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    [ubuntu] Re: Compile C language with Kdevelop

    It sounds like you haven't installed the build-essential package. You need this to be able to compile C programs.

    Either use Synaptic to find it or run


    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tarballs are killing me! What to do??

    soundconverter is in the universe repository, so all you should need to do is ensure that's enabled in Software Sources and search for it in synaptic or Add/Remove. Tick a box and it'll install. No...
  3. [kubuntu] Re: rm and find don't recurse into subdirectories

    In the find statement you need to escape the * so the shell doesn't interpret it. You should be able to do what you want with this



    find . -name \*.class -exec rm {} \;


    That'll find all...
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    [all variants] Re: Encrypted WMA files!

    I suspect there's not much you can do to play them. They're encrypted with Microsoft's Digital Rights Management, so need a Microsoft licence to decrypt and play. Funnily enough we don't have those...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: DVD video playback does not work and my sound is super quiet

    Just open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type


    totem


    totem will then run and any errors that occur while you run it will be displayed on the terminal.
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    [ubuntu] Re: what's my root password?

    Ignore step 8.

    For step 9 instead of running ./install run


    sudo ./install

    and enter your password.

    That will run the install script with root priviledges.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can not log as root

    The root password is disabled by default as a security feature on Ubuntu, as any potential attackers will know you have an account called root so they only need to crack the password.

    You should...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: found driver for Canon printer but cannot install

    Just note that su won't work in Ubuntu as the root account is locked. You need to use sudo for the last line, i.e.


    sudo make install

    so the full thing for Ubuntu would be

    Quick install:...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Compile and install to a folder in home without sudo

    The final part of that needs root permissions as it won't be able to write the binaries to the required directories for the install, so you should issue


    sudo make install

    to do the...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Need to impress a die hard windoze user. Got 3d cube, what else to get the wow fa

    The expo and scale plugins for compiz might help too. Just start multiple apps in the various workspaces and show how you can switch between them using scale or drag them between desktops using...
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    Re: Post your top 10 used terminal commands

    Mine are:
    85 ls
    74 cd
    35 exit
    25 sudo
    14 vi
    14 man
    9 type
    9 locate
    9 clear
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    Poll: Re: What is your age and what do you use ubuntu for?

    I'm 35 and I use Ubuntu for everything computery. I haven't got Windows installed on this box.

    It was Feisty when I could finally get rid of Windows as all my hardware would work.
    My printer now...
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    [ubuntu] Re: My user is gone

    You can use recovery mode to fix this.

    Reboot the machine and press ESC when the GRUB prompt comes up to enter the menu. Select the entry with (recovery mode) beside it.

    Once that's booted...
  14. Thread: Vi editor

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    [ubuntu] Re: Vi editor

    There's a tutorial here.
    http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/~xli/vim/vim_tutorial.html

    I had to learn vi a few years back as it was the only text editor on the machines at work (we were basically...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Got into "Recory Menu" when using command "sudo shutdown now"

    What happens if you do


    sudo shutdown -h now


    The -h flag sends the request that the system should be halted or powered off.
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    [ubuntu] Re: HELP..!! I broke my system.. *I think*

    It could be recoverable. If the command mv still works then you should be able to sort it out.

    What your original command


    sudo mv /lib /usr/lib

    will have done is moved the lib folder from...
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    Re: virtualbox in ubuntu 8.4?

    Nope. I've got virtualbox running fine here on 8.04.

    I installed the virtualbox-ose and the virtualbox-ose-modules-2.6.2 24 packages from the Universe repository and I've got a virtual XP machine...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot change wallpaper

    Click the Add button. Then you can browse for any picture to add.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Small Resolution

    CTRL + ALT + Backspace restarts the X server. Unlike Windows the GUI in Linux is separate from the operating system. You can run Ubuntu or any other Linux without a GUI.

    The graphical interface...
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    [ubuntu] Re: new member with many questions in mind

    You won't see any characters or the cursor moving when you type your password. That's a security feature. Just type the password correctly and press Enter. That'll work.
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    Re: can't play mp3

    Amarok's great. I personally prefer Exaile though, but they're both excellent.

    Why not try them both? They're free. :)
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    Re: old-school gaming

    Definitely. ZX Spectrum games with FUSE and old arcade games with sdlmame. I'm quite partial to a bit of Doom every now and then too. :)
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    Re: What brought you to ubuntu?

    I've been wanting to switch to running Linux for a few years now (I've always preferred the Unix way of doing things to Windows),
    but I've previously always had issues with hardware that I couldn't...
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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    It's not worked. :)

    I'm guessing you probably need to install GTK+ first. I think I did. Unfortunately that does require compiling from source as far as I know. You can find it here:...
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    Re: Spectrum Emulator

    You can call the SDL version with

    xfuse-sdl --full-screen
    to get it to go full screen (as I've just found). Seems to not play nice with avant window navigator when coming out of it though so I'm...
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