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from : http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/shutdown-linux-properly.html
Q: I turn my Linux computer off and when I turn it on it runs disk check (fsck) on hard disk.
A: Your partitions are not being un-mounted properly when you last shutdown the Linux desktop
If you are using text based session (CLI), type following command as privileged user:
$ shutdown -h now
If you are using GUI (KDE / Gnome or any other Windows Manager) click on System > Quit button. Look out for shutdown button.
A2: you can also adjust file ext2/ext3 system parameters on partitions via tune2fs.
if you regularly turn off your pc, and you leave the file system defaults, the drives will fsck on a routine schedule (e.g. every 30 mounts or 120 days…).
"man tune2fs" to learn more.
from : http://www.gnome.org/~davyd/footware.shtml
Get the GNOME Desktop (Get Footware)
lead to - from : http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntu
seems I have : 7.10 gutsy
led to : from : http://www.gnome.org/
from : http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.22/
$ gconftool-2 -s --type
bool /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager true
$ gconftool-2 --help
This is in /usr/bin ... along with MANY other gnome* things ... like -
$ gnome-about ... -about-me ... BAH, this is too much ...
to login as root follow
1. First enter into ubuntu as your user login.
2. Then open the terminal and type the command sudo -s, it will ask for root access and type the password.
3. Then type passwd root it will ask for new password
4. Open terminal and go to the path /etc/gdm/
5. Open gdm.conf
6. search for AllowRoot=false
7. and then change AllowRoot=true
8. now restart ur machine
9.now u can enjoy with root access
from : http://live.gnome.org/JhbuildDependencies/Ubuntu
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-common build-essential doxygen subversion automake1.4 automake1.7 automake1.8 cvs git-core docbook docbook-utils docbook-xsl flex bison texinfo python2.5-dev lynx mono-gmcs libtiff4-dev libxtst-dev libgdbm-dev libxml-simple-perl libelfg0-dev libcupsys2-dev libldap2-dev libexchange-storage1.2-dev libxmu-dev libpam0g-dev libgpgme11-dev libfreetype6-dev libpng12-dev libxrender-dev libxi-dev libexpat1-dev libbz2-dev firefox-dev libxcursor-dev guile-1.8-dev libxdamage-dev libxcomposite-dev libmono-cairo2.0-cil xnest libxft-dev libloudmouth1-0 libloudmouth1-dev libxss-dev libxkbfile-dev gtk-doc libjasper-dev libnl-dev ppp-dev libdv4-dev uuid-dev libpcre3-dev libsqlite3-dev libpurple-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libxul-dev xulrunner-1.9-dev
from : http://forum.deviantart.com/os/unix/1033552
Read trouble with 64-bit, or trying version 7.04 instead of 7.10 ...
Wednesday, April 02, 2008.
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