I run Ubuntu 10.04 on a HP dv2000 laptop with 2GB RAM. I see a strange problem with my system. When running on battery and the level hits about 43% (+- 1%), the system shuts down suddenly. No warning and no information in logs either. Temperature of both cores are below 50 C. I have tried cleaning the dust withing the laptop chasis but no progress.
I have done quite some research on this and other forums but haven't found anybody else with similar problem.
I have an Archos Vision A15VS mp3 player which I am recharging through the usb connection of my laptop. Unfortunately, as far as I can see, there is no way of checking the battery state during the process as the screen of the player only shows a usb icon when the lead is connected.
This means that I don't have a visual confirmation that the battery is actually charging!
Obviously I could simply unmount the device, check the microscopic battery icon on the screen, and if not showing "full" repeat the process.
I have installed Fedora 14 LXDE in my netbook (HP 210 mini) and all works fine.I have only one isse, the battery level is not showed in the panel.What I shoud to install or configure to have the battery level on desktop ?
I've been able to kludge a kill script which finds the correct pid for the kdeserver (or gnome server) after my system comes up in run level 5 so I can drop back to run level 3 mode. Lots of experimentation showed me that using telinit 3 and telinit 5 would occasionally leave the video memory in a mess and I would have the black screen of death.
I set the security parameter setting to autologin for me since I am the only user of my machine, but I still have to kludge the default setting under sysconfig (the DEFAULT_WM) under Window Manager to pick a certain window manager, so it takes time to manually switch the desktop.
Right now I can leave the gui and drop back to cli, but painful experimenting showed me that killing the X server is a no no. Right now I kill the kde server, which sends the SIGTERM to the X windows manager, which then figures out that it has to shut down.
Questions: Is there a better way of doing this? Apparently openSUSE figures that we have multiple users logging into the gui desktop, so the gui is always kept running and a login window with the desktop manager option forces the user to login in. With autologin, this never happens, but no choice of desktop is possible on the fly.
Can some type of script be set up to painlessly enable this to happen? And what is the best way of bringing either the Gnome or KDE desktop manager down gracefully? I do get lots of error messages as the system attempts to recover and X shuts down. It appears that apparently the single user with autologin is left out in the cold.
I want to install a software called TinyOS which is an operating system designed for wireless sensor embedded networks in my account. The problem is it has instructions to install the software as an administrator since i'm not an admin of the department network i can not able to install. Is there any method to install this software as an user level rather than admin level.
I have searched every now and then (every time the batteries act up) to find a way to get the battery level from my keyboard and mouse. It seems like the most basic thing, but it also seems unsolved in all the threads I have found.
Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 [Model:1007] Keyboard: Microsoft Wireless Photo Keyboard [Model:1027] Ubuntu 9.10 Kernel 2.6.31-22-generic Gnome 2.28.1
hello everyone, im having a problem when my computer enters in the run level 4 as the default when i start slackware. The strange thing is that it not seems that is a X window problem, it looks like more like a configuration problem in some part of the kde script to initialize the log in, because if i manually start the X service it works fine, i dont know what is the source. Thank you in advance for the help.
you can find a cutout of an output generated by "iwlist s" command for a cell. Does anybody know what Quality, Signal level and Noise level mean? What is the definition of them? I searched for it and could not find good information on it. What do these Extra:*** fields for? What does it show in the example above? How were those values computed?
I am running F10 x86_64 with Nvidia Quadro FX 3400. I installed the drivers and it worked just fine. No errors generated according to Nvidia log files. However, while in run level 5 when I try to switch to run level 3 by typing "telinit 3" or "init 3" the X server goes down and I get a blank screen. Same thing happens when I try to switch to a different tty session by <ctrl>+<alt>+F2 (or any F key for that matter). I also noticed that when I shut down my system I can't see any more the screen where services are shutting down and their status ([OK] or [failed]).
Hey Guys, I'am new here and request your help on this: After installing emacs and a few dependencies on my RHEL 5, on restarting the system, the keyboard was not able to work. I restarted several times in vein.
However, when I start in single mode, it works perfectly. I have tried looking for a solution from google, but in vein.
I have a directory that has a another directory inside it. The top directory is rather redundant since it only contains the one other one. Is there a way to delete the top level directory and have the contents simply "move up a level"?
I just upgraded to the 10.04 and everything works just fine as before (except for skype but that really doesn't matters as it has already been 3 years I'm using ubuntu and I managed to get it to work only once, for miracle I believe ^^). The only real issue I have is this: when I start up my laptop, after the log-in, no sound will be heared as the "speaker" volume level in alsamixer is set to 0; if I raise it from the terminal running alsamixer (as I don't know any other alternative) everything plays just fine, but the next time I boot I do have to do it all over again... So, how can I change the default startup level of the "speaker" in alsamixer?
