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post #21 of 45
Haha! Your post is number 123! In the same thread as my 321!

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I am easily amused... >_>

Moving on, I believe at this point the problem is being caused by your raid. From a quick google search I found this bug ticket:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/877986

It looks like linux in general has a problem with nvidia's raid controller (Well this was unexpected). Again, there looks to be quite a few work-arounds posted, but the most likely to work and likely easier of the options is trying Boot-Repair.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

You should go with option 2:
Quote:
2nd option : install Boot-Repair in Ubuntu
Either add ‘ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair’ to your Software Sources via the Software Centre or, for speeds-sake, add it using a new Terminal session:

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair
Boot-Repair can be installed & used from any Ubuntu session (normal session, or live-CD, or live-USB). PPA packages are available for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04.

Edit: I apologize that you're being introduced to Linux in this manner, but heck, you're learning quite a bit about it! tongue.gif
Edited by Fir3Chi3f - 3/13/12 at 11:05pm
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post #22 of 45
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thanks for your help firechief! that boot-repair program fixed the problem and ubuntu works now!

i experienced some bugs with ubuntu so far... switching from my account to guest account causes problems, so i'm just not gonna be doing that. also, the ubuntu log-on sound stopped playing for some reason, so i had to fix that as well.

i also found a tutorial about how to make it so that the pc boots into windows automatically, instead of ubuntu, so thats nice.

i do have another question though:

does ubuntu not save the window size and location settings? cause everytime i start it up it opens folders in the corner of the screen, and other programs too... kinda annoying. any way to fix that? is that a bug?
post #23 of 45
Glad to hear you've managed to beat Linux into submission like the rest of us! thumb.gif

I've honestly never noticed window state saving like that, I'm searching around a bit now, but the only thing I can offer is installing compizconfig from the ubuntu software center and see what settings you can find in there. Compiz is installed in Ubuntu by default but isn't very configurable without the settings manager.

Welcome to Linux! biggrin.gif

Edit:

Ah Ha! This should be of some aid:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/8834/how-to-save-window-positions
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thanks for your help firechief! that boot-repair program fixed the problem and ubuntu works now!
i experienced some bugs with ubuntu so far... switching from my account to guest account causes problems, so i'm just not gonna be doing that. also, the ubuntu log-on sound stopped playing for some reason, so i had to fix that as well.
i also found a tutorial about how to make it so that the pc boots into windows automatically, instead of ubuntu, so thats nice.
i do have another question though:
does ubuntu not save the window size and location settings? cause everytime i start it up it opens folders in the corner of the screen, and other programs too... kinda annoying. any way to fix that? is that a bug?

As for the Windows size and location. There used to be a setting in Gconf to set it to center, not sure if it's of any use anymore though. Also it can be done with Compiz if Ubuntu's still using that.
post #25 of 45
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there is no options tab in the startup applications preferences. but its ok, i dont mind the windows opening up like they do.

a bigger issue is how to change the number of lines that that a scroll wheel scrolls. i went to mouse settings and there was no option there for scrollwheel frown.gif

the way its set up now i have to turn that scroll wheel like crazy if i want to scroll a website.
post #26 of 45
The bad thing about googling for how to change where the location of Windows starts up, everytime you query "Ubuntu" with "center" in any order, length, etc. It gives you stuff pages for " Software Center ".

Good Job Canonical.

I remember when these kinds of things didn't happen.

Try finding Compiz-Config and see if you can find the window placement settings. Change it to center.
post #27 of 45
You have stumbled across two of the most irritating obstacles that I encounter (yes, that's still present tense) when using Linux.
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does ubuntu not save the window size and location settings? cause everytime i start it up it opens folders in the corner of the screen, and other programs too... kinda annoying. any way to fix that? is that a bug?

Most window managers support several algorithms for determining where to place windows. These range from always opening in the centre, to opening in a "smart" position (always tries to open in an empty space on the desktop), to opening in a completely random position. Most also allow for custom rules that govern window size, position and other properties, which can be matched to broad types of windows or very specific ones. Remembering the position of the window and opening it where it was previously is generally handled at the application level because getting a window rule that fits only that application isn't always easy, especially if it opens dialogs which you may not want to have following the same rules. Setting rules manually using the window manager is also tedious, and quite frankly not worth the effort.

TL;DR - If the application supports saving its previous location, then it will do what you want. Otherwise it won't. Coming from Windows I am also used to this being the norm, so it's quite annoying.
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a bigger issue is how to change the number of lines that that a scroll wheel scrolls. i went to mouse settings and there was no option there for scrollwheel frown.gif
the way its set up now i have to turn that scroll wheel like crazy if i want to scroll a website.

This is an even bigger issue for me. Someone forgot to tell the GTK+ developers that, outside of their bubble, people stopped using two-button mice and 800x600 monitors years ago. GTK+ (and by extension any GTK+ applications, which are mostly used by GNOME and Unity) has, I believe, some algorithm that decides how many lines to scroll based on window size, screen resolution and some other things, but it's just not good enough. I have no idea why a simple slider to manually increase the number of lines has never been implemented. You can do it in Windows, you can do it in KDE (for Qt applications), and you might even be able to do it in OSX. This is not 1994 any more. Scrolling 1200px 3 lines at a time is going to give some people RSI.
    
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post #28 of 45
Maybe you guys need better mice? I have never experienced what you are talking about. I do about a 1/3 of a revolution on my mouse wheel and I have already scrolled a whole page.
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Maybe you guys need better mice? I have never experienced what you are talking about. I do about a 1/3 of a revolution on my mouse wheel and I have already scrolled a whole page.

For here at OCN, takes me a good bit of scrolling since I've enabled 50 posts per page. But I agree, normally It doesn't take much scrolling.

But if you're using FireFox it's easy.

In the address bar, type
Code:
about:config

then search the filters for
Code:
mousewheel.withnokey

And change it to your liking.
post #30 of 45
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Yes I fixed the scrolling issue in Firefox with a guide I found online.

1.) I have a GTX260, and I downloaded the driver that was recommended by Ubuntu, but when I go into system info, it says that my graphics are unknown, and graphics driver is unknown either. How can I tell if the driver I downloaded is actually working?

2.) Where do I go to find out free HD space in ubuntu? Like how much free space I have left on the Ubuntu partition?
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