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Dec
24
comment Does RecordMyDesktop require a mic to record audio?
Their documentation says recordMyDesktop offers also the ability to record audio through ALSA, OSS or the JACK audio server. I have used ALSA and JACK which are both supposed to work.
Dec
22
comment can I make the dvd more sensitive
Maybe I didn't make the point clear enough. If I have a "good" DVD, it will read, no problem. These DVDs are really unreliable, about 50% don't work. I am talking about borderline cases. In those cases Ubuntu shows nothing whereas Windows will show the contents and in many cases let me copy the files. There seems to be some sort of "test" which Ubuntu fails and Windows passes. Maybe Windows allows a higher error rate? In fact what I can do in Windows is copy the files which are still alive, and I am surprised that I can't do the same thing in Ubuntu.
Dec
22
comment can I make the dvd more sensitive
I see that I don't currently have ubuntu-restricted-extras, which I can add. Still I'm not at the level of playback of movies, and these movies did in fact work from the same DVD media when the DVD RW was in better health. At this stage I just want to see files and maybe copy them to new media. At the file level, should I need restricted extras?
Dec
22
asked can I make the dvd more sensitive
Dec
16
revised pdf documents in evince have no links
added 99 characters in body
Dec
16
comment pdf documents in evince have no links
Sorry you are correct that the text just looks like a link. I picked this up on a biology course on Coursera and it never occurred to me that someone made a bad document. In any case evince is OK.
Dec
15
asked pdf documents in evince have no links
Nov
23
comment A java program with a long title prints nothing on titlebar
I have java version "1.8.0_66" but I saw the problem in 1.7 as well. Maybe it is connected to 15.10, 64 bit. It works well on 15.10, 32 bit. I can't figure out what could possibly cause this behaviour on 2 different 64 bit machines.
Nov
23
asked A java program with a long title prints nothing on titlebar
Nov
9
comment Lubuntu not showing Wifi
On some laptops there is a set of 4 buttons on the top next to the power button. On my MSI, it is the 3rd button which controls the hardware. It look like a circle with an arrow going through it. It cycles through 4 states controlling both the wifi and the blue tooth.
Nov
8
comment How to change administrator username?
I followed your instructions and indeed the user name was changed. If I look with Nautilus at Computer -> Home I see only the new user name. What is still strange is when I boot from a shutdown, the original user name still comes up at the login stage. Where is the original name still stored?
Nov
3
comment unable to update to the latest kernel
Updating to version 15.10 solved the problem, i.e. it forced using the kernel of 15.10 in place of 3.19.0-18 of 15.04.
Nov
2
comment can I check a i386 disk on key on a computer with 12GB?
Yes, I set the boot order in BIOS to choose first the disk on key. One of the very nice things in Ubuntu is you can try it before installing.
Nov
2
comment can I check a i386 disk on key on a computer with 12GB?
I bought 2 new disk on key Cruzer BLade and Transcend and neither work with the iso from ubuntu.com/download/desktop for 15.10, 32 bit. Can it be that the official Ubuntu site has an error in their iso? I downloaded 2 times the iso and tried both of them. Can anyone verify the problem?
Nov
2
comment can I check a i386 disk on key on a computer with 12GB?
I am burning a new iso which I just downloaded. If that fails I'll buy a new disk on key. I too thought of Xunbuntu. Do you know if Xubuntu uses unity? The current ubuntu there is 13.10 which is really OLD. I don't want to make any "changes" to the look and feel.
Nov
2
asked can I check a i386 disk on key on a computer with 12GB?
Oct
22
comment Wi-fi stops working, disconnecting causes system freeze
Are you sure you aren't having hardware problems? Maybe the problem is with your router or ISP. I would try a second computer on the same router while the problem shows itself on your above computer.
Oct
11
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Oct
8
comment what are the proper values for usb device in virtual box
I know I'm not supposed to say "thank you" but it is really nice to have advice from such professionals. I didn't have the extension pack installed and I must have had it installed way back when. Who can remember? I still have to clear up a couple of details, but I can see it starting to fly. Thanks again.
Oct
8
accepted what are the proper values for usb device in virtual box