Help, with Ubuntu on Acer aspire 1 Answered

Please help, we have everything else going. Ubuntu on a netbook, that has wireless. Were can I get the driver and program to recognize the wireless card that is built in?

Asked by emit 7 years ago

Nvidia Graphics on Ubuntu?

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu, and I live it, but there is one problem.  My Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 FTW 3GB does not work.  When I installed the drivers from the extra drivers program in Ubuntu, Nothing worked, and I had to reinstall. Does anybody know how to fix this?  Thank you.

Asked by pianoman99a 4 years ago

ubuntu live usb Vs. ubuntu on hard drive of PC

Can some one please tell me what is the difference between ubuntu usb live on pendrive and ubuntu on pc's hard drive. I mean what are the shortcoming or advantages of ubuntu live usb? Is ubuntu on pendrive is slower than ubuntu installed on pc, if yes then what is level of concern or its negligible and one can ignore it?

Posted by apandey11 4 years ago

Who uses Ubuntu Linux and do you love it?

Just wondering if you have ever used it

Asked by robots199 9 years ago

Why is OpenOffice failing on my computer? Answered

     I'm running the latest stable version of Ubuntu.  I have the entire office suite installed, and have reinstalled it several times, but every time I try to start any of the programs in the suite I get the startup window and then a message box appears that says: 3.1  Fatal Error-- User interface language cannot be determined, and then the program closes down.  Any recommendations on how to fix this are welcome.  Thanks! 

Asked by mad magoo 8 years ago

Ubuntu not logging in to instructables.

I need a quik response. I can, t login from ubuntu, this isn, t good and must be fixed, I, m having to use facebook to login, my normal user name is, Mateo_

Posted by mball galceran 5 years ago

Programming In anjuita in Ubuntu

I cannot seem to run programs in anuita. Can anyone help Me. I have allready tried to compile a simple file but it wont work.

Posted by sotsirh194 9 years ago

how do I use an easy cap with ubuntu 13.10? Answered

I need to know so I can finally use it. It has just been gathering dust.

Asked by nerd7473 4 years ago

Instructable App don't work on Ubuntu

I logged in and went to start an instuctable.  I started with the first line to name the instructable, app won't accept text.  I tried Firefox and chrome, but still doesn't work.  I running on a Linux computer with Ubuntu. If the program is web based, why wont it work on my computer?

Posted by botronics 1 year ago

operating systems

Whenever I start my netbook after my Windows 7 Starter stopped working, two other options appear on my BIOS screen beside Ubuntu which are: Upgrade to Vista Upgrade to Windows 7 Can you tell me what would happen if I click on those 2 options? I don't trust Windows anymore after what happened. Thank you.

Posted by pochsp 7 years ago

Linux movieplayer / Rythem box sound problem

Having an issue with linux music playing when I pay songs in movieplayer they play perfect, when I play them in rythem box there like half speed and loud fuzz blocks out most of the sound whats the deal?

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago

Dual boot

I am looking towards creating a dual boot scenario on my computer (XP, and Ubuntu) and I am in need of a bit of assistance. Some background and foundation: Present OS = XP SP2The main partition is NTFS, however the "backup" partition is FAT(16 or 32, I am not sure)Now, to my main question: I realize I can partition this further so I can have a dual boot situation, but I am worried about losses that may occur. I haven't had much time lately to read up on the process, but I have seen warnings about loss of data files, etc. and my being cautious to a fault, I haven't proceeded any further in my quest. So, what precautions should I take, and what is going to be the process I need to follow to get to where I want to be?

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago

Ubuntu for toughbook?

Ubuntu flavor that is best for Panasonic toughbook CF-30 MP3 core 2duo L9300 and ease of installation?

Asked by halham 3 years ago

how to download ubuntu mobile/ mini?

Ok third question today... how do you download ubuntu mini/ mobile for a laptop?

Asked by freerunnin1 8 years ago

Installing Ubuntu on a computer with 160mb of RAM

Hey guys I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a old computer to use as a temperature (the one that chr made) but since it has only got 160mb of RAM it freezes on the first screen for installation Anyother ways to install Ubuntu without it freezing?

Posted by thermoelectric 9 years ago

Can i use my second hard drive for ubuntu and my cdrive for windows? Answered

I plan on installing ubuntu on my laptop and have 2internal hard drives both 320GB. Is there a way i can install ubuntu to my secondary hard drive? If so how would i do this at the disk partitioning screen when i install ubuntu.

Asked by tubanator-2.0 7 years ago

Ubuntu keeps freezing on me?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my flash drive to run on windows but  when I get it running it only works for about 30 minutes then just freezes. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Asked by oicvideos 6 years ago

is there anywhere that sells a keyboard or a keyboard key with the ubuntu logo instead of windows??

