I was telling you about my problems with Pulseaudio in Ubuntu Linux and how I managed to fix them. Fixing the sound muted after restart issue was an easy one, my biggest problem was that after a system restart, Pulseaudio stopped working and I had to keep reinstalling it.
By default, Firefox (or Swiftfox) crashes when trying to view a full-screen video on say... YouTube. At least for me it used to crash until I found a fix and from what I've understand it's got something to do with the graphic card drivers and it's affecting both nVidia and ATI. If that is the case for you also, you may want to read on.
Many network problems in Ubuntu or Kubuntu seem to be related to the network manager not working correctly so here is how to configure your wired network manually:
I've been having some problems recently with the sound in Ubuntu Linux (Jaunty).
The first release candidate of KDE 4.3, the next major version of KDE4, was put out on July 1st and comes with new features and a lot of Plasma improvements and bug fixes.
When you want to launch a virtual machine in VirtualBox, you must first run VirtualBox and then start the VM. Here is how to create shortcuts to launch virtual machines in VirtualBox without opening the main program window:
The Firefox version which comes in Ubuntu has Pango enabled by default. Pango is a font smoothing library which decreases Firefox speed by up to 45%.
Firefox 3.5 comes with several great new features, like the private browsing mode or the support for open video integration (full review here).
digiKam is a free photo management application for KDE, and probably the best alternative to Picasa from Google. digiKam includes many photo retouching and photo manipulation functions, and it allows to organise your collection into albums.
By default, PulseAudio in Ubuntu up to Jaunty is set to work with 2 speakers (front channels). This tutorial will explain how to enable multiple sound channels (5.1, 7.1, etc) in Pulseaudio.
1. Use !!
Typing !! followed by Enter will bring back and execute the last command (same as Ctrl+P followed by Enter).
2. Use Emacs-like shortcuts
If you set your language to English (US), Gnome Calendar applet starts the week with Sunday, which is ok for USA but not for the rest of us and unfortunately there is no option in the applet to change this.
Normally, Gimp panels are de-attached from the main window, so you practically have 3 windows:
I decided to put up this guide which shows how to install the latest Wine release in Ubuntu 9.04 using 3 different methods.
This Nautilus script can convert between a variety of audio, video, image, text and create iso from another image format. It can also convert video to audio and video or pdf to individual frames. And finally, it can convert a txt file to image or .wav.
DockbarX is a taskbar with grouping and group manipulation with some "experimental" features compared to Docbark (it is not a fork of Dockbar, but a branch of DockBar holding new "experimental" features).
"Experimental" features (Features that aren't in DockBar 0.21):
- New look for popups.
QGtkStyle makes your Qt/KDE programs look similarly to GTK ones. But there were no easy .debs for a long while so I searched everywhere and found deb files for Ubuntu on the ubuntuforums.
Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop but it's quite difficult especially for beginners to set up.
Docky, the new GNOME Do interface in the form of a dock, is getting more and more used and causes sensation among GNU / Linux users.
This is a guide on how to encode audio / video in which you will find some tips & tricks for using FFmpeg and other tools.