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[ubuntu] Help with intructions

I am trying to make a LAN game of Warcraft 3 between an Ubuntu and XP. We are in the same LAN (we can play Age of Empires 2 together with no difficulties). However, when Ubuntu tries to join a game, it cannot see any hosted games. If Ubuntu hosts, XP cannot see games. I found that this is a known problem on Wine's website, but I am not sure how to do the instructions.



According to the instructions, I can add a gateway, OR to route some address to the my local network. Which one should I do for minimal effect on the network (I don't want to mess up anything)?




Quote:









How to fix problems related to the Local Area Network option?



If you try to play using the Local Area Network option, and do not see a game hosted from your machine on another or vice versa, and you are in the same subnet, this is likely caused by not having a default gateway. The game relies on sending UDP packets to the broadcast address and Linux will not send them unless there is a default gateway or another rule to handle them. To fix it, there are two methods:



Add a default gateway.

- OR -

Route 255. 255. 255. 255 to your local network.








[ubuntu] 12.04 upgrade issues - python-uno conflicts with libreoffice-core

Hello,



I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 a week. During the upgrade, there were some failures around libreoffice upgrade. Since then, looks like "The package system is broken". Everytime I try to install latest updates, I get the following message:




Code:


The package system is broken



Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems.

Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: apt-get install -f



Details



The following packages have unmet dependencies:



libreoffice-base-core: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 is installed

libreoffice-calc: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 is installed

                  Depends: libreoffice-base-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1 is installed

                  Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed

libreoffice-common: Depends: libreoffice-style but it is a virtual package

libreoffice-draw: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 is installed

                  Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed

libreoffice-gnome: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 is installed

                  Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed

libreoffice-gtk: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 is installed

                Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed

libreoffice-impress: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 is installed

                    Depends: libreoffice-draw (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1 is installed

                    Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed

libreoffice-math: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 is installed

                  Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed

libreoffice-writer: Depends: libreoffice-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1 is installed

                    Depends: libreoffice-base-core (= 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1) but 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1 is installed

                    Depends: libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1) but 1:4.6.3-1ubuntu5 is installed


On running "sudo apt-get clean" followed by "sudo apt-get -f install", I get:




Code:


Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree     

Reading state information... Done

Correcting dependencies... Done

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:

  libx264-116 libqt4-qt3support libaccess-bridge-java-jni libaccess-bridge-java libmusicbrainz4c2a openoffice.org-common libaudiofile0 libiso9660-7 libid3tag0 libreoffice-l10n-common libmatroska4

Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

The following extra packages will be installed:

  libreoffice-core python-uno

The following packages will be upgraded:

  libreoffice-core python-uno

2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 62 not upgraded.

12 not fully installed or removed.

Need to get 37.4 MB of archives.

After this operation, 3,497 kB disk space will be freed.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y

Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main python-uno i386 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1 [155 kB]

Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main libreoffice-core i386 1:3.5.2-2ubuntu1 [37.2 MB]

Fetched 37.4 MB in 34s (1,077 kB/s)                                                                                                                                                                               

  python-uno:i386 conflicts with libreoffice-core:i386

dpkg: regarding .../python-uno_1%3a3.5.2-2ubuntu1_i386.deb containing python-uno:

 python-uno conflicts with libreoffice-core (<< 1:3.5~)

  libreoffice-core (version 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1) is present and broken due to postinst failure.

dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python-uno_1%3a3.5.2-2ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack):

 conflicting packages - not installing python-uno

Errors were encountered while processing:

 /var/cache/apt/archives/python-uno_1%3a3.5.2-2ubuntu1_i386.deb

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


On running "sudo apt-get autoremove -f" I get:




Code:


Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree     

Reading state information... Done

Correcting dependencies... Done

The following extra packages will be installed:

  libreoffice-core python-uno

The following packages will be REMOVED:

  libaccess-bridge-java libaccess-bridge-java-jni libaudiofile0 libid3tag0 libiso9660-7 libmatroska4 libmusicbrainz4c2a libqt4-qt3support libreoffice-l10n-common libx264-116 openoffice.org-common

The following packages will be upgraded:

  libreoffice-core python-uno

2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 11 to remove and 61 not upgraded.

