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How do I create a new user from the login screen??

Hello, I have a question. I've installed Ubuntu on my Windows PC, and am able to access both when I start my computer, My problem is that when I installed Ubuntu, it never gave me the ability to create a new user, So I Can't log in. How can I Create a new user from the login screen? Is there a user already there that I can access? if so, whats the user and password? I'm EXTREMELY new with Ubuntu. I've used it 3 times when I ran it as a program in Windows. Thank you!!!


Kismet – An 802.11 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system

Kismet is a 802.11b wireless network sniffer. It is capable of sniffing using almost any supported wireless card using the Airo, HostAP, Wlan-NG, and Orinoco (with a kernel patch) drivers.Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting standard named networks, detecting (and given time, decloaking) hidden networks, and infering the presence of nonbeaconing networks via data traffic.

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nis server setup problem

i have nis server i have configure export file and start the service portmap,nfs services. also conf network and yp.conf file then i have tostart the ypserv. but error is this service is unrecognise.therefor i used ypbind service after that error is this domain not bound. i dont know where is problem and what do i do.. plz help me this my problem.

running sudo command

After confugring the /etc/sudeors file i am not getting the privellege to run the administrator commands on normal user accounts
Please help me out...........


How to enable sudo
i want to know the steps

trying fuse

for a starter like me .......i got a vague idea that fuse lets users create filesystem in userspace....after installing the fuse package from my ubuntu..wat should i do next to try it out .........

Install Ubuntu kernel updates without rebooting using Ksplice Uptrack

Ksplice Uptrack is an update service for the Linux kernel; it automatically delivers security and reliability improvements to your machine, without the disruption of rebooting.

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Resolving Ext3 Error: No journal on filesystem

Ext3 is a journaled file system and maintains a journal file to prevent instances of metadata corruption due to unexpected power outage. Due to its wide testing base and relative simplicity, the file system is considered to be safer than its counterparts. But it is not completely immune to crashes. At times, when using a Ext3 formatted drive, you might receive errors suggesting that system doesn't find any journal on the file system. As a solution, you might be compelled to reinstall the system. In such situations, you need to check the status of your backup that should be valid and completely updated to restore information from. But if you observe any backup related issues, Linux Recovery utilities should be used.

For an instance, while attempting to mount your Linux based hard drive, you might come across the similar error message:

“ext3: no journal on filesystem”

WineXS – Simple graphical environment to configure Wine

Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix.Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code,
however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

WineXS allows you to easily configure Wine by installing and removing software, editing the registry,managing files, and more.

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Google Gears For 64bit Linux & Firefox

Google has a fantastic little add on called Gears, unfortunately there is no support from Google to install Google Gears on your 64bit Linux machine. However, the good news is that Google was kind enough to provide Gears as open source! Users of Gmail, Wordpress, Greasemonkey and Wikipedia can greatly benefit from this little gem. Gears is a extension that allows you to take commonly used web applications off line. Storing essential components locally on your computer, making them as quick as can be. More on Google Gears can be found here.

There have been a few different people to release a 64bit compatible Gears add on, however some have issues and some don't. So far, I've found the best one to be written by a nice guy who calls himself Niels. Niels of Niels` blog has a link here on his blog.

VERIZON FIOS wireless connectivity

Brand new to Ubuntu. I have a Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu 8.04.1.
My wireless will not connect to Verizon FIOS router- Dell says this is a FIOS problem, FIOS says its Ubuntu. . . what's the solution?

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?