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I've decided to take the linux challenge

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next time remember to include the make and model of hardware, pc, mouse, what ever is affected when starting a help topic etc....

 

it is the best way to get help :)

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duanster,

 

its a logitech wireless USB mouse.

 

I'll see if I can find out the rest of the info and get back.

 

nevermind,

 

I decided to check if it was the batteries and it was. I just changed them so I had overlooked that as a source of the problem .

 

my bad.

 

next question is how do I change the screen resolution ?

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wow, fella's i thought this topic was about a mouse :lol:

 

edit: sanford, it is ok to reply again here, this way we will notice your updated information :)

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well, it was about a mouse ... but I think its going to be my linux challenge thread :mrgreen:

 

 

I may as well just keep it here as I progress instead of starting a bunch of topics. I'll try to keep the questions related to these, but I hope it will be ok if I throw in the odd off topic question.

 

Challenge:1 Install Linux

 

Challenge:2 Connect to the internet

 

Challenge:3 Successfully post to PCPitsop through Your Linux Browser

 

Challenge:4 Burn a file to a CD

 

Challenge:5 Play a sound file

 

Challenge:6 Change the appearance of your desktop

 

Challenge:7 Install an application downloaded from the internet

 

 

 

I haven't actually posted from the linux browser yet , but that shouldn't be a problem. I'll do that today.

 

#4 says burn a cd... so what program should I use for this? I'm assuming that windows based programs like nero won't work with linux , is that correct?

 

also,

 

"Try and produce some evidence that you have completed a challenge, how you do this is up to you. Screen shots would be the preferred method."

 

how do I do a screenshot? I'm familiar with doing this in windows... printscreen , paste into paint and save .

 

if there's tutorials for all the stuff , please let me know so I can just read it and do it rather than wasting everyone's time with redundant questions. if not, then we can make this thread somewhat of a tutorial thread.

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by the way , I installed it on a spare 6GB HD just to test things out.

 

I will try to do a dual boot(on a different drive) install after I've gone through all the other stuff #1-7.

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There should be CD burning software already installed by default.

There is a Nero for Linux but... stick with what is on there already.

 

There is probably a screenshot program already installed as well.

 

Sorry, I cannot help more. I am not at all familiar with Gnome.

You should be able to just fish around your programs and find what you are looking for.

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ok, so this post will take care of # 3 , which is to post to pcpitstop through the linux browser.

 

here's some evidence linux screenshot

 

I'll post again after I've burned a cd

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in ubuntu you will find brasaro, it burns cd's.

 

or if you want to get technical open terminal and type:

 

 

sudo apt-get install k3b

then hit enter, you will be prompted for your password.

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thanks for the tip, I had some other issues I had to deal with ( had to fix a wii) so I left the linux stuff for a bit.

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hi again everyone,

 

I wanted to ask if anyone could tell me how to transfer my bookmarks from my windows pc to the one I installed linux on.

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if you click bookmarks/ organize bookmarks' you have the option to export them to a file. i gues you can email that file to yourself, when you get the bookmarks file' do the same as above except you wil need to import them, browse for the file containing the bookmarks, this should restore them.

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something's going on with my monitor. when I scroll with the mouse the screen flashes like it double vision.

 

and when I grab the bar on the side and try to scroll the page its even worse. I tried auto adjusting the monitor but its still doing the same thing.

 

maybe the refresh rate or something? I just loaded linux on this pc and it seemed ok , til this.

 

ok, I think this is what's going on. somehow I've set this thing to switch screens to a different window.

there's two arrows in the center of the screen , when I roll the wheel on the mouse , it switches back and forth like I'm opening a new window.

this happens when I minimize firefox , then I can switch back and forth and I'll see the tabs at the bottom of the screen

I think its what's causing the screen to flicker.

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sanford, enable your video driver

 

click system/ administration/ hardware drivers

 

tick the box and click enable video driver

 

whew, the ubuntu challenge is definitly a challenge huh.

i had similar problems, went back to windows

how we give in so easily :blink:

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it says no proprietary drivers are in use on this system

 

do you have any idea why the two arrows are there when I minimize the window ?that's the thing that's got me puzzled , don't know why its doing that. when Iloaded linux in my other pc it didn't do this.

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sanford, lets do one thing at a time :)

 

do you see an empty box that you can put a check mark in ?

 

go to click system/ administration/ hardware drivers and tell me if you have that option !

 

i will explain the arrow thing once we take care of your video driver :tup:

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lol, ok . yeah , did that already and its saying there's no proprietary drivers in use on this system. with just an empty box no option to put a checkmark.

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okay, sanford' what are your system specs ?

 

i need to know what hardware is installed on your pc :)

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