after upgrade to ubuntu 12.04, can install but not play game disc
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 24, 2012
I struggled along with 10.04 for several years, had to get a new computer, they installed 12.04. Have a game disc that worked before, have installed Wine and another Windows compatible package, says my game is installed, when I try to play says "file not found" or just nothing happens.
Ubuntu 12.04 How to disable "autorun/autoplay" for all media
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 4, 2012
I am running Ubuntu 12.04/Gnome v3.6. How do I go about disabling all autorun/autoplay functions for all media?
Ubuntu 12.04 how to disable GUI for gpg ?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 27, 2012
few minutes ago I have wrote a perl script to encrypt all tar files in the folder. Everything is fine, script running... but after execution on the screen apear stupid gpg GUI and asking me about password to gpg.
In my script I have defined password as variable. On the server without X Windows my perl script running like a charm but on Ubuntu all the time I have to close stupid GPG GUI (for 34000 files ... ). How to disable it ?
I dont get it... somebody executing command:
Ubuntu 12.10 very slow comparing to Ubuntu 12.04. How to dramatically speed it up?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 20, 2012
I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my virtual machine. This comptuer is low spec PC. What I have noticed was drastically slower responses for anything in Ubuntu comparing to Ubuntu 12.04 Unity 2D. If I open terminal and type some letters, they are displayed few seconds after I type them. Also if I move my mouse to left-top corner to close-min-max buttons it takes about three seconds to this buttons to be displayed. Using Ubuntu 12.04 I had none of this performance problems and comparing to Ubuntu 12.10 it was super fast. Currently performing so dead slowly I see Ubuntu 12.10 useless.
Is there any way I can turn of some of the fancy features like fading out windows etc. I need some instruction to dramatically speed-up Ubuntu?
Create Ubuntu 12.04 kiosk with XFCE (revised)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 6, 2013
Create a Linux Kiosk with XFCE and Xubuntu
Version 2, February 2013
Ubuntu User Charles-2007
Objective: a freestanding, hardened PC that connects only to whitelisted web sites (for example, as an OPAC “card catalog” station in a library). Disclaimer: this is less of a HOWTO and more of a “how I baked cookies using simple, plain ingredients.”
+Note: when finished setting up the station, remember to password the BIOS and perhaps disable peripherals (CD drives) from the BIOS as added security. Back up the installation either to a separate partition on the hard drive or to a USB flash drive (even better) using Clonezilla or equivalent.
+The following assumes a clean install on an empty drive. Prior to installation, optionally use GParted to partition the hard drive (to create a partition to serve as a backup or for alternative use).
+Install Xubuntu 12.04 (Ubuntu with the XFCE desktop) using the default parameters. I attempted this with 12.10 and found it too challengi
Ubuntu 12.04 How do I create a launcher for a Java app
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 11, 2012
How do I create a launcher/icon for a Java app. I have it installed and I can launch it in Nautilus, but want to be able to pull it up in dash. Here's the app: http://www.ericbt.com/Vault3, which should be in the Shopping Center, IMO.
Ubuntu 12.04 cannot install Tor
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 3, 2012
I gave up on Ubuntu a couple of years back as I just got so frustrated trying to install stuff and went back to windows.
I have to use linux at work now and I forgot how refreshing an operating system it is. so I am really onside and hope I can get on with it this time!
last time the final straw was trying to install Tor and I gave up in the end.
My first task on installing 12.04 was to have another crack at Tor and guess what? failed at the first hurdle again!!
I tried to install from a few online guides but could not get it to work - some messages about incorrect directory and vidalia exited abnormally.
well i found this post by jim_deadlock
That tutorial is WRONG! Firstly, the Tor FAQ has always said NOT to install Tor from the repositories because the package is permanently out of date. Secondly, it is no longer necessary to install Tor, all you need to do is download the Tor browser bundle and run it, no installation is necessary.
Tor Browser Bundle
So I tr
Ubuntu 12.04 Fresh Install Resolution Problem Nvidia 8600
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 3, 2012
I just made fresh install and something with the drivers is wrong
I have a monitor with max resolution 1440x900, but from setting monitor i can only choose max 1024x768, no idea why.
Never before i've not have a problem like that.
I tried installing other drivers from "Additional Drivers" option but no result.
Ubuntu 12.04 fresh install grub rescue cannot see beyond root dir
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 21, 2013
I have installed Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a Precision 4500 and at boot I get the grub rescue prompt.
First I tried booting from the live CD and mounting/chrooting to the installed partition and running update-grub and grub-install /dev/sda. The completed without error.
Second I booted from the live cd and installed boot-repair. It said that it completed without error. http://paste.ubuntu.com/5894328/
These two methods did not fix the problem and offered little insight.
The last hing I have tried is working from the grub rescue prompt.
I can type ls and get the partition list.
If I enter ls (hd0,msdos5)/ I do see the root of the ubuntu filesystem (/etc, /usr, /boot etc, ...)
But, when I enter ls (hd0,msdos5)/boot or ls (hd0,msdos5)/etc I see no files so I cannot proceed with inserting the normal module. I have verified that the files are there from the live cd and /boot is not on a separate partition.
Any ideas? questions?
Win 7 64 bit fresh install wit de
Ubuntu 12.04 wubi Install not booting, Grub 2 bash command
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 23, 2014
Hi, I'm new to the forums, and I've been trying so many solutions to fixing my problem, but they did not work.
I have Windows 7 installed, and I used Wubi to install Ubuntu 12.04 inside my Windows (which seemed like a good idea at the time).
Now when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I end up in a bash terminal for Grub 2, and can't do anything from there. I tried some commands with no luck.
Then I tried a Usb Live CD and used boot repair with no luck. ( paste.ubuntu.com/6973163 )
Now on the Wubi megathread, I found the Boot Info Script which gives me the following:
Boot Info Script 0.61 [1 April 2012]
============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
=> Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
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