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    [xubuntu] Re: Mic doesn't work in Skype

    I couldn't get Skype to work with the mic on my Microsoft web cam or my Samson Go Mic, so you can imagine the frustration. I found one solution, and it involved upgrading the alsa drivers. The first...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Thunderbird and the Messaging Indicator in Precise

    I got it to work in Xubuntu 12.04, mostly, by uninstalling the global messaging integration via synaptic and enabling the global menu bar integration addon 3.2.5. The addon still works, even if...
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    Civ 3 crashes

    I'm playing Civ 3 (the 1.29f patched version) on Xubuntu 12.04 with the most recent version of Wine and everything is absolutely fine. Game plays great, moves quickly, not a problem at all. I had...
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    [all variants] Re: Linux blog editors

    Thanks for the help. I know that post about blog editors, actually, and that's the problem. Right now, none of those are hefty enough to do what I need, and it doesn't look like any (except...
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    [all variants] Linux blog editors

    Does anyone have any information about development of any of the Linux blog editors -- BloGTK, QTM, Blogilo, etc. Development seems to have stopped on most of them.

    I have been using ScribeFire...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Startup Disk Creator -- Can it install other distros?

    I followed the DD instructions, and it worked. The thing I did was to run the safe install, so I could watch it run. It took a while, but it finally loaded as a live disk.
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    [xubuntu] 11.04 won't reboot from desktop

    I had a mostly problem free clean install of Xubuntu 11.04, save for one thing. When I click the reboot button on the session menu, it only reboots about half of the time. The other half of the time,...
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    [all variants] Setting up a media center

    I'm looking for some advice for setting up a media center, which will be hooked up to my flat screen TV. I think I've got most of the technical bits figured out with an Acer with 4 gigs of memory....
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Microphone doesn't work in Asus 1215t netbook

    Have had the same exact same problems, running Xubuntu 10.10. Tried all the suggestions here, and the best I could do with the internal mic with the 1215T was a lot of static. My solution? A Samson...
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    [xubuntu] Browsers won't load some pages

    This is a weird one -- I'm running Xubuntu 10.10, and both Firefox and Chromium can't load some pages. This is the first time this happened. I'd give you a list, but other than my home page at...
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    [all variants] Re: Old laptop suggestions??

    Antix is a good choice, as is Puppy.
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    [all variants] Editing ISO for a current distro

    I want to take an existing ISO, like Xubuntu 10.10, and edit it before I install it. For instance, I don't need Orage, most of the games, the file sharing apps, etc., but do want Ubuntu Tweak,...
  13. Re: Asus EeePC 1015P with Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix - Keyboard and touchpad doesn't

    I'm running 10.10 Netbook on an Asus 1005HA, and it is doing the same thing. I can type, but the keys don't seem to have any effect. including the enter key. I can use the touchpad, and the keyboard...
  14. [xubuntu] Boot hangs with D-Link 7-port USB hub

    I'm running Xubuntu 10.10, with hardly anything going wrong since a clean install. My computer is a a 4 gig, 64-bit Acer with an AMD triple core Phenom processor and the latest kernel. Updated it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Share Thunderbird profile

    Thanks for the help, myii. Sounds like a project for over the holidays.
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    [SOLVED] Share Thunderbird profile

    I'm running Xubuntu 10.04 on my desktop and Ubuntu Netbook Remix on an Asus 1005HA. I'd like to move my Thunderbird profile back and forth.

    Right now, I'm using Dropbox, which is very slow. Is...
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    Re: Windows Live Writer equivalent?

    You can run Scribefire as a Prism app, and it works more or less like WLW. That's really the only thing I miss in switching to Ubuntu.
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    [all variants] Broken bit torrents?

    I have been trying to download the Xubuntu torrents for the 32- and 64-bit 10.10 alpha 3 from the Xubuntu site, and have received the dreaded: "Requested download is not authorized for use with this...
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    [xubuntu] Corrupt version of Thunderbird?

    I'm running Xubuntu 10.4 and TB 3.0.6 from the repository, and the damndest thing has happened. Thunderbird was working, and then it stopped sending email -- literally from one email to the next. In...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: How do I format a USB flashdisk or external hard drive?

    I think one of the problems here is the difference between a mounted drive and an unmounted USB drive. This may seem simple to someone who started when Linux was just the command line, but to those...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Lagging on lubuntu

    It's weird. I put Lubunto on a Compaq notebook with a 766 Celeron processor and 180 megs of RAM, and it barely lags at all. But I also put it on a Dell 933 Celeron with 256 megs of RAM, and it does...
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    [xubuntu] Xubuntu logon goes to TTY

    At least I think that's what it is. It's not the normal Xubuntu startup page, but the command line. After I enter my user name (though not always the password), I get the Xubuntu screen.

    I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Changing/removing apps in Lubuntu

    Thanks. That will give me a project this weekend. And I learned my lesson about clean installs vs. fresh installs when I installed Windows 98 over Windows 95. Whoops.
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    [SOLVED] Changing/removing apps in Lubuntu

    I want to change or remove some of the standard apps in Lubuntu -- WICD for network manager, take off PyNeighborhood, and a couple of other things. But when I go to do it through synaptic, I'm told I...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Lubuntu questions

    Lubuntu's install is far from flawless, which is the only thing I was really disappointed with given how nicely most Ubuntu flavors install. Make sure you update the install as soon as it is...
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