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Floppy Drive inconsistent between machines.

I have three Pentium 4 desktops which have been loaded with 10:10. Of the three, only one will allow me to read an MSDOS written floppy holding text files using the Desktop/Places/Floppy approach. If I resort to 'mtools' all three machines will read and write to the floppy.

What puzzles me is that two of the computers were converted to LINUX using the same cd which held a download of Ubuntu 10:10. The hard discs were formatted before loading. One of this pair
works normally. The third box was a 10:04 release which had been updated to 10:10.

Whereas 'mtools' gets me out of a hole, it is not an elegant solution. Can anyone suggest where the problem may lie ?

Merry Xmas

Drives won't work

Help--Just bought this laptop and don't know anything about Linux. Neither of my drives will work. The floppy drive or the CD/DVD. Is there a simple program to download that will allow me to mount and unmount the discs? I searched and found some info about GFloppy but can't find where to download it. I do not know how to get to the root where I can type anything either. Thanks in advance. Michele

I have:
Laptop HP xn9010-P6448WA
Linux 2.6.35-23
Ubuntu 10.10
Gnome 2.32.0
I do not have windows on this Linux laptop and the floppy and CD-R I am trying to get to work in the Linux laptop works in my computer with windows XP-Home.

HEEEEELP - More 'issues' than the New York Times - at wits end (screenshots incl)

ARRRRGH -Im having so many issues with my Ubuntu install - and no clues on how to solve. Here is a brief description - cant possibly document everything Id be here for decades:

My PC: (or the demon infested sadistic overgrown abacus masquerading as a pc)

Asus laptop pro50 n series
athlon 64 X2 tk57 (according to sticker)
geforce 128mb video, 2gb ram

Computer Experience:

Winblows - lots - software tester by trade, able to sort any windows issues myself (apart from from the numerous crashing and security issues - but hey microsoft cant fix them either ;)

Linux Experience - very very minimal

Used Puppy for about 4-5 months as sole OS running it in a variety of installs - No full HADD uinstall so was frugal hdd, and on cd, usb cards etc.
Puppy lucid
Macpup, puppy studio, quirky

Issues with Puppy:
Booting. - wouldnt ever restart - would shut down then hang - had to reset to boot again

Networking Issue Between Ubuntu PC and Vista Laptop

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my old PC to run all my media from. I have installed and run the latest version of Samba and set my Network workgroup to just be "Workgroup". I have setup folders on both machines to shared, and the Ubuntu PC (UbuntuJim) can find and copy files from the Vista laptop (Jim-LaptopM), but cannot edit anything.

On the other hand, while the Vista Laptop can "see" the Ubuntu PC, whenever I attempt to connect I get the following error:

"UbuntuJim" Is Not Set Up To Establish a Connection on Port "File and printer sharing (SMB)" with this computer.

If anyone can assist me with resolving this problem, it would be greatly appreciated. I am a bit new at using Ubuntu and Linux, so it may be a simply error I've overlooked.

mouse choppy with ubuntu 10.10

Hello all,

I just recently switched from windows vista to 64 bit ubuntu 10.10. I'm running it on a R400 thinkpad with 3GB of memory, and integrated intel graphics. I've been very happy with things except the fact that the mouse is very choppy and jumpy. If I start on one side of the screen and smoothly move to the other, the mouse will frequently pause along this track, and "catch up" to where it should be. This happens maybe 2/second. I've tried my trackpad, USB mouse, and the little red dot that lenovo loves.

Any thoughts? I used lshw to show my chipset and saw that there are two entries for the graphics card - one is showing up as UNCLAIMED. There's also a communication module UNCLAIMED.

I'm a newbie - any help'd be great. Thanks.

Ubuntu 10.10 Wireless switched off - can't be switched on and wired - can't access internet

Since installing 10.10 on my Acer Aspire 6530G I can't access the internet when connected with a wired connection and my wireless connection is disabled and can't be enabled.

Can anyone help.

Wireless switched off and can't be switched on

For the second time in a year I have upgraded to a new Ubuntu and lost internet access! And we expect people to drop Windows and flock to Linux??!! I don't think so.

Last time it was my wireless dongle which didn't work.
This time 10:10 it has switched off my wireless and won't let me switch it on again and when I connect by wire it won't connect to the internet!!!

So I have no chance of getting it fixed!!

