32bit or 64bit installation? Other options? What would you do?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 25, 2008
I've never been able to get an Ubuntu installation to work on my computer (except for one which got stolen the week after I had it setup ) and I now have a brand new computer that I've built, but it seems I've made some poor decisions when I bought on a tight budget. I have a Pentium Dual Core E2200 @ 2.2Ghz and an Nvidia 8600GT with 1GB Ram and an rtl8187L chipset based wireless adapter. Now when I had Ubuntu 32-bit installed I was able to get my wireless working through ndiswrapper and I was able to find some workarounds for my 8600GT and some glitches it was causing from poor driver support, but performance was terrible. Compared to the multitasking I was able to achieve in Windows XP 32-bit Ubuntu couldn't even seem to start the race. I then decided to install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu, and the system does seem much snappier, but I cannot get any drivers working through ndiswrapper for my wireless, and I don't even know if my 8600GT will be supported fully yet.
Windows 7 Starter and Ubuntu 9.10 do not play nicely in a dual boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 1, 2009
Hello, I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my netbook and the installation went smoothly. The only new thing was Grub (1.97 beta 4 I think), and besides the cosmetic issue of Ubuntu being listed first, there were no problems. That is until I booted back into Windows 7. It booted fine but next startup there was a problem with Grub. Now Grub keeps saying:
error: unknown filesystem
It also gives me the option to type in text. I think it has to do with the Windows 7 loader. But I need two answers to this question:
1- How do I restore the bootloader (Windows or Grub) to access Windows 7 and Ubuntu, and
2- How do I prevent this from happening again with different Linux installations or Grub updates?
Any help is appreciated as I cannot access anything but the Grub error on my computer.
You are not authorized to perform this action
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 20, 2010
I just installed Linux Mint 9 as a dual boot install with Win XP. Trying to activate wireless network card driver and video driver. Pops up: "You are not authorized to perform this action".
How do I get authorized?
Now every time I boot Win XP, the Internet Explorer menu bar is all blacked out and goofy. If I log out and back in it corrects itself. If I reboot it's blacked out again. Re-installed IE8. Still blacks out.
Also Firefox in Win XP crashes expectantly. It has NEVER crashed on me previously.
LUMOSITY online braingames do not refresh screen.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 15, 2012
There is this website called LUMOSITY where you can run web based brain-games.
Some of the games do not refresh the screen, I have to refresh screen manually as to move the scroll bar up and down.
I am running Ubunu 11.04 Classic, I tried Ubuntu 11.10 also, I tried both Google Chrome and Firefox, same problem. Their website says both browsers supported, they not specify OS.
The games run just fine on Windows 7 with IE or FireFox.
I contacted Lumosity's tech support - sigh - this genius says:
"If possible, could you run another Linux Distribution in order to see if the site doesn't suffer from the refresh issues?
Miguel" - try new brain Miguel.
Is there any suggestions to fix it in Ubuntu?
Thanks in advance!
Ubuntu 8.04 loses my $PATH. Why do I have to repeatedly export PATH= ?
- date: July 17, 2008
I kept losing my path in Ubuntu 8.04 after running a certain program. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
:/media/hda9/56/programming/ide/jEdit/4.3pre12$ cat /media/hda9/56/programming/java/SetPath1_6_07.txt
:/media/hda9/56/programming/ide/jEdit/4.3pre12$ sudo echo $Path
/media/hda9/56/programming/java/SetPath1_6_07.txt: line 1: /usr/local/bin/jdk1.6.0_07/bin:/usr/local/bin/jdk1.6.0_07/jre:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:: No such file or directory
:/media/hda9/56/programming/ide/jEdit/4.3pre12$ sudo /media/hda9/56/programming/java/SetPath1_6_07.txt
[sudo] password for js:
/media/hda9/56/programming/java/SetPath1_6_07.txt: 1: /usr/local/bin/jdk1.6.0_07/bin:/usr/local/bin/jdk1.6.0_07/jre:/usr/l
Do not use Ubuntu !!!
location: linux.com - date: May 29, 2013
For the following reasons don't install or recommend Ubuntu.
1. Development of Ubuntu is led by Canonical, Ltd. a UK-based "trading" company which generates revenue through the sale of "technical support" and "services."
2. By installing users agree to allow Ubuntu's parent company Canonical to collect user search data and IP addresses and to disclose this information to third parties including Facebook, Twitter, BBC and Amazon.
3. The adwares and spywares introduced in Ubuntu violates user's privacy and is one of the rare occasions in which a free software developer persists in keeping a malicious feature in its version of a program.
4. Whenever user searches the local files for a string using Ubuntu desktop, Ubuntu sends that string to one of Canonical's servers.
5. Ubuntu has received widespread objection from the open source community for violating free system distribution guidelines.
6. Canonical disgruntled upstream open source developers by introduc
Textures do not load in 3d games, some screensavers slow.
- date: August 22, 2012
When I play FlightGear the textures do not load (the planes are black). Also, some screensavers don't run as fast as on my old (slower) computer.
I am wondering what the problem is.
My screen resolution is 1280x1024, in case that helps.
:~$ sudo lshw -C display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: [email protected]
width: 64 bits
capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
resources: irq:43 memory:fea00000-feafffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:ecb8(size=8)
description: Display controller
product: 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2.1
bus info: pci@
eth0 no longer works; does not have inet address (Ubuntu 8.10)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 13, 2009
My Unbuntu machine was working fine up until I booted it this morning. I have no connectivity to the internet and an ifconfig shows that eth0 (my NIC) has no inet address, only an inet6 address:
Apache SSL do not work in expected way
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 11, 2011
Yesterday my site's Rapid SSL certificate expire for that reason I bought new one - Thawte 123 certificate. I installed new SSL with this lines in vhost configuration for my site:
In client's browsers everything is fine, but in apache error log I see many lines like this:
[Fri Jun 10 10:34:29 2011] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
[Fri Jun 10 10:34:33 2011] [warn] Init: Name-based SSL virtual hosts only work for clients with TLS server name indication support (RFC 4366)
[Fri Jun 10 10:34:34 2011] [warn] Init: Name-based SSL virtual hosts only work for clients with TLS server name indication support (RFC 4366)
[Fri Jun 10 10:34:3
[solved] Internal card reader do not mount 16Gb SDHC (Class 10) Sandisk Card
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 11, 2013
As the title says, the Internal Card reader of my Toshiba Satellite P855-S5200 laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 does not mount 16Gb SDHC Class 10 Sandisk cards.
Ive got this problem also in a Sony Vaio VPC-F23JFX/BN running a Debian 6 Squeeze. I tried with two similar SDHC cards, one from my Gopro Hero2 and another from my Canon EOS T3i with same results. In both cases restarting on the Win partition the cards are mounted and used perfectly.
In other post I've seen they can see the card and it is only not mounted. In my case I don't see anything. Here you are info about my system after inserting the SDHC:
dmesg | tail
[ 17.420517] [drm:gen6_sanitize_pm] *ERROR* Power management discrepancy: GEN6_RP_INTERRUPT_LIMITS expected 16000000, was 12060000
[ 19.358152] wlan0: authenticate with 54:e6:fc:b1:3b:42 (try 1)
[ 19.360492] wlan0: authenticated
[ 19.368407] wlan0: associate with 54:e6:fc:b1:3b:42 (try 1)
[ 19.374347] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 54:e6:fc:b1:3b:42 (capab=0x431
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