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Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 8:27am On Nov 07, 2006
@mimoh
thnx big time i wap able to fix my source list and used sudo apt-cdrom add. to add my ubuntu cd to repositories and worked fine
about the bluetooth i managed to make it dial but the gprs logo came on only 4a second just like the rest
Re: Ubuntu Linux by rozilla(m): 4:22pm On Nov 07, 2006
thanks mimoh. i will try that out , as soon as i buy a new UPS. my ups burnt out. anyone know how much a new UPS costs?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 8:56pm On Nov 07, 2006
@rozilla

d price of an average ups should be between 6k to 7k. but i'll advise go for mecury. i wonder how u fried it up. plz tell us
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 12:25pm On Nov 08, 2006
Looks like you guys done good around these parts. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 12:46pm On Nov 08, 2006
i just wen to a cafe now and tried downloading some stuffs the speed is about 2kbps transfer rate and i encountered dependency hell too much dependency can anyone just download the packages and burn them to a cd just like mandrake redhat and the rest?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 7:38pm On Nov 09, 2006
If you can, download this file. All you dependency issues would be solved. Problem is that it is 3.1 GB in size. Have the time?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 6:00pm On Nov 11, 2006
that wud be impossible on gprs or even cafes. is there any other solution
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 8:12pm On Nov 13, 2006
@mimoh
since u r such a java lover i have sumtin dat might interest u. java's source codes is going to become open source fully by march next year. read more here http://wap.usatoday.com/news.jsp?key=519424
Re: Ubuntu Linux by rozilla(m): 2:10am On Nov 16, 2006
mimoh it's still not working. this is what i get when i type sudio tail -f /var/log/messages

Nov 13 10:44:31 BlackBetty kernel: [ 823.806741] usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 15
Nov 13 10:44:31 BlackBetty kernel: [ 823.955199] ti_usb_3410_5052 1-2:1.0: TI USB 3410 1 port adapter converter detected
Nov 13 10:44:32 BlackBetty kernel: [ 824.582217] usb 1-2: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 15
Nov 13 10:44:32 BlackBetty kernel: [ 824.707518] usb 1-2: device firmware changed
Nov 13 10:44:32 BlackBetty kernel: [ 824.707563] ti_usb_3410_5052: probe of 1-2:1.0 failed with error -5
Nov 13 10:44:32 BlackBetty kernel: [ 824.707788] usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 15
Nov 13 10:44:32 BlackBetty kernel: [ 824.810052] usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 16
Nov 13 10:44:32 BlackBetty kernel: [ 824.980472] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 2 choices
Nov 13 10:44:32 BlackBetty kernel: [ 824.982446] ti_usb_3410_5052 1-2:1.0: TI USB 3410 1 port adapter converter detected
Nov 13 10:44:32 BlackBetty kernel: [ 824.982481] ti_usb_3410_5052: probe of 1-2:1.0 failed with error -5
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 2:28pm On Nov 17, 2006
for itunes lovers there is now something similar on linux its called song bird . and it looks nice its worth trying out. check songbirdnest.com
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 11:45am On Nov 18, 2006
plz guy help is there anyway of extracting the gnome desktop environment from the ubuntu cd i currently use kde
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Christino(m): 7:03pm On Nov 19, 2006
Hi Guys

Thanks y'all i just installed UBUNTU after 11 Horrible Hours, but i'm glad i wasn't so disappointed and i'm posting this from UBUNTU!!!

Now i'll be disturbing you a lot from time to time. I'll be buzzin u on YIM and giving you phone calls too.

Now a bigger question.

