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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cannot Choose Operating System After Reinstall

I re installed Ubuntu. I cannot choose the operationg system at bootup. windows is installed. I cannot choose Ubuntu any reason?





Colors inverted / negative in ubuntu all video files all video players not flash in youtube

When switching to 12.04 - if playing videos - any videos avi/mkv/mpg/etc in any player 8/10 times it would come up negative until launched the nvidia x server settings. Now all of a sudden they are always negative and launching nvidia won't fix. removed and reinstalled nvidia and still no - rebooted before trying reinstall and after...



What gives? and HELP!?!





Unable to change permission of the files on mounted partitions in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have just installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I mounted my SOFTS(/dev/sda6), a NTFS partition by selecting it on nautilus. After that I openend the terminal and tried to change the permissions of a file. The command executed but the file permissions remained unchanged. I tried changing the permissions by using root privileges but that did not work either.





Connect FTP/SFTP in Dolphin or transfer Nautilus Bookmarks

I am really liking the power of Dolphin and all the KDE tools that go along with using it what can I do to connect via FTP/SFTP with Dolphin?





Compiz Annotate Gonome-Shell Equivalent

Anyone know a plugin or application that emule this funcionality in gnome3.
Annotate is the plugin that lets you draw on the screen, see http://wiki.compiz.org/Plugins/Annotate





Can't access the factory recovery after installing ubuntu

I installed ubuntu alongside XP on a dell laptop which had a recovery partition for re-installing XP. XP and ubuntu both worked OK.
Now I want to see the laptop so I need to restore the laptop to factory state but i can't access the recovery by pressing CTRL-F11
Any help will be appreciated.
Hamid





'Device not ready' Message to D-Link DFE-580TX Wired Network Adapters.

Strangely that my 3 Quad port network adapters can be recognised when I write the 'ifconfig' command, but they all seem to be in 'Device not ready' state when I click on the networking tab at the toolbar (please see pictures below).



At the 'System Setting' they all seem to be recognised but again, their state doesn't change when I plug a network cable into them.



Could anybody advise if there is a solution to this problem? I'm a new Linux user (Have been using it for the past month).



The network adapters I have are the D-Link DFE-580TX.



The adapters used to work excellent with 11.10, but since I switched to 12.04 (32bit or 64bit) they stopped working.



From the Toolbar menu, it says that it's a 'Wired Network (D-Link DL 10050 Sundance Ethernet).



Thank you all.



user@Phoenix:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr bc:5f:f4:2b:f9:bb
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:45 Base address:0xa000

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:88:70:da:38
inet6 addr: fe80::20d:88ff:fe70:da38/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:32
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:8666 (8.6 KB)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0xc180

eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:88:70:da:39
inet6 addr: fe80::20d:88ff:fe70:da39/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:27 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:27
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:7650 (7.6 KB)
Interrupt:17 Base address:0xc100

eth3 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:88:70:da:3a
inet6 addr: fe80::20d:88ff:fe70:da3a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:34 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:34
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:9078 (9.0 KB)
Interrupt:18 Base address:0xc080

eth4 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:88:70:da:3b
inet6 addr: fe80::20d:88ff:fe70:da3b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:36 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:36
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:10074 (10.0 KB)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0xc000


And here is the 'lspci | grep Ethernet' output:



user@Phoenix:~$ 
user@Phoenix:~$ lspci | grep Ethernet
04:04.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc DL10050 Sundance Ethernet (rev 14)
04:05.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc DL10050 Sundance Ethernet (rev 14)
04:06.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc DL10050 Sundance Ethernet (rev 14)
04:07.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc DL10050 Sundance Ethernet (rev 14)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)




Wifi disabled for Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 Intel in 12.04

Laptop model - HP- dm4 - 2070.



I had faced the same problem for wireless being disabled in case of 11.10. It had to do with the new kernel. I thought with 12.04 this problem will be handled but the problem persists. Is there no way to get the wireless working except for the way mentioned in the following link ??



Wifi for Centrino Wireless-N 1000 Intel Corporation (HP pavillion dm4 - 2070us) is not working





Upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 stalled

I've been trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 using the update manager. Everything went fine at first, and I haven't gotten any errors, but the progress has been stopped at "Preparing to configure debconf" for about 24 hours now. Is there anything I should do about this or a way to stop the upgrade?





Weather Indicator has encoutered an error

Every now and then, I get an error message, I clicked to show more details and it says it has to do with the weather indicator.





Ubuntu 12.04 compiz process uses 100% of the CPU while suspended

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop. When I suspend it, Compiz maxes out the CPU until the laptop wakes up again. Why does that happen? How can I fix it?





Compiz makes CPU run at 100% when in suspend mode in 12.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. And I found that when I left my laptop suspend mode, the Compiz hold CPU at 100% all the time until the laptop woke up.



Can anyone tell me what is happening?