12 not fully installed or removed.

Need to get 0 B/37.4 MB of archives.

After this operation, 11.7 MB disk space will be freed.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y

  python-uno:i386 conflicts with libreoffice-core:i386

dpkg: regarding .../python-uno_1%3a3.5.2-2ubuntu1_i386.deb containing python-uno:

 python-uno conflicts with libreoffice-core (<< 1:3.5~)

  libreoffice-core (version 1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1) is present and broken due to postinst failure.

dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python-uno_1%3a3.5.2-2ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack):

 conflicting packages - not installing python-uno

Errors were encountered while processing:

 /var/cache/apt/archives/python-uno_1%3a3.5.2-2ubuntu1_i386.deb

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


Any help will be greatly appreciated.



Thanks in advance!




Edit details on forum.

Not sure if it's the right place, but i hadn't found a better one.



How can i change my profile? I not using 10.10 anymore, but when o try to edit my details i get:



quirino77, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

  1. Your user account has less than 50 posts.

  2. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?

  3. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

It's strange not to be able to edit the Ubuntu version. I consider this an important information. Is there a way to edit it or only when i reach 50 posts?




[lubuntu] 12.04 New Install Retaining Encrypted Home

Hi,



I think I've got this right, but just want to check my assumptions before I shoot myself in the foot :D



Current GParted screenie while booted to a 12.04 LiveCD:

Attachment 217368



sda1 - 3 are just Windows stuff ignore them.



sda5 and 6 are / and swap where I have been running 12.04 during alpha and beta testing. That install has become horribly messy thanks to me installing 8 or 9 different desktop environments and generally hacking stuff about during testing.



sda7 and 8 are intended to be for my new clean 12.04 install - / and /home respectively.



My home directory in the beta install was encrypted during the installation (usual ecryptfs thing).



I plan to do the clean install to sda7 and 8 with same username and password, then boot back to the LiveCD and copy my old beta /home/crypto over the newly created one to retain application setting etc. I think this should just work fine when I then boot into the new install and login... is that assumption right?



I need to keep sda5 around for a little while as I need to port some machine specific /etc stuff across to the new install.



I was sure this plan would just work when I started, but for some odd reason I have got cold feet at the last moment thinking I've forgotten something :confused:



Care to put my mind at rest?



Thanks :)













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[ubuntu] Launcher hidden in 12.04

Hi, I just upgraded to 12.04. It overally looks and works great, but I've found a glitch.



When I have a window program maximized, and I want to launch another program, I move the mouse pointer to the left border of the screen, hoping to see the launcher, but it doesn't shows up. This used to work in 11.10.



Is this a "feature" that can be enabled again? or a bug?.



Regards,

Leonardo.




[ubuntu] Blank Screen On Startup After Install FGLRX Driver

Hello there, I'm total noob at ubuntu. I've tried my best to google my problem but I haven't found solution, so I make thread to ask someone to help me.



I have problem with FGLRX driver installation, I have tried several method to install it but none worked. When I installed FGLRX, I always got blank screen after startup. I've tried to install from System Settings > Additional Drivers then I tried post release update and normal one, but neither of them are working. I also tried to install from terminal and full console but neither of them are working as well. I use this command to install and uninstall FGLRX driver.




Code:


sudo apt-get --purge remove fglrx*



sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates


from my local forums, I got information that I need to update my kernel to PAE version using this command, obviously this is not working too.




