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Linux Support / Re: Running Ubuntu from CD on Vista laptop
September 20, 2011, 05:38:26 PM
That looks like a good move - I shall try it tomorrow.
The Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1501.

Linux Support / Re: Running Ubuntu from CD on Vista laptop
September 20, 2011, 04:38:58 PM
Since I have the Ubuntu 11.04 disc, why can't I use the wubi.exe file on that rather than downloading it (very poor broadband).  You mention wobi.exe - is that a typo for wubi?
And if wubi downloads the entire Ubuntu from the web, I can't do it due to "bandwidth" limitations. 
I shall go for the boot order option, when my mate is at home and I can get the laptop info.

Linux Support / Re: Running Ubuntu from CD on Vista laptop
September 20, 2011, 03:52:36 PM
I am too chicken to use wubi.exe, after your worrying caveats! 
I shall nip down to my mate's now and provide the info about his laptop.
Sorry to give you so much work.

Linux Support / Re: Running Ubuntu from CD on Vista laptop
September 20, 2011, 03:17:31 PM
I don't suppose it matters that it is a laptop rather than a desktop, but I although I can get into the BIOS of my desktop I couldn't find a way of doing so for my mate's laptop - Vista just booted up into the login screen immediately.  Tried pressing various likely keys during the switch-on but no-go.  (Ah - didn't check for hibernate mode)
So two questions:
1 How might I get into the BIOS of the laptop?
2 Do I just double click on WUBI.EXE and let it go?  I'd hate to wreck someone else's computer!

My thanks as usual
Linux Support / Running Ubuntu from CD on Vista laptop
September 20, 2011, 02:15:37 PM
My mate wants to try Ubuntu on his Vista laptop but I can't change the boot device order - looks like Vista thing. 
I found a website (www.pendriveLinux.com) that provides a method of running Linux from CD without rebooting but it requires a file (StartLinuxCD.exe) that I can't find on the web. 
Any ideas anyone?

Update 22/11/11:
I revisited this problem armed with an Ubuntu 11.10 disc purchased from Canonical.  Pressing F12 during POST did indeed produce a boot choice list and choosing CD worked perfectly.
Internet Connectivity / Re: Thunderbird
September 18, 2011, 08:48:18 PM
Of course!!    Just failed to see it, that's all!   :-[

Internet Connectivity / Re: Thunderbird
September 18, 2011, 07:50:21 PM
I think that's correct - all I remember doing (at Mark's suggestion) was to select "Without Effects" at the bottom of the screen before logging in and it has done that automatically ever since.
Still trying to upload an image. Might need some help with that too, if I keep failing!
Internet Connectivity / Re: Thunderbird
September 18, 2011, 07:19:07 PM
That's right - absolutely nothing like yours!   --->
I tried this:
img/home/keith/Desktop/Link to screenshot.jpg/img    with square brackets around the "img" and "/img"
but there is no image when I upload the post.  Any ideas?

Perhaps it's relevant that I have to run Ubuntu "without effects" to avoid display problems.

Internet Connectivity / Re: Thunderbird
September 18, 2011, 05:54:17 PM
Definitely no search box!  But the terminal method worked OK  ->  and Thunderbird was the only Email client listed.
My initial query was simply to be able to start up Thunderbird by clicking the envelope icon, but as you indicate that Evolution is very integrated into Ubuntu, that could explain it all.  And selecting T/B from the applications is no real hardship.  Roll on V11.10. 

Thanks as usual for your help. .... and I have more questions on other topics later!

Internet Connectivity / Re: Thunderbird
September 18, 2011, 04:24:24 PM
Clicking on the Lens/Applications symbol does not list "Preferred Applications".

In the Ubuntu Software Centre: if I click on the Thunderbird icon there is a list of options including "support for Gnome in Mozilla Thunderbird".  Ticking this option has no effect and the tick has gone when I return to the list later. 

Clicking "system/preferences/Email settings" results in an error:  "Could not launch Email settings.  Failed to execute child process 'Evolution Settings' (no such file)" which is because I had un-installed Evolution.  Bad move?

