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kamssada
December 12th, 2008, 08:38 AM
OK, this is my day 6 in Kubuntu. I figured out how to set up my wireless card, from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=743299&
highlight=atheros+ar5007 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=743299& highlight=atheros+ar5007)

It works just fine, the only problem i have is i need to execute this modules every time i start up. Is anyone capable of giving me "detailed" instructions on how to make this modules permanent. I came across some not so useful posts in previous threads.


sudo modprobe ath_pci
sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta

Second question, i was able to set up my nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS card, and i could visibly see the difference in graphics from when it wasn't set up, only problem is my screen is trailing. (click here to see a screen shot) (http://lh6.ggpht.com/_WwWzUS6wsGY/SUIKSegqUfI/AAAAAAAABx8/ZUyYTSGWQvk/s800/ke.jpeg) when i minimize my screen and bring it back up, it takes a hell of a time just to display things normally? got any tips for me... Again please be specific...

I'm a personalization freak on XP/Vista/MAC, i will love to add the cube, set my background change themes, and do all that in my Kubuntu, i found on the Kubuntu guide (http://www.kubuntuguide.org/Intrepid) Compiz, i installed it, edited the settings, but the cube won't even rotate? go tips

third question, is it only me, or Linux is designed to tell people how not so smart they are.. Even with my extensive JAVA, C++, a little of web design and years and years of fixing machines troubleshooting... After using Kubuntu for the first time it felt i was DUMB!:confused:

How can i make my Kubuntu run at its best and fast? I already alocated 80gb of my HD for this partition, how do i make it use more of my 3gb ram, because right now its slow like a 512

Finally, what other tips could you you give me, no matter how random it is, i'm much eager to master this system, and make it my premier, instead of XP.

just in case here is my ls...


00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP65 Memory Controller (rev a3)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP65 SMBus (rev a1)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP65 SMU (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP65 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP65 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:06.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP65 Ethernet (rev a3)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP65 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP65 IDE (rev a1)
00:0a.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP65 SATA Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 045b (rev a1)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] AddressMap
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS (rev a1)
07:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
07:05.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
07:05.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
07:05.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
07:05.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)


and


-Computer-
Processor : 2x AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-62
Memory : 3111MB (525MB used)
Operating System : Ubuntu 8.10
User Name : administrator (Administrator)
Date/Time : Fri 12 Dec 2008 02:18:28 AM EST
-Display-
Resolution : 1280x800 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Unknown
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
-Input Devices-
Macintosh mouse button emulation
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
Power Button (FF)
Lid Switch
Power Button (CM)
Sleep Button (CM)
Video Bus
Video Bus
PC Speaker
HP Webcam
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
-Printers-
No printers found
-IDE Disks-
-SCSI Disks-
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N
ATA WDC WD2500BEVS-6


