View Full Version : [all variants] Newbie (n00b) 101 Pt. 3 -- Guides + HOWTOs

June 6th, 2008, 06:21 PM
With the utter surge of questions about sound, video card and wireless issues, it came to my attention that a Newbie 101 might be helpful to demystify the Tutorials and tips section (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=100).

As of June 6, 2008, there are currently 28 pages worth of great threads that probably solve most common issues that keep being repeated in the threads here.

The posts below will include a breakdown per problem/issue and links to applicable HOWTOs

(This is a work in progress, so please be patient while I compile everything. The posts will be edited painstakingly and by hand.)

Problems/issues with:

Sound (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5129245&postcount=2)
Video cards / Display (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5129245&postcount=3)
Wireless / Wifi / Bluetooth (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5129245&postcount=4)
Installation (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5129245&postcount=5)
CD/DVD ripping etc.
Firewall / Security / Antivirus
Keyboard / Mouse / Tablets / Language settings
iPod / mp3
Phones and synchronization
Backup / Restore
P2P / Torrents
Mounting / Auto-mounting
Ubuntu performance tweaks

Click on the section link to view the applicable post. Unlinked sections are not yet compiled.

I really hope this helps.


June 6th, 2008, 06:22 PM

VMPlayer and ALSA (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=182304)
HOWTO: PulseAudio Fixes & System-Wide Equalizer Support (Hardy Heron) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578)
HOWTO: Surround sound in pulseaudio (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=795525)
No sound in flash? Try this. (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=204022)
Turn off (mute) system beep (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=126746)
M-audio Revolution and upgrade Alsa (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=400268)
Stupid Skype / Pulseaudio Fix (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=790889)
HowTo: Fix Firefox Flash Sound Issues (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=255422)
HOWTO: Hear multiple sounds using Both ESD & ALSA (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=32063)
HOWTO: Set up 5.1 sound for movies with an analog surround sound card (ALSA) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=755479)
[Howto] Successfully install the svn mplayer + gmplayer + all the codecs (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=558538)
Comprehensive sound problem solutions guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449)
Flash sound problems together with audio (http://linuxowns.wordpress.com/2008/...ound-problems/)
HOWTO: USB Audio device (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=30891)

June 6th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Video cards / display

HOWTO: Install the ATI driver on ANY stable version of Ubuntu (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=515573&highlight=guide+video+hardy)
HOWTO: Install the NVIDIA driver on ANY stable version of Ubuntu (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=301499)
HOWTO: enable 3d acceleration w/ Rage Mobility (mach64) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=7200)
HOWTO: Enable DRI (3D support) on SAVAGE cards (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=75393)
Overclocking Your Nvidia Graphics Card (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=387019)
HOWTO: Increase video performance (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=803578)
HowTo: ATI FGLRX Dual Monitor "Big Desktop" Mode (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=158686)
HOWTO: 3D Acceleration in ATI Mobility Radeon M6 LY (and possibly others) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=246746)
HOWTO: Latest NVIDIA drivers (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=57368)
How To: Svideo / Dual Monitor(xinerama) / Dual Monitor(cloned desktop) on i945 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=361124)
Fix boot GUI resolution (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=798960)
How To: Overscan TV out with intel video (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=796776)
HOWTO: Get 3D acceleration with Voodoo3 using the tdfx driver (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=18106)
HOWTO: Install OpenGL/Graphic card Benchmark utility - SVN (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=157429)
HOWTO: change resolution/refresh rate in Xorg (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83973)
HOW TO: Compiling and Installing the OpenChrome Graphical VIA Driver (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=485646)
HOWTO: Change bootup resolution (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=258484)

June 6th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Wireless / wifi / Bluetooth / DSL

HOWTO: RT2500, etc. wireless cards (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=564419)
Supported wireless cards list (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=370108)
HOWTO: Broadcom 4318 Wireless Cards (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=197102)
Atheros 5007 Wifi Chipset Hardy (8.04LTS) Install (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=800686)
HOWTO: Enabling Acer laptop bluetooth (especially Travelmate series, acerhk) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=371009)
HOWTO: Get wireless working in Hardy with Atheros 5418 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=785040)
HOWTO: Toshiba Laptop (with Phoenix BIOS) and built-in Bluetooth support (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=316358)
[HOWTO] Atheros AR5007 Wireless (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789824)
How-To: Dell 1390 WLAN (Broadcom 4311 [14e4:4311]) for Laptops using ndiswrapper (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=760568)
HOWTO: Dell Inspiron E1505 Wireless (Broadcom 1390 WLAN) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297092)
Installing a Netgear WG111v3 USB or other similar wireless (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=732827)
HOWTO: Ralink RT2570 usb wireless driver (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=106846)
Broadcom 4306 With Ndiswrapper 54 Mbps (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=201902)
Ralink RT73 USB Wireless Drivers in Feisty Fawn (7.04) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=502526)
HOW TO: Installing the acer_acpi module - activates wireless on Acer laptops (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224350)
HowTo: DWL-G132 in Gutsy (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=584014)
HOWTO: WLan via Ndiswrapper (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=31926)
HOW TO : Speedtouch 330 USB on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=797804)
HOW TO: Configure wireless cards with Broadcom chipsets (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=25683)
HOWTO - BT Voyager 105 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=140010)
How ToMake Hauwei E220 Work on Gutsy with Vodacom (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=705032)
HOWTO: Netgear WG311v3 ndiswrapper (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=612458)
Setup Aircard 860 and connect via gprsec (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=338004)
Howto: Linksys AXC111 chipset (wpc54g v2) via ndiswrapper EDGY (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=324148)

June 6th, 2008, 06:23 PM

June 6th, 2008, 08:24 PM

June 6th, 2008, 08:25 PM
CD/DVD ripping etc.

June 6th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Hi all ;)

Currently working on Newbie 101 part 3 -- Guides and HOWTOs


It's a work in progress, but the sound, video and wireless sections are well underway.

And since a lot of newbie posts apply to those, I figured it might be helpful, even unfinished.


Z. the Terrible

October 16th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Hi there

I have just started ubuntu with the cd i got for free at my door step ,upon the simple request to the welfare organisation...

Ur posting seems to be useful but What i was looking is different then the post u posted...

Will u please teach me how to install new software in the ubuntu??

Waiting for the quick reply...

October 16th, 2008, 04:15 PM

Have a read here: http://www.psychocats.net --> that should give you a start
Then have a read here: http://www.ubuntuguide.org --> that will be more info

If you have further questions then (1) open a thread on them individually and (2) don't hijack other threads if it's not related.

October 16th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Couple of nice places to learn about firewalls