[SOLVED] “error: mountall Could not Connect to Plymouth”, “mountall main process (x) terminated with status 1”

[ad#ad-1] I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha on a system with Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L with Intel GMA 3100 onboard graphics. I upgraded to Lucid from Karmic Koala (9.10) and it was always showing these errors on boot:
“error: mountall Could not Connect to Plymouth”
“mountall main process (x) terminated with status 1”
Also, I could not experience Plymouth. I thought it was a problem with Plymouth and believed updates will fix it, but that did not happen till date. Today, I decided to fix it and went looking around for a fix and got it working.
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[SOLVED] Key Repeat Stopped Working, Problem In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 2

[ad#ad-1] I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 and when I updated today, when I held down a key, I did not get repeated keypresses as I would normally. I don’t know which update actually caused this, but it was due to some packages I upgraded recently (any ideas?).
I just went to Keyboard Preferences (System > Preferences > Keyboard) and checked “Key presses repeat when key is held down” but it still did not work, for some reason. Then, I just played around with the sliders (Delay and Speed) and it started working.
Finally, I typed in the Test Field and set the preferences to my taste.
I have written this just in case somebody does not figure this out themselves.
Hope this is helpful.

[SOLVED] VirtualBox, LTSP, “SMBus base address uninitialized – upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr”

[ad#ad-1] As I have mentioned in the previous post, I was experimenting with LTSP on my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha installation. I set up ltsp client and then created a diskless VirtualBox Virtual Machine with Network Boot as First Boot Option. I tried to boot it and it an error came up. It said:

SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr

and just froze there.
Since I have Core 2 Duo, I set up two processors in the System>Processor. I just set it back to one processor and despite of the error, the LTSP server booted successfully.
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[SOLVED] LTSP, “error: LTSP client installation ended abnormally”

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I wanted to test ltsp in my Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and installed ltsp-server-standalone. Then I set up ltsp-client by using

sudo ltsp-build-client

and despite of getting no error messages during installing and configuring, I got this error:

error: LTSP client installation ended abnormally

and it stopped. I searched around and found the solution here.
The solution was to use the following set of commands instead of sudo ltsp-build-client

sudo -s
su -
ltsp-build-client

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This is probably a bug and hope it is fixed in the newer release.

[SOLVED] Unable to get Exclusive Lock Problem While Launching Synaptic, /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) Error

[ad#ad-1] I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Alpha and I encountered this while installing ltsp-server. The package being configured was ldm-server.

I was installing an application and Synaptic Package Manager just froze forever while configuring a package. I had to shut it down using sudo killall synaptic. Then, when I tried to launch t again, it would come up with “Unable to get Exclusive Lock” message. When I tried apt-get from Terminal, I got /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable). Continue reading [SOLVED] Unable to get Exclusive Lock Problem While Launching Synaptic, /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable) Error

[SOLVED] Deluge not working (Menus and Buttons Greyed Out) Problem after Upgrade

[ad#ad-1]I upgraded deluge recently to version 1.2.0 and then started it. The “Add Torrent” and several other options were greyed out and the torrents I was downloading were not there anymore. Here is how I got around the problem and how you can do it if you are facing the same.
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[HOWTO] Integrating newmat with Code::Blocks in Ubuntu

[ad#ad-1]Newmat is a matrix manipulation library for C++. It can be used with various C++ compilers.

Here we will go through how to use newmat with Code::Blocks in Ubuntu. I’m using Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala with newmat 10 and Code::Blocks 8.02, however other versions may also work. Here is how you can do it. Continue reading [HOWTO] Integrating newmat with Code::Blocks in Ubuntu

[HOWTO] Hack/Cheat Cricket Master Blaster on Facebook

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I’ve been lately addicted to a facebook game called Cricket Master Blaster. It is a nice game.

There is a feature which allows players to send challanges to their friends. If someone sends you such a challange, you may want to win the challange by retrying again and again, but that is not allowed. You are allowed to accept only once and you have to make it the first time. However, the following hack will help you.
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