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Ubuntu feels like it is falling apart!

Since the introduction of Unity I've had nothing but trouble. Unity is awful but replacing it with Gnome is not easy or a sure bet; apport keeps crashing but only occasionally causes a lockup; GRUB is a mess; Samba doesn't work most of the time. What the heck is going on?

I've been using Ubuntu since ~ V.4.x and have always loved it, but now it doesn't seem to want to live up to its own high standards. Something is very wrong and I'd appreciate it if someone would explain what is going on.

I'm using 12.04 on this laptop but Gnome is a mess. I've switched to LinuxMint for my new desktop because Ubuntu is too unstable. How a derivative distro can be more stable than its parent is a mystery to me, but it is. Of course Mint isn't very good with wireless so I can't switch my laptop.

OK. Enough ranting. Just please tell me what is going on?

sslh – ssl/ssh multiplexer

sslh accepts connections on specified ports, and forwards them further based on tests performed on the first data packet sent by the remote client.Probes for HTTP, SSL, SSH, OpenVPN, tinc, XMPP are implemented, and any other protocol that can be tested using a regular expression, can be recognised. A typical use case is to allow serving several services on port 443 (e.g. to connect to ssh from inside a corporate firewall, which almost never block port 443) while still serving HTTPS on that port.

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Upgrade Issues

I was trying to upgrade to the new version of Ubuntu 12.10 but for some reason the current version I have is unstable and I'm not to complete the upgrade. Is there any way I can stablize the LTs version so I can complete the upgrade?

How to install DHCP server in ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Server

A DHCP Server assigns IP addresses to client computers. This is very often used in enterprise networks to reduce configuration efforts. All IP addresses of all computers are stored in a database that resides on a server machine.This tutorial will explain how to install and configure DHCP server in ubuntu 12.10 server.

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How to set your own image at Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 logon screen

First select one photo of your image to put in logon screen, it should be dimension 800*600 pixels size 70.2 (appromimatley) and save in JPEG imag mode and give your photo name as backgrounddefault and put it in pictures place

What is Ubuntu Tweak :- Ubuntu Tweak is an application designed to config Ubuntu easier for everyone. It provides many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment doesn't provide. At present, it's only designed for the Ubuntu GNOME Desktop, and always follows the newest Ubuntu distribution.
Ubuntu Tweak is a free software, which means you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License published by the Free Software Foundation.
Features of Ubuntu Tweak

View of Basic System Information(Distribution, Kernel, CPU, Memory, etc.)
GNOME Session Control
Auto Start Program Control
Quick install popular applications

Launch GUI from terminal

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 x64 onto an unused laptop and reconfigured GRUB to launch to a terminal instead of the GUI as I quite often just want to run some commands without all the other stuff loading and slowing me down.
When I decide I want to launch the GUI (I've changed to Cinnamon by the way) I type STARTX and the GUI launches, but it is missing the taskbar/menu at the bottom of the screen. I can right click and select different items, but am hoping someone has an idea as to why the GUI doesn't launch properly.
If I reconfigure GRUB to boot straight to GUI then it launches properly, so I am fairly sure that it is all configured appropriately.
Thanks for any suggestions anyone has.

pdf highlighter

Hey all dears,

I worry about unavailablity of pdf editors (like as adobe reader 10) in ubuntu 12.04.
There is no any pdf editor as per my knowledge by which one can highlight any
important line in pdf file. If someone knows please share with me.
I will be gratefull to him.

Cannot get my Ubuntu to work

As I try to stat up my Ubuntu lenovo dual boot with windows 7 ultimate...and after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

I get the following statement

System running in low graphics mode, your screen, graphics card, input devices settings could not be detected correctly, you will need to configure these yourself....

My graphic cards runs on windows and it ran properly before my upgrade...

How can I resolve this problem


unable to update my software

I am using KPackageKit to try and update all my software, my problem is I get the following error:

Dependency Resolution Failed.

A package dependency could not be found.
More information is available in the detailed report.

Details: The following packages block the installation: ppp libasound2 libglib2.0-0 isc-dhcp-client nautilus

I believe the problem started a month or so ago when I was updating software and my laptop died in the middle of an update.

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx

Any help would be appreciated,

K3b transcodes

Hi, I am running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and would like to know were I can find transcodes for K3b, I would like to rip DVD's to my hard drive using K3b but when I attempt to do so I get a dialog box saying that K3b uses transcodes to rip DVD's ensure that they are installed. Can anyone out there help me please.

Please Help I am unable to find it

/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow file stores the UID for Users including root but in file /etc/login.defs ENV_PATH and ROOT ENV_PATH stores the path to users who doesnot have a UID...
How is it possible to create a user which doesnot have a UID??

Please sum1 help me.. :(

iam vry new to ubuntu can any1 give me complete commands for ubuntu and how to install and unistall application through command interface ? and and how to develop applications through ubuntu ??

how to install downloaded wine-1.4 ?

i have ubnutu 11.10 .i have downloaded wine-1.4 from winehq .now i don't know how to install?

No wireless

I have been using Ubuntu for a year and a half. Since Hardy Heron. When I installed it my wireless worked immediately and never had a flaw. I have always updated when the alerts came along. The last update was one that completely changed my desktop and the way things work. I am getting used to a lot of it but my wireless stopped working. A box opens up and asks for authentication. I fill in the password and after a second or two a box appears that says connection established. After about 5 seconds the connection is lost and the authentication box opens again. I have been trying to login for days. I have restarted several times with no change. The new operating system is Ubuntu 12.0 4 LTS. My computer knowlege is very limited. Chances are if you ask a question it will be necessary to instruct me how to find it on the computer.

Ubuntu Live Disks

Greetings, new to your forum.
I read about the Ubuntu Disks you had for a give away and tossed due to lack of concern. Please anyone, don't throw out you old versions of Ubuntu on disks, I collect them to rescue poor sick Windows laptops/notebooks. Wish I had found this site before you tossed them.

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