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    [server] Invoking a GUI in Ubuntu Server?

    I'm sure there must be a way, but in standard config, it just shows up as command line.

    I need to be able to configure video devices in ZoneMinder, can't do it in terminal.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. How Do I Install Device From Downloaded .bin Setup File?

    Never mind, I figured it out!
  3. [US] Lo-$ Choice for GSM/SMS for Alarm System?

    So, I'm setting up an alarm system in my home and its dial-out function will probably be using a phone SIM card. I'm trying to make this as inexpensive as I can.

    The two choices I've had...
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    Re: System Heath App Installed?

    That's helpful. Thanks!

    It's very strange how various Linux live distributions have always made my laptops seem to run much hotter than with Windows OSs. I've never understood it. :-k

    This is...
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    System Heath App Installed?

    Ubuntu seems to make my laptop run extremely hot. Is there an installed app that can check to see what the system temperatures are and if everything is within limits?

    Thanks for any help on this!
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Can I Test Webcams in LIVE Mode?

    OK, here's the latest as of this evening:

    With somewhat less drama and adventure than I usually encounter, I actually managed to bust open the laptop, pull the HD, plug in a USB external hard...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Can I Test Webcams in LIVE Mode?

    I'm all for simplicity.

    This was my original plan, but I thought there'd be an easier way than pulling the drive, which is not that readily accessed in this particular laptop...but I think I can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Can I Test Webcams in LIVE Mode?

    Wow.

    My biggest problem is only understanding about 15% of what the guy's saying, so a lot of the explanation is blowing past me.

    What I don't get (because I can't understand him) is the manual...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Can I Test Webcams in LIVE Mode?

    OK, I'll give it a try.

    Thanks!
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Can I Test Webcams in LIVE Mode?

    Doesn't it just ask you where you want the installation put from a list of the available drives during the first part of the install, or does it try to force a dual-boot if there's something already...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Can I Test Webcams in LIVE Mode?

    OK, next part, then:

    If my boot order is CD> USB> C drive...

    Can I install Ubuntu as a true, fully-functional system install from the Live/Install CD onto a removable USB drive without having...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Can I Test Webcams in LIVE Mode?

    Cheese is apparently not installed and I obviously can't install programs in the demo mode.

    Empathy (which is on the CD) can supposedly test webcams, but I see no configuration screen to do it.
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    [ubuntu] How Can I Test Webcams in LIVE Mode?

    I want to install 12.04 LTS on a laptop strictly to control ZoneMinder, but I need to see if the cameras and video capture devices will work with Ubuntu before I do a hard install. I do not see an...
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