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    Poll: [SOLVED] Re: Lubuntu Has Breathed New Life Into My Old Machine

    Congratulations to the Lubuntu team on the 12.10 release - excellent work! I've been testing for several weeks and it runs beautifully on my 6 year old Dell desktop. My system is not obsolete, but it...
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    Re: Which Distro to choose for a Distro Hopper.

    Since 2007 I've used some Linux distro on at least one of my home systems. I've probably tried approximately 10 distros. During this time I've come to appreciate the stability of the deb packaging...
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    Poll: [OtherOS] Re: Which Lightweight Distro do you prefer and why?

    Debian 6.03 / XFCE 4.6.2. This combo gives me a stable OS with a very usable desktop environment.
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    [xubuntu] Re: Has anybody experienced headaches with XFCE?

    I've been looking for an Ubuntu-based alternative to Unity / Gnome3 as I don't have much confidence that Gnome2 will continue to be an option. I liked Xubuntu 11.04 and the XFCE option at login, but...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: k3b or brasero will not detect medium after latest kernal upgrade.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Ubuntu, and several other linux distros as well - for certain things. But for basic cd / dvd data operations (data backups, copies, recoveries) - I often am forced to use...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade samba to 3.5.6 in Maverick Meerkat

    Anyone care to post the results of their upgrade to samba 3.5.6?

    I downloaded the .gz file for 3.5.6 but have a few questions before I proceed.

    Will the procedure described by dc_williamson...
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    [SOLVED] Re: gnome terminal 10.04 transparency question

    lapgoat - On the HP system I edited background preferences in gnome terminal - set it to "Solid color". It did not work. But on the Dell system it works correctly.

    So instead on the HP system I...
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    [SOLVED] gnome terminal 10.04 transparency question

    I have a Dell and HP system, both running 10.04 gnome desktop with latest patches. On the Dell system, the gnome terminal background is solid. On the HP system it is transparent.

    In the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Places > Network - connection lost

    Sorry for the delayed response - away from the forums for a while.

    To connect to a Windows share through Nautilus on 10.04 I do the following:

    Click on "Places"
    Under "Network", click on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Places > Network - connection lost

    Windows share access from Nautilus on 10.04 is working fine on my system today (Friday May 7). I have been keeping up with 10.04 patch installations, something fixed it. However on 10.04 it is faster...
  11. [ubuntu] Is there a way to see available patches by release?

    Is there way to see information on available patches for a specific Ubuntu release? If it includes some description of problems fixed, that would be great.

    I have run Ubuntu 10.04 desktop for a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Places > Network - connection lost

    I have been able to access my Windows XP shares from 10.04 with the following kluge, here is what I did in case you might find this useful:

    1. Installed smbfs.
    2. Create a mount point for my...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Places > Network - connection lost

    Attempting to find another way to access my Windows XP shares from 10.04, I installed sambfs and tried to mount the share using mount.cifs. This did not work - times out then tells me to look at the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Places > Network - connection lost

    Not much to add other than I have the same problem. Still works fine when I boot from my 9.10 partition, but fails when I boot into 10.04. I resolve the XP system IP address through /etc/hosts - they...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to mount Kindle 2

    I tried booting into 8.04 Ubuntu and connected the kindle2. The automount works fine, it is only on 9.10 that I must manually mount the kindle2. On 9.10 my usb backup drive automounts ok just like it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unable to mount Kindle 2

    I came across this thread because I am having trouble getting my kindle2 to automount. In other threads it seems like some people are not having this problem. But until I figure this out, I manually...
  17. Suggestions for app with configurable printed forms

    Hello - I have been asked to develop an application which would allow the user to configure a printable output form through a gui, and then later print the form incorporating some external data. In...
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    [gnome] Re: bookmark backup (9.10)

    Newer versions of Firefox store bookmarks in a file with .json extension. Firefox makes backup copies and keeps them in your home directory - for example, my most recent bookmark backup is here:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: lp command in 9.10 - bloated font output

    Problem solved. Must be fixed due to patches as I have not changed anything. I noticed some cups patches the other day, maybe that is what fixed it.
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    [SOLVED] Re: lp command in 9.10 - bloated font output

    I have no new information except - I thought maybe this was a problem with the printer's ppd file so I replaced the 9.10 file with the one from 9.04 (at /etc/cups/ppd/). Then re-started cupsd. This...
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    [SOLVED] Re: lp command in 9.10 - bloated font output

    Printing a text file to the printer from gvim works fine. That is my work-around until I figure out how to make the lp command work for text files on 9.10, or until a patch comes out.

    But in...
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    [SOLVED] lp command in 9.10 - bloated font output

    The following command entered from a terminal window:

    lp textfile

    In Ubuntu 9.04, it works fine.

    In Ubuntu 9.10, it prints but in a large, boated font.

    I tried using lp -o cpi=12 -o lpi=8...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VLC wont play DVD's

    After many problems trying to play DVDs on 8.10,with multiple players, I am giving up. Latest problem - subtitle font and color configuration in VLC does not work and they are almost unreadable. (Try...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VLC wont play DVD's

    I have been having this problem a lot on 8.10 with encrypted DVDs. What seems to working, for now at least, is to remove the contents of the .dvdcss folder prior to inserting the DVD. I am not having...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to turn off cups print authentication?

    In file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

    changed DefaultAuthType to none.

    changed AuthType to none in the printer operations block.

    Then re-started /usr/sbin/cupsd

    This seems to have shut off the...
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