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Clayman1000x
Posted on: Apr 11 2014, 12:09 PM


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I got it working, I opened System Settings/ Additional Drivers and chose a different driver of the 3 drivers listed for my video card, I actually have the AMD Catalyst Control Center now. Don't know how to mark this as solved but it is. Now to get my Num lock button to startup at boot. I am using the (post release update) version of the driver instead of the recomended one. Whoda thunk it?
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clay@Hades-I:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 4)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller (rev 40)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde PRO [Radeon HD 7750]
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)
clay@Hades-I:~$
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clay@Hades-I:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 41773 1
bnep 24107 2
rfcomm 74718 0
bluetooth 391726 10 bnep,rfcomm
parport_pc 32866 0
ppdev 17711 0
usblp 23015 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 57219 1
snd_hda_intel 57134 3
snd_hda_codec 194817 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
radeon 1452598 4
snd_hwdep 13613 1 snd_hda_codec
joydev 17613 0
snd_pcm 107140 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_rawmidi 30416 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 66061 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29989 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
ttm 84837 1 radeon
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
drm_kms_helper 53237 1 radeon
snd 73753 17 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,s
nd_pcm,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm 306660 6 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
psmouse 104093 0
soundcore 12680 1 snd
serio_raw 13413 0
sp5100_tco 14114 0
snd_page_alloc 18798 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
edac_core 62944 0
wmi 19256 0
edac_mce_amd 22792 0
mac_hid 13253 0
i2c_piix4 22299 0
k10temp 13173 0
i2c_algo_bit 13564 1 radeon
lp 17799 0
parport 42466 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
hid_logitech 26802 0
ff_memless 13704 1 hid_logitech
usbhid 53329 0
hid 106315 2 hid_logitech,usbhid
ahci 30063 2
atl1c 47001 0
pata_acpi 13038 0
pata_atiixp 13271 0
libahci 32118 1 ahci
clay@Hades-I:~$
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Posted on: Apr 10 2014, 09:48 AM


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I was dual booting Win7 and Mint 15 on a desktop with an AMD Phenom II 965 black edition, 16 gig, 1600mhz ram, Blueray burner, 500g n 1000g WD hdds n 4000g seagate hdd, but had a lot of issues with Mint, so I took it off and installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Cairo-Dock alongside Win7. Everything seems to be working so far except for the sound, I am running an ATI Radeon 7750 video card to a 32" Vizio through an HDMI connection, it even picked it up in the sound settings so I know it sees the video card.

I've been at "All Settings/Sound: and made sure the correct connector is chosen under both, "Output", HDMI/Display port is the only choice. Under "Hardware", I have changed several settings in "Built=in Audio" but it is now disabled, also, under "Choose a device to configure: Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD7700/7800 series]" is selected, Profile= Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output, I test speakers and nothing, and before installing extra prop. drivers I did not have this HDMI choice, so I know a driver has been installed. The Win7 install gives me sound through this HDMI connection and Mint even gave me sound so I know this install should be able to do so too.

Does anyone have an idea what could be going on?


Didn't see this "Please Read First",


I hope someone can help me.
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Posted on: Mar 31 2014, 08:44 AM


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I am running Ubuntu 13.04 w/Cairo-Dock, Canon PIXMA IP2700, thanks for responding. I now have it fixed and working. Most of the things you wanted me to try I had already tried but still couldn't connect it. Whats funny is this, I run Cairo-Dock ver 3.3.2. I logged out of my desktop with Cairo and logged back in on my Unity desktop, I then found the network printer setup and all I needed. I copied the IP address from my router setup page and it found it and printed a test page, I then logged out of the Unity desktop and back in the Cairo desktop and it still printed. Whod a thunk the actual desktop would make a difference here. But thanks for being there.
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I have been trying to get my Ubuntu laptop, wireless, to print to a Canon printer hooked to my win 7 machine, printer sharing is on and workgroup is the same on Ubuntu and Win 7. I tried a few other self help posts but I don't have "Printer" listed under System Tools/Administration/, I see "Network Tools" and "Software Updater" but not "Printer". So I have no way I can see to setup a network printer. I even went to "Printers" under System Settings to add the printer but it couldn't see any printer and I reinstalled Samba through Synaptic Package Manager but no luck.
Anyone have any ideas?
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Posted on: Dec 24 2011, 12:57 AM


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QUOTE (michaelk @ Dec 23 2011, 10:39 PM) *
A deb file is a compressed file but it contains special information about how to install the application. These are known as packages. deb files are install packages for debian but Ubuntu is a derivative of Ubuntu. dpkg is the installer application program.

