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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 really bugged me until now but after one reboot too […]

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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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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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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 the drives fixes this. Reset and reboot. Bingo. I get […]

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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 the disc to gather dust. A few months ago, my […]

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