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  1. [xubuntu] Re: Wireless network connected, but no connection to the internet.

    Is your wireless router connected to the Internet properly? If not, then the computer could connect to it, and indicate "connected" even if there's no real Internet connection.
    to install gedit you...
  2. Re: Unable to install Lubuntu via dvd or usb. Any other methods?

    I agree with most of what is said here so far. You probably ought to try the lubuntu install. Do check for compatibility of your hardware, and don't waste your time banging your head against the...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Can I get rid of Windows 8.1, install only Ubuntu 14.04 on ASUS X551M notebook?

    Thank you for your concern and for your reply. However, that wasn't an OS. It was a huge seething mass.
    I'll never need Windows on that computer. I am so glad it's gone, I can't tell you.
    Ubuntu...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Can I get rid of Windows 8.1, install only Ubuntu 14.04 on ASUS X551M notebook?

    It worked just fine.
    Thanks anyway.
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Can I get rid of Windows 8.1, install only Ubuntu 14.04 on ASUS X551M notebook?

    I'm going for it.
  6. [SOLVED] Can I get rid of Windows 8.1, install only Ubuntu 14.04 on ASUS X551M notebook?

    I just want to know if I can safely allow Ubuntu to partition the disk, and that ASUS and Microsoft haven't built in a UEFI booby trap that will brick my computer if I wipe the disk.
    I don't want or...
  7. [all variants] Re: Cool ffmpeg command converts to quality xvid avi. Help me automate with bash scri

    Wow! Thanks, FakeOutdoorsman! I'm gonna try it.
    I see what you did there! That's just exactly the kind of help I was looking for!
    OK! w00t!
  8. [all variants] Re: Cool ffmpeg command converts to quality xvid avi. Help me automate with bash scri

    Why did I say ffmpeg? It's mencoder. I'm going to go do one, and watch the output.
    Anyway, thanks for the pointer, andrew.46. I'll go look up how to use ffmpeg.
    By the way, it was here on...
  9. [all variants] Cool ffmpeg command converts to quality xvid avi. Help me automate with bash script.

    Some time ago, I found this really cool command made by someone. I don't even remember where I found it. I tried it and it converts mkv files and mp4 files very reliably to xvid-mp3 avi files that to...
  10. Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I installed Linux on my girlfriend's machine 7 years ago and she's hardly looked back, too!

    Yes, I only use it for the rare case when I have to run software made to run on it. The most recent time...
  11. Re: Install 64-bit using orig. 32-bit home. Should I risk it on my girlfriend's compu

    Thank you all again very much for your helpful advice. I will be installing the 64-bit version, but I daren't share the home folder. What I'll do is something like what
    sanderj suggested, but with...
  12. Re: Install 64-bit using orig. 32-bit home. Should I risk it on my girlfriend's compu

    Thanks for the link; Thanks all of you.
  13. Re: Install 64-bit using orig. 32-bit home. Should I risk it on my girlfriend's compu

    No, now / is on the same partition with /home. . . .
  14. Install 64-bit using orig. 32-bit home. Should I risk it on my girlfriend's computer?

    STORY ABOUT GIRLFRIEND
    My girlfriend has an Athlon64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ emachines :-) w/2GB RAM. She has Ubuntu 12.04 that works fine. She has upgraded this one all the way from 10.04 or maybe...
  15. [ubuntu] (flash content missing) Re: Can't play videos on YouTube with Firefox

    Firefox displayed a blank area where the flash content should have been.
    Using the advice of darkod, I downloaded the file
    http://github.com/downloads/webgapps...ux.i386.tar.gz
    unzipped it and...
  16. [ubuntu] Ubuntu 12.10 - Firefox shows blank space where Flash content should be.

    I did the following to try to fix; no dice. Any ideas?

    me@a620n:~$ sudo apt-get --reinstall install flashplugin-installer
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading...
  17. Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have about ten computers that I manage and all of them have Ubuntu as their primary OS. A few also can boot Microsoft Windows, which is an old-school OS that some of you may have heard of....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Capturing Online Audio Stream

    Some of those can be captured pretty easily using VLC.
    In VLC, click on "Media"-"Convert-Save"
    Then you choose your source, which can be a stream URL.
    ... Good luck. Sometimes the popup player...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB will just not boot

    I have a Vaio that will boot from the USB port on one side of the computer, but will not boot from the USB ports on the other side!
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    [all variants] Re: Finding "near-duplicate" files

    That is a good idea. I would use that program. I want to weed out near-dupes from my video collection and music library. I haven't found one yet that is user-friendly (me being "user") :-)
  21. [SOLVED] Re: which iso for computer 32 or 64bit?

    I have often chosen the 32 bit for a 64 bit machine, since some problems used to occur getting Flash and other stuff to work . . .
    HOWEVER, I noticed a 4X improvement in the speed at which my...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Replace Linux Mint with Lubuntu

    I think what I would do is use "disk utility" or "partition editor" in Ubuntu to delete the partition upon which you wish to install lubuntu.
    Then it will appear as "unallocated space" in the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Convert *.MKV to *.AVI

    I did this and I got just an AWESOME quality Xvid.mp3.avi at an amazingly small size. 384 Megabytes from a 1.7 Gig mkv file (1 hr.). But super-good quality picture on my 720 p tv.
    Thanks so much for...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot login to samba server with Windows xp

    This worked for me. I had exactly the same problem in Natty Narwhal 11.04. I could see the shared folders from the windows machine but could not log in to the Ubuntu Samba server.
    After I followed...
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    [SOLVED] Re: stuck at startup

    What kind of hardware are you using? If you have an Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device you might want to read the following. I had a similar problem. My Thinkpad R51 SOMETIMES would boot...
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