Thanks for the info, I think I finally have ndiswrapper installed, here is the link:

http://paste.ubuntu.com/780715/

Does it look installed to you? Problem now is how to use it to load the broadcom drivers, and I still can't get the ndisgtk (gui I think) and the ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 to install, below is the output from the utility.

clay@clay-comp2:~$ cd /home/clay/wna3100_driver/
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver$ ls
Broadcom_drivers ndisgtk ndiswrapper-1.57rc1 ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver$ cd ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9$ ls
DEBIAN sbin usr
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9$ cd usr
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr$ ls
sbin share
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr$ cd sbin
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr/sbin$ ls
ndiswrapper-1.9
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr/sbin$ install ndiswrapper-1.9
install: missing destination file operand after `ndiswrapper-1.9'
Try `install --help' for more information.
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr/sbin$ ls
ndiswrapper-1.9
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr/sbin$ cd ndiswrapper
bash: cd: ndiswrapper: No such file or directory
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr/sbin$ ls
ndiswrapper-1.9
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr/sbin$ cd ~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr/
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr$ cd share
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr/share$ ls
doc man
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/usr/share$ cd ~/wna3100_driver/Broadcom_drivers
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/Broadcom_drivers$ ls
bcmn43xx32.inf bcmn43xx32.sys bcmn43xx64.inf bcmn43xx64.sys
clay@clay-comp2:~/wna3100_driver/Broadcom_drivers$

I am learning some, very little but it is coming. A lot of trial and error and hours working on it. All of these programs came from that link you gave me.
Please let me know what you think.
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Posted on: Dec 23 2011, 09:27 PM


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This is how I laid out my home folder:
Home/wna3100/Broadcom_drivers/....4 driver files, 2 .inf and .sys (bcmn43xx64 and 32)
......................./ndisgtk/....2 files, Debian and usr
...................... /ndiswrapper-157rc1/....2 files, Debian and usr
......................./ndiswrapper-utils-1.9/....3 files, Debian and sbin and usr

There are also other folders in my home folder as you know but these are the ones that matter now.
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QUOTE (michaelk @ Dec 23 2011, 03:00 PM) *


I tried this earlier today, I downloaded all 3 files for 11.04, to my flash drive, I am assuming they should work on 11.10 also. I cannot get them to install, there is nothing to doubleclick and install, a few things I clicked on opened a terminal and it closed right away, I have no idea what it did at all. I am really trying to learn here but I am getting frustrated with this. All I can do is download from xp, reboot into ubuntu then try it but I don't understand what I am doing. I even have a tutorial video to help but I just can't seem to make heads or tails out of these zip files. I don't know tha basic commands to check if what i am doing is working. So frustrated, sometimes I want to give up but I won't let myself. Sorry bout the rant but I am off to ubuntu to try this again.
By the way, what is a .deb file, a zip file?
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I am triple booting with Win XP Pro, Win 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 11.10, everything is fine except I have no internet in Ubuntu while I am using the Netgear WNA3100 Wireless USB adapter.
I have the "ndiswrapper" tarball on my desktop and in a folder located in my home/wireless driver folder (a folder I created), also in this folder is the extracted files from the tarball and the 4 broadcom .inf and .sys files for this adapter, 32 bit and 64 bit I believe.

I cannot get ndiswrapper to install at all. I read somewhere to install "windows wireless driver program" (I am assuming this meant ndiswrapper) then point the program at the .inf file, (in my case the 64 bit version) and it should work.

But I cannot find an installer in ndiswrapper, what am I doing wrong.

Quote:
I had exactly the same problem with my wna3100 and ubuntu 11.04 After two weeks of trying all suggestions I could find on the net, I succeeded. I hardly know anything about linux and found it quite simple. You just need the right driver.

