Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I have installed Xubuntu(Breezy) on to my Compaq Armada 4210T, it has a Pentium-MMX 233 processor and 64mb ram. Once it boots up it works very well, but it takes no less than 5 minutes to boot. It spends quite a bit of time looking at acpi modules thermal and fan, then comes up with with a failure message. I have included acpi=off in the boot line, but it still checks for them. So how do I get it not to look for them since they are not there.
It also takes along time load the modules, so I was wondering how to remove the unneeded modules so it does take so long loading them up. Part of this would be figuring out which are the uneeded modules.
One last question, not related to boot up, when I shutdown or restart the computer it freezes. When it freezes the last line on the screen is something like, the system is down. The keyboard is completely locked up at this point, and the power button wont work, I have to unplug it and pull out the battery. Any ideas what would cause this.
so I was wondering how to remove the unneeded modules
You can add the names of the modules which u don't want to load on startup to the this file
And / Or
You can remove some unwanted services from the start up by using this command
sudo update-rc.d -f servicename remove
Originally Posted by theboomboomcars
The keyboard is completely locked up at this point, and the power button wont work, I have to unplug it and pull out the battery. Any ideas what would cause this.
It's not getting freezed. It's getting shut down normally, except from the poweroff. Maybe the hardware is not supported for automatic poweroff.
Just press the power button (which u use to start ur laptop) for 5 seconds and it will shut down. There must be some settings which will allow u to shut it down completely.