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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem installing WINE in Lucid

    Oops, sorry. It's the Meta package I have installed, not the dummy package.
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    [ubuntu] Problem installing WINE in Lucid

    I've recently updated from Karmic to Lucid, with no problems. I previously had WINE installed, principally to run Spotify. In Ubuntu Software Centre, I selected WINE Microsoft Windows Compatability...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Precautionary file backup when upgrading karmic to lucid?

    Well, since I've not had any response, I'll be brave and assume that there will be no problems.

    Wish me luck...... :p
  4. [ubuntu] Precautionary file backup when upgrading karmic to lucid?

    After putting it off for too long, I'm goig for the update from 9.10 to 10.o4 lts. Before I do it, are there any files it would be wise to copy? All personally generated files are on the removable...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Sudden problem in karmic koala - blank screen at bootup (not installation)

    Well, I followed the instructions in the thread you linked to and it, after a few false starts, it worked and I'm back and working. Seems it was a kernel problem, though why it should have happened...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Sudden problem in karmic koala - blank screen at bootup (not installation)

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll follow it up this evening and see if it resolves the problem.
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Sudden problem in karmic koala - blank screen at bootup (not installation)

    Still haven't managed to resolve this so ANY help would be gratefully received.
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Sudden problem in karmic koala - blank screen at bootup (not installation)

    Just had a thought. Tried rebooting in alternative mode (where you see the boot code). The booting sequence always stops at the same place.

    I took a photo of the screen (attached) which shows...
  9. [SOLVED] Sudden problem in karmic koala - blank screen at bootup (not installation)

    I have an oldish dual boot desktop PC (eMachines P4, 256kRAM), with Windows XP and Karmic Koala. It's always (mostly) worked fine.

    On Tuesday night, it was working fine when I closed down. On...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How much disk space

    I've had a look under wine and, yes, a number of things I tried and gave up on were still installed. Deleting them doubled the available disk space. I have used bleachbit but not for a while, and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How much disk space

    I also have this problem. Running the same command (but with 30 lines) gave me this listing:


    jim@jim-desktop:~$ sudo du -a -x / | sort -n -r | head -n 30
    du: cannot access `/home/jim/.gvfs':...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: unistalled evolution - now ubuntu not working - help, please

    Your warning is well-made and others should take note. The problem is that it's nigh on impossible to find these things out without going through what I did. Nothing I could find suggested I might...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: unistalled evolution - now ubuntu not working - help, please

    This worked! Although, from what I could read of the code that went past on the screen, it was installing other things as well, as I've re-installed Evolution - so it may be that I've inadvertently...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: unistalled evolution - now ubuntu not working - help, please

    Many thanks for these suggestions. I'll give them a go and report back.
  15. [SOLVED] unistalled evolution - now ubuntu not working - help, please

    To make more room on the drive, I decided to remove evolution, which I don't use. I searched for Evolution in Synaptic and marked each installed part for "removal" (but not "complete removal") in . ...
  16. [ubuntu] evolution - error while generating message list

    I posted the problem I have with Evolution in an existing thread on this topic. However, as it was a solved thread in the beginners forum, I worry that it's not being looked at.

    If anyone can...
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    [SOLVED] Re: evolution - error while generating message list

    Bump - assuming that's allowed.

    Anyone able to help?
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    [SOLVED] Re: evolution - error while generating message list

    I too have this problem. However, I can't figure out, as a relative novice, which bits of the text suggested on the blog site were terminal commands and how they should be written.

    The blog site...
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    [SOLVED] Re: evolution - error while generating message list

    I too have this problem. However, I can't figure out, as a relative novice, which bits of the text suggested on the blog site were terminal commands and how they should be written.

    The blog site...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Will bleachbit suggestion b0rk my box?

    Following this, I too used bleachbit to get lots of freed space - but not as much as I expected.

    When I ran the software, it promised me about 1.4gb of freed space. I got a little over 540mb...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade disaster - help appreciated

    It worked! I'm now writing this on my PC, restored to its natural condition, but with 9.10. Normally, I don't think I'd like that shade of brown but I am pleased to see it! :p

    My grateful thanks...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade disaster - help appreciated

    Thanks for this. I think the two installs might be from when I first tried out ubuntu. I didn't really know what I was doing... no change there, perhaps.

    I'll try to figure out which is the...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade disaster - help appreciated

    Used this command in terminal and got the following:

    sudo ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 82.3 GB, 82348277760 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10011 cylinders
    Units =...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade disaster - help appreciated

    Thanks for this - and the next email with the instructions. Can I check some things before I start?

    1. What effect this will have on things like email files? I use Thunderbird and other members...
  25. [SOLVED] 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade disaster - help appreciated

    I had - and hope I still have - a dual-boot PC, with Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.04. Having been getting "your distribution is no longer supported" messages, I carried out an upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10,...
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