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graphic mode

hi im sachin

i have install ubuntu linux but i have faching some proamble

1) how to move text mode to graphic mode
i 'm using startx command,but getting remark
"apt-get install xinit"
2) using alt+cont+f7 cant gettting reply


slove this query

thanks 7 regds

Installing ATI driver on Ubuntu Linux

I would like to know how to install an Ati Radeon driver within Ubuntu Linux. It is easy to install the Windows driver since it is an *.exe file that you just double click and do a custom install. How do I install the Ati Radeon driver in Ubuntu Linux from the Ati website. I have already downloaded it but don't now don't know what to do. Thanks in advance for the replies.

Recording Internal Audio in Ubuntu

This how-to should show the steps required to record whatever audio is playing on your computer, similar to recording “stereo mix” in windows. This makes recording audio played by any application, including flash videos,possible.

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Updating Ubuntu Kills Firefox?

Getting tired of being hostage to Microsoft, I bought a laptop from Dell with Ubuntu 7.10 loaded on it. It came with Mozilla Firefox as its browser, which is cool because I was already using Firefox on my Windows XP machine. Last week I responded to a prompt to allow an automatic upgrade to Ubuntu 8.04. After the "upgrade", Ubuntu/Firefox would no longer access the 'Net, so I can neither try to upgrade Firefox, nor try to go back to 7.10. In fact, if I didn't have my older XP beast, I wouldn't have been able to send out this call for help. I'm trying to convert to Linux rather late in my life; much of my computer experience was with IBM 3090s, PL/I, DB2, etc.

GNOME Commander - Nice and fast file manager for the GNOME desktop

GNOME Commander is a free two pane file manager in the tradition of Norton and Midnight Commander, it is built on the GTK-toolkit and GnomeVFS. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands. This program is not aimed at users wanting the weather forecast in a sidebar in their file manager.

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Ubuntu Server GUI

Hi Everybody,
Recently I had a problem with my MS Exchange server, and I'm tired of windows crashing every two days so I installed Ubuntu Server ver. 10.04. But I'm new for Linux so I wanted to install The GUI part But every time I tried it has an error message of 'E: Package could not found.' I even tried all the commands that are avelabel on the net like " sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" AND EVEN I TRIED sudo apt-cdrom add, but still the error appears.

any body has an idea what is the problem?

Thanks in Advance for the Help.

ipod and skype problems

Hey there

I have a few problems with my computer and I can’t find a way to fix them. I am a beginner/intermediate with ubuntu so please dumb down your explanations. I am running on an Acer Aspire 5100 series from 2007. I have updated ubuntu to the latest settings as of June 2, 2010

Some details about the computer in case this effects things
• Processor / Speed:
o AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50 (1.6 GHz, 2x 256 KB L2 cache) or Turion 64 MK-36 (512 KB L2 cache) featuring: Dual-core processing, Simultaneous 32- and 64-bit Windows®-compatible support, AMD PowerNow!™, AMD HyperTransport™, Enhanced Virus Protection and 3DNow!™ Professional technology
• Core Logic Chipset:
o ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100
• RAM / Max RAM:
o 1 GB / 4 GB using DDR2 533/667 soDIMM modules
• Video Subsystem:
o ATI Radeon® Xpress 1100 integrated 3D graphics, with up to 128 MB of shared system memory
• LCD Properties:

toshiba computer with ubuntu on it.

i got a toshiba.
with vista on it. D:

vista froze during an update and quit working so i but ubuntu on it.
karmic koala.

now ubuntu has quit working
it won't boot.
it brings me to a list of different modes and recovery modes i can use.
and when i try any of them, the get stuck and just dont load.
the regular ubuntu just goes blank after being stuck at the logo for over 30 seconds.

ANYWAY! i want to put vista back on because nothing i do with ubuntu seems to be working.
but my recovery discs arent doing anything!

is there any reason this could be happening?

i tried turning my computer on first, then putting the disc in.
and i tried turning the computer on with the disc already in.
i also tried telling ubuntu in recovery mode that there's a cd. but i dont know enough about computers to know how that would work..
my lap top gets really loud for a bit, so it's recognizing that there's a disc.
but nothing else happens.

any suggestions?

