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  1. [ubuntu] General question regarding dual boot versus an alternative

    My dad has the following laptop:

    - Dell Latitude E6500
    - Core 2 Duo processor
    - currently running XP Pro
    - USB and eSATA ports

    He is aware that XP is no longer supported so he does not...
  2. Best non/old-Buntu for an Inspiron 2500 w/ Celeron 800?

    I've been trying different flavors of Ubuntu on various systems over the past year. Unfortunately, I think the *buntus are too heavy for an old laptop that I'm trying to make functional as a...
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    [ubuntu] Choppy video streaming

    I'm racking my brain on an issue that is proving to be a bit of an annoyance. I'm hoping someone here in the community may have some ideas.

    I have posted elsewhere on the forum regarding a used...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Good donor PC for a budget Ubuntu HTPC build?

    Update -

    Thanks for the feedback. I decided to get a SSD and am very pleased with the result. I have everything together in the new case and it is running well. I'm hoping to add the HDD and...
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    [ubuntu] High pitch tone with XBMC?

    I'm wondering if anyone has encountered this:

    My Silverstone case came in so I swapped my parts over this weekend. The cable routing is not great (a known issue) but it is built and running. One...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Desktop larger than viewable area? (Ubuntu 12.04, Radeon 5850)

    Solved - I tried one of the FGLRX hardware drivers and that appears to have fixed it. I'm still playing but picture quality seems good.
  7. [SOLVED] Desktop larger than viewable area? (Ubuntu 12.04, Radeon 5850)

    I'm getting ready to swap parts from an existing system into a HTPC-specific case. When connected via HDMI to my 27" ViewSonic monitor, everything was perfect. When I moved the system to test on...
  8. [ubuntu] Recommended tuner card and software for over-the-air recording?

    I'm taking my first dive into building an open source HTPC and wanted to gather some information regarding TV cards that have a good reputation of working with Ubuntu. My build is mostly from a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Good donor PC for a budget Ubuntu HTPC build?

    Thanks for the feedback. I have yet to really test the system since the HDD has failed. I tried installing Ubuntu last night and it would not install. I need to get a HDD or SDD ordered. I can...
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    [SOLVED] Good donor PC for a budget Ubuntu HTPC build?

    An acquaintance was getting rid of a mid tower he was using as a server so I negotiated him down to $75 for the following:

    Case - Antec P182 mid tower
    Mobo - Gigabyte EP45-UD3P ver. 1.1...
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    [ubuntu] No wireless via LiveCD on HP ProBook 6570b?

    I just took possession of my new HP ProBook 6570b (Win7) and I'm looking to dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When testing with a live CD, the wireless adapter wasn't working. I did some searching...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    UPDATE:

    Lightspark and GNASH were suggested earlier in the thread so I decided to give those a try. Lightspark didn't help but GNASH seems to be working in both Firefox and Chrome. The playback...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Better graphics card for Dimension 4550?

    I did some research and read that a 7600GS or GT card was/is about as good as you can get for this system without power issues. I found a Nvidia Geforce 7600GS on ebay for ~$40. It was made by XFX...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    redsand - what are your system specs? I'm wondering if a better graphics card is the answer but your experience would suggest otherwise.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    I also wanted to add this to the discussion. I'm playing with 2 desktops at the moment:

    - Dell Dimension L866r (focus of this thread)
    - Dell Dimension 4550

    Both are running the same OS from...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    How exactly does one extract the file to the new location? I tried simply copy-n-pasting but Lubuntu didn't like that idea. I would like to give this a try. I'm not sure which version of Chromium...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    UPDATE:

    Partial Success!

    As per TenPlus1's comment, I checked if Flash was still installed and it was. I completely uninstalled it with Synaptic Package Manager so there was no Flash on the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    I see no animation...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    Installed a screenshot tool to help with all of this. Looks like Shockwave is there. Let me know if there are any other screenshots I can take to be helpful.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    I went into the Add-Ons and everything seems to updated and in order.

    Here is something interesting I just found:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/tech-specs.html


    I posted my...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    No, I had not seen this and had high hopes for it. I followed everything to the letter except when I entered this command in step 2:


    chromium-browser...
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    Suggested free action game(s) for old PC?

    System:
    Dell Dimension L866r
    Pentium3 866MHz
    512MB RAM (maximum)
    2 HDs - 20GB and 15GB
    CD-RW drive
    ATI Radeon 7500 64MB graphics card
    Lubuntu 12.04
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    I did as instructed. When I navigate to /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ there are 2 files:

    - install_plugin (shell script)
    - libflashplayer.so (shared library)

    Flashplugin.so does not appear...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Chromium and Adobe Flash giving me fits.

    UPDATE:

    Thanks for those links.

    Last night I reinstalled Lubuntu from scratch, ran the Update Manager, installed Firefox, installed Flash-Aid. i did nothing else that could conflict and still...
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    [SOLVED] Better graphics card for Dimension 4550?

    I acquired another older tower PC on which I immediately installed Lubuntu. The graphics card only has a VGA connection and the colors coming up on the LCD monitor aren't quite right compared to...
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