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    [ubuntu] Re: serious problem with apt

    Here's the output of sudo strace apt-get -f install:


    execve("/usr/bin/apt-get", ["apt-get", "-f", "install"], [/* 16 vars */]) = 0
    brk(0) = 0x9fb0000...
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    [ubuntu] Re: serious problem with apt

    Seems like any command run using apt returns a segmentation fault.
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    [ubuntu] Re: serious problem with apt

    Already did.

    I also tried installing apt from this package using dpkg.

    Still getting the same problem.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: LiveCD kernel panic- try another distro?

    Is it possible there was an error burning to the livecd?

    Also, if your hardware is not supported, you could always try compiling the kernel yourself, it's possible there are configurations that...
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    [ubuntu] serious problem with apt

    I tried installing recommended updates and it said there was an issue with a package. So I tried fixing it through Synaptic and it returned some kind of error.

    Now a number of essential...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: laptop fan running nonstop and hang on shutdown

    I really can't use ubuntu until I know how to solve this issue...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: laptop fan running nonstop and hang on shutdown

    Okay, done. Should be all the info you need...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: laptop fan running nonstop and hang on shutdown

    How would I copy top's output to the clipboard?
  9. [ubuntu] laptop fan running nonstop and hang on shutdown

    I've recently had a problem with Ubuntu 10.04 freezing while it's shutting down on my Toshiba Satellite A305D. It does this weird thing where the screen slowly bleaches to white; it almost looks...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04 hangs on shutdown splash

    Another problem I've been having is that it's running fairly hot and the fan just will not shut off even after it cools down.

    Sensors:

    acpitz-virtual-0
    Adapter: Virtual device
    temp1: ...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.04 hangs on shutdown splash

    Bump?
  12. [ubuntu] Ubuntu 10.04 hangs on shutdown splash

    When I'm shutting it down it hangs on the splash screen. The screen then fills with white in a weird way; it's hard to describe but it's like watching film become exposed to air. It almost looks...
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    Re: Why should I use Linux?

    I'll certainly keep that in mind; there's a lot to like about having a FOSS operating system, and yeah, a lot to learn.
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    Re: Why should I use Linux?

    Look, I believe in Open Source too, very much so. And maybe I just need to get more used to linux...

    See, within an hour of using a fresh Windows install, I'll have about 70 to 80% of the...
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    Re: Why should I use Linux?

    Well I don't know about you, but I found there was a hell of a learning curve and a lot of configuration required before you can get windows-level funcitonality, especially with a dual boot.
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    Re: Why should I use Linux?

    I do really have a belief in open source software, that's one of the reasons I tried Linux in the first place. I definitely won't be without a dual boot anytime soon, and I'm not about to start...
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    Re: Why should I use Linux?

    There are plenty of excellent free and open source programs available for windows. In fact, that's about all I use.

    I guess that's the thing I'm really interested in; the tinkering. What kind...
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    Re: Why should I use Linux?

    I have been having BSODs a lot, but really I haven't been spending all that much time trying to fix stuff. I had a virus recently but I'm pretty sure MBytes cleared it up. The time I do spend...
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    Re: Why should I use Linux?

    I'm just looking for a few examples of stuff you can do with linux that you can't do with Windows. It doesn't really have to apply to me, even. I'm sure I could find stuff that was relevant to my...
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    Why should I use Linux?

    I installed Ubuntu... maybe a year ago?

    I used it a lot at first, and thought of switching to Linux permanently. Then I realized that with some care and the right software you can have about as...
  21. [ubuntu] Will removing or resizing Ubuntu mess up GRUB?

    I've been running low on room in windows. I originally divided my HDD is half between windows and linux, but since I rarely use Ubuntu I don't really see the point.

    So, can I safely remove...
  22. Re: Google may shut down operations in China

    In my past experience, Youku has been unbearably slow. Probably because it's on the other side of the earth, but still...

    Google is likely the most powerful search engine on the web. Not only...
  23. Re: Google may shut down operations in China

    I see this is an omen of a future clash between China and the United States. Here we have a corporation based in the US, an established superpower, clashing with the Chinese government, an emerging...
  24. Re: Google may shut down operations in China

    Indeed it will. I'm glad Google has finally stopped supporting China's censorship. I like a lot of things about Google but that was one of the few that didn't sit well with me. Now I can have a...
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    Re: Idea for a FF addon or for FF3.6

    That's pretty nifty... that's the kind of thing I'd like to see in 3.6.
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