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Hi everybody.... I'm still what some would consider a Linux newbie. I've been playing around with it off and on for about 4 months but in the past few weeks I've really been getting in to trying to get AiGLX/Beryl to run. I tried unsuccessfully for about two and a half weeks before I finally got it to run last night. I'm sure it would've been alot easier if I weren't using a proprietary video card (nVidia GeForce FX 5200) and if i had not been an idiot and tried to use the old nVidia driver from the Kubuntu repo, but I think the little extra work made it just that much sweeter once I get it up and running. you can see my screenshot here...

Can't install Canon printer drivers

Hi, can anyone tell me how to install the drivers for a Canon Pixma Ip4200 printer. i found one on the wikipedia Ubuntu website but it came out as a different driver. Can anyone help please?

Debian Networking Tutorial for Beginners and advanced users

This is detailed step step debian networking tutorial for Beginners and advanced users.This includes Configuring your network using GUI,Command line,using ifconfig with examples and troubleshooting your network tips.
Debian Networking

Trouble Installing Ubuntu on Intel Machines

Hi,  I have 6.06 version of Ubuntu Dapper Drake CD.I used the CD to install Ubuntu on various Intel Machines  but as soon as system reads the CD,it shows some lines on monitor and get stuck.I tried it with 5 different Intel  machines(P-111 and p1V) in our office.May be there is some configuration problem which I am missing. We are planning to migrate all machines in our office to Ubuntu.It would be great if someone could help us in resolving this problem.May be its picking up 810 while our motherboard driver is 845.ThanksKapil BhatiaDelhi,India

How do I get On the internet using ubuntu??????

I am very new at this I want to connect to the internet.I have cable internet with linksys router I currenty have windows XP on my desktop but on my laptops I want to learn to run other OS's like ubuntu. Man I played with this for about 7 hours And nothing I had cable line plugged into laptop I guess It does not just notice it.I also tried my internet card no luck I thought it was user friendly? any help would be great its driving me nuts Do I need to load something so my laptop see my internet connection. I have read many prob's with ubuntu connecting to the internet. I know some one knows how to do it please help me out

Bluetooth GPRS internet connection on ubuntu

i am a novice in linux world. and at the same time am a ubuntu lover.i have a gprs activated mobile phone that works as bluetooth modem too. nokia 6630.i wish to connect to internet on ubuntu thru my cell phone. kindly help. be specific and detailed coz i sometimes get a lil confused wuith things. thanks

dell wireless 1390 wlan need help

I am linux user (noob), ubuntu 6.10 edgy. I want to configure wireless on laptop. The problem is that linux doesn`t have drivers to support dell 1390 wireless card, so i must use ndiswrapper, and wpa supplicant to do it. Does anyone have some tutorials for configure that type of dell wireless card... I have been searching on google but it only gaves me a bunch of junk, many different types on wireless cards... Please Help! Thanx!

Synaptic cannot access repositories

I am unable to install any packages with either the basic add/remove tool or via synaptic, because neither one can communicate properly with the servers.  I think this may be because I am on a network that uses DHCP, but I don't know how to correct the problem.  I can do simple things like access the internet through firefox, so it's not a hardware problem.  Here is the full text of the error message I get:Could not download all repository indexesThe repository might be no longer available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and the correct writing of the repository address in the preferences.http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper/Release.gpg: The HTTP server sent an invalid reply header [IP: 80]http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/dapper-updates/Release.gpg: The HTTP server sent an invalid reply header [IP: 80]

Simple Package management with Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Synaptic uses the GTK graphic libraries . So, if you are using GNOME on your debian-based distro you will probably have Synaptic installed as well. Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. http://www.debianadmin.com/

Earth link dsl

I have recently decided to go to a dsl connection.Earthlink says on their website that they accept Linuxc customers;but when I had installation problems I found they do not support Linux.When I try to go online I get an error message that says my adsl line is not conected.I have changed thre phone line three times and still get the same message.When I ping my connection to contact earthlink it goes nowhere.I can see the ehternet card send it and the modem accept it but it is not transmitted???

Recover Data From a dead hard drive using ddrescue

Like dd, dd_rescue does copy data from one file or block device to another.dd_rescue is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. It tries to read and if it fails, it will go on with the next sectors where tools like dd will fail. If the copying process is interrupted by the user it is possible to continue at any position later. It can copy backwards. http://www.debianadmin.com/

Help-Lost connection to internet

Hi all newbie here that needs a little help. I am running unbuntu 6.06LTS (Dapper) on a dell i8200 laptop. Installed to HD and all went well. I have a wireless linksys PCMCIA card that was detected and installed. Internet access was fine. I did a upgrade using the upgrade program in ubuntu. After upgrading i was still able to use and access the internet via firefox and read emails. Fired the computer back up this morning and no internet access and no mail reading. I no longer can access the internet. I noticed in the network settings that i only had lo and eth0. I reinstalled ubuntu hoping to correct the issue, still nothing. Tried using static and put my settings in still nothing. switched back to DHCP still nothing.Any advice.

Internet connect

I have recently installed Ubuntu 6.10 on my laptop. I partitioned my hard drive so as to be able to boot either Linux or Windows and now have both OS' running well on my laptop. I am unable, however, to connect to the internet through Ubuntu because I haven't a clue about configuring my modem. This post, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=201127&highlight=sagem, seems to make a bit of sense to me yet is nowhere near being basic and thus I can't understand fully what I am supposed to do. I am yet to find the basic instructions for setting up an internet connection on any of the Linux forums, web sites etc.What is a 'shell'?, for instance.Do the commands mentioned in the above site have to be entered in to the 'terminal'?I have the necessary Sagem 'eagle-usb' download on the Ubuntu desktop yet have no idea about installing that or anything else on Linux. I have tried to install the drivers etc that comprise the eagle-usb download yet am getting absolutely nowhere. Is everything re downloading installing files etc always so difficult? If so, I am extremely disappointed with the 'user friendly' OS.

ubuntu 6.10

I have a intel dual core 2  with 2.3 Ghz  and 2ghz ram  and a radeon x1600pro graphic card  everything works perfect ! but (there's allways a "but" hum) when i scroll down the internet page or a document or move a window moves really slow  i 've checked all the settings and everything seems to be allright i dont know what to do  HELP! PLEASE!

Sun Java

I have in the past installed Java on Ubuntu by using "java-package" and basically following the procedure set out for Debian. However, recently i got myself a new laptop and when i've tried to go through the process i found that the packages have changed. Is there a description of installation process. I really need 1.5.Also maybe somebody knows. Now that Sun GPL'ed Java, maybe debian package will follow... q;-)