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Addendum to my Zim experience.

Not being completely happy about the Gtk2:TrayIcon module problem.  I came back to the problem again tonight.  I spent a lot of time constantly downloading perl modules that failed to install due to some missing dependency, so that was largely a waste of time.  I then decided that there must be some way of installing some of this stuff via synaptic.  I had looked earlier with regards to some of the other modules I was having trouble with, but this time around I happened to notice a libgtk2-trayicon-perl package in the repository.  I slap my forehead, and utter a common exclamation attributed to Homer Simpson, and then crossing my fingers I install the package.  I then went and changed the config file for Zim in my $HOME directory to enable the tray icon. Starting up Zim I was pleased to see I now had tray icon functionality. :)  Yay!  Zim has been one of those 'dependency hell' installations that I have heard so much about.  It sure looks good when its working though.

I've been trying to be a bit more bold lately.

When I first started mucking around on Ubuntu, I managed to bust my installation a few times.  I became quite proficient at re-installing and having two hard drives installed, I was always running two copies of Ubuntu so that I could always have one that was functioning.  I soon learnt the usefulness of having my /home on a seperate partition, so that my user settings survived the process and also I became proficient at transferring my downloaded .deb files in my /var/cache/apt/archives over to my new install, so that I could avoid downloading them all again (I'm on a dialup connection so this is painful). I started hanging out in the #ubuntu channel on IRC, and was soon taken under the wing by one of the regulars there who was more proficient at linux than I was, and instructed in the methods of 'how to do thing without breaking your box'.  Since then I have been fairly careful with what I have installed on my system.  I would always favour installation of software from the ubuntu repositories over trying to install the latest versions from source, and never leaving non-ubuntu sources sitting in my sources.list after I had acquired whatever particular package I was after.

Greetings All

I've just signed up to see how things work over here at Ubuntux.  I am a regular contributor on the Ubuntu Forums and hang out a bit in the Ubuntu IRC support channel.  I'm hoping to find some interesting blog entries relating to Ubuntu. :)

Frequency Out of Range

I've just been trying to install Ubuntu. (New to linux.) All seems to be going quite peachy, and it gets to a point after anaconda asks you to remove the CD and reboot; once it finishes the installation, I think. This is a little bit after it asks you to select which resolutions you want to be usable by the X window system; I chose the defaults; only 1024x768, 800x600 and 640x480. What happens, is that nothing can be displayed on the monitor. The monitor comes up with a message that says "80.8KHz/154.1Hz / Freqency out of range / Try other resolutions". At this point, goes directly to that whenever I try to boot from the hard drive, so I have to try to reinstall. My question, is why is this happening? And obviously, how do you s'pose it can be fixed? I've dismissed the possibility that the monitor can't handle 1024x768 or something, but perhaps that's the case? Any help would be the awsome. PS- Line breaks aren't happening automatically, as it says. This is just temporary?

3rd preview of Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake) released

The Ubuntu developer have released a new preview of the upcoming version "Dapper Drake". It fixes bugs and brings some new components.

It still uses kernel 2.6.15 and brings the new modular X.Org 7.0. Besides the new functions this new version brings, the modularity brings some positive aspects to updating X.Org. In future there is no need to download the whole X-Window-System any more, but only parts of it which leads to smaller file sizes of updates.

The third preview called "Flight CD 3" contains the current GNOME developing version 2.13.4, which has been customized optically to the Ubuntu look. You'll find revised menus, a brand-new logoff screen and improved update notifications. A small icon in the systray informs you about a required reboot after having installed major updates.

The installer has become even quicker and supports network cards, which require a firmware image. If installing on a USB stick GRUB and the kickstart support work correctly again.

By using Squashfs and Unionfs the Live-CD is smaller and quicker and from now on only the Launchpad.net project will be used for reporting bugs in the distribution.

The Flight CD 3 for Ubuntu 6.10 can be downloaded from the official website, a Flight CD 3 for Kubuntu 6.10 and a Flight CD 3 for Edubuntu 6.10 is also available. Ubuntu 6.04 is going to be released in April 2006 as final version.

nUbuntu: new Ubuntu derivative focused on security testings

nUbuntu or Network Ubuntu is a project to take the existing Ubuntu distribution and remaster it as a LiveCD and Full Install with tools needed for penetrating testing servers and networks. The main idea is to keep Ubuntu's ease of use and mix it with the popular penetrating testing tools used by penetrating testers. Besides usage for network and server testing, nUbuntu will be made to be a desktop distribution for advanced linux users.

The nUbuntu stable release is now online and can be downloaded from the project homepage. Along with removing unnecessary packages, the menu structure has been reorganized for ease of use.

Firefox woes

I'm not completely new to Linux, but ignorant enough that I can't troubleshoot something that'd be a snap in Winders. I've installed both Ubuntu 5.04 and 5.10 on a Toshiba laptop...I've confirmed that any and all of three network adapters (builtin Intel NIC, Farallon USB NIC, and a generic wireless PC card) I have attached are in fact working with ping, ifconfig, and all that.  I've successfully downloaded and installed all updates.  My shop network (DSL-based) is a simple one...permanent machines have static IP's, mostly Winders-based, with one OSX G4 Mac, and customer machines all hook up with DHCP without difficulty. Firefox, though, will not connect to any outside website...if I give it my web server's IP address, it'll load up my default page from it...I haven't tested this with any external IP addresses.  I'm assuming that DNS is working properly, since I can ping any URL successfully. It's as if Firefox isn't successfully using DNS, either with install 5.04 or 5.10 (DL'd and installed 5.10 after finding out it was available)...but if I explicitly define some DNS server IP addresses, it still won't work.

