung up somehow. Is there a way to go into a terminal and do some repairs?
I have taken a break from using Fedora, but since getting my netbook Ive decided to dual boot with Windows 7 Started (warranty purposes) and Fedora 14 with Fedora as the default boot OS. Now Ive got my home network setup as follows:
Gaming laptop, Windows 7 Pro x64, external powered USB hub with 1.5TB HD with shared folders through windows share permissions and the HP Deskjet F2430 printer
Netbook 1, my wifes netbook, Windows 7 Starter, has 100% access to the windows shares and the printer.
Netbook 2, my netbook, Fedora 14 has windows shared folder access but no printer access. In Windows 7 Starter has access to windows shared folders and printer access.
All of them are wirelessly networked through my Linksys WRTG54GS thats flashed with DD-WRT Mega firmware. The only laptop that has a hardwired connection to the printer and HD is my gaming laptop. how to go about allowing this? My printer doesnt show up in the CUPS wizard.
I downloaded partition wizard to get rid of a linux partition on my hard drive. after I fixed my mbr I used partition wizard to delete the linux partition and resized c to take up the rest of the space, partition wizard is reading my c drive as unallocated and also windows is not detecting my recovery partition at all... what can I do to fix this. I fear that even though my recovery partition exists that it may be of no use to me if windows does not recognize it, and how can I format the unallocated space with out loosing all of my data?
Kernel 184.108.40.206, GNU (Slackware 12.0). KDE 3.5.7. KMail 1.9.7
In the x.org home page, there is a link 'the xorg mailing list'. If I click on this link, then the KMail Account Wizard (window subtitle New account setup) opens and I am compelled to create a new account. But I already have one, and I send and receive mail with this account. Can it be that this behavior is induced by x.org? I don't feel like opening a second account.
I'm having problems with Kstars and would like to know the proper place to post questions or if there is a forum just for the Kstars program. I can't find much info on the net. If I remember right it worked in Ubuntu 8 but I've upgraded to the latest and some options in Kstars are not working now. In a nutshell, some of the problems are:
1: Help not working. I get....Could not Launch the KDE help center: Could not find service 'khelpcenter' 2: In telescope wizard, there is no list of telescopes. 3: I cant save my telescope information under properties.
As I'm just learning this stuff, it could be a bug but not sure, so please point me in the right direction for help. I'm running dual boot on a HP laptop. Windows XP and Ubuntu. I have reformatted the drive and installed everything new for a clean slate.
Some FreeNX start-up troubles here, need a hand. 1) I am trying to establish a connection from my workplace PC on my workplaces's LAN to my home PC on my private LAN (LAN-to-LAN). Just typing in the public IP of the target LAN in the "Host" field gets me nowhere, as it fails to connect due to a denial at port 22 SSH - even though I've done the forwarding in my home router and punched the required hole in the local firewall of the target machine.
This resembles what I'm looking at: [URL]..2) My home PC is 64-bit Mepis and my workmachine is a 32-bit Ubuntu. Is this a problem?
Strange problem from a couple of months, Audio files skip every now and then. Sounds like buffering issue. MP3, Wav etc. all skip on VLC, Qamp etc, once in a minute or two, its quite random. i thought there was CPU spikes or something by some program i installed. I checked the system monitor and found no unusual spikes in the CPU... so i am thinking this must be the audio buffers. Can i set the buffers for the for the driver or something? my machine is: Dell Inspiron Mini netbook Ubutu lucid 10.04, 2bg RAM, 260GB HDD
Is it possible to have Nautilus stop prompting me to confirm file overwrites when copying files? This would be very practical (with the obvious risk, but still). I have not been able to find this somewhere...
I'm running maverick netbook remix on an asus1015pe eeepc. I recently switched from the unity interface to "ubuntu netbook 2d" - the one they say resembles the 10.04 netbook interface. I really like it - fast, crisp, and intuitive - but there's one thing I'd like to change, if possible. Right after login, there's a full-screen translucent menu that covers the 1st workspace. If I wait a few seconds, I can make it go away by clicking the "desktop" button in the bottom left, but is there any way to make it so it doesn't appear at all? so that after login it goes right to a clean desktop.
I would like to read an input from keyboard using getchar. However, if no input (No Carriage return/new line none whatsoever) is given after say, 5 seconds, I would like to skip the getchar and move on. How do I do this in C. I'm using GNU compiler set.