Ubuntu Installation :: 6.06 Lts Via The Command Line Interface - Text Is Spread Out Very Wide On The Screen
Jan 19, 2011
I have installed Ubuntu 6.06 LTS via the command line interface. I installed onto Microsoft Virtual PC on the mac. The installation completed successfully. On first boot, I see the text is spread out very wide on the screen. It's like the screen has been zoomed out greatly.
I assume I have to modify the x11 configuration, but I forget how to do this.
Here is an image of the screen:
I tried installing a more recent version of Ubuntu but ran into other troubles. more on that later.
So I just partitioned my hard-drive, one side with windows the other to set free for ubuntu. It all worked fine. I put in the liveCD of ubuntu 9.10 and installed on to the partition. However, I have a problem. When it boots up it asks me to either boot into linux 2.6 or windows 7. Windows 7 works fine, but when I boot into ubuntu, the loading screen comes up and then it doesn't seem to boot into GDM. It's all command-line interface. I've tried sudo apt-get update and upgrade, but it isn't connected to my network yet so I can't do that. What can I do?
Occasionally Lucid boots to what I can only describe as a command line desktop-ie the whole screen is like a terminal, theres no GUI, have to restart by hitting the power button. Is there anyway I can stop it, or start the GUI from there?
I stupidly turned off my computer as I was updating to KDE 4.7. Now when i start it i get to the log in screen, but imputting my username and password just causes the Xserver to restart and i get back to the log in screen.I know there are many other packages I should install as part of the update and i think this will solve my problem, so i am trying to connect to wireless through the command line login, and then install the updates.
I am doing a school project in which I want to get the bandwidth of a network interface at any given second, or some other small increment of time. I need this for a Perl script I am working on. Therefore it needs to be non-interactive and just prints results.
I've been having issues setting up the wireless interface on my Ubuntu server (command-line only, no GUI) and I can't seem to get it working. It seems as though the card is recognized, the drivers are installed and the interface is up, but it fails to connect. I have no idea where I'm going wrong. I have WPA and a MAC filtering setup on my wireless router. An exception has been made for this PC's MAC address and I've manually entered the connection details into /etc/network/interfaces.
I'm have much computer experience but am new to Ubuntu. I typed in sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and it tells me it's already installed. Good. So it should work. I type sudo/etc/init.d/gdm start and the screen goes blank for 8 seconds three times in a row and then back to the command line. I have also tried gdm start without the path before and it says GDM already running. Aborting!
Ive been struggling to configure a wireless interface on Fedora 9I need to configure wlan0 command line only with NO display managerIve tried setting up /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 with the right information, doing dhcpbut no ip is retrieved. Checking the dhcp server logs on the DHCP server - no request is received.The link light on the wireless nic is not on either. iwconfig shows it has an Access point associated and an ESSID but im not getting back any IP.There seems to be very little documenta on how to set up wireless nics command line only on Fedora
I need to use some PCs located on my university from home through the internet. I am using a program called Teamviewer [URL]... The problem is that this program transmits the whole graphical interface, which is slow, but I just need to use the command line with these computers. I am aware of ssh, but my university won't give me access to theses computers over the internet.
I have huge text files with two fields, the first is a string the second is an integer. The files are sorted by the first field. What I'd like to get in the output is one line per unique string and the sum of the numbers for the identical strings. Some strings appear only once while other appear multiple times. Given the sample data below, for the string glehnia I'd like to get 10+22=32 in the result. how to do this either with gnuwin32 command line tools or in linux shell?
I'm pretty sure this is doable from the command line, but my CLI skills have degraded a lot since my pre-Y2K admin days. The goal is to search all the files in the directory for a very long string of text and replace it with another string of text. The text being searched for is my Google Adsense code (which will be stripped from my website) and it will be replaced with a placeholder so I can easily tack something else in there in the future.
Seeing how I have that long snip of code on about 100 pages, automating the process would make life easier. If I was searching for a single word, I can see ways to do this. If I paste the code I'm searching for into a text file, is there a way to: find (contents of oldstring.txt) and replace with (contents of newstring.txt)?
I have a very strange problem since I turned to kubuntu 10.4. Often, after some heavy working, my laptop works very slowly and suddenly when loading something, it locks and white lines turns all over the screen, just like curtains. Linux jumps out of KDE and logs in automatically. That's very anoying since all my work is lost and it turns back to the previously saved session.
Also, often when I boot, the load screen is also mmissed up with those white lines. The only thing I can do then is to reboot.
I tried to re-install kubuntu (in first instance, i upgraded in kpackage, then i re-installed with formatting the root en swap partitions).
I don't know how to solve it. Only thing that seems reasonable now is to downgrade, since i didn't have this problem on 9.10 (fyi: I have a dell inspiron 1501 with ATI Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory video card, formerly i had problems to have good graphic drivers for it on previeous versions of kubuntu (some 3d games didn't work), maybe this has someting to do with it?)
I don't understand why this is so difficult.In the old days, there was lpforms which allowed some formatting. CUPS did not see fit to implement this into it's lp package.cgi-...-cgi?lpforms+1In the old days, lpr allowed you to select a font in the command line with -1=fontname. CUPS did not see fit to implement this into it's lpr package.htmIn the old days, printers had fonts installed on them that you could access. Modern printers don't seem to have this. So now I still need to be able to select a font when I print certain text files from the command line but it seems this is impossible. I've been working with instances and lpoptions, which allows me to do a lot of other things I need like orientation and margins and even set the font size, but I still cannot choose a font other than the default.
I am making a text search engine. I need to first convert binary documents to text. I want to go with cross-platform (we develop both on windows and linux) command line (so that I can get the output via python subprocess). What are the choices for this?
im currently using a RHEL5 RIS server in my Lab to deploy rhel5 for all my systems. everything has been configured and installation works fine, but i am not able to run the installation in text interface mode. when i type "linux text", i get an error saying invalid kernel parameter. i'll paste my /etc/dhcpd.conf file here. please have a look and let me know what changes i should be making in order for my text interface installation to be working.
I have an installation of Maverick using command line only. It switches the monitor to standby after only about 5 minutes. Previous Ubuntu server and command line only versions do this too. Does anybody know where the setting is to change or disable this behavior? Perhaps something to do with ACPI?
I would like to write a text user interface (TUI) to adjust some text config files etc. Is there a tool or application for creating TUIs like this. I�m talking about those types of config tools which you see executed at first boot.