Sansa mp3 player will not unmount/eject/whatever

I have a Sansa Fuze 4GB media player, and every time I connect it to my computer, Ubuntu creates a new icon for it which I cannot get rid of. It won't unmount or eject, and the "move to trash" option is grayed-out. However, if I reconnect the player, the newest instance (if that's the word) of the drive is the only one that reads its contents; the other ones, when opened, display an empty mass storage drive.

Something about the player that may or may not be relevant: There is something wrong with the player so that it cannot be read in MTP mode. I have to force MSC mode.

Ubuntu quit working

i went to turn on my computer and it was acting normal until it got the the ubuntu logo.
it showed only the circle with the 3 circles on it, stayed there for a while, then the logo disappeared and the screen stayed blank.

so i turned it off and tried again.
this is the list it gave me to choose from.

2.6.31-21-generic . (this is normal i assume. i tried it and the same thing happened)

2.6.31-21-generic(recovery mode) (tried this and it just gave me a bunch of commands that i could use. but i dont know enough about computers to know how to use them)

2.6.31-20-generic (i think i tried this one too)




memory test (memtest86+) (i tried this, let it run until it started over again. then pressed esc and it rebooted and brought me back to this list)

memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)

Ubuntu Control Center (ucc) - Simple tool for ubuntu administration

Ubuntu Control Center or UCC is an application inspired by Mandriva Control Center and aims to centralize and organize in a simple and intuitive form the main configuration tools for Ubuntu distribution. UCC uses all the native applications already bundled with Ubuntu, but it also utilize some third-party apps like “Hardinfo”, “Boot-up Manager”, “GuFW” and “Font-Manager”.

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My name is Tom Ghormley
I live in Sacramento, CA
My email address is tom1024@comcast.net

I purchased a new Windows 7/HP laptop specifically to install and learn about Ubuntu.
I downloaded 10.04 on my iMac, burned it to disc and spent an hour
trying to get my HP to recognize it.
No luck, so I used a 9.10 disc from a magazine.
I get the initial screen, choose a language and select either "try it"
or "install it".
The CD drive chatters happily for a while, all the time the screen is blank.
After several minutes and several sessions of head chattering, it
becomes quiet.
The screen is still blank and the power light is glowing.
I've tried it several times and I always get to this spot but no
further, even if I leave it for an hour.
Since I know of no one locally to help with this obstacle, I wonder if I might impose upon someone on the web to assist me with my installation.
My Linux experience is just north of nil.

Reversing from ubuntu 10.10 to 9.04

After upgrading from ubuntu 9.04 to 10.10, my pc has become very unstable.
1.constantly restarts.
2.date and time not appearing after login
3.changing themes.

Any help out there for me..or simply how to reverse back to my stable 9.04...tnx.

can't boot win xp after upgrading 9.1 to 10.04

looked at several forums, but got no solution thus far.
After I did the upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to the 10.04 version, grub lists, but won't load windows xp any more - nothing, just a flashing underscore. It also lost the DHCP connection). It also forced the suse boot to safe mode. I have an Unbuntu 9.1 CD, but that's useless now, of course won't work with the repair-install option. The windows partition is all there and readable, so I backed it all up [XP repair disk won't work after the SP2 upgrade, another, even more lengthy process to go around]
I saw other posts having similar problems, obviously I should have not upgraded directly.

Trouble with Oracle VM VirtualBox

I am running ubuntu 9.10 two ways: (a) as the host OS on one machine I will call ``Machine A'' (or just "A"), and (b) as a guest OS (in Oracle VM virtualbox 3.2, upgraded today from sun virtualbox 3.1) on another machine I will call ``Machine B'', (or just "B"). The host OS of Machine B is Win XP Pro. On A, I have installed sun virtualbox, and for a while that worked well. On B, within the guest (ubuntu), I had previously installed sun virtualbox 3.1, but had not yet used it, so I uninstalled it, and then installed the latest Oracle VM virtualbox 3.2. (perhaps I'm crazy, but I would like to try a ``virtual within a virtual''). In both cases, the ``upgraded'' version of virtualbox now does not work under ubuntu 9.10. It fails to start my guest OS in each case. On A, I tried to restart my guest Win XP machine, while on B, I tried to install a Win 3.1 guest. In both cases, I am instructed to install DKMS. I've done so, to no avail.