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Blank unresponsive screen before login

I'm brand new to Ubuntu (10.10) and spent much of yesterday customizing it, but after a shutdown and reboot (not for an update, i just had to leave), my Ubuntu will not go to the login screen. It instead shows a blank screen and the only response I can get out of it is when I press the arrow keys, it makes a sound. Does anybody know a solution for this?

Dual boot question

I have a dual boot on my laptop, and when I turn my computer on, it has 4 previous versions on it with the Windows 7. How do I remove the previous versions of ubuntu? I know I need to keep the most current previous version as well as the current version but it is filling up the boot screen and I would like them removed. Any help would be most appreciated

A beginner needs ALL the info in connecting, installing, and ???????? wired or wireless Lan on 10.10

Please Pardon me if this is not the right area for this question, but computer people assume everyone already knows how to use these forums and no real guides are available. Still, I was chewed out ABSOLUTELY royally for doing something incorrect on one a month ago--no not here. I seldom use them as I rarely need assistance, but my booklet on the Cisco wired and wireless equipment is incomprehensible the way it is written and presented.

So, if you will please pardon a newcomer, but I need to figure out how to install either a wired or wireless LAN between two computers running Ubuntu 10.10 and share files and a 10 MB DSL broadband connection. I have worked at this for a month and achieved only frustration.

Which is better for VIDEO chat in Ubuntu 10.10 ?

Which is better for VIDEO chat in Ubuntu 10.10 - Empathy, Gtalk, or Gmail Chat...?

Or Other...?

I'm only interested in standards-based FOSS applications.

4Pane - A multi-pane, detailed-list file manager for Linux

4Pane is a multi-pane, detailed-list file manager for Linux. It is designed to be fully-featured without bloat,and aims for speed rather than visual effects. In addition to standard file manager things, it offers multiple undo and redo of most operations (including deletions), archive management including ‘virtual browsing’ inside archives, multiple renaming/duplication of files, a terminal emulator and user-defined tools.

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can't connection to networking

dear all,

I've installed ubuntu-server but no connection kejaringan 10:10
with message error
#/etc/init.d/networking start
Than rather invoking these scripts throught / etc / init.d use the service (8)
utility, e. g service networking start

since the scripts you are atempting to invoke has been converted to an upstard job May Also you use the start (8) utility, eg start networking networking stop / waiting


Thunderbird mail

I am new to computors and stuff, had mine for allmost 3years. Have a desktop w/windows XP. Does anyone know if you can purchase a cd that " removes outlook express and installs firefox TB " or is that impossible? want to buy a lab top, but want to LEARN as much as possible before i do something stupid to a nice exspensive device (lab top)...

Boot and Shut Down Problems

Hi All,

I have just downloaded Ubuntu Netbook Edition onto a USB Stick and run the new OS from it successfuly for a couple of days. Doing so well I decided to load Ubuntu alongside XP Home on the HDD and that is when I had a couple of problems. My Netbook is a Compaq Mini 311e-1101SA.

The first problem was when I switched on I got the GNU GRUB Version 1.98 Screen listing the following:

Ubuntu with Linux 2.6.35-24 Generic
As Above but with (recovery mode) added
Memory test (memtest 86+)
Ubuntu with Linux 2.6.35-22 Generic
As Above but with (recovery mode) added
Windows Vista (loader)
Ubuntu 10.10 (on/dev/sda5)

how to setup wireless lan (Kubuntu 10.10)

Please accept my apologies if my question and method is incorrect. I am a first time user and was unable to locate any info as to what might be expected. I am 68 years old and have been using a computer for 35 years so I am very familiar with them. I am new to Linux however. I will attempt to supply the necessary information to make this as easy as possible for you. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

My question... How to install networking (LAN)

I am a long time computer user very familiar with Windows, with some experience on Ubuntu (Gnome). I'm using Kubuntu now as my main system. I have tried the usual sites but they all seem to assume some beginning knowledge and they loose me immediately. I have followed sites and the two books I have, and have hooked up both systems, but I can't seem to get things right. I seriously need your patience and assistance.

Ubuntu 10.10 - Wireless Connection Problem

I have just loaded Ubuntu 10.10 onto a spare laptop alongside Windows XP Home as I am considering changeing over to Linux in good time before XP support is withdrawn at some stage. Everything is working out fine as I find my way around 10.10 with the exception that I cannot get a wireless connection to the internet. Hardwire connection is no problem and everything is as it should be but I have tried to connect using wireless, completing the procedure with MAC address of router etc but with no result. I am obviously doing something wrong (or not doing something I should) and would appreciate any help with the procedure and where to get the relevant information from as there are some terms in the connection procedure I have not come accross before. My router is a Netgear DG834G v3 and works perfectly with Windows so I am sure it is not a problem with the router.

Hope someone can assist. Rgds

How to install Skype and Ekiga Softphone in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

What is Skype:-

Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality.

Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone else, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles at pretty cheap rates per minute. Group chat with up to 100 people or conference call with up to nine others. Free to download.

How to install Command Line Way

a. Get the package: for 32-bit

$ wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32

b. You will need to install some libraries.

$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2

c. Now install skype (the file you just downloaded)

you want to see you downloaded skype file goto Places --> Home folder and you will see getskpe-line-beta-ubuntu-32 right click on it goto properties and copy that.

$ sudo dpkg -i xxxxxxskype-linux-xxxx-ubuntu-32

Emma - Graphical toolkit for MySQL database developers and administrators

Emma is a graphical toolkit for MySQL database developers and administrators. It provides dialogs to create or modify MySQL databases, tables, and associated indexes. The results of an executed query are displayed in a resultset where the record data can be edited by the user, if the SQL statemant allows for it. The SQL editor and resultset view are grouped in tabs. Results can be exported to CSV files. Multiple simultaneous opened MySQL connections are possible. Emma is the successor of yamysqlfront.

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Ubuntu 10.10 wont install

i have windows 7, and i downloaded and burned Ubuntu on a CD. when i tried booting from CD at first nothing happens then i just get a purple screen that at the bottom has a picture of a space bar and a stick figure. i didn't get that i had to hit the space bar and so the screen went black and i got nothing. then when i hit the space bar once a bunch of things came up, but still, no matter what i press, i get a black screen, or a blue screen when i press check memory. i've already spent 6 CDs trying to get a distro of linux, but nothing is getting it done

Windows xp registry repair!

Computer Registry Fixing As you operate a personal computer and install every variety of programs, it’s expected that the registry, the machine’s chief inventory, turns out harmed or suffers errors - such would significantly hamper the speeds of executing tasks and also delay the readiness of specific apps or services. There exists a separate tool named a windows registry repair which is created to scrutinize your PC for such slips and to mend them to support the user relish the utmost in the personal computer. You’re could stumble upon tons of registry repair software on the internet - don’t get fooled that every one of these should get the task carried out, this happens to be where you must make up your mind to get the best registry repair program which protects your cash and must fix computer errors instead of intensifying them.

Trying to share folder on ubuntu that can be access by a WinXP machine

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed and I am trying to share a folder on a mounted internal drive that was created with NTFS. I've installed and run the NTFS configuration tool on the drive. When I try to share the folder I get the following message:
'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot share path /media/DRV2_VOL1/Quicken Backup as we are restricted to only sharing directories we own.
Ask the administrator to add the line "usershare owner only = false"
to the [global] section of the smb.conf to allow this.

I have admin rights to my computer. How do make this modification?

Thank you.