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Istimsak Abdulbasir

Istimsak Abdulbasir

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  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: World of Warcraft on Linux!
    Are you trying to install the proprietary driver for your video card? That will have to downloaded from the manufacture's website. What command are you typing in the terminal?
    Link to this post 16 Jan

    Are you trying to install the proprietary driver for your video card? That will have to downloaded from the manufacture's website.

    What command are you typing in the terminal?

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: World of Warcraft on Linux!
    Glad thinks are working out for you. We will be here ready to help if you ever find yourself stuck again. Have fun with WoW.
    Link to this post 15 Jan

    Glad thinks are working out for you. We will be here ready to help if you ever find yourself stuck again. Have fun with WoW.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: World of Warcraft on Linux!
    I did some research, and based on the findings, it would appear that your DVD disc is in bad shape. The system is having a hard time reading from it. If you have a fresh DVD disc (un-touched) lying around, then you can try and reburn the ISO to it. If you want to burn the ISO to a thumb drive you can use unetbootin [url=http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/]unetbootin[/url]
    Link to this post 14 Jan

    I did some research, and based on the findings, it would appear that your DVD disc is in bad shape. The system is having a hard time reading from it. If you have a fresh DVD disc (un-touched) lying around, then you can try and reburn the ISO to it.

    If you want to burn the ISO to a thumb drive you can use unetbootin
    unetbootin

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: World of Warcraft on Linux!
    [quote="WolverineDS"]I am using a Lenovo H420 Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU@ 3.00GHz, CPU Speed 3000MHz Quad Core with 6144MB RAM I installed a 1 TB Hard Drive. IT has been a few years since I installed Ubunto onto another computer, I remember I had to partition the drive. I am wondering if that is what I have to do right now? I am trying to install Ubuntu and it is just not working. It just says Ubuntu on the screen after a while and that is it, you hit ESC and you get some error message. I tried installing from a DVD and a Thumb Drive. I am sure it is probably something easy I am screwing up, I am old as hell, so memory is the first to go. I hope I am not being too much of a burden here. Thank you![/quote] Firstly, I am going to move this question to another thread as this question is related to an issue. Got your self a pretty powerful machine from what I can read. You must always partition your hard drive when installing a new OS. It has to created a filesystem to install. Can you boot your backup computer with the DVD and thumb drive? If this works, we can confirm that the problem is not with the installation media. When you see the Ubuntu screen, what else does the screen say? What other messages is being displayed? What does the error message say after you hit "esc"? I can't solve problems in the dark. You have to give me everything you see. The more information given, the more leads we have. Pay attention to details. You can even press the key combination ctrl+alt+f4 which will take you to a shell screen. This shell will display everything that is going on during the installation. Note the last line displayed before the installation halted. First, keep your eye on any and every message displayed on your screen.
    Link to this post 14 Jan

    WolverineDS said:

    I am using a Lenovo H420 Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU@ 3.00GHz, CPU Speed 3000MHz Quad Core with 6144MB RAM I installed a 1 TB Hard Drive. IT has been a few years since I installed Ubunto onto another computer, I remember I had to partition the drive. I am wondering if that is what I have to do right now? I am trying to install Ubuntu and it is just not working. It just says Ubuntu on the screen after a while and that is it, you hit ESC and you get some error message. I tried installing from a DVD and a Thumb Drive. I am sure it is probably something easy I am screwing up, I am old as hell, so memory is the first to go. I hope I am not being too much of a burden here. Thank you!

    Firstly, I am going to move this question to another thread as this question is related to an issue.

    Got your self a pretty powerful machine from what I can read. You must always partition your hard drive when installing a new OS. It has to created a filesystem to install.

    Can you boot your backup computer with the DVD and thumb drive? If this works, we can confirm that the problem is not with the installation media.

    When you see the Ubuntu screen, what else does the screen say? What other messages is being displayed? What does the error message say after you hit "esc"?

    I can't solve problems in the dark. You have to give me everything you see. The more information given, the more leads we have. Pay attention to details. You can even press the key combination ctrl+alt+f4 which will take you to a shell screen. This shell will display everything that is going on during the installation. Note the last line displayed before the installation halted.

    First, keep your eye on any and every message displayed on your screen.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: World of Warcraft on Linux!
    [quote="WolverineDS"]Thank you very much. I am having problems with Ubuntu I downloaded and burnt to the DVD, not installing at the moment. I am going to try and redo the DVD to install it. Than I will download all the files I need. I am playing it on my backup computer for now. I tried quitting the game, but my wife really enjoys it. She is a Physical Therapist and has to put up with some really grouchy people and WoW gives her the escape she enjoys, lol. But on with the computer, I also have a GTX120 video card, will I need special drivers for that as well? Or will I just be throwing it in the garbage?[/quote] I know how your wife must feel after a hard days of work. If WoW is her refuge, then let it be. Throw no video card in the trash. If it cannot render the graphics well, even with the generic open drivers, then look to install its proprietary drivers if there is supports Linux. If your system is 64bit, you can use the 64bit Ubuntu image if you want to take advantage of your system's 64bit processing power.
    Link to this post 14 Jan

    WolverineDS said:

    Thank you very much. I am having problems with Ubuntu I downloaded and burnt to the DVD, not installing at the moment. I am going to try and redo the DVD to install it. Than I will download all the files I need. I am playing it on my backup computer for now. I tried quitting the game, but my wife really enjoys it. She is a Physical Therapist and has to put up with some really grouchy people and WoW gives her the escape she enjoys, lol.

    But on with the computer, I also have a GTX120 video card, will I need special drivers for that as well? Or will I just be throwing it in the garbage?

    I know how your wife must feel after a hard days of work. If WoW is her refuge, then let it be.

    Throw no video card in the trash. If it cannot render the graphics well, even with the generic open drivers, then look to install its proprietary drivers if there is supports Linux.

    If your system is 64bit, you can use the 64bit Ubuntu image if you want to take advantage of your system's 64bit processing power.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: World of Warcraft on Linux!
    I am not a big fan of World of WarCraft and I have never installed it on Ubuntu or any Linux OS. I will do the best I can to assist. I did some research and found some instructions that outlines the process of installing World of WarCraft on ubuntu. Firstly, you will need to install wine, which is available in your Ubuntu repositories. [code]sudo apt-get install wine[/code] You do not have to use a PPA package, only if you choose to do so. Also, WoW 64bit has been reported to crash a lot. Though, there is a work around, running WoW 32bit seems to be the better choice. These instructions will tell you how to install WoW using wine. It is mostly done from the command line. [url=https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WorldofWarcraft]Installing World of WarCraft[/url] If you are GUI guy, then you can follow these instructions which mostly outlines the same procedures. [url=http://www.webupd8.org/2014/09/how-to-install-world-of-warcraft-in.html]Installing WoW using wine[/url] Good luck with World of WarCraft.
    Link to this post 14 Jan

    I am not a big fan of World of WarCraft and I have never installed it on Ubuntu or any Linux OS. I will do the best I can to assist.

    I did some research and found some instructions that outlines the process of installing World of WarCraft on ubuntu.

    Firstly, you will need to install wine, which is available in your Ubuntu repositories.

    sudo apt-get install wine

    You do not have to use a PPA package, only if you choose to do so.

    Also, WoW 64bit has been reported to crash a lot. Though, there is a work around, running WoW 32bit seems to be the better choice.

    These instructions will tell you how to install WoW using wine. It is mostly done from the command line.
    Installing World of WarCraft

    If you are GUI guy, then you can follow these instructions which mostly outlines the same procedures.
    Installing WoW using wine

    Good luck with World of WarCraft.

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