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upgradation from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04

have updated the Ubuntu version from 8.10 to 9.04, after upgradation its showing the ubuntu startpage however whenever i am clickin on any item it goes blank firstly in small portion then the whole screen, can any one help on this

New to Linux

Installed Intrepid a couple of weeks ago. Installation nice and easy, but after that things get harder.

Taking a while to get my head round the directroy structure...but getting there.
Problems getting screen resolution right. KVM switch messing that up. Shame you can't 'force' monitor setting you know work.

Some things MUST be done from Terminal. Like setting Workgroup name. Need better GUI's

Like Totem movie player, except that there are no video controls that work, or can be used whilst watching a video...that is a must.

Having trouble getting printing to work properly. (Canon IP4300). Installed the printer using Ubuntus own 'database' but colours are all wrong. Seems black is added to all colours when colour is over 50%. Why?

Learning as I go.. Love/hate at presnet!

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) to Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop and Server editions and Ubuntu Netbook Remix, continuing Ubuntu’s tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.This tutorial will explain how to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibix) to Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) released on the 23rd March 2009.

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USB Disk Drives


I've installed UBUNTU for my boss and she is happy with the system speed. Now, she wants to add some external USB drives. After two weeks of searching, I haven't been able to locate anything that tells me how to do that. UBUNTU knows the drive is there when I plug it it, but I can't seem to mount it.

Ubuntu 8.10 server edition. My unix experience medium. Using Samba in a 7-user network.

Thank you. Kiku


i need help downloading msn it wont let me

How to use apt-p2p For Faster Upgrades From Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04

apt-p2p is a p2p proxy for apt dowloads, it will act as a proxy between apt requests and a repository server, downloading any request files from peers (if possible), else will fallback to direct HTTP download. In general, apt-p2p save bandwidth, use limited cpu and memory resources and reduce congestion on the ubuntu mirrors.apt-p2p will get the request files from peers, therefore, it will avoid the congestion on the ubuntu mirrors.

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Black screen after putting ubuntu on stand by

I got someone to install ubuntu on a new acer laptop which also has vista on it. So, i used it for 1hour then put it on stand-by. When i restart the computer ubuntu starts correctly but then I have black screen, the keyboard doesn't seem to respond.


Genisoimage - Creates ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem images

genisoimage is a pre-mastering program for creating ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem images, which can then be written to CD or DVD media using the wodim program. genisoimage includes support for making bootable “El Torito” CDs, as well as CDs with support for the Macintosh HFS filesystem.

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How to setup FreeNX server and Client in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid)

FreeNX is a system that allows you to access your desktop from another machine over the Internet. You can use this to login graphically to your desktop from a remote location. One example of its use would be to have a FreeNX server set up on your home computer, and graphically logging in to the home computer from your work computer, using a FreeNX client.

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resize my home partition

hi i;m only 3 days old n linux so execuse me if i use windows expresions
i install linux ubuntu 8.10 with windows xp
i install linux on partition of 10 gb space
i start downloading updates and so on untill me free disk space on file system partion 80mb
i used partion magic to encrease the space of the partition i used to install linux i increase it to 25 gb
linux dosent feel this increase and the free space still 80 mb
how to make linux ubuntu 8.10 feel the new desk space

Google Earth

Does anyone know the install Google Earth on Ubuntu 8.10?

Easy way to Deploy and Configure Open Source Software

ESC (Emergence Software Configurator) has an easy way to deploy and configure open source software. You can use any publicly available installation recipes to install open source software. For example, to install Joomla on Ubuntu, you can click here: https://config.emergsoft.com/direct_deploy?token=b891bf7612b2618b952b7f5...

Users can install and create deployment / configuration recipes. ESC essentially automates the generation of RPM / DEB packages without having the package maintainer having to know the details of RPM / DEB. It leverages the existing robust, simple interface of updating user's Linux machines and provide an easier way to build, maintain, and reuse these packages.

For more information, go to http://www.emergsoft.com

Screen on Kubuntu is messed up.

I can only see half of the screen and when I spin the cube and the bottom half of the screen freezes and shows either the skycap or the inside of the cube. I'm using kde4, compiz, with the unsuported plugins, and Kubuntu 8.10. If I'm missing any important info tell me. Thanks in advance!

Ubuntu 8.10 wont start up.....but only when plugged in????

I see the orange load bar and the linux symbol then when it gets to a about 30% to check files it freezes and wont begin.Like I said when unplugged, it starts up just fine.I am also having trouble with my updater so is there anyway to safely go into the scripting and fix it upon bootup?

{ DRDY ERR } and lots of numbers when installing ubuntu

I keep getting [ ***.******(number) ] ata2.00: status: { DRDY ERR }

What do I do?