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    Qt5.0 tutorial

    Hello everyone,

    Could someone(s) please suggest a tutorial for Qt5. I have found only one and it has significant bugs. The Qt project folks have a number of examples but they are not, in my...
  2. [ubuntu] video cards, intel drivers, and Mesa: How do they fit?

    Hello everyone

    Very recently I began to mess with OpenGL. I immediately ran into a problem running a program due to an incompatibility between the code and the installed version of OpenGL (v 2.1...
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    Re: Getting started with OpenGL/GLM

    Hello everyone,

    OK, so I'm updating previous query. I succeeded in downloading all the necessary code. I latched onto a tute that provides code for a simple shaded triangle. I compiled and...
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    Getting started with OpenGL/GLM

    Hello everyone,

    I'm trying to get started writing GLM code, but am confused on several fronts, and the various tutes I've reviewed have not clarified them. Perhaps one of you folks can help out....
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Installing 14.04 on HP Box-problems with BIOS?

    Good morning d-cosner,

    Your saga is exactly what I fear and wish to avoid. You never really say, but did you ever get the update accomplished? Was the fan sufficient to do the job?

    Just a...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Installing 14.04 on HP Box-problems with BIOS?

    Hi Ubfan,

    Thanks for hanging on this thread.

    Thanks also for the info on the BIOS. In a way, I suppose, it indirectly indicates why discussions of upgrades to UBUNTU don't seem to mention...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Installing 14.04 on HP Box-problems with BIOS?

    Hi Ubfan1 and anyone else,

    1. You indicate that you don't think the problem is due to outdated BIOS. Could you say more about why you think it's something else other than stale BIOS.

    2. I'm...
  8. [ubuntu] Installing 14.04 on HP Box-problems with BIOS?

    Hello everyone,

    I realized too late that this is probably the correct forum for my issue, and not "general help". I hope I haven't violated a UBUNTU behavior code.

    Here's my story. I...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Slow startup on 14.04 and "suspend" doesn't work at all

    Good morning, whitesmith and everyone else,

    OK, here is a copy of /var/log/syslog rresults. At 6:30 AM EST I booted up from a cold start. Ten minutes later the screen lit up, and I issued the...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Slow startup on 14.04 and "suspend" doesn't work at all

    Hello Whitesmith,

    Thanks for the tip. I have timed the delay from the moment I reboot until a screen appears. It is pretty nearly exactly 10 minutes from the cold start. It is very reliably...
  11. [ubuntu] Slow startup on 14.04 and "suspend" doesn't work at all

    Hello everyone,

    This thread is related toi an earlier one. I thought it sufficiently different to warrant a new thread. I hope you agree.

    I have just installed 14.04 from a CD-ROM. The...
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    [ubuntu] Machine won't wake up after suspension

    Hello everyone,

    I have just installed 14.04 on an HP machine. When I hit "suspend", the screen goes black and all seems to be well. When I hit a key it starts to wake up--you can hear the...
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    Can't boot ubuntu 14.04

    Hello everyone,

    Yesterday I successfully (apparently) installed 14.04 as an update to a previously installed 12.04. The system is installed on a external hard drive. I have had many previously...
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    [SOLVED] Re: HP Printer doesn't respond

    Hi OldFred,

    I did as you suggested and downloaded from the HP site. Installation went smoothly. The printer now functions. I can return to my currant jelly and brown bread. Not a moment too...
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    [SOLVED] Re: HP Printer doesn't respond

    Hi OldFred,

    Thanks for the help on this issue. I honestly don't know how I got the printer initially hooked up to 12.04. Originally I had used it with a Microsoft OS. It sat idle for awhile...
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    [SOLVED] HP Printer doesn't respond

    Hello everyone,

    Until yesterday morning my HP p1505 laser jet printer worked marvelously well. I had run a couple of print jobs the day before without a problem. Whilst consuming a piece of...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: can't boot 12.04 from external hard drive

    Hi oldfred,

    Well, after much googling around I finally solved the problem of the blank screen. For some reason--probably a failed update--I had clobbered xorg.conf. I downloaded and installed...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: can't boot 12.04 from external hard drive

    oldfred,

    I don't understand how to do the forcing. I suspect that when I get into the recovery mode I need to click on the grub option. After that, not sure what happens. I know that xforcevesa...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: can't boot 12.04 from external hard drive

    oldfred,

    I don't know how old it is. Around 2-3 years. Whatever it is, I have never installed a newer card.

    Now, here's some info for you to mull over. I do not have a xorg.conf file in...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: can't boot 12.04 from external hard drive

    oldfred,

    Using lspci I find that the video card is AMD/ATI RS880M.

    The problem seems to be in X11.

    Mark
  21. [SOLVED] Re: can't boot 12.04 from external hard drive

    oldfred,

    Tried all of your suggestions and all failed. I can't tell you what the video driver is because when I issue lshw the screen I get back doesn't scroll when I'm in the recovery mode and...
  22. [SOLVED] can't boot 12.04 from external hard drive

    Hello everyone,

    Until yesterday I was able to easily boot 12.04 from an external Seagate hard drive. Something happened to change this. I no longer am able to boot normally, although I can boot...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Converting PDF file to text file

    Hello everyone,

    OK, I tried several of your suggestions and here's what I found.

    1. pdftotext works. You have to set the right options, but it will do the job and create a text file. I'm...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Converting PDF file to text file

    Good morning Buntubunny, Seijisensei, and monkeybrainxxxx,

    Thanks for the suggestions. I haven't followed up on them yet, but will do so as soon as I am able. To answer a couple of questions:
    ...
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    [SOLVED] Converting PDF file to text file

    Hello everyone,

    I have a very large PDF file containing pricing information for a manufacturer. I want to do some statistical processiong of these data. I need to convert, I believe, the pdf to...
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