Wow! Lucid did its first wow, and may be the only wow i suppose. My web cam works. now i can use every piece of hardware that is present in my laptop. I can't say that the problem was linux. Actually the problem was my webcam, it did not come with drivers for linux. some … Continue reading OMG! My Web Cam works!
As I said in the previous post. I tried to do what was said in ubuntu website to upgrade to lucid. i pressed Alt+F2 and then typed update-manager -d and pressed enter, Update Manager opener, there was a message at the top that Ubuntu 10.04 was available, and i clicked the upgrade button, but then … Continue reading Upgrading Karmic to Lucid.
Lucid is released today, and i am gonna upgrade. i just booted in to Karmic. writing this as i am preparing for upgrading. This is gonna be my second time doing an upgrade. Am yet to do a successful upgrade. The last time i did an upgrade was from Mandriva 2008 Spring to Mandriva 2009, which ended … Continue reading Upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
Yesterday! I was starting to get some shut eye in the evening when my uncle (dad's brother aka Prof.) called. It was the usual how are you, where are you, what are you doing call. Suddenly, his daughter (she want's to be an astronaut.) and her younger sister (we call her scientist, coz she wears … Continue reading Voice Chat + Microphone + Sound recorder
Well, all those who love to use terminal or are in need of using terminal frequently, would know about Guake, which bring terminal with a touch of a button. But the thing is after it is installed, it does not start up automatically during system startup. It was a bit frustrating for me, I searched … Continue reading AutoStart Guake during System Startup
ok. Before i start,.... This is about having only the look of windows 7 on a linux rig. nothing more. If you might take any offence, then leave without reading any further. And this is not a total convert, just the look of the desktop. Ok. So, Today, out of the blue, i had a … Continue reading Masquerading Ubuntu Karmic as Windows 7
It seems strange. The problems which i faced in my desktop, i did not face in my laptop. Does it mean that is has goto to do something only with my desktop. A few repos are failing consistently during updation both in my Desktop and laptop. And lately when installing some software, it takes … Continue reading Karmic Updates (cont)
Dad was browsing the TN government website to check the voters list today. To get the information he had to chose the district and some other details from the site. The site was designed in Tamil Language, and the letters were not coming up as junk. He called to me. I was able to guess … Continue reading Installing Fonts in Ubuntu 9.10
I wonder why, but, every time i start my system after an update, the first time the system becomes unresponsive and slow, and by the time, it finishes login, it will be throw an error saying something has crashed and do you want to delete it or not. I always choose Don't Delete, and then restart the … Continue reading Karmic Updates
I sure have to say though the system is working cool, i did not like the gdm. I have previously used gdm themes back the time when i was using Debian Lenny. The login screen would look beautiful. So i wanted to try customising gdm. A quick google search revealed that it cannot be themed. … Continue reading customising gdm