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  1. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 64 Bit Live CD or USB not booting on X79 motherboard

    Thanks for the help and advice OldFred, very much appreciated. It appears I have been living under a rock and was oblivious to UEFI. I read something about it a while back, then forgot it because...
  2. [SOLVED] 12.04 64 Bit Live CD or USB not booting on X79 motherboard

    Hi,

    I am unable to boot an Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit live CD or USB on a new build.

    PC is Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 with I7-3820 and 8GB of 2133 DDR3 with Gigabyte GTX550 TI and a Samsung SSD.

    The live...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu newbie, need help upgrading.

    It has been a while since I used 8.04 but it should be fine.

    When it is running you click on "System --> Administration --> Update Manager"

    This brings up security updates etc as well as...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Playing DVDs

    Hi Timmy,

    Sorry if you were confused, it is a little overwhelming at first and it is easy to forget I was there three years ago. Ubuntu really is a good system and if you stick with it you will...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Playing DVDs

    VLC will certainly play just about everything, but you do need the codecs. If you open a terminal and type:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

    There is an explanation of all this...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu newbie, need help upgrading.

    Apologies, I hoped that was not the case. There was a solution to it here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1287540

    and you could substitute the newer version (10.10) for the version...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu newbie, need help upgrading.

    Yes, if you go to System --> Administration Startup --> Disk Creator, you can choose a USB thumb drive as a place to make a bootdisk and select the new image of Ubuntu to use.

    It is really handy...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Playing DVDs

    As I understand it Ubuntu does not ship with the codecs to play a DVD because there are licence issues.

    If you go into the "Synaptic Package Manager" (Under System --> Administration) and type...
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    [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] Evolution Set Up Help With GMX

    I got GMX working with Evolution by adding the following and you may need to check your firewall as well.

    Receiving is easy and they detail that on their page, you use basically the same setting...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 32 or 64 bit

    Open a terminal and type:

    uname -a

    If the output contains i386 or i686 you are running 32 bit. If 64 bit, you will se x86_64

    If you want to check if you are capable of running 64 bit, type...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lost permissions on USB drive

    Same problem with fresh Lucid (10.04) install on an Acer laptop. USB was working fine Saturday afternoon, then dead today. I can view the files but I have lost write access to all USB devices. No...
  12. Re: adobe-flash plugin broken and unable to fix

    Hello Mac9416,

    Thank you very much - it worked a treat. All fixed.

    Much appreciated!
  13. adobe-flash plugin broken and unable to fix

    Hello,

    I am running Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook remix on an Acer aspire one. Running an install of adobe flash player direct from the deb package on their website has failed and now I am unable to get...
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    Re: So is ubuntu really better than Windows?

    I love these debates. Lately I find myself reasoning this way. Most people I know use their computer at home (and this is where this debate matters because at work you don't normally get to choose...
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    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Clap your hands say Yeah
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    [ubuntu] Re: Firestarter to run when starting Ubuntu

    I recently had the some questions about whether it was running or not and there is a lot of people asking the same question on the net..
    Once you have installed and configured Firestarter it is...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Open Office 3.0 installed in Hardy Heron 8.04 easily

    Worked for me too. Thanks man.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to install GRUB onto / partition.

    Sorry for the late reply, I've been a little drunk lately...it was Hardy and the 32 bit version that I installed.

    Interestingly, I found that the 64 Bit version of all the distros I use now all...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to install GRUB onto / partition.

    Just an idea, but if Open Suse did it ok, why not install Ubuntu first, then open Suse and use the Grub from Open Suse?

    When setting up my triple boot - Ubuntu, Mandriva, XP, I found that...
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