My Ubuntu laptop is unresponsive within the first 20 seconds after resume from suspend. I think the culprit is Flash (npviewer.bin), since it is shown as using 80%+ of CPU. How can I work around this? [more inside]
Like a dumbass I took my work laptop off the corporate domain and now I can't log in. Helpdesk can't find the admin password for the machine so it's stuck until I travel to the office and they can re-image it (I'm remote). Until then I'd like to be able to at least boot into Ubuntu (or some such) and browse the web. [more inside]
Looking for audio cart software for Ubuntu. Bonus points if it imitates Jazler Show! 1.5.1. [more inside]
Two-part question regarding a potential XP/Ubuntu dual-boot setup: a)Do I still worry about viruses if I'm not accessing the internet from the XP half? b) From reading online it seems that I'll be able to access files from the XP half while in Ubuntu, but will the opposite be true? [more inside]
Looking for a 3d CAD drafting program that will run with Ubuntu. [more inside]
Does anyone know any simple Ubuntu music software for me to have fun composing with my eight year old son? [more inside]
Trying to install XP and Ubuntu as dual-boot on a Dell Dimension 3100. The first menu, where I select which operating system to load, is off-centre and starts halfway down the screen. Some of the bottom of the menu appears at the top of the screen. Which means some of the options can't be seen. Help! [more inside]
Windows xp and Ubuntu? PCI video card? Mac Mini? Opinions? [more inside]
LaTeX + pdf = employment fail? I am looking for a job and have been using LaTeX to generate my resume and cover-letter. At a recent job interview I was told that they weren't able to print my resume. It looked fine on their computer but when they printed it, it was as if most of the document had been whited-out: a couple of phrases appeared approximately where they should but, most of it was just missing. [more inside]
I am having problems getting a dialup internet connection to work under ubuntu 8.04. [more inside]
What's the best way to configure my PC as an internet television hub? [more inside]
Virtual Machine sharing between Ubuntu/Vista dualboot and some general virtual machine / virtual machine software questions.
Virtual Machine sharing between Ubuntu/Vista dualboot and some general virtual machine / virtual machine software questions. [more inside]
I need to help my friend upgrade from Intrepid Ibex to Jaunty Jackalope. I'd appreciate any tips or advice for doing this. What's the best backup tool to use, and how do I restore from the backup if things go wrong? I'm thinking something like Time Machine would be nice, but I can do command line stuff, too. Any other best practice tips for the upgrade itself? Thanks so much in advance.
I just bought an asus eee pc from woot.com (here's the link so you can see the specs.) I need suggestions. [more inside]
I am getting a new computer, and the infinite possibilities on how to partition two hard drives to put two operating systems is keeping me up at night. [more inside]
Does anyone know a way to create alerts in Ubuntu every x number of minutes of how long spent on the computer that day? [more inside]
Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
Global SOCKS5 Proxy in Ubuntu? (Or, MacOS/Widnows:Proxifier :: Linux:???) [more inside]
.I have been using Ubuntu and XP in a dual boot configuration but suddenly XP does not show up under the "other operating system" in the boot menu.Nothing happens when I do enter "other operating system" While going pure Linux would be great-I am not at that point yet and I have external hard drives that Linux will not mount. Help!!
How can I triple-boot OS X, Windows XP and Ubuntu on my Macbook? [more inside]
So I have this growing movie collection. What I want is a file browser that lets me tag each movie (either my own tags, or metadata from the files). Basically something like labels in Gmail or tags in Flickr/Delicious etc. Ubuntu here. I've heard of Gnome Meta-Tracker, is there anything else that will help organize my collection?
I'm installing Ubuntu 9.04 remix on a friend's eeePC and I'm looking for suggestions on cool and useful programs for netbooks (or not) to install beyond the defaults that come with Ubuntu.
