Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Debian Faceoff. Memory management problem in Ubuntu?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 18, 2008
I'm new here but have been trying several linux distros in a few machines, and wanted to share a simple experiment that surprised me quite a bit today. The post is long, hope you are patient enough to go through all of it. There's really nothing deep in this post, actually, you'll be rather amazed at how elementary my experiment was.
I've been using Ubuntu since last year (v7.10) on a rather powerful machine with 2GB of RAM and a Core 2 duo Intel CPU. But recently at work I came across an old Compaq laptop (Evo N610c) that only has 256 MB of RAM. I decided to try some Linux distros on it to see how they did.
I know Ubuntu recommends more than 256MB of RAM, in particular for running OpenOffice, but I decided to install Ubuntu because it's the one distro I'm most familiar with. Then decided to install also Debian (with the netinst CD) using Gnome as window manager. The idea was to use Debian as some kind of baseline to compare Ubuntu 8.04 with. After this I would pro
What are the most popular ubuntu native games?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 20, 2011
just as the title, i would want to know what are the most popular and/or best native games out there. The only games i currently play on windows are Heroes of Newerth (tried that in wine and the linux version, my internal cant really deal with OpenGL of it...) and WoW. So since i spend 80% of my time on ubuntu i would like some suggestions so i can expand my time even further
Low Graphics Mode
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 25, 2012
I need help; I've put the Ubuntu 12.04 ISO on a CD and tried to install it on my PC. 12.04 works from USB on my netbook (Acer Aspire One ZG5/AOA150), but on my PC (custom made, will put specs at bottom of post) after installing it when I go to boot up for the first time it tells me it's boot into low graphics mode, at which point I can't do anything else (sometimes the mouse is there but usually it just freezes completely at that message).
Can anyone help me with this? I've also tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 with no luck (after telling it if I want to install alongside Windows etc it tells me it was unable to mount the partition (something like that)). That was without Windows 7 on (I tried with Windows 7 also (for Ubuntu 12.04, didn't try with 11.10) and same problem (low graphics mode)).
Motherboard: Asus P7P55D PRO
CPU: Intel Core i5 760 @ 2.80GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
How to extract a zip file?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 31, 2011
I'm trying to load the driver for my Lexmark x6650 printer from the Lexmark website but they are asking me to "extract the zip file"? See below. How do I do this????
A. RUNNING THE GUI INSTALLER SCRIPT IN THE TERMINAL
Open up your favorite terminal (xterm, konsole, gnome-terminal, etc)
Extract the zip file
Use the following command to install the driver
Follow the instruction in the installation screen.
B. RUNNING THE GUI INSTALLER SCRIPT
Do not attach the printer via USB to the Linux machine.
Extract the zip file.
Run the installer script file by double-clicking on the file icon and then click the "Run in Terminal" button or run the script file via command-line.
Follow the instructions in the installer screen.
howto kill defunct processes
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 3, 2007
Hello all here in the message boards..
Would anyone know the best procedure for killing "defunct" processes? I tried killing some but they reappear. I'm not sure how to locate their parent process and stop the "defunct" pid's from coming back.
Siemens/Speedstream 4200 USB hookup?
location: linux.com - date: October 24, 2009
Okay, I can go through the DSL modem with Cat5 cable, but my sister uses that port normally. I had a machine with Ubuntu 7.? which could use the USB hookup, but I don't have that hard drive any longer so the config is gone. I didn't configure it originally, so I have no idea how. Help?
How to change the timezone permanently?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 3, 2010
So, here's my problem. Every time I'm trying to change my timezone, it last until I'm restarting my comp again, it seems like it doesn't save the changes permanently.
I'm using Ubuntu v9.10 installed through Wubi. My timezone is set currently via BIOS.
What should I do?
I've done something stupid
location: linux.com - date: March 7, 2012
Okay I've done something stupid and can't figure it out so someone please help me. When I try go to Documents I end up with a "Transmission" window and an error saying "couldn't add corrupt torrent." I don't understand because I haven't tried to add anything. Please help.
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