Can I use UBuntu to study for CompTIA Linux+? If yes, how do I proceed?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 8:44pm On Nov 19, 2006
@christino

try ubuntuforums.org and check under programming and do u use a modem
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Christino(m): 8:53pm On Nov 19, 2006
i have one but i use a LAN card and a wireless card.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 7:13pm On Nov 20, 2006
4game lovers like me don't worry linux has some solid games i even stumbled upon a nintendo64 emulator which means i can play diddy kong racing again (i miss those days) goggle for more information also other games are available just google 4linux games .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by hayprof(m): 10:33pm On Nov 20, 2006
4game lovers like me don't worry linux has some solid games i even stumbled upon a nintendo64 emulator which means i can play diddy kong racing again (i miss those days) goggle for more information also other games are available just google 4linux games .



Thanks.
Mr Ubuntu! shocked cool
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 4:59am On Nov 21, 2006
@hayprof

ur connection is back abi have u been able to install the ubuntu yet? if not then post it here u wud sure get help.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by hayprof(m): 7:41am On Nov 21, 2006
your connection is back abi
Yeah Man, Its back but i only get good connection @ night.
So If Nepa no 4k up i am on thruout the night! shocked


have u been able to install the ubuntu yet? if not then post it here u would sure get help.

No I havnt O ma broda, sad
I cant even remember what it said the last time i tried to install it. embarassed
I think its the partition section but cant remember the exact error it got,
Cos since that time i tried installing it and no success, i just 4got about it. angry
Maybe wit pple like you and etc can bring the love[Ubuntu] back wink cool




By D Way I Got Some Ubuntu Discs Left Wit Me Sha,
Anyone Interested Just Holla me
Maybe on YahooIM :hayznet wink
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 1:48pm On Nov 21, 2006
@hayprof there's a solution but i don't know how to partition without messing up windows. wud sum1 help him out plz.also am having a problem with my display. X gives me a resolution of 1820x1024 but when i change it to 1024x768, strange lines boxes just appear on my monitor and whenever i try dekorator the title bar disappears . i run kde a dell monitor+i tink a pro savage card
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 11:31pm On Nov 21, 2006
@adewaleafolabi

Where you still able to connect with your celtel, if no. Here is the solution.
Had to collect a friend's motorola blade. The problem with the previous
solution was that we did not set the primary and secondary DNS IP addresses.
So, got the DNS ip address from windows. Also make sure you use PAP autentication.
Ok, here are the DNS ip addresses

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 196.46.241.5

196.46.241.6
Don't forget the phone number is #999#
User Name 0000
password 0000
This should get your gprs up.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Christino(m): 11:45pm On Nov 21, 2006
Thanks man, i'll try this.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Christino(m): 11:58pm On Nov 21, 2006
Guys i'm in a fix,

First of all, I couldn't get automatix to download, i followed all the steps on their site - no luck

I downloaded real player 10 Gold for linux but could not install the .bin file. automatic installation did not work either.

I understand Yahoo messenger for linux is quite old and i'm not feeling GAIM at all.

Can I install Red Hat on the same system?

What is the difference between Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 12:38am On Nov 22, 2006

Hey guys lets not give up. Quitters never win and Winners never quits.
Ok, the problem with installing Linux on a system with windows already
installed is always getting the partition right. Most of with laptops bought
them with windows pre-installed. So, if you must keep your windows, you
have to resize the partitions first. You can use partition magic, version 8
recommended. What it does is that it is able to determine the size of
your hard drive presentely occupied by windows and the free space in the
Hard drive. So, you just give the size you want for windows and the remaining
part becomes free for you to install your linux.
To install linux in general, always boot from the cdrom, then follow the wizard,
then you get to the partition aspect, always look for manual partitioning option,
here you need to create at lest two partitions, a root partition with a / and a
swap partition. As a rule of thumb, the swap size should be at lest twice
the size of your RAM. If you already have up to 3 partitions, create a logical
partition, where the linux partition will be created. Like on my system, I had
C, system recovering drive and e drives before i installed by ubuntu. So after
using partition magic to resize my window partition, i had to create a logical
partition as against a primary partition type. All you need to do this is the
partition manager that comes with ubuntu, same with other linux systems
(it's GUI, so always easy to use). Finally, I created my root, swap,home,opt
usr and var linux partitions. If you don't know the exact size to allocate to these
partitions, just create the swap as discuss above and allocate the remaining to
root partition, linux will create the remaining partition using default value
as size. Most times that will just be ok.
Alway allow linux to configure the X windows during installation, it is able
to probe your VGA and monitor. You might have to supply few info, but
don't worry, it is gui stuff, so easy to fill. Then setting up dual booting,
most linux these days uses the gruid boot loader as aginst lilo. Choose
the default OS, so that when you power on the system, gruid gives you
some time to select the os you want to boot, use the down arrow to select it
or the default option will be loaded.
Wao, very long I guess, so just get started and post the problem as you progress,
and we tackle them along that line to.

