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XPS 1530 Camera Problems

Throughout the last few months, I have successfully used the integrated camera of my XPS 1530 to do video conferencing with friends and family. However, recently, I’ve been looking more into actually recording videos for some other purposes. So I started looking for some other software. I soon found a little program called Cheese, which […]

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Linux Gaming

While surfing around seemingly at random, I ran into this site: http://live.linux-gamers.net This site essentially provides a live-type disc loaded with Linux and games that work with Linux, all for free and for our enjoyment. Although I already have Linux installed and as such am unlikely to just download and try this when I can […]

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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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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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