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  1. [SOLVED] Re: What is this port?

    Your mystery port looks like an old telephone modem connector. In the olden days, before cable and DSL, internet was delivered over a telephone modem that was connected to your computer through an...
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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04.1 - Swap out GUI Desktop?

    Hi,

    You will get a lot of opinions - all of them valid for that user's circumstances. My suggestion would be to select the buntu flavour that seems appropriate to your workstation. Personally, I...
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    Poll: Re: Why is Linux more powerful than Windows ?

    I think that 'powerful' is a loaded word. Having been, at one time, a Windows guru and now being an Ubuntu desktop user (and having been so for several years), I'd like to share some thoughts:


    ...
  4. Re: How do I set Nvidia HDMI audio as default audio output

    Hi,

    I remembered that there is a setting in the gnome-media configuration file that you need to change.

    If the Gnome Media tool was installed, by default it will not be displayed. To correct...
  5. Re: How do I set Nvidia HDMI audio as default audio output

    In the HUD, type multi. It will be identified as Multimedia Systems Selector.

    Sorry that I didn't mention it.
  6. Re: How do I set Nvidia HDMI audio as default audio output

    I ran into a similar issue - I have Bose speakers driven through a USB port.
    There is an application, gnome-media, that I have installed from the repositories. It provides a GUI based way to set...
  7. [lubuntu] Re: How to make accented letters on mac with Ubuntu

    Not sure if this will work on your Mac, but try:

    1/for terminal try Ctrl-alt f1.
    2/ go to keyboard layout in system settings and add English us international keyboard with dead keys. You should...
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    Re: Ubuntu 14.04.1 - Swap out GUI Desktop?

    There are a number of different desktop GUIs that you can use with Ubuntu. In addition, you can do further customisations for the desktop that you select. In the screenshot below, I selected one of...
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    [SOLVED] Re: K3B: Rip CD to FLAC

    Seiji:

    Thanks for that. I'll have to figure it out - it definitely doesn't feel intuitive, especially when you have been using sound juicer in ubuntu. I've adopted the philosophy of "crawl, walk,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: K3B: Rip CD to FLAC

    I found the solution - quite by accident. It turns out that flac is not installed by default.

    When I did sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras flac the option to extract to flac was...
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    [SOLVED] Re: K3B: Rip CD to FLAC

    The flac package is installed. There is a flac decoder, but there is no flac encoder. I could probably do it using the command line in the external encoder, but I don't know how to set it up.

    I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: K3B: Rip CD to FLAC

    I like to putter. I do like ubuntu, but I am intrigued by the possibilities with KDE. There will be some challenges - KDE does things quite differently - but it is also quite mature. I took a brief...
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    [SOLVED] K3B: Rip CD to FLAC

    Hi,

    I've been using ubuntu for several years - including the Unity Interface. I am interested in trying out Kubuntu 14.04 - the desktop is intriguing.

    It is a steep learning curve, and I've...
  14. [ubuntu] Need a Recommendation for an Optical Drive with LightScribe

    Hi,

    I purchased a new Samsung Toshiba TS-TB23L TB23 3D Blu-Ray Player BD-ROM Combo 8X DVD-R Dual Layer DVD RW Burner 12.7mm Slot-in Loading Internal Slim SATA Optical Drive.

    It is now installed...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Error installing shim-signed

    What is the right grub-install. If I disable secure boot, then ubuntu doesn't boot and I'd have to reinstall from scratch, which I would prefer to not do.

    Thanks,
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    [ubuntu] Error installing shim-signed

    Hi,

    I've been using Ubuntu for a number of years. I have a package that is in the update manager called Secure Boot chain-loader Bootloader (Microsoft-signed binary) that is in the installation...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Shift-home, Shift -end not working

    HI,

    Just installed Ubuntu 13.10 and went to set my keyboard options - as described above and as I have done for every installation of ubuntu since 8.04. There is no longer any setting that will...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Can't get Eclipse Process Framwork (EPF) to run

    Just an update to this post. As far as I know, there are 32-bit specific requirements, primarily in how EPF handles windows. When installing on Windows 7 64-bit, 32-bit Java and 32-bit browser are...
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    [ubuntu] Logitech Touchpad and Mouse

    Hi,

    I have the following hardware:
    - Logitech Wireless Touchpad
    - Logitech Wireless Mouse M510
    - Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360
    - Logitech Unifying Receiver

    The keyboard, touchpad, and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing Version 12.04

    Hi,

    I've been using ubuntu for a few years. As a general rule, if I want to change to a new version, I will do a clean installation off of a CD or DVD (depends on the release). If you download and...
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    Re: PPA for Eclipse?

    Try the instructions listed here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/fballem/Software%2012.04#Eclipse

    They have worked well for me for several versions of eclipse and ubuntu.

    Hope this helps,
  22. Re: A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    I've been using ubuntu for nearly 5 years now - ever since a friend of mine suggested it when hearing about my Windows Vista / Office 2007 woes.

    There are still things I would wish for. On my...
  23. A little early to write off Microsoft, but interesting reading

    I saw this article http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/steve-ballmer-s-nightmare-is-coming-true-181558610.html today. I thought it made for interesting reading.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing jdk in ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit)

    Welcome to Linux.

    When Java was first created by Sun MicroSystems, there were some parts of Java runtime environment (JRE) that were closed source. The remainder was Open Source. It was released...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Test Driving Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

    By the way, if you do decide to download a newer version of ubuntu, I would suggest the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop.

    Another option is to purchase a CD from here:...
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