Do the following step by step:

-plug in the wna3100

-open the terminal and type: lsusb

-hit enter, you should see something like this: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc.

if the answer is yes go on with the following

create a folder somewhere you could find it easily (name it wifi driver or so)

download the driver from here: (just copy the url, paste it in your web browser and hit enter if the link doesn't work)

http://media.cdn.ubuntu-de.org/forum/attac...64bit_v2.tar.gz

-You will get a box that ask to open or save the driver file

-open it with whatever program you use to unzip (or save it somewhere and unzip it from there)

-unzip it to the folder you created in the first step

-right click both .inf files, go to tab 'rights' and click on the make file executable box (mine is in dutch so I don't know if the translation is right)

close that window

do the same for the .sys files
now open the windows wireless driver program (download it from ubuntu software center if you don't have it)

browse the .inf file with that program and click install.
never erase the folder where the .inf and .sys files are found
pull out the wna3100
reboot your computer
plug in the wna3100, when it stops blinking open the network manager.
You should be able to see your wireless network.
if yes, then jump up like me and shout yeehaah (or something alike)
if not, i feel really sorry for you, but somehow this worked for me and my ubuntu 11.04
Unquote:

I also tried this:

clay@clay-comp2:~$ sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ndiswrapper-common
clay@clay-comp2:~$

As you can see this didn't work.

Other things I have tried:

clay@clay-comp2:~$ sudo lshw -c network
[sudo] password for clay:

PCI (sysfs) shows or does nothing


clay@clay-comp2:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Here is your list of items you wanted, I couldn't paste them here, the forum would not let me, said it was too long.
http://paste.ubuntu.com/779522/
Paste from Clayman1000x at Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:29:51 +0100

I could really use some help putting a package together.
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Posted on: Dec 23 2011, 12:29 AM


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Since this particular topic is solved I am going to call it closed and repost for help with this wna3100 adapter instead of trying to do this here.
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Can someone help me with this adapter? wna3100?
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So as a workaround, how would I download the package for this adapter to a flash drive on my other machine that has an internet connection with a Dlink wireless card, Ubuntu had no trouble with that adapter a all, installed from the word go. The last time I tried using the package manager it didn't download to the desktop or anything to move it, so how do I send it to the flash drive to install on this machine.
Victory Red got it to work and posted how:

"Ok here it is......

Download ndiswrapper source code from sourceforge.

Add the following to ntoskernal_io.c

wstdcall NTSTATUS WIN_FUNC(IoUnregisterPlugPlayNotification,1)
(void *tag)
{
TRACE2("%p", tag);
TODO(); /* Probably Not, legacy function abandoned in Windows 7 */
IOEXIT(return STATUS_SUCCESS); /* Linux doesn't use it either */
}

Do the following:
sudo make uninstall
make
make install

then check the version to make sure the changes got in.

ndiswrapper -v
utils version: '1.9', utils version needed by module: '1.9'
module details:
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.32-24-generic-pae/misc/ndiswrapper.ko
version: 1.56
vermagic: 2.6.32-24-generic-pae SMP mod_unload modversions 586TSC

then cd over to the directory that contains bcmwlhigh5.inf & .sys or specify the directory in the following command line

ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh5.inf or ndiswrapper -i wherever\wna3100

then
ndiswrapper -l
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
bcmwlhigh5 : driver installed
device (0846:9020) present

finally

ndiswrapper -l
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
bcmwlhigh5 : driver installed
device (0846:9020) present

finally use the wireless network manager to setup your new wireless lan."

