Desktop Problems

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Mon Sep 24 00:48:06 UTC 2007

On Monday 24 September 2007 07:44:16 Richard Hanson wrote:
> Ubuntu 7.04 Dell version
> Dell Inspiron 1420N
> I am unable to download any programs from the internet. The download box
> comes up but as soon as I hit the ok button everything just goes away. I am
> also unable to install program icons on my desktop. I think there is a
> kernel upgrade needed  for the ICH8 chipset.
Hi Richard

What are you trying to download and how. You make no mention here. Are you 
having probs downloading from websites via firefox for example? Is it that 
you're having probs with the update manager, etc.

When installing programs there are very few that will create a desktop icon in 
Ubuntu. I remember the Windows installs and how that would clutter the 
desktop. Most programs will go into your applications menu. Some wont by 
defualt show there so you may have to edit the menu via 
system->preferences->Main Menu and enable them. Alternately some don't show 
there at all and either need you to enable the Debian Menu (do a google 
for "how to install anything in ubuntu") and you'll find how, or may simplly 
be command line utilities you type in via a terminal window

If the prob is with your upgrades and such, you may need to change the server 
in system->administration-software sources


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