I was having a discussion yesterday with a reviewer who appears not so familiar with SUSE. She was trying to install openSUSE on a 7-year old Toshiba laptop with the Trident Cyberblade XPi chipset. She found that after many struggles with initial installation, she was able to get a desktop, but it was small, and surrounded by "lots of black space".As a fix, she dropped in an xorg.conf file from a Vector Linux Light distro. Apparently it had some special settings based on bug-fixes Vector had contributed to "upstream code". I told her I thought this was a bad idea, but she insisted she was right and that xorg.conf files are "distro agnostic". Not unexpectedly, she experienced numerous crashes and lockups while trying to run KDE applications and abiword on this machine. Two questions -
1. Has anyone got experience with how to configure this chipset? She claims that it is no longer supported on Linux by the manufacturer, is "VESA-noncompliant", and is not supported in "upstream X code".
2. She claims she did not ask for help from the openSUSE forum because "it would take too long". I think her bigger problems were choice of unsupported hardware and choice of configuration rather than response time, but I wanted to throw this out to see if anyone had suggestions?
I'm new to Linux, so I decided to try using Wubi to get started. THe problem is, when it finished installing 10.04, I got this message: OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'C:\ubuntu\install\ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso' Is there any way around this? It might just be that overly restrictive thing called Vista (which I have the bad luck to be using). I was considering getting a USB drive for Ubuntu anyway..
I recently got interested with with OS.. So I downloaded wubi in Ubuntu website. I opted for the Ubuntu Netbook Edition as am using a lappy. However, halfway through finishing download I got an error. The log shows:
What is the difference between the Ubuntu Installer for windows and the Ubuntu CD image? If I use the ubuntu installer for windows, does it have the capability to partition my drive, will it enable to share files with windows etc or is it just a way not to have to burn a CD. Just curious, the exact details of the installation files were not made clear on the website. Note: Windows Version: XP, 32bit, SP3. I have not partitioned anything yet.
I'm currently running off of my live-cd, and after spending 4 hours of my life trying to fix this myself, i figured someone out here has to know how to help me. Basically, i wanted to try linux, then liked it enough to decide to put on one of my usb-drives (320g adata nobility NH92), and i couldn't get it to boot anything but windows w/o the live-cd, which would then boot the live-cd, lol, in other words, i couldn't get it to boot at all from the external, even though i had changed the setting in my bios to boot from usb first, and tried manually selecting boot from usb and all that fun stuff.
Sooo... eventually i decided it might be a problem with the bootloader, and while i'm not exactly sure at this point what i have done to my computer, all i can successfully boot is the live cd. When I try to boot w/o the live cd, whether i try to boot from my internal (windows) drive, or external, all i get is a device not found error.I think i could fix it if i had windows recovery cd's (i'm running xp, btw), or installation cds, but... unfortunately, they died in a terrible accident. So i have no cd's at all for windows. :/
I have been running Ubuntu 10.04 under Windows 7 (Is this call WUBI?) without any problems for a while. My other machines only run Ubuntu (9.04 & 10.04). I decided to give it a try to the latest Ubuntu 10.10. After going through the successful installation and then rebooting, I am getting the following error message once I select 'Ubuntu' in the boot up menu right after the BIOS screen: Booting ' Ubuntu 10.10, kernel 2.6.35-25-generic'
The scenario is as follows - I will be moving across the country and my desktop will stay here powered and online, while I move with a laptop. I need a way to connect to the desktop for file streaming(music and movies) as well as using the virtual machines. I have thought about SSH and VNC.I need something failsafe. That's priority one. I won't be around to fix it if it breaks. I can set the computer to come on in the BIOS at a certain time if the power went out. But if I can get in remotely the whole setup is useless.SSH only provides terminal use, correct? So if I chose that route I would be able to access the computer via command line and play music and movies with mplayer and such, correct? But I would not be able to run the virtual machines? Because there will be no GUI, right?
I have been playing with Vinagre and Vino through the host and guest of a virtual machine and I cannot get it to connect. Is there a better application? x11vnc? I have forwarded port 5900 on the router and have upnp enabled. Got a better remote desktop suggestion?I would like to run this setup headless.(no monitor) I also would like to run it without a gpu if that is possible to make it more energy efficient.Both computers are 64 bits and will be running Ubuntu 10.10 and soon 11.04.Are these crappy ideas to begin with? Should I go another route to get my files and access the virtual machines?
1. I accidentally wrecked a previous Ubuntu installation so I decided to re-install via the Ubuntu disk. Unfortunately Ubuntu doesn't let me override previous Ubuntu installations...
2. Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat is due to released in about 3 weeks. I want to install it via a clean install.
3. So can anyone tell me how to remove both Ubuntu partitions safely. I am currently running WinVista with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. I know I have to use something like this to erase GRUB2. Can anyone give me a good tutorial?
I've been trying to find what would be the lightest ubuntu or ubuntu based distribution, I have an older PC I'd like to get up and running again, and would prefer something that works pretty quickly on it (for basic web browsing and other things) the specs are:
I'm wondering if this is even possible. I've searched high and low and have yet to find and answer to this particular setup.
