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seen Oct 9 at 16:20
  • Just an average guy trying to do my best to follow our Jesus Christ

_ In regards to Linux use. I'm pretty much only a user of Ubuntu and its derivatives (Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Gnome 3.x Varieties, and Elementary OS are my favorites) I'm not at all an advanced user and am only on my first few chapters of a beginners programming book (that went back to library, might buy it later when time and funds allow). So most answers I give won't be particularly technical unless I'm able to find tutorials or other kinds of information when searching for the answer.

_ I like to think of my self as a mix of average user in always wanting my software to be aesthetically pleasing, but more power user in how i tend to "stress" a system. A programmer's and developer's worst case scenario I think. :-)


Oct
9
comment Scanning Windows for Rootkits using Linux
Thank you, I've been using a combination of "Combo Fix" and Malawarebytes in Safe Mode, and Then installing the free Avast Anti-Virus as it's boot-up scan does a really good job, and because it has a Free Remote Desktop Feature (but I have no Windows machines myself so not too useful) I just wanted to use really Freedom Based Software to do this, but with Microsoft locking things even tighter, this will get harder, not easier. :-(
Oct
9
comment Keyboard volume shortcuts in XUBUNTU don't work
Is there not a way to change volume and other settings in the command line (Terminal actually) ?? Why can't these be used to "Add" a new shortcut there? I am having similar problem just that I want to use other keys for volume and other things too.
Jul
13
comment Issues playing one certain DVD
Side note, don't you have to install libdvdcss2 first before running that install-css.sh things? It helped the install-css2 do the various processes it needed to?
Jul
13
comment Issues playing one certain DVD
I've done that prior to trying this disk. And though I can't seem to find any Disney DVD's round here to test with as I've heard they have the most problems. But the movie "King Kong" plays fine, as well as the one of the season disks of Eureka. I have also tested in more than one DVD drive as I have 2 with this computer (one is an 10 plus year old Compaq from my first ever computer) and neither has any luck with this weird one, but play all other dvd's fine. Again, the disk does have videos on it, as it plays in a DVD player fine. Just a weird 80's style menu. Almost looks like a BIOS.
Jul
13
comment Issues playing one certain DVD
Yes, and VLC is my default on everything, even my Android devices. But here it gives me this messages "Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "/media/daniel/DVD_VIDEO_RECORDER". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///media/daniel/DVD_VIDEO_RECORDER'. Check the log for details." If I knew where VLC's logs were I would try to include them.
Jul
13
comment cant play certain dvd's on ubuntu/mint
If I'm not mistaken once you are able to play "restricted" DVD's at all, then those instructions Hugo shared are no longer relevant as you have probably already done that at some point. The ending part of this article may help as it mentions libdvdcss2 may have been removed before you enabled DVD playback before and offers a ppa for it. Just grasping at possibilities though. ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/04/… I will try to find some disney DVD's and try them myself today.
May
8
comment Sharing files and devices between 2 Linux machines
No answer takers yet :-( I have tried all "flavors" of Ubuntu at this point, and none have been intuitive to connect to machines together in this way. Why??? I think its the year 2014 right? not 1994?
Apr
1
comment Sharing files and devices between 2 Linux machines
Those are an interesting read. But between 2 Linux machines, Samba is not necessary as its intented to bridge between Windows and Linux, where Linux works natively.-----And though I could probably learn alot from reading about NFS, I know for sure I didn't go through all that with the older versions of Ubuntu, so things should be gettings easier newer versions, not harder. --------The only thing I might have done is right click on a directory > Properties > Then seen a "Sharing" tab at the top, or maybe was under permission, then allowed for everything. All GUI. Why is this not standard???
Mar
31
comment Sharing files and devices between 2 Linux machines
Haha true, but some apps have been relatively rock solid, despite my enjoyment of distro hopping. Guake, Synapse (GnomeDo clone) GDebi installer, Xiphos Bible software. Love graphical Linux is lately, while still being solid. :-)
Sep
10
comment Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it
no it doesn't, I use Guake, which is why the terminal cover the whole top of the screen. Being not so tall, but so wide, makes the alsamixer squeeze into the small space, so it fits everything in the termianl easily. If I had a smaller terminal, it would do what your saying. But nope that is all the options alsamixer gives me.
Sep
8
comment Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it
Please read my newest update @RolandiXor. Sadly, the problem hasn't gone away. :-(
Sep
2
comment Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it
This is exactly the Terminal screen I was talking about. Thank you sir. Sadly it did not fix my problem though. :-( I just don't understand what could be causing it.
Sep
1
comment Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it
@mohammadhmontazeri, that didn't change it either :-( I remember a long long time ago (about 2010 or so) when someone helped me fix a microphone problem with this same computer. And they had me go into the terminal and do some kind of command that brought up an interactive, almost atari like, settings menu inside the terminal itself. Had lots of colors and a black background (terminal normally had blue background). Where you changes lots of confusing and very technical settings. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I can't remember how to get to it.
Sep
1
comment Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it
I'm sorry, but no this did not fix the issue. It did have available updates for alsa. No updates for pulseaudio though. I think I primarily use Pulse since I use the program "Pulseaudio Volume Control" for all my settings. Like I said, it works fine with Headphones. But not at all with out headphones. But inside a Live USB or Live CD, the audio works fine. So this is not a hardware issue. Isn't there a way to change some deeper settings?
Aug
25
comment Changing Launchpad username, and How to know what sites will be affected?
I can go to that page and it shows my account and list of sites. But the only thing I see to change is my Full Name, Email address. And password. It doesn't even show my username at all. Did Launchpad change somehow?
Aug
25
comment Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it
No, Restarting into my normal Xubuntu install on the hard drive does not fix the problem. But using a Live USB does fix it sort of. But if while booted into that Live USB, I watch the same exact WebM video, the sound does the same thing about 5 to 10 minutes in. And nothing I do brings it back. No MP3's play, no OGG, no MP4 videos. Nothing. So this is not a hardware issue. Its complicated in the details, but I'm positive its a setting somewhere, but I have no idea how to find it. And Pulse Audio settings does not help.
Aug
20
comment How to install newest version of Minitube from Source
Thank you, sorry took so long to get back to you, I havn't tried yet but will when I get time. Very busy today and tomorrow. Thank you again Ben, and God Bless you!
Jul
5
comment How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? (without using Startup Disk Creator)
Do Intel Atoms have the "inbuilt" virtualization support? My system monitor says its this one. Intel® CPU U2700 @ 1.30GHz. Would use my much more powerful desktop, but the Power Supply died a few months ago. :-(
Jul
5
comment Can ubuntu be installed on a USB 3.0, not talking about live usb, i want to install it on usb itself?
Can we please reopen this question? Or atleast supply links to other questions with confirmed answers? The below answer does not solve the question, because the user didn't fully understand the question. Startup Disk Creator can only be used on USB flash drives upto 4 GB. Anything larger, and the extra space will just be left empty. I am wanting to do this same thing. Have a Live USB that is atleast 16 to 32 GB. Installing to the USB flash drive the way he suggests doesn't work for me either. Ubiquity crashes everytime after a certain percentage point. Please provide more links to information
Jun
27
comment Does Ubuntu App Showdown Allow Inventive Games?
Sorry to bother again, but would you know of any good write ups on how to integrate an app into the Quicklists? Preferably for beginners, as I am still very new at learning python. Thank you for anything you can come up with. :-D