Is there one because i want 1 windows key and 1 ubuntu key

Asked by GASSYPOOTS 6 years ago

Linux on Wii?

Is there any linux with a GUI for the Wii? Ubuntu would be cool! -joespicnictables

Asked by joespicnictables 6 years ago


How much of a risk is installing ubuntu with wubi? Has anyone lost all their data?

Posted by sotsirh194 9 years ago

What is a good way to get tiling in Ubuntu 14.04??

I would like to change my Ubuntu desktop to have tiling like Windows 8... What is a good way to go about this? I would like to use unity, I don't want to use gnome unless I have to, although gnome is welcome.

Asked by nerd7473 4 years ago

Can I use a computer with a wireless internet connection as a wired router for another computer?

                  I have a computer with a wireless card that gets pretty decent reception from my router.  However, I have another old computer that I want to use as a basic website server, and I don't want to have to buy another wireless card for it.  Could I just connect an ethernet cable to my computer with an internet connection and then have it serve as a router for the other computer?   Do I need any special software to do this (The computer with wireless is running Ubuntu 9.something or other, the Karmic Koala, I think.  I'm planning on putting Fedora 11/12 with the server package on the other computer)?  Thanks!

Asked by mad magoo 8 years ago

HALP with Emerald in Ubuntu Ibex

Hey all! I'm trying to use an emerald theme that I just grabbed from teh intarwebs, but with no luck... I have emerald theme manager installed, and the emerald theme that I downloaded shows up in the themes list, but no where does it say "Use this theme" or whatever. Oh, and I tried asking on the Ubuntu forums, but without any luck :/

Posted by Labot2001 9 years ago

Nacho Installs Ubuntu. Looking for Kid-Friendly Apps.

. I had two HDDs fail at the same time on an old computer that the neighborhood kids use to surf the web. I went ahead and retired the old P3/550MHz machine and replaced it with a P4/1.8GHz unit I had laying around. Instead of using Win XP Pro, I decided this would be a good time to start switching my computers to Linux. Downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 and once I figured out that a 2.5GB HDD was too small (Ubuntu would install OK, but run out of disk space when updating) and upgraded to a 20, the install went without a hitch. . Looking for suggestions on "edutainment" apps to install for kids from ~5yo to ~16yo. Computer is a 1.8GHz P4 with 256MB RAM, so the apps can't be resource hogs. TIA.

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago

Ubuntu 10.10X64 Live on USB Question? Answered

Hi! As a project I decided to install ubuntu 10.10 X64 Live to my flash drive so I can take it around with me anywhere I go. I'm familiar with this operating system, but I don't have it on my home computer, I just wanted to put it on a usb. Anyway, I used Unetbootin ( ) to put it on my drive. It boots fine. The only problem is that I don't think it installed to the usb. Changes that I have made don't seem to stay and drivers that I download don't stay either. Its sort of frustrating becsue while I'm familiar on how to use it, I'm not familiar on getting it to work. Anyway, when I go to the boot menu and select the usb, it gives me several options: Default, Install Ubuntu, Boot from Hard drive, Install Ubuntu (to hard drive), and several others including repair. Now I first was clued into the fact it didn't install because it showed install as an option on this boot menu. The problem is that I want ubuntu on the flash drive, portable, but I don't want it on my machine. The Unetbootin is great, but it doesn't give any instructions for after its installed the software. All it tells you is to reboot.  I would like to keep using this software because I trust it, but I need to get this working.  CAN ANYONE WHO KNOWS UBUNTU OR HAS DONE THIS HELP ME???? Thanks! P.S.  ANY Advice would be helpful here!

Asked by transistorguy 7 years ago

How can I annotate in BFreader

I am using Ubuntu 11 and have BFreader installed, it works well. Is there any way we can annotate text in books, either underline or hi-lite. Is there a free program for linux that will do this for epub books

Asked by emit 6 years ago

Eagle keeps crashing in Ubuntu, what to do?

Ok, I'm running ubuntu 9.10 on my netbook/laptop, and whenever i go to try and open a file(thats been imported from my desktop, a vista), it gives me an error message that says Invalid data in autorouter block of file (filename & location here) Continue with default autorouter settings? Y/N         Y => pulls up file I then go to edit, (move tool), and I click on a part and all of eagle crashes. I can add parts and it wont crash. It does this even on newly created files. I bet that this is an issue with the version, as there is a newer version out, but I dont understand these things, I am trying to though.

Asked by The Ideanator 8 years ago

How do I add a Windows layer to Linux?