I honestly have no idea what he did or what I need to do. I have already downloaded "ndiswrapper-1.57rc1" but have no idea what to do with it, I just don't understand. I would really like to understand this terminal thing better but it is really tough going back and forth between XP and Ubuntu.
Adain thanks for all your help.
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The live usb worked, Linux install is now 49.99gb, with a 2gb partition at the end of the drive. Now I have a 286.96gb free space, I click to partition and all I can do is logical drive, not sure what that means so I will Google it. I have a pic but can't upload it. Thank you for your help with this, now all I need is internet and it is good to go.
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I am installing this to a live usb at this moment, will come back and let you know what happens. The wireless adapter is a netgear wna3100 802.11 b/g/n, I have seen a lot of posts over at Ubuntu forums concerning this adapter and it looks pretty daunting, I know absolutely nothing about the terminal or how to use it.
I have to ask why the Linux community doesn't have Linux type installers such as windows uses where I can download to flash, upload to Ubuntu and install without the terminal, that would be really nice.
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Allright, I bit the bullet and installed 11.10 64bit. I had made an "unallocated" partition of 50gb of a 338.8gb partition using windows hoping the install would grab that 50gb and install there. But what it did was add both "unallocated sections together again and install to the whole 338.8gb. Now I need to shrink this but can't find gparted in the system settings page. I also can't get internet going because it doesn't seem to find the USB Netgear wireless dongle. I tried using "MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition" to shrink the partition but it won't do it.
My main problem now is getting the wireless adapter to work, but I would need to find the drivers in windows and stick them on a flash drive to upload to Ubuntu. After that I can down;oad the packages including gparted to shrink the Ubuntu Partition. Help!
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I asked this question at another forum but have got no answers so I am posting here also.
"I am currently dual booting XP Pro and Win7 Ultimate, all updated and running fine. I want to add Ubuntu 11.10 to the system, I'm fairly new to Linux but not a newbie. Now, I have done this before BUT, I installed Ubuntu inside either XP or 7 (don't quite remember which). When booting up I would get a bootup screen with about 4 to 6 options for booting into Ubuntu, 2 options for some type of repair and an option to boot into Windows, if I accept the last option (boot into windows), I get another boot screen asking for XP or Win 7, I would like this to be the same after I reinstall Ubuntu to it's own partition and this time I want to partition an area of my boot drive for Ubuntu. I currently run a 85g partition for XP (my main OS), a 45g partition for Win 7 and will add a new 40g partition on the storage partition, (currently 338gb) for Ubuntu and the rest is storage space, I have plenty of space for this. I am currently moving all the stuff in the storage part to another drive.

I hope I explained well what I am trying to do:

The real question is what do I need to be prepared for and what steps do I do if the boot screen doesn't give me what I need. I would like this to go smoothly and I already have Ubuntu 11.04 on my other pc and am getting used to the Unity interface, not as bad as what I have been reading IMO. I would love any suggestions someone might have.
The reason I am doing all this is because my Biostar 6100-M9 MB gave out on me and I replaced it with an Asus A8N-VM, 939 socket board so I lost my installs but nothing important, I never keep important stuff (thank god for live cd's and gparted) on my boot partitions, that is what my storage is for."
By the way, when I am done and everything is working fine I am going to backup the OS partitions with Macrium Reflect and store them on the other drive.
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QUOTE (michaelk @ May 24 2011, 05:18 PM) *
Ok, lets start from scratch.
By see each other I assume that you want to view shares from each computer via Nautilus and windows explorer. Yes basically, I buy movies and dl them to computer 1 because it is hardwired, faster connections, then send them over wireless connection to comp 2 which is my bedroom pc. The first thing is to make sure the workgroup The workgroup I have in windows is mshome, Ubuntu sees this with no problem. is the same for all computers. Be sure to restart samba (sudo /etc/init.d/smb restart)
I did this and got:
clay@clay-desktop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/smb restart
sudo: /etc/init.d/smb: command not found
clay@clay-desktop:~$


You also need to add a samba password for each user name. By default samba will automatically create a home share for each user name .
sudo smbpasswd -a username (replace username with the actual username)
I did this and got:
clay@clay-desktop:~$ sudo smbpasswd -a clay
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
clay@clay-desktop:~$
I used the same password as my login password as I am the only one who uses my systems except comp 3 which my wife and everyone else uses, this is a home network by the way, not a business so I don't have any IT people and I don't know where to go from here.

I am trying to eventually do away with windows on the internet but keep it for certain things that Linux just does not do for me yet such as my games (I have wine installed but can't get it to work properly) and converting .avi video files back to a dvd format and burned to dvd.


This might be all you need... Windows has netbios over TCP/IP that in simple terms is a DNS of sorts. It will map netbios names to IP addresses. If you strictly have a linux network configuring one samba server for WINS and using winbind will accomplish the same thing. The other method is static IP address. Configure your router to assign a specific IP address to a specific MAC. Then add the hostname and IP address information to the /etc//hosts file of each computer.
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QUOTE (michaelk @ May 24 2011, 05:04 AM) *
Even though samba is designed to connect share files and printers between linux and windows it is possible to connect just linux computers. Be sure to add a samba password for your user . Nautilus (file browser) should be able to view samba shares as well as the XP computer. The problem typically is that your not running a local DNS so if your Ubuntu PCs are using DHCP then they will not automatically be displayed in the file browser like the XP.
You can configure one of the Ubuntu as a WINS server, use static IPs and add them to the /etc/hosts file or configure the router to always assign the same IP based on the MAC (most can these days).