or


Devices
Processor
Processors
AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-62 800.00MHz
AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-62 800.00MHz
Memory
Memory
Total Memory 3111612 kB
Free Memory 1681300 kB
Buffers 49268 kB
Cached 907536 kB
Cached Swap 0 kB
Active 710636 kB
Inactive 627108 kB
High Memory 2227584 kB
Free High Memory 921444 kB
Low Memory 884028 kB
Free Low Memory 759856 kB
Virtual Memory 3437868 kB
Free Virtual Memory 3437868 kB
Dirty 64 kB
Writeback 0 kB
AnonPages 380940 kB
Mapped 100924 kB
Slab 61776 kB
SReclaimable 42452 kB
SUnreclaim 19324 kB
PageTables 3736 kB
NFS_Unstable 0 kB
Bounce 0 kB
WritebackTmp 0 kB
CommitLimit 4993672 kB
Committed_AS 671196 kB
VmallocTotal 110584 kB
VmallocUsed 13496 kB
VmallocChunk 92408 kB
HugePages_Total 0
HugePages_Free 0
HugePages_Rsvd 0
HugePages_Surp 0
Hugepagesize 4096 kB
DirectMap4k 8192 kB
DirectMap4M 909312 kB
PCI Devices
PCI Devices
RAM memory nVidia Corporation MCP65 Memory Controller
ISA bridge nVidia Corporation MCP65 LPC Bridge
SMBus nVidia Corporation MCP65 SMBus
Co-processor nVidia Corporation MCP65 SMU
USB Controller nVidia Corporation MCP65 USB Controller
USB Controller nVidia Corporation MCP65 USB Controller
Ethernet controller nVidia Corporation MCP65 Ethernet
Audio device nVidia Corporation MCP65 High Definition Audio
PCI bridge nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI bridge
IDE interface nVidia Corporation MCP65 IDE
IDE interface nVidia Corporation MCP65 SATA Controller
PCI bridge nVidia Corporation Device 045b
PCI bridge nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge
PCI bridge nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge
PCI bridge nVidia Corporation MCP65 PCI Express bridge
Host bridge Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Host bridge Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
Host bridge Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
Host bridge Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
Ethernet controller Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter
VGA compatible controller nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS
FireWire (IEEE 1394) Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
SD Host controller Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter
System peripheral Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller
System peripheral Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
System peripheral Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller
USB Devices
Printers
Printers
No printers found
Battery
Battery: BAT0
State charged (load: unknown)
Capacity 3488 mAh / 6000 mAh (58.13%)
Battery Technology rechargeable (LION)
Model Number Primary
Serial Number
Sensors
Cooling Fans
Temperatures
temp1 48.00°C
temp2 46.00°C
temp3 50.00°C
temp4 44.00°C
Voltage Values
Input Devices
Input Devices
Macintosh mouse button emulation
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
Power Button (FF)
Lid Switch
Power Button (CM)
Sleep Button (CM)
Video Bus
Video Bus
PC Speaker
HP Webcam
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
Storage
IDE Disks
SCSI Disks
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N
ATA WDC WD2500BEVS-6

thanks\\:D/

kamssada
December 13th, 2008, 01:12 AM
So far, I got no resp, but its ait...
I figured out how to make compiz work, by enabling my video card 177, then by looking into enabling repositories, that helped me get the latest updates for my video card... occasionally, the taskbar icons look weird, but except from that, i haven't had any major issue...

the kubuntu guide is helpful. Still don't know how to make the modules autostart. but i'm working on it...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_WwWzUS6wsGY/SUL8YDeupGI/AAAAAAAABy0/nLvzn8KbuTA/s800/3.jpeg

ask for the speed, everything is working not like i would like, but ok, the only problem is firefox is damn slow, but Konqueror really earned its name.

i'm looking for docks and also ways i could integrate text on my desktop, will be helful if someone could at least hint somewhere to look. Ksmoothdock didn't work for me, it came with ubuntu files that ought to make my kubunutu look like ubuntu.. HELL NO!!... Kdock also didn't work for me. I'm looking into plasmoids.

tomtom1982
December 13th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Well, could it be that your PC is to slow because of your 800MHz CPU?

KDE 4 is eating performance.

You could try gnome or xfce because compiz works at this, too.

For docks:
Try Avant Window Manager (AWM). It's the best linux dock at the moment (for me).

Just open a console and type


sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

(it's in universe repository) or install via Synaptic.

After this it will look like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B69aW2Pikjo

Edit: You could also look for emerald.


sudo apt-get install emerald

That's an window decorator. You can change a lot with it. With compiz, emerald and AWM you also can make looking your linux like Leopard. I've a very detailed description for do this.
But not here. I'm not at home until monday. If you want to have it, simply read in into this thread. I only have to change it to english (it's in german ;-I).

kamssada
December 13th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Well, could it be that your PC is to slow because of your 800MHz CPU?

KDE 4 is eating performance.

You could try gnome or xfce because compiz works at this, too.

For docks:
Try Avant Window Manager (AWM). It's the best linux dock at the moment (for me).

Just open a console and type


sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

(it's in universe repository) or install via Synaptic.

After this it will look like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B69aW2Pikjo

Edit: You could also look for emerald.


sudo apt-get install emerald

That's an window decorator. You can change a lot with it. With compiz, emerald and AWM you also can make looking your linux like Leopard. I've a very detailed description for do this.
But not here. I'm not at home until monday. If you want to have it, simply read in into this thread. I only have to change it to english (it's in german ;-I).

lol thanks for your input, i am using emerald already, the problem with AWN is that it downloads all this files that makes my Kubuntu look like ubuntu, and i had to unistall it the other time.

