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    [ubuntu] Re: Three updates keep failing

    Thank-you very much!

    Just changed from United Kingdom to "main" and it changed from 3 updates to 141...

    :D
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Multi-Boot XP/Vistax64/Se7en/Ubuntu-Intrepid Probs

    I've done something similar - multi-booting 4 OSs (XP Pro, XP Pro, Vista, Ubuntu) and without meaning to I went from oldest to newest.

    Only difference is because of my HD setup (ample space - 2TB)...
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    [ubuntu] Three updates keep failing

    Every time I boot up I get "You have updates" but when I try and download them I get this:


    W: Failed to fetch...
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    Poll: Re: Funnest programming language?

    Assembler:

    progstart
    movem.l d1-d7/a1-a6,-(sp)
    move.l 4.w,a6
    lea dos(pc),a1
    moveq.l #0,d0
    jsr -$228(a6) ;OpenLibrary(a1,d0)exec
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ATI Graphics Driver Help

    I've got loads of issues as well and my card is the X1650.

    It looks like it's either put up with the proprietry drivers or buy a new card which I might end up doing.
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Graphics driver stopped working - running low graphics :(

    Now through playing I've managed to install the ATI driver finally using keyboard for Window control similar to Windows. Took me ages to figure out that "pressing a button" in a window is numerical...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Graphics driver stopped working - running low graphics :(

    I've managed to reinstall the fglrx drivers but in the driver manager (Restricted Drivers) it shows ticked for enabled but says "Not in use".

    How can I start using it?
  8. [ubuntu] Graphics driver stopped working - running low graphics :(

    Help!

    I've just got home from work to find my graphics driver has decided to stop working (after my earlier "playing") and now I'm stuck in 800x600 and I can't even put the ATI driver back in...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Installing and enabling the composite effects (eye candy)

    I found this link:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-698544.html

    Will try that when I get home from work later. Tried it just now and it failed for some reason (sorry, closed window but...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Installing and enabling the composite effects (eye candy)

    oooo!

    I ran that mkdir command and nothing was returned to the shell. How do I know if anything worked?

    When I try and enable the eye candy the message I get is "The composite extension is not...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Installing and enabling the composite effects (eye candy)

    I just tried it and got this:

    master@zebslinux:~$ compiz --replace
    Checking for Xgl: not present.
    No whitelisted driver found
    aborting and using fallback: /usr/bin/metacity
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Installing and enabling the composite effects (eye candy)

    Thanks rohedin, I'll try that as soon as I can get back into my Linux boot.

    I'm having to use Windows right now as I only installed Ubuntu yesterday afternoon and am trying to get some discs...
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    Poll: Re: Funnest programming language?

    For me it'd have to be a tie between these two languages I used on the Amiga:

    Amiga E
    Assembler

    Can't choose really as I used both side-by-side. E let me use assembler in-line and had the best...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Installing and enabling the composite effects (eye candy)

    Just found this:
    http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html

    Seems this is the Mobility pack which supports my graphics card.

    In the installation instructions it says this:

    ...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Installing and enabling the composite effects (eye candy)

    Yes, when I first booted my installation it gave me that requester and I enabled it.

    As for whether it's the correct ATI drivers I'm not sure - Ubuntu gave me alternate drivers. I did try looking...
  16. [ubuntu] Installing and enabling the composite effects (eye candy)

    I've been browsing through the preferences and noticed (I think in Appearance - can't remember as I'm back on my XP boot) but when I select the bottom option for complete eye candy I get an error...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux partition fails to boot

    Thanks for all your help logos34, I don't know what on Earth is going wrong here, it's got me completely baffled.

    I used to code assembler for around 10 years writing lines and lines and lines of...
  18. Thread: Lost RAM

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    [ubuntu] Re: Lost RAM

    Kevbert, thanks for explaining that to me - makes much more sense now.

    Just wondering if the OP can remove all the RAM and try one stick at a time, preferably in another machine. That would help...
  19. Thread: Lost RAM

    by Yesideez
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lost RAM

    I thought 4GB shows up as 3.5GB?

    I've got 4GB of RAM installed and Windows XP Pro (32bit) and my Ubuntu (also 32bit) both show 3.5GB free.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux partition fails to boot

    I re-did the "dd" thing while booted from the hard drive and now when I try booting from the Windows bootloader I get "GRUB" in the top left, a space, a flashing cursor and nothing else...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux partition fails to boot

    To be completely honest that lost me completely!

    I'd much rather add Linux to the boot loader than play with other stuff and risk losing everything - I cannot afford to lose my main XP boot as I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux partition fails to boot

    Just a quick update...

    I've booted with the Live DVD and tried the last option which was to boot using the first hard drive.

    I got a black screen with a list of hard drives and from there I was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux partition fails to boot

    Unfortunately it still does exactly the same :'(

    I'm wondering if the noapic thing can be causing problems - I had to add this onto the command line by pressing F6 while booting the Live DVD...?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux partition fails to boot

    Thank-you so much!

    Fingers crossed...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Linux partition fails to boot

    OK that ran smoothly and this is what I received:

    grub> root (hd0,0)

    grub> setup (hd0)
    Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
    Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
    Checking...
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