How do you fix google hangout screen sharing in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise?
sudo apt-get install libxrandr-dev
September 24, 2012 @16:20 (Replies: 0)
How to prevent mic from always being muted in ubuntu after a reboot
Comment out the following line in /etc/pulse/default.pa load-module module-device-restore
June 28, 2012 @05:25 (Replies: 0)
Dvd playback doesn't work even after libdvdread4 and libdvdcss2 are installed?
You might need to validate that you computer is using the right dvd "region". Try: user# sudo apt-get install regionset user# sudo regionset I picked "1" for the first question, then took the defaults. Did the trick for me (with vlc and tote [...]
June 09, 2011 @06:21 (Replies: 0)
iPod tips and tricks for Linux
Managing an iPod on Linux is a pain in the tail. Hopefully these commands might help you (where /media/ALBA is an example mount point): # Fix situation where filesystem is readonly sudo mount -oremount,rw /media/ALBA # To delete everything an [...]
August 08, 2010 @01:06 (Replies: 0)
How do you launch Firefox with a specific profile, on Linux?
Try something like: user# MOZ_NO_REMOTE=1 firefox -P FooProfile Where xx would look something like: [General] StartWithLastProfile=0 [Profile0] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=abcd12345.default Default=1 [Profile1] Name=FooProfile [...]
February 24, 2010 @19:15 (Replies: 0)
Firebug: "update.locale file doesn't exist"
Try: user# sudo touch /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/update.locale
December 12, 2009 @05:59 (Replies: 0)
How do you disable the hardware speaker on Ubuntu so it doesn't beep all the time?
If you want to disable it right now you can do: user# sudo modprobe -r pcspkr If you want to disable it for good do this: user# echo "blacklist pcspkr" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist John M.
December 15, 2008 @03:12 (Replies: 0)
How do you improve ugly looking fonts in OpenOffice on Xubuntu?
With Xubuntu the default openoffice package does not include GTK integration by default. I think they're trying to avoid bloat. Make sure you have this package installed: openoffice.org-gtk user# dpkg -l openoffice.org-gtk If not: user# su [...]
December 08, 2008 @22:50 (Replies: 0)
How do you prevent attachements from getting truncated when using Thunderbird with Microsoft Exchange?
Try going to Edit::Preferences::Config Editor and set: "mail.server.default.fetch_by_chunks" to "false" REFERENCE: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=822995&p=4397665
October 01, 2008 @18:33 (Replies: 0)
How do you force Evolution to refresh it's mail when used with Exchange Server?
First I sincerely apologize for you having to integrate with Exchange. It's really a pretty good mail server, but not exactly friendly with anything other than Outlook. REFERENCE: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evolution/+question/1 [...]
August 20, 2008 @20:53 (Replies: 0)
Mozilla Firefox-3.0.1 fsync issue - workaround
Firefox-3.0.1 ships with a feature that is designed to keep your bookmarks and things protected in the event of a crash or something, but it comes at the expense of filesystem IO. Firefox calls fsync pretty frequently under normal usage, which can h [...]
July 26, 2008 @00:09 (Replies: 0)
how do you get the Realtek ALC201A (AC'97 compliant codec) to work on freebsd 4.8
so far i've read about adding this to the kernel: # For non-pnp sound cards with no bridge drivers only: device pcm0 at isa? irq 10 drq 1 flags 0x0 # # For PnP/PCI sound cards device pcm applenana
June 25, 2003 @16:16 (Replies: 0)
How do you disable tapping on the touchpad?
To disable the tapping feature on laptop touchpads youw ill need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Locate the following section: Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" You'll need to update the following to it. Section "InputDevice" [...]
September 24, 2007 @05:05 (Replies: 0)
How do you use a different driver with mplayer when video is garbled?
Try this: user# mplayer -vo help user# mplayer -vo gl somevideo.avi user# mplayer -vo x11 somevideo.avi user# mplayer -vo xv somevideo.avi John M.
September 24, 2007 @02:19 (Replies: 0)
Recommended ebuilds - desktop
Here are some typical ebuilds that I use on my desktops: evince tango-icon-theme gimp netscape-flash openoffice-bin evince leafpad lsof irssi cups-pdf foomatic-db mplayerplug-in pidgin eix tree slocate bind-tools gvim closetag [...]
April 15, 2006 @22:46 (Replies: 0)
How to install the cups-pdf distiller to print pdf files from things like firefox.
Rather than always printing to ps and using ps2pdf, try using a distiller. Try something like this: 1. root emerge -a cups-pdf cups gnome-cups-manager 2. root# /etc/init.d/cupsd start 3. root# gnome-cups-manager & 4. Double click on "New Printe [...]
August 31, 2005 @02:00 (Replies: 0)
How do you get the id of a given window?
Some programs like recordmydesktop let you pass in the ID of a given window. Here's an easy way to get that information: user# xwininfo Then use your mouse to click on the window you are interested in, and the info will be given. For example [...]
April 15, 2007 @06:00 (Replies: 0)
How do you best generate a pdf of python code?
Try: user# a2ps -2 --medium=LETTER --line-numbers=1 -o ~/Desktop/code.ps /path/to/code/*.py user# ps2pdf code.ps John M.
June 08, 2007 @13:44 (Replies: 0)
What can you do when Firefox says: "No running windows found" on startup?
I've found this to be a problem with the user's profile. Try this first: user# firefox -safe-mode See if you can sort it out from there. I've had it where starting the browser in safe mode once was enough to "fix the glitch." You can also [...]
June 07, 2007 @13:19 (Replies: 0)
How do you change your resolution from the command line?
Try using xrandr: user# xrandr You'll see a list of available settings. The far left column contains a number, use that to set the size below: user# xrandr -s 0
May 31, 2007 @05:47 (Replies: 0)