I find myself wanting to move to Linux completely but I am thwarted at every upgrade!!

Come on guys surely we can keep the things which were working working when there is an upgrade otherwise it's not an upgrade - just another embarrassment.

I'm so glad the people whom I have encouraged to try Linux have not done so - or they would have been put off forever.

Sent from my Windows 7 desktop which seems to work impeccably. Which is even more annoying.

xserver settings changed through command line

I was trying to get my new Panasonic 50” plasma to work as a monitor for an Ubuntu 10.10 installation.
My Gforce 6200 256mb has both VGA and DVI ports out back.
I had the VGA connected to an LCD and the DVI connected via DVI to HDMI cable to the Plasma.

install as only OS

I'm installing 10.10 as the only OS on an older P4 computer. Just 1 gig or RAM and a 40 gig HD. I'm installing from a CD iso file. It has gotten as far as asking for my name and a user name and password, it seems to load most of the files and the progress bar is nearing the end, but just stops. I've no idea what to do. It's my first experience with Ubuntu.

How to see detailed of computer and system information in Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) on Graphical tool

In windows you want to see computer and system information there are many methods for Exp:-To see Microsoft System Information, use either of the following methods:

• Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Information.

• Click Start, click Run, type msinfo32.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.

In the same way in Ubuntu system you want to see computer and system information in Graphical Mode you have to install Sysinfo

What is Sysinfo: - Sysinfo is a graphical tool that is able to display some hardware and software information about the computer it is run on.
It is able to recognize information about:

. System (Linux distribution release, versions of GNOME, Kernel, gcc and Xorg and hostname);

. CPU (vendor identification, model name, frequency, level2 cache, bogomips, model numbers and Flags);

. Memory(total system RAM, free memory, swap space total and free cached, active, inactive memory);

magic jack voip

Is there any way to make magic jack work on ubuntu 10.10?

Step by Step guide installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Windows 7 System (Dual booting)

In my first article that is posted at 29.10.2010 “Installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Windows 7 System (Dual booting) with Radeon X300/X550/X1050 SERIES Graphics Card”. I got most of email in that most of the people are asked me to give step by step Installation method for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 in dual booting. So I am trying to give you to installation method for both Operating Systems. I hope it will help to you for easy installation for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 in Dual booting method.

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How to install avast anti virus software in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

First you have to download avast anti virus software from avast website
http://www.avast.com/linux-home-edition#tab4
now you will see avast web page called avast Linux home edition
you will see a Note: the program will not work with out a valid license key. To get your key places use the registration form.
You have to click on registration form now you will see a new page called “Register for your free avast 1 year license” in the you have to give full details information to register for free license you will get key to your mail.
Now you have go to avast Linux Edition (DEB Package)
now you will see opening avast 4 workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb box
you have to select
(.) open with “Ubuntu software Center (Default)”
press {OK} button
after downloading is over. You will see a box called Ubuntu software Center in that you see Right side a small box called Install
just press that Install Button

How to read local languages (Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Devanagari (including Marathi), Gujarati, Bengali, and Gurmukhi) news pap

In Ubuntu 10.10 by default web browser is Mozilla fire fox web browse is using for internet browsing.
If you want to read Telugu and other news paper first you have go to System ---> Administration---> Language Support --> and click it
you will see a box called Language & Text box
It will update automatically when you open Language Support
after update is over you have to go ---> Install/Remove Languages ---> and press it
you will see a new box called installed languages and you can fined 145 languages list
for Exp:- I choose Telugu now you can see four options in the bottom of the box
under components:
1.Translations 2. Spell cheking and writing aid 3.Input methods 4.Extra fonts
click all the boxes
and now press apply changes button
after changes is over now you have to install padma plugging for Fire Fox web browser. For
that you have to open Mozilla fire fox web browser and you go to goole and type padma plunging

Step by Step guide installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Windows 7 System (Dual booting) With Radeon Graphics Card

In my first article that is posted at 29.10.2010 “Installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Windows 7 System (Dual booting) with Radeon X300/X550/X1050 SERIES Graphics Card”. I got most of email in that most of the people are asked me to give step by step Installation method for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 in dual booting. So I am trying to give you to installation method for both Operating Systems. I hope it will help to you for easy installation for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 in Dual booting method.

I have installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 on 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
System Model: HP Compaq dx7200 Micro tower
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3584MB RAM
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