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Dapper Gnome Error

I am relieved that in addition to Ubuntu, I installed Kubuntu. My KDE desktop is more than useful, it is essential as last week's updates damaged my Gnome. Now when I log into Gnome the splash screen appears, does its thing, then the panels try to load. The panels appear, flash eleven times, and then disappear. it leaves me with an empty brown desktop with nothing on it but a mouse cursor. The only control available is ctrl-alt-backspace.  If those keys are pressed while the panels are still flashing, the system returns me to the GDM login screen. If I wait until the panels stop flashing, ctrl-alt-backspace puts me at a login prompt in a shell. I have to then reboot to get back into GDM. Is this part of the reason the release date was moved back?

Mysql Database backup script

A script to take daily, weekly and monthly backups of your MySQL databases using mysqldump. Features - Backup mutiple databases - Single backup file or to a seperate file for each DB - Compress backup files - Backup remote servers - E-mail logs – More http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/mysqlscript.htm

Bluetooth in Ubuntu + GPRS

Hello people i am a noob to linux and have just installed ubuntu and its working fine except that i cannot connect to the internet with my GPRS phone which i connect with bluetooth.

In order to download the bluetooth manager i first have to connect to the internet...i downloaded the package .gz and .bz files containing the bluetooth manager for linux via windows but i don't know how to compile it into a .deb package so that i can install it



Ubuntu 6.04 will be postponed

The decision has not yet been made but it seems that the release date will be postponed by 6 weeks. Originally Ubuntu 6.04 should be released on 20th April, but Shuttleworth wants to have more time for testing and improvements. The reason therefore is, that Dapper Drake will have extended support and it will be positioned as a enterprise distribution. That means it needs to be suitable for enterprise environments as well.

It is not yet sure if it will keep the name Ubuntu 6.04 as it will be released in June. Maybe we're talking about Ubuntu 6.06 :)

Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake) Flight-CD 5 available

Flight-CD 5 has just been released as another preview of Dapper Drake. It features an improved installer for the Live-CD and a new standard theme called "Ubuntulooks". Some additional ATI graphic cards like the X850 are supported now.

Download here: http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/dapper/flight-5/

Ubuntu 5.10 installer vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

The following packages are affected:

The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 2.67ubuntu20 (base-config) and 1:4.0.3-37ubuntu8 (passwd). In
general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:
Karl Øie discovered that the Ubuntu 5.10 installer failed to clean
passwords in the installer log files. Since these files were
world-readable, any local user could see the password of the first
user account, which has full sudo privileges by default.

The updated packages remove the passwords and additionally make the
log files readable only by root.

This does not affect the Ubuntu 4.10, 5.04, or the upcoming 6.04
installer. However, if you upgraded from Ubuntu 5.10 to the current
development version of Ubuntu 6.04 ('Dapper Drake'), please ensure

LAMP (Linux Apache Mysql PHP) Installation and configuration

The acronym LAMP refers to a set of free software programs commonly used together to run dynamic Web sites or serversLinux, the operating system; Apache, the Web server; MySQL, the database management system (or database server)Perl, PHP, and/or Python, scripting languagesCheck here for complete easy installation stepsLAMP (Linux Apache Mysql PHP) Installation and configuration

writing to windows drives (FAT32)

I am new to ubuntu and for scholastic reasons have to keep windows XP as an OS. I have created a drive partition that mounts fine in ubuntu, yet I can find no way of changing the permissions so that I can write to it. I have tried running as root and using chmod but the change did not actually get made. If anybody has advice it would be greatly appreciated. thanks ~Arik

Sony Vaio VGN-FS215S

Hi, I have installed last week Kubuntu Dapper in my Sony-Vaio VGN-FS215S and upgraded packages two days ago. 1. Touchpad is recognized but cursors speed is really slow and can not be fixed. Tapping is not supported. Both worked fine under Breezy. 2. Changing the aliasing preferences doesn't have any effect. The same file with the same Times New Roman Font in Open Office under windows XP is clear and in Kubuntu blurred. Some characters half appear. 3. I don't know which is the appropriate choice for keyboard. There is none for Sony Vaio. I tried to use the other brand keyboards for Laptop but to no avail. 4. Winmodem is not recognized but I guess I have to buy linuxant driver. 5. Wireless card is recognized but I have to install Ndis Wrapper. 6. Adept doesn't function 9 out of 10 times but this is a general problem as I realized from the talk in the Forum. I would be gratefull for any advice Thanks Yannis

How to get XGL and Compiz working

Complete tutorials are to be found on ubuntuforums.org and I do not think it is necessary to repeat it here. But only for one simple remark.

The original tutorial on ubuntuforum.org makes compiz work without the opacity plugin. If you do it this way it will work.

First of all follow this howto: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=131267 and play around with it.

If you then download the packages from this page http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=139265 and install the packages using dpkg -i.

After this all is well.... ;) See my screenshot http://www.ubuntux.org/my-desktop-running-xgl

XGL and Compiz

Yesterday I spend a few hours tweaking Gnome and XGL and I'm glad to say: It works! I know its only Eye Candy, but what a graphics...A screenshot will be uploaded in the image galleries.

.shn and .flac conversion programs

I am using arson and k3b for my music needs. I need to be able to decode flac and shn files to wav for cd burning and home stereo playback. Can someone point me in the right direction program-wise and/or plugins.

Debian and Ubuntu Linux boot process explained

Here is the bebian and ubuntu linux boot process explained clearly with the step by step  http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/boot.htm

Just Installed

Just finished installing Ubuntu today. Trying to figure everything out. I'm running it on the oldest computer I have, which means that it's running on hardware so old, it apparently can't even recognized some of it. I'm debating what this means. On the one hand, I have a marginally newer piece of junk tucked away somewhere. On the other hand, I don't really care to lug it out, dust it off, and give it a whirl. So it looks like I'm stuck to an IBM Aptiva for now. So I have a few things I need to figure out: I need to get Ubuntu to detect my ethernet PCI card, I need to figure out how to use a crossover to link my Windows box with my Linux box, I need to figure out how to share my internet connection across my Windows box, I need to figure out how to connect via Cygwin and X, so I can get some kind of graphical interface for Linux on my Windows laptop (which I usually do most of my ... whatever... from. Oh boy.

Apache2 Installation with SSLand PHP Support With Webinterface or GUI Tools

Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996 and most of the linux users,admins and developers are using their needThis is the easy installation and configuration os apache2 webserver with SSL and PHP supporthttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/apacheinstall.htm  and if you are looking for web interface or GUI tools for apache have a look here  http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/apacheweb.htm

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