New to Ubuntu
rmg at milray.co.uk
rmg at milray.co.uk
Mon Mar 12 11:45:38 UTC 2007
On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 08:09:45 +0100
Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-03-10 at 00:41 +0000, rmg at milray.co.uk wrote:
> > When I plug in a USB drive it recognises it, puts the icons up on
> > screen then after a couple of minutes gives a load of "Unsafe
> > removal" messages and hides all the icons. Then it redetects the
> > drive and does it all again - and again.
> Does this happen with all USB drives or just one particular? Can you
> try another one?
The only other one I've got is the camera and I tried that.
> > Also it appears to be writing to the USB like crazy -
> > which is probably why if I plug in the camera it crashes it after a
> > bit and I have to remove the battery to reset it. (The camera is
> > configured as USB storage with the 'feature' that it's read only).
> I have no idea here, it always just worked for me
> > I can't find wine in the package lists which is a pain because I
> > intend it to be Microsoft-free, the couple of things I need to run
> > under Windows (eg, a CAD system) *should* work under wine
> Ubuntu has several software repositories, not all of which are enabled
> by default. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/
> Wine is in the universe repository, which you have to enable first,
I have universe enabled and searched for it in synaptic. Will have
> > Actually I was told that you can use the Debian archives
> The person that told you this had no clue. Don't mix Debian and Ubuntu
> repositories, you would enter a world of pain, since Debian and Ubuntu
> are not binary compatible. Or rather, their compatibility changes all
> the time -- during development, Ubuntu syncs with Debian and there is
> s short window of compatibility, but then they grow in different
That answer is not unexpected but the guy who told me could by no
stretch of the imagination be described as having no clue. I'd better
> Why would you assume that the package you need will never be in
> Ubuntu? If all repositories are enabled there is hardly any difference
> between Debian's and Ubuntu's number of packages. And Ubuntu certainly
> views itself as being a general distro that is also useful for
> software development, so why wouldn't it have a certain cross
> compiler. If it is not there, you can request it by opening a ticket
> in launchpad https://launchpad.net/
h8300hms gcc, binutils?
> > How do I get rid of those blasted splash screen when it boots and
> > shuts down, I don't mean after X has started but on the initial
> > boot. I don't want the nuts and bolts hidden from me a la Windows, I
> > want to know what it's doing.
> Excuse my asking, but are you sure that Ubuntu is the distro for you?
> Wouldn't you be happier running straight Debian?
I'd be comfortable with it given it's what I'm using now but Ubuntu does
set up some things automatically that I struggle with in Debian.>
> It certainly is a personal preference, but why would you want to know
> this through every boot? Isn't it enough to know that it works and
> then forget about it? You can see what it is doing during boot by
> checking the following:
> * Rund "dmesg" in a terminal after boot
> * Go to /etc/defaults and edit the file bootlogd to enable boot
> logging. Then you will have a bootlog in /var/log after the
> next boot
> If you still want to disable the boot screen, you can do so in the
> bootloader configuration:
> * Press Alt+F2 to open the run dialog
> * Enter "gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst"
> * Remove the "quiet splash" option: note that you have to remove
> it several times: in the configuration section further up (##
> ## Start Default Options ##) and in the kernel list at the end
> You might still not like what you see since Ubuntu uses upstart as the
> boot system, not sysvinit, and upstart's reporting is different
> (worse?). See http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ for how to configure
> > What's the normal monthly update volume?
> Depends. If a kernel security hole is found, it's immediately > 20 MB.
> Security updates are not that frequent, you can check the security
> mailing list archive:
> You did not say which version you are installing (6.06 or 6.10 I
> assume) and which CD/DVD you downloaded, so it is hard to say if a
> more up-to-date version is available. But 232 MB sounds about right
> for the initial update after installing 6.06. Updated CDs are made
> available regularly for 6.06, but not all the time.
I got a 6.10 live/install DVD from linuxemporium.
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