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Problems with cursors in applications

Hi,I'm new to Ubunto and generallynew at using Linux as OS for my Laptop.I have some problems:

  1. when using GIMP: when I move the mousecursor around in the draving area, some pixel errors get's stuck - as if the brush indicator doesn't get fully erased.
  2. in applications like Evolution & Firefox formfields: when I use the arrow keys to move the cursor around it's does allmost the same thing as in GIMP. The cursor doesn't disappear instead i have some text with a lot of vertical lines.

This is very anoying to and makes it hard to read and edit mails and...I've tried reinstalling THE GIMP and tried using KDE, XFCE and GNOME and all had the same error.I have a Dell Latitude D620, with an nVidia graphics card. I'm using the generic nvidia driver that comes wih the kernel...(I can tell you it was quite a job getting this post written ;) )I hope someone can help me.

cupsd crashed and won't start again

Hi,After hearing all the buzz about Ubuntu, I decide to give it a try.  Installation was painless.  Then I tried to install my old HP LaserJet IIIp.  I added the printer to LPT1 and the test page printed fine.  The nI attempted to amke the printer available to my Windows XP box.  I saved a copy of cupsd.conf before making the changes. I restarted cupsd OK.On my windows box I added a printer, giving the URL as http://myserver/classes/HP and it seemed to take this.  However, when I printed a Word doc., I noticed that cupsd died and no matter what I did (including copying back the original cupsd.conf), I get:root@myserver:/# /etc/init.d/cupsys statusStatus of Common Unix Printing System: cupsd is not running but /var/run/cups/cupsd.pid exists.So, (1) how can I get my cupsd running again and (2) what are the step-by-step instructions for sharing my printer with Windows clients?

Black Screen

I have a black screen once the disc goes through the beginnings of the install process.  I've gotten farther than this before, but to no avail.  I'm on a new computer running WinXP, try to install the default Ubuntu, and I get a big black screen.  What can I do?  I'm lost, and can't wait much longer.B

Please Help. No sound on my IBM Thinkpad T43

Hello. I have no sound on my IBM Thinkpad T43 in ubuntu dapper. I have sound on windows, so the soundcard works. I have checked the mute and the sound is on maximum. The driver seems to be loaded correctly as well. I have googled a bit and found this page:https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/alsa-utils/+bug/21804It said here that the solution was to flip a bit. But I have only used linux for about 6 months, so I don't know how to do this.

Opensource Bandwidth,Network and Servers Monitoring tools with Tutorials

This is very good tutorials for bandwidth monitoring,network monitoring and servers monitoring tools with clear step by step installation guides this includes Nagios,MRTG,RTG,Netmrg,Darkstat,monit,munin,mon,oreon,Saidar ,Cacti,Bigsister,ibmonitor,zabbix.This resouce is Very useful for Users and Administrators to monitor their networks,bandwidth and servers.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/monitortools.htm

Ubuntu London - Much more content and more to come

    Here is another note to let the newbies / beginners and soon to be experts on my Ubuntu London Blog. Please feel free to have another look over the site, http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com/   - This have been fully updated to current, hits are starting to pour in. Please dont forget to leave comments and let me know how I am doing and please ask questions if needed. I am also a learner much like everyone else in Linux. There are so many new things to experience and learn within the Opensource community and it takes each one of us to make an impact. Please come a long and post a comment or 2, to assist me in providing content everyone is looking for. At present I am trying to get the first stages out of the way and moving forward into the more complex and advanced things. You are welcome to subsribe to my feed as well http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com/feed/ so that you are up to date with my new posts. Thanks to ubuntux for allowing us to post here and for being a trult great site!.

Floppy drive

I'm having trouble getting Ubuntu to recognize my floppy. Then I downloaded LTS and have to start over. fd0 is not recognized anymore. I also haven't figured out how to save to a floppy from Open Office Write.


i have  the ubuntu disk and i have a usb cd rom drive how do u make the laptop boot from there.

Just a little VMware something

Unfortunately, where I work I am forced to use windows as my main operating system. I've just set up a VMware ubuntu, and whilst I was sceptical of the performance and compatibility both before (which is why I hadn't tried this earlier) and during the install, this works really really well. VMware configs already exist for ubuntu and are freely downloadable. All modifications and installations are saved and function well (unlike using a liveCD), and the setup runs really fast (my work PC is decent but not great - 3.4GHz HT P4, 256MB DDR2). The other thing I like is that the pseudo-disk is 7.5G in size which is certainly sufficient to install and run the things I want. The only thing that is slow is booting, but then it was always going to be. Tabbing between windows and linux is a dream!I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Friedrich for giving me the post of moderator!Happy installationsJoe

ZABBIX monitoring System installation with screenshots

ZABBIX is a 24×7 monitoring solution without high cost. ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event. This allows a fast reaction to server problems. ZABBIX offers excellent reporting and data visualisation features based on the stored data. This makes ZABBIX ideal for capacity planning.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/zabbix.htm

install lockup

I have two networked dual booted computers & am trying to install Ubuntu 6.06 on both. Installation went well on the first set but failed on the second. The install proceeds past the point of checking hardware and loading files and gives me an options screen for installation but after that the screen goes black and the curser stops blinking. The Ubuntu startup music plays but thats as far as I can get. Is there something I can do to get past this pointThanks in advance to any kind helper.The computer setup is dual boot with windows xp & suse 10.0, there is a spare linux partition on the hdd for install (both computers setup the same). spec. for failed computer m/board=Albatron k8sli 64 bit, video= two Albatron pc6800 bridged, hdd= western digital 200 gig sata (wd2000js), cpu=amd Athlon xp 64 3500+, ram=2Gb hynix ddr400, mouse=logitechoptical wheelmouse & screen=chemei 19' wide tft. I have tried different monitors (crt & tft) also tried changing screen resolution at the options screen during installation with no sucess.

New moderator

Hello together,

Ubuntux.org has just nominated joe84maiden as the first moderator on this site. Congratulations to him! Hopefully we hear a lot of our new moderator in the future :-) Good luck!

The Ubuntux.org Admin-Team

how to install wmv,mov,3gp.......on ubuntu

    hi....any buddy..............i wont to ask you alldid ubuntu have player to play Wmv,3gp,mov,avi,dvdfile???howi can get that software and to install???did any buddy have suggestion???

Companies selling preinstalled Linux Desktops and Laptops

I am putting together a list of companies that sell pre-installed Linux and no-OS Desktops and Laptops. The list lives here for now:  http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/23168/ At the time of this post I counted 59 vendors. Please contribute to the list. I'm looking for vendors that sell "home computers"  that are preinstalled with Linux.

Ubuntu London - New Blog on the Go

Hello Everyone - I would like to say that this is not my official blog -I am posting here for the newbie users who want to start using Linux on their machine as a replacement for windows. I will be updating my blog day to day for new features and procedures - Have a look at what has been posted thus far and please feel free to join in as well. http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com Here I have been starting from the adbsolute beginning to advanced. It is dead easy to use linux as long as you can read.If you are willing to start over fresh and need a little hand and want to pick up some good tips, head on over to my blog and have a look. As well - I will be arranging in good time some get togethers for those who live in London, as there arent many group meetings and Q&A sessions happening around the city, so keep posted or chip into my feed for updates: http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com/feed/ I hope to be chatting to all of you again soon! Take care and GREAT SITE!