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    [ubuntu] Re: Having trouble with Medibuntu

    Well for some reason one of the index files apt is looking for isn't there. It might just be a problem on Medibuntu's end, or a problem in your sources file (but unless you edited your sources file...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Having trouble with Medibuntu

    The problem is that you don't have the PGP keys needed to authenticate packages from the Medibuntu repos. You should be able to resolve this by installing the package medibuntu-keyring (if it's...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: ".....Reading files to boot...." - can i remove this?

    Well the 'dmesg' log generally contains information pertaining to booting up. If you could post its contents, I suppose it might help us to help you (well not me specifically, I'm clueless when it...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: So what does the ubuntu-desktop package actually do?

    Thanks for the info! :) I guess I'll have to make sure I have that package before upgrading to 8.10.
  5. [ubuntu] [SOLVED] So what does the ubuntu-desktop package actually do?

    I know that the 'ubuntu-desktop' package depends on all the other packages needed for Ubuntu's desktop environment, but it seems that it has a function other than being a metapackage. The package...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Firefox Address Bar

    Well yes, double click can be used to select the whole address, but some of us prefer a single click. :P
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    [ubuntu] Re: Firefox Address Bar

    Just go to about:config, read the warning and heed it, then find 'browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll' and double click it to set it to true. :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Emerald not working

    If you're running Compiz and you have CCSM installed, you could just set the command for the 'Window Decoration' plugin to 'emerald --replace'. :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot create folder

    By default, the drive's permissions are set so that only root can create folders and stuff. You'll need to use the command 'sudo mkdir path/to/folder/you/want/to/make'. :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Crash & black screen (Graphics problem?)

    The problem mentioned here is a bug in Xorg's 'intel' driver. It can be worked around by using xorg.conf to force the use of the older 'i810' driver, which does not have the bug but may have some...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Crash & black screen (Graphics problem?)

    Version 2.4.0 of the Xorg intel driver is available in Intrepid's repositories.

    For i386:...
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    Re: HOWTO: PulseAudio Fixes & System-Wide Equalizer Support (Hardy Heron)

    The PPA works like a charm! :D (It went flawlessly for me at least)
  13. [all variants] Re: System hangs on "waiting for resume device" during boot

    That seems to work as well (at least on the system I tried it on). :)

    By the way, I actually followed the instructions listed here to fix the bug - I assume they worked, but were messed up by the...
  14. [all variants] Re: System hangs on "waiting for resume device" during boot

    Well I'm not sure if this will help you, but I managed to solve the problem myself - it turns out that there was another file in /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/ called 'resume-old' that was somehow...
  15. [all variants] System hangs on "waiting for resume device" during boot

    I recently resized the swap partition on one of the laptops I use, as I had upgraded its RAM and wanted it to be able to hibernate. However, whenever I boot up the machine it hangs for several...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Installing FIRESTARTER in Ubuntu Hardy Heron:

    You need to give yourself root access to modify system files and such, so the command should be:


    sudo apt-get install firestarter
    You'll need to type in your password to authenticate, and then...
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    [other] Re: hard drive will not boot or mount

    Unfortunately trying the hard drive in anther computer didn't work either - I guess this means I should be looking for a new HDD. :( Oh well, that's what backups are for I guess.

    Thanks for the...
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    [other] Re: hard drive will not boot or mount

    No luck so far - the boot still fails after removing and replacing the hard drive.

    'sudo fdisk -l' comes up blank

    'sudo blkid' gives me:

    /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"

    'mount' gives me:
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    [other] hard drive will not boot or mount

    My laptop uses an 80 GB Western Digital Scorpio hard drive with 3 partitions - one for Windows, one for Ubuntu, and one swap. Recently, it abruptly lost power when starting up (displaying the GRUB...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Help, laptop freezes when restarting or shutting down.

    This sounds like a problem with the 'intel' driver (and Intel 82852/855GM graphics devices) which me and a few other users encountered. If you're using a similar graphics device, then there's a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Crash & black screen (Graphics problem?)

    Once Ubuntu finishes loading, press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a terminal screen. Login from there and run:


    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    I'm pretty sure that should reset xorg.conf to...
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    Re: HOWTO: PulseAudio Fixes & System-Wide Equalizer Support (Hardy Heron)

    All the packages install fine for me now, and Flash player seems to be working fine with PulseAudio, so I'd have to say that it worked. :)
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    Re: HOWTO: PulseAudio Fixes & System-Wide Equalizer Support (Hardy Heron)

    Appendix C (at the bottom of the tutorial) has instructions on how to revert the changes to PulseAudio. :)
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    Re: HOWTO: PulseAudio Fixes & System-Wide Equalizer Support (Hardy Heron)

    No problem. Thanks for the great tutorial by the way. :)
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    Re: HOWTO: PulseAudio Fixes & System-Wide Equalizer Support (Hardy Heron)

    Unfortunately when I try to install nspluginwrapper from the .deb linked to in the tutorial, it throws dependency errors at me.


    Selecting previously deselected package nspluginwrapper.
    (Reading...
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