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help downloading and installing wine

i dont know what to do someone help me

Gnome Panels not working or responding

Hi, I installed Ubuntu a week ago. 2 days ago I ran into a major problem. I don't know what I could have done (all I remember is doing Cntl-Alt-Bksp to restart xserver), but sometime later I realized that the default gnome panels were no longer working or responding. The only thing I could do is click the trash icon, and use the keyboard to switch desktops. If I try to click any menu like Applications on the top with my mouse, nothing happens. My desktop icons work fine. Also when I minimize a window, the window does not show up in the bottom panel. Also any keyboard shortcuts I use to access the panels do not work. When I try to restart XServer or go to runlevel 1/2 back to runlevel 5, runlevel 5 will show my desktop void of any panels. The only way to get them back is to reboot my comp., but panels will still not work. <br> Has anyone else run into this problem? If so how can I fix it? I tried deleting ~/.gnome and restarting it, but that didn't work. I also tried killall deskbar-applet and kilall gnome-panel and all that. Also tried un-installing gnome panel and re-installing, but now I just get a "OAFIID: GNOME_Panel_TrashApplet" message

CD-Rom: Drive appears confused HELP!!!!

Hi, i´m a newbie in Linux and i can´t install Ubuntu 6 cause when my system boots with the installation cd, after the screen that says Kernel ok, appears a message "cd-rom:drive appears confused" and the installation stops. What should i do?? Thanks in advance Diogo - Brazil

Nagios and Oreon (Nagios web front end) installation and Configuration

Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. It has been designed to run under the Linux operating system, but works fine under most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external "plugins" which return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon can send notifications out to administrative contacts in a variety of different ways (email, instant message, SMS, etc.).http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oreon.htm

Mp3 player

Hello. I am a complete newb and i want to connect my Yakumo Hypersound Xtra mp3 player to my ubuntu linux (some Hedgehog). I have tried something but in the media folder i see only floppy and cdrom. I dont know right now what information i have to provide more. I have searched some webs about mp3 player or usb stick mounting and there was a command dmesg, when i wrote it in terminal i got a bunch of stuff, and there was something like usbfs, i wrote in terminal mount usbfs and it wrote that it is allready mounted /proc/bus/usb  or something like that. Pls Help...

log in??????

ok. i installed ubuntu on my pc and then i reboot and see the login screen im all confusedbecause it asked me for a username and i don't remebre making one but i did make a password. anyone know the problem?

Lighttpd Webserver Installation

Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility--all of these describe LightTPD which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments. With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression,URL-Rewriting and many more) LightTPD is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems. And best of all it's Open Source licensed under the revised BSD license. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/lighttpd.htm

PS2 Mouse problems

I have just installed Ubuntu and only the buttons work on the mouse. It's a generic Gigabyte mouse (optical) connected via PS2.Any ideas?

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.