ubuntu - Some Issues

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Some Issues

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. Why?
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
$ halt

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 ...


Root Login

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


Other Downloads

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


Problem with 64-bit

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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