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Ubuntu meets Vodafone Mobile Connect

I've just invested in a Dell Mini 10 netbook and, like a typical Yorkshireman, I've opted for Ubuntu over Windows as a cost saving exercise.

How to enable java

I receive the error message "Your browser must have Java enabled to use the Client for Java." when attempting to load a webpage. Java has been added to firefox and the appropriate checks have been made under preferences.

login and password for Ubuntu 9.04

During installation from CD of Ubuntu 9.04, the login screen came up asking for login and password, but during the installation I was never given the opportunity to create a login and password. Now I am stuck at the login screen and can go no further. What are my options?

Trying to boot from 8.10 CD

After booting with the CD inserted I arrive at the screen with the option "Try Ubuntu without any change to your computer". After selecting this option I see a bar graph on the monitor that indicates progress. Once that bar graph reaches maximum the screen goes black. The cursor is visible and responsive but otherwise the screen is blank. Waiting doesn't seem to help.

Any suggestions?

I'm eager to install ubuntu, but if I can't get it to work from the CD I don't see any point in going for a full install.

BSNL's WLL(Clarity IIA) does not work with Ubuntu jaunty(9.04)

I done the following(and many others also):

1. Just download this executable…..bsnlclarity and save it to your home folder.

2. Connect your phone to the system with the usb cable.

3. Now at terminal type

$ sudo ./bsnlclarity

You will be asked for your username and password for accessing the internet enter it …..
now start surffing

Ctrl+C to stop

Here is the step by step method

1) Step 1 Load the driver

$ sudo /sbin/modprobe usbserial vendor=0×15eb product=0×0001

2) load ppp driver

$ sudo /sbin/modprobe ppp_generic

3) Check dmesg output

$ sudo dmesg

I got
[ 227.271459] /build/buildd/linux-2.6.24/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for generic
[ 227.271485] usbserial_generic 2-1:1.0: generic converter detected
[ 227.271616] usb 2-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 227.271627] usbserial_generic 2-1:1.1: generic converter detected
[ 227.271687] usb 2-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB1

Stealth Checking Xbox 360 Games With abgx360 and Nautilus

If you’re like me, you’ve jumped through a million hoops to get abgx360gui working. But you can only get the command line interface working. No problem, we’ll create a script for Nautilus to easily launch abgx360 to check your Xbox 360 games.

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Acer Travelmate 4060

My notebook has 512mb of memory and I want to upgrade to 2GB. What brand and type is the best?

Acer Travelmate 4060

I have 512MB of Memory and want to upgrade to 2GB. Which brand and type is the best?

Ubuntu 9.04 won't recognise LinuxMint installation CD

Hi, I'd be really grateful for any help that anyone can give. I successfully installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a laptop inherited from a relative, but I now want to load LinuxMint instead. I got hold of an installation CD, but the problem is that when I put it in the drive, Ubuntu just totally fails to recognise what it is. I just get a message saying I've put a blank CD in the drive, and asking what I want to do with it. I know there's nothing wrong with the CD as it works fine on my Windows XP pc, and it's not the drive as Ubuntu quite happily recognises and plays CDs and DVDs. I've been into the bios and made the optical drive the primary boot source, but to no avail. I'm really worried because if I can't use *any* OS installation CDs in the future, then I'm stuck with Ubuntu. I'd really welcome some help, preferably in really basic, step by step plain English as I'm totally new to Linux. Thanks!

getting disk error after updates were downloaded

I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 and have absolutely no problems with it until a few weeks ago. I turned it on and it said I had updates so I clicked on the icon for the updates and it started updating 200+ updates. Ever since then, when I start it up it takes twice as long and then I get an error message telling me that "100% of disk space on the root partition is in use." Then it will slowly load the rest of the startup programs. When I try to click on the web it flickers and I can make out that it's looking to see if the updated add-ons are compatible. Then I get an error message from mozilla (my default browser) telling me that either "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system." or "404: File not Found. /projects/firefox/3.0.10/firstrun We are sorry, the file you requested could not be found." But a second tab for Yahoo (my default page) still comes up.

How to Install Tuxonice in Ubuntu

TuxOnIce is most easily described as the Linux equivalent of Windows’ hibernate functionality,but better. It saves the contents of memory to disk and powers down. When the computer is started up again, it reloads the contents and the user can continue from where they left off. No documents need to be reloaded or applications reopened and the process is much faster than a normal shutdown and start up.

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online videos

With ubuntu 9.04, I can't watch movies online. All I get is a black screen or no response at all. Help!!!

Wireless Being Weird

Well i got the wireless to work out of the Box. But after each restart something weird happens. It decides that it does not want to work, and i have to reconfigure the connection. But it does connect to my neighbors unprotected network no problem. Just not my own router that i have WPA pre shared key set up with.

I am connecting to a linksys wireless/wired router. I really do not know what other information I can supply as I am new to linux as of two days ago. If anyone has any idea as to how I can fix this problem it would be of help. Mainly because this computer is going to be used as a public computer for my house and most who use it will not be able to reconfigure the access all of the time.

cannot view my jpg images

New to Ubuntu, am running 9.40 jaunty, and downloaded my blog pages to edit and all my images will not show, get error.

Finding solution for RealPlayer installation

I'd try to install RealPlayer using .deb files since I cant play any .mp3 and .avi files but i got "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: lsb (>= 3.1)" during the installation. Can anyone help me with this. Thank you