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Old 05-26-2007, 11:16 PM   #16
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have a problem getting into the graphic interface... i am asked to login in a text interface and after being logged in i remain in the text bases interface... i assume im suposed to get into a graphical interface automatically which it isnt...

am currently installing (reinstalling?) the XFCE, and will se if it works... any other commans i should try else?
 
Old 05-27-2007, 06:29 AM   #17
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Ok, installing the xubuntu desktop through "sudo aptitude install xubuntu-desktop" made things work...

but now it seems to much is installed... when logging in now I have plenty of choices if I press Sessions, including somehthing that looks very much like Ubuntu (called GNOME)...Also in the top-bar, if I press "Applications" the top thing in the list thats pops down is "Debian" which feels weird... And there are ALOT of programs...

Pressing properties in my root catalogue shows that I have over 90,000 files taking about 3GB, which feels slightly to much considering the fresh install. And the reason I am installing xubuntu is to boost the performance of my computer... so I really want to get rid of all the stuff I dont want, but I am unsure of what to do...
 
Old 05-27-2007, 06:40 AM   #18
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If it doesn't bother you too much - it won't effect the performance very much. If you are willing to experiment - you could try to remove the ubuntu-desktop package and hope that apt is smart enough to let you keep the xubuntu apps...

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If you installed Feisty, it should work:
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purexfce.php

You better use the copy & paste part. And make sure you use the right howto for your version.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 12:31 PM   #19
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things are possibly solving... still to much space occupied but better than previously..

my next big problem is the sound... my sound card isnt being detected I think... what can i do?
 
Old 05-27-2007, 06:49 PM   #20
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You could do "sudo apt-get autoremove"
This could free some space.
If you use feisty (now would be a good time to specify the distribution you are using in your profile.) - You can also look at Applications - Accessories - "Disk Usage Analyzer" to see what takes up all the space. 'df' is the command line program to do that.

About the sound:
Try to be more specific... Does it look like it's playing, but there is no sound?... What sound card do you have? Maybe you have a sound card + sound on board... does it show up in the device manager (System - Preferences - Hardware Information)?

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Old 05-27-2007, 10:59 PM   #21
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things are possibly solving... still to much space occupied but better than previously..

my next big problem is the sound... my sound card isnt being detected I think... what can i do?
As for your sound....

Open a terminal, type "lspci"... and hit enter. Look through the output, and find a line similar to this...

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)

Once you know what your audio device is.., try using Google to find configuration help...

Or post it here, we might be able to help.

IGF
 
Old 05-28-2007, 01:49 PM   #22
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I gave up yesterday with xubuntu as I couldnt get the sound to work.... but when I started to install windows 2000 again, and had to reboot my computer the bios wouldnt boot back into the win2000 setup... GRUB loaded and got a Error 22. It seems that the GRUB iether got installed in or modified the BIOS...

Now I have to either change my BIOS or try to install xubuntu again... išll try the later, as I have got some more leads on how to fix the sound...

Oskar: I could start VLC mediaplayer and it appeared as if the music was playing but nothing sounded... and another weird thing is that there is no volume control either on the panel... I dont know which sound card I have but will open up my computer and look on the sound card and see if it is written on it... I can check the device mamnager i am afradi as i have no OS instaled currently... however while booting in the beginning I coudl read the following:

Multimedia Device; Vendor ID: 1105, Device ID: 8300, IRQ: 10

Anything helpful?

IndyGunFreak: I tried that, but there was no detected sound card... so i need to detect it before the problem of configuring comes... any good way to do it manually?

EDIT: ok, opened up my computer and read on the sound card:
Sound Blaster
Model: CT4170

Helpful info?

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Old 05-28-2007, 11:04 PM   #23
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sound working

found a good HOW-TO guide...

Gxine doesnt play my mp3 though (dont have other formats to try currently), but downloaded VLC which works fine.

thanks everyone; will be back soon with new problems soon i guess
 
Old 05-29-2007, 02:13 PM   #24
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That's a legal problem. Linux distributions can't provide mp3 support out of the box, because the codec is patented by the Fraunhofer institut. But you usually just have to install one or two extra packages. The solution can be found on http://ubuntuguide.org/.

Could you post the link for the howto so the next guy who comes here with the same problem finds the solution.

Glad you got it working!
 
Old 06-03-2007, 08:36 AM   #25
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just checked by this thread again, and here is the link to the guide that helped me... very good guide with instructions following success/failure.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449
 
Old 06-03-2007, 09:29 AM   #26
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sound working

found a good HOW-TO guide...

Gxine doesnt play my mp3 though (dont have other formats to try currently), but downloaded VLC which works fine.

thanks everyone; will be back soon with new problems soon i guess
So mp3's work in VLC, but not gxine? Wierd, I thought VLC required the appropriate codecs also...

Thats a very good FAQ(note, make sure if you use it, to add the FAQ's repositories)

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Feisty

section 1.7.6 addresses numerous multimedia issues.

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