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Wireless Adapter question

Hey guys! I've recently got myself a new computer. Well, new will be a lie, since this thing has long since reached that age when a child goes to school. Since it's old, I've decided to try Linux on it, knowing it won't be able to run windows XP.
Anyway, so far for my internet connection I've used Edimax Wireless Adapter. It's a usb thing, looks like a flash drive, that allows you WiFi connection. Well, two problems:
I no longer have the installation CD it came with, and it needs a software to run with.
And even if I did know where the CD is, I doubt if it would run on Linux...
I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. Any suggestions?

How to install Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

GNOME Shell is the defining technology of the GNOME 3 user experience. It provides core interface functions like switching to windows and launching applications. GNOME Shell takes advantage of the capabilities of modern graphics hardware and introduces innovative user interface concepts to provide a delightful and easy to use experience.

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invalid "getdeb.list.bck" in sources list d

I found that I again had the bug "getdeb.list.bck in sources.list.d". I don't know how to change or remove the files in the sources list. It's not a crucial issue, but it is quite irritating each time you do an update of sources to get in the terminal:Ignoring file 'getdeb.list.bck' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension. I would greatly appreciate any help and suggestions. Thanks.

Linux Mint - The Trio

Linux Mint's claim to fame is usability and the search for the perfect Linux desktop. As a distribution Mint arrived on the scene in 2006 with release 1.0 code named "Ada". It never formally made it as a stable release, resulting in little fan fare. However with release 2.0 codenamed "Barbara" Linux Mint made its mark on the community. Over the next 2 years Mint released 5 versions and if you haven't guessed it already they were all codenamed after feminine first names.

Under the hood, Mint borrows heavily from Ubuntu, in fact over the years they've adjusted their release cycle to coincide with Ubuntu. However in 2010 they released a Debian centric release independent of Ubuntu. Unlike most Linux distributions (with a single software branch) Linux Mint has 3 separate releases.

Linux Mint LMDE (Debian)
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I just bought a new printer for my computer and it's a HP Deskjet 3050 j610, I was able to install the driver for the printer. I am having problems with configuring the printer to my system. I am not able to use the scanner, I have the xsane package and it still doesn't allow me to scan. I was hoping there would be someone out there that would help me out with this issue. Thank you.


I'm new to ubuntu/linux and currently I'm learning how to use commands in the terminal and every time it asks for my password it won't let me type it im using ubuntu 9.10 on acer extensa 5220

Help! My laptop is stuck on the start up screen!

I have recently updated ubuntu 10.04 and now when I switch my laptop on, it's stuck on the startup screen which is a purple screen with the ubuntu logo. I can access the terminal but when it asks for my password it won't let me type and keeps saying login failed. I have no start disk and I am panicking as I desperately need a piece of information off my laptop. Any help would be hugely appreciated!!!

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My interest in linux first sprouted when I was a junior student. I used to play with RedHat 7 then, mostly CLI. After a few years of professional experience in different windows, I resumed my journey in linux during my master’s program in 2009, in fact, after my xp box got infected by virus. Since then, I have been using Ubuntu 8, 9 and 10 (Lucid Lynx, aka L linux). When I was using windows before, I would always like to have my own customized theme and settings which constantly drove me to follow even after using ... more on this link-


Startup problem after installing ubuntu 10.04

Hi all,

i am using dell inspiron 1545 laptop with intel C2D, RAM 3 GB. i have installed ubuntu 10.04 lypid lynx (LTS) using live CD. after this i upgraded the operating system using the update manager.

i had restarted the system after update. the system hangs at the login screen. the system does not respond. the mouse also does not work. when i run the recovery mode the system hangs at different startup screen.

i have used fedora 12 recovery mode to get back the essential data from ubuntu.
Please tell how to solve this problem without making use of any other o.s. ?

Thanks in advance,

How to install MongoDB on ubuntu server

MongoDB wasn’t designed in a lab. We built MongoDB from our own experiences building large scale, high availability, robust systems. We didn’t start from scratch, we really tried to figure out what was broken, and tackle that. So the way I think about MongoDB is that if you take MySql, and change the data model from relational to document based, you get a lot of great features: embedded docs for speed, manageability, agile development with schema-less databases, easier horizontal scalability because joins aren’t as important. There are lots of things that work great in relational databases: indexes, dynamic queries and updates to name a few, and we haven’t changed much there. For example, the way you design your indexes in MongoDB should be exactly the way you do it in MySql or Oracle, you just have the option of indexing an embedded field.

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uninstall TOR

I have instaled TOR in my computer, but can not make it work right. Now I want uninstall it, because my computer is slow at start and also at close.Need to remove polipo and Vidalia,also. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04n

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Trying to switch to Linux

Ok heres what im trying to do (im writing this from my phone so please excuse the poor writing)

Bug on my source list prenvet use my sinaptyc, update, and ubuntu sofware center

I reinstall Ubuntu 11.04,and when try to reinstall the BURG,I cant, same when I Try to run the software center ,and install AWN, and same when I Try to update my system.I got the same error :An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:Malformed line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)'

Any idea how to resolve this,Thanks .

Update problems in Natty

Due to heavy rains my connection slowed down. Did this : Software sources--Ubuntu Software--Download from other--select best server. Tests done, server selected, reloaded.

The Problem : Update manager shows the same list of applications I have already installed / updated from my previous server.

It does not make any sense to reinstall all the applications just because I chose a different server.

This tells that Natty or perhaps all Ubuntu distros do not have or make a list of installed applications and their versions.

This is not the sign of a good Operating System.

Do this and post your experiences here.

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