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Ubunto 10.04 to MSsql

I have installed Ubunutu 10.04 and want to connect to MS sql server database
for running my vb application. please guide me stepwise process and softwares to install. if screenshot based help is available please suggest. I am based at faridabad in Haryana, near New Delhi

Webex not working on Ubuntu

I tried much by my lave, but Webex is not working on ubuntu completly.

Login blocked now that .profile file has been edited changed for PATH...

I wanted to add a new path, so edited the .profile text that is stored (hidden file) in my home directory.
Since editing it and saving, logging out, I can't now log back in: my password is reognised but it takes me back to the log in.

I just wish to change the .profile back to how it was originally, but to do this I need access to the home directory of my administratory account.

How can I edit this?

I can still log in as guest.
I've a a bit of a play about in recovery mode, I can go into root, but I then can't find the .profile file which my edits in under /home.

I've found similar threads but none solve my problem.


Setting manually the monitor / TV which is connected to Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new system (Intel NUC) which I want to use as a new media player and connected this via HDMI to my Harman Kardon and this connects to my 42 inch Panasonic TH-42PY70.
If I look at the display settings while having the TV on, I see that this is recognized as a 47 Inch Panasonic, but the resolution of 1920 x 1080 is OK.

The problem occurs when I did not use my amplifier / TV for a while and try to connect to this system by TeamViewer.
After first having no clue and being unable to connect to this system remotely I found that the issue is that the display / monitor settings are lost / cannot be found by the TeamViewer process and thus it is not opening a display for me ( it tries to connect, but never gives me a visual x environment).


In the bad old days there was DOS where I could type commands for hours while the computer chuckled and said I know what you want to do but you can’t make me do it.
Then a miracle, Point and Click, Plug and Play. (and the sport of Windows Bashing) I can use a computer !!!!!! Years pass and I try Ubuntu. Wonders, can’t install driver. I read the boards, download programs, type lines of hieroglyphics while the computer chuckles and says I know what you want to do but you can’t make me do it. Aaaahhhh, progress

root pwd for ubuntu 14.04

Just installed ubu 14.04, but don't know the root password - I'm trying to install tor

- I don't remember supplying any password on installation other that that for my login.

Also, I installed ubu on a machine running windows 7 pro, but windows boot option doesn't work. Although everything is double-backed up, I don't want to start from the beginning.

Any ideas?

Drive permissions

I just wiped my Windoze partition (it was an old and incomplete installation of Windoze) and formatted it ext4 (using GPartEd). However, when I attempted to use the drive, I found the permissions were set to Root Only.

Using Nautilus, I managed to move the files I wanted onto the drive. Now those files are locked. (Yes, I can use Nautilus to move them back... but that means I still do not have that extra drive space available to me.)

What did I do wrong? What could I do differently? How do I use this drive partition?

Getting Permissions

Can someone tell me how to get permissions. Or is it root permissions?

Thank you.

Anonymous Browsing

Is there a anonymous browser that works with Unbunt 13.10?

Thank you.

Booting from an internal 2nd drive

I downloaded a copy of Ubuntu 13.10 on a second internal empty drive.
The HP has a Pentium4 with plenty of ram. The problem begins with the fact
the 2006 computer is running 2003 xp pro OS & is not genuine so the media player does not work properly. I am trying to make a switch over and no longer use XP.
Like I said it was downloaded to a second drive and opened many files from the way
it came but I can't get it to boot up either in windows formatted D drive or changing the jumper settings on the second drive. All I get is a message it needs a boot file. I have successfully put the same OS version on another PC, so I am not sure if the problem stems from Windows media/sound/non genuine mess or if I needs some other driver...booting mechanism. My DVD Rom reads CDs (no sound) but I am not sure if it burns them. I bought a copy of 13.10 from a local computer store.

Help! I can't get Ubuntu to boot up on my Dell Windows computer!

I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop with Windows 8 installed and have installed Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop AMD64. When I reboot it allows me to choose Ubuntu but will not load.

What can I do?


Just saying "Hello"

Hello my new Linux friends. I finally got my Ubuntu loaded onto my notebook, thanks to you. Have a lot to learn in the next few days. Been using several tutorials so far. I still have another PC running Windows 7 (my wife's PC) so I still had access to the internet while I was working on this one. Hope all have a good day...and stay out of the cold.

Pangolin - Update, Clean - Boot to CLI - GUI missing

In Tuesday Januaty 7, 2014 ... I:

Purge Unity Lens with:
* sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-video unity-lens-music

... and remove Zeitgeist with:
* sudo apt-get remove python-zeitgeist zeitgeist-core zeitgeist-datahub

after that, in order to upgrade my VGA, which is INTEL (I used Compaq CQ40-328TU lappie) ... I use the instruction from https://wiki.ubuntu.com

Intel Graphic section.
For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, you'll need to update your mesa stack using the x-updates PPA.
On the command line (as root), run

apt-add-repository ppa:glasen/intel-driver
apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-quantal
apt-get update
apt-get -y dist-upgrade
glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" # verify you have mesia 9.1.6
Then log out and back in, or reboot.

In Wednesday, January 08, 2014
I do a "System Update" and reboot
And clean the "Janitor" by using "Ubuntu Tweak"

Need some help with installing Ubuntu.

Been trying to install Ubuntu on my notebook. Have tried 4 times and each time it stops the installation when it is "retrieving files", usually around file 18 of 38. Any assistance will be much appreciated. I'm a newbie, so please no high-tech answers that will be greek to me.

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