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  1. Installing Ubuntu via Virtualbox on a new Macbook

    I'm wondering if anyone else is running Ubuntu on a Macbook using Virtualbox. Is it slow? Are there any compatibility issues?

    Note: I'm not a fan of the Unity desktop and will be using Gnome...
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    [all variants] Re: Skype: Aborted (core dumped)

    Note: downgrading to Skype 2.1 from Skype 4.0 works.. I mainly use Skype to make cheap phone calls.. although I'd like 4.0 to work as well but I'm not given any information other than a vague...
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    [all variants] Skype: Aborted (core dumped)

    This is all I'm given when I start skype (other than the fact that it won't start at all):



    What to do about it? What more information do you need?
  4. [all variants] Re: Simultaneously "google" for a images similar to your current collection

    Open images.google.com

    Then browse the image in Nautilus or another file manager

    Drag the image into the page pointed at Google Images, a box will indicate where to drag the image.

    Then...
  5. [all variants] Simultaneously "google" for a images similar to your current collection

    By now, you've probably seen the feature in Google Images where you can take an image then have Google search for images it deems similar to that image.

    Is there any way, at least in Ubuntu, if I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How do I install a USB printer?

    Seems the problem is more complicated..

    I upgraded to the 12.04 beta (update-manager -d) and now the printer is found!
  7. [ubuntu] Force apt-get to install a package WITHOUT removing the packages it wants to remove?

    sudo apt-get install foomatic-db
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no...
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    [SOLVED] How do I install a USB printer?

    Running 11.10, I have no idea how to install a USB printer.

    What I've tried:

    1) Going to http://localhost:631/admin

    Select "Add Printer"

    Problem is, no USB option is listed. There's only...
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    [all variants] Re: Printer Stopped Working, Cannot Reinstall

    Anyone? When I can expect printing to work again?
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    [all variants] Printer Stopped Working, Cannot Reinstall

    I'm running a Epson Stylus Photo R300 Printer.

    Ubuntu 11.10

    One day, my printer stopped working so I went into CUPS (http://localhost:631) and uninstalled it trying to reinstall it. But now I...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Mtink doesn't work even though I'm a member of the group lp

    Never Mind.. Solved:

    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-cups-usblp.conf
    comment out blacklist (e.g. #blacklist usblp)

    Reboot

    run sudo modprobe usblp
  12. [SOLVED] Mtink doesn't work even though I'm a member of the group lp

    sudo adduser (myself) lp

    The user `(myself)' is already a member of `lp'

    So I try running sudo mtink.

    Still says "No access to printer device file" (blah blah blah) You must be a member of...
  13. [all variants] Password storage and authentication via Fingerprint

    Does this sort of service exist in a form compatible with Ubuntu?

    I'm looking for a system that stores my passwords in the cloud. These passwords could be for Gmail accounts, forum accounts,...
  14. [all variants] Pulseaudio Volume Control won't open (but sound works fine)

    So sound works fine on my system but I can't adjust any of the settings.

    So I try to open the Pulseaudio Volume Control app and an error message pops up:

    "Fatal Error: Unable to Connect to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Need Older but recent versions of Flash

    THANK You! Finally got my flash working again after installing the custom Flash-Aid! (Selected Adobe Stable from Repositories 64-bit, not sure why installing it from repositories in Synaptic or...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Need Older but recent versions of Flash

    What good is the latest flash if it won't even load the videos? I don't care if the older one has vulnerabilities; if it loads the video, it's fine!

    Btw, I've just reinstalled my system and the...
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    [SOLVED] Need Older but recent versions of Flash

    I'm using the Flash-Aid plugin for Firefox to get the latest flash (also tried the repositories) but the latest Flash they insist on using (both 32-bit and 64-bit) are unsatisfactory.

    I *need* to...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: How can I configure gnome classic (keyboard shortcuts + effects)?

    Not a perfect solution but I've used some of the helpful advice here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1886799
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    [SOLVED] Re: No button to Logout in Unity

    There's no gear icon and no way of adding it in..

    But..

    I fixed it but by disabling most of the Unity system and customizing it to resemble classic Gnome.
    ...
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    [SOLVED] No button to Logout in Unity

    The title says it all.. how do I add a button to logout/shutdown/restart in Unity?

    All I see are the icons for my tray in the upper-right corner. when I try to right-click the top bar, I don't...
  21. [ubuntu] Reinstalling.. /home is ext3 but want to format / as ext4. Good idea?

    I'm in the process of reinstalling my system.. my /home is on a ext3 partition and I'm thinking of formatting / as an ext4 partition.

    1) Will this cause any issues for Ubuntu?
    2) If there are...
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    [ubuntu] Enable the use of a 4-letter password.

    OK, I absolutely DON'T care about the security reprecussions so please let me know how I can enable Ubuntu to accept a 4-letter password!

    I installed Ubuntu 6.10 eons ago and I picked a 4-letter...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 Stuck on Waiting for Network Configuration

    no idea
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 Stuck on Waiting for Network Configuration

    I have to wait 3 or 4 minutes at the "Stuck on Waiting for Network Configuration" screen before it proceeds to boot normally.
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 Stuck on Waiting for Network Configuration

    Me too (for the 1000th time.)

    Although if you wait patiently it gets past it and my network works fine.. but I have to wait unnecessarily long every time when rebooting.
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