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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading, Recommended or Not?

    I agree with the folk above. Best bet is to install a fresh version of 10.04 when it comes out. Have a look at this tutorial http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/separatehome
    which will allow you to set...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Hard Drives/Disks and Portable Hard drives

    There is a well known bug with the disc utility which gives either false positives or exagerates the significance of the "damage". Do a quick search of the forum and you'll find a guide on how to...
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    [other] Re: What all stuff for programming??

    I personally use eclipse IDe for C++ programming. If you want to give it a shot open terminal and enter

    to install the IDE. Then install the C++ support packages using
  4. [SOLVED] Re: HD Warning - Many Bad Sectors - "Failure Imminent"

    ok, lets make sure that your software database(repository) index is properly updated. I'll show how to do this in terminal its actually easier.



    to update the index and then run



    Heres...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu has that Aura in it

    Have a look at the link below. I used it when setting up compiz. Some of the stuff is a bit out of date now but its useful.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What do you wish you'd known?

    Most useful thing I've learn is the apt-get commands. Useful link to the community docs located below! Welcome to ubuntu!

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Howto
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    [ubuntu] Re: LOST MY SOUND ubuntu 9.10

    I'm using an intel 82801G. Slightly different model from yours but if you check my wiki page at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/eeeandrew You'll see how I fixed it. You can try that fix and see if it works....
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    [ubuntu] Re: snd_hda_intel options database

    Hi, Do you think it would be possible to generate a text file from this database which a small program could then search through, compare with the users computer stats and make the correct change?...
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    [SOLVED] Re: is it time to panic or what?

    Theres a problem with that.On your working box go into system->administration and select USB startup creator. Select the 9.10 iso and the USB stick you wish to make bootable. Now it should allow you...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Searching text files for content - Terminal

    Hi! This is done using the grep command. For more information on how to use the command type:
    in a terminal. When your done reading you can press q to quit.

    From what I can see you should use...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Java programming - need tools

    Hi, I studied JAVA at university a couple of years ago and we used the eclipse IDE. To install this go to terminal and type:


    Hope this helps
  12. [ubuntu] Dual boot ubuntu 9.10 and backtrack 4: install

    Hi all. I've just installed ubuntu 9.10 and loving it so far. This is my 4th ubuntu install in the last 2 years and its looking great! My problem is with adding another linux distro called backtrack4...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help!!!!no sound in my ubuntu 9.10!

    Hi guys! I come with a fix thats worked for me since ubuntu 7.04 for this particular card. Its simply adding a line to the alsa base configuration file.

    Start off by opening terminal and typing:
    ...
  14. Re: Spare Partition. What distro should I put on it?

    @foxmulder881

    I'm enjoying using ubuntu but I'm starting to find there are a few drawbacks. I want to find other linux versions that beat these drawbacks. I'm also keen to learn more about...
  15. Re: Spare Partition. What distro should I put on it?

    @megrimm

    thanks for the suggestion. I have tried kubuntu, installed the desktop package and ran it from the sessions menu.

    @fugaki

    Virtualbox looks like it could work. I'll need to do some...
  16. Re: Spare Partition. What distro should I put on it?

    Thanks all,

    I had feared I may have to return to windows to get that stuff working. I can live without games but the CAD programs are starting to become necessary for my university course. I might...
  17. Spare Partition. What distro should I put on it?

    hi all,

    I've got a little bit of free space(26Gb) on my hard drive. At the minute I have ubuntu 8.10 installed with a root partition, home partition and swap. Anyone recommend a good linux distro...
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    Re: Is Linux/Ubuntu just for techies?

    I agree with whats been said above. The most common things I have to do is

    I also have to reinstall my wifi driver every time I upgrade but I do this by putting a few commands together and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing VLC player from source.

    why are you installing from source? VLC player is available from the repositories. Type in terminal:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Permission error on DVD playback

    Is the medibuntu repository set up correctly?

    Visit the community documentation at
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
    for a guide on how to do this.

    Hope this helps,
    Andrew
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where can I get C++ IDE ???

    I use eclipse.

    to install, type in terminal

    for the main IDE
    for the C++ options

    Use the "make managed C++ project" option when creating a new project. Unless your creating your own...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Folder gone missing.

    thats good news! Try searching for "system restore" in windows That includes document recovery tools.

    Good luck,
    Andrew
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    [ubuntu] Re: Folder gone missing.

    If you reformatted the partition which had the folder on it then chances are its gone. It is still possible(in theory) to recover this assuming it wasn't overwritten. I'm not sure what the tools are...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Command for run time?

    there was a post on here a few days ago with cheat sheet links. search the forum for "cheat sheet"

    Hope this helps,
    Andrew
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    [ubuntu] Re: Clearning History in Unbuntu Firefox

    Ok, lets confirm your private data settings are set correctly and try again. Although I don't see why deleting the settings folder didn't work...

    In firefox go to edit->preferences->privacy tab....
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