Oh my god I have forgotten my password.
Yesterday a friend of mine, I won't embarrass him my giving his name, could not access a Linux distribution he himself installed on an old "Sony Vaio". My first step would have been to by pass the user password using a backup username and password but as I hadn't installed the distro to the laptop this option was not available to me. So what are my choices?
I, like many other Ubuntu users, have benefited from the Ubuntu operating system and the work of the Ubuntu Community. I have decided that I would like to join this community and try to help further improve Ubuntu. A good place for beginners to start is 'bug triaging', a service which is conducted by the Ubuntu BugSquad. Before anyone can get involved in bug triaging it is recommended that they join the BugSquad.
Recovering from an Upgrade Failure at Boot
Twice now upgrading from "Karmic Koala" to "Lucid Lynx" both are LTS versions the server have failed. I had each server fail to boot after upgrade and whilst I can not understand why, I can at least try to find a way around the failure and restore the system to working order. This article is my attempt to recover from such a disaster.
RT (Real Time) Kernel for RoseGarden
Warning - RT Installation described bellow does not work on Maverick Meerkat Ubuntu Ver 10.10
If you have ever installed RoseGarden and especially a beginner attaining a sound or noise from this application can be a troublesome affair. This article aims to address this issue by explaining the process from a technical perspective to get RoseGarden and Jack Server to work and work together. I would explain from the outset I am not a musician I rather wish I was as understanding many of the concepts would have been a lot easier. This is rather a clinical approach and may not be the correct way but least, it does work as my images in this article will show.
I have been meaning to do a write up the things that I install or configure after a fresh install, when I came across this at The Silent Number's Blog and thought it was much better than anything I could write so copied it here. original article can be found @ http://blog.thesilentnumber.me/2009/09/top-things-to-do-after-installing...
I have added at the end the only step I feel that is missing - installing Android fonts!
Enjoy and thanks to The Silent Number for the great post.
This Years JamOk we tried to obtain some noted speakers from Ubuntu and offered space to those less fortunate all this and the threat of power disruption as well, still SoSLUG triumphed. My congratulations and thanks to my colleagues and friends who helped us put this event together and aided in its execution. A special thanks to Amy McKenny and Emma Emmerton who allowed us to use the gallery space over this two day period. Additionally we would like to thank Terry Piper of Pogo Records for helping with the food and refreshments for us all.
Below are some photos I managed to take on Saturday 3rd October but both were very special rewarding and busy days for us all.
Aptitude Updates Errors & Howto resolve them
Installing packages from anything other than the main distribution repository can be fraught with difficulties, the problem can manifests itself when you run from the command line the command
Your errors may look similar to this.
As many of you will know, recently Ubuntu released its latest operating system, Intrepid Ibex Inevitably, Ubuntu tends to get all the attention, so in the interests of other Linux users, I thought it may be useful to take a look at the KDE version, who's claim to fame is it uses KDE 4.1 natively.