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Old 11-19-2009, 11:48 PM
"devan"
 
Default Updating to Ubuntu 9.10 and ERRORS

Dear Ubuntu users,

I have tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 many times and I just can't do it.
It will install on my system and then when I restart and start up in Ubuntu,
it just fails and keeps flashing *ERROR* Failed to restore crtc
configuration. Can anybody help me on this? I have a Lenovo dektop with 2
gb of ram and I'm currently running Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.04


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Today's Topics:

1. Re: Installing tar.gz files (NoOp)
2. Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application? (Bas Roufs)
3. Re: little survey on email habits (Florian Diesch)
4. Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application? (Mark Traceur)
5. Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application?
(James Michael Fultz)
6. newsgroup iso email for this list (Aart Koelewijn)
7. Re: little survey on email habits (Aart Koelewijn)
8. Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application? (Mark Traceur)
9. Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application? (Preston Hagar)
10. Re: little survey on email habits (Res)


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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:18:49 -0800
From: NoOp <glgxg@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: Installing tar.gz files
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <he45mr$6l2$1@ger.gmane.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

On 11/19/2009 05:00 AM, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> devan wrote:
>> Hello Ubuntu users,
>>
>>
>>
>> I am new to Ubuntu and I am very confused. I recently installed Ubuntu
>> 9.04 and I have a tar.gz file of dvd::rip that I would like to install.
>> Could someone please send very clear instructions to me on how to do
this?
>> I am not used to using Terminal or anything on Ubuntu. Thanks.
...
>>
> The usual way to load new things on Ubuntu is to use:
>
> $ sudo apt-get install filename
>
> where filename is the name of the application you want to add.
>
> So tell us what your trying to load. The regular way might work.
>

You use 'sudo apt-get install' tar.gz files? Pretty interesting...

@devan; welcome to Ubuntu. You may find these helpful to bookmark & review:
https://help.ubuntu.com/
https://help.ubuntu.com/9.10/index.html
https://help.ubuntu.com/community
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Applications
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto

Note: you can user the searchbox on any of the above just the same as
you can with Google. https://help.ubuntu.com actually uses a custom
local Google search engine - that's why you get Google advertisements on
the pages. Hint: install addblock plus in your browser to get rid of them.

Back to your tar.gz file;
To extract the tar.gz, use the Archive Manager (File Roller). This is
the default & when you double-click the tar.gz file from within Nautilus
(Places|Home etc), you will automatically launch the Archive Manager - see:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/File%20Roller
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OtherWaysToInstall

But for now, I'd recommend simply using Synaptic or Applications|Ubuntu
Software Center (dvd::rip is located under sound & video) to install the
package. And no, you wouldn't use 'sudo apt-get install' to install a
tar.gz file & it's generally a much better idea to install packages from
the Ubuntu repositories if they are available. There are exceptions to
that last, but for now just stick with what is available:-)








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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:33:17 +0100
From: Bas Roufs <basroufs@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application?
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Cc: Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com>
Message-ID:
<c638edc20911191133o4f653734u3774684cdccae52f@mail .gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Hello Dotan and everybody else

Of course I am happy to fill in this survey. But before doing so, I would
appreciate 2 short answers to 2 brief questions.

> ... Favourite FLOSS survery ...

What exactly means 'FLOSS'?

What do you want to do with the outcome of this survey? Is it relevant for
the development of future Ubuntu and Kubuntu releases?

Thanks, respectfully yours,

Bas Roufs.
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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:42:15 +0100
From: Florian Diesch <diesch@spamfence.net>
Subject: Re: little survey on email habits
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
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Derek Broughton <derek@pointerstop.ca> writes:

> Florian Diesch wrote:
>
>> Aart Koelewijn <aart@mtack.xs4all.nl> writes:
>>
>>> I don't understand why people use email for this list when there is a
>>> perfect newsgroup, gmane.linux.ubuntu.user, for it. Using that it will
>>> not clutter your mailbox, and using a newsreader like Pan you get good
>>> treading. I started reading this list by email but soon switched to the
>>> newsgroup, I find that much more comfortable.
>>
>> Using Gnus and procmail it doesn't make much difference for me if it is a
>> mailing list or a news group.
>
> That's rather backward - you lose all the advantage of nntp by converting
> everything to email.

