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Help How do I restore My home page. I have nothing at the top of the page& at the bottom ther is just the trash can & the desk top button. ?

Philips SAA713x tv tuner card driver for UBUNTU 10.10

I am a newcomer in UBUNTU world and I have installed UBUNTU 10.10 before 5 days. I have a tv tuner card philips SAA713x. It is detected but doesn't know how to install drivers in Ubuntu. Plz. guide to install the drivers/codecs and tv tuner software to see tv channels.

unable to bootup

running linux 9.10 ubuntu 2.4, and on bootup i'm getting a message saying " configuration for gnome power manager installed incorrectly." i've been running this for a year or more. i don't have the installation disc.

GUI not working in UBUNTU 10.10 version.

Hi All,

I have just installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 in HP ML350 G5 Server but I am not able login in GUI mode. only command mode is active.

So can have any support to login in GUI mode. I really appreciate the Ubuntu team..and thanks in advance..


Pinguy OS 11.04 Pre-Alpha Released

Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks.This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and enhancements that everyone seems to do when installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu or other Linux based Distro's.

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How to boot ubuntu 10.10 from windows?

I installed ubuntu 10.10 on my computer using the installer that you can just download and let run.
However, when the installer was finished, and I rebooted my computer, there was a screen that said to use the arrow keys to highlight which boot option to use. But the arrow keys won't register, so the selection stays on win xp. I also tried pressing num lock a bunch of times and using the arrow keys on the number pad, but it doesn't work. Is there any way to run ubuntu directly from windows using an ms-dos command? Or how am I supposed to boot it?
Thanks for any help.

How to set Internet proxy setting in Ubuntu 9.10


I am begineer in Linux.
Could you please tell me how to set up internet proxy setting.
Actually i am trying to start gui mode but package is not available.
Hence i want to check internet connectivity.
Also Provide me pdf\doc of all commands.

Thanks in Advance.

How to Install Chrome 10 beta and How to read local Languages (Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Devanagari) news paper and other langu

Part 1 (How to install Chrome)
Google released the latest beta of Chrome,version 10, celebrating the move to double figures with some very interesting new features. Google has kept Chrome development at breakneck pace since the first beta released in September 2008.

According to a Google blog post, Chrome 10's new Crankshaft version of its V8 JavaScript engine now runs scripts some 66 percent faster than previous versions, as measured by theV8 benchmark suite.The new beta build also includes hardware-accelerated video, which Google says may cut CPU usage by as much as 80 percent when running full-screen, assisting performance generally and extending your battery life.

How to replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver in ubuntu

XScreenSaver is the standard screen saver collection shipped on most Linux and Unix systems running the X11 window System.On X11 systems, XScreenSaver is two things: it is both a large collection of screen savers; and it is also the framework for blanking and locking the screen.

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WPA/WPA2 disconnecting from specific connection

Hello. I'm currently having ubuntu 10.10, which works fine, except that on one specific connection at my school, it's disconnecting all the time. About 5-6 times each hour. It depends on how long it takes for it to reconnect, from 3 seconds to 2 minutes. I also have a connection at home, which works without problems. I've had a talk with the network administrator, but he doesn't have a solution, although he tried to figure it out. Some of my classmates are currently using fedora, and that's no problems at all. So it's only ubuntu, and only on this connection. The connection is called eduroam, which is a connection used at several university's around Norway.

I'm currently using:
- WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
- CA certificate GTE_CyberTrust_Global_Root
- Inner auth: MSCHAPv2

To be honest I don't have high expectations, but I figure I'd give it a shot :) Tips and tricks is highly appreciated!

command line to desktop

Dear friends!
i am using a VPS. I have only access to command line. can i use desktop? if yes, then which command i have to use.
explain it step by step, as I am new in using ubuntu. ubuntu virsion is 10.10

How to Convert Web-page into a PDF File in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick)

To convert web-pages into PDF file in ubuntu 10.10 is very easy way.
just press Ctrl and P and you will see a new box called Print.
In that you will see Print to file in printer section.
Now just press Print to file now you can see Name box and Output Formate
first you have select (.) PDF and and now you move to Name place and give and name to that file Exp:- xxx.pdf and now go to save in folder: place just press it to change to save on desktop. And press Print box.
After pressing print box it will convert the information in PDF formate
In the second way you have to go file --> print --> it will open print box as mention in above you have to convert the information into PDF format
In the third way you have to go file --> print preview --> it will open a new box called Ubuntu homepage| Ubuntu – Mozilla Fire fox in that you just press Print box and it will open print box and do same as mention in first part it will convert web page into PDF format.

Ubuntu 10.04 mouse pointer frozen

Simply put;
Mouse pointer is frozen in Ubuntu 10.04 installation.
Kant use it at anytime!
May have happened after update failure to complete due to lockup/restart when both keyboard and mouse had stopped responding. Only mouse not working on 10.04 install now.
Also happened on a 10.10 Ubuntu install also same/similar circumstances about the same time.

Trouble installing Kubuntu 10.10

I'm trying to install Kubuntu 10.10 32bit on an old machine that was previously running Windows XP: 1Mbyte RAM, 80GByte Harddrive. I can't remember what processer / motherboard it has. Graphics card, network card integrated onto the motherboard. No network connected.

Installation seems to progress normally, the disk is ejected and the machine reboots. The Kubuntu 10.10 screen appears. Next a get a screen with a window which shows a picture of a harddrive. A short time later a crossed spanner and screw driver appear next to the harddrive. Then two more pictures want to appear next to the spanner / screwdriver, but before they can come into focus the screen goes blank and I'm back at the screen with the windows and the picture of harddrive this cycle repeats indefinitely.

I looked at your forums and found one that suggested that the harddrive was full and therefore the /tmp directory could not be mounted, but Kubuntu needs only 6Gb and I have a 80Gb drive it can't be full.

Ubuntu Server Installation Advice

I've been using Ubuntu desktop for a while and now want to explore the server side to set up a home network. I have downloaded Maverick. I would like to install LAMP and Tomcat on the same box. The box will be configured for RAID 5. Can I install both Apache and Tomcat on the same box but in their own partitions? Or should I set up virtualization for Maverick as host and install Tomcat as a guest OS? This is new territory for me but I have done a lot of reading about it. The end result is that I want to expand my development skills into web development using PHP and Java so I want a server box I can use as a test platform. Any suggestions/comments are appreciated.