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Apr
21
comment When using Ubuntu with the Kubuntu desktop it asks me to install Rails
You want to do "sudo apt-get install synaptic", and when it's done installing, do "gksudo synaptic". You shouldn't need programming, synaptic is an alternative to the Ubuntu software centre. Search for the "rails" package, and right click it, then click properties. Note that synaptic, the package manager, shouldn't be confused with synaptics, the touchpad drivers. Confusing, I know.
Apr
21
answered Installing new ATI drivers, running into issues
Apr
21
comment Installing new ATI drivers, running into issues
Did you install them from the .run file, or did you generate .deb packages from the .run file?
Apr
21
comment Unable to access/mount 2nd hard drive in laptop
Can you give us some of the output of "sudo fdisk -l" to see if it's even recognizing the drive? That will tell us if Ubuntu is aware of the drive, but hasn't been mounted.
Apr
21
comment When using Ubuntu with the Kubuntu desktop it asks me to install Rails
Try typing "which rails". Can you give us the output of "echo $PATH" please? Also, can you go into Synaptic, and in the rail package, find what files it has installed? In particular you want to find the main executable, and check if it's in your path.
Apr
20
comment Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to command line of some kind
When you get to the recovery boot, try using control+alt+f2. Also, if a menu comes up, select boot to root prompt.
Apr
20
comment Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to command line of some kind
Possibly. Try rebooting and hitting the down arrow key repeatedly to try to bring up a GRUB boot menu. Alternately, you could try booting from an Ubuntu LiveCD and change Grub to show a boot menu.
Apr
20
answered Ubuntu update gone wrong
Apr
20
comment 1920x1080 Scrolling
I'd try installing the updates from x-updates in my answer below. If it works for you, please accept my answer. If not, let me know if you get any change in output/errors.
Apr
20
comment Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to command line of some kind
Try Control+Alt+F2, or F3... etc. and see if you get a command line. Alternately try Control+Alt+Backspace to quit X11. Or boot into "recovery mode" from GRUB, where you'll get a command line.
Apr
20
revised Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to command line of some kind
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Apr
20
comment Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to command line of some kind
I updated my solution below with a link for how to remove the drivers. Your best bet is to uninstall AMD catalyst and start from scratch with the GPU drivers.
Apr
20
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Apr
20
comment 1920x1080 Scrolling
Okay, it probably doesn't have an xorg.conf file then. Do you know what software was updated in the last update?
Apr
20
answered Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to command line of some kind
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20
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comment Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS boots to command line of some kind
Did you install the AMD 13.1 driver using a PPA, directly from their website, or using packages generated from the .run file from their website? Is the video card a "hybrid" card?
Apr
20
revised Dual boot windows 8 ubuntu 12.10 grub problem
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Apr
20
comment 1920x1080 Scrolling
That looks like an intel chipset to me. The file is in the folder /etc/X11.