I first made this laptop dual boot to Ubuntu about a year or two ago, I forget how long ago. But the first time I did it, I didn't give it enough memory, and had to get advice on how to expand the memory Ubuntu got. Well, I'm finding the 10 gigs I gave it a little restrictive now, and I have no clue what happened to the original instructions on how to expand that. So if anyone could help me with that, I'd be very grateful.
I did this dual-booting thing automatically with the install disk, if that makes a difference. Oh, and the Windows side is Windows 7.
I've been using Ubuntu for a few months, but still I'm essentially new. I'm not a programmer at all, just someone who got tired of Windows constantly effing up even though I ran frequent virus scans and stuff.
I like Ubuntu very much, so far... but one problem I have is my laptop (which dual boots Windows/Ubuntu) can't network with my desktop PC (which runs Windows 7) when it's on the Ubuntu side. I tried, at first, installing the packages that it said were missing. I tried many times, and they refused to install. That was about a month ago.
Today, being unable to remember what it wanted me to install, I looked it up on Google and recognized Samba as one of the things it wanted me to install. So I followed the directions and managed to get it to install. And now I'm stuck. I don't know how to use Samba, I don't remember the other thing it wanted me to install, and the instructions for what to do with Samba might as well be in Greek for all the sense I can get out of them.
So, I need someone to point me at (or provide me with) what to do, that's written for the everyday person. Samba for dummies, I guess you could say.
Thanks in advance!
Hi, I am having trouble with version 20.0 of Firefox. I have session manager as an add-on, with the options to restore my windows/tabs from last time in both Firefox preferences as well as session manager. However, in the last few days, session manager no longer seems to function: it is not creating backups, when I restart my browser it just brings up the homepage and not my old tabs, and it doesn't have my closed tabs list anymore (it acts as if I haven't closed any tabs at all).
Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? The restore session function is a major reason I use Firefox!
I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Thanks!
Is it just me, or is Eclipse 4.x still super flaky? It randomly selects blocks of text when I click to position the cursor, sometimes stops displaying menus and tooltips, and a whole slew of other annoyances that never troubled me on 3.x.
I just started having this problem about 30 minutes ago. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and the update manager came up while I was working saying I had important security updates to do with Firefox. I told it to run, but it does that thing where it greys out the window because the system's thinking too hard, and wouldn't work. Eventually, it came up with a box that said there was a system error detected (no idea what), and the CPU was making a weird dah daaah dah sound while doing nothing. I killed the process for update manager, retried it with the same results, restarted the computer twice (each time, it made the noise while logging on and took much longer than it usually does). Update manager still will not work properly, and when I try to run synaptic, it asks me to authenticate but never brings up the window. I have no idea what's going on, but it doesn't sound good. Any ideas?
Okay, new question: I can't seem to find an option for a screensaver in 12.04LTS. I installed the Fspot programme I used in 10.04 for my screensaver, and it says I can set it as the screensaver, but that doesn't work. I've searched the Software Centre and nothing exists on screensavers. Where is this option?