I am a Windows gamer, though I want to switch to Linux for versatility. Is there any way to add a Windows layer to Linux so I can play Windows games? I plan on using Ubuntu 9.04.

Asked by GearsOfAwesome 8 years ago


Alright, I really don't like vista (big surprise). Anyway, I'm not great with computers, decent, I can hold my own when working with them, but I'm no genius. And I have been wondering about Ubuntu for a while now and I was wondering if I could/should change to ubuntu from vista. What are the advantages really? And would I be able to abandon and come back to Vista if I changed my mind, I have Windows Vista Home Premium, it came pre installed, so I do not have a disk. And "dual booting", I've heard about from friends but don't really understand/don't know how, if possible. I think thats all. I'll list all my q's if it helps. And also would programs installed on vista (games and such) be able to installed? And would my wireless internet get messed up? -Should I? -Could I? -Advantages? -Disadvantages? -Would I be able to come back to Vista? -Dual booting??? P.S. why does my cursor not blink when I type on instructables? It's bothering me...

Posted by tomonto 9 years ago

why won't this machine load XP or Ubuntu?

Ok- so- my wife's computer was running slow / would not load programs/ acting generally funky.  I couldn't even run a virus scan- I pulled the hard drive and put it in an external case and reformatted it and reinstalled.  I then tried to reload windows XP pro-  it took LITERALLY  2 days of very slow running to load only part of the install files and then locked up.  I bought a new hard disk , installed and try loading window again- it only took a day to load this time but I can't adjust the video resolution.  I try loading Ubuntu using a live disk and it just won't read- I adjust the BIOS so I can load from a flash drive and it starts to load but takes about an hour to get anywhere and then the screen goes black and I cant get anything to come up.  So far I have tried TWO hard drives , booting from a CD, and booting from a flash drive.  Any one have any ideas about what is going on?

Asked by shantinath1000 7 years ago

Rapache- What's up?

How would i go around fixing this so that it starts up?  If you look at the bottom of the screenshot it says, "Warning, cannot connect to server"  What server?  How could I fix this and what does in mean?

Posted by tanmanknex 8 years ago

Login troubles

I have recently noticed a change in the behavior of Firefox (10.0.1) on my Ubuntu 11.04 system. "Normally," meaning a few weeks ago, when I first opened the Instructables home page I would select a subject, click on the link and go to that page in a new tab.  I have set preferences to put all the instructions on one page for me, but to to this I need to be logged in.In the upper right corner of my browser window is a link "log in." I clicked the log in link and was (normally) able to see all the pages on one page... but now, when I click the log in button I am taken away from the page I am trying to see, logged in, but not taken back to the page I have chosen. Here is a screenshot of the unwanted destination: p.s. minor nuisance... but a bug is a bug! Thanks!

Posted by stringstretcher 6 years ago

Talk me into Linux

I've been considering the switch to linux. I have currently loaded SimplyMEPIS onto an old laptop to give it a try, I was impressed. I think I like the Ubuntu Distro a little better but I'm teetering on the edge of a complete switch. I need a push over the edge. My issues at the moment is that the old crapy laptop is just kinda, what I call, my beater book. its the laptop I don't worry about to much and use for word proccesing on the run and simple Internet tasks. SimplyMEPIS works excellent for these purposes. My concern is compatibility with my everyday computer needs....... and my not so ordinary endevors. I would consider myself an Expert when it comes to Windows XP......... a step above Expert if there is such a thing...... I know it inside and out and I can manipulate it like a dirty 5 dollar crack whore. I realize there will be a learning curve but will it be compatible with everything I use in windows? ........ I do a lot of media editing and music recording....... is this a possibility in linux? (I realize Mac pro tools is my overall best option) somebody please convince me to switch beyond a shadow of a doubt. or talk me down from the ledge.

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago

What is the best firewall software for Ubuntu?

I am starting an Ubuntu home server, and I'm wondering what the best firewall software is that's compatible with Ubuntu. For example, Gufw or Fire Starter. Some Pros and Cons would be nice too! Thanks! -Shadow Ops

Asked by Arbitror 8 years ago

Can I run Samba File Server on Ubuntu through Virtual Box?

I have setup Ubuntu in Virtual Box and want to know if I can run Samba File Server in Virtual Box.

Asked by Hydroelectric 8 years ago

how do i install UBUNTU's GNOME GUI into KUBUNTU ? need help.......

I prefer using UBUNTU's GNOME GUI than KUBUNTU's KDE GUI, i install KUBUNTU cuz i dunt have the CD to install UBUNTU, can someone plz help on how to install UBUNTU's GNOME new to this OS......

