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Dual installation of Ubuntu and Vista

I have Ubuntu and Vista in a dual installation on my PC hard drive. This has worked well until today. When I try to boot Ubuntu it starts to boot then I get a grey screen with Dell repeated 8 times across the top(my PC is a dell Vostro 200). My curser disappears so there is no way to move on. I have switched off and then started the booting process again and selected "Repair broken Packages" when it completed this command I selected "resume normal boot" and again found myself with the grey screen as already described.I again switched off and started again and then went to recovery mode and selected Update Grub boot loader with the same result.
This is about the limit of my competence so please help as I greatly value my Ubuntu which I use more often than Vista.
Allan Greenwood

Oracle installation issue.

I am trying to install oracle and I am getting below error...

root@viswan-laptop:/home/viswan/sware# rpm -ivh oracle-xe-
error: Failed dependencies:
glibc >= 2.3.2 is needed by oracle-xe-
libaio >= 0.3.96 is needed by oracle-xe-
/bin/sh is needed by oracle-xe-

1) how to get those glibc and libaio?

Pls help.


edit permission

I am new to Ubuntu, I want to change /etc/bash.bashrc file.
I googled it and I got by giving 'gksudo nautilus' in Alt+F2 window, we can get root window and change the file permission.

my doubt is:
1) I want to change the file permission from (terminal) command line; not using gksudo... option. How to do this?

Pls guide.


install problems!

Hi all iv just installed ubuntu in to my laptop not a problem! half the HD for that slow OS made by Bill and the other half for ubuntu, so with the same cd, iv tried to install in my much older desk top only got 256mb ram so upgraded that with a 512mb stick got small HD 40gb will up grade that one day but for now it will do my CPU is 2ghz so i went for the hole lot and do away with the old OS yes xp made by Bill! any ways it was all going well till 78% i know the disk is working but im stuck i even tried a usb pen made in ubuntu but my bios dont boot from usbs! Any ideas any one?

ldap users login how at startup screen

how to create phpldapadmin, and how to give the ipadress for phpldapadmin server, after creating user how to login at the startup welcome screen

Ubuntu Server 32 bit

Hi guys,

I recently loaded Ubuntu Server 32bit as i really want to learn about servers and how to make a pc log into a server etc.

After about 8 attempts i got it installed and i boot up and it asks for a login?

normal with Linux you use root in stead of admin.
But no where when installing did it ask me for a "ROOT"password. it asked me for my password.

so i tried black password and i tried the password for MY account and i tried rootmein (read that it was the default pw).

I can login with my account. (dylan)

now once i log in all i get is a command line.

How do i get to act doing something or setting up some settings etc.

Is there maybe a web interface which i can access it by or what?

Please help.

I am new to linux.

I have set up ipcop a few times but that's mostly GUI.


Howto install VLC media player 1.0.0 in Ubuntu

VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

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Difficulty installing Miro

I have tried to install Miro and get the message go to synaptic package manager and suggests that another application needs to be uninstalled but doesn't tell me what to uninstall. I am completely in the dark about my next move.
Please help.

Graphics Problem

Hi guys,

I have a graphics problem.

The System -> Administration -> Hardware drivers gives me a list of nVidia drivers, but when I activate one of them (the 180 one) it says upon restart that something is wrong with my graphics configuration and it is reverting back to generic configuration.

This is the error I get before I get the above mentioned error.




Black screen on first boot

This is my problem, on first reboot after installation, all I get is a black screen with the text "unable to display screen mode, optimum resolution 1280x1024 60Hz".
I rebooted in recovery mode and selected 'xfix Try to fix X server'
twice but to no effect so I selected the 'drop to root shell' menu option and issued the command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg" and was told I had no Xserver installed. Can I get one? Is it likely to be installed but invisible?

prob : connexion under console with ubuntu 9.04

Hi ubuntu community, i'm glad to be among you, this is my first post here, and i would like to share some problems.

i'm running ubuntu 9.04 in a virtual machine (VMware workstation6.5 ) under Windows 2000. The company where i'm working are using a "static Ip" , so i had to configure the IP adress, gateway, layer, DNS and the proxy. when i'm loading web pages it works fine, but when i want to register Nessus, under console of course, it gaves me this msg:
Could not resolve 'plugins.nessus.org'
Could not resolve 'plugins.nessus.org'
Could not open connection to plugins.nessus.org:443
i figure that it's about https(443). but apt-get does not work as well.
so i'm stuck.
any ideas plz

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