Ask for my processor, its actually a 800 mhz X 4 = 2.3 GHz, but now its working fine, please do send me all you can, anything will be helpfull.. thank you...

kamssada
December 13th, 2008, 10:13 PM
I have been trying different things to make my modprobes permanent, i tried this, please tell me if i am doing something wrong?

this code is to create an autostart script, i think.


echo "sudo modprobe wlan_scan_stasudo modprobe ath_pci" > ~/.kde/Autostart/startwifi.sh

it seems like this code give it the permission to execute

chmod +x ~/.kde/Autostart/startwifi.sh

this brings up kate to edit the script, then i


sudo kate ~/.kde/Autostart/startwifi.sh

and then i insert this into kate

sudo modprobe ath_pci
sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta


but it doesn't work :confused:, i did something similar, with


compiz --replace & and it worked... suggestions to make those two commands permanant.

tomtom1982
December 18th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Sorry, but I´ve had 12-h-working-days so I didn´t had time to reply.

Here is the instruction to make looking the Ibex like the Leopard:

Making your Ubuntu-desktop look like Mac OSX (requires an installed gnome-desktop):

At first you have to download the current version of the Mac4Lin-project. That´s a pool of components which let your gnome-desktop looks like OSX. It contents themes, pictures and layouts for the login-screen. You´ll find it at
http://sourceforge.net/porjects/mac4lin. Current version is 1.0RC. After download unpack the archive in any folder.

Only if emerald is currently not installed:
For later installation you have to install emerald via sudo apt-get install emerald. After this you have to start and close emerald. It will make a new folder in your home folder.

Now open a terminal and change folder with


cd <path>

(please insert the folder were you saved mac4lin instead of <path>, /home/user/documents/ for example)

Now you type the following into terminal:


./Mac4Lin_Install_v.10_RC.sh

This will start the installation script.

During the installation, you will be asked for your password. Please type Y and Enter, after this insert your pass. The first changes will appear on your desktop. The wallpaper and the window-designs will change.

If nothing is changed, you have to activate it by opening „System->Preferences->Appearance“. There you change to „theme“. Here you see the themes „Mac4Lin_Aqua“ and „Mac4Lin_Graphite“. You´ll activate a theme by clicking it. You also can install the themes manually by clicking „install“ and choosing into the folder you downloaded the files. There you go to folder „GTK“ and choose the theme-archive „Mac4Lin_GTK_v1.0_RC.tar.gz“.

Now you have to change fonts. Open „System->Preferences->Appearance“ and change to register „fonts“. Change the fonts from top to bottom like this:
„Bitstream Vera Sans Roman“ Size 10
„Aquabase“ Size 9
„Trebuchet MS Standard“ Size 9
„Lucida Grande Bold“ Size 9
„Bitstream Vera Sans Mono Roman“ Size 10

After this click on „close“.

On your screen you have a Mac OS X-Wallpaper. For more wallpapers please visit
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mac4lin and download the file „Leopard Wallpapers“ from section „Downloads->Additional Files“. Please unpack the downloaded file into any folder. Open „System->Preferences->Appearance“, go to „Background“ and open these folder to choose another Mac OS X-Wallpaper.

Please install AWN via


sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

Now open „System->Preferences->Awn Manager“. Go to „Themes“ and click on „“.Choose the folder you´ve download the Mac4Lin-files, go to folder „AWN“ and choose the only archive in this directory. After this click on „Apply“.

Change Log-In-Screen:
Open „System->Administration->Login Window“ and go to register „Local“. Click on the box in front of „Mac4Lin GDM v1.0 RC“ and make it the only active box. After this, click on „Background color“ and type into „Color name“: #E5E5E5

After this you will get a new login screen after restarting ubuntu.

You also can install screenlets with


sudo apt-get install screenlets compizconfig-settings-manager.

That´all.

Sorry for my English, it´s not my native language, only what I learned at school ;-)

beausoleilm
December 30th, 2008, 06:43 AM
Did you fix you trailing problem ? I have the same here and I don't find any information about that.

Thanks !