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    [SOLVED] Re: How to disable Skype on startup.

    Click on, Show applications.
    Select All.
    Scroll down to and click on, Startup applications.
    Skype for Linux should be shown with a check-mark. Uncheck Skype for Linux and problem solved.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Problem installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on laptop

    Thanks.

    Tried and got into those logs but as you said they were massive.
    Will try again looking into the ones you showed above.

    FWIW 14.04 runs better than 20.04 in rec mode, on my laptop.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Problem installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on laptop

    Since having this issue with 20.04 decided to try running 18.04 on this laptop.
    Put in the ISO DVD of 18.04 made a few years ago to see what happens.
    Well it attempts to bootup off the DVD but...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Problem installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on laptop

    DuckHook,

    Not sure how to get logs? Never did that before.


    -Satellite-A215:~$ lshw
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    PCI (sysfs)
    SCSI ...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Problem installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on laptop

    Yes realize this is an older laptop purchased towards the end of 2008. It ran Vista and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS well.

    Did a check of its 160 GiB HDD and got OK results in; Disks > SMART Data & Self-Tests.
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Problem installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on laptop

    Fred, no joy yet.

    My boot loader shows this:
    https://i.postimg.cc/s2NJCLkh/Boot-loader-shows-this.png

    Clicked on
    Advanced options for Ubuntu and get two choices.
    Ubuntu, with Linux...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Problem installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on laptop

    Did not install the 20.04 Grub boot loader, never have in the past. Just let the ISO disc do its thing and auto-install the boot loader. When attempting to boot, up all looked normal.
    Ubuntu is...
  8. [ubuntu] Problem installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on laptop

    Downloaded: ubuntu-20.04.2.0-desktop-amd64.iso, then burned the ISO to a DVD.
    Checksum reports this ISO DVD is OK, has no errors.
    Did give 20.04 a try out to see what it was like and liked it.
    ...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: What's the best Ubuntu Video movie player?

    3nd

    Been playing around with SMPlayer and it's nice.

    Thanks
  10. [ubuntu] What's the best Ubuntu Video movie player?

    Totem Movie Player doesn't play all video formats and freezes up my pc with some formats.

    VLC plays better than Totem Movie Player.

    Interested if there are other Movie Players that work/play...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    Solved!
    Found this very helpful Google link.
    Did it and it worked like a charm opening up the PSSD T7.

    How to Mount an exFAT Drive on Ubuntu Linux
  12. [SOLVED] Re: For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    The Samsung Software is just for Windows or Mac encryption.
    No Linux software option available.
    Didn't think this mattered since Ubuntu offers its own encryption with ext4 I believe.

    Intended...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    Thanks oldfred,

    Well this is getting more complex than anticipated.

    Have an old external IDE 160 GB HDD that was simply put in an enclosure, plugged into desktop via USB port and it was good...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    oldfred got this,

    https://i.postimg.cc/90WytXz3/Screenshot-from-2021-01-23-17-09-31.png


    sudo parted -l

    Model: Samsung PSSD T7 (scsi)
    Disk /dev/sdi: 500GB
    Sector size (logical/physical):...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    Got a, Samsung - T7 500GB External USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable Solid State Drive with Hardware Encryption.

    Plugged SSD into my i7 desktop via USB-C cable.

    Disks: does show a 500 GB Disk, Samsung...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    SSD's do seem to last. Got a couple in my main i7 desktop that are used every day.
    A 120GB Kingston installed 4/2013 and a 480GB SanDisk installed 2014.
    System Monitor report both show Old-age or...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    1fallen thanks for your comments.

    To date am still using an old 160GB Seagate IDE HDD in an enclosure from back in 2008 for storage. Along with a couple newer Flashdrives. Lately the 160GB Seagate...
  18. [SOLVED] For long term storage purposes which is better, an external SSD or Thumb-drive?

    Have some important documents, pix, mp3s etc I want to safely save/store.
    Wondering which is the best above device to save them on for the long term?
  19. Thread: OBS Studio

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    [ubuntu] Re: OBS Studio

    TheFu

    Thanks for all the helpful info.
  20. Thread: OBS Studio

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    [ubuntu] Re: OBS Studio

    Yes OBS is quite complex.

    Discovered when drag and dropping a video file to work on while watching it, there is no sound. However when opening up that file after it being converted to a MKV file,...
  21. Thread: OBS Studio

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    [ubuntu] OBS Studio

    Installed OBS today. Learning it but can't get any audio to play?
    Running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
    How do you turn on the audio?
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Want to convert old VHS tape home movies to Digital files

    Yes there are many devices out there now.
    Found this device that looks intriguing. Claims you don't even need a PC or software to do the job. Looks very simple to hook up and use.

    ezcap272 AV...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Want to convert old VHS tape home movies to Digital files

    Yes TV stations going to digital TV signals rendered all old VHS VCRs unusable for recording.
    Adding an analogue Ch 3 manually to my large screen HDTV was the only way I can now use that old VHS...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Want to convert old VHS tape home movies to Digital files

    Agree after doing a Google a search and seeing all the options available there and all found on YouTube for this type conversion.

    Don't want to convert to DVDs because I've found DVDs may corrupt...
  25. [ubuntu] Want to convert old VHS tape home movies to Digital files

    Have ~40 hours of old home videotape movies. What is the best/easy way to convert and save them as digital files?

    What is the best Video Capture Device to use? There seem to be so many.
    Is there...
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