Asked by Major D 7 years ago

Can you edit the Windows Registry while in Linux(Ubuntu)?

Is there a program for Ubuntu that allows me to edit the registry on my Windows hdd?

Asked by Arbitror 8 years ago

Post your favorite Ubuntu Mod/Customization!

Here is the place to post your favorite Ubuntu mod or customization, You all probably know from my instructable, it is the Mac OSX Theme...

Posted by KenGriffin 9 years ago

where do i go to get ubuntu for my laptop? i have a dell latitude d620 Answered

On the ubuntu website i only see stuff for desktop and netbooks. i thought maybe it would be the same as the netbook but i thought i'd better ask instructables first.

Asked by RANDOMFISHYFACE 7 years ago

Converting movies?

How can I convert HD AVI movies to Full Screen 16x9  . We are running Ubuntu 10

Asked by emit 7 years ago

How do I find what wireless cards are compatible with my ubuntu computer?

        I have a computer that is running ubuntu that needs a wireless adapter.  I bought a Linksys wireless USB adapter, but ubuntu won't run the installation software.  It shows it as a drive that I can open, but I can't run the installation process.  I installed WINE, but am not sure if it will work for this application, although I am very new to WINE's use.  Recommendations on how to make this adapter work are appreciated, or, if it will not work then a recommendation to a website with a list of ubuntu-compatible wireless hardware is appreciated.  Thanks! 

Asked by mad magoo 8 years ago

How do you change the default booting system from grub to the windows one?

I don't have the original discs anymore and i have windows xp home installed and ubuntu.

Asked by djmcjiggles 9 years ago

Ubuntu set-up? ?

I have a dell computer that I wiped of the Windows OS and installed Xubuntu 8.10, I am trying to intsall Ubunto. I need help installing it. I can not access the internet at the moment on that computer. I did go through the whole process of downloading the system last night before the internet went out on it. I did not get it loaded. It is just downloaded to the desktop. I also have a copy of it on my laptop to put on a disc. I put it on a DVD disc. Once I put that into the computer I did not know where to go from there. IF you can help me figure out the steps I would greatly appreciate it. I do not have a manual or any instructions. I am very new to Linux and firefox. Thank you for your help Mrs. Skunkbait

Asked by Mrs. Skunkbait 9 years ago

How to make a iphone like thing that would make calls? Answered

I have 7 old phones! 2 are some what new!

Asked by Robot101 7 years ago

Who else here is enjoying last week's official Gutsy Gibbon release?

I know that I'm not the only one in the community of nerds here that is loving Ubuntu's newest release! Now that I finally have compiz fusion running smoothly on my 64 bit system, I think that it blows the legs off of an already feeble Windows Vista. Even some of my less computer-literate friends, after seeing my system, are trying live cd's and considering dual-boots! I think it's pretty exciting seeing a more user-friendly Linux with standard eye-candy to lure even more away from the Microsoft OS monopoly. Still a ways to go though...

Posted by a grain of alt. 10 years ago

How do I install my linux partition?

I have been trying to create a linux partition so I can dual boot Ubuntu on my laptop. (I have an HP touchsmart tm2 for reference.) And here is what I have been trying so far... 1. Create USB boot disk (no CD tray) 2. Shrink drive C so I have 30 MB not allocated 3. Delete HP tools partition so there isn't 4 partitions 4. Reboot to USB stick 5. Try linux without install 6. Connect to wifi 7. Start install 8. Select "Install inside Windows 7" 9. Rage because it just boots into windows 7 What am I doing wrong?

Asked by martzsam 5 years ago

How to set up Eclipse for Arduino Development Answered

Following numerous instructions for setting up Eclipse for Arduino development I come across the same problem; the project will not build, there are two reported errors, the first stating that "cannot find -lcore" and the second complaining that the .elf cannot be built, presumably because of the first error. The path is correct for the core.a binary but eclipse complains of being unable to find it. An example of the instructions that I have followed are here; I have successfully followed instructions to use the USBtinyISP so I do not think that it is an issue with general setup. I have also tried variations of path locations and executing as SU, all to no sucess. Any help would be appreciated, I am running Ubuntu with Eclipse Galileo, Thanks Drew

Asked by andy 8 years ago

How to share a printer in Ubuntu 10.10? Answered

I have a printer hooked up to a computer running the latest Ubuntu version. This computer is wired to a Belkin Wireless router. If I connect a Windows Vista laptop directly to the Belkin router I could "see" it on the Ubuntu machine as part of the network but, I can not see the other computers on my home network that connect wirelessly. Any ideas? Thank you very much in advance!

Asked by blkhawk 7 years ago