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wireless not connecting to router

Hi chaps forgive my impatience but having posted a previous request for help and received none thought i would post again,
running ubuntu 9.10 everything works great except my wireless connection, have only managed to make the connection once after numerous attempts of entering my password, router shown in network manager but connection fails any advice/help would be appreciated

ubuntu 9.10 wont boot after I choose my language

i am trying to boot ubuntu 9.10 from a CD. i boot from the CD drive and it brings me to the screen where i choose my language. I am then brought to a screen that gives me a list like "try ubuntu without making any changes to your computer" + "install ubuntu" + "scan disc for errors" blah blah blah. i choose "try ubuntu without making any changes to your computer" to make sure its running smooth. after that it takes me to a blank screen. i waited 15 mins till i heard a tropical sound and then waited 10 more mins and still nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

im on a:
- hp Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
- Intel Core2 duo 2.2 GHz
- 4 GB RAM

Hardware detection sequence in ubuntu 9.10

Hello, I'm a newbie in linux. I have been trying to understand how hardware is handled in Ubuntu 9.10. I am hoping someone can simply tell me how this is done by a simple overview. It's not that I am too lazy to try and find this info myself, I have infact made hard copy of lots of sites. The problem I run into is not knowing what programs and schemes are valid for 9.10. All the recommended sites/books etc are either too basic or outdated.

What I'd like is a rundown like:

kernel runs (unknown-program )at start up, detects which hardware is installed
program configures sysfs ( user-space)=> ( /sys/dev creates device node ? via dbus ?) ?
program (hotplug? Still used?) detects from kernel (what is the kernel watching?)a device has been pluged in or unpluged. Udevd checks udev/udev/rules.d



shell script for file manipulation

hi,i am using ubuntu and generally use VI editor to write shell scripts. i am required to write a shell script to copy the text of one file(a text file) into another file.While the script executes, the shell shall ask the user to input the source filename and destination filename (both these files have been initially created by using "cat" command in the terminal). after the script completes executing, the destination file should have same text as the source file.

please explain how to accomplish this task and i am new to linux scripting though i have some programming experiance in C. please don't use complicated syntax and procedures (all the forums i checked out till now did exactly that), i just need the basic and simple script to do the simple job. thanx in advance.

Hawkscope - Cross-platform pluggable menu based launcher

Hawkscope is a productivity tool that allows you to access your hard drive contents quickly via system tray / menubar icon with dynamic pop-up menu.

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GTalX - Google Voice Chat has arrived in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

Ever since I moved to Ubuntu, my only problem was that I couldn’t use GTalk in Ubuntu.Here comes the solution - GTalx. It works flawlessly on my Ubuntu 9.10 karmic running on Dell Inspiron 1525.

gtalX is a Linux client for gtalk, the voip application of Google. It supports voice and text-based chat. Before you download it, please read the ‘How to install’ paragraph below.

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Record your Desktop with Linux Tools

You can capture video of all of the amazing things happening on your desktop with one of Linux’s many screencasting applications. These programs are perfect for creating demonstrations for blogs and tutorials, and for illustrating projects with more than just still images.

Many different programs are available, and they all provide a different set of features, options, and output formats. When choosing, consider the degree of control you want to have over your video resolution and whether the video is intended to work on non-Linux operating systems. Common open source output formats, such as FLAC and Ogg Theora, work natively on Linux but require software and plugins on proprietary operating systems. User interfaces also vary greatly; some applications are nothing more than an icon in the system tray while others depend on large interfaces with many options.

How do you connect linux computers to each other on a network?

I have six computers running both Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.10. When I am running a linux machine I can see all of the computers using Windows but none of the computers running linux. All of the Windows machines are in the same workgroup (obviously). Is there a way to allow the Windows machines to see the linux ones and each other?

Set my TV screen to 1024x768 on an ATI 9250

Hi, i have problems with 3 now, plus any new, computer that is configured for TV as second screen, and has an ATI card, the problem is simple, is permanently set to 800x600

And i wish to change it to 1024x768, the second screen is ALWAYS active, so it does not matter if i have my tv conected or not at the moment of login, if i forgot to conect it i just need to plug it on and that it, here is my xorg.conf please i had searched a lot, and i can't find anything that works, someone told me there is no way, but it has to be, the same TV works perfectly on any Nvidia and on any ATI 9250 on windows, it has to be a way..

from section "Devide" and on:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "TVStandard" "ntsc"
Option "ForceTVOut" "True"
Option "TVDACLoadDetect" "True"
Option "Monitor-S-video" "TV"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "VGA-0"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "TV"
Option "RightOf" "VGA-0"

Ubuntu 8.04 wont load completley

I have been running UBUNTU 8.04 for a while yesterday I tried booting the computer I get the “loading grub...”,then "starting up",the HD light blinks several times the screen is blank but not off. and then the HD light comes on and stays on. I have Ubuntu on another backup drive tried that no problems any suggestions?

Corrupted vlc files and now I can't download vlc

I had vlc 1.3. installed and mistakenly added a download from another source for vlc 1.5 also to get extensions. Now I can't click in vlc at all. I have removed and re-installed several times, but the terminal says: "error while loading shared libraries: libvlc. so.2 cannot open shared object file No such file or directory." I know I have to undo the mess I made in the repository, but I don't know how. Any suggestions will be appreciated by this newbie.

Problem starting Ubuntu 9.10

After the screen of the Ubuntu 9.10 logo, the screen goes black and after waiting for a few moments my splash screen doesn't appears, and if a I hit any key an errors comes out telling that the boot device couldn't be found.

The thing is that I perfectly booted Windows Vista, so help please.

Computer pops out of hibernate immediately

When selecting hibernate on my computer, it goes through all the motions, writing to disk, shutting down wireless, etc. - except, when the screen goes blank, it doesn't shut down. At this point, one of two things will happen:

1) If I activated hibernate through the console, the screen will pop back up exactly as I had left it, and the console prompt will return.

2) If I activated it through a menu or the power button, the screen will remain black and nothing will happen - and touching the mouse or any key brings up the login screen.

My pm-suspend.log file confirms that the computer is successfully going all the way into hibernate but then coming back out again instantaneously.

What's going on?

canon scanner toolbox

new sony 64bit laptop with windows 7- eventually could install canon mf3220 printer drivers and get printer to work.but cannot get the scanner to work... downloaded the drivers and installed.
however when I want to scan, the message reads: A supported scanner is not installed. pleas install a supported scanner and then restart toolbox.
Please help