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ubuntu software centre problem (9.10)

I'm using ubuntu 9.10, first few days ubuntu software centre worked smoothly, but days later it doesn't work properly. I mean if I click the install button it doesn't install the application, it doesn't shows any error. it freezed. what should i do?

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Can anyone simply explain how to fix this problem? Step-by-step. Don't assume anything. I've read hundreds of threads and launchpad entries and could not find one that clearly and simply conveyed how to fix the problem. Maybe there is no solution, except using Windows to just burn cd's.

Gateway Solo 9300

Whenever I try to run Ubuntu 9.04 Live ISO Install disk on my gateway solo 9300 it comes up with the following errors:

udevd-event [2686] 'path_id/devices/platform/i8024/scrio1/input/input6/mouse1' abnormal exit

udevd-event [2688] 'path_id/devices/platform/i8024/scrio1/input/input6/event6' abnormal exit

udevd-event [2142] '/sbin/modprobe -b pci:v0000125Db00001978sv0000107Bsd00009300bc04sc0100' abnormal exit

It doesn't like my drivers. It has no operating system. It has the gateway restoration cd 3.5 data on it. any help?

How to install vmware server 2.0.x in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

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Ordering Problem

I tried to shipp my copy of linux just now. but it says

Unexpected form data
Launchpad doesn't understand the form data submitted in this request.

What is this problem all about. Please somebody... HElp!!!

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Hello Guys!

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ls or dir?

These 2 command return the same, but when I use ls I get a certain file ("info") colored (green):

root@wsLinux:/home/admin/test# ls
info info.txt test tmp
root@wsLinux:/home/admin/test# dir
info info.txt test tmp

Could u please tell me what is that and if you have a link/guide for me to learn more about the colors Linux uses in bash shell: green, blue, gray....

Thank u in advance
Kind regards,

Which version do I have?

Hello, I am installing now the server, but I don't know which version I have. Is there any command to use to get the information about the version (and also if possible the system's name (desktop, server..) I am using?

Thank you.

su: Authentication failure?

xxbeh@wsLinux:~$ whoami
xxbeh@wsLinux:~$ su
su: Authentication failure

I am sure I remember the password I choosed at the start during the installation, on this way:

I told the system I am going to use xxbeh as login, and now while I try to change the user from xxbeh to root I get su: Authentication failure

(sudo apt-get install amsn) works!!

Hello, I have installed today ubuntu and this is the first time I use Linux at all.
I don't like doing anything I don't understand, so I have this question, and sorry for that:
When I was searching for linux based msn, I found this amsn, and then searched for how to install. I found some files but I couldn't install because I don't know which packages/install packages were needed to do that. At the end I realized that is possible to install amsn using this command:
sudo apt-get install amsn
Now the question is: how in God's name does this happen?
But I don't give any specifif http/ftp .. path !??

Thanks for understanding why I am asking, and thanks to all of them who contributed in any way to this great ubuntu.

Kind regards,

heron will not connect to wifi

In network manager there is not even a listing for wireless.

I tried to followthe directions on a couple of pages and still no go.

Here is what I know and what I have so far.

There is no black list.

Terminal command ran /sbin/ifconfig

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:36:fe:c6:26

inet addr: Bcast: Mask:

inet6 addr: fe80::216:36ff:fefe:c626/64 Scope:Link


RX packets:12159 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:8414 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:8992743 (8.5 MB) TX bytes:1428048 (1.3 MB)


lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr: Mask:

inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host


I'm a newbie - please help!!

i have a partitioned laptop; xp, win7,files+folders etc and a 'spare'. id heard about linux and ubuntu but knew nothing about them. when ubuntu 9.10 came out i downloaded it and burnt it to an iso, no problem. i started to install it on my spare partition. everything was going fine when i was presented with a list of options with \ext3 \ext4 and other things that made no sense to me. i had to spend ages re-surfing to find out what it was all about. finally i installed it on ext4 (i dont know if thats what i was supposed to do) and got it up and running. what was impressive was how really fast web pages came up on firefox. it seemed worth all the pain! but then as i was adding more software i just got fed up of constantly being asked for my password, even worse than uac in win7! i got fed up so i rebooted and expected to get back into windows. imagine my horror at finding xp and win7 gone! there was no boot loader menu, no windows option at all.

problem with synaptic package manager

I have installed ubuntu 9.10 into my laptop 2 days ago
while installing adobe-flashplugin(using sudo apt-get install) it got struck up
then i stopped the terminal( using ctrl+z).
later i downloaded adobe flashplugin from adobe website.
while installing it again got struck in the process.
I then deleted the plugin from my laptop completely.

From an error report was being displayed on the panel as follows
"An error occurred ,please the package manager from right click menu or apt-get in the terminal in the terminal to find out what is wrong.The error message was'Unknown error:'(E:The package adobe-flash plugin needs to be reinstalled,but I can't find it.)'This usually means that your installed packages have unmet dependencies."

later i tried to install vlc from the terminal .it is giving that"
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)