The setup: Router is in another building. Desktop connected by WiFi Laptop connected by WiFi Both the Desktop and the Laptop are in the same building together. About 5' apart.
SSH server is setup on Desktop FreeNX client is setup on Laptop
So they can connect just fine via WiFi for remote desktop control of the Desktop from the Laptop (so SSH and FreeNX are working).Is it possible to connect the 2 pc's directly to each other by Ethernet cable AND transfer files between them by Ethernet while still being connected to the Internet by WiFi on them both?Or would the WiFi have to be disabled while using the Ethernet connection?Neither has a Gigabit Ethernet NIC so I know it would at least require a crossover cable or another router to connect the 2 by Ethernet cable.The idea behind all this is to be able to transfer files between computers quickly by Ethernet while the computers are still busy doing other things on the Internet by WiFi.
After a reinstall of 10.10, I am able to turn on file sharing and so I set up a shared folder.
Windows Vista can see this folder but in my network place, there is only one icon, and it's a "Windows Network" icon. Upon clicking on that, I can see the local network, "Rompus Room".
When I click on Rompus Room, nothing happens for a while, then I get a message saying, "Opening "ROMPUS ROOM". Then I get the final message, "Unable to mount location", followed by, "Failed to retieve share list from server"
Recently I decided I wanted to try installing Ubuntu 8.10 inside of my Vista Home Premium x64 system.Ubuntu installs correctly, but when I try booting into Ubuntu from the boot screen, I get the black screen that tells me it's loading several components of the system, and then it suddenly stops at "Starting bluetooth..." or something of that general nature.
After a discussion we had at my LUG tonight, I wanted to find out where Ubuntu stored that choice so as to make it my default choice.I looked in /etc/gdm, /etc/X11, and in various hidden files and directories in my home directory but could not find a likely suspect for further interrogation.
I`m new to Ubuntu and Linux as all. First of all i have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. I have a very strange problem, after the initial installation of Ubuntu 10.10 there were no problems plugging in my headphones or 2.1 sound system and listening to music. After a couple of days when trying to plug in my 2.1 sound system I noticed that there is no sound coming out of them, but the laptop speakers were working fine. Tested the sound system with another laptop and they worked well. I have checked all the settings and everything seems fine. I`m puzzled. I have the system dual boot with Win 7 if that makes any difference.
I'm about to install Ubuntu on two 250-gigabyte hard drives in a RAID 1 array, but I'm confused about how to partition my hard drives. How much space should I give to each partition? How many partitions should I create and where should I mount them? (I should mention that Ubuntu will be the only OS on this array.)
I was running 9.10 in LiveCD mode and was unable to get online. Went to System>Administration>Hardware Drives and found "Broadcom STA wireless driver". Cool. So I went ahead and installed 9.10 (dual boot with Vista), repeated above steps but found no "Broadcom STA wireless driver" option, in fact no proprietary drivers. So I still cannot connect to the Internet, and I don't know where to go from here. (Note: I installed 9.10 side by side with Vista: good? bad?)
I had my mother purchase an album on the Ubuntu One Music Store in 10.10 for me, since it was kind of a gift from last Christmas. It downloaded fine (albeit with a browse to my Ubuntu One storage account from FF), and it synced fine, but when I go to play any of the songs on my iPod Nano 3G, the progress bar that shows how finished the song is while playing is stuck at 0:00. Anybody know what the problem is?
Would it be possible for a video chat service to work between computers running Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 on the same LAN, but necessarily with an internet connection? Computer #1 wants to video chat with Computer #2 in the next room, part of the same network, but this network has no access to outside internet...
I'm wondering how I can enable LDAP support for my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server running Apache 2 and PHP 5.3.2? What I'm trying to do is allow users on my existing company's LDAP system to login to my Elgg site automatically (and possibly have their details filled automatically).
I am trying to install Fedora alongside Ubuntu but have run into a bit of a snag. I have the ISO burned to a disc, but it will not load on startup and doesn't have a prompt when the cd loads normally. I have files on the cd, but Ubuntu cannot read them.
A few days ago I ordered a UMTS USB-stick from Fonic and I received a Huawei model E1550. Win and Mac install files are on the stick, but nothing for Linux. I found for the USB Modeswitch "drivers" at www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitsch/ (nothing about the program source on the producers web page - strange), but the install gave me a lot of errors, and after a while, I decide to find another "approach". I think you might find this useful. This is my approach for Ubuntu 10.4 LTS. Open your terminal and type:
Save and close. To setup you mobile broadband connection go to System / Preferences / Network Connections, (or type in terminal ~$ nm-connection-editor) select the Mobile Broadband Tab, Add new and follow the assistent. The only changes I made, are the country of the provider, and the provider. (In my case Germany, Fonic) If you have to type in the settings yourself for Fonic, visit [URL] If the device is plugged, it will connect after a few seconds.
