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Black ubuntu Improve!

Visit this page to see black ubuntu! Black ubuntu is not as pupular as Blubuntu did but atleast i tried my best =) http://josiahjared.wordpress.com/2006/11/22/ubuntu-black/

Genius Tablet

Well. My problem is:   http://www.stud.fit.vutbr.cz/~xhorak28/index.php.iso-8859-1?page=WizardPen_Driver   I had installed the driver.   When i press a button on pen, it makes a dot in KolourPaint, but i cant move the cursor by the screen.       What`s wrong?   xorg.config:  Section "InputDevice"   Identifier "tablet"   Driver "wizardpen"   Option "Device" "/dev/input/event2"   Option "TopX" "836"   Option "TopY" "1633"   Option "BottomX" "32629"   Option "BottomY" "32745"   Option "MaxX" "32629"

Broadband connection

Urgently need help in the form of setup procedure for connecting Ubuntu to 1) Bigpond cable broadband & 2) Optus DSL broadband.

Ubuntu, Veritas Backup Exec and you...

I've been meaning to post this for about a month now and am just finally finding the time. I had such a time getting this installed that I thought someone migh benefit from my searches.I needed to get our linux servers (running Ubuntu 6.06) into our nightly backups. We had them doing manual copies of certain things to a windows machine and backing up that, but obviously, that's not optimal. The problem is, the backup software we were using (Veritas BackupExec 10) is only supported on Suze and RedHat, so their technical support couldn't help me.Here is a step by step of what needs to be done:

  • #change the port Webmin listens on (because ralus uses 10000) to port 10101
  • nano /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf
  • #create a beoper group and make root a member
  • groupadd beoper
  • adduser root beoper
  • #mount the cdrom:
  • mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
  • #copy all the installation files to a "ralus" dir in home
  • cp /cdrom/RALUS/linux/pkgs/linux/* ~/ralus/
  • #install rpms:
  • ~/ralus/VRTSralus-10.00.5484-0.i368.rpm
  • ~/ralus/VRTSvxmsa-4.2.1-211.i368.rpm
  • #install the c++ library neede by ralus
  • apt-get install libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2
  • #extract files from the tar archive:
  • tar -xvf ~/ralus/ralus.tar
  • #copy the initialization file:
  • cp ~/ralus/VRTSralus.init /etc/init.d/
  • # make it executable:
  • chmod a+x /etc/init.d/VRTSralus.init
  • # start the remote agent
  • /etc/init.d/VRTSralus.init start
  • # to get packages online
  • http://ubuntu.cs.mtsu.edu/packages/misc/
  • get vrtsralus && vrtsvxmsa

Here are two links I found EXTREMELY helpful

wireless eth. card

when i try to configure the eth card the computer freezes.i select system,admin,networking.The networksettings dialog box opens. The top selection says wireless connection, rao not configured. When i click on properties as instructed the computer freezes. It is a Linksys wireless adapter.I got the ubuntu software in a book by Keir Thomas. I am a newbie.Thanks in advance,Joe

Installing Kubuntu 6.06 Dapper on Acer Travelmate 2420

I just joined the Ubuntux community and this is my first message. So, "hi!" to everybody.   I just bought my new laptop which is -as you see- Acer Travelmate 2420. For people who are thinking of a bargain price, it has a very good value of USD 600. It has built-in wi-fi capability with 1.9 GHz Intel Centrino. Mine has the ipw2200 wireless chipset, some of the notebooks in this series has Atheros chipset.   Regarding the notebook, it has pre-installed Linux options, but I couldn't find one in my country [Turkiye]. Accepting the EULA does not matter, since it is preinstalled, you have to pay the price [ridiculous but it is a "take it or leave it" situation]. Knowing that I paid the price and the hard disk will be "fdisk"ed in a couple of minutes, I accepted the EULA and written the four recovery cd's. Note that Acer does not give the recovery cd's but you make them when you boot. I put the cd's in my case thinking that in the future I may need them somehow [when selling my notebook]. 

Pixma Ip1000 driver

I just linked where to download driver and how to install                                                                                                           

Black Ubuntu

Make you're ubuntu  black in this page                         (LOL the instruction was not really clear and i use friendster blogging)just put you're comments here okay? Tilll my next THEME lol!