RAID 5 on the (Gigabyte) motherboard in Ubuntu Server? [more inside]
I have been a Ubuntu 8.10 user for about 2 months and I'm having some internet trouble (explained inside). [more inside]
There are currently 4 File Browsers open on my desktop, all displaying either the contents of my external hard drive or the folder where it's mounted (/media/). I didn't open them—they just showed up. This morning when I woke up there was 40+ File Browser windows open of the same. Another window just opened; it seems to occur at random intervals. I'm running Ubuntu Linux 8.10, wtf is causing this? [more inside]
Why can't I install Windows XP Pro on my Dell laptop? I get an error message that says "acpi.sys is corrupted". I can install Ubuntu 8.04 just fine. [more inside]
What is the best light OS for my mom that is very easy to install? [more inside]
I'm about to move one of my computers to Linux, but I don't know much about the various distributions. Can you recommend resources that compare the strengths and weaknesses of the various distributions, so that I can assess any relevant tradeoffs? [more inside]
Recommended HDTV tuner cards for Linux? Preferably inexpensive? And where to find them? [more inside]
I am used to Mac OS X and I really like the default fonts, the way anti aliasing works and the default theme as well. Now I am working with Ubuntu 8.10 on other machine, but it kind of frustrates me visually. I'd like to ask general tips on how could I make Ubuntu more visually appealing. I have found a couple of links about how to make fonts smoother. That improved a bit, bit still not there yet. I'd like to hear from you what font you use, themes, etc... So, what are the tricks you use to make your Ubuntu install beautiful?
Is there any way to get the standard OS X touchpad acceleration curve working under Linux? I've tried messing with the "synaptics" driver settings many different ways, but nothing yielded anything close to what I was looking for. [more inside]
I'm having a problem with an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server that seemed to have stumped the stars on the Ubuntu forums. It deals with disk drives and power management. [more inside]
Whats the Difference between a file system and a partition in Ubuntu? [more inside]
What kind of netbook should I get? [more inside]
I recently lost a raid array on a ubuntu 8.04 server forcing me to rebuild it from scratch and/or restore data from backup. (I have copies of /var, /etc, and /home) The problem is I can't seem to rebuild the server so that it works exactly the way it did before, this is killing me!! (fyi... I inherited this system). My specific problem seems to be with Samba. I'm looking for help in two different ways... help 1) either figure out how to restore this system with what I've got backed up. Or fix samba so it works. See details below: [more inside]
C++ and the rand() function. Please explain why this piece of code works the way it does: cout << rand() % 20 << endl; [more inside]
As a moderately experienced Ubuntu user, what should I know before giving Debian a try? [more inside]
UbuntuFilter: Help me find a well-organized note-taking or notebook program. [more inside]
Hopefully simple Ubuntu display question. [more inside]
Recommend me an ubuntu friendly program that reads idv3 tags, can create playlists & burn them to a CD. [more inside]
VMWare Server 1.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux 8.10 Host: Is it possible to use an encrypted disk on the host machine as a physical disk for a virtual machine? [more inside]
Help me get my OSX back! Ubuntu/Mac questions inside. [more inside]
What folders to back up from a dead windows pc when booting ubuntu in live cd mode? [more inside]
Why does Ubuntu/linux make it so freaking difficult to do the equivalent of the Windows command "Map Network Drive"?
For the purposes of using Amarok on my laptop, which can not be told that my music folder is located in a shared folder on my media center (as far as I can see), I need to permanently mount the shared music network folder in Ubuntu. They don't make it very easy it seems. Have to use a bunch of comand line editing to get it done? Come on Ubuntu!
So i partitioned my pocket 320gig USB drive and installed the lastest ubuntu. My intent was to use it like a live CD to virus scan windows XP worksations (to avoid imaging). Odd thing though, I can not access any data on this drive when running WinXP. in windows, it tells me that the drive isn't formatted. I checked the drive and see the Ubuntu partition, the original partition and a small 1gig partition I assume was created during the Ubuntu install. Grub loads when I restart the machine and boot from USB and Ubuntu runs fine. Is my data irrevocably lost? I was thinking of deleting the MBR, but I figure that'd just make the drive useless. ideas?
Recommended route for encoding avi to smaller file size for upload to youtube in ubuntu? [more inside]
Is it wise to setup Ubuntu for my parents virtual box for ie? [more inside]
What's the best way to play N64 on your laptop? (Controllers question) [more inside]
Why can't I see any flickr photos? Whether they're embedded on a website or on the Flickr site itself, for some reason I can never see flickr images. Nothing shows up - not even an empty placeholder. WHat can I be doing wrong? [more inside]
Is Ubuntu right for me? Thinking about switching from Vista -> Ubuntu and I want some reassurance before I leap into the void. [more inside]