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  I tried to install kubuntu linux os and at a certain point,an error message appeared on the screen. Error-KDesktop:" the process for the file protocol died unexpectedly". And it hanged up there. Please what  do I do to solve this problem?


Very New to Linux

I'd like to start by saying hello to everyone and thanks for any help I can get.  I'm new to the Linux world and I joined because Windows is getting too boring anymore.  I can't really use it for what I need and thus, I was directed to Ubuntu.  I'm on 7.04 Feisty Fawn and have been fidgeting with it for a few weeks.  I've attempted to install my own VPN on my own and with help.  Both times failed.  The second time almost succeeded.  I had a friend that knew a bit about Linux work with it.  He was remoted in via SSH and doing his own thing.  I couldn't watch, thus couldn't learn.  Something didn't work and I had no clue what it was.What I'm asking for is if there is anyone out there that can really sit down and help me with this VPN thing.  I've been at it for about two or three weeks now and have come up with zero success.  If there is anyone that can help me or direct me towards a very detailed tutorial, I'd be greatly appreciative.

Ubuntu won't install, freezes after certain point.

Alright, so I got another laptop today.Previously, I have installed my 6.06 version of Ubuntu on my new laptop. This laptop that I got today at an auction is a Dell Latitute with Windows Xp installed on it. I get the Ubuntu CD to boot properly but eventually, during the installation it goes to a black screen with a blinking white horizontal cursor. After it sits there a while, I see a mouse cusor pop up, then the screen turns a sort of reddish-brown color and I hear the start up sound. Eventually something pops up that is called the "Windows Manager" and thats when the mouse cursor stops moving.Eventually the screen turns completely black and I haven't got passed that.Any ideas?

NFS Server and Client Configuration in Ubuntu

NFS was developed at a time when we weren’t able to share our drives like we are able to today - in the Windows environment. It offers the ability to share the hard disk space of a big server with many smaller clients. Again, this is a client/server environment. While this seems like a standard service to offer, it was not always like this. In the past, clients and servers were unable to share their disk space.

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Automatix2 Setup in Debian Etch

Automatix is a graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems.

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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial shows people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_ubuntu7.04

online video i.e. CNN, weather.com, etc.

How do I set Kubuntu Fiesty Fawn to open online video links? I'm using Firefox and Swiftfox.


Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Debian Etch

This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database. http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_etch_virtual_hosting_pureftpd_mysql_quota

Older Laptop Installation Problem

I'm trying to install one of the 'buntu's on an older Vaio (PCG-FX120, 100 GB HD, 128MB RAM). There should be 192MB, but for some reason whatever card is in the second slot the memory isn't recognized. I'll save that issue for another day. I'm definitely a beginner with Linux (well less than a beginner, as I read somewhere, since I'm fairly proficient in Windows), but I do have Ubuntu running on both my desktop and my regular laptop. I first tried installing Xubuntu to no avail. The install screen comes up fine, but when I select Text Mode Install, The machine loads the kernel, making it to 100% with no problems, and then goes to a blinking white cursor on a black screen. No amount of button mashing (I tried Ctrl-D, Ctrl-Alt-F1, ESC, then just randomly hitting everything) does anything to change this screen. I wiped the disk with DBAN when the Xubuntu install wouldn't work. I was able to boot the live GParted CD and make some partitions, but it wouldn't start X unless I used the force i810 mode. I also tried the alternate install of Ubuntu, but I keep getting the same stupid cursor.

Debian Etch And Xen From The Debian Repository

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an already working Debian Etch system. You can find all the software used here in the Etch repository, so no external files or compilation are needed. http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_etch_xen_from_debian_repository

how folder can be removed

    I have created a new folder name as audio &media, I dragged and dropped all media files into it. all the files are hidden.  If I type ctrl + H,  it is visible, but when I browse into media, right click only audio &media   file,I cannot choose  mplayer,xine, realplayer etc .to open all are  hidden   Anyone can help pleeease.arasu     unionhides@yahoo.co.in

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Debian Etch

In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on a Debian Etch system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule. http://www.howtoforge.com/fail2ban_debian_etch

DNS server Setup using bind in Ubuntu

DNS Stands for Domain Name Service.On the Internet, the Domain Name Service (DNS) stores and associates many types of information with domain names; most importantly, it translates domain names to IP addresses

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File Server Configuration in Debian Using Samba

Samba is a suite of Unix applications that speak the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. Many operating systems,including Windows and OS/2, use SMB to perform client-server networking. By supporting this protocol, Samba allows Unix servers to get in on the action, communicating with the same networking protocol as Microsoft Windows products. Full Story