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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

kubuntu will now be funded by Blue Systems for 12.10 development cycle

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Dell L501X Display Port Screen issue

I got a Dell XPS L501X with a mini display port to VGA connector for my External Screen.
On Displays it shows me: Acer Technologies 24" (which is the monitor) but only lets me up to 1024x768 resolution (The native resolution of this monitor is 1920x1200).

I tried adding a new mode with xrandr, but when I applied it, it reverted back to 1024x768.
As far as I know, the display port is controlled by the Intel card, right?

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Using Ubuntu 11.10 32bit

Removing the splash screen on shutdown an startup. I want to be able to see the processes (xubuntu 11.10)

I know this has been asked but on slightly different terms. I would like to remove it so that I can see the code behind. Not one off but every time it is shutdown and started.
Thaknk you in advance.

Slow USB 3.0 speeds

Long time forum forager, first time poster.

I bought a Toshiba 500 GB usb 3.0 hard drive last week and instantly ran home to see how fast I could push it. On my desktop (that I built) I was able to get 200 MB/sec. On my laptop (MSI FX something or other), which I dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 11.10, I was able to get about 120 MB/sec on Windows, but on Ubuntu, i get about 25 MB/sec.

lsusb shows:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0139 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1532:0015 Razer USA, Ltd

Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0480:a007 Toshiba America Info. Systems, Inc.

lspci -vvv shows that the USB 3.0 host controller is using the kernel driver in use is xhci_hcd.

dmesg |grep usb shows:

[ 1815.455368] usb 4-1: new SuperSpeed USB device number 2 using xhci_hcd

[ 1815.475459] scsi7 : usb-storage 4-1:1.0

The built in disk utility says its connected via usb at 705 MB/s, but that's not what it reports when I transfer files over to it.

Not really sure what to do at this point.
Any help would be very nice,
thank you.

What data counters / meters are available?

Actually I have a wireless 3G modem that works well on Windows based operating system, its interface software were made Windows centric. It can still connect to internet on Ubuntu or other linux based operating system but it won't show the data counter (the interface which shows how much data has been transferred, at what speed).

If I continue to surf internet in Linux then I won't have any idea how much data has been used and it would become heavy on my pocket. So I just want a software that let me know how much data has been transferred, if there is a limiter; that warns or disconnects me when I reach predefined MBs then its better. Please let me know if there is any software or script or something like that already there.

Evolution vs. Webmail?

Is there any advantage to using Evolution over webmail? (Newbie GNU/Linux user!)

How to make openJDK automatically update-alternatives?

Well, I've made a fresh Ubuntu 11.10 install and I installed openJDK 7. It updated alternatives just after installing, so it was all good. Then, I compiled a source and executed it and it didn't worked, then I noticed that java was using the version 1.6, while the javac was 1.7. I thought I had installed it wrong, so I uninstalled it and installed it again. But now, it does not update alternatives automatically (it does it only for javaws).
Is there a way to "restart" it so the apt-get does the update-alternatives by itself like the first time?
Is it normal that it uses the java 1.6 instead of the java 1.7 when installing openJDK 7?

Thank you very much!

Cannot reboot or even shutdown my ubuntu

I use ubuntu 11.10.
I recently installed gnome shell. The problem I'm facing is that i'm not able to restart or shutdown from ubuntu. I clicked on restart or shutdown button and nothing happens. Just nothing.

I even try to login from my unity shell and still the problem persists.
Even more funny, when I boot into linux, and seeing the login screen, Still even after clicking on shutdown, I won't happen.

What mistake have I performed?

But I'm able to perform reboot with the command
"sudo reboot".

Any assistance please.

Thanks in advance.

No Internet Connection - ubuntu 11.10

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 recently. After the first bootup the computer freezes so I have to force-quit my computer.

Then I turned on my computer after that. I tried connecting to the internet. My (and my neighbor's) wireless networks shown up, but no matter how many times I tried, I can't connect to my home network. I checked the password and the other laptop's internet works (a MacBookPro). It was a wireless network.

What's weird is that the Wireless network worked when I was installing ubuntu

How can I connect to the internet now? I don't have a wired network.

Please Help! Any help will be appreciated

Specs: ASUS F81Se, Windows 7 Dual-boot, Card: Atheros AR928X, 4GB RAM

Magic Mouse inertial scrolling and multi-touch gestures

Is it possible to use inertial two finger scrolling on Ubuntu with a magic mouse and also set up 3 finger swipes to trigger actions in compiz?

Maybe using touchegg?
I know it's possible with the Magic Trackpad but what about more than normal mouse usage for the Magic Mouse?

Running Compiz using Optirun?

I have an Optimus laptop. I have Ironhide installed, and can use optirun to run programs using the discrete GPU from the command line. However, is there any way to run Compiz itself on the discrete GPU?

Is there an open source alternative to "Adobe Digital Editions"?

For the moment I run Adobe Digital Editions under Wine to download ebooks burdened with ditigal restriction management. I only use it to open .acsm files supplied by ebook-shops, which contain authentication information required to download the actual DRM'ed ebook files, which I then transfer to my reader-device with calibre. My question is, if there exist open source alternatives to Adobe Digital Editions. They don't need much functionality. I just want to put the .acsm-file in and get the .epub out (no, I don't want to remove the drm, that'd be illegal afaik).

Linberry: Easily Manage Your Blackberry Smartphone with Ubuntu/Linux

Linberry ubuntu LinuxLinberry is a great and amazing app for Linux distribution and work in ubuntu that offers a simple, quick and most efficient way to manage your Blackberry Smarthone using USB cable on Ubuntu Computer. It helps you to make backups of mobile device to your system, synchronize and manage contacts. It allows installation and uninstallation [...]

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 11.10

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS 3.2.x On Ubuntu 11.10

This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers
(running Ubuntu 11.10) to one large storage server (distributed storage)
with GlusterFS.
The client system (Ubuntu 11.10 as well) will be able to access the
storage as if it was a local filesystem.

GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several
peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or
TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system.
Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64
servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

10.04 is the only version I can get to run on my netbook. Do I even want to try out 12?

After a week of trying to get 11.10 installed on my Dell 1210 netbook, I just gave up and went back to 10.04. It works and runs fine. I have 11.10 running on another lap top, and that will get 12 maybe next month when I get around to it.

Is it worth spending some time trying to get 12 running on my Dell? Is lack of support that bad?

submitted by kamakiri
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How is 12.04 looking for old hardware?

My wife's 7 or 8 year old laptop is currently running Maverick (she is really comfortable with the gnome 2 setup and I didn't want to switch her to Unity, since it was all weird and slow), but with the new release coming down, Ubuntu is ceasing all support for 10.10.

I have also heard some good things about the way Unity has been shaping up for this release, both in terms of usability and speed. So for those who have been using it, do you think I should upgrade her machine once the final release is ready?

The machine has a 1.8ghz single-core intel cpu and about a gig of ram, no 3d hardware. Thanks!

submitted by bradmont
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Apparently Instagram uses 11.04 on many of their 100+ EC2 instances.

submitted by exteras
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Kubuntu Finds New Sponsor

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This bugs me. So. Much.

submitted by matt2053
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XBMC will be available from the repos in 12.04

submitted by Sinister-Kid
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