Code:


sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install linux-image-3.2.0-24-generic-pae linux-headers-3.2.0-24-generic-pae


I use Radeon HD 6790 and this is result lspci | grep VGA




Code:


01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Barts LE [AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series]

I really appreciate every single bit help you give me, thanks :)




[ubuntu] Xubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 Upgrade mishaps

I upgraded my laptop from Xubuntu Natty to 11.10. I was using XFCE, and my problems began when the upgrade froze at upgrading XFCE. I killed the upgrade, and rebooted the computer. That failed. So I rebooted into the command line, and got the upgrade finished from there. I rebooted the computer, and ran into several unpleasant behaviors (after running a partial upgrade):

1. The sysinfo program no longer worked

2. GTK theming was broken. The themes, which were still installed, could no longer be found by the XFCE themer, and the Gnome themer was gone.



If I could get along with Unity, I would be OK, but it's wimpy in the first place, and the show all programs option in the program viewer is broken.



Now all this doesn't bother me too much, because I don't use my laptop much at all. But I have a Workstation with the Zorin OS 5 spinoff. I would like to upgrade this computer to get such new software as Linux 3. But I don't care to get the same result that I got on my laptop.



Will 12.04 do this to me? Can I fix this?



Thanks in advance.




Why I love Xubuntu.

A while back I had two computers one was a desktop with Windows XP, one was a laptop with the original Redhat Linux. I hated Redhat and claimed that Windows XP was my favorite. Then I got a new desktop with Windows Vista, and I hated it. I put my old laptop in the closet. Then I installed Xubuntu 9.10 on my second desktop. Soon I bought a laptop with Windows 7 soon I had 2 laptops own with Windows 7 and one with Xubuntu 10.04. I then had two desktops one with Xubuntu 9.10 and one with Windows Vista. Soon I upgraded my Windows 7 laptop to Xubuntu 12.04, then my Xubuntu 10.04 laptop to XLinux a Linux based off of Xubuntu 6.06. I soon upgraded my Vista desktop to Xubuntu 12.04. Then I put my fist desktop in the closet.



Bottom line is I went from Redhat Linux to Windows XP to Xubuntu as my main operating systems.




[ubuntu] Realtek PHY RTL8201EL

Has anyone had any luck getting the integrated LAN Realtek RTL8201EL chip to work?



Linux seems to see the chip, as evidenced by this:



[ 1.025386] forcedeth: Reverse Engineered nForce ethernet driver. Version 0.64.



from dmesg



and



00:07.0 Bridge [0680]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Ethernet [10de:03ef] (rev a2)



from lspci -nn



And it has an eth0 entry in ifconfig, complete with the chip's MAC address, however whenever I try to connect using the chip it just keeps working and working, trying to establish a DHCP connection but eventually timing out, according to /var/log/syslog.




[all variants] No network devices available

Just installed ubuntu 10.04 onto my netbook with a Broadcom 4727 wireless LAN card and an Atheros AR8152 Ethernet controller. When i check the network connections icon on the taskbar, i get the message "No network devices available"



I have to update all the drivers and such since its a fresh install of ubuntu but i can't get connected to the internet either through wifi or lan. Help?




[ubuntu] OK, so now what?!?

I have been using Ubuntu for about a year now, and have been pretty much thrilled with it, but when I attempted to update from 11.10 to 12.04, the update went through, and when I restarted, my usual login screen appeared. Unfortunately, all I get when I log in is a black screen where I can move my cursor... Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, helpful hints? Please?




[ubuntu] My Dualboot Setup

I have a 500GB internal Seagate hard drive. I decided to partition it this way. 500Gb comes in around 465-466 when Windows 7 Pro is installed. I mainly use Windows 7 for photo editing, Ligthroom, PSE 9, Photomatix Pro, and Astronomy apps not available on Linux. But I am mainly using Ubuntu for everyday work and tasks. So I shrunk my partition down to 365 for Windows 7 Pro and 100GB for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Now I purchased a 2TB external Seagate external hard drive for data, photos, video, documents. Basically backup. Any real reason to purchase an extra internal hdd. Or can I setup Ubuntu and Windows 7 to do automatic backups to external hdd. What do think of my setup?. I got a Intel i5 quad core and 8GB RAM.




[ubuntu] Physical lockout of computer ideas? Flash drive as a key?

