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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Changed printer, printing works, simple scan says scanner

    Thanks, that sounds reasonable, i usually buy older hardware, but got a good price on newer printer, and i see that 12.04 is behind on hplip by a major update
  2. [ubuntu] Changed printer, printing works, simple scan says scanner

    Had an HP 5250, it broke, I bought an HP 6525, removed the 5250, added the 6525, prints fine, but simple scan says no scanner available. sane-find-scanner finds the printer:

    found USB scanner...
  3. [ubuntu] dual-monitors at work, single monitor at home, vnc

    I have dual monitors at work, single monitor at home. I'm using the default vino-server to access the dual monitor machine. I'm using xtightvncviewer as the client. It works fine, but 2 19"...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: How to ping hostname of Windows hosts from Ubuntu desktop

    you just need to add the correct dns server to your ubuntu machine, and possibly the correct dns suffix search entries. find out what they are in windows by "ipconfig /all" and make sure you're...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Fixing Broken Packages

    the dreaded broken packages is a pain. synaptic has menu option to repair broken packages, but doesn't work sometimes. the one time i ran into this, i ended up having to install packages by hand,...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: redirect get command inside ftp client?

    you may want 'expect' if you're looking to do scripts with interactions to apps like ftp
  7. [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 LTS Nvidia 1920x1080 is larger than my monitor!

    you connecting with dvi or analog? if analog, use dvi or hdmi instead, analog will not work as well and sometimes has part of the info off the screen
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    [SOLVED] Re: Apps for printing photos

    i print a lot of photos, i use snapfish, mpix, costco, and winkflash, depending on what kind of print and timeframe i need photos. ink is too expensive to print much at home. plus there's so many...
  9. [kubuntu] Re: installed Kubuntu over Ubuntu 12.04 but did not work

    you might try cinnamon as the desktop, it's really nice
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    Re: Question on an old HP laptop

    yep, that's a good machine for linux.
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    [ubuntu] Re: usb 3.0 not working on 12.04

    thanks for the info. it didn't work for me, but hopefully it works for others. i think mine is a conflict with an existing usb2 hub...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: How to install F5 firepass plugin on Ubuntu 12.04 (precise pangolin)

    It was pointed out that I didn't specify, but you can go back to using the newest firefox after installing the plugin, you don't have to keep using 3.6. 3.6 is just used to get the plugin from the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: usb 3.0 not working on 12.04

    Thanks, that's what i was afraid of, guess I'll get a different card
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    [ubuntu] Re: usb 3.0 not working on 12.04

    device is seen:


    tim1204@HP-Desktop:~$ lsusb
    Bus 008 Device 004: ID 1058:0740 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. My Passport 1TB


    usb_storage is loaded, even after removing it and rebooting:
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    [ubuntu] usb 3.0 not working on 12.04

    i added usb_storage to /etc/modules, which seemed to get usb 3.0 to work for a while, but it's not working most of the time. the drive works fine if i plug into a usb 2.0 port. anybody know what's...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 precise pangolin - how to change font subpixel settings

    This function has moved to ubuntu-tweak-tools, available in the software center
  17. [SOLVED] How to install F5 firepass plugin on Ubuntu 12.04 (precise pangolin)

    Just installed 12.04 (64 bit), had a difficult time getting the F5 firepass SSL VPN plugin working, thought I'd share this info so others could get it working also.

    First, you have to get the...
  18. [SOLVED] 12.04 precise pangolin - how to change font subpixel settings

    in older versions of ubuntu it was right-click on desktop -> change desktop background -> font -> and here you could change the anti-aliasing and subpixel settings. my screen is a little blurry and...
  19. [lubuntu] Re: I'm trying to create a .conf file but failing

    vi is fine if you know how to use it, but most people don't like non-gui editors anymore, try


    sudo leafpad /etc/synergy.conf

    instead.
  20. [ubuntu] Re: MusicBrainz in Rhythmbox isn't identifying CDs

    This is really annoying. I can't find a workaround for this. Seems silly since there's a lib that fixes it, but there's no small fix for just faking out the old apps to use the new lib.
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    Poll: Re: Do you think nuclear power is the way to go?

    there's no safe nuclear power, oil and coal are poisoning our air (we have air quality alerts nearly everyday in the U.S., and not just large cities), no reason not to go with hydro (including...
  22. Re: ubuntu forums android app

    Agree. We don't need dedicated app, but we do need for this forum to be available via tapatalk or similar apps because I don't use my pc for forum browsing anymore.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome applet fail to load error

    i have the same issue - does it quite often. i enable ctrl-alt-backspace to be able to quit gnome, but i'd rather find a solution for the problem.
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    [ubuntu] Re: HP C5280 - CD printing work?

    thanks for the info, i'll try the setting next time i print to a cd. i bought a new pc recently, it came with windows 7. i installed the hp software for windows 7, and it doesn't even allow me to...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Empathy - Google Talk video chat in Lucid Lynx

    i think you should try to get your friends to use something else
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