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Hello everybody. First time here and a complete Linux newbie since a couple of months ago, but I'm learning fast.

Ubuntu 64 bit, i7 processor, 6GB RAM, 2 hard drives, Linux only, not dual boot.

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. I'm quite impressed with Linux so far, and won't be going back to $eattle $pyware, but there's this one problem that's driving me nuts and I have yet to find an answer.

Due to failing sight, I use a screen resolution of 800x600, but in my experience MOST windows in Linux are larger than this, in one or both directions, can't be made smaller and often lack scroll bars, as with the Evolution preferences screen for example.

I had hoped this problem would be solved by the upgrade to 11.04, but if anything it's even worse.

11.04 misbehaving after fsck and dpkg all the time

I have two Ubuntu 11.04 installs each on it's own physical hard drive. One of them fails to automatically load xserver upon clicking the resume lettering following doing an fsck and dpkg during boot. Explanation of what I'm doing:
I hold down shift during boot after post to get to a menu that lets me run these items before I boot to repsir snd update/upgrade.
as a consequence after the testing and repair/ restore is done and I click resume I get this message" {instead of a desktop which the other installation affords me following the same procedures.} ["X:user not authorized to run xserver,aborting."]
Then I have to ctrl alt del/reboot to get a desktop gui.
The other disk installation while able to give me a desktop after clicking resume will not automatically shut down the cpu when system is told to shut down. The first mentioned install will auto shut down the cpu tho.
ACPI comes to mind but this situation has got me baffled. Thanx if the there is any help to be had.

can't get 11.04 to start

hey guys,
I am a total noob at using linux so please forgive my ignorance. I made a live cd of ubuntu 11.04 using bit torrent and infra recorder. After booting to the cd, a screen that says "Ubuntu" in large orange letters appears with options such as install ubuntu, try ubuntu, test memory, etc.... When i click on the option to either try ubuntu or install ubuntu, i can hear the cd drive spin for a moment, then it stops and nothing happens. I would just like to know if there is a step I am missing, and i appreciate any help or advice you guys can give me. thanks!

I have a dell d610 laptop with i believe 500 mb of ram. currently i am running windows xp 32 bit with ntfs.

could you help me out in using linux basics as well as ubuntu

Hi all,
i do not have any idea on linux or ubuntu.let me know how to start learning linux

thanks in advance

New to linux, after installing with Wubi I have screen flashes

Hello everyone in the Ubuntu community, I always wanted to have a linux OS in one of my computers. Finally I saw the opportunity to install it along with windows 7 using the Wubi. I succesfully installed Ubuntu, and get the logon screen, when I log in I just see the back screen and the cursor nothing else and the screen flashes.

I am using a laptop with a AMD Turion II ultra 2.5Ghz, 4 gig of ram, Ati mobility Radeon HD 4250, Windows 7 home premuim.

I downloaded the ubuntu-11.04-desktop-amd64.iso and used it with the wubi tool to install the ubuntu.

Is being able to spell English words and use it grammatically correct a requiremnent to learning Linux?

I can spell and usually use proper grammer if I'm not rushed but I'm having trouble learning Linux. I see a number of people who seem to be in the know of Linux but their spelling and grammar offends me to the point that I feel I have to write this.
Whatup with this using "then" for "than" and visa versa in a sentence? Sheesh

Nautilus extension

Hi,

Im planning to make a small nautilus extension which extends the search functionality of the file manager.
First of all I have a doubt whether is it possible to make such an extension which modifies the search
results.Can anyone help me out

Thanks in Advance.

Install of 11.04 won't work

CD install of 11.04 - read error on burnt CDs when installing

Top panel accidentally deleted

I mistakenly in my haste removed the top right panel in Ubuntu 11.04 and want to get it back. This is the part which has Ethernet icon, time/date, and shut down button etc... Ethernet came back on it's own.
Would prefer to have instructions do it from a menu.
I've got memory problems which makes using command line more difficult; but can do command line if it is copy and paste like functional.

Running Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) unity 3D on virtualbox 4.x

Unity provides a complete, simple, touch-ready environment that integrations your applications and your workflow.Unity is designed for netbooks and related touch-based devices. It includes a new panel and application launcher that makes it fast and easy to access preferred applications, such as the browser, while removing screen elements that are rarely used in mobile and netbook computing.This tutorial will explain how to run unity under virtualbox.

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Can never get 'installation completed"

Hi Guys,

I am totally new to Linux, but after a recent hard drive failure, decided to give it a go.
All my experience has been windows based, and I am beginning to feel like I will never get this thing installed! aargh!

I get to the part where it says "Detecting File Systems"... and it just hangs.

I have left it for hours and I never seem to get the installation completed message.

What am I doing wrong ?

I downloaded the ISO image and created a bootable disk (atleast I hope I did).

However when it boots, it takes me to a screen that gives methe option to boot between Unetbootin or Windows 2000.

I select Unetbootin and then star the Install Ubuntu option.

I enter the dteails and itjust stays stuck... the orange bar never gets to the end. Most diasppointing!

Can someone give me some clues on what I'm missing ?
Thanks

can't boot to CD for test drive ubuntu 10.10

Try ing to boot to CD but get fatal error and boot hangs on ubuntu splash screen.

My gaoal is to install ubuntu to a seperate disk drive on system I built about 2 1/2 years ago.

The system currently consists of:

windows xp media

2 GB RAM

2 SATA drives configured in STRIPE Mode.

1 sli graphics card

MSI DIAMOND mother board

AMD duo core chip (4400)

The 3rd hard drive is 500 GB ( not yet installed) It is to be independent of windows ).

I dowloaded the 64 bit version of ubuntu 10.10, but boot to the CD fails.( FATAL ERROR)

After the test drive I was going to install the New HD and Then UBUNTU on that.

Fred

Step by Step guide installing Ubuntu 11.04 Natty on a Windows 7 (Dual booting)

I have installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 on HP dx 7200 micro towers.
System Information :-
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7201) (7201.winmain_win7ids.090601-1516)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq dx7200 Micro tower
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel (R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3584MB RAM
Display Devices
Card name: Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM)
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Hard Disk
SAMSUNG HD 321HJ of 500 GB.
First I completely formatted the hard disk
Second I made three partitions in hard disk
in first partition, I installed windows 7 (First windows should be installed in Dual booting)
For Installation Windows 7 here the step by step method
Setting up your computer and BIOS (Changes if Required)

Pianobar - Console client for the personalized web radio pandora

pianobar is a console client for the personalized web radio pandora.

- play and manage (create, add more music, delete, rename, …) your stations
- rate played songs and let pandora explain why they have been selected
- show upcoming songs/song history
- configure keybindings
- last.fm scrobbling support (external application)
- proxy support for listeners outside the USA

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Unable to find data

hey all
i've just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a separate partition on my hard drive , i had windows xp first but now only i can start Ubuntu and unable to start my XP , another thing when i start the Ubuntu i can't find my data i had on my hard disk , i just find empty folders , so i was wondering how can i locate and use my data and how can i start my Xp again ...

...thanx