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Screen – Manages multiple sessions on one terminal

Screen is a program that allows you to have multiple logins on one terminal. It is useful in situations where you are telnetted into a machine or connected via a dumb terminal and want more than just one login.screen-profiles includes a set of profiles for the GNU screen window manager. These profiles are quite useful on server machines which are not running a graphical desktop.

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Upgrade multiple debian systems with Approx

Approx is an HTTP-based Debian archive server. It fetches packages from remote repositories on demand, and caches them for local use.Approx saves time and network bandwidth if you need to install or upgrade Debian software for a number of machines on a local network.

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Hello i am extremely new to all of this greatness.

I have been using Ubuntu for over a year and (believe it or not) have no idea how to use it. The entire time i have had it I have been dealing with no videos, no sound, no instant messenger services... basically anything you name, i can't do. :'(

I was given a computer for free by a guy and he had Linux installed on it....I was kinda glad because I had heard many good things about Ubuntu but have become incredibly frustrated with not being able to do ANYthing.

I need to know how to :install (or check to see if it is already installed) the newest version of Firefox

and how to installed Flash 10

I need STEP BY STEP instructions, because as I already said, I am a computer illiterate.

Hopefully someone will take pity on me and show me to the light...?

UNUNTU INSTALLATION PROBLEM,,.

Hi guys,,. i got a new ubuntu installation cd,. i was doing a clean install,. when i click install now, ma screen turns black and ma monitor seems black for a longer time,,. and nothing s happenin,,.

tried it with many versions but everythin seems to b lik this,, wat should i have to do?? do i have to change any bios settings??

my system config is,,.

ASUS P5KPL-CM MOTHERBOARD
INTEL CORE2DUO PROCESSOR E7300 @2.66GHZ
NVIDIA 512 GRAPHIC CARD
2 GB RAM
GENERIC PNP MONITOR

WIL UBUNTU SUPPORT MY CONFIG??
IF YES, THN Y IT ISN.T INSTALLING??

THANK YOU,.

Ubuntu 101 on how to get UNR 9.04 working like it should with a few changes

Disclaimer: I am not a Ubuntu GURU the below was a list of fixes I did to fix various problems with my MSI Wind and Ubuntu UNR 9.04. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

When I first installed UNR 9.04 I was impressed, then I started running into problems and I was un-impressed so I decided to see what I could fix as the OS is very fast and screams on my Wind...

Some of the below fixes were discovered in forums with users that had the same problems I was having.

Currently Ubuntu on my Wind runs flawlessly and moves at hyper space speeds.

Ubuntu 101 on how to get UNR 9.04 working like it should with a few changes:

After the install of the Netbook Remix Version 9.04 do the following...

1.Remove Netbook Remix launcher via Synaptic manager it is too buggy at this point, the regular desktop is just fine for my (MSI Wind) faster and less buggy.
2.Remove desktop switcher it is very buggy and will cause gpanel to fail

How to get ath5k working on Jaunty with Compat-wireless and a self-compiled kernel

I used to have some trouble while setting up my Atheros PCI card on Ubuntu Linux 9.04. It worked natively on Ubuntu 8.04, where it was detected as ath0. I upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10 whereby I noticed my wireless PCI card didn’t work natively anymore. Someone suggested me to upgrade from 8.10 to 9.04 Jaunty, and I did that immediately. After the system upgrade I noticed again that my wireless device was gone in Ubuntu 9.04. When I ran iwconfig I didn’t see wlan0 or ath0 anymore.

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Minicom - HyperTerminal replacement in Ubuntu

Minicom is a clone of the MS-DOS “Telix” communication program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals, has a dialing directory and auto zmodem download.

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Ubuntu Package Install : deb sh bin tar.gz

I recently installed ubuntu on my machine which already had vista. After installing, I had to install several other softwares on ubuntu to get my work done. And the softwares were of different formats like deb, bin ...
for which I had to google every time. On this blog, I have tried to accumulate those different methods.

.deb
=============
sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb [ to install]

.sh
============
run ./file_name.sh

.bin
=================
chmod a+x file_name.bin
sudo ./file_name.bin

.tar.gz
=======================

first uncompress and then after getting in the folder , run these commands
./configure
make
make install

make unistall [if u wanna uninstall]

Hope this should help them who are puzzled in installing different packages.

Undo changes

I load 8.10 ubuntu, was working good, got new monitor AOC, changed monitor type and can't get into my desktop anymore, I reinstalled and same thing...got to log on screen and then only mouse and a blank desktop.
Please any ideas?

how to change root passward

hi.
I have a problem .
I have ubuntu in my system.
but i forgot my password .
can i access my acount by root password.
if it is possiable then how??

Step By Step Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) LAMP Server Setup

In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux,Apache, MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.The LAMP option means you don’t have to install and integrate each
of the four separate LAMP components, a process which can take hours and requires someone who is skilled in the installation and configuration of the individual applications.

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sh: kde-config: not found

I finally updated to kde 4.2. Yes, I was a critic of kde 4, now I love it. It is fast attractive, and very usable. I had one major problem, some programs would not launch from the start menu, firefox, thunderbird, avant window manager, compiz, emerald, and etc... These applications would not start from krunner either. So, like any good linux user, I started them in the terminal. They would run but each would give the error:
sh: kde-config: not found
It took two days of searching to find a solution and here it is:
sudo cp /usr/bin/kde4-config /usr/bin/kde-config

upgradation from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04

have updated the Ubuntu version from 8.10 to 9.04, after upgradation its showing the ubuntu startpage however whenever i am clickin on any item it goes blank firstly in small portion then the whole screen, can any one help on this

New to Linux

Installed Intrepid a couple of weeks ago. Installation nice and easy, but after that things get harder.

Taking a while to get my head round the directroy structure...but getting there.
Problems getting screen resolution right. KVM switch messing that up. Shame you can't 'force' monitor setting you know work.

Some things MUST be done from Terminal. Like setting Workgroup name. Need better GUI's

Like Totem movie player, except that there are no video controls that work, or can be used whilst watching a video...that is a must.

Having trouble getting printing to work properly. (Canon IP4300). Installed the printer using Ubuntus own 'database' but colours are all wrong. Seems black is added to all colours when colour is over 50%. Why?

Learning as I go.. Love/hate at presnet!

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) to Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop and Server editions and Ubuntu Netbook Remix, continuing Ubuntu’s tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.This tutorial will explain how to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibix) to Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) released on the 23rd March 2009.

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