Newbie on Linux I'm afraid - need a spot of help with driversview story

http://www.ubuntux.org – Hi, I have just installed Linux for the first time on my old laptop - a Toshiba Satellite Pro SPA10-EN. I installed Ubuntu 10.4 Beta. It was a clean install which went fine and I used the Update manager to download and install all the updates (266 of them). I am left with 2issues. I have no sound from the SoundMax onboard card and the video is very jumpy. (Distributions)

[ubuntu] D-link pcmcia usb 2.0 adapterview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I just got around to trying my pcmcia usb 2.0 adapter and nothing. I'm not sure where to even try to start looking for answers for this any help would be great. My laptop has 1 usb 1.? port on it that works, but it takes so long. I would love to get this working. (Hardware)

[ubuntu] Toshiba U305 helpview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I need help with a couple of issues on my new Ubuntu 9.01 install with my Toshiba U305 laptop. 1. Is there an app to test my built in camera? 2. When I open the Bluetooth applet it states that: "Your computer does not have any Bluetooth adapter plugged in" 3. Can I use Google Talk with Ubuntu? (Hardware)

[ubuntu] Crash after closing the monitor and openingview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, I have Ubuntu 9.10 running on Lenovo T61. I am running it from external HD. When I close the laptop monitor and then open it, the PC would enter sleep mode and if I try to power it up, it would either crash or would not let me go beyond credential page. Is it normal? (Hardware)

[all variants] Laptop Hardware for VirtualBox and case recomendationsview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I am currently looking for a laptop for my dad. The plan is to install Ubuntu on it. However, he likes to play poker during his travels so Virtualbox will be necessary. I know there is wine, however we have had much better success (flawless operation) with Virtualbox. It will have 4GB of ram. (Hardware)

[ubuntu] USB Fat32 Hard Drive Mountingview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I am running Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 on a Sony PIII laptop. I have a Simpletech 250GB USB hard drive that I use for backups and a few other things. It is formatted as Fat32 so that I can use it in several platforms. The drive does not automount at boot or when connected to the system. It is automatically mounted by all my other systems, including Win2K on the same laptop. (Hardware)

[ubuntu] nVidia vs ATI graphics on Linux?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I want to get a new laptop with a decent graphics card. I don't care that nVidia's drivers are closed source as long as they're good. I've heard that ATI drivers are buggier and I was wondering which card would be best. I have options like GT 240M, GT 320M, Radeon HD 4670. In theory I think 4670 is fastest, but if it is going to cause computer bugs it's not what I want. So my question is... (Hardware)

[ubuntu] FN Laptop keys Software problem?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I have an ADVENT 8117 laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 The problem is, if i use the fn + F5 and F6 to turn volume up and down, the volume either goes max or mute, and the notification bar seems to jump and flash until the laptop is restarted. When this happens, i also cannot use any applet icons eg; sound, network. It also stops me from using the applications menu. (Hardware)

[other] Convert real partition to VDI fileview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello. My dad wants to install ubuntu on his old laptop, but he doesnt want the data from there to get lost. We've copied everything onto an external disk. Now we'd like to get the data (the partition) into an VDI (for VirtulBox) file. Is there any tool to do that ? The data is around 15 GB Filesystem is FAT32 Operating system on the data: Win 98 SE (Hardware)

[ubuntu] Display problems on new laptop installationview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my Windows XP laptop. Installation went fine but the problem is that whenever I maximize any window it is larger than the actual screen size. Such that the window size buttons on the top right of a window (minimize, maximize, close) cannot be seen when the window is maximized. (Hardware)