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    [ubuntu] Re: Windows partition problem

    How are you installing Ubuntu? Are you using Wubi or installing into a separate partition?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Update question

    To echo what Ammofreak has said, you should be able to upgrade without wiping everything. You can do the upgrade one of a couple of ways, but in any situation I would still strongly recommend you...
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    Re: Linux Mint help

    Can you post the contents of /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab, and of



    sudo blkid


    when the USB drive is connected?
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    [SOLVED] Re: O2 USB Mobile broadband dongle

    I set one of these up on a laptop a couple of years ago. Unless much has changed then it should be fairly straightforward. Open the network manager, the wireless tab and then click to set up a new...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Adding lines to repositories

    Ah, another Spotify user! Huzzah!

    divague has covered what you need to do. I would, however, suggest that you type



    gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


    instead of
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot Ubuntu with Windows 64bit Shared Data Partition?

    These aren't dumb questions at all! You're new, and Ubuntu forum members are glad to help you out. =)

    If I were you, I would get a rough idea of what your hard drive will look like before you...
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    Re: Latex tables numbering

    The first thing to note about Latex is that you have to compile everything twice if you change a reference label or add a new label and reference between different compilations. The reason is...
  8. Re: Looking for a crystal structure viewer/creator

    Sure no worries: Vesta.

    The download link contains 32- and 64-bit tarballs that you can download. I believe there is a binary executable that you can simply run, once you have extracted the file....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Considering a Blu-Ray drive

    I couldn't agree more with your sentiments. Fortunately for me, I don't have surround sound on my PC, so that doesn't concern me. :P
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    [ubuntu] Re: Considering a Blu-Ray drive

    As a follow up, I decided that I would have a crack at this myself! And I have got it to work. The credit for what follows should be directed towards this page.



    To get Blu-Rays to work, you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Considering a Blu-Ray drive

    Yes. There is a community help page on this very problem: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/BluRayAndHDDVD

    I haven't tried anything on this page to get Blu Rays to work in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: bored of passwords

    Enabling the root account is in some ways a worse idea than simply removing your need for a sudo password. I think there are reasons for this contained in the RootSudo link posted several times in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: bored of passwords

    There are ways, yes. For information on Sudo, see this community wiki page: RootSudo.

    Before you do anything with your security setup, I would like to say, in the strongest possible terms, that...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: How to triple boot with ubuntu, win 7 and fedora 15 already installed ?

    Regarding the partition limit number, you can only have 4 primary partitions on a hard drive. However, you can make one of these primary partitions an extended partition. This extended partition is...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Daemon not starting up automatically

    You're welcome! As I said in my first post, I'm kinda shooting from the hip here and learning as I go along too! I'd be interested to know if this works, so keep us posted! =D
  16. [ubuntu] Re: back up desk top prior to partitioning C drive?

    In addition to dFlyer's sage advice, you may want to check out Clonezilla, which is a free disk cloning tool. I personally have never used it (there are other tools I use from within Ubuntu/Linux)...
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    Re: Laptop webcam help

    Try typing lsusb into the command line twice: once before and once after you hit fn+F9 to turn on/off the webcam. I think lsusb only picks up the integrated webcam on my laptop once I have turned it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Daemon not starting up automatically

    The order in which services are started depends upon the priority number in the script name. On my Lubuntu virtual machine (currently in Windows... eurgh), I have the following:



    $ ls...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Daemon not starting up automatically

    I'm shooting from the hip here!


    Are there mpd scripts in the /etc/rc?.d directories?



    ls /etc/rc?.d/*mpd*
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    [ubuntu] Re: Possible mount point help.

    I'm probably being slow and thick here, but, what exactly is your problem? You've attached the screenshot and it shows a mounted ext3 partition and an inordinately large swap partition. (Side...
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    [ubuntu] Re: terminal deeply nested folder

    cd /path/to/folder

    e.g.


    cd /usr/local/bin

    Should you wish to open up this folder in Nautilus, you can do that too!
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    [SOLVED] Re: Setting Up Dual Monitors

    You don't need two graphics cards to run two monitors these days. All graphics cards that I care to think of come with dual monitor support.

    Before I got my big widescreen monitor, I was using...
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    [ubuntu] Re: having trouble with skype

    Can you provide some more information?

    Do you just have sound issues, or is this video as well? Have you tested your sound/video in other programs such as Cheese and the sound recorder? How...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Getting webcam to work?

    What are you trying to chat with? Skype? As Skype has its own problems that are quite separate from basic hardware problems. (<sarcasm>I wonder if Skype will actually now get around to making a...
  25. Re: Need help with Octave/Matlab programming

    I agree entirely with Warthaug. Getting other people to do your homework rather defeats the point.

    If you need help with the coding then do some Googling for help manuals and basic instructions...
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