BTW the linux file sharing is called nfs.


This was some help, but does not explain a whole lot. I have no idea how to set up a WINS server or what you mean by Samba password, and if I set up static IP's in my router won't that screw up my windows network, my wifes pc runs on this network also.
I need the DHCP for my torrent sessions don't I?
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I can't get my 2 Ubuntu installs to see each other, computer 1 and computer 2 in my signature. They are both running 10.10 and I can see the windows XP install on 2 from 1 but can't see Ubuntu even when it is running. I was running XP on comp 2 and Ubuntu on comp 1, I can transfer files from 1 to 2 this way but cannot when Ubuntu is running on comp 2, I just can't see it, I believe Samba is installed on both. Both pc's have internet so I know they are seeing the router, comp 2 is using a Dlink 802.11g wireless connection while 1 is hardwired to the router. I go to "Places" click "Network" and all I see is "Windows Network", which works fine when XP is running on comp 2, but I want to send files between the 2 Ubuntu's. Anyone have or know how to get this done or have a copy of "Ubuntu Networking for Dummy's"?
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QUOTE (michaelk @ May 17 2011, 04:13 AM) *
The windows bootloader is replaced by the linux bootloader called grub. Nothing to worry about unless you reinstall windows and then its bootloader will overwrite grub.

That is what I thought, it just gives me an extra step in booting XP or 7. Ubuntu seems to be loading up now, but I am on 10.10 still, afraid to go to 11.04.
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QUOTE (michaelk @ May 10 2011, 09:12 PM) *
Ok,
What happens when you try running the command:
startx

Post the output of the command
sudo lspci | grep Graphics


I went ahead and uninstalled Ubuntu and cleaned up and reinstalled it, so far no problems, but only have it working for an hour. But I now have a weird looking boot page instead of Win7's boot-loader that showed my XP install. Still under construction I guess. Haven't tried a lot of things yet.
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I ran that "sudo fdisk -l" and got a lot of stuff, mostly it looks like hdd's but nothing stood out as bad, if you really need it I could write it down but it was a lot of info, I was able to upgrade to 11.04 through command line. But now I can't get into the gui at all. I get command line and thats it.
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I just tried to login to Ubuntu again and ran into this snag again, I hit Enter for Ubuntu then Enter for 2.6.35-28, it takes forever to load then when it does I get this, or something close:

- Boot Args (cat /proc/cmdline)
- check rootdelay= (did system wait long enough)
- check root (did system wait for right device)
- missing modules (cat /proc/modules; 1s /dev
ALERT! /dev/sda6 does not exist drop to a shell

then it goes on to say something about Busybox v1.15.3, then a command type line saying:
(initramfs)_

All I can do at this point is type help or reboot and try to get into Ubuntu again. This time I was able to see the GUI after the second attempt. I am logged into Ubuntu now. But why does it take anywhere from 2 to 5 boot times to get the GUI loaded?
Now that i am loaded I went to terminal and typed startx enter, I get:
X: user not authorized to run the X server, aborting.
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I am still new to Ubuntu but I am having a problem when booting into Ubuntu 10.10. When I turn on the computer, after a few screens go by I see a boot manager giving me the option of:

1: Earlier Versions of Windows
2: Windows 7
3: Ubuntu

All OSes are working with no trouble. But when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get another boot screen that states:

1: Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-28-generic
2: Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-28-generic (recovery mode)
3: Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-22-generic
4: Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)
5: Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)

When I choose 1 or 3, quite often it doesn't load up the startup GUI, it loads up some command line crap that I don't understand yet, where I type in reboot until I finally get Ubuntu loaded, this happens several times then finally works to the point I can log in. What could be going on, my install is inside Windows 7, not a full install if that matters.
What is the difference between line 1 and 3?

OS: Windows XP Pro triple boot with Win 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 10.10

Update: I tried booting up Ubuntu using line 1 three times and finally went to line 3 twice and Ubuntu finally booted.
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