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Shutdown problem, CIFS related

So, for the last couple of weeks, I have been running into this very annoying glitch on my Ubuntu installation. Every time I shut down the system, I get this error. CIFS: VFS server not respondingCIFS: No response for cmd 114 mid 3 It hasn’t

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The GTA Phenomenon

We all know that the Grand Theft Auto series has always been very popular. From the now simplistic looking GTA and GTA 2 to the latest GTA IV with fantastic graphics, massive cities, a deep story line and a huge dose of questionable and immoral

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Progress Report

So I have had time to play around with my Ubuntu installation a little more. One thing that has irked me a bit since I got my music up and running has been the lack of surround sound. So, I made it my mission for

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Printer Victory!

So far, my biggest challenge with my Ubuntu/Linux adventure has been my printer. I’m using a Brother MFC-240C Printer/Scanner/Fax combo which has served me very well since I got it this past fall. However, I found that getting it to work in Ubuntu was easier

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Picasa by Google is an application that I have used for several years for organizing photos, printing them, ordering them, importing them and so on. Initially, I had not even thought about not being able to use that while using Linux so when it did

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Universal Remote

Being a tech guy with electronic devices all over the place, it was just a matter of time before my “media” room became cluttered with remotes. There’s the one for the TV, the cable box, the stereo and the one for my PS3. The PS3

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Skype is Alive

After a week of very little work on the Ubuntu front, I finally ventured back into Ubuntu to continue a bit of my work. The next victim: Skype. Skype is a fantastic program that I use primarily to call my family back over in Sweden

Windows Drives Mounted!

Another chapter in my Ubuntu adventure can be closed. This morning I finally successfully managed to mount one of my shared drives on my media machine, where all my music, videos and photos are kept. A victory! Here’s some links I used to get this

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Ubuntu Installation Successful

I shut down the Live CD and waited for the reboot. The Windows logo appears. What? What happened to Ubuntu? I quickly realize that the drive I installed Ubuntu on is a slave drive. A quick trip into the BIOS to change the priority of

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Joining the Linux Revolution

My first introduction to Linux wasn’t a very successful one. In early 2007, I downloaded a copy of Ubuntu, hoping to try it out and see what it was like. I didn’t get very far. I couldn’t get the thing to boot and I left

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