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How to replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver in ubuntu

XScreenSaver is the standard screen saver collection shipped on most Linux and Unix systems running the X11 window System.On X11 systems, XScreenSaver is two things: it is both a large collection of screen savers; and it is also the framework for blanking and locking the screen.

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How to Convert Web-page into a PDF File in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick)

To convert web-pages into PDF file in ubuntu 10.10 is very easy way.
just press Ctrl and P and you will see a new box called Print.
In that you will see Print to file in printer section.
Now just press Print to file now you can see Name box and Output Formate
first you have select (.) PDF and and now you move to Name place and give and name to that file Exp:- xxx.pdf and now go to save in folder: place just press it to change to save on desktop. And press Print box.
After pressing print box it will convert the information in PDF formate
In the second way you have to go file --> print --> it will open print box as mention in above you have to convert the information into PDF format
In the third way you have to go file --> print preview --> it will open a new box called Ubuntu homepage| Ubuntu – Mozilla Fire fox in that you just press Print box and it will open print box and do same as mention in first part it will convert web page into PDF format.

How to install Cairo Dock in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

About Cairo Dock
It uses Cairo / OpenGL to render graphics (many in correlation with Compiz) with full hardware acceleration. It's fully configurable and fully customisable and can be used as a taskbar too. You can easily add applets in the dock or as a desklet. It is recommended to install the PLUG-INS package (cairo-dock-plug-ins) to have access to more views, dialogs and many plug-ins and applets. Some screen shots are available : http://pics.glx-dock.org This package is the core of Cairo-Dock project.

Open a terminal window and add the following line and copy paste the following line.
sudo apt-get install udo

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock
That’s it Cairo dock is installed. You can start it by going to Applications > Accessories > GLX-Dock (Cairo-Dock withOpenGPL).

Dosemu to cups-pdf printer peient problem

I have try to print pdfprinter from foxpro 2.6a use of dosemu in ubuntu 10.04. but every time give massage at printer state "Idle - /user lib cups/backend/cups-pdf failed"
how to i solve it.
any idea to save print job from dosemu or foxpro to a text file.

How to Install Docky in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

What Is Docky?
Docky is an advanced shortcut bar that sits at the bottom, top, and/or sides of your screen. It provides easy access to some of the files, folders, and applications on your computer, displays which applications are currently running, holds windows in their minimised state, and more.

To install Docky from a terminal, use the commands below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docky

Docky will be added under Accessories in the Applications menu.

When you first launch Docky you will get a pretty simple dock on the bottom of your screen. You can drag and drop your application icons to rearrange them, and drag applications from the applications menu to Docky to add them. Pull an icon from Docky out and it will disappear in a puff of smoke.

upgrade to 10.10

Need help to find programmes that have no dependancies, they appear to need files added to them so that the upgrade can be completed.
Any ideas

Offline Dictionary for Ubuntu

Anyway ubuntu have dictionary by default. You can find the dictionary from
Application –> office –> Dictionary.
You can find the meaning of a English word using this. When you search for meaning of a word its communicate with online dictionary server for ex. dict.org then get the result. It requires Internet connection. If you not having the Net connection / poor connection its useless. In this situation offline dictionary will helpful to you. Here is how to do this.

Open the terminal (Application -> Accessories -> Terminal) and run the following commands:

apt-get install dictd
apt-get install dict-gcide
apt-get install dict-moby-thesaurus

Establishing a telnet connection ubuntu 10.10 server


The link I listed here is the instructions I have been using. Everything was going great until I typed in "telnet localhost 25". I get nothing except a blinking cursor.

Should I start over and redo everything? If so How do I get rid of what I already have?

Or is there something I'm missing here...

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

Dual boot question

I have a dual boot on my laptop, and when I turn my computer on, it has 4 previous versions on it with the Windows 7. How do I remove the previous versions of ubuntu? I know I need to keep the most current previous version as well as the current version but it is filling up the boot screen and I would like them removed. Any help would be most appreciated

4Pane - A multi-pane, detailed-list file manager for Linux

4Pane is a multi-pane, detailed-list file manager for Linux. It is designed to be fully-featured without bloat,and aims for speed rather than visual effects. In addition to standard file manager things, it offers multiple undo and redo of most operations (including deletions), archive management including ‘virtual browsing’ inside archives, multiple renaming/duplication of files, a terminal emulator and user-defined tools.

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Thunderbird mail

I am new to computors and stuff, had mine for allmost 3years. Have a desktop w/windows XP. Does anyone know if you can purchase a cd that " removes outlook express and installs firefox TB " or is that impossible? want to buy a lab top, but want to LEARN as much as possible before i do something stupid to a nice exspensive device (lab top)...

How to install Skype and Ekiga Softphone in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

What is Skype:-

Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality.

Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone else, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles at pretty cheap rates per minute. Group chat with up to 100 people or conference call with up to nine others. Free to download.

How to install Command Line Way

a. Get the package: for 32-bit

$ wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32

b. You will need to install some libraries.

$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2

c. Now install skype (the file you just downloaded)

you want to see you downloaded skype file goto Places --> Home folder and you will see getskpe-line-beta-ubuntu-32 right click on it goto properties and copy that.

$ sudo dpkg -i xxxxxxskype-linux-xxxx-ubuntu-32

Emma - Graphical toolkit for MySQL database developers and administrators

Emma is a graphical toolkit for MySQL database developers and administrators. It provides dialogs to create or modify MySQL databases, tables, and associated indexes. The results of an executed query are displayed in a resultset where the record data can be edited by the user, if the SQL statemant allows for it. The SQL editor and resultset view are grouped in tabs. Results can be exported to CSV files. Multiple simultaneous opened MySQL connections are possible. Emma is the successor of yamysqlfront.

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Ubuntu 10.10 wont install

i have windows 7, and i downloaded and burned Ubuntu on a CD. when i tried booting from CD at first nothing happens then i just get a purple screen that at the bottom has a picture of a space bar and a stick figure. i didn't get that i had to hit the space bar and so the screen went black and i got nothing. then when i hit the space bar once a bunch of things came up, but still, no matter what i press, i get a black screen, or a blue screen when i press check memory. i've already spent 6 CDs trying to get a distro of linux, but nothing is getting it done

Windows xp registry repair!

Computer Registry Fixing As you operate a personal computer and install every variety of programs, it’s expected that the registry, the machine’s chief inventory, turns out harmed or suffers errors - such would significantly hamper the speeds of executing tasks and also delay the readiness of specific apps or services. There exists a separate tool named a windows registry repair which is created to scrutinize your PC for such slips and to mend them to support the user relish the utmost in the personal computer. You’re could stumble upon tons of registry repair software on the internet - don’t get fooled that every one of these should get the task carried out, this happens to be where you must make up your mind to get the best registry repair program which protects your cash and must fix computer errors instead of intensifying them.