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I've personally found the easiest way to install a driver is through CLI, shut down Xorg and KDM/GDM/XDM then install it. Restarting KDM/GDM/XDM should bring you right back into login. However you probably have the nouveau drivers present, so you'll have to blacklist those and then reboot first anyways.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia
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I've personally found the easiest way to install a driver is through CLI, shut down Xorg and KDM/GDM/XDM then install it. Restarting KDM/GDM/XDM should bring you right back into login. However you probably have the nouveau drivers present, so you'll have to blacklist those and then reboot first anyways.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia

lol sorry i have no idea what you said there.

however, i did what that link said, and it does say in the "additional drivers" menu at the bottom of the window that "the driver is activated and currently in use". im just worried that since it doesnt say that in system info window that something might be wrong.
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*nevermind*
Edited by Buka The Earthworm - 3/15/12 at 5:02pm
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my system sounds are not working. anyone know a fix? i found some other fix where i copied the system sound files from one directory to another, and that enabled my logon sound to work, but other sounds still don't work.

any ideas?
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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.
I have a Logitech G5. I'm not running a $6 ball mouse. But even if I was, that $6 ball mouse (assuming it has a wheel) would still be configurable in most modern OSs.
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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.

That doesn't solve the problem for the other 20 applications I might be using. It's a workaround that ignores the elephant in the room.
    
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i think linux mint 12 would be best for you
    
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That doesn't solve the problem for the other 20 applications I might be using. It's a workaround that ignores the elephant in the room.

Not all applications do it the same. And a Global system configuration wouldn't help if the application such as firefox in this example, sets its own settings internally.

But there are ways to set it Globally. Look into your xorg file ( Option "VertScrollDelta" "x number of lines here" ), it becomes a headache but it's possible, I set my mouse sensitivity and touchpad sensitivity there. KDE comes with an option last I remember, Gnome I'm not sure about.

Also using a G5 here (the old blue one)
Edited by Shrak - 3/16/12 at 6:33am
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To get a real sense of what linux is without the hassle of partitioning manually, messing up your boot-loader, or messing up a windows partition I recommend Wubi. Its a simple program that installs Ubuntu with windows, handling all partitioning and boot-loader changes, and if you decide you don't like linux you can simply uninstall Wubi as a windows program and it will remove all of ubuntu and grub.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer

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for me mandriva and mint are >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> tons times better than ubuntu

also i prefer to use gparted to create partitions
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To get a real sense of what linux is without the hassle of partitioning manually, messing up your boot-loader, or messing up a windows partition I recommend Wubi. Its a simple program that installs Ubuntu with windows, handling all partitioning and boot-loader changes, and if you decide you don't like linux you can simply uninstall Wubi as a windows program and it will remove all of ubuntu and grub.
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer
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He already has it installed and Wubi is again, horrid. It can cause more nightmares if it goes wrong, than a normal install could.
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