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imput1234
August 11th, 2008, 01:09 AM
Hey guys,

I'm having some problems with Ubuntu, I don't know if this happens to anyone else but the OS laggs like crazy idk, and sometimes it just dies. It freezes and idk what to do. Is there something like Ctrl+Alt+Delete command from windows in Ubuntu.

And

How do I make the partition for Ubuntu bigger? and how can I remove the windows partition completely without destroying some files?

Is there a nero (CD/DVD/ISO burner) substitute for linux?


Thanks.

lisati
August 11th, 2008, 01:15 AM
Before you go tinkering with disk partitions, make sure that you make a backup of your important data!

For burning disks (e.g. like with Nero), have a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/musicvideophotos/C/index.html

spiderbatdad
August 11th, 2008, 01:16 AM
ubuntu installs brasero for disk burning, and ther are command line tools.
we'll need some system specs to help you with freeze ups...you probably need boot options.
check out gparted live cd for resizing your partitions.

OutOfReach
August 11th, 2008, 01:16 AM
Hmm what applications are you running when your system laggs/freezes etc..
And the thing that you are looking for that is like the Task manager for Windows is System Monitor (System>Administration>System Monitor)

imput1234
August 11th, 2008, 01:22 AM
Hmm what applications are you running when your system laggs/freezes etc..
And the thing that you are looking for that is like the Task manager for Windows is System Monitor (System>Administration>System Monitor)

Every time the OS freezes is when I'm running firefox, but it happens arbitrarily. For example, I tried to reply to this thread and it froze and I needed to reboot.

The specs: I'm currently using a laptop: Acer Aspire 5102

AMD 64 x2 TL50 1.6ghz, 512kb l2 cache
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
120GB HD
1GB DDR2

Is there a short cut to bring up System Monitor, is there also a short cut to bring up the terminal.

imput1234
August 11th, 2008, 01:23 AM
Before you go tinkering with disk partitions, make sure that you make a backup of your important data!

For burning disks (e.g. like with Nero), have a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/musicvideophotos/C/index.html

I want to move my files to the Ubuntu partition, but there is not enough room. But there is plenty of room in the MS partition.

OutOfReach
August 11th, 2008, 01:24 AM
Interesting, you can just press ALT+F2 and type in 'gnome-terminal' for the terminal and 'gnome-system-monitor' for the System Monitor.

lisati
August 11th, 2008, 01:32 AM
I want to move my files to the Ubuntu partition, but there is not enough room. But there is plenty of room in the MS partition.

You have a number of options.

If you can afford it (or if you have a friend with a spare one that you can borrow) one option is a separate hard disk that you use as a temporary storage area while you are moving things around and resizing your partitions.

Another option is to copy everything to a data CD or DVD.

hyper_ch
August 11th, 2008, 08:53 AM
It is adviced to use a descriptive topic title, that means a topic title that gives some clue about the content in the thread itself...

A generic topic title like "noob here" or "need help" does not help at all. As you may have noticed, just about everyone posting in here has some kind of a problem or issue or question ;)

And it is also adviced to use seperate threads for unrelated problems so that you can mark each one individually as solved.

imput1234
August 12th, 2008, 03:06 AM
It is adviced to use a descriptive topic title, that means a topic title that gives some clue about the content in the thread itself...

A generic topic title like "noob here" or "need help" does not help at all. As you may have noticed, just about everyone posting in here has some kind of a problem or issue or question ;)

And it is also adviced to use seperate threads for unrelated problems so that you can mark each one individually as solved.


Alright, I'll remember that in the future. Well, it is still happening, the whole damn OS freezes and no key stroke and no mouse clicks works.

Does anyone have a clue why this is happening?

Also 1 update does not work:

linux-image-2.6.24-19-generic

anyone know how to fix that.


thanks.

imput1234
August 12th, 2008, 03:09 AM
And also how can I put 4 separate backgrounds on the 4 workspaces.


thanks.

Sinkingships7
August 12th, 2008, 03:19 AM
I have one suggestion and one trick.

The Suggestion
I somewhat recommend that you perform an alternate command-line installation, and build your way up from there. In my testing, I've noticed that the default Ubuntu install can be much more error prone than a minimal install worked up to a full install. You should only undertake this if you have at least a moderate knowledge of computers, but it certainly doesn't take any form of expertise. My blog on how to perform a minimal-installation of Ubuntu (http://christopherstechcorner.blogspot.com/) may be of some assistance.

The Trick
Instead of hard rebooting, which can be dangerous to your system, here's a little key combo that should get you out of such a situation, and allow you to reboot your computer safely whenever it locks up. Simply hold Alt+SysRq (also knows as Prt Scr), and press these keys: R, E, I, S, U, B.

imput1234
August 12th, 2008, 03:29 AM
I have one suggestion and one trick.

The Suggestion
I somewhat recommend that you perform an alternate command-line installation, and build your way up from there. In my testing, I've noticed that the default Ubuntu install can be much more error prone than a minimal install worked up to a full install. You should only undertake this if you have at least a moderate knowledge of computers, but it certainly doesn't take any form of expertise. My blog on how to perform a minimal-installation of Ubuntu (http://christopherstechcorner.blogspot.com/) may be of some assistance.

The Trick
Instead of hard rebooting, which can be dangerous to your system, here's a little key combo that should get you out of such a situation, and allow you to reboot your computer safely whenever it locks up. Simply hold Alt+SysRq (also knows as Prt Scr), and press these keys: R, E, I, S, U, B.

Alright, cool. I might give that a try

imput1234
August 12th, 2008, 03:37 AM
My processor is AMD Turion 64 X2

so should I download the 64bit amd install instead.