At some point in the last week, my webcam on 10.10 64bit mysteriously stopped working. The OS no longer recognises it as being there. It's an internal cam on a Clevo laptop and before this it's always worked perfectly.
Is there a way I can force the OS to recognise it? Or find out what broke it and fix it?
install Ubuntu inside Windows in the first place, thinking that would be the easiest way to get him into Ubuntu. Now, I can't figure out how to repair his grub loader without killing his Windows XP installation.
I'm a Windows guy (have to be, I'm a gamer), so my knowledge of Ubuntu is limited to whatever I can do in the GUI. The command line is beyond me at the moment ('cause it ain't DOS). More so because I have an identical installation to his system (I built both), and I'm wondering if this is about to happen to me too.
I started up my machine this morning and entered my password to encfs as I do each day and was greeted with a message telling me my password was incorrect. I tried several times, checked caps lock but no joy.
The message (which I didn't copy and paste unfortunately) mentioned ssl and I remembered that openssl was one of the security patches I applied at the weekend. So I removepkg'd the two openssl packages (v0.9.8m) and then installpkg'd the original ones that came with slackware 13.0 (v0.9.8k).
I installed Natty on a second partition yesterday to try it out, but i can't get wireless to work. Hardwire connection works fine, so does connecting wirelessly to my router. However, i cannot browse the internet or update. After rebooting a couple of times i was surprised to see internet working, but only for about half an hour. Then it stopped working again. My card is a Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN and i'm using the 64 bit version of 11.04. So my question is if anyone has had the same kind of problem or maybe knows a fix?
I'm really disappointed cause Ubuntu worked out of the box for me since Hardy.
I beleive I had version 9.x installed. I upgraded once and everything was fine. I went the upgrade manager again and it found some more upgrades. The upgrade messed with grub. It then told me there were no new upgrades. Then I rebooted and it says
Try (hd0,0): NTFS5
Then the screen clears and there is some text I can't read and then it says command not found. Then it reboots.
Is there a way to fix this? If not is there a way to recover the files from the disk image file.
So the title pretty much sums it up. She is running a pangolin performance which came with lucid while I am running a pangolin performance which came with karmic and i upgraded to lucid (bought before her). For some reason hulu always worked for me, so I was trying to fix it on her computer too, but somehow one of the commands I told her to run made her computer not be able to recognize that her built in webcam exists anymore.
The reason that this is so hard is that I don't remember which commands I told her to run, but one of them was the instructions from post #5 on this page: [URL]. But I don't know how messing with flash stuff could have possibly screwed up her computer detecting her webcam. The drivers are definitely installed for webcam, however when she 'locate uvcvideo' it tells her that permission is denied, so the problem might be that her computer isn't giving her the permission to access the webcam drivers to use the webcam, just an idea.
I installed all recommended updates as suggested by the update manager, after installing was asked to restart. During this restart I get the error message "udevadmin trigger is not permitted while udev is unconfigured. After this I am left with a BusyBox v1.13.3 [...] (initramfs)_
When I start the X server, my touchpad works for about 5-6 seconds (I'm moving it around to test). After the X server fully loads (and all the software loads in, I presume), the touchpad mouse promptly stops working. I can no longer use the GUI because the mouse is dead.
This seems to be a software bug after the latest update. Is there any way I can regress to a previous version? Perhaps uninstall the recently updated software?
I think a recent update has broken 2 of the 3 systems that I've been putting together. To test out the theory I want to roll libpam-modules back to version 1.1.1-2ubuntu2 from 1.1.1-2ubuntu5 that was recently released on 1 of the 2 that got updated and see if it resolves the issue that I'm seeing with not being able to log into the OMSA webserver. How do I go about reverting to the earlier version?
I've done my due diligence, but I'm tired and frustrated so my googlefu probably isn't up to par at the moment! Been running Ubuntu as my main OS for about a year now, and have been really happy with it. So far I've been able to find solutions to every problem I've had, but I think this one's got me a bit out of my depth. I REALLY don't want to have to reinstall, I'm currently running Lucid as the only OS on this machine, and about an hour ago I installed the most recent updates as provided by the update manager. On reboot, it stopped at a GRUB command line.
I've managed to boot back into Ubuntu by manually loading the linux module etc. and booting. From there I've tried updating grub, and reinstalling grub (No errors on reinstall) but nothing persists. I've taken a quick look at the grub.cfg, but TBH I'm not sure what I'm looking for!  FWIW, I have GRUB 1.981ubuntu7 installed
I recently added a repository to my package manager to allow me an installation of firefox 4.0. This worked, and when I ran a recent update, my package manager also updated my firefox 3.6 to a nightly build, as well as my thunderbird email application. What's worse is, it changed around all my icons and names, so now it uses the code name of the version (Namaroka, instead of firefox...) I'm sure this is great for developers, but I just want it to be normal. how I can step back with the update I did?
I've been running ubuntu on multiple computers for about 8 months now, installed on one computer as it's only OS (XP ran too slowly), and as a side OS for two others, one running XP and one running 7.The problem is, Ubuntu recently stopped booting on my Windows 7 computer. The option shows at start-up, but when I select it, the computer restarts back to the boot menu. I had recently installed an update from Update Manager that required a Restart, so when I restarted it to finish installing I left it to have dinner and it restarted into windows.About a day later, I wanted to boot ubuntu again, but my computer simply restarted, and has been doing this since (it's been about 3 days). I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but the last thing I installed before the update was a 1st person shooter game, I can't remember the name, but the icon was a "ka" symbol in katakana.
