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desktop trouble

i finally got xserver up and running with gdm however after i log in i get the human theme and a blank desktop no icons no taskbar no menus what should i do

Kaffeine sound Error Message

I just installed Ubuntu 6.06 and it is great. One problem is playing DVD's. When I try to play a DVD (unencrypted), I get the error message "Audio output unavailable. Device is busy." (DVD's play in Windows). I have system sounds and if I play a CD, I have sound. Kaffeine is the only movie player loaded. I have tried other movie players and the same results.  I am running an AMD 64 bit computer with 2GB of memory, and a Sound Blaster Extigy external sound card. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Syncing pocket pc to kontact?????????????

Does anyone know of a "stable way" to sync my pocket pc with kontact?? (I have the h1940 model)Thanks in advance!!!!! Tab... Kubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper)

Accepting email

My account states that I am not acceping email. How do I correct and indicate that I am accepting email.Thank you,

How to use RPM files? Need help please!

Someone please help me, i'm a complete n00b in Linux Ubuntu, and i really need some help installing this program!It's called CROSSOVER , and the file i downloaded was .RPM ! I heard you need to convert them etc because Ubuntu doesn't support RPM files :SI am TOTALLY stuck, so can someone tell me ALL the files i need to download and provide Step-by-step guide on how to "Convert / Install" this i would be FOREVER GRATEFUL! :)All help is useful!

Darkstat - Nework Traffic Analyzer or Network Monitor

darkstat is a network statistics gatherer. Effectively, it's a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router, gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics,and serves them over HTTP. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/darkstat.htm

Cream for Vim - Making Vim more user friendly

Learning to use Vi editor could be a real pain for most people as it has a relatively steep learning curve. But once the most common commands are mastered, one gets to enjoy the sheer power of this editor made available at ones finger tips. And there are an ever growing group of Vi enthusiasts around (myself included) who swear by it over other text editors. The modern avatar of Vi is Vim (VI iMproved) created by Bram Moolenaar and released as an open source software package. VIM is an excellent vi clone with a slew of additional features and which can be further enhanced and modified using scripts. On last count there are 1557 scripts available at the Vim.org website which enhances the editor for a variety of uses.One project which has gained a lot of popularity in the Vim community is Cream.

help in finding root password

i had installed ubuntu 64bit linux it doesnot promt for root password. so i have only user privileges..help

Debian Based Linux Distributions and Live CD's list

Most of the people want to know the list of debian based linux distributions and live cd's.This is very interesting list i haven't seen any place on the nethttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/debian.htm

SBC Yahoo DSL Config

    I just insatalled Linux Ubuntu onto my machine, and I need help configuring the SBC Yahoo DSL. I'm new to Linux, however, have extensive knowledge on widnows..unfortunatley, ubuntu is nothing like windows (thank god)Any help is appreciated.-akilies

amule doesn't work anymore!!!

Hola everyone!
I installed aMule one month ago , (never used eMule, I hate computers before discovering linux world) and it worked really good. When I set the donw and upload limits very high I could transfer till 400-500k!
So a pity , it resisted just 3 days and then crashed down, first my amule could just upload and suddenly it could nor connect.
I searched in the forum several times and as I didn't found nothing similar I finally decided to post this.
I don't know, maybe that's me that I'm so stupid.......I recentl uploaded the last ubuntu's version and aMule 2.1.2 . It say " not valid server founded in server list" and "not connected:kad off"
I just put this server list but it doesn't work: http://ocbmaurice.dyns.net/pl/slist.pl?download/server-best.met
what should I do?

thanks!!!

martina

trouble getting Network to work

I installed Ubuntu 5.??? and I connect my broadband network to ethernet and I still tells me no internet.  What am I doing wrong?  Do I need to install something else?    I am totally new to Linux.

tutorials

I think that from like now on i will be posting more tutorials around here... :)

eBox Installation and Configuration

eBox management tool will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network. eBox is a framework for the development and deployment of network services in small and medium-sized networks, offering a simplified graphical interface to non expert users. It can be set up as a gateway, having some extra features over a usual router. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/ebox.htm

help.... please...

i am a newbie to linux and stuff ...i need help in installing mp3 decoder or plug-ins for the dapper..i had installed realplayer 10, but the prompt... " Other process is using the devices(sound)" what should i do... ??anyone?? 10q in advance...