Clicking Start/System settings lists lots of things that can be configured but there is no response to clicking "Email settings", although clicking other icons does indeed provide "Preferred Applications" choice. 

I am presuming that the envelope icon (top right of screen) launches the default email client.
By the way:  what client do you prefer?
Internet Connectivity / Re: Thunderbird
September 18, 2011, 02:53:16 PM
...and whilst we're on the subject of Thunderbird....  I have two niggles that someone might have solved already but I haven't found on the forum:
1.  How do I make Thunderbird the default client?  I have set the preferences for T/B to check upon startup if it is the default Email client.
2.  More tricky.  When receiving spam/scams/phishing I always forward the headers to the mail-abuse address of the first listed ISP and also to [email protected], but unlike Outlook Express, I can't select and copy the whole header list, only individual lines, and even then without the title of the line. 
Any ideas?

Many thanks, as usual.
Internet Connectivity / Re: Thunderbird
September 12, 2011, 06:34:56 PM
Thanks to Mark, Thunderbird is now working with BTinterent.com on Ubuntu.  I list below the settings I am using:

Thunderbird Account Settings

Main Page
Account name:           your.name@btinternet.com
Your name:      Your Name
Email address:           your.name@btinternet.com

Incoming Server Settings
Server type:      POP Mail Server
Server name:      mail.btinternet.com
Port:            110
User name:      your.name
Connection security:   None
Authentication method:   Password transmitted insecurely

Outgoing Server Settings
Server name:         mail.btinternet.com
Port:                    465
Connection security:   SSL/TLS
Authentication method:   Normal password
Username:         your.name

Note:  Setting the outgoing port to 465 produces a warning but just accept it. 
Internet Connectivity / Re: Thunderbird
September 12, 2011, 04:37:15 PM
Thanks for your assistance once again.
The default incoming server name was "pop.mail.btinternet.com" I deleted the pop bit but there is nowhere else to specify the type.
Similarly: outgoing server was "smtp.mail,btinternet.com" and I deleted the smtp without being able to specify it elsewhere.
Adding the "btinternet.com" to the username had the effect of adding it also the the default (bt/Yahoo) junk folder address!  i.e. "my_username@[email protected]" which makes it look as though the suffix is assumed (and it wasn't needed when Thunderbird worked in XP).
the Authentication box does not list SMTP so I opted for the default "normal password".
.....and despite hacking all the variables, It still doesn't work.
Using the Evolution parameters (which works OK) don't work either.

Internet Connectivity / Thunderbird
September 12, 2011, 01:37:59 PM
Dear Forum,
Having had wonderful help from the Forum when installing Ubuntu, I would be grateful for help with a long-standing problem with Thunderbird. 
When using it on XP it was fine until I upgraded it and suddenly I could send but not receive Emails.  Now using Ubuntu, I have tried but can't get on with Evolution so installed Thunderbird in the hope that it would be compatible with Ubuntu.
Sadly not - the same error message occurs:   Sending of password did not succeed. Mail server pop.mail.yahoo.com responded: Incorrect username or password.
I have checked all the settings, of course, to no avail. 
This is beginning to look like a BT/Yahoo problem, but I would be grateful for advice from anyone with similar experience. 
Many thanks.
Linux Support / Re: Lubuntu installation
August 16, 2011, 05:11:23 PM
Thank you for the references - I've spent a large part of the day on Wikipaedia until my eyes were smarting.  The links were very interesting and helped to put many things in context. 
Although I am sure there will be many improvements to the core of Ubuntu, I doubt that I will be able to take advantage of them as I am  not experienced enough as a hacker (in the nicest sense of the word).  The "eye candy" improvements leave me cold as I'm more interested in function than form.  Still: the developers who give so much of their time deserve some relaxation and job satisfaction. 
So my next task is to get a new graphics card in anticipation of 11.10.
I think this thread is finished as we've digressed a bit, but I will always welcome general comments that you think might help my background knowledge (say by the message system) as they occur to you.
Many thanks again.