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EVDO on Ubuntu

My current project is this: to get a CDU-650 EVDO USB wireless modem to work on Ubuntu. So far, I’ve progress quite nicely I think. I have manage to get it to actually connect and to be properly recognized by the system and that’s always a first step. I just have to get the rest […]

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Categories Games

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 activities, its pure success might be hard to understand for […]

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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 the day to enable surround sound. You’d think it wouldn’t […]

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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 said than done but I finally did get it to […]

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Picasa

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 dawn on me that I needed access to all my […]

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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 one I can’t do much about since it’s a Bluetooth […]

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Categories Ubuntu

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 and Finland. It works very well and using Ubuntu, I […]

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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 accomplished: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountWindowsSharesPermanently#head-fb089c2083e67c8d4de440e5c598792c4cf7c642 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=280473 Now, I’ve got Rhythmbox up and running, […]

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