Install app don't run

Hello everybody, I am new with Ubuntu, I used to work with Fedora and Knoppix, I know taht ubuntu is some similar to Knoppix so I tried it. I have a HP nx9010 laptop.I boot from Live CD 6.10, it takes some time but finaly the desktop appears. Then I tried the Install icon on the desktop, the CD tray started to work, and it went for two hours until nothing happened, no other window nor screen appeared, display was frizzed and the CD-ROM was not being read at all. I had to manually reset. Then I tried to install from the System menu, the same problem, it went a couple of hours reading CD-ROM and then nothing. I had to say taht I had Mandrake 10, Redhat 9, Fedora Core 2 and 5 and Knoppix installed on that laptop, so I know it can handle linux.Thanks for the advice

Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) LAMP Server Installation with Screenshots

Automatic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Edgy Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.http://www.debianadmin.com/ubuntu610-edgy-lamp-server-installation-with-screenshots.html 

AVG on Ubuntu

If you want av running ubuntu please visit this page http://www.debianadmin.com/protect-ubuntu-desktop-from-viruses-using-avg...

Monitor Out of range!! How do I do

Hi I’m having trouble running Ubuntu live cd. I got the start up screen were I chose res. and language. and then live cd start’ up. after a while my monitor says “out of range” this happens when live cd is booting up. I've tryed all the resolutions on the startup screen and nothing helped. I don’t know watt to do. I hope that someone out there can help me. and tell me how i can solve this problem. Please.I realy want to Install Ubuntu My hardware Motherboard ESC K7SOM+ and onboard Grafik SIS962I,m from DK and my English is probably not the best.

kubuntu freezing on startup -due to change in screen resolution HELP!!

Hi! i really need some help. I changed my screen resolution. Then, unrelated, I was pasting something into office/word/what-cha-ma-call-it and the computer froze. So I went to restart it. It gets past everything, lots of stuff gets loaded, all the "o.k" (except for PCMCIA - but i don't think that ever got an "o.k" on startup) seems to be complete, then the screen goes black, cursor in top left corner, then to the blue kubuntu logo with the blue bar underneath but no further action. i tried Alt Ctrl F1 (Alt Ctrl F7 doesn't work): kdesu kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf to change the resolution manually but it says not connected to "X server". I tried "startx" and it jsut gave me a log and confirmed that it won't boot because of the screen resolution thing.  Any suggestions? My essay that's due today is on that computer and I really need to get it so any suggestions are very, very welcome. But, please speak slowly and clearly, my IQ is about 10 with this whole linux stuff.

VNC as a system service.

x11vnc root 0.  I just wana login/out from my gdm over vnc. I want to play on my computer while getting paid hourly at work. I found all the other walkthrews, tutorials, howtos to be annoying and not to the point.

  1. First, disable Desktop Sharing under System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop.
  2. sudo apt-get install x11vnc
  3. sudo x11vnc -storepasswd yourpasswordhere /etc/x11vnc.pass
  4. sudo nano /etc/X11/gdm/Init/Default
  5. add this line to the bottom above exit  /usr/bin/x11vnc -rfbauth /etc/x11vnc.pass -o /tmp/x11vnc.log -forever -bg -rfbport 5900
  6. sudo gedit /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf then search for search for #KillInitClients=true Uncomment KillInitClients and change true to false so you don’t get your session killed after you log in. 

Edit fstab to mount partition at startup

This example mounts the first partition of the first disk so it is available whenever you start your computer. Edgy does this by default but technique is useful for Dapper or Breezy or other distros.

  • First create a mount point for the drive sudo mkdir /media/hda1 note that you can mount the device anywhere and call it whatever you want. It may be a good idea to stick with the conventional locations of either /mnt/ or /media/. The hda1 part means hard drive "a" partition "1"
  • Open a terminal and back up the existing fstab file sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
  • Edit the fstab sudo kate /etc/fstab
  • next, add this line to the fstab file assuming your hda1 filesystem is ntfs: /dev/hda1 /media/hda1 ntfs defaults 0 0
  • In the terminal again, enter sudo mount -a to refresh the fstab.
  • Enter cd /media/hda1 then dir to test