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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) is out now!

Finally Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) is out!!

You can download it here: http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/

aTunes - Full-featured audio player and manager

aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems.Currently plays mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming, allowing users to easily edit tags, organize music and rip Audio CDs.

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Problems with installing Softwares

Thanks very much alanrochester for your help, I now have a better understanding of the ways SW are installed in Linux environment. However when I tried to have the SW XVidcap from http://linuxappfinder.com/ installed using the default GDebi package installer, I got the error message:" Dependency is not satisfiable", and when I tried another version of XVidcap, I got the error message: "A later version is available in a software channel. You are strongly advised to install the version from the software channel, since it is usually better supported." My question is where can I find this software channel? and what can I do with the dependency problem? Thanks again.

Don't know how to install downloaded SW

I've just downloaded several sw from sourceforge.net and they are in the downloads folder. One sw I had to unzip and extract the contents to a new folder. I don't know how to install these sw. Please help me. Thanks. I'm using Ubuntu 9.10. Thanks

Help getting MFC5840 CN scanner functional in Ubuntu 9.04 and or 9.10

I'm still trying to find help with getting my scanner to function under Ubuntu. It once was functioning in 9.04 but ceased about the time Xsane updated from 0.995 to 0.996. I have dementia and cannot stay focused long enough to solve the problem. In fact I'm not sure how I got scanner working in first place. I remember trying command line driver install and then synaptic install prob. several times each and one day it worked. I'm starting to fade in thinking power as I write this. One problem I'm having is understanding su and sudo. Most times when I use su and then type password it says password not valid. Some times sudo works and I get to run a command but it seems flaky letting me run commands all day long or stopping working altogether.

open firewall port UDP Port 54925

I'm running Firestarter as a firewall on my Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, and 10.04 releases but have done little to nothing beyond running the basic Wizard on install. I'm attempting to trouble shoot why my MFC5840 CN 'AIO' scanner isn't working and the Brother site says that port 54825 needs to be open. How do I tell if it is open and if not how to open it?
Thanx %:)SW

How do I delete the owner?

Thanks everybody for you help. Now I need to delete me as the "owner" so I can sell the Dell/mini. Any suggestions?

Ubuntu 10.04 is coming!

How do I undelete my taskbar?

I totaly do not know what I am doing with computers period! Then I get a Dell with Ubuntu and while trying to delete the owner I accidently deleted the entire rask bar (the one on the top pf the page) and now I can't do any thing except change my wallpaper.

Need Help

i need help....4i am trying to access /etc/apt/sources.list
and i get everytime the message that permisioon is denied....
i have try su
and log in as a root, but still not working..
i have try to change the root password(sucesfuly)
but still cant access the directory...
so i odnt know what to do as i am a big noob in linux...
my gola is to create my own server with ffdshow installed where i can use my own youtube script like or clipbucket...
any help to achieve this..will be great....
thanks a lot....

How to Create a separate home partition in Ubuntu

This tutorial will explain How to Create a separate /home partition in Ubuntu.If Ubuntu for some reason crashes and becomes unbootable and unfixable reinstalling will not delete all of your important data and settings. You simply specify the /home partition to be mounted at /home when reinstalling.

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Upgrading from 9.04 to 9.10

A week ago i installed version 9.04 and it ran absolutely faultlessly. Then I upgraded it to 9.10. The problem is I have to login from seven to ten times before it accepts my user name and password. So far I have been able to login, but it appears to be taking longer. This is my first experience with Linux.

Brother MFC5840CN scanner driver

I've had this installed and working under Ubuntu 9.04 using XSane 0.995. I believe it was installed as an USB unit also. The upgrade to XSane 0.996 seemed to cause it to stop working.
Don't know why that might happen.
The error message that I am now getting instead of being able to scan with it is "no device available/supported device is busy". The Brother site says that command line is required for installation of the driver. I'm trying to remove everything to do with the install and re do it underXSane 0.996. I presume this is what it needs.
I can't remember if I installed it via command line or using synaptic. {I've tried it so many ways and on several different installs it's hard to keep them all straight}. BTW; I'm rather limited in how much command line I am able to do due to dementia.

How to install Monitorix in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) Server

Monitorix is a free, open source, lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitorize as many services as possible. At this time it monitors from the CPU load and temperatures to the users using the system. Network devices activity, network services demand and even the devices’ interrupt activity are also monitored, and more.

The current status of any corporate server with Monitorix installed can be accessed via a web browser.

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installation of .sh file on ubuntu 9.10

I am totally new to linux [ 2 months ] and I get a little frustrated trying to open some files which are not deb, as the archieve manager easily installs these type files with out entering any commands, which I am very weak at. I know the apt-get install, update, upgrade, source, etc. but I get totally stuck on any download which has .sh on the end. I downloaded madusa4, which is a cad program I desperately need, and I followed the instructions until this one about superuser ( root ) which using the sudo command, I thought that identifies me as root.

Example:Distribution Command
Fedora yum install tcsh
Ubuntu sudo apt-get install csh

I did the csh install and that went as instructed. [ I do not trust my typing in what I see, so I use the copy / paste to avoid errors ]

Example 2: Installing MEDUSA
For the installation you have to be superuser (root). Open a terminal and run the file