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  1. LTS, why should I upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 when 12.04 support is to 2017

    The only reasons I've found to change are hardware driver support from jockey-gtk to a tab in synaptic and possibly a more modern version of Wine with 14.04. Currently my Toshiba Laptop with pentium...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Text obscured in Firefox URL bar

    Yes, this bug fix worked on my Toshiba Laptop with its Intel i855 chipset graphics.
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    [lubuntu] Re: Text obscured in Firefox URL bar

    My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S114 with intel i855 chipset where I have this problem.
    On two desktops with Ubuntu 12.04, Firefox 29.0 seems to run normally.
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    [lubuntu] Re: Text obscured in Firefox URL bar

    Here too, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a single core Toshiba Satallite laptop after I updated to Firefox 29.0 today.
    Sometimes if I refresh the screen the grey/black or black bar goes and I see the web...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Additional drivers (jockey-text and jockey-gtk) crashes

    As far I'm concerned jockey-gtk here hasn't worked for many months on my son's PC. It's running 12.04 LTS and my guess it's unlikely it will ever be fixed. As far as the developers are concerned, the...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: FlashPlayer unusual displaying swf content

    Solved here too. I've got YouTube clips playing again normally on my old Toshiba Satellite laptop by using the Firefox Add-on, Video WithOut Flash 1.4.1. Whilst this hasn't strickly solved my problem...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: FlashPlayer unusual displaying swf content

    Sorry but this didn't get flash working on my old Toshiba Satellite laptop with it's Intel 82852/855M Integrated Graphics Device. On Youtube I get purple and green and it plays in only half of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Google Earth Blank Pictures

    Thanks oldos2er but I'm unable to install GE7 on our 64 bit PC here without it crashing, to ever get to the point of applying corrections to get panoramio pictures displayed. My other PC which ran...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Google Earth Blank Pictures

    I am not aware that Google has yet come up with a solution to missing panoramio pictures in GE7. For 64bit users, amirpli here has done as much as anyone to find an answer.

    1. I've been unable...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Google Earth Tools>Options>Navigation setting not saved

    Effectively problem solved after I revisited this today.

    First go, I edited in Home >.config>Google> the GoogleEarthPlus.conf file and changed GroundLevelAutoTransition=true to false. This got the...
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    [SOLVED] i855 chipset runs Google Earth

    Background
    Getting a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S114 working was not without problems as described below earlier. Booting with nomodeset then using the Glasen PPA Intel driver 855gm-fix-dkms package...
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    Adding information to a closed thread?

    It seems that all Intel i855 chipset threads are marked as closed. Where should I post information how I got Google Earth to work under 12.04 on a laptop with this chipset? The previous thread where...
  13. [SOLVED] Google Earth Tools>Options>Navigation setting not saved

    In Google Earth I want save the option "Do not automatically tilt while zooming", instead it defaults to "Automatically tilt and enter ground level view". Is there a way to save this option. I...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: AMD propriatory fglrx 12.104 driver exhibits unstable acceleration?

    Eventually I achieved success by using synaptic to install the experimental driver as reported here-
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2178677

    Running jockey-gtk or its Additional Driver...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Additional Drivers aka jockey-gtk errors in 12.04LTS

    Only downside is that bootup now takes about 1.5 minutes. The faint purple screen is eventually replaced by the login screen. It's taught me that in future I shouldn't rush into assuming that the AMD...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Additional Drivers aka jockey-gtk errors in 12.04LTS

    Searching yields several reports of people like me still experiencing errors with Additional Drivers/jockey-gtk despite launchpad comments that this had been fixed. No it hasn't.

    Faced with a none...
  17. [ubuntu] Additional Drivers aka jockey-gtk errors in 12.04LTS

    In trying to get any AMD driver installed for a Radeon HD7950 card as jockey-gtk is broken with the following errors-

    (jockey-gtk:2733): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_icon_set_render_icon_pixbuf: assertion...
  18. Is 12.04LTS a suitable platform for games or is a later release better?

    I would prefer to stick with 12.04 LTS on my son's desktop PC considering he wants to use it for playing games, so in this context is there any benefit in upgrading to the latest release of Ubuntu,...
  19. [ubuntu] AMD propriatory fglrx 12.104 driver exhibits unstable acceleration?

    There seems to a strange behavior when I test the Radeon HD7950 (3GB) using fgl_glxgears. The cube rotates rapidly for about 30 seconds then slows. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit with Phenom x6...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: working fglrx driver but I also want failsafe graphics mode

    Update, I bit the bullet, purged fglrx and re-installed (see link below), instead of using Hardware Additional Drivers. I did not reboot until I had removed and re-installed the driver.
    I worked on...
  21. [ubuntu] working fglrx driver but I also want failsafe graphics mode

    I want a failsafe graphics gui to fall back on whilst I'm working with fglrx drivers for a Radeon HD7950. I've just put this in my son's desktop, it's a recent fresh install of 12.04 LTS 64bit on a...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Access to files on corrupted hard drive from live CD

    Perhaps this opinion might mislead some.

    I have a SSD which looks to be failing and am now currently copying files off to a usb stick before a RMA back to Samsung. I have used it for about a month...
  23. Re: Errors while installing Oblivion under Wine.

    I had problems trying to install Oblivion under Wine on my son's PC, I nearly gave up. Instead I used PlayOnLinux which makes things simple. It automatically downloads and installs the appropriate...
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    Re: Yeahhhh Ubuntu !!!

    Thanks to everyone who sorted this out.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Google Earth Blank Pictures

    I have the same problem with GE 7.1.1, I'm not able to view any pictures, just a blank white box appears. It's not an uncommon finding.

    I believe that GE's pictures are held on the panoramio.com...
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