Ethernet conection not working Atheros AR8152 OS 12.04

I have instaled Ubuntu 12.04 but my network conection doesn't work and i know it's becouse of the drivers



I've run



$ lspci | grep Ethernet


and this is the result



02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)


and even ifconfig -a and lspci -v and posted it in paste bin



ifconfig -a and lspci -v



I try to fix it by dowloading this drivers



Drivers Website



and instaling them with this commands



$ tar -xjvf compat-wireless-2.6.tar.bz2
$ cd compat-wireless*
$ scripts/driver-select atl1c
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ sudo modprobe atl1c


but it fails in the last one becouse it cant find atl1c



with compat-wireless-2012-04-26-pc.tar.bz2 it complete the modprobe but the conection dont works



Please, I need a solution. I dont know what else to do for making this work





Acrobat reader in 12.04 64bit version

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS (amd64 bit version) on my laptop. After installing the AdbeRdr9.5.1-1_i386linux_enu.deb file using ubuntu software center, when I tried to open pdf files, it didn't open at all. Even when I open a pdf file in firefox, there is no response. Can someone help me to install the acrobat reader correctly?





Manslide 2.0.3 : Slideshow Generator With 3D Effect

manslide ubuntuManslide is a cool apps slideshow generator with 3d effects features, it Qt-based application for making slideshows out of a set of images file (PNG,JPG).in additional, Manslide could potentially be a very useful application, and creating slideshow movies from a set of images is a formidable task. Manslide is free open source and also work [...]



Quick Tips: Change System Proxy Settings via Command Line in Ubuntu Precise

quick tipsIf you are  using computer installed any ubuntu version in your office or at home and connected internet, but your ubuntu computer behind proxy server. well, I’ll provide tutorial about How to Change System Proxy Settings Ubuntu Computer to use proxy server via command line or terminal. Enable proxy setting via Command line in Ubuntu 12.04 [...]



Android's new ally against the iPhone: Ubuntu

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How do you change desktop wallpapers for each of the desktops?

Is there an easy way to have different wallpapers for each of the desktops, I can't seem to find an option in appearance or compiz.

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Is there an Ubuntu program to search inside pdf files?

I mean - without opening a single PDF file and typing in a search term.. You get it.. =)

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Should I dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04?

Hey, I am a complete noob to Ubuntu. I have mainly only used windows all my life. I ran Ubuntu 11 once or twice from a flash drive, but that is all. I haven't really done much with it. Basically, what I am asking, what reasons are there for using Ubuntu over Windows? What do you guys like about it? For those who use a dual boot, which do you use more? Since the new version of Ubuntu came out, I am thinking about using it. I'm not completely sure how to dual-boot it, but I know I can find out through tutorials and such. Thanks!

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My experience with 12.04

So, I have a Chromebook, the old Cr-48 pilot netbooks. I installed Ubuntu on it a while after getting the Cr-48.

Updated to 11.10 with very few problems, all was well and good (Unity was still tripe).

So, naturally, I decide to upgrade to 12.04. Oh boy.

After clearing enough space out for the upgrade to take place (it's only an 8 or 10 gig partition, mind you), I install it last night.

I boot it up. It takes a few seconds longer to boot up now (7 vs 4 seconds, with a lot of "Failed to create pty, disabling logging for job"), and I select Unity 2D to give it a second second chance.

Immediately start getting some errors (which I've consequently forgotten since they stopped appearing after retrying Unity just now). There's no wallpaper. Unity lags like a bitch without anything running. The sidebar won't go away.

Worst part? I sign into my wifi network. About a minute later, it's disconnected and asks me for the password again. I put it in. A minute later, it's disconnected and asks for the password. I put it in. A minute later... yeah. You get the idea. It refused to "hold" the password. I had to go into network settings (after booting back to Gnome classic) and put the password in there for it to stick.\

Anyways, so I get the nagging wireless problem sorted out... Everything works fine for about... 2 hours? Then, out of thin air, the mouse stops responding to movement.

I'm giving Ubuntu the benefit of the doubt on this one. It may be the netbook hardware's fault. but whatever it was, the mouse wouldn't move. I could click, and i could click and drag to move the cursor, but just regular movement didn't work. I had to reboot the system for it to start working correctly again.

Another problem, the brightness slider under system settings ("Brightness and Lock") disappeared. It was gone in 11.04 (only appearing when it was plugged in, which is stupid), appeared in 11.10, and is subsequently gone completely in 12.04. Why? Why?

I had to use echo X | sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/i915_backlight/brightness (where X is a number between 0 and 256 for some reason) to set the brightness. I can use cat /sys/class/backlight/i915_backlight/brightness to get the current brightness, if that helps anyone. Credits to the guys at askubuntu.

But at least it's shiny and bright and new, right guys?

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Android's new ally against the iPhone: Ubuntu

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If anyone's having weird printing issues with Ubuntu 12.04, I spent the past month figuring out might to fix that

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Has anyone else been experiencing a slow connection to the package archives?

Previously, I was running 11.10, and my package cache would update in less than 15 seconds using both the main and US servers. After upgrading to 12.04, it takes about 5 minutes for the cache to update using:

sudo apt-get update 

Has anyone else been experiencing this problem, and does anyone know how I might be able to fix the issue?

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Engadget reviews Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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Android's new ally against the iPhone: Ubuntu

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Getting Involved In Ubuntu by Programming is Easy

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Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu 12.10 Plans, Netflix & What The Thinks of Windows 8

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How Come the Window Controls Switch Positions?

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Why do desktop icons "stack" on top of each other like this?

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