I installed squeeze on my eeepc 1015ped and downloaded the correct firmware-brcm80211 drivers but every time I scan for my network using iwconfig wlan0 scan or wicd, my computer completely freezes. I previously had a solid install running xmonad, and wicd was working like a charm (using the same broadcom driver) but i tinkered too much with it and decided to do a fresh install. I haven't quite run into a problem like this before.
So I forgot how to do something in Compiz and I quickly Googled it to find the answer. On the first or second link I clicked, a pop-up box opened from Firefox saying that I should scan my computer. Immediately, I pressed the X button, but a page started to load that tried to "scan" my computer. I closed out Firefox and re-opened it. I did the exact same search again on Google, but I clicked on the cached view of the site. It was harmless enough--a blog with some ads on the side of the page. I'm assuming that it was one of the ads that somehow must have taken over the page.
Anyway, I know that the discussion of anti-virus programs is not anything new, but I would like to know if this virus may have affected Ubuntu. What would you guys recommend in this case?Also, after running the update manager, I received a pop-up box asking if I would like to update Grub. Is this a normal part of the update, or could it be a virus? I'm a bit paranoid, being from the land of Windows.
How do I scan a windows computer from my Ubuntu laptop via the network? I have Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop. First Windows computer to scan has Windows XP Home Edition Second Windows computer to scan has Windows Vista Home Basic I have Avast 4 workstation and KlamAV insalled on it. What is the steps to make my computer scan those windows computers. And how do I set up my firewall to work with firefox and empathy?
My computer recognizes the printer and has no trouble printing out any documents. The printer can scan papers to a memory card and makes copies just fine too. But when I select "Scan to PC" I get the message "Try scan from computer or see documentation. Press OK." Of course, the printer included next to no documentation, only the basic plug-it-in-and-turn-it-on instructions. Simple Scan said that it did not find a scanner.
I can't figure out how to specify a particular scan size in xsane. The only place I can find to change size is in preview, where there is a drop down list of choices including letter port. How do I specify an arbitrary size in inches?
I just bought a 32" Panasonic LCD (1080p) and have decided to use that as my main monitor. Unfortunately, when I hooked it up to my computer, I had under-scan with both Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu Karmic x64 (using a Radeon HD 4870 1GB). In Windows, there was a simple slider in the Catalyst Control Center to fix the under-scan issue. Unfortunately, the same option wasn't available with the Linux counterpart. I searched online for some answers, but all the ones I found seemed outdated, or gave me errors.Using the Aticonfig help command, I figured out how to fix the under-scan in Linux.
Is There A Way Yet To Fix The Black All The Way Aroung The Screen With HDMI.Its Really Just A Digital Issue I Think!.It Works Through VGA Fine But The Audio Xtra Wire Thing Is A Drag.It Would Be Nice To Get Catalyst Working ( The Overscan Underscan Tab Like Windows) But Xorg.conf Would Be OK I Guess.
I've been trying to find a way to watch videos from my main desktop computer on another computer I've plugged into an HDTV. I'm such a Linux newbie that I decided to give Mythbuntu a try. It was way to complicated for what I needed, and I'm sure that some more experienced people reading my first two sentences laughed to themselves at my naivety.
What I am trying to find is simple: browsing one computer's home folder from another computer, and playing the videos therein. If there's anything like Mythvideo that requires less than half of the skill requirements, I will telepathically send love to the person that informs me of it.
I had a hard time finding out how to change -- get to-- the simple scan preferences. There is no batten on the screen to open preferences window. I found two way to change the preferences on simple scan.
1. Easy way: I found that when you run a program in gnome an icon of that application appears on top bar. If you click on that icon a window will appear and one of the items on that window is preferences, by clicking on that you could open preferences window, and change your preferences.
2. Hard way: Go to applications and open dconf Editor then go to org section click on it then go to gnome section click on it then go to Simple-Scan click on it now you can change things
3 o 4 days ago I installed KDE 4.6 from KDE 46 repository and I upgrade my OS and some applications like Amarok. I had some problems so I erased .kde folder and reboot my computer. KDE 4.6 works fine and fast (in my opinion, faster than KDE 4.5) but I have problems with Amarok 2.4. When I try to scan my music collection Amarok don't find any song. I have a NTFS partition in my computer and I have all my music there. I mount the partition since fstab and in 6 months I didn't have any problem. I can use Clementine for exmple and scan all my songs perfectly, but not Amarok.