I have Ubuntu-laptop with wireless card wlan0 and wired ethernet card eth0 and windows7-desktop with wired ethernet card.I want my desktop PC to connect to the internet via ubuntu wireless card. Meaning that, I'm connected to a wireless internet network in my ubuntu pc and I want to share this connection to the desktop.
I've had installed my new Ubuntu onto my 500 GB Seagate.Before I done any of that, my old Ubuntu I installed was installed into my laptop hard drive. It stopped working cause it couldn'tfind /ubuntu/disks/root.disk something like that.I'm right now using Ubuntu, and I was wondering if anyone knew how to mount my sdb5...
Code: Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 1 60242 483890176 83 Linux
I don't understand the difference between installing via the Ubuntu Desktop Edition Windows installer and Live CD. I have an x64 system and I'm switching over from Fedora 14, so I'm specifically looking for whatever will make it easiest for me to neatly clear out the Fedora partition during installation.
Alright guys, I'm out of ideas... I have a system here with three harddiscs, the first is a 500GB disc which is supposed to contain Windows 7, the second is a 250GB disc for Ubuntu 10.04 and the third is a 1TB drive which contains all my music, movies and stuff like that.
Now I installed Windows 7 first, then Ubuntu 10.04 onto the other disc.The thing is that the Ubuntu-Installer gave me the option of installing them side by side by shrinking the Windows Disc, which I don't want it to because I hate to clutter up ONE drive with more than one OS, So,after installing and rebooting into Ubuntu, I went to see if I could still start Windows 7, which I now can't.
Is there a way to have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 playing nicely together WITHOUT swapping the SATA ports or something like that?don't ask why i'm giving Ubuntu the smaller drive... I'm still a gamer, and my games need a lot of space.I just want to make a switch to Ubuntu for the times where I'm not playing any kind of Games.
By the way: Both Operating Systems where installed in 64-bit flavour.
I installed Ubuntu 9.10 and tomcat 6 java servlet container. I am trying to run the tomcat server on port 80, so I edited tomcat's configuration file (server.xml) and changed the default port from "8080" to "80". I launched tomcat server, went to my browser and entered:[url], but it says can not find server/location. Then I edit the server.xml and revert back to port "8080" and then enter: [url] and everything works fine. So my guess is some other service is taking up port 80, but I would think not, since I just installed Ubuntu and made sure apache isn't installed or running.
So I went to "System" --> "Administration", then choose "Network Tools". I then executed Netstat and did not see anything taking up port 80, but I do see port 8080 taken (assuming it is the tomcat server). Then I also did a Port Scan and entered my IP number. Again, I don't see port 80 taken, but do see 8080 being used.
I had a winxp laptop computer behind home wireless and was running tomcat 6 server fine with it, but it over-heated and died recently. So I got a used laptop and just installed Ubuntu 9.10. I have not changed my wireless router settings. It is the same as before. So I have ruled out my home's hardware/network equipment.
So here now I sit, wondering what is up?
For security reasons, is port 80 initially blocked by Ubuntu for some reason? Is there something I have to do beforehand to free up port 80?
I am trying to install Ubuntu server edition on an old HP XT963 that recently came into my possession. I mainly just wanted to use it as a home file server and print server. I have been running ubuntu desktop on my laptop for a little under a year, but this is my first go at the server edition.
While ubuntu was installing it said "network autoconfiguration failed," I hit continue, thinking I could figure out how to configure it later. After lots of googling I still haven't figured out what exactly is wrong.
Code: auto lo iface lo inet loopack after googling around I made it look like:
I would like to provide more information such as ifconfig and any other commands but I'm not exactly sure how I would do that without being able to copy/paste. I guess I would have the command dump the output to a file, but I'm not familiar with the -options this being my first time CLI-only.
This fixed a black screen issue and a brightness adjustment issue after installation of ubuntu. Also on 11.04 I couldn't get Unity to work until I edited grub I didn't come up with the fix but it took me forever to find a solution so I figured I would post it. If I have did something wrong just get a mod to delete or move this. I don't use forums often.
Code: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Edit two lines to read as follows:
yesterday I ordered some software on the Net.Early this morning, I got a call from my bank someone else tried to charge to my debit card.I called the company I ordered from to alert them and they assured me it had to be my computer security because theirs was checked, upgraded regularly and above reproach.Fortunately, the bank caught it in time and my account wasn't debited. After I assured them I didn't order anything from Bed, Bath and Beyond, the bank shut down my card and I had to apply for another.
I was shocked. You hear about it but never imagine it will happen to you. I began to wonder and worry if it was because I was using Linux and it wasn't as secure as Microsoft.I'm isolated in a very small town in West Texas so I order some things on the Net.I loaded the full version of Ubuntu "Lucid Lynx" 10.04 from a 4 disk set and downloaded all the upgrades; almost five hundred and set everything up the way I wanted. My question is: Are there programs running among the Ubuntu build to assure a secure transaction on the net or do I have to load others and a fire wall like Windows? That's one of the reasons I left Microsoft behind was the "Auntie-viral" programs took over and almost became a competing system.