I'm using the NNTP backend for newsgroups and the IMAP backend for mail. No
need to convert anything.



Florian
--
<http://www.florian-diesch.de/>



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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:43:17 -0800
From: Mark Traceur <marktraceur@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application?
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID:
<ea11dae60911191143x2a175e4eq357022b88813fc5f@mail .gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

> What exactly means 'FLOSS'?

Free/Libre/Open Source Software.

Usually FOSS is good enough for most people, but Libre is the French
term for free (as in speech), so some people add it in to be
absolutely clear.

--MarkTraceur

--

Microsoft does half the work that Open Source developers do, and they
get all the money. Where's the justice there?

Hey /r/Linux! Need a distro for an ancient machine. -
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/a5g4c/hey_rlinux_need_a_distro_for_an
_ancient_machine/



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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:52:38 -0500
From: James Michael Fultz <croooow@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application?
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <20091119195238.GD11888@hactar>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

* Bas Roufs <basroufs@gmail.com> [2009-11-19 20:33 +0100]:
> Hello Dotan and everybody else
> > ... Favourite FLOSS survery ...
> What exactly means 'FLOSS'?

Free/Libr?/Open Source Software. Yeah, I think it sounds goofy too.



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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:13:41 +0000 (UTC)
From: Aart Koelewijn <aart@mtack.xs4all.nl>
Subject: newsgroup iso email for this list
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <he48tl$rmd$2@ger.gmane.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Hello,

As asked:
>On Thu, November 19, 2009 11:19, Aart Koelewijn wrote:

>> I don't understand why people use email for this list when there is a
>> perfect newsgroup, gmane.linux.ubuntu.user, for it. Using that it will
>> not clutter your mailbox, and using a newsreader like Pan you get good
>> treading. I started reading this list by email but soon switched to the
>> newsgroup, I find that much more comfortable.

> Interesting.
>
> Could you start a new thread and give detailed information about your
> configuration?
> Do you use usenet only for reading, or also for writing messages?

Configuration is very simple: with your newsreader you subscribe to
gmane.linux.ubuntu.user and you can read the group in your favorite
newsreader. You can also post to the group as long as you use a valid
email-address in the From: header. Gmane will send all your messages to
the email-list and will post all email-list messages in the newsgroup.
Depending on your newsreader all messages are threaded and/or ordered by
date in one place.

Aart




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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:16:53 +0000 (UTC)
From: Aart Koelewijn <aart@mtack.xs4all.nl>
Subject: Re: little survey on email habits
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
Message-ID: <he493k$rmd$3@ger.gmane.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:59:02 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:

> Aart Koelewijn wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 21:03:28 +1000, Res wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Aart Koelewijn wrote:
>>>
>>>> I don't understand why people use email for this list when there is a
>>>> perfect newsgroup, gmane.linux.ubuntu.user, for it. Using that it
>>>> will not clutter your mailbox, and using a newsreader like Pan you
>>>> get good treading. I started reading this list by email but soon
>>>> switched to the newsgroup, I find that much more comfortable.
>>>
>>> email over usenet anyday
>>
>> email is usenet too
>
> No, it's not. That's "Usenet" (ie, a proper noun), and it isn't
> necessarily congruent with the Internet. otoh, not many lists are
> actually gated to Usenet (gmane nntp is NOT Usenet).
>
> And I completely disagree, anyway. I pick Usenet, or its analogues for
> list discussion whenever possible. Much more convenient.

As you like, you can have your definition, I have mine. Not worth
fighting about.

Aart




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Message: 8
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:49:01 -0800
From: Mark Traceur <marktraceur@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application?
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID:
<ea11dae60911191249i3f196567wbd17748a56f3ce05@mail .gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

> Free/Libr?/Open Source Software. ?Yeah, I think it sounds goofy too.

