Ubuntu :: Karmic Koala And Accelerometer, Hdd Protection?
Mar 10, 2010
I'm using FSC Lifebook S series, to be more specific S7210. I know from specs and from Win that it contains onboard accelerometer, in Win Vista it works perfectly, with FSC supplied "Motion sensor utility" it protects hard disk from damage during sudden shakes of notebook.
The question is - i couldn't anyhow find any note in Ubuntu that it is recognized and is used as it should be. So I'm wondering is it done automatically or it is not used at all? If it is working is there any way to check some status of it, or if it isn't how to get it to protect hdd?
I have read numerous posts about this subject, but being a novis in the Linux field, I cannot say that without explicit step by step instructions I am able to repair or tinker with anything under Ubuntu. In short, my sound has ceased to function. It did work for a period of time and suddenly no more. I have a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 9.1.
using 9.10 Karmic Koala I have a folder of JPGs. Rightclick on one, choose Open With F=Spot. A small window opens. Then a larger one, identifying the F-Spot program. Then everything goes away. Or I go to Applications/Graphics/F-SpotPhotoManager the same thing happens: small window, big window, gone.
On Dell Inspiron 9200, with or without accelerator for NVIDEA graphics. P.S. I would like to give 9.10 a chance. have gedit and browser open (browser with the forum message being edited), then do the following:
1.This example demonstrates one problem (unresponsive single click) Use the System-->Preferences-->Mouse
Click repeatedly on the light bulb at 1 second interval ---> result: often the light does not turn on. Result: it appears that the click event does not complete. I have noticed that a mouse-out will cause the click to complete (specifically as in 2. and 3 after a brief moment (hopefully before the drag and drop icon appears).
2. Click on any icon, submit button, close, etc. takes many tries.
3. Click on any icon, panel button, link, etc. if you linger a moment a floating icon (a drag and drop hand).
4. Scrollbar button and action follow the mouse outside of the scrollbar. The scrollbar sticks - difficult to make scrollbar stop following the mouse.
5. Example, have two visible windows (for example gedit and the browser) From gedit move to browser by click on browser. ---> result takes forever to recognise the focus and click and go to the broser.
6. Unresponsive UI. In browser highlight text in textarea (with difficulty) then chose Copy (slow UI), from this window click on desktop's Applications (takes many clicks to open), from Accessories click on gedit (slow or takes more than one try), paste (speed of paste OK).
I recently installed Karmic Koala server edition, and then did the 'apt-get ..install' for the desktop gnome, but now I'm not sure what to do to get my gui to show. I am stuck at the termanal type command line, it's asking for a sudo comman. I know a few 'sudo' commands, but I really need the gui.
i've had alot of problems with karmic koala but i think i should blame it on my computer damn things ancient anyways i want to install puppy linux because karmic requires all of my ram to operate but the only problem is that i can't get my CD-RW drive to burn i've ran an image burn through k3b brasero and gnomebaker and everytime i try to burn the image my computer freezes up i'm ready to pull my hair out i want to get puppy linux on this thing so it'll run faster is it because i'm trying to do too much with not enough RAM if so is there a few extra programs i can suspend untill i have burned the OS or
am i missing some kind of file or program or what i mean i can't even get the disc back out even if it unfreezes i still have to restart the system just to get the disc out i know it can't be my disc drive it's not new but it's never been used till now and it didn't come with a driver disc so it can't be that either all i want to do is get puppy linux installed and move on with my life until i buy a new computer then i'll just install the lastest ubuntu version at the time
i have no problem ( not yet any more ). but i have a question to the development: who had the mangificent idea to change the philosopy of more than 30 year old runlevels ( 0, 1,2,3,4,5,6 ). now when the system is full up who -r and runlevel gives you can anybody imagine how many scripts which are using commands like "who -r", "runlevel" or parse utmp are give up working. i think a couple of thousends. portability is written in unix with capital letters . please send me a message if you plan to change the runlevel to "S" that i can modify my scripts.
I have a Dell Latitude D620 which came with Windows XP. I have just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on the laptop so it can dual boot but I can't connect to the internet.I have a dynamic IP allocated by my broadband service provider which I access by a wired Netgear DM111P router (not cable). It still works fine when booting up windows.I've read through lots of posts by others trying to find a solution as the 9.10 install has just been done and I've not changed anything.
