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Computer issues.

Computer beeps once, screen goes blank and then a repeating clicking sound begins. The only way to stop this is to power off.

Verifying the installation configuration message

It hangs at 142%

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Hyper-threaded (2 total)

80.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
6.91 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.03 GB)

Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX270
Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0N6016

2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Netgear WIFI

NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X

Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA

Internet Explorer Version 8.00.6001.18702

I just reinstalled XP before it

Any fixes?

Says its doing something with the time server and just hangs and does nothing for a long time

Alan

How to fix Applications / System Menus are empty in ubuntu

If you see your Applications / System Menus are empty in ubuntu run the following commands from your terminal (Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal)
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Synaptic Package Manager Beginners Guide For Ubuntu Users

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu.This tutorial will explain how to install,remove and upgrade packages using Synaptic in ubuntu.

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problem after upgrading to 10.04

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and there seems to be a problem with "Flashplugin-nonfree". I'm being told to "re-install" it before removing but nothing seems to work & just going round in circles, I tried using the "Broken" filter - Firefox runs but does not appear to be connecting to the net where other programs are. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Stew

How to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7

The ext3 or third extended filesystem is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions.This tutorial will explain how to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7.

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Ubuntu (10.04) freezes after 'Select Keyboard'

I am currently attempting to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my Inspiron 1525. For redundancy's sake, I have attempted to install both AMD64 and i386 from both CD and Flash Drive using InfraRecorder and Universal USB Installer respectively with no change in the freezing issue.

I do have an empty partition set up in EXT3 format, though I tried installing Ubuntu on FAT32 and unpartitioned sections as well, all of which exceeded minimum size requirements.

Again, the issue occurs just after I select my keyboard type during the install process. (No pun intended) I hit 'next' and the cursor makes to load, but idles for longer than six hours with no notable change in state.

Sound Card Not Detected?

I have my computer dual booted with windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. At first, Ubuntu didn't seem to want to use my sound card but I later noticed that it did work with headphones. I later found out that updating my ALSA driver would fix this problem. However, the next day, all of my sound wouldn't work at all. The driver isn't even showing up in the Sounds settings or the GNOME ALSA Mixer. Could someone help me fix this? I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-210US and it has a Realtek HD Audio card (forgot which model number since I no longer can see it on my computer).

Ubuntu Netbook Edition Review

I got a very good conditioned asus eeepc 701 and the first distro of choice after chatting on freenode channel #eeepc was ubuntu netbook edition or une for short (10.04 Lucid). I took the advice and installed away via the instructions from the webpage but there was a glitch.. I ended up having to mount the usb and having to rename the file isolinux.cfg inside of the isolinux directory to syslinux.cfg as well as renaming the folder isolinux to syslinux.

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Syncing your BlackBerry on Ubuntu

Barry is an Open Source application that will provide synchronization, backup, restore and program management for BlackBerry ™ devices. Barry is primarily developed on Linux, but is intended as a cross platform library and application set, targeting Linux, BSD, 32/64bit, and big/little endian systems.

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acpi off permanently in existing 9.10

Can somebody provide a step-by-step instruction to make the acpi=off setting like in live bootup option permanent in an existing 9.10 installation?

Steadyflow - New download manager for ubuntu and installation instructions included

Steadyflow is new download manager with the following features

* A basic GNOME download manager, supporting all URL protocols known by GIO/GVFS. This includes, among others, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SMB.

* Pausing, resuming, and restarting downloads upon application restart.

* An application indicator, or a notification area icon for platforms without Ayatana libraries.

* An instant search/filter box.

* Ability to add downloads via the command line and D-Bus, for browser extension writers.

* Notification bubbles upon starting and finishing downloads (can be disabled).

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Its all gone HORRIBLY wrong 9.10 wont boot

OH NO! my pc was doing an update and requested a restart and it has now gone badly wrong and I fear its all lost. Please can some one with knowledge help me?

On booting up the pc will run a black screen with white writing on. the last few lines say this:-

fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16
[ 4.87452] adding 1389580k swap on / dev/sda5.
priority:-1 extents:1 across: 1389508k
/dev/sdal:clean, 193026/49323392 files, 6734687/19661544
blocks (check after next mount)

and there it stops.

The pc only runs Ubuntu 9.10 there isnt any other system on it. is it all dead and gone? if so is there any way I can retrieve files that were on the hard drive? ( the purpose of switching on tonight was ultimately to do a back up of the hard drive!!!)

Thanks for any help.

How to install Adobe flash 10.2 (Preview) in Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick) Using PPA

Finally adobe released adobe flash preview version for 64-bit systems you can install this in ubuntu 10.10 using PPA

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install driver for Lexmark printer

I downloaded the unbuntu driver for my x7675 Lexmark printer but can't install because it ask for root password.