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Fixing your microphones to work in Ubuntu August 26, 2008

Posted by askgel in Hardware, Linux, sound.
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Sometimes some simple things easily drive you nuts – like fixing your microphones to work in Ubuntu. It took me more than 3 hours to get my internal and external microphones work after reading several forums and after several trial-and-errors. And finally it turned out that it just take 3 simple steps:



Fixing XServer After Hardy Updates April 15, 2008

Posted by askgel in Hardware, Linux, xserver.
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Since I loaded Hardy into my system a month ago, it has been my routine job to fix xserver after nearly every updates. After many desperate attempts to fix the things, I’ve found a way to fix it. I don’t claim that whatever I’ve done should work for others but it is better to give it a try once rather than ending up with reinstalling Ubuntu. Here is what I do:

Unfreezing Your Linux Desktop April 14, 2008

Posted by askgel in Hardware, Linux, System.
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A friend of mine writes “…when I open some heavy sites with Firefox, my Ubuntu desktop gets freeze. I can’t close the Firefox so I find no other way than to restart my system. Aren’t there any other ways to unfreeze the system without restarting?”
Yes there are!

Video & Voice Chating in Ubuntu April 10, 2008

Posted by askgel in Hardware, Installation, Multimedia, Software.
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In this article I will show you how to make your webcam work in Ubuntu Linux 7.10 without even without opening the terminal window once. I pre-assume your microphone is working, if not leave a comment and then I will help you. You would have more pain to make your video work in Windows than in Ubuntu Linux.

Follow these easy steps (and ask your girlfriend to follow these steps too):

Install MS Office 2007 in Linux April 9, 2008

Posted by askgel in Installation, xserver.
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Though there are many alternatives for MS Office, no doubt MS Office 2007 is a winner. If you want to install MS 2007 in Linux follow these steps:

Disable Accidental Touchpad Tapping While Typing April 8, 2008

Posted by askgel in touchpad.
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Often when you are typing, your thumb touches the touchpad and the typing start from another position. Follow these steps to disable accidental touchpad tapping: