sudo lspci|grep VGA
shows me I have a:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc NI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series]
If you want even more information you can install mesa-utils . Besides the obvious things:
$ glxinfo|grep renderer
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon 6600M and 6700M Series
$ glxinfo|grep vendor
server glx vendor string:...
Ubuntu 9.04 has died. It has passed it live cycle. When a Ubuntu version is deprecated Canonical not only stops to give you security updates, its repositories go offline.
So no more apt-get for 9.04. You can check the live cycles here. The main lesson is that you must use LTS version for servers.
Now you have four options:
Edit "/etc/apt/sources.list" (...
Like other users, I'm slightly concerned by the age of the operating system. Is there a good reason you're not upgrading to something that is still officially supported? Neither 9.04 or 9.10 is so you're not getting security updates.
If there isn't a good reason, I would suggest a clean install of a supported version. Newer the better but 10.04 will be ...
Support for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty has ended on 23 October 2010. No updates will be released for that version. You need to upgrade Ubuntu to a newer version. I recommend doing a clean install.
I see "vps" in your host name, your control panel might have an option to install a new image, perhaps a newer version is included. For server machines, the LTS version (...
I really REALLY recommend to not do a distribution upgrade. you would need to download from each distribution upgrade than just download 11.04 and doing a backup before starting fresh. This is, assuming you wan to upgrade from 9.04 -> 9.10 -> 10.04 -> 10.10 -> 11.04
We are talking more than 1GB of download of distribution upgrades comparing it to ...
My first thought on this is running the latest kubuntu in a virtualbox in seamless mode - i.e. linux apps running on what appears to be windows. I presume you've already considered this and discounted this route?
To answer your question directly...
My guess is that you will need instructions similar to this.
you'll need a compiler, all the ...
The fact that you're getting a GRUB menu with what's currently installed on your HDD suggests that you're not booting from the USB, but from the hard drive instead. You need to go into BIOS setup and make sure the USB stick comes first in the list of boot devices.
If you still see the same GRUB menu after confirming the the USB is first in the list - it ...
Besides lspci you can use hwinfo which is quite a useful tool for getting detailed information about all kinds of hardware components, and their drivers, on your system.
By default hwinfo prints out quite long list of information but you can specify what you want by:
Other options are:
all, bios, block, bluetooth, braille, bridge, ...
Why not install swat? It's in the repositories just a sudo apt-get install swat away...
Pre-post-edit: I've just noticed that you're running an unsupported version of Ubuntu. Support for 9.04 ended late last year. You can see the support schedules here.
This might explain (I'm not sure if they actually shut the repos off) why you can't access the package. ...
There are two types of Ubuntu release:
Long Term Support (LTS herein) which are released every 2 years
Standard released every 6 months (when it's not an LTS release)
LTS releases can be upgraded to the next LTS or the next standard release. Standard releases can only upgrade to the next release.
9.04 was a standard release and the next LTS is 10.04. Your ...
For that old of a laptop, I really don't think straight up Ubuntu, especially an old version, is the way to go. I would probably go with Lubuntu, or better yet, Debian with LXDE. They are much more lightweight and will still let you run current versions of most software.
9.04 is not supported anymore, it has reached its end of life in Oct 2010.
You can still update it to the latest packages released by that time (no new packages or bug fixes were released for 9.04 after Oct 2010, beware of that, these where the last updated packages and that is all you will get).
Edit /etc/apt/sources.list with your favorite text editor, ...
First, try booting with a live CD. You might be able to mount the filesystem on your harddisk and save your files that way. (Always make backups of important data!).
After you've rescued your files, do a clean install of Ubuntu 11.10. (Note, this will delete all files on your harddisk, so make sure you've rescued any important data before you do this).
It seems that the partitioning was not correctly copied or your setup has changed since backing up. Which partition has your GRUB data? Read: was there a separate boot partition on the original drive?
Keeping the backup in a safe place(!), you might try to rewrite the partition tables using a tool like GParted, then afterwards reviewing your GRUB config.
A ppa with the newest drivers can be found here.
Add it with sudo apt-add-repository ppa:glasen/intel-driver and after that do sudo apt-get update and a sudo apt-get upgrade install the xserver-xorg-video-intel using the command sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel.
Those are the most recent Intel drivers, it should work in 9.04 the same way it ...
You should probably do a fresh install. It would ensure that nothing is broken, as that's almost a guarantee if you were to add Lucid's repos to your 9.04 installation or upgrade incrementally through the GUI like Zkriesse said.
EDIT: You can upgrade to 10.04 via SSH by first editing /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades with your favourite editor and ...
Cooperative Linux is the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively. More generally, Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run cooperatively alongside another operating system on a single machine. For instance, it allows one to freely run Linux on ...
Take a look at http://aptoncd.sourceforge.net/ with this you can backup your installed programs to cd (no live version).
For your files you might want to take a look at Deja Dup ( https://launchpad.net/deja-dup ) it will be the new standard backup tool in ubuntu 11.10
Try downloading EasyBCD for Windows and installing it. Once installed open it up (need admin privileges), then go to boot loader menu entries. Delete the Ubuntu one (dont worry this will not lock you out of Ubuntu), save then reset.
What is happening is that the machine is booting to GRUB, and when you selecu Ubuntu, it boots directly with the parameters ...
I'm not sure about 904 but natty supports connection through bluetooth PAN out of the box via NetworkManager. You have to pair the mobile device with your computer using the bluetooth-application. After that the bluetooth device can be selected in the nm-applet as a network device. Maybe it's just as simple with 9.04.