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Forum: Ubuntu 01-29-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,009
Posted By GerallK
Re: sound dell ubuntu

I've found under my "Session" an entry for "PulseAudio Session Management". It's settings are:

Command: pactl load-module module-x11-xsmp
Comment: Load module-x11-xsmp into PulseAudio

I'd do...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-29-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By GerallK
Re: chrome

Agreed - it's nice to feel Chrome loose a single tab instead of the main browser process when a page borks up...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-26-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,619
Posted By GerallK
Re: account permissions......editing /etc/wvdial.conf

To run any command as the root user in Ubuntu, open a Terminal and type:

$ sudo <command>

Sudo will ask for your user's credentials (not the root user's - your current user account's password...
Forum: Beginners Questions 01-26-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,162
Posted By GerallK
Re: Do you like ubuntu on mini9?

If you keep to the metacity window manager (and don't worry about compiz and all the jiggly-windows), it's difficult to notice from program performance it's running on a netbook. (Now, all the...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-26-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By GerallK
Re: web cam

I use the Logitech "QuickCam Communicate STX (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/webcams/devices/352&cl=us,en)" (it's actually for work, but I plugged it into my Ubuntu desktop...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-25-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 86,466
Posted By GerallK
Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu Restore iso image

That's the problem, right there. . .

The .img file is NOT intended to be written with UNetbootin!

You write it with 'dd' (from the commandline), or with ImageWriter...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-25-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,166
Posted By GerallK
Re: Is it true that I should keep my battery charges to 40%

I'll accept the point that using the Mini for several years will incur the cost of at least one new battery, but it is their machine to worry about.

Asking about battery maintenance isn't a bad...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 01-23-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,916
Posted By GerallK
Re: Haiku / BeOS

I purchased all versions of BeOS when it was a commercial venture; it was a stunning OS!

Please keep us posted if you give it a try - very interested in seeing this come back to life.

-pax-
Forum: Ubuntu 01-22-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 86,466
Posted By GerallK
Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu Restore iso image

There shouldn't be any issue; hook up your DVD drive, boot the .iso and let it do its dance...

Being the factory-restore image, all the tweaks should already be done for you. You only have to...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 01-21-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,918
Posted By GerallK
Re: 1.3mp WEBCAM not working in facebook?? -Ubuntu

No, we are aware of the problem - it is related to Flash, not the hardware.

There is a post in the Ubuntu section of the forums where this is discussed. Did you try using the Google Search bar at...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 01-20-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,467
Posted By GerallK
Re: no wireless on dell mini 9 ubuntu

Are you in Airplane Mode?
Forum: Ubuntu 01-20-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By GerallK
Re: So far, so bad...

No - ugm6hr is absolutely correct. There's a hardware problem (potentially a motherboard issue) if you can't get multiple parts of the hardware working on your Mini.

Ubuntu's hardware support for...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-20-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,810
Posted By GerallK
Re: Pro/Cons Ubuntu v Dell Ubuntu?

kelvin911's right - it was the Dell Launcher. Not having it installed on my machine, I couldn't remember what it was called. . .

:mrgreen:
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 01-20-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,728
Posted By GerallK
Re: Lets Talk Mice

The Rocketfish Bluetooth Mouse has a power switch on the bottom, and I turn it off as the Mini is shutting down. I've owned it for going on 4 months now, and have never changed the batteries... It...
Forum: Beginners Questions 01-19-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By GerallK
Re: Hi peoples

Welcome to the forums -

Got questions? Post 'em!

Got answers? Post 'em!

I'm having a blast tinkering with the Mini. I'm trying to get my lovely wife interested in replacing her laptop with...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-19-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,810
Posted By GerallK
Re: Pro/Cons Ubuntu v Dell Ubuntu?

I've placed the stock Ubuntu 8.10 image on the Mini without any driver problems (sound needs a config file to be edited for it to begin working). Considering the hardware was shipped from Dell with a...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 01-19-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,728
Posted By GerallK
Re: Lets Talk Mice

Personally, I've used both the RocketFish Bluetooth mouse (Best Buy brand) and the Logitech Mx900 bluetooth mouse on my Mini. Both have been used in various distributions (Ubuntu, Gentoo, SLAX) with...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-19-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,163
Posted By GerallK
Re: Noob question about gparted and sd media

The program that senses the insertion of media (USB sticks, SD cards, etc) uses the generic name "disk" to refer to devices (without a disk label) that are plugged into the machine. Plug in an SD...
Forum: Beginners Questions 01-19-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By GerallK
Re: Leaving my Dell Inspiron 9 on

I've left mine on all night, and my only bit of advice would be:

Place it on a smooth surface such that air can get underneath it. I put mine on my desk and prop the back up on a little moleskin...
Forum: External Accessories / Peripherals 01-19-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,728
Posted By GerallK
Re: Lets Talk Mice

I'll second that! Logitech makes some exceptional quality input devices, but they seem to feel bluetooth is a fad. They've really cut back on their BT offerings...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,844
Posted By GerallK
Re: COMPLETED: Help building an Atom 330 system from scratch?

So you know; getting the Radeon 2400 Pro working in linux is a bit of a trick...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-16-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,021
Posted By GerallK
Re: Ramdisk on Mini 9 with Ubuntu (Dell flavour)

I'm sorry about that...

I'll make an edit in the previous post to reflect the fact you have to enable tmpfs to be seen there. I wrote the how-to while away from my Mini (and I was pretty sure...
Forum: Beginners Questions 01-15-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,199
Posted By GerallK
Re: Ordered mine today!

Welcome to the forums - I hope your OS transplant runs smoothly...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,844
Posted By GerallK
Re: COMPLETED: Help building an Atom 330 system from scratch?

You may want to disable automatic updates on the video card driver, too. Some well-meaning parishioner might tell the machine "giddy-up!" and install those crap drivers by mistake.

I've got to...
Forum: Ubuntu 01-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By GerallK
Re: opera

You should be able to open the .deb with Archive Manager and root around inside it's files to determine the package's name.

I'd try "opera", and "opera_9" before doing so, tho. Good luck!
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