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when i get home ill be able to reply.. i tried to install my remote desktop application on it.. but what do you know, i have linux and it wont let me install it.... I see im going to have to spend alot of time getting familiar with linux. Ill get back to you with the graphics card later on.. Again, thank you for your assistance
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Any joy?
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im guessing this command shows my driver
[email protected]:~$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel® 845G 20061017 x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 7.0.3-rc2

Segmentation fault

Also when i click administration i dont see anything about restricted drivers.
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Did you change back to 8.04?

I think that the main issue is the graphics card, or the fact that its an integrated one.

Try,

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel

Was it mainly for the eye candy that you want Ubuntu?

Edited by chamber, 17 April 2009 - 10:38 AM.

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Yes, im using 8.04 right now. Hardy i think its called. Well actually, i didnt know about the eye candy till i started reading the forums etc. I really wanted it to see how it was and basically to learn a new OS. Linux seems nice. Even though i wont be able to use those graphis etc, i guess ill still keep it. I do want to play around with it and see how easy i can operate it, navigate and learn it though. The graphics card is integrated also.

So what is my only option.... do without the wonderful graphis huh??

Oh also, a good thing is that i was able to enable the extra visual effects.
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There are several other distros you could try, crunchbang (what I use) is ubuntu with most of the stuff removed and using openbox as the window manager, linux mint which is great for first timers, kubuntu which uses the KDE interface.

When you say that you got the extra visual effects working, what exactly are you able to do now?

Try sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
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You should be in the ubuntu forums because you are so helpful. THe guys over there never respond to me

WHen i said i got the viusal effects working, I meant i was able to right click the desktop, click desktop backgrounds, go into visual effects and then select extra.

WHat is the differece between the kde interface and ubuntu

I ran the command and i got this
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
[sudo] password for mgabriel:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
python-compizconfig
The following NEW packages will be installed:
compizconfig-settings-manager python-compizconfig
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 638kB of archives.
After this operation, 4157kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe python-compizconfig 0.7.4-0ubuntu1 [28.4kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe compizconfig-settings-manager 0.7.4-0ubuntu2 [609kB]
Fetched 638kB in 1s (411kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package python-compizconfig.
(Reading database ... 96243 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking python-compizconfig (from .../python-compizconfig_0.7.4-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package compizconfig-settings-manager.
Unpacking compizconfig-settings-manager (from .../compizconfig-settings-manager_0.7.4-0ubuntu2_all.deb) ...
Setting up python-compizconfig (0.7.4-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up compizconfig-settings-manager (0.7.4-0ubuntu2) ...
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Now i see the advanced desktop effct settings in teh system - preferences. So far you have helped me soo much.. whoa
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.............. whoa


have you found your settings,

once you start messing there is no sleep,

i have a semi-transparent cube, seriously wobbly windows, snow, fire, raindrops on my desktop with wipers,
i can flatten my cube, have a page shifter, full 3D ......... - havn't slept for months :)

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yea i found the settings, but I think my video card is a lil bit slow so if play with it, and I know I will, the pc will run very slow although i have P4 AND A 2.8ghz with 1.5GIGS of ram. Right now I am trying to play videos and music. After I get the basics up and running, then I will play with everything

so far i have realised that to get anything up and running, its best you use the command line
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never had much luck with ubuntu/kubuntu, won't even install on my machine, closest i got was running it in a vm

i had a 1ghz amd, 512 pc133 and radeon 9250 vid on a box running pclinuxos - my god, the eye candy got close to my mandriva, but there was lots it couldn't do,

command line ? - never had to do it on mandriva - apart from removing outdated kernels, editing fstab and menu.lst - oh, and when it decides it doesn't want to poweroff

Edited by hawklord, 17 April 2009 - 11:39 AM.

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so if i run the same OS you are running, with me using all the enhanced graphics etc wont lag my pc? Im actually using my spare machine.. my main machine got 2k3 server and my laptop has xp pro and my other harddrive got win7.... if i like linux alot, ill probably ditch server and install linux onto it.

I just got the dvds working.. so im gettin there

Im really into networking and diagnostics... is there anything like disk defrag or clearing of temporary files and folders on linux... also... is there a way for me to remote into my linux pc from my xp pro laptop
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no real need to defrag, files aren't used in the same way they are in windows. you can always do

sudo apt-get clean

or

sudo apt-get autoremove

every now and then

you are indeed getting there, I'm glad things are working for you.

And I am on the ubuntu forums, see HERE

Anything else you want help on?
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as chamber says - no need for defrag

and as far as i am aware most linux flavours clean out /temp on system boot

i have a system cleaner called 'sweeper' that i use as well

you can ssh in, but i've never had need of it

http://suso.org/docs/shell/ssh.sdf
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I have the transparent cube, no desktop icons, 2 conkys with rhythmbox desktop art, the weather, system stats, pidgin contacts, e mail notifier, wedding countdown timer and a calendar.

I loves it.

Edited by chamber, 17 April 2009 - 01:22 PM.

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