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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

How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

This tutorial shows how to install the free VMware Server on an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free). http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_feisty_fawn_vmware_server_howto

I need help connecting to my wireless modem

I am new to Linux and need help trying to get my wireless modem to work.  I have a 2Wire 1000HW wireless modem that I got from SBC about 3-4 years ago.  I have gone to Ubuntu's wireless trouble shooting page and verified that the wireless card is recognized by the system:   DISABLED             description: Wireless interface       product: Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card       vendor: Broadcom Corporation       physical id: 0       bus info: pci@06:00.0       logical name: eth1       version: 01       serial: 00:1a:73:39:c1:a8       width: 32 bits       clock: 33MHz       capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless

Disk partition step doesn't load ever......

Ok before going to work I decided to install Ubuntu.  Everything was going fine and it let me make 1 big partition.  But then the installation got stuck @ 41% for like 25min.  So stupid me reset the computer.  Now when I go to install it, it gets stuck at the disk partition step.  It goes through the 100% but won't bring up the partition options.Computer Specs-------------------PIII - 800mhz256mb PC133 RamATI Rage 2 XL video card 2x AgpIt was an old computer at work that I got for free and my friend said I should check out this operating system.  I used to be a big computer nerd so if you give me a technical answer I should understand. Is there a way I can format the drive with the Ubuntu CD.  Or should I just make a boot disk and format it.  Then try the install again?

The Perfect Desktop - Debian Etch (Debian 4.0)

With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. In this tutorial I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Debian Etch 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_debian_etch

How To Utilize Your New Multimedia Keyboard Under Linux

Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using its configuration file. It does not depend on the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys.


Grub install seems to work, but system boots to Windows XP's bootloader

I installed Ubuntu 7.04 (i386 desktop cd) and the automated grub install apparently didn't take. When I restart the computer, the Windows bootloader comes up asking me to start Windows XP or Windows 2000. Incidentally, I don't even have 2000 anymore, and it has shown in my bootloader screen ever since I installed XP.I have Windows XP on /dev/hda1 and /dev/hdb1. Ubuntu is on /dev/hdb2 (ext3) and /dev/hdb5 (swap). There are no other partitions that I'm aware of.I tried booting Ubuntu with the installation CD and installing grub manually. First I tried grub-install and that seemed to work, but same problem as above.Then I tried mounting /dev/hda2 onto /mnt and doing a chroot /mnt. I ran grub and it could not find hd0 or hd1...it said no such device or something like that.So then I exited out of the chroot and ran grub again. This time it could see hd0 and hd1. So I did a root (hd0,1) and that worked. Finally I ran setup (hd0), no errors, quit and reboot. Again, same problem as above, the Windows bootloader seems to have taken my MBR hostage.

Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Debian Etch

This document describes how to install a Proftpd 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 with this setup. http://www.howtoforge.com/proftpd_mysql_virtual_hosting_debian_etch

17 Must-Have Free Apps for New Ubuntu Users

Since Ubuntu comes packaged with all the open source apps that an average user might need (Firefox 2.0, Open Office, Rhythmbox, etc.), it might seem crazy to add more "clutter" to the situation. But what happens if you'd rather use the Opera browser rather than Firefox? Or, perhaps you'd like to add more sound and video apps to your repertoire beyond Rhythmbox. Since the server and desktop versions of Ubuntu support the GNOME 2.18 desktop environment, literally hundreds of additional applications are appropriate for Ubuntu users. This list of free Ubuntu apps that I've compiled is meant to provide the new Ubuntu desktop user with a logical beginning to an enhanced open source experience. The list of apps includes AllTray, Beagle,

Driver for old Xircom RealPort2 card?

Hi, Does anyone know if there is support for this old Ethernet PCMCIA card? If so where can I find it and install it. I am new to UBuntu.Thanks.