Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
here's what I did ...
If you ever want to delete your entire Evolution account, history, configuration, settings, etc and start over from scratch, here’s how to do it:
Back up all of your files first (of course).
$ rm -rf ~/.evolution
$ rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/evolution
$ evolution --force-shutdown
Find the process id for ‘gconfd’ and kill it:
$ ps -ef|grep gconfd
yourusername 30515 1 0 13:24 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/gconfd-2 12
$ kill 30515
Restart Evolution and you should be prompted to set up your account.
THANK YOU for this site telling me how
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
To prevent the former causing future problems, use the setting in Synaptic Package Manager:
Settings -> Preferences
Delete downloaded packages after installation
Or manually clear the packages each time with
sudo apt-get clean
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
it took a total of about 5 hours for downloading and installing. I grew old though it LOL.
Then I had a small panic when it was done. The dual boot of windows and ubuntu on the grub menu did not allow me to go to windows vista. ARGGGG
then I found the solution here
You can repair the boot sector of Windows system partition via "fixboot" from a Windows XP CD, or "bootrect /fixboot" from a Windows Vista/7 CD. But in my experience testdisk works best in this situation. So boot into a Linux OS or Live CD. If your system uses "apt-get" and has "testdisk" in its repositories (in Ubuntu: the universe repository needs to be enabled), you can install and run testdisk via
sudo apt-get install testdisk
or you can download the tar.bz2 file of the newest version from testdisk to your desktop and install and run it via
tar -xvf testdisk-*linux*.tar.bz2
In either case:
First screen: Select "No Log" and press enter.
Second screen: Select the hard drive containing the Windows system partition and choose "proceed".
Third screen: "intel"
Fourth screen: "advanced",
Fifth screen: Select the Windows system partition and choose "boot"
Sixth screen: "BackupBS"
Seventh screen: type "Y" to confirm
then press "q" a few times to quit testdisk, reboot and see whether you can boot into Windows. If the sixth screen did not have a "BackupBS" tab, it usually means that the original and backup boot sector are identical, and you are probably suffering from a different problem. But it could also mean that your backup boot sector is corrupted, in which case you will of to use "fixboot" from a Windows CD to repair the boot sector.
After you fixed the Windows boot sector, you might have to update the Grub Menu. For Grub 2 just run
in your Linux OS. For Legacy grub you might have manually edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
the testdisk worked without me having to do the grub update or anything
I really like Lucid Linx so far, glad I upgraded!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
the road wasn't easy and it is still in progress.
I installed the latest drivers and alsamixer
pulse audio will not work with digital sound
seems like I am fine but with no sound.
my fault though, I didn't plug the sound from the video card to the motherboard.
I will be doing that tomorrow and let you know if I have sound.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I even tried to pause at that point but couldn't.
I had a hirens cd I could boot to, but no fixes in there.
using my xp cd and booting up with the Windows installation CD, then press "r" for recovery mode, then using chkdsk /r ... worked for me
TOOK FOREVER, 21 gb of space was 3 hours ish
I spent a while trying other things that did not work first.
I knew I had to do this because I locked up while moving a huge file, so it was reading and writing when I did an improper shutdown, had to power off cause it froze. MY BAD
Now I am going to make a snapshot of this while it is working and try to load that next time I ever have another problem.
Phew, made it though another day of f'n computers. LOL
Friday, April 9, 2010
firefox has been a pain in my rump. I think my profile got corrupted so it kept greying out and saying firefox uninterruptible and firefox was already started bs message
I tried all these
still would not start
I uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it through my synaptics package manager
it still wouldn't start
gksudo firefox ... only though this command line it started
firefox -ProfileManager so I created a new profile and all seems good now, with the updated namoroka on ubuntu
Lesson learned: back up the dang profile
THIS PAGE HELPED ME
PS, I should have backed up earlier as it was greying out every so often getting slowly worse ... up to the point where it wouldn't start at all