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    [ubuntu] Re: HDD Size Is Much Smaller Than Listed

    I still think that ~20GB is a rather substantial amount to lose as a result of a single partitioning excercise. I had a 1GB RAM Pentium 4 machine with only 40GB before and I never experienced such a...
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    [ubuntu] HDD Size Is Much Smaller Than Listed

    I got a SONY VAIO FW490. It has Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz), 4GB DDR2-SDRAM, and ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD4650 graphics card with 512MB vRAM. The HDD size is listed as 320GB. It came...
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    [ubuntu] cd/dvd drive not responding

    I have installed a 64-bit version of Jaunty Jackalope on a SONY VAIO FW490. The swap size is 11.5GB. It has Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz), 4GB DDR2-SDRAM, and ATI Mobility Radeon™...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Improving Screen Resolution and Overall System Performance

    Thanks! I greatly appreciate your help. Now if I can only find the link to post a new thread ... I wonder whether this site's layout/design changes often or the link for creating new threads is just...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Improving Screen Resolution and Overall System Performance

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll post the message shortly. I inserted a blank DVD+R and below is what I got.

    Input: dvd+rw-mediainfo /dev/dvd

    Output:

    /dev/dvd: unable to open: No such file or...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Improving Screen Resolution and Overall System Performance

    Thanks! I was able to get the music to work. I implemented the procedures upto Part 2/5 from the link you gave me. I don't think I need Part 3/5 so I omitted it. I didn't implement Part 4/5 and...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Improving Screen Resolution and Overall System Performance

    Thank you very much! I used the ATI driver listed under System>Administration>Hardware drivers. The display is great!

    I have another question if you don't mind. How do I make ubuntu recognize the...
  8. [ubuntu] Improving Screen Resolution and Overall System Performance

    I have installed a 64-bit version of Jaunty Jackalope on a SONY VAIO FW490. The swap size is 11.5GB. It has Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz), 4GB DDR2-SDRAM, and ATI Mobility Radeon™...
  9. [ubuntu] Having trouble viewing popular websites with video & audio content

    I have just installed ubuntu 9.04 on a Dell Optiplex GX150 desktop with Pentium III, 508MB, and 40GB HDD. I used the entire disk (i.e. removed Windows XP Pro) and the installation process made the...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Which application lists hardware profile in Ubuntu?

    Thanks everyone. I installed and prefer "hardinfo".
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Which application lists hardware profile in Ubuntu?

    Thanks for the response. I installed "Hardware Lister" and it appears to be a GUI version of lshw. There is another application that has a better interface but I may have to Google my way to find it.
  12. [ubuntu] Which application lists hardware profile in Ubuntu?

    Which application may I download to view the hardware profile of my computer? I have heard of it but I cannot remember the name. I know of using "sudo lshw" but I would also like to have that...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: How do I run TeX Live after installing full version

    Thanks a lot! I am able to use Kile for a single .tex file. The larger article I have has different files for each chapter and a .bib file for the bibliography. I hope Kile will handle the...
  14. [ubuntu] How do I run TeX Live after installing full version?

    Thanks for the reply. I'm very new to Linux and TeX so pardon my amateur level questions.

    Does Kile need the TeX Live engine I installed in order to work or, may I remove TeX Live, install Kile,...
  15. [ubuntu] How do I run TeX Live after installing full version

    I have been using LaTeX on a Mac OS X at work but now I want to be writing .tex files from home on a machine where Ubuntu 8.10 has been installed.

    I need to be able to make research equations from...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Toggling Hardy Heron and XP Pro SP2 when rebooting remotely

    Sorry for the delay in responding. I will need help with that (i.e. setting up the cron job(s) if that's necessary).

    I know I can always manually edit the menu.lst file while in ubuntu in order to...
  17. [ubuntu] Toggling Hardy Heron and XP Pro SP2 when rebooting remotely

    Situation:
    - I am not a computer expert and I am trying to learn.
    - I own a home computer partitioned to have Hardy Heron and XP Pro SP2
    - I work with a Mac OS 10 and XP Pro away from home and I...
  18. [all variants] Re: Using GParted to Move Unallocated Space to XP Partition

    Thank you very much, caljohnsmith and all the others. Selecting "swapoff" for the swap partition allowed me to do exactly what I set out to accomplish! (I've got so much to learn about Linux and...
  19. [all variants] Using GParted to Move Unallocated Space to XP Partition

    I'm new to Linux and not a computer expert. I am unable to move ~1.5GB of unallocated space in sda2 (that contains Hardy Heron) to sda1 (that contains XP SP2). I freed up that space by resizing sda5....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Using GParted to Re-size Partitions

    I was able to delete the ~1GB partition after right-clicking the swap partition and choosing "Swapoff". I restored the swap partition to the "Swapon" option that it had before.

    I moved the...
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    [ubuntu] Using GParted to Re-size Partitions

    I am a Linux newbie and by no means a computer geek. I have a dual boot machine with a ~38GB HDD (~27GB for Windows XP SP2 and ~11GB for Ubuntu Hardy Heron).

    This is my goal:
    - to increase the...
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