There's no accent in "Libre," it's French. Good try, though!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratis_versus_Libre

--MarkTraceur

--

Microsoft does half the work that Open Source developers do, and they
get all the money. Where's the justice there?

Vulnerability in the GIMP image editing tool -
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/a5ec9/vulnerability_in_the_gimp_image
_editing_tool/



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Message: 9
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:15:38 -0600
From: Preston Hagar <prestonh@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: What is your favourite FLOSS application?
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
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Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 5:21 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Address Book: Mozilla Thunderbird (build in)
> Audio Editor: Audacity
> Audio Player: Amarok (the older 1.4 series, not the new one)
> Calendar: Lightning (Mozilla Thunderbird Add On)
> CD Ripper: Sound Juicer
> Desktop Environment OR Window Manager: XFCE
> Development: emacs, g++, ruby, subversion (this category seems vague)
> Disc Burner: k3b with the schily cdrtools (not the fork that comes with
Ubuntu Hardy)
> E-mail Client: Mozilla Thunderbird
> File Compression: bzip
> File Manager: Thunar
> FTP Client: ncftp
> Image Creator/Editor: gimp
> Image Viewer: Ristretto Image Viewer
> Misc Utilities: dia
> Note-taking: emacs
> P2P: ktorrent
> Spreadsheet: OpenOffice calc
> Terminal Emulator: gnome-terminal
> Text Editor: emacs
> Video Player: xine
> Virtual Machine / Windows Emulator: VirtualBox (but I honestly like/use
the non-free version more, so I don't know if this counts)
> Web Browser: Mozilla Firefox
> Word Processor: OpenOffice writer
>
> SPECIAL CATEGORIES
>
> Non-free applications that you use: VirtualBox (free, but probably not in
the way you mean)
> Websites for finding new applications: google.com
> Software available for Windows that you need on Linux:
> One outstanding issue with Linux/Ubuntu that needs immediate attention:
(For Ubuntu) Make it easier to find the bittorrent links to iso images on
the ubuntu site. It is by far the fastest way to download an iso, plus puts
the lowest overall strain on the servers/mirrors, but is tricky to find each
time.
> Any organization or community deserving great honours: Canonical.
> Anything else deserving great honours: Linux RAID and all of its
developers
>
> --
> Dotan Cohen
>



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Message: 10
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 07:46:11 +1000 (EST)
From: Res <res@ausics.net>
Subject: Re: little survey on email habits
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
<ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <alpine.LNX.2.00.0911200740130.5273@ebfjryy.nhfvpf .arg>
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, John L Fjellstad wrote:

> Res <res@ausics.net> writes:
>
>> email over usenet anyday
>
> Not for mailinglists

absolutely yes, the 'newbies' who prefere gmane are however welcome to do
so, but you might as well just go use a web forum.

I prefer for it to be delivered to me so i can choose what I read when i
want to read it, pine and procmail do the sorting and dump the rest
(unlesss I sent that person an email from this account since its only used
for usenet/some lists) into /dev/null...



--
Res

"What does Windows have that Linux doesn't?" - One hell of a lot of bugs!



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Old 11-22-2009, 08:55 PM
NoOp
 
Default Updating to Ubuntu 9.10 and ERRORS

On 11/19/2009 04:48 PM, devan wrote:
> I have tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 many times and I just can't do it.
> It will install on my system and then when I restart and start up in Ubuntu,
> it just fails and keeps flashing *ERROR* Failed to restore crtc
> configuration. Can anybody help me on this? I have a Lenovo dektop with 2
> gb of ram and I'm currently running Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.04

Have you tried:
<http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0#complete=0&hl=en&q=ubuntu+%2B"*ER ROR*+Failed+to+restore+crtc">

First hit points to this bug
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/404421>
which seems to offer some suggestions, which may or may not work. Add
your comments to the bug regardless of whether they work or not.






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