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how do i get to install graphic drivers in my Notebook?

am new in using this OS and at first my 3D setting were perfect but now it seems they are not perfoming wel and so need help to get em up running...

laptop specs: HP PAVILION g4 1016TX RAM 2 GB intel core i3

How to install MATE desktop environment in ubuntu 12.04(precise)/11.10 (Oneiric)

MATE is a fork of Gnome 2.It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop to Linux users using traditional metaphors.This tutorial will explain how to install/remove MATE desktop environment in ubuntu 12.04(precise)/11.10 (Oneiric).

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Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) on ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4,DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MX/SSE (2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs. It has basic VCD/DVD playback functionality, including DVD subtitles, but supports many text- based subtitle formats too. For video output, nearly every existing interface is supported. It’s also able to convert any supported files to raw/divx/mpeg4 AVI (pcm/mp3 audio), and even video grabbing from V4L devices.

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Howto: Unity with Dodge Windows and minimize/unminimize behavior in ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

If you are running ubuntu 12.04(precise) and one thing you might have noticed from your unity is missing Dodge Windows behavior.Another feature users really like is the ability to be able to click a program’s icon on the Launcher and minimize/unminimize that window. Jonathan French (ojno), the developer behind this patch, has not only made this a reality, but also got this to work in conjunction with the ‘Spread Windows’ functionality. He’s even set up a PPA which contains the latest Unity and his patch to make it easier for end-users to get it.

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mouse button reversed in Vbox

I'm running a Java based program in Trisquel 5.5 in Virtual Box hosted by Ubuntu 11.04 classic. Ubuntu mouse is set to left handed mouse as is Trisquel. The result is right handed mouse function. In order to get left hand mouse function in Trisquel I have to set it to right handed.
I think all this started after a lock-up using that Java program which required a power off vbox to get out of. Just wondering what might be going on and how to fix.
Additional driver Jockey-gtk installed in Ubuntu but not activated me thinx. Also am using mouse pointer enhancements in Ubuntu.
TA75M+ A8-3850 SeagateSATA2 1TB Mushkin 8GB radioactive stock settings....%:]] Thanx SW

No internet connection via nic card

I have just installed mint on my computer for the first time and am unable to connect to the internet via the on board network card.
I have never used this system before only windows and do not no how to install drivers for the network card or how to find devices under the mint system.
As i am new to linux can anyone guide me

Thanks

computer specs are msi 865pe mainboard with 82547/82562 on board lan pentium 4 processor 1gb memory

JBackpack - Personal backup program

JBackpack is a personal backup program. It features incremental backups, network transparency and encryption. JBackpack uses rdiff-backup for all backup and restore functions, SSHFS and SMB to access remote file systems and EncFS to encrypt backup destination directories.JBackpack uses rdiff-backup for all backup and restore functions. The most interesting feature of rdiff-backup is incremental backups.

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VirtualBox 4.1.12 released and ubuntu 12.04 installation instructions included

Oracle VM VirtualBox, formerly Sun xVM VirtualBox and innotek VirtualBox, is a family of x86 virtualization products for enterprise and home use.VirtualBox
is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

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Compiling abd Running a program on Ubuntu

Hello,
I have just started using Ubuntu for the sole purpose of compiling and running a particular piece of software provided as source code. I am an absolute beginner on Linux.

I have been looking around for some step by step instructions that cover all the bases, but cant seem to find them.

How to correct UnsatisfiedLinkError in linux?

I am trying to call a C program from Java using JNI. But I am getting the following error--
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no Sample1 in java.library.path
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(ClassLoader.java:1738)
at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(Runtime.java:823)
at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(System.java:1028)
at Sample1.main(Sample1.java:13)

How do i correct this ?? Please help.

How to publish the banner?

Hi All,

I was in push suitation to learn about the ubantu linux, i am very new linux.
Want to know how to get the banner while loging into the linux.

Also want to know what is the best apporach for installing mysql for mounting different drive for data/log/temp.

How to add into the windows domain.

Thanks
ITC

How to install oracle java 7 in ubuntu 12.04

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-
art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of
devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices.

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getting priniter to print

I am pulling my hair out because I had a windows box printing on a Ububtu computer but the hard drive on the ubuntu crashed and now I can't get it to print again. I've been talking with the local LUG for a month and they can't seem to help any.

I've played with smb.conf (a) but the LUG says that it appears to be proper.
If you look at it you will see that it is the sample smb.conf with a few minor additions. I added the 'opening ports' section under 'global' and I added the 'interfaces' under the 'networking' section. I'm not to sure if that one is right. It says 'interfaces = 192.168.0.2/24 eth0'. Is the '24' right?

Could you help this poor old soul?

-a-
#
# Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
#
#
# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options most of which
# are not shown in this example
#

Gnome 3

Can I use Gnome 3 as a desktop inviorment for ubuntu server?

Ubuntu desktop 11.10 verses Ubuntu server

I am very new at using Ubuntu. I am trying to make a home server out of a extra pc I have. I installed the server software and then tried to install Gnome desktop. I believe it did but when I rebooted ubuntu desktop came up. How do I work thr server through the desktop. All I want to do with the server is to store pix, music, docs etc. and be able to access them from anywhere. Is this possible? and am I on the right track? I appreciate the imput.

Thanks, redrobin1952