new install of Ubuntu 8.10 boots up to mouse and wallpaper only
Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:45 AM
Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:21 AM
[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
Also when i click administration i dont see anything about restricted drivers.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:33 AM
I think that the main issue is the graphics card, or the fact that its an integrated one.
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.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:40 AM
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.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:47 AM
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
Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:58 AM
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:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
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) ...
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:00 AM
Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:16 AM
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
Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:27 AM
so far i have realised that to get anything up and running, its best you use the command line
Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:38 AM
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.
Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:46 AM
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
Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:48 PM
sudo apt-get clean
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?
Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:20 PM
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
Posted 17 April 2009 - 01:21 PM
I loves it.
Edited by chamber, 17 April 2009 - 01:22 PM.
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