I am a newcomer in UBUNTU world and I have installed UBUNTU 10.10 before 5 days. I have a tv tuner card philips SAA713x. It is detected but doesn't know how to install drivers in Ubuntu. Plz. guide to install the drivers/codecs and tv tuner software to see tv channels.
Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks.This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and enhancements that everyone seems to do when installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu or other Linux based Distro's.
Part 1 (How to install Chrome)
Google released the latest beta of Chrome,version 10, celebrating the move to double figures with some very interesting new features. Google has kept Chrome development at breakneck pace since the first beta released in September 2008.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Need help to find programmes that have no dependancies, they appear to need files added to them so that the upgrade can be completed.
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
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 :)
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 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.
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)...
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
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