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Old 04-29-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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Just installed linux


I have just installed Ubuntu 8.04.
What would you recommend me to do now?
Install a firewall, antivirus program? Check that boot menu? Or what would you do?
 
Old 04-29-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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I am pretty new to linux myself but firewall i think is iptables which i am fairly sure comes with most distrobutions, antivirus i dont think you need unless you are running as root all the time, why dont you try doing whatever you normally do from windows?
 
Old 04-29-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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Iptables is hard to configure. I was thinking of a more graphical program.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 04:02 PM   #4
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Install Firestarter,it's a good firewall,but first enable all repos.
What about boot menu?
You should now what you want to do,then we can help you.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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break it.. then learn how to fix it
 
Old 04-29-2008, 04:16 PM   #6
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I have just installed Ubuntu 8.04.
What would you recommend me to do now?
Install a firewall, antivirus program? Check that boot menu? Or what would you do?
What do you WANT to do?

I've been using Linux for 5 years and have never bothered with firewalls or anti-virus.

Based on questions seen here, the first thing I would tell newcomers is to learn all about the package manager and the range of SW available.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 06:03 PM   #7
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Is there anyway to reduce the speed of CPU fan? When I use windows the fan doesnt sound anything. But in ubuntu linux the noise is just terrible.


One more question;
I want to download frostwire.
I get the following message in terminal:
sudo apt-get install frostwire
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package frostwire


Now I get:
sudo apt-get install frostwire
sudo: timestamp too far in the future: Apr 30 00:49:28 2008

Last edited by danne123; 04-29-2008 at 06:17 PM.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 09:22 PM   #8
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Your first error is probably because you have not enabled all of the repositories:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=291880

Here's how to address your second error:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=173505
 
Old 04-29-2008, 09:31 PM   #9
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What would you recommend me to do now?
The first thing I do is install compiz fusion. Before you check out the compiz-fusion forums, examine the documentation. Both are excellent if you want more information. What graphics card do you have?
 
Old 04-29-2008, 09:58 PM   #10
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You actually don't need an antivirus as all of your software should be coming from your repository which is virus free.
If you're installing from outside your repository, make sure you're downloading from somewhere reputable and known.
You shouldn't be able to get a virus from your email as windows viruses won't install to Linux and anyone trying to write a linux virus and spread it via email is urinating against a very strong breeze.
As for passing a virus on that was mailed to you, the email server should already have an antivirus.
As to a firewall, if you're on a router, the router is more than adequate.
I've not ran Ubuntu in a while but it seems it installed with a firewall.
 
Old 04-29-2008, 10:06 PM   #11
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
 
Old 04-30-2008, 03:21 AM   #12
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Your first error is probably because you have not enabled all of the repositories:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=291880

Here's how to address your second error:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=173505
Ok some problem was solved now.
The repositories you sent me was too old. I use ubuntu 8.04 and those was for dapper.


sudo apt-get update
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the list directory

SOLVED

Universe seems to be inactivated
SOLVED


And the problem with the fan still remains. How can I reduce the quality of the graphics or make the screen smaller (1024x724 instead of 1400x1024 or whatever it is)?

I maybe solved it. But I still like to hear what you would do.

Last edited by danne123; 04-30-2008 at 06:47 AM.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 06:42 AM   #13
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bump

It is really urgent to fix the fan. My laptop battery is almost empty.
I havent this kind of problem in windows.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 06:58 AM   #14
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It is really urgent to fix the fan.
You buried the fan question in the other discussion....

The implication is that your motherboard has a software-controlled fan connector. Please post the details on the motherboard.

Quote:
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My laptop battery is almost empty.
Perhaps it is time to plug in the AC power???
 
Old 04-30-2008, 08:02 AM   #15
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It is a urgent matter to fix the fan because I dont got a AC adapter with me today and I need to get in this report.

How do I check up which kind of motherboard I got.



I cant understand why this happens in Linux and not in Windows.
 
  


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