I have installed 8.04 and I'm still not getting a few aspects of this OS after searching and some help I have had on this forum. Don't get me wrong some help is better than no help.
The first issue I am still having is installing software that is not in add/remove or package manager, and I have no idea how to in the terminal either.
Unfortunately I need adobe for books I get from school that have be password verified when I open them. If that can be configured in KPDF great but how? I did not see the option to configure that. (something tells me KPDF is not big on DRM
The other software is Mambo which has a tar.gz extension.
is this a mater of adding it to synaptic?
Next is the graphics issue. I got the nvidia driver installed easy enough. My question is if I adjust the settings on the monitor it self when I boot back to windows will I have to adjust them again? (the black area around the edges)
Then there is the sound problem. I have a sound Blaster 24 bit Live! card. Creative labs has no Linux driver for it. any thoughts? Yes I could plug back into the mother board I would rather not though.
Next question is can I have both XP and ubuntu booted and quickly switch back between them? That would work around the adobe/sound problem.
then what is shell? can I get to it by typing su in the terminal? When I do type that my authentication fails every time. I saw that for the beginning of installation instructions somewhere on here.