My Dell Inspiron 5100 Laptop will not boot from any burned Live CDs, and in Windows XP the CDs appear blank. Other computers will load from the same LiveCDs, and my laptop will boot from the Dell diagnostic CD that came with the computer. Please help. [more inside]
Linux / Ubuntu / Gnome question - how do I tell Gnome "Hey, the jpg you're using as desktop wallpaper has been updated with a new image. Go reload it and display the new version?" in a Python or Bash script? [more inside]
I managed to trash my partitions today trying to install Vista RC1 and dual boot XP (my fault, I did something stupid). Anyway. Since I'm starting from scratch I was thinking it would be amazing to install Vista, XP & Ubuntu, but I'm not sure I can even do that. My problem is that I'm doing a software Raid (0) of my system drive. I know with my old computer it looked like a nightmare to get Ubuntu and XP to share a software raid and I was hoping maybe things have improved, or that my new motherboard/raid controller might work better now though.
What do you think? Can it be done? Thanks! [more inside]
I want to make sure I am doing it in a way to most efficiently use the space I have. I have 2 harddrives. 8gig and 40gig. The 8gig is my primary and 40gig the slave.
What is the best way to set up my directory tree so that the majority of the software is installed to the 40gig and all of the necessary system files are on the 8gig? I use Kubuntu 6.06 and am willing to edit the config files or even reinstall if it seems worth it.x harddrive mount?
Help me make my choice from one of the three options below:
1) Fix Windows so that it boots without messing up my Ubuntu.
2) Remove Windows completely. I don't need it anyways.
3) Shrink Windows to the bare minimum and reclaim the space with Ubuntu. [more inside]
Can I access (hax0r!) my now screen-less xubuntu laptop over my home network? [more inside]
I used Automatix to get my Ubuntu system up and running. I know the thing installs stuff like Beagle and Gmailnotifier, but for some reason they're not showing up. [more inside]
How do I share wifi and maintain a secure personal wireless network at the same time? [more inside]
My place of employment sees a LOT of laptops come and go. Recently a PIII Dell Latitude L400 ultralight came through and was marked for surplus, but I want to use it for Ubuntu. One snag, though. [more inside]
Do you have ant ideas for extending the useful lifetime of a 12" 867 MHz PowerBook G4? [more inside]
I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and I'm looking for a good media player for streaming internet radio. [more inside]
Can anyone help me get my Broadcom 4306 Wireless card working in Ubuntu? [more inside]
I have a PC system that I can install an OS on, but it will always freeze up after boot from anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. All components are new except the CD/DVD drives and the video card. Could the video card be the culprit? (much longer explanation inside). [more inside]
Help! Where has my mail gone? [more inside]
While trying to install Ubuntu Linux, I used their installer's included partitioner(gparted) to try to resize my NTFS windows XP partition. In doing so I ran afoul of this bug
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So I installed Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion zv5000 AMD64 laptop and don't have a clue what I am doing. This may have been a horrible mistake, but I am semi-determined to make it work. My efforts to be functional are being completely hampered by a problem with my touchpad. [more inside]
Installing Xubuntu on an iBook SE with a broken CD drive: possible? [more inside]
So, what's the state of music production software in Linux? What are people using? [more inside]
I switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu one month ago. Everything was working perfectly well until this week, but now I am having keyboard problems. [more inside]
Teamspeak on Ubuntu: Is there a repository which can be added for the Teamspeak client/server applications? [more inside]
IT Experts and Linux Fans
- I need your advice cutting through the clutter. Can you please recommend the best linux distros for Beginner, Intermediate and Expert users? There are so many options out there and most people only skim the surface. [more inside]
I just installed Ubuntu, now how do I install programs? [more inside]
How to create a customized portable ubuntu image? I would like to do something like an Ubuntu livecd but with either flash or a USB hard drive. Basically I would like to have a completely customized Ubuntu environment that will save all my settings when I log out, that I can take to any computer. Ideally I'd like to install a few apps that don't come standard with Ubuntu like Amarok and have those as part of the package. I have a 60 GB Ipod so I could launch from that if possible. I'm a Linux newbie so the simpler, the better!
I know about MythTV and Freevo. My question to the hive mind is [more inside]
How to rescue the data off a hard drive when the usual means don't work? Tried several previously-recommended recovery programs and am currently running a LiveCD, but none of it works. Lots more inside. [more inside]
Home network consists of two XP machines, an OSX laptop, and an Ubuntu laptop. Have just been given an old PIII to use as a file server. What OS should the file server run and what should I use to format the disks?
Given that: 1. I'm a Mac type; 2. I have and want to try out an Ubuntu linux live CD on my home's extra Dell desktop; 3. I don't want to try and figure out the syntax for the startup settings file... [more inside]
How can I set up my dual boot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux? [more inside]
Can you recommend me a laptop for Linux? [more inside]
Any good guides on getting up to speed with Linux? Specifically Ubuntu, but also general things like filesystem, permissions, installing/uninstalling software, etc. [more inside]
So I upgraded from warty warthog to hoary hedgehog and something broke PHP on my box. Any ideas as to where I should look to fix this.
I already have:
DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.shtml index.cgi index.php
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
in my httpd.conf file.