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Ubuntu 9.1 on an ACER Aspire one. Many thanks

I just loaded Ubuntu 9.1 lite on to an Acer Aspire One and what a pleasure, all worked well all runs fast and clean. I even got a sierra 306 broadband wireless card up and running. Thanks to everyone that make this so easy. the only issue is that only one of the SD ports is viewable but hopefully a little digging on this site will have that up and running in no time.


Cinecutie - New Video editor and composer for Linux

After lot of time spent to learn the cinelerra code, I want to move an other step on the opensource contribute. I’m started from tangolerra project made by Franco Iacomella and after an hard job with svg I made my personal mochup of Cinelerra called Cutiehd. But when I started to work on the mochup of Cinelerra 2.1cv I tryed to enable again the support of font antialias (xft), write a draft of Utf-8 support, rewrite some parts of titler code and adapt the svg plugin from the Cinelerrasv by “Simeon Völkel”. I know that these features can generate instability, so I decided to make a new package with it’s name and icon called Cinecutie, that can be consider more as “mochup” than a real “fork”. In order to make possible the installation with cinelerra I had to rename not only name but also libraries and settings dir (from ~/.bcast to ~/.ccutie).

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Ubuntu 9.10 32/64bit and Nvidia Driver on HP Pavilion with 8400M

I've just installed my laptop with a fresh Ubuntu 9.10. I've tried both 32bit and 64bit.

Just after the install, i log in, take a system update (about 120Mb), and reboot. Then i go system -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers, and install the Nvidia driver package. I've tried both the 173/185, and I've also downloaded and installed the newest 190 driver from the Nvidia site.

The problem with the 173 is that i get the log on sound, but Zero image. I get the terminal if i go ALT+CTRL+F1, no problem.

185 - I get the log on sound, and a torn image with white stripes. Nothing that i can watch and do something with, but just a fuzzy screen. I get the terminal, no problem.

190 - Same as the 185.

I've clean installed 6 times now, and it will not work. The only way to get the system ut again is to enter /etc/X11/xorg.conf and switch the driver from "nvidia" to "nv".

any ideas? I really want my 3d and my visual effects :)

I am having trouble with the language section in Ubuntu!

I'm a beginner in Ubuntu and I want to install Bulgarian language. I used to have Vista and I installed Flex Type, chose my language and clicked CTRL key and it used to change back and forth from English to Bulgarian. I don't know how to do that in Ubuntu.I know you go to System-> Preferences-> Keyboard->Layouts->choose your language. But then when i tired that i only write in Bulgarian on application. I can't write in Bulgarian on the web.I want to ahve Bulgarian and English language on my computer, but How? Please tell me what I have done wrong. THANKS :)

Bamini Unicode writer


I am in need of Bamini Unicode writer to type tamil letters

If any body know about it please inform

thank you

Reliance net connect on Ubuntu

Hai Everybody

I installed ubuntu on my system two days before

On that day itself I connected to net thro reliance after few failure attempts.

If you want to know further go to jayarajsir.blogspot.com



Hawkscope - Cross-platform pluggable menu based launcher

Hawkscope is a productivity tool that allows you to access your hard drive contents quickly via system tray / menubar icon with dynamic pop-up menu.

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GTalX - Google Voice Chat has arrived in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

Ever since I moved to Ubuntu, my only problem was that I couldn’t use GTalk in Ubuntu.Here comes the solution - GTalx. It works flawlessly on my Ubuntu 9.10 karmic running on Dell Inspiron 1525.

gtalX is a Linux client for gtalk, the voip application of Google. It supports voice and text-based chat. Before you download it, please read the ‘How to install’ paragraph below.

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Record your Desktop with Linux Tools

You can capture video of all of the amazing things happening on your desktop with one of Linux’s many screencasting applications. These programs are perfect for creating demonstrations for blogs and tutorials, and for illustrating projects with more than just still images.

Many different programs are available, and they all provide a different set of features, options, and output formats. When choosing, consider the degree of control you want to have over your video resolution and whether the video is intended to work on non-Linux operating systems. Common open source output formats, such as FLAC and Ogg Theora, work natively on Linux but require software and plugins on proprietary operating systems. User interfaces also vary greatly; some applications are nothing more than an icon in the system tray while others depend on large interfaces with many options.

How do you connect linux computers to each other on a network?

I have six computers running both Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.10. When I am running a linux machine I can see all of the computers using Windows but none of the computers running linux. All of the Windows machines are in the same workgroup (obviously). Is there a way to allow the Windows machines to see the linux ones and each other?

Can't install MS truetype fonts

Every time I try to install the ttf-mscorefonts-installer I receive this codes:

Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://superb-dca2.dl.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the%20fonts/fina... [following]
--2010-02-05 13:56:39-- http://superb-dca2.dl.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the%20fonts/fina...
Connecting to superb-dca2.dl.sourceforge.net||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the%2520fonts/final/a... [following]
--2010-02-05 13:56:39-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the%2520fonts/final/a...
Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net||:80... connected.

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HELP PLEASE - cant get Ubuntu on my computer!

Hello everyone,

So about a year back I had ubuntu and xp running as a dual boot on my Asus eeepc 1000hd. I had nothing but problems, so I deleted ubuntu. But I cant remember how I got ubuntu on here in the first place.

I dont have a optical drive, or a floppy drive, and Ive tried every method with a usb flashdrive but I cannot get ubuntu to work, I cant even get my computer to boot from the usb.

When I installed ubuntu last year I didnt have a usb flashdrive and I got it on here, but I cant find any resources on how to do that again.

How do I install ubuntu on my eee pc 1000hd without a cd drive, floppy drive, or usb?

I appreciate your help in advance, and I look forward to being done with any microsoft software.....and being free from it for the rest of my life.


I am brand spanking new to UBUNTU. I was so excited to use it today that I lost my Applications and Systems Buttons on my top panel/bar. Have any clue where they went?

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