I am having an issue with phpMyAdmin on my Xubuntu machine. I installed a few updates today and now my phpMyAdmin web interface site is not loading on the server. This is a local server running in my office. It appears that the page tries to load, but no output is delivered to the screen.
Taking a closer look at my updates, it looks like the following changes were made (along with some upgrades to Firefox):
When I use the 'Force Version....' command, I am given only two options the '4.8' version that I have now (the broken one) and a flat '4' version with no .7. Also, the force version didn't seem to do anything. I tried to Force a version and then mark a package for reinstall. When I did this Synaptic informed me that it was simply going to reinstall the 4.8 version.
What I would like to do is to revert to the 5.3.2-1ubuntu4.7 version of all of these files and then lock the version using Synaptic, to prevent this issue from recurring.
I am not afraid of heading to the command line either.
After a recent update a week back or so, the nautilus is crashing very often.I have noticed it mostly happens while closing a nautilus window or maybe sometimes while trying rename a folder, etc.The kernel log says:Feb 11 12:25:58 PC kernel: [113047.344460] nautilus: segfault at 506 ip 00cba0d0 sp bfb895e0 4 in libgobject-.0.so.0.2600.0[c91000+40000]The nautilus is restarted after the crash. Tried searching the error msg on google but couldn't find anything
After recent upgrade which contained the newer kernel ( 2.6.35-30-generic). I've started to experience problems with sound and video in programs - deadbeef and totem. Both of them dont play any sounds and video in totem is skipping every 3-4 seconds (the same applies to flash videos in browser).
As I run deadbeef from the command line I dont get any significant information. I run ubuntu 10.10 amd 64. I tried to reinstal gstreamer my programs and codecs with no luck.
I just updated to emacs23 from emacs22 (sudo apt-get install emacs2). I find that I now have a problem with org mode structured lists not appearing. A single asteriks on a line by itself no longer appears highlighted and no longer collapses and expands using the tab key.
i upgraded my kernel to the latest version that being linux-image-2.6.31-19 and now when i start my linux box i get the grub shell. this problem happend once before but i only had to run the command: sudo update-grub2 and everything turned back normal. now even though i run the command everytime i restart my linux i get the grub shell.
Firstly my gdesklets have gone, and if I try to run gdesklets then I get a blank window in the top left corner, followed by another blank window in the centre which disappears, then the first one fades to gray.
Secondly, clicking the 'running man' to exit just closes both gnome panels.
Ubuntu 8.04 (2.6.24-25)I know 8.04 is pretty old now, and I should probably start over, but it was all fine until this latest update.
Posting from my Windows 7 system. Once again an Ubuntu kernel update has broken X. Once again I cannot get into Grub2, despite putting in the hacks to lengthen the time it listens. I don't need instructions on how to fix it from Live CD. I'm going to try Gentoo or something, anything, different. I need a Linux distro that can survive regular updates and boot to desktop reliably.
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 and ran the normal weekly updates last night. There were kernal updates listed but they have run alright before so I went ahead and let everything update.
On restart my Nvidia drivers would not load, so I restarted in low graphics mode. I uninstalled the Nvidia driver (with the intent of reinstalling them) but decided to restart before I reinstalled the driver (windows habit). upon restart I was told (in a very small box) that Ubuntu was running in low graphics mode.
I clicked ok and it proceeded to load, but it loaded it in regular mode and only the right half of the desktop is visible! It is like it is cut totally in half! And I can't get to the important side with Admin and Preferences. I tried boot options but that just gets me a very small colored box. There are no options when it boots just 3/4 of a box that says it is running in low graphics mode because "unable to load module "fglrx" module does not exist". I can not try and reinstall the Nvidia drivers because I can't see the part of the desktop that has Admin on it. I have used Ubuntu for several years now but have not used the terminal very often.
I did the latest update last might, 3-24-11, and I woke up,to find my system completly broken. There is some weird new startup and nothing starts, absolutly nothing. I'm typing from my phone now. I'll try some troubleshooting soon but I may just reinstall.
I have an EEE 1000 that successfully connected to WPA networks until yesterday. I tried re-installing the RT2860 drivers that had been previously modified and did not have success.
Additionally, I just installed 10.04 on a Gateway laptop that's a few years old. It immediately connected to the WPA network and I ran the updater. Lo and behold, after updating it no longer connects to the network.
This sux cause im new to ubuntu and it was working great on my laptop but after a recent update the wireless (wifi) connection just dies after 1 minute. The connection is still active, the icon shows full signal, nothing seems wrong at all, but there is no internet communication at all.
If I disconnect and reconnect I get proper internet comms for another minute, then it goes dead again!
This all started after a recent series of updates.
Dual boot Vista (original factory installation) ubuntu added 2nd All the latest kernals and non-beta releases as of 02/18/2011
I was almost ready to go all ubuntu, but I had to log back into vista to get internet to try and find help. ubuntu has been like this for weeks, but i havent had the time to try and find out what screwed the pooch on my wireless....