PS: by the way I do have the very same issue with the screen luminosity but the other way round as is always starts at maximum brightness and I can't manage to get it to start at the minimum, as it did before. At least reducing the backlight if far more quick but a couple of times I forget it and the battery lasted something like half an hour
So trying to use skype. all is going well, except when I speak or even as soon as the female voice from the testing service comes on, the input volume automatically starts dropping. this is an issue, as my voice sounds quieter and quieter as the call progresses. Any thoughts or how I may lock it at a higher input volume?
I have an old office PC that I need to shred the drive on. Problem is, I have no monitor for it. I do have the 9.10 LiveCD however. Can anyone walk me through how to do a format without actually seeing it? And to have it shutdown after?
I have a dell inspiron 3800 that I decided to fix up for my son and he prefers Windows (some of his games won't work in wine) so I put windows on it and it's working alright but I get the following error on startup: Manufacturing Mode Level 01 Press fn-x to return the system to normal operating mode and then it starts fine.
I like to be able to type an em dash, so I set my right alt key to choose "third level" characters. This has worked fine until just now, I suddenly noticed it doesn't work anymore. I don't use it all the time, so I'm not sure when it stopped working, but I'm pretty sure it was working when I first clean-installed 10.04.
The last thing I installed was compizconfig-settings-manager, but after uninstalling that, it still didn't work. right now, when I press and hold right alt, it's as if the key isn't being pressed, every other key works as if nothing is pressed, whereas if I press and hold left alt, it acts like an alt key.
I had to reinstall 10.04 today and after installation I have found the volume level to be very low. I have to move the slider to max to get a normal listening level. It was not like this previously before reinstalling.
I use this tool on windows [URL] for low level formatting hard drives. I have been looking for a tool like this for ubuntu but having now luck. I read on another thread that I can use this command - sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx. Will that work aswell? if so is there a front-end available for it?
I'm running 10.10, but this seems to be an ongoing problem. While every other OS on the planet seems to be able to high level format LS-120 super floppies in their IDE drive, Linux can't. DR DOS can. OS/2 can. Windows 98 forward can.
We aren't talking low level format here. We are talking "quick" format where a new FAT and label are written to the media along with the high level markings/surface scan.
I can load a disk, copy to it, delete from it, but cannot perform a high level format.
Ubuntu 10.4 recognized a Samson C01U usb microphone when plugged in the very first time and the mic could be selected in Sound Preferences on the Input tab.gnome-alsamixer also showed the device from the beginning with a single volume control.After many hours of work backports-modules were removed and alsa-driver-modules reinstalled.There is now, finally, at least a signal that Applications|Sound & Video|Sound Recorder can record. The recording is very faint, but its there, along with an industrial amount of noise.
alsamixer gives 2 warnings about 'no idea what to do with line-in mode and Mic-in mode'. Forum posts have alerted there can be problems if both of these are on at the same time. One or the other should be muted to avoid a conflict. Muting line-in or Mic-in has no effect on the error messages. Maybe these warnings are unrelated to the core issue and can be ignored? The machine here is a desktop with 2 soundcards and playback works without any problem. Both JACK and Ardour seem to be working fine. Just no recording capability thru the USB Mic.Can someone shed some light on the signal strength issue and what may be needed to get the mic to work.
I was trying to follow instructions from here [URL]..community/ComposeKey but couldn't get ANYTHING to work and can't type any special character. According to the instructions, if no third level / compose key is selected, then AltGr switches to third level and Shift+AltGr to forth. So I leave them unchecked to get default behaviour and they trying to type something but no characters appear.
I then started to experiment with different checkboxes, setting third level to Menu and Right Alt, combining them with checkboxes in Compose key position group - with no success. Any ideas what is wrong with this?
I've been trying to install 10.04 on a pc. The hard drive seems reluctant to let anything be written. I am wiping the drive with Acronis Drive Cleanser. After the wipe, should I have Acronis format or should I open the 10.04 iso and have the installer do the formatting?
I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 for the 1st time. Before, I used Windows 7. I've got a Samsung R418 Laptop and on my laptop the brightness level is too low.. When I plug in the charger, the brightness level is good. I used the Fn up/down key to increase and decrease the level of brightness, but didn't work. I even checked the Power Management section, but didn't work. Installed an app called Ubuntu Tweak which allowed me to increase the level of brightness when on battery, but that too didn't work out.
Also tell me what to do and where to do it from, since I'm new to Ubuntu