I'm trying to come up with a way to lock out a computer unless there is a physical key present.

I thought of a key switch in series with the power button, but I thought maybe a flash drive with something essential on it might be more elegant.



My wife caught our ten year old son playing Club Penguin on his computer way after bedtime, so (besides grounding the little tyke) I thought that it might be a good idea to have a way if mechanically preventing him from using his computer if we need to.

He used to have a laptop, so it was easy to simply confiscate it, but he now has a tower.



I thought of simply confiscating the mouse, but (apart from thinking it's a good idea to play Ckub Penguin at 1am) he's a smart kid and would get around that problem.



Is there a way to set the machine up so that it can't boot without a flash drive containing some key files, short of using the flash drive to actually hold the entire OS?



It's important that he is able to boot the machine on his own, so simply using a login password won't do the trick



I'm open to other ideas too, there are probably loads of ingenious ways of accomplishing this...




Native Linux Gamepad Manufaturers

I am planning on buying the Wireless Gamepad F710 by Logitek and thought to my self. With the advent of EA and Valve showing interest in Linux, what about gamepads? Has say the team behind Open Pandora thought of making Linux specific gamepads? Would Logitek be willing to work with Canonical to fully make the Wireless Gamepad F710blazing fast on Ubuntu?



I play Trine and a few others on Desura and I have to use my 360 controller, which is fine but I like everything on my computer to be Microsoft free. What are your thoughts on a a native linux gamepad?




Changing Email Address

I login to my account using Launchpad authentication, and because of this, I do not know my password.



I could reset my password, but my email address that I used when registering does not work anymore. I can't change my password because I need my password for that.



Is there any way to fix this? If not, can an admin help me change my email address to a newer one?




In Nautilus I have two identical entries in my devices list, why?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have two hard drives, one mounts as home, the other as Data. Strange thing is that I have the Data drive showing up twice in Nautilus on the devices list. If I click the second one, I get the message:




Unable to mount Data mount: /dev/sda1 already mounted or /media/Data



busy mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda1 is already mounted on



/media/Data




This is my fstab file contents:




UUID=c0ebf008-2a87-418a-9a74-736931769038 / ext4 defaults 0 1



UUID=c346d075-e2ca-4cb2-b387-e2088ad478a5 swap swap sw 0 0



UUID=ee7513f0-0875-4451-a346-56368896d12b /media/Data ext4 users 0 0




While this is not a HUGE issue, it's annoying, so any suggestions would be welcome...



Thanks, Bill



Edit...
The blkid gave me:




/dev/sda1: LABEL="Data" UUID="ee7513f0-0875-4451-a346-56368896d12b" TYPE="ext4"



/dev/sdb1: UUID="c0ebf008-2a87-418a-9a74-736931769038" TYPE="ext4"



/dev/sdb5: UUID="c346d075-e2ca-4cb2-b387-e2088ad478a5" TYPE="swap"



/dev/sr1: LABEL="Globe Broadband" TYPE="iso9660"




The df -HT gave me:




Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on



/dev/sdb1 ext4 246G 19G 216G 8% /



udev devtmpfs 2.2G 8.2k 2.2G 1% /dev



tmpfs tmpfs 846M 881k 845M 1% /run



none tmpfs 5.3M 4.1k 5.3M 1% /run/lock



none tmpfs 2.2G 918k 2.2G 1% /run/shm



/dev/sda1 ext4 1.0T 363G 587G 39% /media/Data




I took a look at the gparted info and everything look normal.




File system ext4



Size is correct



No flags set



Path and mount is all like regular




Hopefully this tells you all something, because i am baffled ;-)



Thanks, Bill





How can I configure Juju for deployment on openstack?

I would like to test juju charms on trystack, however I have not found any docu, how to configure juju for the openstack API?





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Beatbox for Ubuntu is Terrible!

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keyboard and mouse take forever to start working in Ubuntu 12.04...