@heyprof, lets get started again. Together we all can learn.


Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 12:45am On Nov 22, 2006
@mimoh thanks i'll do that once electricity is restored @christino the difference is that ubuntu is based on gnome, kubuntu on k desktop environment(kde) while xubuntu is based on the xfce desktop environment. why do u want red hat is it because the packages are available on discs well ubuntu also has that
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 1:05am On Nov 22, 2006
@christino

Is you system connected to the net ? Pls let me know
so that I can guide you on how to use the apt-get tools
to install packages on ubuntu.
Sorry am out my laptop is going down thanks to
PHCN (Pls Hold your Candle Nearer)
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 3:00am On Nov 22, 2006
@mimoh i changed it just like the way you said but the same problem still remains can u plz upload the connection file here, i searched for mine using find files so that i can compare thanks
Re: Ubuntu Linux by hayprof(m): 10:59pm On Nov 22, 2006
@mimoh_mi : To tell u the facto u d one that understands what u sating -truth!
I once tried to install the ubuntu by no luck and now i even got kubuntu,
Still cant install none. Dont wanna get my system messed up.
I swear -My system once gave me malaria cry onetime cos of some virus thing, -A memeber can testify to dat wink
Maybe u can convinced be sha undecided cool
Lets say we get to meet on YahooIM :hayznet
N.B Those Partition terms are nt anywhere known by me. shocked
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 11:42pm On Nov 22, 2006
i quite understand the partitioning terms clearly but what am afraid of is that windows file system cud be funny at times. but if mimoh can guarantee that partition magic wont mess up ur windows then we'll talk to tom-tom 2bring me over ok
Re: Ubuntu Linux by 1ofall(f): 1:35pm On Nov 23, 2006
Hi all,
Mimoh_mi, I successfully installed ubuntu on my laptop and it worked fine, however, when I tried to install windows on another partition, it only saw the partitions with linux.
Anyway, I reinstalled windows and then went to install ubuntu(Iam using edgy) but it hangs at 55% and won't go any further, any ideas?? I've used the options of letting it install on the largest empty space, and manually configuring the partitions,

ps: I 've downloaded ubuntu 2ice so far as someone had suggested it might be a problem with the image I got, even though it installed fine when it was by itself.

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 6:07pm On Nov 23, 2006
@1stofall
well i still have some k/ubuntu cds left if interested let me know

@everyone
i was able to get back my redhat 9 login screen on my ubuntu. i did some crude work initially but finally all i just had to do was edit this file \etc\kde3\kdm\kdrmc then changed this line
Theme=/usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/circles
note that circles is the name of the KDM theme theres is ubuntu by default ok. so if you download a kdm theme just extract it to your Desktop then fire up the terminal and enter the following command

cd Desktop
sudo mv name of theme /usr/share/apps/kdm/themes/circles
then edit your kdrmc file

@mimoh
i dont know why this stuff refused to connect can you just upload your connection file here plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz am waiting
Re: Ubuntu Linux by nosa101(f): 11:08pm On Nov 23, 2006
How do I set up a wireless connection on ubuntu? Or how do I set up my starcomms connection on it?
I just got my Ubuntu CDs

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 8:06am On Nov 24, 2006
@nosa your question has already been answered check page 4 of dis thread

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