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  1. Could you please edit my username for me?

    My username has a spelling error and i want something more mature. My account is very old.

    Could you change it too any of the follwing

    stefanturner
    stefan
    sturner
    stefan2008

    Or any...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 - does not detect disk!

    Could we get your grub config file.


    There is no need to re-install a OS. Re-installing a boot loader might be easier. In which case i would recommend lilo. But post your config file and we will...
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    Re: No space left on disk.

    du -h / | grep ^[0-9.]*G


    Will help find the big files.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: mkdir cannot create directory : not a directory

    Manually creating the directory can work in these situations. Sometimes it's is a permissions issue. Can you give me more information? The documentation you are using, what part you are at. More text...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: can't open installed applications from Dash

    Are there any other error messages you get?

    You can ctrl + alt + f2 to get to a terminal, alt f7 to return.
    Although you need to try and find more information on what the error is. You could try...
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    Re: Unable to boot any system

    If grub gives you trouble i'd suggest trying lilo, i prefer it to grub.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I hide windows partition?

    Edit /etc/fstab then it wont mounnt on boot
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    Re: Unmountable partition

    fuser -m /dev/deviceyouwanttomount

    you'll get a PID# then either

    kill PID# <--- to free it

    or

    ps -e | grep PID# <---- to see whats using it
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    bear24rw is giving you examples of progs to run, I dont have expierence with that one.

    I know a prog called recovery for windows, that is freeware. And another one for windows. I've used them to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Web site videos

    Who needs to watch flash videos?

    Install flash plugin to this dir

    /usr/lib/firefox/plugins

    should work for other plugins too in the future. Enjoy!

    EDIT: by install i meant just copy it to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: facebook chat messes up!

    Is your internet slow in general? Disabling IPv6 has corrected internet problems i was having running slack. If it's just FB chat i'm don't know, as i dont know how FB chat works. If it requires some...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I'm in big trouble with the wife...

    You need to run recovery software using a surface scan. You can recover the important documents this way easily. Run it from another OS on the drive if you have 1. Otherwise you gotta stick it in...
  13. Thread: Proxy help

    by serpantman
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    [all variants] Proxy help

    Hope it's okay to ask non-ubuntu/linux questions. My problem is with connecting to a web server behind a proxy. I can connect to port 80 and view the site fine. But when i try to connect to another...
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    [all variants] Make errors!!

    bash-3.1# make
    Making all in src
    make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Downloads/webcam_server-0.50/src'
    make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
    make[1]: Leaving directory...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Scripting Help

    If you want to learn why are you asking others to do it? There are guides for this sort of thing. A much better learning choice than asking other to do it for you. I'd tell you how right now but i've...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help With .zip

    I've tried brute forcing with rarcrack. It was epic fail. Unless you suspect the password is really simple(dictionary word), t0p is right. Time consuming and you don't actually know if it will work.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help With .zip

    you don't? why is there a password, shouldn't you have the password if your trying to open it? If you downloaded some junk and it wants you to get the pass from there website its a scam dude.
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    [ubuntu] Re: what a newbie move

    Not rebooting is sounds like a valid strategy.
    http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/other-formats/html_single/Partition-Rescue.html
    Maybe. If you do get this, post back and tell us how. I...
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    [all variants] Re: I need a distro

    Obsolete ram is usually very cheap / free. Might be something to consider. Rather than trying to get to use linux. You'd have to install and setup EVERYTHING, EVERYTIME. 10 bucks on ebay might be a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to install software?

    Best way to install software is you read the documentation for that software. All software will have some sort of documentation for installation.
  21. Thread: firefox

    by serpantman
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    [ubuntu] Re: firefox

    If firefox requires any sort of plugin for mediafire you should try updating that.

    copy the plugin too.

    /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/

    If you can't get firefox to work maybe try another browser....
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    [ubuntu] Re: boot stops halfway

    Are you saying that unplugging the vga cable and plugging it back in unfreezes the system? That is strange, sounds like a detection problem. I guess drivers are your best bet, or its possible there...
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    [ubuntu] Re: what a newbie move

    You can still run programs to recover data. But the file system / directory structure will be gone. You can still get back important files if you need them. Would be best to do this from a separate...
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    [other] Re: Need to Recover Data

    YES! use the force option, its

    mount -force or mount -f <--- one of these

    i have used it for the same thing lots of times. :)
  25. Thread: firefox

    by serpantman
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    [ubuntu] Re: firefox

    Try making sure nothing is using the file your uploading. Go.

    fuser -m /complete/path/to/file

    look for a number

    ps -e | grep thatnumber

    look for name of a process with a PID next to it.
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