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    [ubuntu] VLC issues when playing audio CD

    Hello!
    Recently I have been having strange problems using VLC media player to listen to audio CDs. After inserting a CD, the player will usually launch and play the first track successfully. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: wifi problem hp pavilion zv5000

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#Installing_b43_drivers
    Quick summary: Gulmer's on the right track, but you also have to install the package firmware-b43legacy-installer .
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    [ubuntu] Re: changing keyboard layout

    This works on my system:
    Go into System Settings -> Keyboard Layout. In the bottom right corner there is a button saying "Options". In the window that pops up, expand the "Key(s) to change layout"...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu 12.04 opens pdf files with libre office

    If you are opening the files while browsing firefox, do this:
    In firefox, go into Edit->Preferences. Click on the "Applications" tab. Look for the PDF content-type, and then use the drop down on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Oracle Java 1.7 issue

    Alternatively, you can add the line:

    swing.defaultlaf=com.sun.java.swing.plaf.gtk.GTKLookAndFeelto the file /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-sun/jre/lib/swing.properties .
    See...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Frequently deauthenticated from wireless card with reason 7

    Silly me!
    I was able to fix both problems (slow Internet + strange logs) just by fiddling with the antenna on my wireless card.
  7. [SOLVED] Frequently deauthenticated from wireless card with reason 7

    Hello,
    Recently I noticed that my Internet connection was working very slowly, with high packet loss rates. The problem is localized to my computer, as other computers connect through the same...
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    [ubuntu] Audacity Mutes Input Mic

    Whenever I startup Audacity, it apparently mutes my input mic. This can be seen in the Sound preferences application: I can launch Sound, go to the Input tab, observe that the mic is not muted, and...
  9. [all variants] Communication between computers on LAN

    I need help with sending UDP packets between 2 computers on the same LAN, but where both of the computers are sending the packets to the router's IP instead of their internal IP's. Port numbers...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10, 10.04 Random Memory Leak

    This seems to be happening more and more frequently. I'm starting to suspect a link between certain updates and the leak, though this could be just two random patterns coinciding. I'll do some more...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Compiz Fuzion?

    I've been running it since Ubuntu 9.10 and I've only had one major problem that I've already filed a bug report for here. Vote for it if you can replicate it on your system.
    To get it going,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10, 10.04 Random Memory Leak

    arkixml, I think we may find something by looking for similarities between our systems. Since I still suspect something to do with certain hardware devices and their drivers, could you attach the...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Suddenly unable to shutdown or restart 10.04

    SteveCube, did you get any output when you ran users-admin at the terminal? If so, can you post it here?
    You may also want to check out /etc/groups in nautilus and check the last time it was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10, 10.04 Random Memory Leak

    Oh dear, it happened again! I reprofiled a while a go, so that didn't help. Running 'glxinfo' and 'sudo glxinfo' freed no memory. Logging out, logging into another account, logging out of that and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: PiTiVi problems with compiz

    Any ideas?
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10, 10.04 Random Memory Leak

    I will admit that I do have compiz running with a bunch of effects enabled. HOWEVER, this memory leak has been occurring since way before I discovered compiz or had any effects enabled. I'll try...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10, 10.04 Random Memory Leak

    Yes, I do have less than 512 MB of RAM, so this sounds plausible. I already have vm.swappiness set to 10; so far, I haven't noticed too much difference, though I haven't been able to test it much....
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10, 10.04 Random Memory Leak

    I was wondering if this was possibly an once-every-xxx-boots kind of thing but it apparently isn't. After going a large number of boots between two occurrences, it happened after only 2 boots.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10, 10.04 Random Memory Leak

    It happened again today. I've managed to collect some info about it compared to a normal boot.
    Attached is a file with the output of top, free -m, and a count of the number of processes in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10, 10.04 Random Memory Leak

    Thanks, Azyx. I never realized gnome-resource-monitor wasn't showing all processes. I'll have to see what happens next time I have this memory error.
    Also, I already have unchecked unnecessary...
  21. Re: Unable to choose system sound, login windows, etc

    Check out this thread.
    I think ubuntu-tweak may be exactly what you're looking for. Follow the link in post 4; you can't get it just from Synaptic.
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    [ubuntu] Re: kernel panic HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can you provide a link to a webpage where people have the same problem or what to do about it? Maybe someone can "translate" for you.
    Don't worry, we were all new once.
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Suddenly unable to shutdown or restart 10.04

    Between the time you had all groups and the time you lost some, did you run the Users and Groups program? It sounds like adduser is working properly, so it's possibly an error in Users and Groups...
  24. Re: Unable to choose system sound, login windows, etc

    If this is a clean install (from LiveCD) or you have manually updated to GRUB2, this problem may be due to Lucid using GRUB2. Take a look at this article, specifically under the title "Splash Images...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Suddenly unable to shutdown or restart 10.04

    Could this be a rare Linux virus at work? I'd suggest running clamscan on all of your files (from / down).
    Of course, the only webpage I could find with a similar problem described hasn't gotten...
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