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  1. Stream speaker output from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

    I have a bit of an interesting situation, but basically my ubuntu powered server laptop is right next to my chair and it has really good speakers, so I was wondering if there was some way I could...
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    [ubuntu] Disable next run of cron job

    I have a cronjob on my home server that runs an rtcwake command to turn it off overnight, but sometimes I would like to disable that for a night, ex if I'm uploading a YouTube video. Is there any...
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    [lubuntu] Re: LiveUSB booting to black screen

    So, should I go ahead and install it with the 1024x768 issue, or deal with that now?
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    [lubuntu] Re: LiveUSB booting to black screen

    nomodeset worked fine...except now I can't go above 1024x768.
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    [lubuntu] LiveUSB booting to black screen

    I have made a lubuntu 14.04.1 LiveUSB to and am trying to use it on my Dell Dimension 4550. The first time I tried to boot it and selected "Try lubuntu without installing" it gave me an error that...
  6. Re: Good distro for tech illeterite mom on slow laptop

    Based on the responses, I think I'm going to try Lubuntu and possibly Xubuntu.

    Lubuntu - 6
    Xubuntu - 4
    ElementryOS - 2
  7. Re: Good distro for tech illeterite mom on slow laptop

    Wow, lots of great responses. The computer is eMachines E527-2537. It has 2GB DDR3 RAM 800MHz, Inter GMA 4500M 2.2GHz processor, 160GB 5400RPM HDD, and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M. It...
  8. rtcwake suspending immediately after wake when lid is closed

    I have a server which I do not want running overnight. For this I use rtcwake in crontab. I believe it used to work, but now it just stays suspended. It turns off perfectly fine though. I did a test...
  9. Good distro for tech illeterite mom on slow laptop

    My mom is very bad with computers, she can get confused with tasks as simple as copy and paste. She has a very slow laptop. What I would like is a fast, easy to use linux distro. All that it needs to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Front Panel Audio Problem

    I have a similar problem, I have to plug my headphones into the back and my speakers into my DisplayPort monitor because for some reason my front audio is only mono. If you have an HDMI/DP monitor...
  11. 5.25" front bay all-in-one with specific ports

    I'm looking for one of those all-in-one thingies for the front of my PC. I would like to have at least 2 USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone jacks, an SD and microSD card reader, and a FireWire...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: One screen command that always gets the same session

    Oh ok thanks for that little flag, screen does seem confusing but it now serves my needs. Man phpseclib is so weird though. I don't know where I should ask about that. I tried Stack Overflow, but...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: One screen command that always gets the same session

    This method is not disconnecting other copies of the session, I'm not sure if that is a problem or not, for some reason phpseclib is really hard for me. I managed to get it to write the output of its...
  14. Re: Remote Desktop -- Access Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 7

    Well something weird happened now, it won't let me connect, but now as I have physical access to the laptop, I went over and opened it, and nothing showed up on the screen. I was still able to use...
  15. [SOLVED] One screen command that always gets the same session

    I'm trying to use screen to manage my Minecraft server, and I want to be able to send commands to it over a web interface (phpseclib). For this I need a reliable way to access the console. I'm trying...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Reduce lag on old PC - Best distro, desktop enviornment, etc...

    Ok guys, thanks for the help but things have changed a lot with my setup, and this is no longer what I want to do. I decided it would be best to start a new thread:...
  17. [ubuntu] Use Ubuntu PC as extra monitor for Windows 7 PC, but with it's own keyboard/mouse

    I have an old CRT TV, and only my old computer can connect to it, the Dell in my signature. My main computer is Windows 7, and it has dual displays, one of which is 1080p, so obviously using a plain...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Remmina broke screen DPI

    I accidentally changed the scale for menu and title bars option and didn't see it. Solved.
  19. [SOLVED] Reduce lag on old PC - Best distro, desktop enviornment, etc...

    I have my old computer set up as an HTPC - The Dell Dimension 4550 in my signature. Some basic specs: 2.4Ghz single-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, 80GB IDE hard drive, Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420, Ubuntu 12.04.4...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Win7 USB not detected

    What you want is something called Plop boot manager. Burn it to a disk if your computer has a disk drive. This will allow you to boot to USB on any computer. I've used this thing on a Windows 98...
  21. Re: Remote Desktop -- Access Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 7

    Oh, well it seems to work now consistently, so I guess I should mark this as solved, and you should start your own thread? I think that's how you're supposed to do it.
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    [SOLVED] Remmina broke screen DPI

    I connected to my server from my HTPC, which runs at 640x480 since we have a CRT, via Remmina. It was too hard to see at it's default resolution, so I changed it to 800x600 and this happened. That...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Vino to TightVNC Viewer on Windows 7: target actively refused

    I had already done this via command line, as you can see in my first post. As I said, occasionally it will work, but not most of the time.
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Vino to TightVNC Viewer on Windows 7: target actively refused

    .xsession-errors:

    Script for ibus started at run_im.
    Script for auto started at run_im.
    Script for default started at run_im.
    Doesn't look like much of an error log to me. The only ports I have...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Vino to TightVNC Viewer on Windows 7: target actively refused

    Bump, because today the host is deciding to actively refuse my connection even after reboot
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