So I just updated and every time I boot Ubuntu, the mouse and keyboard will be unresponsive (like they are not plugged in, i.e. the NumLock light won't turn on and off), but after 30 seconds on so, I'll be able to move the cursor and use the keyboard.

I had zero issues before the update... any ideas?

Thanks

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A User's First Time with Linux Ubuntu

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create a virtual box with kvm on ubuntu 12.04

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Am about to install Ubuntu onto the family computer. I know SFA about it. Can you answer a couple of quick questions...

I'm so not a computery type person but my windows has finally dies / got too slow on my 10 year old PC and I want to speed it up and make it happy again. There's a couple of things we use it for:

Are there drivers / compatability issues with downloading photos off of a Canon EOS 300D Digital SLR?

Is there an equivalent for ExpatShield for watching the BBC?

Can we still Skype?

I've heard of Wine. I'm confused. Do I still need a copy of windows?

I think that's it. Thanks for your help.

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I need some ideas on managing 10-14 desktops and laptops for a Makerspace/Hackerspace

At the Dallas Makerspace we just received 4 relatively new Dell laptops as donations from a local tech company. They will likely be donating another 6 or so laptops at a later date. My plan is to put Ubuntu 12.04 on them and them sitting on a shelf connected to chargers, so that members/guests can grab any free laptop, start it up and browse the web or work on projects.

I am also setting up a server at our space for users to store their files, which will be accessible via SFTP/SCP, FTP, Samba, and HTTP. For authentication I am currently writing an "account system" that will handle single sign on for our website, tie into our badge system and hopefully also be used for the file server and other systems (probably using RADIUS with a MySQL backend).

My first thought is to only have a guest account, that way every time someone logs in they have a fresh user account without anyone else's potentially weird settings (or auto-start script that logs passwords!). However, some activities require specific permissions (for instance, access to /dev/ttyUSB0 for programming an Arduino), so I'm not sure how to support that with the guest account (udev rules?). I would like to limit root/sudo access as much as possible.

I wasn't able to find anything with a few quick google searches, but is there something similar to Window's "Roaming Profiles"? That way users could have their settings follow them between sessions and computers.

I will also need to make sure that the systems are updated, though I'm sure that can be accomplished with unattended-upgrades (possibly tweak it to run at or just after boot).

Luckily I am not the only one who has to manage these systems, as we do have a group of people who have volunteered to help, I would like to keep support time down since we all have full time jobs.

TL;DR How should I manage 10 laptops running Ubuntu shared between almost 90 people?

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Volume up/down noise

Ok, I come to you a shamed and humble person. I've been using Ubuntu as my only OS for several years now, and I've never come across an issue I couldn't find a fix for, until now.

It's such a minor thing, but it's driving me crazy. After installing 12.04, there is now an annoying bubbly sound every time I adjust the volume up or down using my volume wheel. I'm having trouble finding a way to fix it, because I can't seem to come up with any decent search terms to find the info I'm looking for. Any help?

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Am I the only one that thinks 12.04 is the least stable Ubuntu release in over 3 years?

I have used Ubuntu as my primary desktop since 6.10, and each of the last 3 releases are less stable and more bug ridden. Am I alone in thinking this? I chose to abandon Ubuntu after 11.10, but stupidly stuck with it for the last 6 months. I am not making any commentary on user interface or usuability, just the number of things that used to work, that no longer work reliably. I really had faith in the product, and I used to pay Canonical for annual support for several years. Sorry to rant, as I know there is a lot of love for Ubuntu here, but I am finally done with Canonical.

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Yorba launched Geary 0.1, fancy email client (PPA available)

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App Development at UDS-Q

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Is anyone else really excited about the potential of lenses and scopes?

Ive been fooling around with lenses, the pirate bay, activities, cities, etc. Is anyone really excited about the potential they have? All of google's services, entire websites, all available and searchable from the desktop before opening a browser...I think theyre a very important feature of Ubuntu and am a bit surprised theyre not discussed more often.

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EA will be presenting at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, with an announcement.

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