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I have installed WB-1400T (Trust Web Cam). When I open it through the cheese fotwere it works fine. But when I call in the skype it dose not work. I can see the person in the other end. But they can not see me. I am very new to Ubuntu. I would be greatfull if you Could help me.

upgrade to 10.10

Need help to find programmes that have no dependancies, they appear to need files added to them so that the upgrade can be completed.
Any ideas


hi there i tried to install linux on my windows xp ,it installed but with problems it will not work and i cannot reinstall as for some reason it says that i have to remove the old version but i cannot uninstall it and as i have windows xp pro also on it i cannot do it ,i have reinstalled windows in the hope that it would delete ubuntu but it did not work. can anyone help i think it was ubuntu 10.4 and the disc cannot be faulty as someone installed it fine on their computer
but it would not work with mine, it is an ibm laptop which was my daughters but i have it now as a spare laptop.

Offline Dictionary for Ubuntu

Anyway ubuntu have dictionary by default. You can find the dictionary from
Application –> office –> Dictionary.
You can find the meaning of a English word using this. When you search for meaning of a word its communicate with online dictionary server for ex. dict.org then get the result. It requires Internet connection. If you not having the Net connection / poor connection its useless. In this situation offline dictionary will helpful to you. Here is how to do this.

Open the terminal (Application -> Accessories -> Terminal) and run the following commands:

apt-get install dictd
apt-get install dict-gcide
apt-get install dict-moby-thesaurus

VNC Remote Desktop

I have been using Remote Desktop very successfully on Windows Machines for years. As I have transitioned to Linux, achieving the same functionality has been elusive. The functions I want to produce on Ubuntu 10.10 are the following:

1) Start up VNC (any version e.g. x11vnc, vnc,...) as a service even if no one has logged onto the machine.

2) Allow multiple people to run sessions (basically virtual sessions) remotely.

3) Allow a remote connection to set screen resolution based on the client not the server.

These things seem like what any experienced Linux person would want, but apparently most experienced Linux people just want a terminal. I say this because, I have had years of searching trying to find any instructions that address my needs or instructions that I can follow which can get me to the functionality above. I am so disappointed I have spent so much time trying to figure this out.

What am I missing?

What VNC server should I be using?

Establishing a telnet connection ubuntu 10.10 server


The link I listed here is the instructions I have been using. Everything was going great until I typed in "telnet localhost 25". I get nothing except a blinking cursor.

Should I start over and redo everything? If so How do I get rid of what I already have?

Or is there something I'm missing here...

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

adobe flash player

hi i'm new user for this OS...
i already install adobe flash player at my computer but i have little problem..
why when i open a site with support for this program, it's really slow... :'(
is there any suggest for my problem????

Uninstalling ubuntu

i have a compaq presario laptop,
i've installed ubuntu 10.04 on, now i want to install windows xp on it,
but i was unable to install xp on it, currently i have only ubuntu installed on it.
i want to uninstall ubuntu and install xp,
can u please tell me how to uninstall ubuntu from it?
thank you,

BTRFS partition stopped working. Can't boot nor mount. Error message "no init found. try passing init= bootarg

My computer has Ubuntu 10.10 installed with 3 partitions: ext4 (/boot), btrfs (/) with encrypted home folder, and swap. A few days ago while using the computer, the screen froze and when I rebooted I start getting the following error message: "no init found. try passing init= bootarg". I tryied to boot from a Ubuntu CD but when I try to access (mount) the btrfs partition the computer freezes. I took the hard drive out and connected as a second drive on a different computer (also running Ubuntu 10.10). When trying to access (mount) the btrfs partition, the screen/computer also freezes. I can access the boot partition just fine but when trying to mount the btrfs it always freezes my computer. I tried different utilities/commands including "sudo btrfsck /dev/sda2", "gparted", and disk utility that comes with ubuntu 10.10. the all show no errors on checking on the btrfs partition and on then hdd health.

How do I get my Home Directory and contents back under Places in Main Menu in panel?

I was trying to get gxine to play music from my Music Folder in my Home Directory. Somehow I merged the two: gxine and Home Folder with all its contents. Each time I clicked on Home Folder in the panel or any of the content folders I got gxine. I uninstalled gxine (and gxineplugin was also automatically uninstalled). Now if I clicked on Home Folder I got the dialogue box: could not open location 'file:///home/dayton32' Failed to execute child process "/usr/bin/gxine" (No such file in directory) I tried to reinstall gxineplugin but couldn't. The terminal told me I was having trouble with gxine because it had a bug and that should use gdb, but as a newbie, I am just not confident to go there yet. I would like to get my Home Folder back to its rightful place under Places, and I can later deal with a bug in gxine. I can still get to my Home Folder by way of an icon on my desktop or any of the icons of browser management applications. Any help will be appreciated.

Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition's Installation.....

Hello There,
I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition. When I log in I only get the username and password login. I input that info I get the user@user waiting for me to enter a command. What can I do to leave the shell and open up the desktop?

Windows Video controller driver corrupt after ubuntu boot

Hi all,

I am having trouble with my video controller driver in windows xp (pro) after I use ubuntu 10.10 on my external HD. The graphics card is not being recognized and I have to reinstall the catalyst control center along with the drivers every time I boot back to windows.

I have an Radeon HD 3650 (Switchable Graphics Driver) on T500 ThinkPad.

Aside from this problem, everything works great.

Any suggestions or solutions would be very helpful.

Thank you.

Blank unresponsive screen before login

I'm brand new to Ubuntu (10.10) and spent much of yesterday customizing it, but after a shutdown and reboot (not for an update, i just had to leave), my Ubuntu will not go to the login screen. It instead shows a blank screen and the only response I can get out of it is when I press the arrow keys, it makes a sound. Does anybody know a solution for this?

Dual boot question

I have a dual boot on my laptop, and when I turn my computer on, it has 4 previous versions on it with the Windows 7. How do I remove the previous versions of ubuntu? I know I need to keep the most current previous version as well as the current version but it is filling up the boot screen and I would like them removed. Any help would be most appreciated

A beginner needs ALL the info in connecting, installing, and ???????? wired or wireless Lan on 10.10

Please Pardon me if this is not the right area for this question, but computer people assume everyone already knows how to use these forums and no real guides are available. Still, I was chewed out ABSOLUTELY royally for doing something incorrect on one a month ago--no not here. I seldom use them as I rarely need assistance, but my booklet on the Cisco wired and wireless equipment is incomprehensible the way it is written and presented.

So, if you will please pardon a newcomer, but I need to figure out how to install either a wired or wireless LAN between two computers running Ubuntu 10.10 and share files and a 10 MB DSL broadband connection. I have worked at this for a month and achieved only frustration.