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  1. [ubuntu] Looking for codecs?...the truth can be found in here

    I am so mad, I think I may go back to Windows. After being shut out from the truth that the moderators here seem to be hiding from us, they tell us either get Restricted or that other codec command...
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    Re: Pre-installed items

    Have you ever checked out Super Ubuntu?
  3. [ubuntu] Re: why can't i set SD-card as /home on ubuntu 8.10?

    It's a bug everyone knows about, all I can suggest is you buy a USB adapter
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help out with a Download Location!!

    I just wanted to remind everyone 9.04 comes out April 23rd. That is less than 2 months away.
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    Re: Easy to install codecs

    I have one last thing to say on the subject Automatrix
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    Re: Easy to install codecs

    That is my BIGGEST pet peeve when people say just install Restricted. In 4 words - it did not help. Even when it was the first thing I installed back when I first installed Ubuntu well over a year...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New ATI Drivers = no more desktop

    I hate to tell you this but it happens...A LOT!!! I have been on this forum for more than a year and I would swear it happens roughly 60% of the time, (based on all the posts that I have seen). It...
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    Re: Will Jaunty be an LTS?

    Not unless you install Super Ubuntu that does come with everything.
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    [ubuntu] Re: ATI Catalyst 9.2 is out!

    I was want to install an ATI driver that doesn't cause me more problems than it worth.
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to uninstall AVAST but having some problems.

    I had Avast installed, and all I did to remove it was head on over to the Synaptic package manager.
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    Re: Easy to install codecs

    Easy it's called trying to figure out what I needed. I just want to remind those hotshots out there that there is more than one source that tells you what codec does what. I discovered the hard way...
  12. Re: Anybody have a Jaunty Alpha 3 iso lying around?

    Call this Google to the rescue once again

    http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/Ubuntu-Jaunty-Jackalope-Download-43130.html
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem playing video

    Rolcol is right you can't just start to play any media file in Ubuntu you need codecs. Also I would suggest GStreamer plugins and Medibuntu.
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    [xubuntu] Re: won't play dvds

    Since I have been through this, I guess I am the best one to help. But I have a couple of questions.

    Do you have Medibuntu installed?

    Do you have restricted extras installed?

    Do have any of...
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    [other] Re: Laptop hard drive question

    There is this Hard Drive tool, called Spin Rite it costs a bit. But it is an amazing tool. I personally seen it bring hard drives back from the dead. You may want to give it a try.
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubutu update disaster

    Yes this happens..a lot more than whatever is mentioned here (you should check out the Doctor Who forum) so much so the people there reccomend you do not update, but instead do a clean install.
  17. Thread: Codec issues

    by Bablefish
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    Re: Codec issues

    Then why still people still post I can't play this file or that. I just checked and there are at least 3 posts of that nature in the regular section of the forum.

    Then there are and explain...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Driver for Lexmark X4690?

    I had a Lexmark printer, and I looked for 6 months for a Linux driver and could not find on period. I finally had to buy a HP printer, as it seems to be the only widely supported printer on Linux.
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    [ubuntu] Re: I can't extract tar.gz !

    You have access to an unzipping tool in Add/Remove it's called 7Zip
  20. Thread: Codec issues

    by Bablefish
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    Codec issues

    I know every first time user of Ubuntu goes through this, just check general help or the Absolute Beginner sections and see who many are having trouble playing this file or that...and don't give me...
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    Re: Easy to install codecs

    Oh come on now, just adding restricted drivers doesn't mean everything is now working as it would say in Windows. The issue as I see it is much more complicated than that. When I first installed...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Real Player files???

    You have to get Real Player to play Real Player files. Last time I checked Real had a deb file you could download. I also saw one in the repository section on the Medibuntu site.
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    [ubuntu] Re: trying to uninstall avast!

    It is also in the Snyaptic Package Manager, you may have to seach for it.
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    Re: Proprietary drivers on Alpha 4?

    Just asking...what about ATI drivers?
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    Re: Better screensavers

    To get more screensavers enter these terminal command

    sudo apt-get install xscreensaver

    sudo apt-get install xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gl-extra
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