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  1. [SOLVED] Re: mysterious launcher icon won't disappear

    Dropping the icon into the trash can didn't work--it just jumped back to where it was. But

    unity --reset-icons
    did the trick. Thank you!
  2. [SOLVED] mysterious launcher icon won't disappear

    Hi y'all,

    A while ago, my LibreOffice Writer launcher icon began malfunctioning--specifically, when I click on it, it launches GIMP. When I right-click it, it gives me three options: "New...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: stupid question about ticking boxes in Terminal

    Aaaah thanks a million! Spacebar worked.
  4. [SOLVED] stupid question about ticking boxes in Terminal

    So I'm installing Vidalia, and it presents me with this:
    248611
    What do I do to tick that box? Tab just switches me between the box and the Ok.
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Codec Hell (with dependency problems -_-)

    Okay, thank you!
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Codec Hell (with dependency problems -_-)

    Thanks a lot! I have my restricted-extras now. O:)

    There's something wrong with shim-signed, though:

    Setting up shim-signed (1.5~12.04.1+0.4-0ubuntu4) ...
    Unrecognized option...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Codec Hell (with dependency problems -_-)

    Also, I don't know if this is relevant, but

    sudo apt-get-update
    gives me

    W: GPG error: http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release: The following signatures were invalid: BADSIG 16126D3A3E5C1192...
  8. [SOLVED] Codec Hell (with dependency problems -_-)

    Hi, everybody.
    I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I tried to install the Spotify client Linux preview, and Terminal told me:

    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have...
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    Re: .MOV file woes. :(

    Okay, here we go:

    monicagorman@Charlie:~$ dpkg --get-selections | egrep 'gstreamer|ffmpeg|codec|mplayer'
    bluez-gstreamer install
    chromium-codecs-ffmpeg install...
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    Re: .MOV file woes. :(

    Okay, I've got MPlayer2 installed. Now when I play Varunendra's video, I get audio but no video. I have one version of the R. Tam Sessions that claims to be 5:37 long, and it plays fine for about...
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    Re: .MOV file woes. :(

    MediaInfo gives me

    General
    Complete name : /home/monicagorman/Desktop/RTam.mov
    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile ...
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    Re: .MOV file woes. :(

    So if I'm reinstalling VLC, what application should I tell Firefox to use for apt links, and where do I find it? Or to do it from the command line, which mirror should I use to add squeeze-backports...
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    Re: .MOV file woes. :(

    I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, which included "gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse libavcodec-extra-53 libavutil-extra-51".
    MediaInfo told me the file is an MPEG-4 (Quicktime) file. Do I...
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    Re: .MOV file woes. :(

    How do I check my codecs? I tried installing various codecs listed at https://projects.gnome.org/totem/#codecs using sudo apt-get but it always told me "E: invalid operation plugin I was trying to...
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    .MOV file woes. :(

    Hi everybody. I'm trying to play a .mov file, to no avail. My default, Movie Player, tells me that the file "contains no playable streams." Firefox is set to use Quicktime Plug-in 7.6.6, or at least...
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    Dr. Boli on telephone scammers

    And how to get rid of them: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/drboli/2013/07/01/dealing-with-telephone-scammers/
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Adding Software Center to my Firefox applications preferences--Where is it?

    Thank you!
  18. [SOLVED] Adding Software Center to my Firefox applications preferences--Where is it?

    Hi guys, I guess this is kind of a stupid problem.
    I'm having a problem with the applications Firefox can use. I checked my plugins and it said Adobe Flash Player was out of date and vulnerable, so...
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    Re: Pirated Music and Intellectual Property

    This is rather late, but Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig is a very good read on the general subject of intellectual property rights.
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    Re: The Off Topic Game

    The problem with college IT is that it doesn't have enough support for vinyl record players.
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    Re: Word association

    Dragon.
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    Re: Ban The User Above You.

    Banned for wearing a space suit in your profile picture even though they closed the Shuttle program.
  23. Re: What are some alternatives to Skype and Vonage on Ubuntu

    I use Jitsi--it's a client, but they'll also give you a free XMPP account if you want one. It works for AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, ICQ, Ippi, Iptel.org, MSN, SIP, and Yahoo accounts as well as...
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    Re: skype linux support

    Depending on who/how many people you need to skype, you might be able to get them to switch to something else. I've sold a couple people on Jitsi (using the "free multi-person video!"...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to the Forums - Introduce yourself here

    Hi everybody,
    My name is Monica and I love math. :) I used to have Ubuntu (12.04) on a laptop at home but then I went to college and they wouldn't let me take it with me, so I got my own and after a...
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