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Trouble with Oracle VM VirtualBox

I am running ubuntu 9.10 two ways: (a) as the host OS on one machine I will call ``Machine A'' (or just "A"), and (b) as a guest OS (in Oracle VM virtualbox 3.2, upgraded today from sun virtualbox 3.1) on another machine I will call ``Machine B'', (or just "B"). The host OS of Machine B is Win XP Pro. On A, I have installed sun virtualbox, and for a while that worked well. On B, within the guest (ubuntu), I had previously installed sun virtualbox 3.1, but had not yet used it, so I uninstalled it, and then installed the latest Oracle VM virtualbox 3.2. (perhaps I'm crazy, but I would like to try a ``virtual within a virtual''). In both cases, the ``upgraded'' version of virtualbox now does not work under ubuntu 9.10. It fails to start my guest OS in each case. On A, I tried to restart my guest Win XP machine, while on B, I tried to install a Win 3.1 guest. In both cases, I am instructed to install DKMS. I've done so, to no avail.

Virtualbox 3.2 released and Ubuntu installation instructions included

The VirtualBox team today released a significant new version of Oracle VM VirtualBox(TM), its high performance,cross-platform virtualization software. VirtualBox 3.2, the first Oracle branded release since the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Inc by Oracle Corp. earlier this year, contains many innovative new features which deliver further significant improvements in performance, power and supported guest operating system platforms.

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Network conflicts

What are the various network managers that can be present on ubuntu? I think that I have more than one that is conflicting with the other.

The problem
I can set my eth0 card to have a fixed IP address with nm-connection-manager, yet when I use the applet NetworkManager to connect to eth0, it gets an address from DHCP, and doesn't use the fixed IP address that I gave it. I did have wicd installed at one point, but used synaptic to remove it with the "complete removal" setting. Any idea as to where this conflict is arising?

5.1 surround sound does not work

It seems 5.1 surround sound on Ubuntu 9.10 either does work or it doesn't end of story. Mine doesn't! I have trawled the universe for help and nothing works. I have an external usb 5.1 sound card made by Trust (thats what it says in the base speaker) I have no other info on this. So far I have followed some instructions and changed a command in somewhere to read default-sample-channels =6. Then rebooted and met with silence when I tried to do a speaker test. My 9.10 doesn't have the screen many instructions refer to. When I left click on the speaker at the top of the screen I get a thin volume slide bar, if I right click on the speaker I get a small box offering me Mute or sound Preferences. This and its sub screens just don't match the instructions. I don't seem to have a Volume Manager or Volume Control screen.I think this external sound card is possibly pants but I cant be sure.

Any help most welcome.

Ubuntu 10.04 doesn't boot after upgrade from 9.10

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04 and immediately had some problems with booting after a restart.

Here is a video but I will explain it anyway:

The font changed suddenly during startup, and then the screen flashed, and the logo appeared but then became what I would call pixelated. Then all I got was a black screen and it just hung there.

Did a hard restart and entered the GRUB loader and chose Ubuntu 10.04 kernel 2.6.31-21 instead of Ubuntu 10.04 kernel 2.6.32-22 and it came up with this message which hung there long enough for me to snap a photo:

mount: mounting none on /dev failed: No such device092b3250a
chroot: cannot execute /etc/apparmor/initramfs: No such file or directory.

Kompozer installation user failure

Forgive me everyone as I am new to Ubuntu coming from that other place and installing something that works properly. I know a bit about PCs but I just don't understand what I am doing now.
I want to install Kompozer onto Ubuntu 9.10. Somewhere in this forum are some very good links and instructions that explain how installation works and what has to be done. I have blundered my way through these and have now "hit the Wall".

Some how upgraded 9.10 beta to 10.04LTS

I just noticed that I had upgraded 9.10 beta to 10.04 LTS. [Too many installs to keep track of for this dementia bird] I did get a message about something not being able to connect to a repository part during install and have been getting the same message occasionally during updates. Everything else seems to work fine except default Firefox and Thunderbird 3.0.4 were unable to connect to internet. TBird using gmail still cannot send or receive. Even Hotmail has the same prob. if I still have an account. Settings checked many times. I solved Firefox problem by disabling ivp6.
Just wondering if the Mozilla connection problem may be related to Beta being upgraded or something else. I saw other posts that had same or similar send receive problem but no definitive result from them. In fact I cannot find them any more.

Google search results appearing incorrectly

Yesterday everything was working fine in Chromium and Firefox, and on Chrome I passed the acid3 test with 99 percent. Today google search results are displaying garbage and the same in firefox. Acid3 only passes at 97 percent. What is wrong? This is what it looks like: http://i42.tinypic.com/ak8i0g.png

Any help would be great! Thanks!


Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Screenshots Gallery

The Ubuntu team is happy to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer.Our newest release, the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS , brings a host of exciting new features for users.This Screenshots Gallery includes installation process,Desktop,applications screeshots

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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Desktop

The Ubuntu team is happy to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer.Our newest release, the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS , brings a host of exciting new features for users.This tutorial will explain How to Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) to Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) released on the 29th April 2010.

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Spam bot?

What is spam bot? I seem to be only person to answer no to the question. Do I need to change my answer? Ernbobbie

Updated to 10.04, Lost wireless

Updated to 10.04 on Friday. Saturday, signed in and found no wireless icon in taskbar and no connection to internet What happened, and how do I fix. All other computers on LAN are fine. Thanks Erniebob

winff ffmpeg: unrecognized option '--ar' Lucid Lynx

following error message appear if i try to convert a mp3 file:

Duration: 00:07:40.04, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 187 kb/s
Stream #0.0: Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 192 kb/s
/usr/bin/ffmpeg: unrecognized option '--ar'

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I can't find SUDU when in terminal

Hello, I am fairly new at this. I am using 9.10 (karmic) and I am trying to install java .
I have downloaded the latest java6u20.i586.bin package and when I open up a terminal window and type sudu I get response command not found as shown below:

simon@simon-desktop:~$ sudu
No command 'sudu' found, did you mean:
Command 'tudu' from package 'tudu' (universe)
Command 'sudo' from package 'sudo' (main)
Command 'sudo' from package 'sudo-ldap' (universe)
sudu: command not found
I am dual booting with XP and did install ubuntu inside windows. If I install Lucid Lynx will that fix my problem? Or is there an easier way for me to install 'sudu'?

I am still very much at the beginner level, so any help please would be most welcome.
Many thanks

backup thunderbird email

Anybody got some excellent easy ideas [meaning programs] for backing up things like emails and documents and other perishable data for restoring after bad update or wipe drive with zeros reinstall? Looking for ease of use because of dementia and inability to stay focused while remembering and doing!!! Thanx #:)SW