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  1. Apt-get can't connect [connection failed]

    Hi,

    I've recently moved into my college hostel, where I have to use their wifi. The problem is I can't update or install anything with apt-get. When I try to apt-get update or apt-get install, it...
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    Re: The World's Fastest Ubuntu Laptop

    Actually battery life would not be a criteria for someone going for this laptop. It belongs to the "desktop replacement" category which means it's supposed to just sit on a desk and be plugged in...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problem running steam

    I hadn't rebooted before installing xfonts-75dpi. I installed the xfonts-scalable and rebooted and now steam has appeared and is downloading updates. Thanks for your help :D
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problem running steam

    no package called "fonts-75dpi". There was one called "xfonts-75dpi" (with the 'x'). I think that's the one you meant. Installed it but still no change :( I suppose it's worth mentioning that I'm...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problem running steam

    Thanks for your reply :)

    Here's the output:


    fontconfig install
    fontconfig-config install
    fonts-liberation install
    fonts-open-sans install
    fonts-raleway install
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problem running steam

    Din't help :(
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    [SOLVED] Problem running steam

    Hi, I'm running 32-bit 12.04 with Classic Gnome. I downloaded the deb file available at http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb and installed it with
    sudo dpkg -i steam.deb
    sudo...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot open Synaptic Package Manager in custom session

    bump
  9. [ubuntu] Cannot open Synaptic Package Manager in custom session

    Hi, I'm using a custom session with Unity on a minimal install of Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that I can't open Synaptic by clicking on the launcher or from the Dash. It does not even prompt for the...
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    Ubuntu App Showdown apps in Debian

    All these new apps that were developed for the Ubuntu App Showdown, will they be included in Debian? Or will they be available exclusively from Ubuntu?
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    Re: That one movie

    Lord of the Rings (all parts)
  12. Is bluetooth connection to a TV possible yet?

    DVI and HDMI is the most common way to connect laptops and other devices to a TV. Is it possible to accomplish the same thing using Bluetooth? if not, what is holding it back? Is it the speed, etc...
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    Poll: Re: What is your age and what do you use ubuntu for?

    i'm 18 and i use ubuntu to surf the web, listen to music, watch movies, word processing and a little programming
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    What about Gnome Panel?

    Even though so many people have been complaining about Unity and Gnome Shell, the old Gnome Panel is still here, and with a little bit of configuration can be made into the same traditional desktop...
  15. good time for mobile ubuntu on mobile devices?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/07/internal_google_presentation_describes_closed_android_policies/

    the article above describes how the half-closed source nature of Android and the favoritism...
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    Re: Lighter software?

    +1 for google chrome/chromium. just feels really fast
  17. Re: Does Ubuntu's future really lie in touch devices?

    don't get me wrong: I'm not saying that the Ubuntu's future in touch devices is impossible. I'm just saying that it's quite difficult (because it will have to replace Anroid), and shouldn't mean...
  18. Re: Does Ubuntu's future really lie in touch devices?

    i would think that tablet manufacturers wouldn't take too well to using Ubuntu as the OS for their products as it doesn't have apps that are touchscreen oriented. and developers probably wouldn't...
  19. Does Ubuntu's future really lie in touch devices?

    Both Ubuntu Unity and Gnome Shell aim to be moving towards the touchscreen market, and that means tablets and phones, mostly. now the way I see it, the tablet market already has two powerful forces...
  20. Re: Init line 7 - Can't open - New Installation

    i'm no computer expert but...
    I got the error message with
    .../dev/sdb: no medium found

    so i booted into an existing installation and found /dev/sdb was my laptops card reader.
    now i tried...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Install ubuntu restriced extras offline

    thanks a lot man! yeah that makes sense now...stupid me. shouldve thought of that. thanks loads again mate - gonna save me a lot of trouble and time
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    [SOLVED] Re: Install ubuntu restriced extras offline

    thanks for the quick reply. I'm using 11.04 Natty by the way.
    this is what I did:
    -go to /var/cache/apt/archives and copy the ubuntu-restricted-extras_42_i386.deb and...
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    [SOLVED] Install ubuntu restriced extras offline

    hello,
    Where I live, Internet connection is very slow. everytime i install ubuntu, i have to download the ubuntu-restricted-extras package.
    I tried to save the deb file from the apt cache and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: keyboard shortcut to minimize all windows?

    thanks yaronf, windows + D works for me in Maverick!
  25. [ubuntu] Re: KGet icon doesn't show in the notification area

    same here: it shows "enable tray icon" checked in the settings but after you close the window, it doesn't show in the system tray.
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