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  1. Re: My current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) going out of support ?

    Thanks for the update, hebdave. I appreciate it. As I've researched the bugs and problems with upgrading the HWE stack, I'm coming to the conclusion that maybe I just shouldn't do it for awhile. I...
  2. Re: My current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) going out of support ?

    I had the same problem as the OP. I was prompted both by Update Manager and by running hwe-support-status to upgrade HWE. When I tried, Update Manager kept crashing and the command line apt-get...
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    [all variants] Lanier LD320D and PXL Driver

    I'm printing to a Lanier LD320D printer/copier from Ubuntu 12.04. There is a PXL driver from the manufacturer (included in Ubuntu) which works mostly, but for some reason will not print graphics from...
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    [all variants] xsane/threshold

    I'm using xsane to do a lineart (black and white) scan of a document that is printed on colored paper. I want the background of the scan to come out white so I can OCR the document. I cannot figure...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Recent Firefox/Hotmail Trouble

    Yes, clearing all cache and cookies then restarting solved the problem. Thank you!
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    [SOLVED] Re: Recent Firefox/Hotmail Trouble

    Hmm. Starting to sound more and more like it's just me. I just can't think of anything that I did or changed prior to it not working. Maybe I'll try reinstalling Firefox.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Recent Firefox/Hotmail Trouble

    I finally found a thread which seems to describe the same problem I've been having. Unfortunately, the one solution offered does not seem too useful in the current version of Hotmail. I'm still...
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    [SOLVED] Recent Firefox/Hotmail Trouble

    Is anybody else having recent trouble with Firefox for Linux and Hotmail? Within the last 24 hours or so I suddenly cannot write/reply any messages. No cursor ever appears in the writing window....
  9. [ubuntu] Audacity Live Audio Capture with CA0106 Audigy SE

    For many months I've struggled getting Ubuntu/Audacity to capture sound played through the audio card. I'm now using the most recent Audacity (2.0.4 Beta) from svn and am having the same problems as...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Incredibly Slow CD Ripping

    According to the Ubuntu disk utility, the drive model is a GT33N. Made by Hitachi, I think.

    Hmm. I see too at the Lenovo website that there are some firmware upgrades for it as recently as Oct...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Incredibly Slow CD Ripping

    Thanks mc4man. I was really starting to go crazy. Pointing to the disk by id did not make any difference, but adding the -Z option to cdparanoia made a very noticable improvement. It lowered the rip...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Incredibly Slow CD Ripping

    I tried abcde as suggested. I do like it, but the backend uses cdparanoia which gives the same problem as other rippers (disc spins up and spins down repeatedly while it's reading). abcde takes about...
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    [ubuntu] Incredibly Slow CD Ripping

    I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E420 with Ubuntu 12.04. Ever since it was brand new, I have never been able to rip CDs with it. Discs take 45-90 minutes to rip, if they complete at all. I've tried many...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: How do I change the key binding for "Show Desktop" in Unity 2D

    I just can't find anything on showing the desktop in Unity 2D without using the "Super" key. Isn't there a configuration file somewhere where this can be changed?
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    [xubuntu] Re: no samba shares in network in thunar

    Very good! Glad you got it sorted out!
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    [xubuntu] Re: no samba shares in network in thunar

    Is the Samba client machine in the same workgroup as the Samba server? I think they need to be in order to see each other. For example, if one is in the "MSHOME" workgroup by default, and the other...
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    [xubuntu] Re: no samba shares in network in thunar

    I think this a name resolution issue. Since 5.10 or so, every time I install Ubuntu I've had to tweak it to see my Samba shares. It just won't view them out of the box. There are two things I usually...
  18. [ubuntu] How do I change the key binding for "Show Desktop" in Unity 2D

    I know the CTRL-WIN-D key combination will minimize all windows (show desktop) in Unity 2D. But my keyboard does not have a "windows" key. How can I change the key binding in Unity 2D so that...
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    [ubuntu] CD rippers won't keep drive spinning

    I've recently tried ripping a CD on my Lenovo ThinkPad using both asunder and rhythmbox and had the same problem with each. While ripping the tracks, the CD drive continually spins up and then down...
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    [ubuntu] Re: LibreOffice won't open files from /tmp

    I could add too that so far I seem to have only had this trouble when trying to download and launch files with LibreOffice as the helper application. For example, a JPG will download/open just fine...
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    Re: Unity has slowed down my productivity

    Is there an alternate to CTRL+WIN+D for keyboards that do not have a WIN key? Can the key binding be changed?
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    Re: Unity has slowed down my productivity

    I have been experimenting with Unity and 12.04 and I have found too that while Unity looks pretty, it hinders my preferred workflow.

    In particular, I have to remember which applications I have...
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    [all variants] Re: Does dump-gnash still exist?

    Just as a follow-up to this old thread... I did eventually get dump-gnash to compile. I asked an expert friend of mine to look over the configure and make scripts. He did and said they were a real...
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    [ubuntu] Re: LibreOffice won't open files from /tmp

    It seems as though the download dialog box and the error message is being generated by Firefox. Perhaps FF is not looking in the right place for the temporarily downloaded file?
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    [ubuntu] LibreOffice won't open files from /tmp

    On Ubuntu 10.04 I recently removed OpenOffice 3.2 and installed the current LibreOffice from the ppa. Now, when I try to download and open a document file directly from, for example, Hotmail, I get...
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