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Offline Lisandro

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #75 on: May 01, 2010, 09:37:25 PM »
No problems so far.
+1 I have a dual boot and also can directly access the Linux partition and booting it through VirtualBox.
Just that Grub2 is making things very difficult in some configurations of wubi (I could never manage it... and give up).

I've done a direct access from Kubuntu to my Windows 7 partition using VirtualBox.
The next time I've booted Windows 7, the new installed drivers (the virtual ones while using Linux as host) give me a BSOD.
The only way was calling System Restore.
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #76 on: May 01, 2010, 09:52:58 PM »
No problems so far.
+1 I have a dual boot and also can directly access the Linux partition and booting it through VirtualBox.
Just that Grub2 is making things very difficult in some configurations of wubi (I could never manage it... and give up).

I've done a direct access from Kubuntu to my Windows 7 partition using VirtualBox.
The next time I've booted Windows 7, the new installed drivers (the virtual ones while using Linux as host) give me a BSOD.
The only way was calling System Restore.

what a mess... ::)

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #77 on: May 01, 2010, 10:00:29 PM »
what a mess... ::)
Yeah... it was a dangerous movement... I'd like to live dangerously ;D
But it was nice to see how it was booting Windows 7 into Linux :)
I'll post a screeshot next time I boot Kubuntu  :)
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #78 on: May 01, 2010, 10:14:53 PM »
OK so you've booted Seven in a VM in Linux...but you're also doing a regular dual-boot with GRUB2 as default bootloader right?...edit: yes you do, you just said "next time you're booting Kubuntu" so you do dual-boot :D It's just that your first post about it was very confusing ;)
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #79 on: May 02, 2010, 12:22:07 PM »
Since Linux assumes you know what you're doing, here's an excellent Ubuntu resource guide to help new users get started:

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Main_Page

Dual boot instructions are here:

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Lucid#Dual-Booting_Windows_and_Ubuntu

Echoing others, the 10.04 final is pretty stable for me (your mileage might vary).

Edit:

@OP, though I certainly use an AV program with Windows, I do not use one on Linux. A good tutorial on Linux security can be found here:

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/security
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #80 on: May 02, 2010, 09:43:24 PM »
OK so you've booted Seven in a VM in Linux...but you're also doing a regular dual-boot with GRUB2 as default bootloader right?...edit: yes you do, you just said "next time you're booting Kubuntu" so you do dual-boot :D It's just that your first post about it was very confusing ;)
I do not use Grub2 (it's beta and too messed yet).
I have a dual boot system.
But I also use VirtualBox to direct access and boot Linux withing Windows 7.
When I've tried to do the opposite, boot Windows 7 withing Linux, I know new drivers will be loaded.
They installed ok (I lose Aero and the video resolution dropped, but I can live with it).
The problem - BSOD - arose when I boot the Windows 7 again by normal way...

Echoing others, the 10.04 final is pretty stable for me
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #81 on: May 03, 2010, 07:22:05 PM »
Why does Ubuntu works slower than windows O.O?
That's the only thing I don't get it..

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #82 on: May 03, 2010, 08:28:34 PM »
Why does Ubuntu works slower than windows O.O?
That's the only thing I don't get it..

Usually it doesn't.

For example, on this fairly basic laptop (1.8GHzx2, 1GB ram, 256MB video card) there's no difference I can detect.

What exactly is your set up? Which version of Windows? What exactly is obviously slower?
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #83 on: May 04, 2010, 10:40:31 AM »
Well the windows I am comparing to ubuntu is windows xp sp 3 defragged..and ubuntu I always have problem with it when it is playing videos..my laptop is samsung..2.20 Ghz Pentium 4..512mb of ram Graphic card I don't know..

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #84 on: May 04, 2010, 12:25:32 PM »
Well the windows I am comparing to ubuntu is windows xp sp 3 defragged..and ubuntu I always have problem with it when it is playing videos..my laptop is samsung..2.20 Ghz Pentium 4..512mb of ram Graphic card I don't know..

Could be the right graphics driver for your card isn't loaded.

If you post on the Ubuntu forum, the guys there will give you some diagnostic checks to run.
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #85 on: May 04, 2010, 05:59:36 PM »
Oh can you give me the link please^^"
When I try to search the forum, I got difficulty to find it in ubuntu's website..

By the mean time can you explain to  me how to configure QQ in empathy messenger plz..?
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #86 on: May 04, 2010, 07:56:28 PM »
For generic computer (not avast) problems, you can also visit my forum for help: http://www.jacobytech.net/forum

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #87 on: May 04, 2010, 09:17:03 PM »
Oh can you give me the link please^^"
When I try to search the forum, I got difficulty to find it in ubuntu's website..

By the mean time can you explain to  me how to configure QQ in empathy messenger plz..?


Absolute beginner talk:

http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=326

Make sure you give a clear description of your problem in the title of your post.

Make sure you have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed- this might help playing some video files. You can run the following in a terminal:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Setting up Empathy should just be a case of clicking 'Add', selecting 'Type' and filling in your details.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EmpathyVsPidginUsability
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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #88 on: May 04, 2010, 09:59:24 PM »
I think we should also tell him what a terminal is >>> like a console window in Windows ;) >>> type alt+F2 or find "terminal" in your Windows like menu. That's in Gnome so somewhere on the upper left side where the toolbar is located.

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Re: <<Ubuntu/Linux General Discussion>>
« Reply #89 on: May 05, 2010, 04:36:29 AM »
@Frank: Oh I don't think it is nessessary to report now..I just noticed while playing with the laptop's Ram..one was wrongly placed and the 512 was halfed..that why it was slow at that point..
By the way thanks for the link

@logos:the "terminal" seems to be like "run" windows^^.Rather cool!!