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Industrial-grade trouble ticketing system on Debian Etch

RT is an industrial-grade trouble ticketing system. It lets a group of people intelligently and efficiently manage requests submitted by a community of users. RT is used by systems administrators,customer support staffs, NOCs, developers, and even marketing departments to track issues, outages,bugs, requests, and all kinds of other things at thousands of sites around the world.

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not able to install the ubuntu

Hi all,not able to install ubuntu -infact any linux installation is failing.when i us e redhat it goes fine for selecting the partition and all but when it start installing it fails.when i used ubuntu it gave me the following error :Int 14 : CR cf800000 err 0000 0000 EIP c020c384 cs 0000 00060 Flags 00010007 stack: c00f7d50c0371d8c 000000002 c00fd59 000f7d50 0000 0000 0000 0000this is not a new install, the earlier install was fine but when i reinstalled windows XP my linux partition got visible from the windows, earlier that was not the case. don't if thats the cause, if so then how to go about it??Thx in advance.bunty

Issues during booting (ndiswrapper?)

Hi! I installed xp(first) and ubuntu 8.04 h.h. to my laptop, and everything was ok till I installed the ndiswrapper tool to install my wlan card properly. After a restart, the progress bar (@ ubuntu) stopped at ~10%, so I shutted down the laptop, and started ubuntu in recovery mode. It stopped at a point, where ubuntu wanted to start the ndiswrapper tool, and it looped this for a long time, till I shutted down it again. Please help me, what should I do?

Need Help

I have a rather large post and I apologize for it but I really want to make everything clear. The situation is as follows. I have an old computer with the following specs: Pentium II 400MHz, 128Mb RAM, 6.2 Gb hard disk space (split in three, 2.1 partitions), Win95 (4.00.950 B). Now here is what I want to do. I have a rather large amount of files I want to put on a USB stick before I format the computer (I choose this particular method because the system is not working well and I can’t use the network card, or a CD-Writer in order to copy the files to my other computer. Also I’m on dial-up which means I can’t transfer the files via the web. I don’t like pulling the Hard disk out since my other computer is under warranty and I don’t want to open it). The computer has a USB port but Win95 does not have USB support.

Hardware Drivers for my Laptop

Hey everyone, I have a Compaq Presario V6642EM. I have just installed the latest Linux Ubuntu Distro onto it, but it appears as though the wireless does not work, and my screen resolution is only capable of 800x600.I have a DX Diag report so you can see exactly what hardware I have------------------System Information------------------Time of this report: 5/30/2008, 16:01:30       Machine name: -   Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.longhorn_rtm.080118-1840)           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard       System Model: Presario V6500 Notebook PC                       BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1    

Accessing windows regsitry from linux

hi allIs it possible to access windows registry through linux using C/C++ api

Where do you store HD DTV card firmware to be loaded on booting?

Hi All.I am somewhat new to (k)ubuntu.  I have a ivtv card (DVICO Digital Dual 4 HDTV card) and I have the particular firmware required to be installed when the system boots or whenever I do a 'sudo modprobe ivtv'.Unfortunately, the modprobe loads the required modules OK, but it does not load the card with its required firmware. I haven't been able to find any reference to where misc device firmware should go, or if I am required to add a 'sudo modprobe device-module-name' in /etc/rc.boot etc... Maybe, I have not correctly set the modprobe environment? I have looked in /etc/modprobe.d/ but there is no example file to base my ivtv modprobe environment on.I have place card firmware in all of the following places in an effort to get it to load:/lib64/firmware/2.6.24-17-generic//lib/firmware/2.6.24-17-generic//lib64/firmware/ /lib/firmware/but the firmware is still not loaded successfully (according to /var/log/messages).

shell scripting

well, i am kind of new to ubuntu shell scripting. I have been writing a password matching script recently and i have faced a problem

i am using the read command, but the problem is when i type the password in the bash, i want it to come like ******* fashion, but its coming in alphanumeric fashion.

Is there any way to get what i want?

thanx in advance!

