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Linux finally gets a great audio tagger

As someone that loves music, listens constantly and is always adding to my collection by purchasing and then ripping CDs, a decent tag editor is an essential tool. I’ve been using Linux for the past seven years or so and the only drawback that I was constantly faced with was the lack of a great audio tag editor - basically a Linux based equivalent to mp3tag.

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Ubuntu Server

I need some help.

I'm trying to get my own web server running. I installed Ubuntu Server and followed

My sites need:

Server Requirements

* Linux Server (Ubuntu).
* Apache Web Server
o Support for AcceptPathInfo
o Support for MultiViews (or mod_rewrite which is slower)
* MySQL 5.x
* PHP 5.x (mod_php/CGI)
o Support for GD2 Library
o Support for MySQL
o Support for Curl
o Support for uploadprogress PHP extension (only if you want to display a progress bar on uploads)

Recommended PHP Configuration
o safe_mode off
o open_basedir off
o max_execution_time 7200
o max_input_time 7200
o memory_limit (with 1MB more then the maximum video upload size)
o post_max_size (maximum video upload size)
o upload_max_size (maximum video upload size)
o exec() should be allowed

Unable to lock the administration directory

Receiving the following error when trying to install gimp:

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and understand a Synaptic process is running. How can I tell in the System Monitor which is a Synaptic process.

This is on 10.10.

Ubuntu 10.10 is out! Get it now!

You can download the brand-new Ubuntu 10.10 „Maverick Meerkat“ here:

MFC5840CN scanner no device available supported devices are busy

Still [not sure where to post this and] working on getting this scanner to work in Ubuntu but now 10.10. I upgraded my 9.04 via internet to 10.10 a few days ago. I've had the drivers and supporting files installed for a while (9.04) yet Xsane gives me the message that no device available supported devices are busy. I've even removed xsane to see if sane might do the job. Yea sane and xsane are both in there. I recently did a lsusb command and got this response in brackets below:
[????????@????????-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f9:016e Brother Industries, Ltd MFC-5840CN Remote Setup Port
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
drmike@drmike-desktop:~$ '/usr/share/applications/gnome-screenshot.desktop']

Scribus text box doesnt work

Using Ubuntu 10.04.1 with Scribus (stable) loaded from the Software Centre I have a problem. the text box doesn't work. I create a text box, click on the "Edit Contents of Frame" icon and get a cursor in the text box but all I can type in are figures. In just doesn't type letters. Obviously this is not a lot of use for a publisher programme. Is this a known bug and can it be fixed? if not anyone recommend a publishing programme that works in Ubuntu?

listview objects change background color when moving mouse over them

I have installed 10.04 release. In nautilus when folder visualization is in list mode, list's cells background color change randomly as I pass the mouse over them. Same effect I see using gedit.
In previous version 9.10 on the same machine all was working fine.
Can some body help me, please?

NOTE. My graphic card is a S3 ProSavage KM133 and the mouse is a simple USB mouse "Trust" on a 1.1 usb port.
Thank you in advance.

Putting Repository DVD's on sources.list

I ordered eight DVD's with Ubuntu 10.4,
and now I can not add them to the sources.list, can you help please?

Thanks in advance for the help.


How to install libreoffice in Ubuntu using PPA

LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute.

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Computer issues.

Computer beeps once, screen goes blank and then a repeating clicking sound begins. The only way to stop this is to power off.

Verifying the installation configuration message

It hangs at 142%

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Hyper-threaded (2 total)

80.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
6.91 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.03 GB)

Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX270
Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0N6016

2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Netgear WIFI

NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X

Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA

Internet Explorer Version 8.00.6001.18702

I just reinstalled XP before it

Any fixes?

Says its doing something with the time server and just hangs and does nothing for a long time


How to fix Applications / System Menus are empty in ubuntu

If you see your Applications / System Menus are empty in ubuntu run the following commands from your terminal (Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal)
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Synaptic Package Manager Beginners Guide For Ubuntu Users

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu.This tutorial will explain how to install,remove and upgrade packages using Synaptic in ubuntu.

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problem after upgrading to 10.04

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and there seems to be a problem with "Flashplugin-nonfree". I'm being told to "re-install" it before removing but nothing seems to work & just going round in circles, I tried using the "Broken" filter - Firefox runs but does not appear to be connecting to the net where other programs are. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Stew

How to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7

The ext3 or third extended filesystem is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions.This tutorial will explain how to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7.

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