My tentative assessment is the laptop, when running Ubuntu, is not communicating with the router as there seems to be no IP address allocated by the router.
it has been a year since I've started using Ubuntu linux, and for being calm that everything is working properly, I would like to do a full system check. The only option I've found is on System=> Administration=> System Testing, but this wasn't what I was searching for (mainly because I don't know what is written there- I don't know enough for running this option). Is there something else I can do? maybe something through Terminal?I want to run such a check also because the system sometimes work slowly, and maybe something went wrong...
I've a problem with Karmic Koala and my macbook1.1 when i plugin hearphones I can't hear sound in it and in the speaker. many thread suggest to use alsamixer but I've only this settings I've NO alsa.conf setting in /etc/modprobe.d/
I was also having a problem with the Shutdown / Reboot sequence taking ages due to using WiFi, WPA2 and mounting SMB shares. I wasted about 4 hours digging around before I finally realised that the solution involved Upstart. 1. Open a terminal and enter:
Code: sudo gedit /etc/init/network-manager.conf 2. Just below the description line add the following:
Code: pre-stop script /etc/init.d/umountnfs.sh end script
3. Save the script and attempt a restart. I don't know if this will work for everyone, or even what version of Upstart you need for it to work, but it cuts my shutdown time from about 2 mins to about 30 seconds.
Note: This has been working for me about 90% of the time. Occasionally though I see that the script ends prematurely due to the TERM signal and I end up with the 2 minute wait again. I've added the following to the /etc/init/network-manager.conf file:
I want to using ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala. In that i want to see the file /etc/X11/xorg.cong file. But i didnt find that file in my distro. So please can anyone tell me how to see that settings and if i want to edit that how to do that?without seeing the format and alues in that file i cant add that file.
how to install the flashplayer, so i can watch videos videos and play flash games... i am a complete beginner, one guy told me to write this code in the terminal: "sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree" that's what i did, but then i got this as a response:
[sudo] password for "myname": (i entered it here)
e: could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: resource temporarily unavailable) e: unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
I have the System of 9.04, but have a Live CD of Ubuntu 9.10 too. But, I do not want to download all the massive Upgrades. Still, Ubuntu 9.10 is the best! So, can I upgrade 9.04 to 9.10 using the Live CD? (Offline).
After finally figuring out how to bring up a terminal window in Karmic Koala (obviously a new user) to attempt configure a nVidia issue, it asked for a root password.. I have no idea what the root password is. Is it a generic password or some Linux command?
I am having problem in grub2 fails to boot the system. I get the error:
Booting from local disk... GRUB loading. error: no such disk System setup:
It's a Dell XPS400 PC with 160 GB HDD. I have a non-LVM, primary partition for the boot file system (/boot) of 200 MB. I also have seven logical volumes (LVM partitions): six for each of the /(root), swap, /home, /usr, /var and /tmp, and one vbox_win_xp_base as a raw disk for running Win XP in the Virtualbox. I went on to configure all these without rebooting the system in between. Later I also updated to the kernel version 2.6.31._20. Next day I decided to reboot my system. But then the bootloader (GRUB2 in my case) won't able to boot it and gives the error mentioned above.
how does one remove limewire and BBC iplayer from karmic koala got these two on my system and i see no way of removing them which i want to do the software centre has no option i can see for third party programs
I am trying to remove the splash screen on Karmic Koala. I have tried removing quiet splash from the kernel entry and then running update-grub from /boot/grub/grub.cfg. It didn't work and it looks like Grub is putting quiet splash back in. How do I remove the splash screen?
I've installed Karmimc Koala server edition, and I wanted the gui so I followed advice on a forum and did an apt get install gnome desktop etc. but don't know what to do next, all I see is a command line, no gui. I would even settle for just having web min so I could control my server from that, as I have read that servers are more vulnerable with a gui.....and my last ubuntu server got hacked, so I had to wipe out the hard drive and start all over.
I just upgraded from Jaunty to Karmic, but once I loaded Karmic and rebooted, my computer will not complete the boot up sequence and go into any desktop. It starts the initial boot sequence with the mouse appearing and then goes to the screen that looks like it has an atom cloud. After that, the screen goes black and the mouse-arrow turns into that white rotating wheel, but it stays that way. It never actually goes into any type of operation! I tried to go from the command line and find Lucid to overlay it on Karmic and hopefully solve the problem. It just looks like to me that several of the packages I downloaded through my upgrade manager were corrupted. My computer doesn't even seem to be acknowledging my password because it gives me an error 32:must be authenticated.