Search:

Type: Posts; User: dwjeanes2; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    337

    Re: Video player problem

    ok, installed VLC and all seems good.

    played a video with no problems so far.

    I'll update this if anything goes sour.

    Thanks!
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    337

    Re: Video player problem

    I tried to start konsole to check free memory... not found,sigh.

    I am using a dell latitude d620 with standard hardware (it's a laptop)

    I don't know how to use vlc (don't even know what it is)...
  3. Replies
    4
    Views
    337

    Video player problem

    Hi folks. I need some help. When I play a video, after a few minutes the video gets choppy and eventually just stops. I have tried closing all other programs, and the problem still occurs with only...
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    401

    [SOLVED] Re: workspace manager

    Old dog just learned new trick.

    Many thanks.
  5. Replies
    6
    Views
    401

    [SOLVED] Re: workspace manager

    Thanks! perfect solution. Please mark this as answered and completed! (And in record time, I might add. Have you ever tried to get an answer from Microsoft support? How long did THAT take?)

    I know...
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    401

    [SOLVED] workspace manager

    I recently upgraded to ubuntu 13.10 from 12.xx (don't recall the specific revision) and I had a workspace manager that allowed me to choose a number of workspaces among which to place my apps. I...
  7. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    Ok, my apologies that the previous thread was not closed. I did believe that I had stated that the problem had been resolved, but, evidently, I did not. My bad. I will just do a clean install of...
  8. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    That old report was an upgrade TO 12.4, not FROM 12.4. This was an attempt to upgrade FROM 12.4. Is the fix the same? I'm really not trying to re-raise that old issue, I just want to fix a new, to...
  9. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] failed upgrade

    My apologies if this is a duplicate post. My system is very unstable following a failed upgrade attempt. I was on 12.4, I believe, and was trying to go to the most current release. The upgrade hung...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: system slows for no apparent reason

    That may well be my next step. I will also consider Xubuntu, since it offers an upgrade path. I thank you all for the help and advice.
  11. [ubuntu] Re: system slows for no apparent reason

    Yes, it is clear that 1 gig isn't sufficient, however, this is an old laptop, and upgrading it isn't a wise investment. I just want to determine what I CAN run, under the constraints of the system,...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: system slows for no apparent reason

    david@david-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for david:

    Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders, total 117210240 sectors
    Units =...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: system slows for no apparent reason

    Thanks! It appears that Firefox is using about 20% of memory, and that is the largest chunk of all.

    here is a snapshot of one 30 second interval:


    top - 06:41:20 up 4:18, 2 users, load...
  14. [ubuntu] Dell Latitude D620 slows for no apparent reason

    I normally run Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) with basically only 4 apps, KVirc, Firefox, a file window and the default media player. The problem is that I often run into a situation where the system slows...
  15. [ubuntu] Change focus to newly opened window on open

    How can I force focus to a newly opened window? i.e. when I double click a video, the media player opens, but focus stays on the file window.

    OS ver 12.04 LTS, all updates applied, afaik.
    ...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: system slows down for no apparent reason

    Thanks, I'll try it out.
  17. [ubuntu] system slows down for no apparent reason

    I was wondering if there is a tool to capture data to help determine what system component or application causes sudden bursts of disk activity and user interface sluggishness.

    Normally, I run: ...
  18. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    OK. What do I post in the new thread? Please let me know any commands to issue and post results from.

    Would It be best to just do a clean re-install? I'm not really interested in exploring why...
  19. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    david@david-Latitude-D620:/var/lib/dpkg$ sudo apt-get update
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg
    Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release ...
  20. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    I got this when I did "sudo apt-get update"

    ...
    Fetched 72 B in 6s (11 B/s) ...
  21. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    Well, I tried again, breaking the above commands into 2 lines. The first "sudo fuser -cuk /var/lib/dpkg/lock" again caused a black screen. I looked in /var/lib/dpkg and lock is still there. How can I...
  22. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    OK, that was pretty scary... The first line "sudo fuser -cuk /var/lib/dpkg/lock; sudo rm -f /var/lib/dpkg/lock" caused my system to blank screen. no error messages, nothing except a dark screen and...
  23. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    I believe all I was doing was updating 12.04, but I'm not gonna say that for certain. I just allowed the auto-updater to do it's thing.

    And yes, per my OP, the upgrade hung, sat overnight with no...
  24. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    Ok, I have not yet done these last things. I will asap.

    I just want to say thanks for the help and advice. I love Ubuntu and the community is the best.

    I'll post further after I do the above,...
  25. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,927

    [ubuntu] Re: Update failed. No further upgrades allowed.

    david@david-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
    [sudo] password for david:
    david@david-Latitude-D620:~$ sudo apt-get update
    Get:1 http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg [198 B]...
Results 1 to 25 of 27
Page 1 of 2 1 2