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  1. Re: Music CD won't play but CD ROM drive is recognized in Disk Utility

    The CD does eject using the terminal command 'eject'

    It is a CD ROM player only

    In file browser, I see CD Drive and File System. When I insert a data CD, the CD Drive reads the disc and I can...
  2. Music CD won't play but CD ROM drive is recognized in Disk Utility

    I've tried playing several music CD's and they will not play.

    In Storage Devices my CD ROM shows up as NEC CD-2800D, port 2 of PATS Host Adapter, No Media Detected, Device: /dev/sr0, firmware...
  3. Re: Howto: Create LiveUSBs from Windows using a GUI (UNetbootin)

    I am late to the party and not very smart either so please have mercy.

    Just acquired an Acer Aspire-One netbook. I have just read Mark Gibb's column in networkworld about installing Ubuntu 10.04...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Can't vnc to my networked iMac

    I still have not had any luck with this issue, Any ideas what the problem may be?
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    [xubuntu] Can't vnc to my networked iMac

    I have had no issues connecting via VNC to my iMac from my Macbook or my PC notebook. I was using Chicken of the VNC on my Macbook and can't remember the name of the vnc client on my PC... but...
  6. [xubuntu] Re: Energy Management and how to have LCD backlight go off completely

    OK, here is more information as requested...



    merb@hp-laptop:~$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
    Release: 8.04
    Codename: hardy
  7. [xubuntu] Energy Management and how to have LCD backlight go off completely

    I have read numerous posts asking about how to ensure that the LCD backlight turns off completely when the screen saver kicks in. I don't just want a "blank screensaver" which allows the backlight to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu, or trash the laptop?

    CJ56, I gave Zenwalk a look today and was impressed and am now installing it. It was faster than xubuntu and auto configuered by network card which pcfluxboxos did not do. I'll give Zenwalk a whirl...
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    [xubuntu] Re: How to turn off or disable touchpad tap

    I installed gsynaptics and then when I went to the mouse control panel I got an error that it GSynaptics could not not initialize. That I have to set SHMCongif in xorg.conf to true or XF86Config to...
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    [xubuntu] How to turn off or disable touchpad tap

    My HP pavilion XH136 has a touchpad and the tap behavior is driving me crazy. I'm always accidentally opening apps, windows, making choices that I don't want to make because the tap feature is so...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu, or trash the laptop?

    linuxlizard, thanks for that info.

    I've settled on xubuntu for the time being. It is definitely faster on my laptop than ubuntu and I've been easily able to add a few packages already so I'm...
  12. Thread: h.264 decoder

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    [xubuntu] Re: h.264 decoder

    hugmenot, that was the solution I was looking for and it works like a champ. Thanks!
  13. Thread: h.264 decoder

    by cnymike
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    [xubuntu] [solved] h.264 decoder

    I visited a website with quicktime content and that content did not play. INstead I was informed that I did not have the following...

    MPEG-4 AAC decoder
    H.264 decoder

    I've not had any luck...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu, or trash the laptop?

    Dreamerman, one thing I can say with certainty is that on my old laptop, XP took forever to boot and launching apps was slow beyond belief. I may be splitting hairs between ubuntu, xubuntu and all...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu, or trash the laptop?

    I think my only other two "issues" are...

    1. Partitions. I guess I have two partitions...Home and File System and both are the same size (about 30GB). Is this reasonable and fine as it is for my...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu, or trash the laptop?

    Well, I'm installing xubuntu using the terminal. That is so cool to be able to do that. Like I said, I'm newbie and have a lot to learn about the command line. Anyway, ubuntu was running OK and I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu, or trash the laptop?

    Oldsoldier- Is installing xubuntu as intuitive as ubuntu was? After installation, it basically found my network, adding my printer was a snap...I was amazed that I didn't really have to configure...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu, or trash the laptop?

    While waiting for replies, I went ahead and installed the full desktop version and although the installation took a while, it completed without any problems and I'm now booted into ubuntu on my old...
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    [ubuntu] ubuntu, or trash the laptop?

    I've got an old HP Pavilion XH136 laptop with 600MHz Celeron and just 256MB RAM. I'm currently running Windows XP Professional sp2 but it's slow and I hate windows.

    I thought maybe I'd try...
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