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I used to run Win7 and had a 150gb raptor as my OS drive. I also have two 2TB drives that I use for storage. Using the Win7 Disk, I reformatted the 150gb drive and one of the 2TB drives. The other has all of my stuff on it. After installing Ubuntu 11.04 onto the 150gb drive and booting up I quickly noticed that the 2TB that I reformatted isn't shown in the filesystem. At least, I haven't been able to make sense of it. Oh, and the 2TB harddrive with all my stuff on it shows up on the desktop along with flashdrives and stuff but not the 150gb drive, and not the other 2TB.

So... could anyone inform me how to re-find it? Also, if someone could take the time to explain to me how the Linux filesystem works that'd be great. I've always used Windows and I'm lost!
You don't see the other 2TB drive because it's blank. Use Disk Utility to format it.

Linux uses a unified tree filesystem. Physical (and logical) devices get mapped to specific points in the tree structure. This is a bit dated, but it's largely still correct and will give you a good overview.

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-I used to use Foobar2000 for all of my .wav playback, can anyone recommend something similar in a Linux flavor?
See my Linux Software Guide in my sig.

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-Is there an easy way to keep track of necessary repositories?
Ubuntu will automatically keep track of any software sources you add, and you'll receive updates automatically.

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-How can I permanently add "noacpi" and "noapic" to the boot thing?
DON'T. This will dramatically reduce your system performance, and disable a LOT of useful features (like your power button). If you can't boot without them, it's better to figure out WHY, and fix it.

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-Haven't started yet, but I can pretty much guarantee I'm gonna need help setting up Tri-Screen again with drivers and stuff.
Just install your NVIDIA drivers (you DID click the icon on your tray asking you to do this, right?).

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-Why am I doing this?
You love high adventure? You were the sort of kid who always ignored the rules at the swimming pool and ran and dived into the deep end?

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I'm not sure what the 6433MB thing at the end is. The 120GB is my external drive.
I have no idea what that is either, though since it says /dev/dm-0 I can infer a few things about it. "dm" being Device Mapper, which is a Linux subsystem for mapping physical devices to logical devices in a variety of ways. For instance it handles LVM, encrypted filesystems, software RAID, fake (motherboard) RAID, SAN/iSCSI/multipath setups, and some other things I can't remember right now. You may be able to find some more clues about what exactly it is by popping a terminal and running some commands:

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cat /sys/block/dm-0/dm/name    # Gives the logical name for this device
cat /sys/block/dm-0/dev    # Identifies the physical devices used in this logical device
ls /sys/block/dm-0/slaves    # Identifies the physical devices used in this logical device
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Just install your NVIDIA drivers (you DID click the icon on your tray asking you to do this, right?).
Thanks a bunch. +rep. I actually was able to figure out the HDD issue on my own. I found the "Nvidia X Server Settings" app and played a little bit with that. All three screens are now running but I do not know how arrange them in the proper order. Also, I can move the mouse across all the monitors but that's all. Windows are restricted to a my center monitor, where the GUI is and etc. Also, you mentioned something about the system tray asking me for drivers, that never happened.

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DON'T. This will dramatically reduce your system performance, and disable a LOT of useful features (like your power button). If you can't boot without them, it's better to figure out WHY, and fix it.
Which of these impact performance? My motherboard does not play nice with ACPI by any means.
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Thanks a bunch. +rep. I actually was able to figure out the HDD issue on my own. I found the "Nvidia X Server Settings" app and played a little bit with that. All three screens are now running but I do not know how arrange them in the proper order. Also, I can move the mouse across all the monitors but that's all. Windows are restricted to a my center monitor, where the GUI is and etc. Also, you mentioned something about the system tray asking me for drivers, that never happened.
Maybe you missed it; I don't think they ever get installed automatically. But it sounds like they're installed. I don't have a multi-monitor setup, so I'll have to defer a further answer to someone who does.

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Which of these impact performance? My motherboard does not play nice with ACPI by any means.
Update the BIOS. If that doesn't fix the issue, RMA the motherboard.
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Okay, I'll check for a more recent BIOS update. Also, I did something... and I think I broke everything...

