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XLib - Development - Error message - Debug

I am trying to write a software to draw simple shapes under X. I use the XLib. Every went smoothly at the begining. As I need some flashing colors, I tried to create my own colormap. After creating a window with the right visaul (DirectColor), I tried to create my colormap with the same visual and I get the following error message: X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)   Major opcode of failed request:  78 (X_CreateColormap)   Value in failed request:  0x0   Serial number of failed request:  9   Current serial number in output stream:  11 I have no idea how to debug this. Which value, which integer. Does the problem come from my Ubuntu? Does anyone have any idea? Is Ubuntu compliant with X standarts?

Complete debian linux Server Setup Tutorials

  • This is atep by step tutorials how to setup Debian server this includes Debian Installation FTP Server Setup in debian Webserver Setup in Debian Samba Server Setup in Debian Database Server Setup in Debian Time clock sync for debian server Mail Server Configuration in Debian VNC Server setup in Debian Proxy Server Setup in Debian SSH Server Setup in Debian tftp Server Setup in Debian DHCP Server Setup in Debian IPtables Configuration in Debian DNS Server Setup in debian

This is also provides the web interface or GUI tools for each toolshttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/debianserver.htm

Default Ubuntu Desktop

How can I restore the desktop to it's original Ubuntu desktop as it appears just after a new instlall?

Problem - Synaptic/Update Manager - "Could not download all repository indexes"

I am a fairly new linux user and have just installed Ubuntu.       Originally, I could ping but not access the web through Firefox.     I solved this problem by disabling ipv6 in Firefox and I can now ping and browse the net but I cannot use wget or download via Synaptic.     wget displays the following type of message:     ale@Dym4300:~$ wget www.google.com       ---13:43:44--  http://www.google.com/       => `index.html.2'       Resolving www.google.com...       Connecting to www.google.com||:80...       Synaptic/Update Manager display the following error message after trying to download for a few minutes:       "Could not download all repository indexes"       Any help or advice will be gratefully received.       Thanks       Phil

Ubuntu or Kubuntu - Why not BOTH ?

I can declare myself as a begginer in Linux world (not a total , but still a begginer). Before a Ubuntu, I install several distros on my PC (Mandrake, Knoppix, SuSE,,,) but neither of them last more than few days. With Ubuntu - that changes. At first I install Ubuntu (with GNOME) and I was satisfied for some time. Then I wish for a KDE, so I install Kubuntu - and that last for a few days - so I install both (at boot (GRUB) I decided witch one to use). After some time that becomes anoying, until I found a solution on net: I install Ubuntu, add a Kubuntu CD into Synaptic respository, and install KDE (kubuntu-desktop).Voila - decision between GNOME and KDE is in my login screen.I apologie on my bad english - it's not my native language.

Google brings its own Ubuntu derivative

Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core business - desktop software.

A version of the increasingly popular Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as 'Goobuntu'.

Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu, but declined to supply further details, including what the project is for.

You can find the full article on http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/31/google_goes_desktop_linux/

Xserver? Bad Frequency?

Hii just downloaded and installed the latest version, something about a breezy badger? lolanyway, i installed it fine, and i have grub up and working, along with 2 windows partitions, (seens as one in grub, uses ntldr to choose between)i can get into both windows ones, but i cant seem to get into the ubuntu linux one. it loads up all rite, ubuntu screen, lots of stuff loading with OK. then i think it tries to bring up xserver and just dies. i get a bad frequency warning on my monitor.im using a 6600GT and a philips 107E.ive tried editing the xorg.conf, but whatever vsync and horizontal refresh things i put in seem to change nothing.i also tried rebuilding the xorg.conf, and changing the first settings of resolutions i saw to only have 680X400 or something similiar (the default one that all monitors should support.ive tried looking for the manual but cant find it,not at home or online, only set vsync settings on what i have seen on product sites (lies?)

Login Screen Problem

Well I am having problem I installed UBUNTU 5.10 Breezy over my laptop and at login screen either i login or not after just few seconds i think around 20 seconds screen went blank and another blue screen appears which shows that INSTALLIN PACKAgES while configuration and installation of packages is readily done...this screen went directly to 5% and then 100% in few seconds and after that again login screen appears and then same process keeps repeating. Can anyone here please help me in this matter? I'll really be thankful

Ubuntu server or Debian server

I have got a server with RH9, apache2, samba, php and mysql 3.23... Actually it was installed as a work station 2 years ago. I would like to upgrade it. At first I thought that I could install a Debian Sarge as server. But after reading what's on the Ubuntu site, I saw that Ubuntu proposes a server version too. Debian is well know for its stability. I am now wondering what I can install: Ubuntu server or Debian server. Has anybody already tried the Ubuntu server?

Boot Options for LiveDVD

Hi:Can any one give me an URL with the boot options (cheat codes) for Ubuntu Live 5.1? I did a search with Google but found nothing.I need to load the vesa driver at boot. I have a system freeze after X starts and I believe this is due to my graphics card, an ATI Radeon X600 pci express.I tried already "xmodule=vesa", "vga=normal" but it didn´t work. I also tried to boot in text mode and change the xorg.conf. I did "init 3" and it didn't work also.Is it possible that the "live" option doesn't accept any cheat codes?Thanks.Joao

Ubuntu & Macromedia Shockwave

Hello! I need to install macromedia shockwave... Do you know something similar? I am an inexpert one! Sorry, but my english is very bad. Thanks Romina

Problem with multiple locations on Laptop

Hi, I am new to the group and linux, have been playing around for a while but now am spending more time trying to get to grips with the system. I currently am trying to set up a server at home and run dhcp to enable me to plug my laptop in with no hassels. (Using ubuntu 5.10 on both machines) All is going well except that I am unable to set up different network locations on the laptop?  I use a fixed IP at work so need to re-enter all network settings every time I plug in at the office. Does anyone have any suggestions for me.

Versora - Migrate settings and files from Windows to Linux

Here is a nice way to integrate a former windows user into the Linux environment. It's called Versora. They just partnered with Linspire (probably to gain more exposure)  but they also sell to all other linux users.


Basically, it allows you to migrate settings, files, folders, email, wallpaper, network shares, and much more over to your linux desktop easily. The best part is that they don't charge an arm and a leg for it. It's $30, for either the download, or the boxed version, and is incredibly simple to use. Check out the website for a virtual demo.

Nubuntu - Network Ubuntu aimed at security.

I thought I would download this, and install it in VMWare on my home computer, just to see what it offers. It looks like it has a wide range of tools available for it, and since it uses fluxbox as the window manager, I'd like to check that out as well.

This will most likely end up being my "Security Aversion" desktop. Before, I was using a heavily modified version of windows 98se, but that was buggy at best, once everything was loaded on. This, I think, should do much better. Right now I have a small amount of security on my linux box, though I haven't disabled anything, and I'm running Firestarter.

Since this comes with quite a few wireless cracking tools, I may pick up a wireless card, and see what I can break into with it. ^_^ My neighbors have all told me that thier networks are so secure now that they put WEP encrytion on them, and I am just itching for a chance to prove them wrong. Besides, I've gotten permission from one of them already.

My first Blog

This will be my first ever blog, on any site. I figured I would host it here for the specific reason that I am using ubuntu for my main distrobution, and I need an area to organize my thoughts.