Firefox Installation / Upgrade

How do I upgrade firefox (1.0.7) installed by default by Ubuntu Install disk to the latest Firefox (1.5), Since the 1.0.7 Version does not allow to install some extensions any more. Either you have de-grade your version to a 1.0 or you have to up-grade your version to 1.5 (Which Ubuntu does not allow me to). Any help that works is appreciated. Thank You and excuse me for Capitalization and Spellings ( I know I am working on them too. )

Help ttyS0 how i change the speed from 9600 to 115200

i am using a usRobotics modem

Verrrry Slowwww system

A Question for the guru's out there - how fast is the Ubuntu Linux at installing itself, and then running applications ?

OK, I know it is dependent upon the hardware being used, but is it slow when used with an 'old' cpu ?

I am running Ubuntu v5p1(Breezy) on an IBM laptop - the cpu is a Pentium 2/233MHz - what sort of speed of operation should I expect ?

I mean, come on, over 3 hours for a default install (Yes, it loaded the whole CD, and all language packages, taking about 2.4GBytes of space on my hard drive). Over 4 minutes to start up and reach the login prompt when starting. About a minute to go from selecting Open Office / Write{mouse-click), to getting a page to write on ? Are these times excessive, or quite normal given my hardware constraints ?

Other hardware includes a Trident 9327 graphics card, with DVD option giving me 4 meg of ram(!) which I run at 1024 x 768/16 bit colour. Hard drive is 6 GByte. I am still fighting the soundcard (CS423x Crystal Sound, not found, even with lspci command). Network connection is via PCMCIA plug in card (I have not got one yet), and it has a 'wavemodem' for dial up ... whatever that is.

Sudo apt-get install

Hello, Running Kubuntu 5.10 I am following the guide for installing the ATI driver. In one of the steps it says to run:  "then do: sudo module-assistant build,install fglrx-kernel" when i do that i get: "sudo: module-assistant: command not found" Then I try to get the package but i get the following: $ sudo apt-get install module-assistant Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Package module-assistant is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package module-assistant has no installation candidate Please, help. Thanks in advance.

Help with Help

Hi There,

I'm not sure what I've done (ouch!) but I have lost all help; I just get some annoying error every time I trigger a help function.

Can anyone tell me how to reload help?

I'm running Ubuntu 5.10



Why I use ubuntu !

Is anyone interested? I will tell you anyway. Question. I want a computer? How many people have said this, this Christmas? (thousands ) XP Home or XP Pro? How many people have said this, this Christmas? (thousands ) Shall we have an operating system that works straight out of the box? How many people have said this, this Christmas?(very few if any at all) Shall we buy a book that will tell us how to use our new computer? Bet you the book wont tell them how many times it will lock up for no reason at all, wont tell them how much crap they are going to get the moment they connect to the World Wide Web. Viruses,data miners,trackers,adds and all manner of unwanted rubbish, wont tell them that they have now got to buy loads of overpriced applications to make the damn thing work. Good thing we bought our new computer from a nice big shop cause at least we know where to take it every time our expensive O/S packs in. STOP we know better don't we, our O/S was free,our apps were included in the installation, our machine doesn't keep locking up, it just works!!! Must be a catch? YES which distro do we use? We use one that is up to date, easy to configure and has a large amount of support everywhere (loads of brill sites like this one) got a problem? post a question, get more answers than you can read.

Installing modules from CDROM

I an a 'newbie' to Linux, and am trying to install a soundcard in my thinkpad 770 (yes, from 1999). I know the type of sound pprocessor (CS423x) and have instructions for installing this in a linux machine written by other users. The sound worked on SuSE9.2, card was detected by installer and only needed a few tweaks to play from cdrom or files.

On Ubuntu, no such luck - tried both version 4.1[Warty] and latest[Breezy]. Both say I have not got a soundcard installed. I have enabled my Universe & Multiverse bits, updated all files and still no joy. I would like to install Amarok - as this was the only program I got to work with SuSE9.2 [ no sound at all with Fedora, RedHat or Mandriva Linux].

I have noticed that both the Universe and Multiverse source paths point to http:/ locations - but I do not have access to the web on the laptop [I said it was old ...] but I can download files etc. at work and burn them onto a cd. Should I change these paths to point to the dev/cdrom ? What is the correct 'wording' to do this if I have to ? Do I use somethimg like 'dev/cdrom0/files'[just guessing here] or what ?

Design your own Desktop

Picking up on Friedrich.s blog, why not have a go at designing new wallpaper for BREEZY and then move on to DAPPER. I would guess a lot of us are using 1024x768 , so if this was made the standard size for submissions everybody could have a go. If anyone likes the idea lets get started!!!!!

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