end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 537392
If you’re getting a similar error filling your screen once you’ve installed Ubuntu, don’t panic. It’s pretty common which is basically because Ubuntu (or any other Linux distro) can’t control your CD/DVD drive properly, it’s probably trying to open/close it but doesn’t know if it has […]
$ sudo ifconfig wlan1 up SIOCSIFFLAGS: Resource temporarily unavailable $ dmesg usb rtl819xU:FirmwareDownload92S(): failed with TCR-Status: a rtl819xU:ERR!!! _rtl8192_up(): initialization is failed!
To get this wifi dongle working I simply had to download the above firmware and place it in /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU/ and then reboot my computer. You should check that location […]
For Christmas I got a Kindle 3 and it was instantly filled with Free eBooks (http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page) and research papers (PDFs). I found myself wanting to be able to automatically synchronize it with a folder on my desktop when it was plugged in and found no one else had posted online how to do […]
Previously I was having problems with Ubuntu dropping wifi connections and failing to reconnect, to solve this I wrote a script which would kill the network-manager and then connect using iwconfig commands (here). While this works fine, it felt a little hacky, having to have a script running as sudo constantly in the background […]
If you’re getting this error but you’re still connected to the internet this page might help. This error is sometimes caused by repository’s which are down or broken.
Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection.
From terminal run the following command:
sudo apt-get update
If the output runs through a few […]
Having gone through several upgrades and countless repository’s added to the software sources, things can begin to get really messy really quickly and often begin to screw up when updating the system if you’re not careful. You may find yourself, like I have, wanting to restore your sources.list file back to its default in […]
A quick guide for getting pyrobot running in Ubuntu, I’ve managed to get it running on 32bit and 64bit Ubuntu (10.10) so follow the guide accordingly to whichever architecture you’re using (64bit is about half way down the post).
1. Download this file, or copy the below into a file and save it […]
Attempting Boot From USB Device
SYSLINUX 3.63 Debian-2008-07-15 EBIOS Copyright (C) 1994-2008 H. Peter Anvin Unknown keyword in configuration file. boot: _
After creating a USB bootable version of Ubuntu from the Startup Disk Creator (or usb-creator-gtk) and attempting to boot, I was greeted by the error above. It might […]
I have an updated fix for this issue using a startup script to connect and a time scheduled script for checking the connection, rather than having one constantly running in the background, avalible here – http://alexsleat.co.uk/2011/01/09/a-more-elegant-solution-to-ubuntu-wi-fi-reconnecting-issue/
I’ve been having some trouble with my wifi on Ubuntu recently but I think it’s because […]