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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 videos not playing

    What kind of graphics chip do you have?

    lspci | grep VGA
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    [SOLVED] Re: Concern about access to home folder

    I guess you solved your problem, nevertheless, these could have proved handy.


    groups mediatomb

    that should tell you what groups mediatomb belongs to.

    The mediatomb user probably has no...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Internet and Windows Programmes

    Under normal circumstances using a LAN cable should work out of the box. What does the Network Manager icon in the upper right look like? If you have a working connection is should be a picture of...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Install to existing RAID0 array? (Dell XPS M1730)

    Well it depends how you look at it. You can't make up for slow i/o throughput with a fast processor. The processor will just end up doing nothing most of the time waiting for the disk. Most of the...
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    [all variants] Re: Empty root folder.

    Every mounted partition must be mounted to an empty directory (well technically you can mount something on a non-empty directory, but I wouldn't recommend it!). If you managed to set things up how...
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    [xubuntu] Re: sudoku stopped working

    If you've turned off the computer there is NO way that sudoku is still running. It doesn't appear that that is the problem so much as the symptom.

    I find it kind of strange you have no files for...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Install to existing RAID0 array? (Dell XPS M1730)

    Wow how many disks? What RAID setup? It looks like you are using md - "multiple device" (rather than dm). I was going to mention that there these two choices of RAID implementation built into the...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Install to existing RAID0 array? (Dell XPS M1730)

    I totally understand that you want to go for interoperability here, but I just thought that I would confirm that the Intel matrix RAID is not the best. A friend of mine actually did some benchmarking...
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    [xubuntu] Re: sudoku stopped working

    Try completely removing and then reinstalling "gnome-games" in synaptic package mahager.
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    [xubuntu] Re: sudoku stopped working

    Intrepid?
  11. [all variants] Re: Installing Linux on a laptop with no operating system

    You should make a habit of backing up regardless of what operating system you are using. You have to EXPECT that your hardisk will fail tomorrow because one day it WILL. They do have a finite...
  12. [all variants] Re: Installing Linux on a laptop with no operating system

    Looks like they've got Intel wireless chips which are supported in the kernel (i.e., out of the box with no effort on your part). The nvidia chip should also not be too much of a problem as there are...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Installs but does not work

    All the packages have md5sums for their contents so if you got through the install stage, this is probably not the problem.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pdf Converter?

    If you want to convert something from pdf you can use the convert command (this is a very powerful image processing tool)

    On the command line you would use

    convert file.pdf file.png
    it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Installs but does not work

    It might be an idea to file a bug report on this. The goal of Ubuntu is to eliminate these kinds of headaches. Things would probably have been a lot easier if the desktop just worked the first time...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing modules for python 2.6

    Yeah, I'm using Jaunty. You might want to consider either moving to it or cherrypicking python packages from it if you want to play with 2.6. You can edit /usr/share/python/debian_defaults to change...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Installs but does not work

    If you reinstall compiz, turn off "visual effects" in System->Prefrences->Appearance. That will prevent it from starting automatically until you can make sure things are working ok.

    To test it out...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing modules for python 2.6

    $ python
    Python 2.6.1+ (r261:67515, Mar 28 2009, 16:27:16)
    [GCC 4.3.3] on linux2
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>> import MySQLdb...
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    [ubuntu] Re: re-writing a HD

    It would have to be pretty stripped down to not have dd. It's part of the GNU coreutils.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Installs but does not work

    Bingo. For whatever reason, compiz isn't cooperating with your video card. If you're interested in why, you might try


    compiz --replace

    In the terminal (though of course you would have to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: re-writing a HD

    If you've got a linux live cd, you don't need any other special software unless maybe you want to randomise the disk, not just delete it. Even then it's questionable whether additional software or...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual screen-ish

    Do you have an Nvidia card? If not then you probably just borked your xorg.conf. If you have trouble restarting your xserver, you might want to reset your xorg.conf:


    dpkg-reconfigure -phigh...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Installs but does not work

    Sorry, just to clarify. You should be able to get to a terminal by hitting Alt-Ctrl-F1 any time after the login screen has appeared.


    If that doesn't work, then try booting into runlevel 1. This...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Installs but does not work

    You can get to a terminal with Alt-Ctrl-F1.

    Once there there are a couple things you can do:

    Search your Xorg logs for errors


    grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log

    grep EE /var/log/Xorg.20.log
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    [ubuntu] Re: Read only bind mount?

    That man page is out of date as of 2.6.26 (Intrepid has 2.6.27). You can now create a
    read only bind mount

    Alternatively you can use the bindfs package which is a user space alternative which...
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