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getting priniter to print

I am pulling my hair out because I had a windows box printing on a Ububtu computer but the hard drive on the ubuntu crashed and now I can't get it to print again. I've been talking with the local LUG for a month and they can't seem to help any.

I've played with smb.conf (a) but the LUG says that it appears to be proper.
If you look at it you will see that it is the sample smb.conf with a few minor additions. I added the 'opening ports' section under 'global' and I added the 'interfaces' under the 'networking' section. I'm not to sure if that one is right. It says 'interfaces = eth0'. Is the '24' right?

Could you help this poor old soul?

# Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options most of which
# are not shown in this example

Gnome 3

Can I use Gnome 3 as a desktop inviorment for ubuntu server?

Ubuntu desktop 11.10 verses Ubuntu server

I am very new at using Ubuntu. I am trying to make a home server out of a extra pc I have. I installed the server software and then tried to install Gnome desktop. I believe it did but when I rebooted ubuntu desktop came up. How do I work thr server through the desktop. All I want to do with the server is to store pix, music, docs etc. and be able to access them from anywhere. Is this possible? and am I on the right track? I appreciate the imput.

Thanks, redrobin1952

Help! Trying to install Ubuntu over or Alongside Windows 7, can't get it to boot! I've read things, I've tried things, help?

Okay here it is;

Laptop Samsung Qx411

Booted to Bios changed the boot order several times, USB & CD 1st, always boots to windows 7

Used the linked pen drive utility on the Ubuntu page, unpacked the ISO via pen drive util, looked fine, all bios USB boot options were over the LAST option HDD, still boots to WIN 7

Burned 3 CDs, Ubuntu 11X (latest version two discs NO BOOT) and Ubuntu 10x (once no boot) Used POWER ISO to unpack the ISO to the disc at the lowest speed 10x. The first two burn attempts were the native windows 7 burn program which does not allow you to select burn speed

CD Appears to be written to, the data was verified each time, still boots to HD WIND 7

Any ideas? I've installed it inside of windows and get the Bootloader, Windows 7 or Ubuntu, Windows 7 boots fine, If I choose Ubuntu I get;

"Windows failed to start, a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

Insert your windows instillation disk and select repair computer.

Monitoring connections !!

hi I have configured my ubuntu server as a SOCKS5 server, how can I find out and monitor how many users are currently connected to my server ? and how to monitor them ?

thank you

Increase home folder disk space ubuntu 11.10

Hello all,
I recently discovered ubuntu and I'm loving it. I'm planning to use it as my primary Os. My only problem now is that my home available disk space is less than 10GB and that really keeps me from working on large files. I worked on this for 3 days in vain. I burnt a gparted live CD but don't really know what to do with it(i.e which drive is windows and which one is ubuntu's...). Here what gparted window reads:

Partition File system mount Point Label Size

/dev/sda1 ntfs Recovery 9.00 GiB
/dev/sda2 ntfs System Reserved 100.00 MiB
/dev/sda3 ntfs host 456.67 GiB
unallocated unallocated 1.02 MiB

All I really want is a large home folder in ubuntu, like 200GB at least. Please help. I've heard of ext3, ext4 etc...And also i used wubi for the dual boot install.

Thank you...

Clementine visualizer

..I have ubtuntu 11.10, I installed clementine version 0.7.1 . Any idea why every time I go to tools and click 'visualizations' the program shuts down? I am completely knew to ubuntu and linux and am just curious if there's something else I need to install or if it's an error in clementine... cheers.

Virtual machine

I am new to the os but i do dual boot and am learning to love its flexibility and ability to repair windows. I find myself needing help badly i hope someone here can. For the last 45 dayse and my kids have been trapped in what appears to be someone elses virtual network or machine. Our ability to utilize our own network has been taken away im only able to breech using a live cd or phone linx seems able to fix everything else. Any ideas if it can help us now

i'm beginner

how to fix this updates installation?

Requires installation of untrusted packages

The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources.

Details : libnux-1.0-0 libnux-1.0-common

Sharing files

I have a vista computer and a ubuntu computer on my wireless home network. How do I set them up to be able to share files?

can't connect using wired broadband.

Please help, I just installed Ubuntu yesterday and know next to nothing about Linux. I have the strangest issue, Ubuntu connects do wifi with no problem but won't connect using the ethernet cable. Abby ideas on what to do? This is driving me nuts!

Ubuntu 11.10 updates

Just a beginner with ubuntu 11.10 (on a toshiba tecra 8200)and was frustrated till I found out about using KDE and now I am making head way.
Problem is today it installed about 200 updates and now the mouse button (the same thing as a touch pad on newer models) in the center of the key board doesn't work (this is the only thing wrong so far) but everything works fine with an external mouse pluged in.
Does anyone have advice where to go or what to do to correct this? I can fine the mouse software but it only controls how the external mouse works not the key board button(same thing as the touch pad on newer models).
Thank you everyone for the past help.

Installation of Lexmark S305 Network Printer

I am a new Ubuntu user and Iam attempting to install aLexmark S305 Printer. I have downloaded the appropriate installation software. I get so far on the installation and I get a request for root(administrative) password I have used the password that I sign in with to no avail. My question is what is the root password and how do I access it.



init error, laptop wont boot?


I turned my computer on and it comes up with ways to boot and I clicked Ubuntu with linux 2.6.38-13-generic. There was a recovery mode too. Once I clicked its writing come up:

init: udevtrigger main process (93) terminated with status 1
init: udevtrigger post stop process (97) terminated with status 1
init: udevtrigger main process (92) killed by TERM signal
mountall: disconnected from plymouth
init: plymouth-splash main processs (98 ) terminated with status 2
init: plymouth main process (50) killed by SEGV signal

I have no idea what this means and my laptop don't boot. I tried recovery mode but it comes up with similar things. I don't know why this has happened. It can be because I tried upgrading my Ubuntu to 11.0 and I shutdown the laptop before it finished? i would be most grateful if you could help

"Authentification Token manipulation error"

So I just bought this computer off Craigslist with Ubuntu on it.

I was a complete retard and changed the administrator password and forgot it among people coming in and out of my room.

I followed this http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

BUT, every time I tried to put the password in for the second time to confirm it, I got this thing saying "Authentification Token manipulation error" or something to that effect. What is this and how can I easily fix it?

Remember, I am completely new to this and dont understand ANY ubuntu lingo, so please be explicit.