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Installing KDE and XFCE

Just like in breezy i wanted to install kde trough synaptic.It was a breezy :p.But then i saw that when you add the universe server, xfce (xubuntu) is also simple to install!Now i have these WMs:- GNOME- KDE- ICEWM- FLUXBOX- ENLIGHTMENT- WINDOW MAKER etc... (I know i forgot a lot of them...)

Installing open-suse 10.1/fedora core 5

    The 1st Distro i ever installed and used was suse 10.0 ... So now i used ubuntu for about a half-year it was time for me to uninstall windows and dualboot with suse 10.1 i thought.Well the installation look nice, i didn't see any difference with 10.0 (only the booting).But when i installed my system (i choose to install a base gnome system) the trouble begon.Possitive aspects of Suse -> Ubuntu:- Uses YaST2, what is a GREAT Conf tool!Negative aspects:- You cannot change the loginscreen graphically.- You use RPM, so no apt-geting here.- And a lot of other things.It just was (i think) less freedom then in Linspire... So i tested my other cd that i have left... a Fedora Core 5 install cd.So i 1st cleaned up the partition of suse, put the cd into my cd-player and...NOTHING! it just followed up to the GRUB screen.. and booted with ubuntu...Now i am still searching for a rpm distro...

Welcome to my blog.

    Im a ubuntu lover :) and i will post here all my stories.... lolJust discovered this site.. always looked for a ubuntu community website... but now i found one!:P

questions about downloading & using ubuntu

hi.  i'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to computers.  although i've been wondering about linux for a long while, i didn't download anything because i had so many questions.  i hope it's ok to put a short list of those questions in one post.  anyway, here goes:1.  how does linux differ from other os like windows?2.  do i need to delete windows to use linux?3.  how is linux (and ubuntu) better than other os?4.  is linux not for people who are computer illiterate?5.  what comes with "ubuntu"?  is it more a browser or an os?6.  what is there in terms of add-ons?  or downloading cd software?ok, i'll stop here.  i'm looking forward to learning more!

Detailed Bacula Network Backup Implementation Guide

This is very detailed tutorial for implemeting bacula network backup in debian linux.This tutorial contails totally 4 pages.Bacula is a set of computer programs that permits you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula can also run entirely upon a single computer, and can backup to various types of media, including tape and disk. In technical terms, it is a network Client/Server based backup program. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. Due to its modular design, Bacula is scalable from small single computer systems to systems consisting of hundreds of computers located over a large network.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/bacula1.htmIf you want to install Bacula Webinterface

iomega sata rev drive mount point

    I recently bought an iomega sata rev drive for use as a relatively inexpensive backup solution for some of my more price-sensitive clients. I have been unable to mount the drive for use with native tools such as tar. (I have gotten the drive to work with an eval copy of Microlite EdgeBackup, but that costs $300.) According to Backup Edge the drive is mounted as /dev/sr0, but does not show up in /etc/fstab. This drive is apparently like a cdrom drive in that the filesytem type is udf. I have tried everything I can think of to mount the device so that I can do a simple "tar -cvf backup.tar /backupdir but am unable so far. Any ideas? Thanks,Cliff

Kubuntu 6.06---No Sound with VIA 8237 AC97 chip

Hi.

I just installed Kubuntu 6.06 (64-bit) onto my desktop, which runs off a Soltek KT8Pro Motherboard and an AMD64 chip.  The thing is, it refuses to play any sound whatsoever.

1. The sound works and is hooked up right, as verified through booting into Windows XP

2. Kmix shows all sliders unmuted and turned up

3. The sound hardward shows to have detected the sound chip correctly and has no apparent issues with it.

4. Output: $ lsmod | grep -i

snd_seq_dummy 5508 0
snd_seq_oss 38372 0
snd_seq_midi 11456 0
snd_seq_midi_event 9984 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 64088 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_osidi_event
snd_via82xx 32936 1
gameport 19216 1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec 110268 1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_bus 4096 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_usb_audio 92672 1
snd_usb_lib 19456 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_pcm_oss 59424 0
snd_mixer_oss 20608 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_hwdep 12960 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_pcm 104712 5 saa7134_alsa,snd_via82xxaudio,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 29064 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm

FREE i-Pyme program. Develop your own on-line shops in Internet

i-Pyme is a free new program that helps you to develop your own on-line shops in Internet. You only need to introduce your business and products information, and i-Pyme will generate automatically your company web portal with your own on-line catalog. Your web portal will be automatically published in Internet with general information about your company, complete on-line catalog, shopping cart,... The main advantages of i-Pyme are:.- It's FREE..- You can offer your products in Internet with no additional cost..- i-Pyme can run in every computer (Windows, Linux,...).- No need of computer language knwoledge..- No need of engage additional staff..- It's automatic. You just introduce the information you consider, and your company web portal is generated..- No need to wait. Everything is generetad and published in seconds. .- i-Pyme can be improve in order to fit you business requirements.More information and download at: http://www.i-pyme.com

6.06RC on Sony C1MHP Why does it freeze?

Hi everyone, i have been running Ubuntu 5.04 on my Sony Picturebook C1MHP for many months now, everything works nice Jog Dial, Bluetooth, Suspend, just the camera not working but that's useless anyway.So, decided to upgrade to 5.10. What a disaster!, Nothing worked anymore..most importantly, everything was really slow...especially boot time.So i decided to upgrade to 6.06.RC WOW really nice..everything works..boot time good too BUT and it's a big BUT , after running for a while the whole thing just freezes! The only waay to get out of the freeze is to hold the power button down and reboot. In addition to this some of the application buttons (Close, Next) have lines on them, when i hover the pointer over them they clean up (wierd huh?)FYI i have 6.06 RC running on an IBM X21 and so far it's been a dream.So..anyone know why 6.06 RC freezes?In the mean time i have had to re-install 5.04 as it's the only version that seems to work. Every other version seems to be going backward not forward.

How to start the GUI from the prompt screen

Can someone help me find out how to start my GUI?I have entered startx and it said unknown command.I tried several other commands with no success.I am very new to Linux, but any assistance would begreatly appreciated.  Thanks.  Johnkdick2

AC97 sound fix

I am running Kubuntu Dapper on AMD_64. I just upgraded from breezy, where my sound worked fine. After upgrading to dapper, my sound went really low and static-y. I had sound, but it was really really bad sound. I tinkered with alsa and artsd, I checked all my connections, googled, tinkered more and finally I opened up kmix and noticed 4 sliders labeled VIA DXS.
Sliding the first one up fixed my sound issues instantly. The other three did nothing.
So, if you have a low static sound from your speakers, try the first slider in kmix called VIA DXS. I found nothing about this on google, so if nothing else works it may be your problem.

I hope this helps.

Backing Up and Restoring Using the cpio Command in Linux and Unix

The cpio command is one of the most commonly used Linux back up tools. The cpio command has two unusual featuresUnlike tar , in which the files to back up are typed in as part of the command, cpio reads the files to work with from the standard input (in other words, the screen). This feature means that cpio must be used as part of a multiple command or with a redirection pipe. cpio must always be used with one of three flags. Flags are options that set the mode in which the command runs. Only one flag can be used at a time, and it must come before any other options. In addition, the choice of flags limits the options that can be used. Each flag also has a gnu option that can used in its place. The gnu option gives a convenient name for each flag: extract, create, and pass- through. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/cpiocommand.htm

I really need to install ssh on ubuntu

Hello ! One more thing: How can I install this ssh source ? I have done a back up by a ssh in my older Mandrake 10.1, althought it was not me that have installed. I am trying to access this Ubuntu machine from a Windows XP ssh and it is not working. What do I have to do ? Thank you everyone. Cristiano.biologiaunb.

I can not install amsn on ubuntu

Hi there everybody. I am very noob on Ubuntu (and Linux at all) and I can not install amsn. I have downloaded this version: amsn_0.95-2_i386.deb. I have written: sudo dpkg -i amsn_0.95-2_i386.deb, but every time I do this, an error msg says: "imlibll is not installed, sox is not installed, docker is not installed" What the heck is this ? And where or how can I install this ? I used to work on Mandrake 10.1 and this .deb thing seems very odd to me. Is there anyone that can help me ? Thanks a lot. Cristiano.biologiaunb

HELP!!! Ubuntu 6 graphical login not working!!!

I just installed the latest beta of Drapper Drake on my PowerBook and when I go to log in the login defaults to the console login and I don't know how to get it to go back to the graphical login or to get any graphical interface.  I'm a newbie, please help!I tried "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start" but I get "command not found"  ctrl + alt + F7 doesn't do anything either (but F1-F6 get me the other consoles)