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    Help with installing MATLAB?

    So I'm pretty new with Linux. I have my matlab installation files in /tmp/matlab.


    I first did


    chmod +x install

    ./install
  2. [ubuntu] How to install back Windows? What's NTFS?

    So i'm trying to wipe off ubuntu and install back windows. when i tried to do a fresh installation of windows 7, i ran into some sort of partition problem, and it said that windows cannot be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help burning a DVD

    yeah, i'm trying to burn ubuntu.
    i have brasero pre-installed. can this work too? i just drag the .iso on there, and it'll be able to boot from startup, right, or do i need to make it bootable...
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    [ubuntu] Need help burning a DVD

    so i have an iso i want to burn on dvd, and have my laptop boot into it when it first starts up. how can i burn this on ubuntu? what burners can i use? i tried searching for nero in software center,...
  5. [ubuntu] Completely Replacing Linux with Windows

    i've decided not to use linux anymore. how can i install back windows? can i just put in the cd and install it from there?
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    [ubuntu] Re: wine games corrupted

    ******* bump this ****.
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    [ubuntu] Re: wine games corrupted

    nope. it's a game. not a virus. it worked fine in windows. what's appdb?
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    [ubuntu] wine games corrupted

    so i downloaded a game and used wine to install/run it. it plays perfectly fine the first time, until i exit the game and want to run it again. when i try to run the game again, it says that the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: help editing a file.

    alright, so i'm editing /etc/sysctl.conf and want to add the line "vm.swappiness=10" at the very end of the document. do i need to add a "#" before vm.swappiness=10.
    so
    vm.swappiness=10
    or...
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    [ubuntu] help editing a file.

    do you need a # in front of a command when editing a file on your computer?
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    Re: Howto: Backup and restore your system!

    i executed the line from the very first post and got this after it put everything into backup.tgz:

    Exiting with failure status due to previous errors.
    what does this mean? because i see...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Getting rid of grub menu on startup

    9.10
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Getting rid of grub menu on startup

    how do i update my kernel, with the update manager? because startup manager's not working. i set the timeout to 0, but when i boot, it stays on the grub menu screen, and i can't boot into ubuntu...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Getting rid of grub menu on startup

    lol. but the grub menu never appeared before. do you guys know what might have caused it to suddenly appear?
  15. [ubuntu] Getting rid of grub menu on startup

    how can i get rid of that grub menu that lets you choose between 4 different boot options on startup? i only have ubuntu on my laptop and want to boot automatically into it.
  16. Re: HOWTO: Configure CPU scaling to decrease heat and increase battery life

    great guide, but i have some questions: does lowering frequency use less power? using less power would result in less heat coming from laptop too, right? but wouldn't your laptop run slower because...
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    [ubuntu] Re: open office symbol problems

    yeah. open office formula is installed. but it still doesn't work.
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu the only distro that heats up?

    I'm not understanding the blog. what i'm getting from it is to lower my frequency from like 2.10 Ghz to 1.3 GHz. wouldn't this slow down my computer and not take advantage of the 2.10 GHz laptop i...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu the only distro that heats up?

    here are the specs when i did sudo lshw>specs:

    david-laptop
    description: Notebook
    product: HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook PC
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    version: F.55
    serial:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu the only distro that heats up?

    i don't think it's dust. i've cleaned it. while on windows 7, my laptop stays cool, even after hours of extreme usage. on ubuntu, it overheats even after half an hour of watching a movie. i'm...
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    [ubuntu] ubuntu the only distro that heats up?

    overheating seems to be a problem for laptops. is ubuntu the only distro having this heating issue? is this a driver problem?
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    [ubuntu] Re: open office symbol problems

    hmm. nope. double-clicking doesn't work.
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    [ubuntu] Re: open office symbol problems

    here's what the page looks like:
    i can't read the squares and the question marks.
    http://img191.yfrog.com/img191/4771/screenshotvp.png
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    [ubuntu] Re: open office symbol problems

    it's something for school. i think the symbol is an absolute value sign. (for math).
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    [ubuntu] open office symbol problems

    so i loaded something on open office, but i can't read some of the things on it because i'm guessing i don't have a certain font or a certain symbol installed? what i see instead are some squares...
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