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I hoplessly messed up files while downloading.

I was downloading an app from Ailurus. I decided that I did not want that app, but I would wait for it to end. A light blue dialog box had appeared with a java statement to agree to. I couldn't find a place to agree or a box to tick. But it didn't end or finish up. Sometimes a box like this seems to disappear eventually, but sometimes the dialog box is there an hour or more later. I have just cancelled out the terminal heretofore, but got locked out of synaptic and the files. Usually, just restarting the computer took care of this. But several times, I have so hopelessly messed up my files in this way, or just by mistake, or trying to agree to or get the dialogue box off that I had to re-install the whole of Ubuntu and this took quite some time.

PROBLEM IN LOADING GUI AFTER STARTUP

i have ubuntu 10.4 on my intel dual core machine
when i installed ubuntu at the start it was going good but now whenever i boot my machine its starts in terminal mode only when i give exit commond in terminal the machine logs off. help me to resolve matter

Installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Windows 7 System (Dual booting) with Radeon X300/X550/X1050 SERIES Graphics Card

Ubuntu Linux, just like most Linux distributions, will happily co-exist on a hard disk with just about any version of Windows. This is a concept known as dual-booting. Essentially, when you power up your PC you will be presented with a menu which provides the option to boot either Ubuntu Linux or Windows. Obviously you can only run one operating system at a time, but it is worth noting that the files on the Windows partition of your disk drive will be available to you from Ubuntu Linux regardless of whether your windows partition was formatted using NTFS.

To day I have installed Latest Windows 7 and Latest Ubuntu 10.10 on my office system (Dual booting). This two operating system which I installed in HP dx 7200 micro towers.

System Information

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7201) (7201.winmain_win7ids.090601-1516)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard

User inteface Ubuntu 10.10

Recently I thought I'd have a go at trying Unity desktop.
I went to Synaptic and checked everything that looked pertinent to do the job and installed the files. Next boot I had a Unity desktop but without function.

i Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 To 10.04 with NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphic Card on this way

I have using Ubuntu desktop more then 3 years. Thire is no problem for me to install dual boot ubuntu 9.10 and windows XP sp3 & Vista.
When Ubuntu10.04 was released I upgrade Ubuntu9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04. After upgrade is completed the system will ask for restart. When i restart display was not comming be cause of my NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphic Card. As this card supports only windows Vista and XP
.
Ubuntu is a free and open source software and so it will not support NVIDIA Graphic card.
This is where the problem lies

To solve this problem i have don this method.
In my home at present i am using dual boot ubuntu10.04 and windows XP sp3 with NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphic Card
I shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 9.10 desktop to Ubuntu 10.04.
Start the Update Manager (System > Administration > Update Manager):

The Update Manager should show that a new distribution release (10.04 LTS) is available. Click the Upgrade button to start the distribution upgrade:

Ubuntu Window Positions

Help! I'm new to Ubuntu so please be kind to me!! Every time I open a window on the desktop, they are always docked to the left hand edge of the screen. Even after I move them over to the center of the desktop, the next time I open them, they are back on the left! Can somebody help me fix this?

Ubuntu install freezes after i select my keyboard

I installed Ubuntu to my Flashdrive through Windows 7(-_-) and I ran it using that. When ever i install, I select my keyboard and the installer freezes. I am currently running Ubuntu off of my flashdrive (V 10.04 i think)
Any help?

How to install Dual Boot Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows sp3 with NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 Graphic Card

I have P4 system in my home and system configuration is

BIOS: Mother Board version ZX-865v v1.0 (2009-04-22-4m)
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2.40 Ghz
Memory: 1024 MB RAM

Display:

Name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
Manufacture: NVIDIA
Chip Type: GeForce FX 5500
DACType: Integrated RAMDAC
Approx Total Memory:256.0MB
Current Display mode: 1024X768(32bit)(60HZ)
Monitor: Plug and Play monitor
and in that system i have SAM SUNG HD321Hj hard disk of 320GB and made three partitions (C D E) in that i have installed xp with sp3 in C & D partitions and in E partition I installed Ubuntu 9.10.

in this month Ubuntu 10.10 was released and i tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my system. Installation was not done because of NVIDIA Graphic Card, as this card supports only windows vista and xp. Ubuntu is a free and open source software and so it will not support NVIDIA Graphic card. This is where the problem lies

Installing real player

unable to install real player. help requested.

Installation of webcam

i own a iball face2face webcam. i m unable to install it. request all to plz help regarding this. i m very very new to UBUNTU and need help.

unable to connect to wi-fi with a new 10.04 Ubuntu install

Greetings to all. I love Linux, no more Redmond on my Acer extenda 5420 laptop. All is great except my inability to connect via wi-fi. The internal "card" is a Broadcom b43 series. I am willing to do an end run by using a PCMCIA card if anyone can suggest one that would work "out of the box." Any help is appreciated. Thanks everyone. Hank

Linux finally gets a great audio tagger

As someone that loves music, listens constantly and is always adding to my collection by purchasing and then ripping CDs, a decent tag editor is an essential tool. I’ve been using Linux for the past seven years or so and the only drawback that I was constantly faced with was the lack of a great audio tag editor - basically a Linux based equivalent to mp3tag.

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Ubuntu Server

I need some help.

I'm trying to get my own web server running. I installed Ubuntu Server and followed

My sites need:

Server Requirements

* Linux Server (Ubuntu).
* Apache Web Server
o Support for AcceptPathInfo
o Support for MultiViews (or mod_rewrite which is slower)
* MySQL 5.x
* PHP 5.x (mod_php/CGI)
o Support for GD2 Library
o Support for MySQL
o Support for Curl
o Support for uploadprogress PHP extension (only if you want to display a progress bar on uploads)

Recommended PHP Configuration
o safe_mode off
o open_basedir off
o max_execution_time 7200
o max_input_time 7200
o memory_limit (with 1MB more then the maximum video upload size)
o post_max_size (maximum video upload size)
o upload_max_size (maximum video upload size)
o exec() should be allowed

Unable to lock the administration directory

Receiving the following error when trying to install gimp:

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and understand a Synaptic process is running. How can I tell in the System Monitor which is a Synaptic process.

This is on 10.10.

Ubuntu 10.10 is out! Get it now!

You can download the brand-new Ubuntu 10.10 „Maverick Meerkat“ here:
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download