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Ubuntu 9.04 on XPS 1530

Having installed Ubuntu 9.04 from scratch onto my Dell XPS 1530, the question that first came to mind was if anything is different and works better? I remember I had some minor but very irritating bugs when I first installed 8.04 on this same computer. So, let’s do a quick overview of some of the […]

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Liberated from Windows!

This last year, I have progressively been moving away from Windows and I have embraced Ubuntu. I’ve been stuck with Windows for many reasons, specifically because some things I just can’t do on Ubuntu yet. This past week, I finally started experimenting with VirtualBox and I’ve discovered salvation from the Windows empire…or at least something […]

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Jaunty Jackalope Release!

Ubuntu 9.04, AKA Jaunty Jackalope, is out! I had initially decided to hold off a bit before upgrading but after reading some initial very positive reviews I figured that what the heck, let’s go for it. Having said that, my laptop, a Dell XPS 1530 is now upgrading. I will of course post any issues […]

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Use sudo without Password

Those of you that use Ubuntu with any regularity might have run into the very annoying instance of always having to enter the root password when running certain commands with sudo. For me, I use a LAMPP server on my computer to test scripts and such locally and I installed the LAMPP control panel, a […]

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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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Low Speaker Volume Fix

With DVD playback finally fixed, I can finally watch movies on. However, one thing leads to another and as soon as I started doing this, I noticed that the volume was awfully low. I turned up the volume everywhere as much as I could and looked around a bit and I suddenly realized that I […]

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