How To Downgrade To Firefox 2 In Ubuntu Hardy

Firefox in Ubuntu Hardy is a love-hate thing; many people love the Firefox 3.0b that comes default in the distro, while others feel that the beta version is just not ready yet.  While both sides make valid points to support their argument, I have to side with the latter. Firefox 3.0b does not have anywhere near the available themes and addons available as its predecessor, and that along with a minor issue with flash caused me to "downgrade" to Firefox 2.  If you're wondering how to downgrade your Firefox browser to an earlier version in Ubuntu, here's how: First of all, open up Synaptic and check the following for removal: firefox-3.0 firefox-3.0-gnome-support and firefox-dev.  Then check the following packages for installation: firefox-2 and firefox-2-gnome-support.  Doing this will remove the default version of Firefox in Ubuntu and install the older version. There is just one more thing you will need to do, and that is to remove your former Firefox profile.  If you do not remove this profile, you will be unable to install any addons or themes.  The command line proves fastest to accomplish this.  Just enter the following command to remove the residual profile:

Ubuntu network Troubles

I have just installed Hardy on my machine (For the third time) and get the same error each time i change network settings!!! The steps i take to screw up my installation are as follows: I go to System>Administration>Network>Select unlock and enter password>I select the General tab>Under host setting i change my Domain name to "Tonk" (from nothing)> select closethis causes a few highly annoying errors! My repository stops working as soon as it goes online to download an app or update the lists, and my gnome partition editor doesn't open anymore (The system monitor reveals that there are processes running for these apps but no GUI comes up). I am on an ordinary windows network. This has happened before its only now i have been able to isolate what causes the errors. To rectify the problem i have reformatted. Whats the underlying causeto this problem? I don't want to go back to windows! please help

I want to try ubuntu, but am having problems installing or running at all!!

Ubuntu 8.04 won't install or run on my desktop PC Submitted by locs4dayz on Sun, 2008-05-25 01:54. I have downloaded the live cd iso and created a disc. I have checked it and it is good. When i go to install, i get to the part where it asks me to choose my language. After that it gives me the option to install or try without making any changes to my system(have tried both options). It then goes to the screen with the progress bar. After that it shows a bunch of stuff in dos being loaded and checked(quit a few say "frozen" at the end of the lines!). Then my screen goes black, and nothing else happens. I have an asus motherboard, 256mb ram, 1.1gb celeron processor. My pc is and older HP. My OS is xp media center edition sp3. I am anxious to try ubuntu and see what the hype is all about, but i can't get it to run!! I have tried to install it in safe mode, removed quiet splash, etc... None of the tips so far has gotten me any futher than i have described. What am i not doing right? Anyone out there who can help me get this OS to run i welcome your help. I have done tons of windows installs, which to me were all easy as pie(every version except vista which i have'nt tried  yet since i hope to move away from windows and defragmenting), so i am not a newbie at installing OS's. I partitioned my Hard Drive when i installed xp, so i won't need to create or resize one for ubuntu. The partition i plan to install ubuntu on is 20gb(which should be enough for me to evaluate this OS). My email address is locs4dayz@yahoo.com or you can instant message me on my yahoo messenger. Someone has got to know how to get me up and running. This is the hardest OS install ever so far!!!

mutiny

So Im relatively new to ubuntu. I was running it off the 7.04 disk for a while after vista disintigrated into a turgid self-enveloping mass of start-up screens aptly called the blue-screen of death. my own fault really for switching security software from Mcafuck to avast after a software pirating binge. must have gotten myself a scurvy virus that just sat there waiting for the right moment. mutiny i guess. thats what i get. ubuntu came to the rescue and i could access my files from the disk and get on the internet no problem and all that. Well i installed the 7.04 and went through the upgrades to this hardy heron guy. Now i can only sail the internet if im physically plugged into my desktop's modem. No wireless signal here, and ill be damned if i havent searched for suggestions on how to find a signal. plugged everything in and out and backwards again, network this and that. Another thing, i cant even get below deck to see my files, which im sure are still sitting there idly... smoking a hookah and throwing bones no doubt.

Ubuntu Won't Boot!!!

Help!!I recently installed Hardy Heron, from a live CD i burned (and checked) myself.I managed to successfully set up my wireless (using ndiswrapper), and install a driver for my Nvidia graphics card.After installing / removing some applications, using the standard 'add / remove software' app, I got told the system needed a reboot.So i rebooted - my laptop turned off, turned on, the bios came up, detected no boot cd, then the ubuntu splash screen came up, with a progress bar (as usual). However, when the progress bar got to the end, the screen simply went blank, and after a second the ubuntu login sound was played.This is as close as i get to logging in - the screen simply stays blank, and my mouse/keyboard dont have any effect. When i push the power button to turn my laptop off, i get a quick flash of a bios screen, and then the standard ubuntu splash screen with a progress bar showing shutdown progress appears.What can i do? What is causing this? Am i being a complete n00b and missing something? Please help!

keybord recognition apple

trying to install ubuntu on my new mac mini but during install doesnt find my wireless mouse and keybord...... so no input user name and or pasword? What to do?

Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo

Zattoo has developed a software program that allows you to watch TV on your computer. All you need is a broadband connection and a current operating system (Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux). The service is legal and free of charge.

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