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HOWTO check video driver resolution in text mode??

I installed the new Invidia driver and it worked just fine. Until I rebooted the system.Now I cannot go beyond 640x480, there are no other choices in the GUI setup screen.Is there a text file I could edit to get it back to 1290x1024?thanks, Ed(Using 8.04)

Howto Install VirtualBox 1.6 in Ubuntu 8.04(Hardy Heron) including USB Support

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

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Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian

This tutorial will explain Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian.

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Converting Toshiba??

Hey linux users!I've been learning programming (C++) for about the last 6 months and plan to take computer science in uni which will be two years from now. On many of the sites I have been to people have said that if I want to expand my programming (as well as overall computer) knowledge I should get out of windows and move into Linux. I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro 4200 series laptop that my uncle has stopped using so I thought that I would install the linux os on that. My problem is that I cannot seem to get windows 98 off the laptop. I have tried to go to the add/remove programs but there is no way to unistall it from there? What should I do. I have the cd from the most recent magazine, where they talk about being able to install linux on anything even a motorcylce? Surley we can get around this, I have a fully functional laptop but with no Internet. Any help that you can offer would be greatley apprieciated!Thank you,-Max

install servers

I'm new to LINUX and want to set up a java JEE environmet. Can anyone inform me of where it's best to install APACHE & JBOSS where all user of the system can run the server. I have ubuntu desktop install as the OS. Thanks!

password and user help

help i just insnstalled ubuntu onto my external hard dirve but i have completely forgotem my password and username

Display Resolution

    Hi all,   am running ubuntu 6.10 edgy and am having this issue with my display. keep geting 'out of range' each time i put on the system.according to mu pc manufacture, am using intel video graphics driver i810.pls how do i resolve this problem?Thanks

How to install Beryl


I've some problems to install Beryl in Ubuntu 8.04 with nvidia FX5500 video card (in AMD64).

Can someone help me?

Won't recognise Login Password

Hi I have just installed Ubuntu, and gone through the procedure of setting up the password in the set up.All looks fine.However when I come to loggin into my new Ubuntu Computer I can't get in because It won't recognises my username / password so will not let me into my Computer.There is nothing I ca do.I know the password I set. I allways use this password. HelllllppppppSo now I am locked out of my computer.It is totally useless.Is there any one who can help me.Thanks, bear in mind I am not a computer genieus.

How i connect brodband in ubuntu...

Hello, i m frm Bangladesh, i installed ubuntu 8.04. I have BROADBAND connection but i cant connect internet on it . its a problem u all know? How is to possible work on linux without internet... plz send me all specifications How to start it? My isp in Bangladesh...i use pppoe... Thanx nhasive

Ubuntu behind ISA SErver 2004

Recently we have installed ISA server 2004 and my ubuntu system is behind it and am not able to connect to the internet.  Please let me know how to browse internet behind the ISA server 2004 on windows server 2003.  I am very new to ubuntu and want to learn things.Any help and guidance will be appreciated.Thanks in Advance

Modem Settings

I finally ggot connected to the internet with ubuntu using an external modem I bought a Trendnet TFM-560X and it works good,except that as soon as ubuntu starts it automatically connects me to the internet.How do I get it to not connect unless I sign on?

Nessus vulnerability scanner

I installed nessus 3.21 on my ubuntu box.i want to use only command mode scanning.so did try to scan the machine with following command

  • nessus -q -x -T html localhost 7143 neminath  123456 scanlist.txt resultsfile.html

its saying unknown command nessus.but nessusd is running on my box on port 7143 which i could find out with

  • ps -e |grep nessusd

if i navigate to the :/opt/nessus/bin directory and try this

  •  ./nessus -q -x -T html localhost 7143 neminath  123456 scanlist.txt resultsfile.html

i ended up gettingnessus : Could not open a connection to localhost what might be the problem?any help?

Compaq Evo N410c Video Driver

Hy Guys!Like 3 days ago I said: I want Linux on my Laptop Compaq Evo N410C. OK! What distribution? Mmmm....Then I said Ubuntu because it seems to be one of the used, but not only, even for the philosophy that follows. Everything went well except for the video driver. Ati Mobility M6. A Blood Bath I've tried everything!!!!! But it seems that's not enough!!!!! So... I'm at your mercy... :)  I hope that your infinite knowledge will enlight my dark way!

enabling universal component

 please tell me how to enable universal component in ubuntu linux