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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Update crashed system don't know where to start

    Hmmmmm my hunch is this borked at the xorg update ,there's a thread going on 'jaunty' about this but sound very similar to whats happend on your 'intrepid' desktop....
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Update crashed system don't know where to start

    "So I tried to to a recover mode, everything ran"

    Is this still the case? if so lets boot into recover mode and run update manager ,see what it says.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Update crashed system don't know where to start

    Am I reading it right you broke out of update manager mid-stream so to speak or did they completely finish? and have you done a cold-boot on the desktop machine?
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Update crashed system don't know where to start

    Hi Jim ,sorry to hear about your probs and welcome to Ubuntu.

    would you post the output of the following:

    In terminal type

    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  5. [all variants] Re: did the update that was previous to the last update (from now) require restart?

    Generally speaking Ubuntu will suggest a restart if its essential that you do. In my case I always restart after updates.

    Not sure I fully understand the question

    Should be no need if you know...
  6. [all variants] Re: Windows Live Hotmail not supported for Linux

    Cool ,i'll take a look at that - thanks
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    [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install new NVIDIA driver

    Please backup your xorg before proceeding

    In terminal:


    cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.mybackup
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    [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install new NVIDIA driver

    edit: posted before ^^^^^

    me thinks we need to confirm the OP's card is supported by the driver ,i'm sure it is but as assumption is the mother of all ......
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    [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install new NVIDIA driver

    what graphics card do you have?

    lspci | grep VGA

    and which version of Ubuntu ?
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    Yes I read about the other 'card' you tried.

    what does this give you? if it complains 'not found' you'll need the package nvclock from synaptic.


    nvclock -i

    edit: and this one as well
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    [/QUOTE] BTW what did you think of mandriva?[/QUOTE]
    Actually, I did like it. The GUI is nicer to my eyes. However, I am not going to switch there - it's either Ubuntu or M$. I am not going to start...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    I admire your persistence with trying to resolve this one and I agree with your findings that Ubuntu (or any linux flavour for that matter) to be faster to boot and more stable. I've 1% of the...
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    Re: Install Wine 1.1.13 (Latest version) EASY!

    Must you have the latest version ?
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    [ubuntu] Re: UUID not unique anymore...

    Any clues in here ?

    cat /etc/fstab

    Post output if you like i'll take a look.
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    Did you accept the default recommended? and what driver did that give you? If it gave the 173 (nvidia-glx-new) then I think something has failed in the identification of your card ,if you chose this...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    If you followed this step

    "save to X configuration" and i would advise you to "merge" with existing. save or accept whatever it says.

    then you can check by looking at you *new* xorg.conf...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    Ok thats cool. close that window and what we need to do now is update your xorg.conf with the new driver. you did make that backup earlier - right ;-)

    first we need to check whats been installed...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    Does this exist in your menu's ?

    System/Administration/Hardware Drivers

    and does it give you any options? there should be one marked recommended ,if this is the case then accept that and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    How did you install your 'nvidia' packages ?
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    Correct me if i'm wrong but it appears your xorg.conf is not showing the nvidia drive . I would expect to see 'nv' or maybe "nvidia" - maybe i'm wrong on this.

    Driver "vesa"

    from terminal...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    Does it say configured by nvidia-settings at the top ?
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    [ubuntu] Re: NVIDIA x-server settings

    OP - The most helpful thing right now would be to post your xorg me thinks *before* you embark on trying to re-configure with envy.
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    [ubuntu] Re: big trouble!!!

    try here for starters...

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-487756.html
  24. [all variants] Re: Windows Live Hotmail not supported for Linux

    I found the easiest workaround to this was to set hotmail "on vacation" thats where they're goin forever - afterall lol) and included a message in my signature with new email addy and done the same...
  25. [all variants] Re: Windows Live Hotmail not supported for Linux

    I guess i'd like to *zip* my hotmail stuff (folders/sddress book etc) and forward that to my new gmail - i'm totally shot of MS$ now ,but yeah a little howto wont go a miss.

    cheers.

    edit:...
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