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    [ubuntu] Re: I don't understand terms

    Thank you.
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    [ubuntu] I don't understand terms

    I am trouble shooting and a resposnse included "...comment out the top few lines...", and a result on Terminal included "Uncomment the following two lines....

    How does one COMMENT or UNCOMMENT...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Latest updates have strange effects.

    I have successfully downloaded a new driver for my video card and the horizontal distortion of everything on the screen has gone.

    But I still have blank spaces where icons should be on my...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Latest updates have strange effects.

    The problems in the first post continue. Does no one have an suggestion
    to solve these problems?

    John
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    [ubuntu] Re: Latest updates have strange effects.

    I've posted my dpkg log.

    More info: last week I installed a new video card. All went well. A few days
    later I installed the various updates. Is it possible that one of the update
    is reacting...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Latest updates have strange effects.

    2012-11-20 12:58:17 startup archives unpack
    2012-11-20 12:58:22 upgrade base-files 6.5ubuntu6.2 6.5ubuntu6.4
    2012-11-20 12:58:22 status half-configured base-files 6.5ubuntu6.2
    2012-11-20 12:58:22...
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    [ubuntu] Latest updates have strange effects.

    This weekend I installed a number of updates I found in Update Manager. I did not
    install the non-English language packs for Libre, and the Thunderbird and Gwibber
    updates, as I do not use them....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Odd error message after GRUB

    That did it. Thanks.
    John
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    [SOLVED] Odd error message after GRUB

    I have two hard drives in my PC- one with Win7 and one Ubuntu 12.04. I just cloned the Win7 drive onto a larger-capacity one and swapped them. I disconnected the Ubuntu drive while doing this so...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GRUB not working

    OK. Thanks. I got it working. I had skipped a step in changing BIOS. Brain fart.
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    [ubuntu] GRUB not working

    I have Win7 on one hard drive and Ubuntu 11.10 on a second. When I start the computer it always opens Win7. To get to Ubuntu I have to jump into BIOS and select the hard drive with Ubuntu on it....
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    [ubuntu] Launcher fails to launch

    I use Ubuntu 11.10. The Help button says to activate the Launcher put the pointer on the left side of the screen and hold it. Doesn't work. If I delete icons from the left task bar how do I get...
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    [ubuntu] Re: where is this directory?

    I found it. Thanks.
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    [ubuntu] Re: where is this directory?

    I'm running 10.04. The help I used is what I get when I click the blue dot with the question mark on the bar at the top of the screen.
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    [ubuntu] where is this directory?

    I have run a backup (I think) for the first time. I have been following instructions in Help. In the how-to, item 7 says, in part: Your backup will be placed as directory into /var/backup.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: re-installation problem

    jerrrys
    Thanks for the Google hits. I'll try again when I have a free day.
    John
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    [ubuntu] re-installation problem

    I have a computer with 2 hard drives. I have had Win7 on one and Ubuntu 10.04 on the other for a couple of years. Until recently, when I started the computer, after the BIOS screen, I'd get a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu seems to have failed

    I checked and all were plugged in OK. I disconnected one drive at a time to see if disconnecting the bad one would allow the system to start. No luck with either drive.
    I don't know which drive...
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu seems to have failed

    Last week, while using Ubuntu, the image grayed out and I have no been able to get the OS to start up since. In fact, I can't get past GRUB.

    I have a dual-boot system with Win7 on one hard drive...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Atheros AR8151 ethernet not working

    p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } ohn@john-laptop:~$ cd Desktop/compat
    john@john-laptop:~/Desktop/compat$ ./scripts/driver-select restore
    Old build found, going to clean this up first...
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Atheros AR8151 ethernet not working

    john@john-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe atl1c > birder.txt
    john@john-laptop:~$ dmesg >> birder.txt
    john@john-laptop:~$ lsmod >> birder.txt
    john@john-laptop:~$ modinfo atl1c >> birder.txt...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to download updates

    The terminal entry did the job. Thanks.
    John
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    [ubuntu] Re: Atheros AR8151 ethernet not working

    john@john-laptop:~$ sudo modprobe atl1c > birder.txt
    john@john-laptop:~$ dmesg >> birder.txt
    john@john-laptop:~$ lsmod >> birder.txt
    john@john-laptop:~$ modinfo atl1c >> birder.txt...
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    [ubuntu] Unable to download updates

    Twice this week I've tried to download " Important security updates". Each time the response is:


    W: Failed to fetch...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Atheros AR8151 ethernet not working

    The only possible relevant items I find in BIOS are :
    under the heading Main- Network Boot [Enabled]
    under the heading Boot Priority-
    1. IDEO: ST9250315AS
    ...
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