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Can't start ubuntu in grphical mode

I've installed ubuntu 5.04, 5.10 and 6.06 beta on my pc many times already, and each time i install i will get error message "Failed to start the X server (your ghapical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagose the pronblem?" and when i answer YES, i got all the stuff that i don't know on the screen. my pc specification is: HDD 160G with 8partitions , AMD 3800+ x2 64bit, Radeon X700 PCI E 256MB, Gigabit A8N Sli Mother board. Sorry i really novice about linux and really want to install Ubuntu.

Taking backup using tar command in linux and unix

The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tarbackup.htm

How to login as root in ubuntu

hi everyone im not able to login as root in ubuntu can anyone help me in this regard.. the problem is i login to gnome and click on system/adminitration/usersandgroups it asks 4 the paeeword only the hour glass button is showed for a while and it is not started at all can any one help me in this rgardthanksregards...

(k)Ubuntu wont recognize my ipod nano, and wont even create a /dev/ entry

What's wrong here? I had recently purchased a 2 GB ipod nano and it works with a windoze machine. It also is recognised when i loaded knoppix to test. But ubuntu wont even recognize it. I cant even see a /dev/ entry. But when I plug in my usb flash drive, it works. Just the ipod cant be seen. When i do lsusb, I get this:==============================================================Bus 009 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 008 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 006 Device 003: ID 05ac:120a Apple Computer, Inc.Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0c16:0001 Gyration, Inc.Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000===========================================================The only problem is, I can't mount the ipod because it;s not in /dev/. What do I do?

need help on pptp vpn server setup

hi friendsi need help on pptp vpn server configuration detailsany can help me ..thanks

Easy SugarCRM Configuration Steps

This is the Best opensource CRM software available now.SugarCRM includes a sales, marketing, and service suite of CRM applications. Sugar.Sales includes account and contact management, opportunity management, activity tracking, charting, reporting, and email integration with MS Outlook. SugarCRM is easy to install and supports custom user interface templates that are optimized for speed. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/sugarcrm.htm

Keeping DSL up and running

I use Kubuntu Dapper as my Linux Disto as it is the only one I have found that I can get DSL to even work. Now if only I could get it to stay up and running, it seems that after about 5 or 6 minutes of inactivity the connection goes down. Do not get me wrong I think that Dapper has to one of the best distos I have used. I just hope that somebody out there can help. I would use 5.10 but it will not connect to the internet at all.
I have a
Asrock SataII Mobo
512 Ram
160 gig Seagate Hd
30 gig WD
cdrw/dvd drive
dvd/rw/cd/rw drive
RealTek nic

Fixing "invalid Python installation" error on Ubuntu

While attempting to install DenyHosts, I got an error about "invalid Python installation". I found the solution here.

Basically just:

sudo apt-get install python2.4-dev

http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2006/04/09/ fixing-invalid-python-installation-error-on-ubuntu/

VHCS ISP Control Panel Configuration

VHCS delivers a complete hosting automation appliance by offering significant security, total-cost-of-ownership, and performance advantages over competing commercial solutions.With VHCS Pro you can configure your server and applications, create user with domains with a few point-and-click operations that take less than a minute. There is no limit to the number of resellers, users and domains that can be created.At the core of VHCS Pro are 3 easy-to-use, Web-based control panels. VHCS provides graphic user interfaces for the administrators, resellers and usershttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/vhcs2.4.7.htm

AMD Sempron Isntallation

Hi Ubuntu Team,I am trying to install ubuntu in my laptop for a course. It is Compaq presario v2000 with ati graphic card. Processor AMD Seprom and 640MB RAM. On Installing the Install CD - I have the xserver (GUI) failing. I have tried all install options suggested int the forrum for AMD like linux vga=ati, linux vga=771 noapic nolapic so on so forth - no progress - any tips or comments will be og great help?ThanksSuria


how to print in a windows98 basedcomputer using linux computer? thanxx.. april27 im printing a doc in a windows 98 printer based using my ubuntu pc and this message shows in the printer properties.. Ready: Unable to connect to SAMBA host, will retry in 60 seconds...ERROR:  Connection failed with error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL but in a windowsXP based printer i succeed printing docs using ubuntuPC.. THanks.. nid help ASAP..

New preview of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) released

The developer of Ubuntu have released a new preview of Dapper Drake. It contains GNOME 2.14 and KDE 3.5.2 and the installer of the Live-CD now also works on PowerPCs. Kubuntu gets a new user-friendly packet management system called "adept_install" and the standard theme has slightly been reworked.

The Flight-CD 6 of Ubuntu 6.06 alias Dapper Drake including Live-CD and Ubuntu Server can be downloaded at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/flight6. The derivatives Kubuntu and Edubuntu can also be downloaded there in this new test version.

Router/Gateway needed for Asterisk remote location

Hello all.  I am trying to setup a Ununtu Linux box as a gateway/router running Asterisk to my office Linux box also running Ubuntu Linux/Asterisk.  I need the Polycom IP phones to connect remotly to the office Linux box to receive and make calls.  The office system is a fully functional working system using the Polycom IP phones.So far I cannot get the phones to work at the remote site routing through to office computer.  They are fully functional at the remote site.  I have tried to set up a gateway without any success and tried some routing configurations, again without any success.  Help would be appreciated.  The following is my current remote location configuration.1.  The remote site is connected to DSL via a Westel Wirespeed modem2.  The Westel Wirespeed modem connects to a D-Link router lan port 1.3.  The WAN port on the D-Link router is not being used.  

I'm shock not even one artical / guide

Hi .. First I like to say I am a newbie with this type of open source OS Linux and I have in the last 3 weeks read alot about how to do this and that , I have read other members posts as well , I do have to say I really like this OS , I am getting addicted to it , Within these 3 weeks I have learn alot and there is so much more to go , Though within this time I learn its best to have a couple of partition to be set up , One for swap , one for the /home , one just to keep blank/spare empty for future upgrades and lastly the OS itself , Now this is the part I am shock at , I couldn't find no where yet as to how to configure the set up for the hard drive to do such , WHY NOT ? I am trying to locate any type of data that would explain how to configure the hard drive for these partition , And this is only going to have Ubuntu OS on the hard drive , No other OS , Am I wrong here ? Shouldn't the very first lesson with any OS is how to set up the hard drive correctly ? Please if there is any

/usr/share/ubuntu- artwork/home/index.html cannot be found

Dear all, I just installed Kubuntu 5.10 and every time I start up Firefox I get the following message in a popup window "The file /usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html cannot be found. Please check the location and try again." So I looked up for this file and typed ll commands to follow the links: ll /usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 34 2006-03-30 21:33 /usr/share/ubuntu-artwork/home/index.html -> /etc/alternatives/firefox-homepage ll /etc/alternatives/firefox-homepage lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 59 2006-03-30 21:33 /etc/alternatives/firefox-homepage -> /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/index.html ll /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/index.html ls: /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kubuntu/about-kubuntu/index.html: No such file or directory I can see that the actual file does not exist.

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