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MFC5840CN scanner no device available supported devices are busy

Still [not sure where to post this and] working on getting this scanner to work in Ubuntu but now 10.10. I upgraded my 9.04 via internet to 10.10 a few days ago. I've had the drivers and supporting files installed for a while (9.04) yet Xsane gives me the message that no device available supported devices are busy. I've even removed xsane to see if sane might do the job. Yea sane and xsane are both in there. I recently did a lsusb command and got this response in brackets below:
[????????@????????-desktop:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f9:016e Brother Industries, Ltd MFC-5840CN Remote Setup Port
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
drmike@drmike-desktop:~$ '/usr/share/applications/gnome-screenshot.desktop']

Scribus text box doesnt work

Using Ubuntu 10.04.1 with Scribus (stable) loaded from the Software Centre I have a problem. the text box doesn't work. I create a text box, click on the "Edit Contents of Frame" icon and get a cursor in the text box but all I can type in are figures. In just doesn't type letters. Obviously this is not a lot of use for a publisher programme. Is this a known bug and can it be fixed? if not anyone recommend a publishing programme that works in Ubuntu?

listview objects change background color when moving mouse over them

I have installed 10.04 release. In nautilus when folder visualization is in list mode, list's cells background color change randomly as I pass the mouse over them. Same effect I see using gedit.
In previous version 9.10 on the same machine all was working fine.
Can some body help me, please?

NOTE. My graphic card is a S3 ProSavage KM133 and the mouse is a simple USB mouse "Trust" on a 1.1 usb port.
Thank you in advance.

Putting Repository DVD's on sources.list

I ordered eight DVD's with Ubuntu 10.4,
and now I can not add them to the sources.list, can you help please?

Thanks in advance for the help.


How to install libreoffice in Ubuntu using PPA

LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute.

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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


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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