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    [ubuntu] Grub isn't accessable to keyboard input

    I currently have 12.04 on my desktop - the GRUB menu stopped responding to the keyboard on boot up, probably because of a temporary dual-boot setup with XP.

    So it looks like I can't install 14.04...
  2. [ubuntu] Suspend error, no keyboard input during boot up

    This happened at the same time, so they must be related. With 12.04, suspend was working fine until it stopped responding to keyboard input to wake up. The only way to activate the system is to press...
  3. Re: Minimum hardware for wifi connectivity from tablet to pc?

    Sorry if I was unclear, I have no experience with home wifi setups. I have a desktop with an internet connection, I just bought a tablet, and I am wondering what is the cheapest way to connect the...
  4. Minimum hardware for wifi connectivity from tablet to pc?

    Having just purchased a tablet, having no need for a wi-fi router heretofore, I am wondering if I can get away with a cheapie wi-fi adapter for connecting my desktop (12.04) and cable modem to the...
  5. [ubuntu] Where to find drivers for TV tuner cards, in general?

    I just bought a Diamond 750PCIe tuner card for my desktop, recently installed 12.04, and belatedly checked the company website for linux drivers for the model. Hardly any available at all.

    Would...
  6. [ubuntu] Recovery of lost login ID/Password or alternative

    OK, I'll start by admitting I'm bad at backing things up. My situation is that I have a desktop that was in storage for a year, and I don't have the login name or password anymore. Is there anyway to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HP Mini 311 won't boot

    Here is some info:

    HP Mini 311 - 1000
    Bios Revision F.02
    Processor Intel Atom CPU N270 2 1.60 MHz
    Total Memory 1024 MB
    WLAN FCC ID QDS-BRCM1030

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/fstab
    aufs /...
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    [ubuntu] HP Mini 311 won't boot

    This seems to be a common hardware problem with these models, I haven't been able to find a solution yet. I am trying a new install of 10.04 desktop on a mini 311 with a new hard drive, no windows....
  9. Re: Dual boot with XP, stopped booting from HD

    No. I use gparted (I think) on the thumbdrive to reformat the main ext4 partition.

    After two more reinstall tries from the thumbdrive, I'm getting the same result. Between the install and the...
  10. Re: Dual boot with XP, stopped booting from HD

    bumpity
  11. Re: Dual boot with XP, stopped booting from HD

    OK - thumbdrive is working ...


    Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

    ============================= Boot Info Summary:...
  12. Re: Dual boot with XP, stopped booting from HD

    I should add that I tried to reinstall from the thumbdrive when it was working. I didn't see any way to overwrite the existing partition.
  13. Re: Dual boot with XP, stopped booting from HD

    Now it's not booting from the thumbdrive. Here is a transcript of the relevant messages - I'm working thru XP to communicate here.

    No filesystem could mount root, tried: ext3, ext2, ext4, fuseblk...
  14. Dual boot with XP, stopped booting from HD

    I've seen this problem in recent posts, but with no solutions, so I'll try to spell everything out. I tried a dual boot install of 10.04 on a HP mini 311, with the Nvidia Ion LE chip. It ran OK from...
  15. [ubuntu] HP Mini 311 - can 10.04 handle 3 GB ram?

    Hi - I'm planning to upgrade my mini to 3 gb from 1 currently, running XP now. This requires upgrading to Windows 7, or ...?
    Has anyone run the full complement of ram (3 gb)on this machine with the...
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    [ubuntu] Trying to access/reformat external HDD

    As a preliminary step to upgrading from Hardy, I need to stop procrastinating and figure out how to access an external HD, so I can back up my main HD. I have previously reformatted the external HD...
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    [ubuntu] A Single Folder is Crashing

    A few days ago one folder started crashing - that is: when I try to open it, it appears normal for a second or two, but nothing opens. Then it goes gray, and I have to force a close. The folder...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound/Video Problem With Hardy

    I solved the problem by deinstalling PulseAudio and reconfiguring to ALSA. It's also necessary to check the volume settings as per this post:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/192040

    note...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound/Video Problem With Hardy

    After two days with Hardly Hearing, I am thinking of returning to XP.
    I got the no sound effect on installation, then found a workaround here:
    ...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Can't play audio files after upgrade to 8.04

    Just found an explanation & fix:

    http://kubasik.net/blog/2008/03/31/sound-problems-in-ubuntu-hardy/
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Can't play audio files after upgrade to 8.04

    Just reporting the same problem after upgrading from Gutsy - no audio output from any audio player for music or video. No problems before with Gutsy.

    I never have found a single place to check or...
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