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My Tux Machine

Satellite A205 Detailed Product Specs
Model Name: A205-S5804 Part Number: PSAF3U-0NR00V
UPC: 883974024681
Operating System
Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic)i686 -Gnome 2.28.1 Kernel 2.6.31-17-generic Linux GCC 4.4.1 (i486-linux-gnu) X.Org Server 1.6.4 Direct Open Gl Tungsten Graphics Inc 2.1 Mesa 7.6.1-rc4 Mesa DRI Intel(R) 965GM GEM 20090712 2009Q2 RC3 x86/MMX/SSE2 Java version "1.6.0_15"
Dont use this but came with Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-bit version)but wiped clean been using Ubuntu since 2008
Santa Rosa CRB Intel Corp.
BIOS Vendor and Version Phoenix Technologies LTD 2.10 03/11/2008
Processor and Chipset
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor T2330 Family(6) Model(15) Stepping(13)
1.60GHz, 1 MB L2, 1024MHz Bogomips 64 Bit Yes
Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm

Skype & Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000

Hi all.

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 with Skype
Audio side is fine and works great but I have a strange problem with my webcam which is a Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000.
Outgoing video works fine and I get compliments on the quality, but there is no incoming video, nor does it show my outgoing video.
Skype is set to auto-receive from anyone.
I am new to Linux and have probably done something daft.
Can anyone help?



How to install qBittorrent v2 in Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic)/9.04(Jaunty)

The qBittorrent project was started in March 2006 to create a lightweight but featureful BitTorrent client that would be multi-platform and very easy to use.qBittorrent v2 is the closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent. qBittorrent is based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar.

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Software Center

I am having problem with my software center , when i start the center end find the program i want I click on the arrow and there is Message THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT COME FOR THIS DATA or something like that. Can anyone help me to fix this problem ??

problems on installing nvidia drivers

i got this :

Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

what is this? can anyone help me how i can get out of this. i have problem on upgrading because of this.

New Password Idea

Here's a new concept that will help reduce locked accounts for Corporate users permanently:

It's called, "close enough technology". When typing in your password to log into a machine, how many of you fat-finger it, and how often? Do this a few times in a workplace, and you may require someone to reset it. Add in several thousand employees, and you now have a full-time position resetting passwords.

But honestly, how many of you want to be the password Nazi, if the users DO know their passwords--they just can't type in the mornings without coffee?

Close Enough technology allows the platform (Linux, Windows, OS X) etc. to "understand" your password even though you mis-type it, and be able to match it within a few characters (globally or group-level configurable) and still let you in.

Here's how it would work:
1) Type in your username, which obviously will have to match, because you can actually SEE it onscreen.

using pidgin

new to it all ca some one explain how to use pidgin as a messenger i just keep getting no server and not linked ha some one got the instructions or some were i can get them

new to ubuntu and linux

can any one explain in easy terms how to install amsn so i cn get messanger some one help please.

No sound on My GQ laptop

I had ubuntu 8.10 then i upgraded to the latest version. While installing well upgrading everything went well. Then i had to restart the laptop so the upgrades could take t on my top right handside there is a speaker icon on ubuntu but it slashed out and it says that it does not work at all it's slashed out. There is no sound on my laptop factory speakers. And the movie player does not play anything at all well music files. I have to play them through Rythombox music player. When ever i want to hear sound coming from the laptop i have tu use alternative speakers through the usb speakers system. Is there anything i can do. I have a GQ laptop with an AMD mobile sempron 1.6 with 2 ghz ram. that is the laptop i am using.

No Sound on my Dell Latitude D810

Ubuntu 9.10 grub 2 takes long to load

I have a PC with two hard disks .On first Windows XP installed.On second Windows 7 RC and ubuntu 9.10 installed and working OK.But grub is taking long to load.Earlier when UBuntu 9.04 with earlier version of grub installed there was no such delay.Is it due to two hard diasks and multiboot?.Why I had no difficulty with earlier version.Request guidance in this regard.Thanks

Help Installing

I am running install from a disc on a new, blank hard drive (on a desktop - older Compaq). While Ubuntu is loading, installing, it just goes straight to a blank screen without a cursor. I have done some Internet searches and it appears others have this issue but I am not seeing any resolution. Can someone please assist?

problem ubuntu software center,linuxdcpp

i've been using ubuntu9.10 since 1 month.
But recently due to some error in installation of google desktop(package is partially installed),The package installer is giving the error that there is already a
program running in software center/synaptic package manager,so it cant install any package.
when i try to install anything through software center it is telling that"waiting to other software managers to quit".

also linuxdcpp is very slow and is very often getting struck.

i cant give this wonderful os for these two resons.please help me.

Step By Step Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) LAMP Server Setup

In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux, Apache,MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.The LAMP option means you don’t have to install and integrate each of the four separate LAMP components, a process which can take hours and requires someone who is skilled in the installation and configuration of the individual applications.

new install

I am trying to install either ubuntu or xubuntu on a laptop. The laptop has a 1.5ghz processor and 256k ram (i think). It used to run xp home.
I have downloaded the live cd and tried booting from that with ubuntu the furtherst i have managed to get is to the desktop screen the default ornage one. however there was nothing else on the screen, no cursor or anything. with xubuntu. i have got as far as a circular cursor which will move around the screen which appears to be working as it is animated with a spoke that runs around the circle. However it doesn't go any further.
Both of these screens were reached after about ten minutes but then stayed the same for the next hour or so.

Can anyone give me any suggestions how to get linux installed and running please
FWIW i also tried fedora 12 and that didn't work either