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Ubuntu Wifi Problems

I just installed ubuntu on a 50 GB partition, and I can't seem to connect it to the internet. The Wifi connections menu wouldn't pick up any connections. I just formatted and reinstalled windows 7, and reinstalled all of my drivers.

I've never used Ubuntu before, so please don't tell me to do anything complicated, and thanks!

Ubuntu tweak 0.5.5 released with Purge PPA and installation instructions inside

Ubuntu Tweak is an application to config Ubuntu easier for everyone.It provides many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment doesn’t provide.

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10.4, loose desktop after reboot

Following installation from CD to HD as auto login to 'bill' and the first reboot a full desktop appears on my screen and I can use some of the apps. When I reboot the PC, the screen comes up to the first color splash screen without any desktop, all icons are missing. I notice a right click has options to setup a app launcher but what happened to the full desktop displayed earlier?


How to use Ubuntu 9.10...?

Hi everybody, I'm new to ubuntu 9.10 Linux version.

I've never used a Linux version OS before. I only know about windows. Can anyone help me???
This is my email address...

jayakarthi(at sign)aol.com

Thanks for your help...

Web indexing provides new content more quickly – Google Caffeine launch

Web indexing provides new content more quickly – Google Caffeine launch

Caffeine, Google's new web indexing system, went live Wednesday. Announcing the global launch of Caffeine, Google discussed that its evolving search engine technology makes even more freshly minted web content accessible and delivers that new material faster than before. Nobody will change the way they use Google. But links to a broader range of relevant content are now presented much faster following the content is published. The Caffeine overhaul of the web indexing technology also can be able to give Google a lot more flexibility to keep pace with a web that is evolving at an accelerating rate.

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Speed isn’t every little thing - Google Caffeine launch

Software Problems


I'm using the latest version of Ubuntu and i am having trouble installing software from the Ubuntu software center.

when i click the install button a message comes up that says "Requires installation of untrusted packages" when i click ok, the message closes and the installation stops

can anyone help ?


Shell Scripting

This is my shell file


[ $START_DATE='' ]; then



i want if my tag is null then it shuld take 190101 as a default value
it is happen
but now if i will give any value to START_DATE it will take 190101 as a value.

Thanks & Regards

Manish Hemnani

Usenet Resource Downloader (URD)

URD is a program to download binaries from usenet (newsgroups) through a web interface.While some other programs offer similar services (e.g. Ninan, Sabnzbd), URD doesn’t need external NZB files to function. URD lets you subscribe to newsgroups, and will then automatically analyse those articles to form downloadable ‘sets’,consisting of all the files belonging to a specific upload. These sets are displayed, and through point and click you can be downloading a binary in no time.

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Installing files from CD's

Hello, I just installed ubuntu last night on my comp because I had too many driver crashes with windows. I LOVE the interface and functionality of this O.S. The only problem that I am having is, with windows, you get the install wizard. I do not have an idea of how to extract files from CD's or downloaded from mozilla and do all that stuff on ubuntu. My email is thabstract@ymail.com and my ubuntu chat sn is Abstract. If anyone could help me with this as soon as possible, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Dedicate more hard drive space to Ubuntu

I was running Windows 7 on my laptop but installed Ubuntu Linux as well. While installing Ubuntu I made an error and only dedicated 17 Gigs of hard drive space to Ubuntu and the rest to Windows. I would like to split my hard drive more evenly but cannot seem to figure out how to reconfigure Ubuntu to use more than the 17 Gigs. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

is there a way to switch the window manager from gnome to KDE?

is there a way to switch the window manager from gnome to KDE?

How do you get ATI to work on Ubuntu 10.04

ATI worked perfectly under windows on IBM Lenov thinkpad but on Ubuntu it says no matching hardware found,Can anyone help out?

How do you stop the screen flashing crazily on Ubuntu 10.04?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on IBM Lenov Thinkpad T60 and the screen keeps flashing.Do any one know how to stop it flashing?

Hiding the Wireless Network "show key"

Currently using Ubuntu 10.04 - Users have the ability to right click on the network icon - Edit connections/Wireless and view the key by just clicking Show Key. Any suggestions on how to hide the "show key" ?

Installing WordPress 3.0 on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

WordPress is a state-of-the-art, semantic, personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, Web standards, and usability. It was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system. While primarily geared towards functioning as a Weblog, WordPress is also a flexible CMS capable of managing many types of Web sites. In addition to the basic blog functions, it also has an integrated link manager, categories, tags, custom taxonomies, file attachments, XFN support, support for stand-alone pages, Atom and RSS feeds for both content and comments, blogging API support (Atom Publishing Protocol, Blogger, MetaWeblog, and Movable Type APIs), spam blocking features, advanced cruft-free URL generation, a flexible theme system, and an advanced plugin API.

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