Not the best idea to dive into the Linux world on my first ever HTPC build. Anyway, here I am. I am trying to connect my computer with a fresh copy of Ubuntu 10.04 to an older CRT TV. My video card has (2) DVI ports as well as an S-Audio port. The TV has S-Audio and the white-yellow-red RCA's. I bought an S-Audio cable today but I cannot get the "detect monitor" option in system>preferences>monitor to detect anything other than the actual monitor I also have hooked up at the moment. I haven't even begun to focus on audio yet, but I expect that to be much smoother than the video side of it.
PC specs just in case: Gigabyte P35-DS3L Intel E8400 Generic (2) 2GB RAM XFX 8800gts Alpha Dog Razer Barracuda AC-1 WD 500GB
I have a creative pc cam 300 that i have been trying to set up as a security camera, on a computer running ubuntu 9.10. I tried installing the spca5xx driver, but i can only find it for old versions of ubuntu and it doesnt work. Does anyone know how to get the driver working?
I installed 9.04 on both two computers -- on an old PIII 667 box and on a dual core Intel (Dell).
DVDs play on the old PIII (jerky to be sure, but it's an old box with only 512 MB memory).
But the dual-core Intel does not even recognize that there is a DVD in the drive, so nothing happens after the disk is inserted and the drive activity light stops flashing. Nothing.
When we look in "Places" to see what drives appear on the Dell the hard drive icon shows up as does the optical drive icon. But clicking on that optical drive icon brings up a message that there is no media in the drive.
On the other hand, on the old PIII the DVD shows up in "Places" along side the hard drive and optical drive icons. Clicking on the DVD icon launches Movie Player (Totem) and the DVD plays.
I don't even know where to begin trouble-shooting this one so that the dual-core Dell will recognize that there is a disk in the drive and then play DVDs.
We do have libdvdcss2 on both computers.
One other item worth noting... Previously the Dell had SuSE Linux 11.1, and it did play DVDs without problem.
Is there an output file from the non-responding computer I can post to this list that would help identify what's preventing a DVD from being seen?
When switching off an HP dv-2140us with a fresh/clean Ubuntu Lucid install, an audio pop noise can be heard, similar to a DC transient on a loudspeaker.This has happened before on an old computer of mine (as reported here), but newer Ubuntu releases (including Lucid) have fixed the issue.
I've been playing around with my settings for ages now but I cant get GTK-recordmydesktop to record anything other than my mic. Ideally I need the mic and the computer sounds to be recorded, any ideas how this can be done? I've googled around but nothing really helpful comes up. Also, if you need my hardware info, just tell me the command and i'll post the results.
I'm still trying to figure out how to get my movies to play on my xbox in a different room. It's giving me some problems. Until I get that going, I wanted to go ahead and rip my dvd collection and have it to play on my xbox. That being said, I looked at some different ripping utilities, but I wanted to try to keep everything in mp4 format (or something similar) without needing to use the DVD menu and such. I'd like to be able to enable or disable closed captioning as well.
I recently installed openSUSE 11.2 on a computer in place of Ubuntu 9.10. In Ubuntu, Totem will play a midi file. How do I make that happen in openSUSE? I don't know which package I need to install to make that happen.
how do i get audacity to record what the computer is playing? for instance, if i have a videos video open in firefox and i want to record the audio, what would i have to do? i've played around with the audio setting in ubuntu and audacity 1.3.9 but i couldn't get it to work.
I'm trying to get audio from a keyboard into my computer. I have a 1/8' to 1/4' adapter, and I can hear the sound from the other end when I connect my earphones to the keyboard, but if I connect it to my computer's microphone port, it doesn't even recognize something connected there. Sound preferences tell me that there are two microphones connected (two built-in microphones), and so does Jack.How do I get it to detect the keyboard? I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit, if that's of any relevance.
 I also tried connecting this computer to another computer (i.e. Speakers are connected to computer 2, a 1/8' cable goes from the speaker's earphone socket and into computer 1's microphone in). I expected the sound produced by computer 2 to go to computer 1 like regular microphone input would, but it still didn't detect anything and persisted in telling me that there are only two sound inputs on the computer.
My girlfriend just got the new dell inspirion mini with ubuntu on it, and when she tries to stream videos on her laptop it wont let her it says she needs either a windows comp. or a macintosh, is there any way i can get her computer to stream these videos off netflix?
I have one laptop connected to my tv. It has all the videos on it. ther laptop(actually a netbook) that I have set up to do light browsing on. Both are running ubuntu 9.10. I would to be able to remotely control vlc running on the laptop connected to the tv from the netbook. I have been searching for a while and have found hints that this is possible, but everything either refers to streaming from one machine to another or doesn't give enough examples to figure it out. I have tried enabling the http interface, but I can't access this from another computer.