Uhm, in the Nvidia X Server I turned on the Xenerama or whatever it's called to "combine desktops" and now my left most monitor is the main, and the right two copy it. However, the left most only controls the desktop. For what limited functions remain on the task bar thing, they can only be used on the middle monitor. They cant actually be clicked though, just displays the drop menu. And nothing can be clicked on the right most at all. So... I can't really open anything. Any windows I manage to get open cannot be clicked either. Slightly irritated... is this fixable or should I just reformat again and start a new. Haha I hadn't done too much. This is making me feel stupid. rawr.
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Okay, I'll check for a more recent BIOS update. Also, I did something... and I think I broke everything...

Uhm, in the Nvidia X Server I turned on the Xenerama or whatever it's called to "combine desktops" and now my left most monitor is the main, and the right two copy it. However, the left most only controls the desktop. For what limited functions remain on the task bar thing, they can only be used on the middle monitor. They cant actually be clicked though, just displays the drop menu. And nothing can be clicked on the right most at all. So... I can't really open anything. Slightly irritated... is this fixable or should I just reformat again and start a new. Haha I hadn't done too much. This is making me feel stupid. rawr.
I think you want to use TwinView or whatever it's called. But as I said, this is not something I know much about, since I only have one monitor. The one thing I do know is that you don't need to reinstall, especially for something that's likely a two-second fix.
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I think you want to use TwinView or whatever it's called. But as I said, this is not something I know much about, since I only have one monitor. The one thing I do know is that you don't need to reinstall, especially for something that's likely a two-second fix.
Theoretically yes, but I literally can not click on anything. I can get dropdown menus on the middle screen. But nothing else works. Tried hotkeys too, no success.

EDIT: BIOS is up to date, just checked.

EDIT: Decided to reformat again... full of rage right now. Also, this time I purposely chose not to connect to the internet for updates while the initial install was taking place. Because of this, there is only the core install. So, it thinks I don't have the proper hardware to run unity and defaulted to the old GUI.

That's where I'm at right now. Anyone able to help me set this up properly? I want to give it a fair chance but I am quickly getting irritated. How can one setting virtually make the entire OS unresponsive? Bull.
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I apologize for the double post, but I'm going to be proactive here and try again. I'll be logging everything that I do.
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1) Click the "Install Drivers" button at the top by the internet connection and such. Selected the "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current)[recommended] and clicked the "Activate" button. PW prompt and all that jazz. Restart the computer.

2) Something about my motherboard not playing nice with ACPI causes issues. Each time I boot I have to add "noacpi" and "noapic" or the system will not boot into Linux. Same goes for the live CD.

3) Back at the desktop with Unity now active.

4) "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade"

5) "sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update"

6) "sudo apt-get install vlc"

7) "sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs"

8) BAM! UI disappears. It’s gone. Windows are still up, but nothing can be clicked. This is retarded.
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I apologize for the double post, but I'm going to be proactive here and try again. I'll be logging everything that I do.
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1) Click the "Install Drivers" button at the top by the internet connection and such. Selected the "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current)[recommended] and clicked the "Activate" button. PW prompt and all that jazz. Restart the computer.

2) Something about my motherboard not playing nice with ACPI causes issues. Each time I boot I have to add "noacpi" and "noapic" or the system will not boot into Linux. Same goes for the live CD.

3) Back at the desktop with Unity now active.

4) "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade"

5) "sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update"

6) "sudo apt-get install vlc"

7) "sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs"

8) BAM! UI disappears. It’s gone. Windows are still up, but nothing can be clicked. This is retarded.
that is unity for you, i couldn't get it to work either correctly, after upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, even with the proprietary drivers installed, it told me i didn't have the hardware to run it, even trying to login as "ubuntu classic" gives me a blank desktop with only a background image...this is why i use KDE.

do this:

ctrl+alt+f2 (or any of the f# keys)

log in

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

(this will install KDE)

as for your three monitor problem...its tricky to get 3 monitors setup to say the least, each desktop manager has different abilities in this regard...unity might simply not be able to handle 3 monitors, Gnome might, KDE can, not sure about the rest.

here is what the xorg.conf file should look like:

http://exposedelements.com/2011/04/h...ors-in-ubuntu/
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You should ask EVGA whether they intend to release a BIOS that fixes the issue or give you a full refund of your purchase price. Then go buy a better mobo.
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