The Flash plug-in for Opera in Kubuntu has been FUBAR-ed and it seems that it's caused due to an Opera bug w.r.t Flash player 9.0.115 which is fixed in the 9.50 betas. However, since Kubuntu etc. are still using 9.27, the only way to fix this issue is to go back to 9.0.48.
Yesterday, I decided to upgrade my Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 install to the latest 8.04 Hardy Heron. While I didn't have any specific feature that I thought I might need, I really wanted to see if an upgrade would help me access my digital camera which isn't terribly well supported in 7.10.
If you are experiencing speed issues with your CD or DVD drive, here are some tips that might help:
- Make sure that you use an 80-conductor data cable and that it is fine.
I have a Gigabyte board with an nForce 430 chipset that supports RAID. I was hoping to use it to create a simple RAID1 mirror using two hard drives to protect my previous MP3 collection. The system in question is an updated Kubuntu Gutsy box.
Before we start, this is the first time I am playing with RAID and the information below might very well be wrong. Please feel free to correct me :)
Twice over the last couple of weeks, I've added a new drive to my Kubuntu box and run into the error hal-storage-fixed-mount refused uid 1000 when I attempted to access any existing partitions via Dolphin or Konqueror. The first time this happened was with a Windows drive with NTFS partitions and the second time with a drive from another linux box with reiserfs partitions.
If you constantly see a gnome_screensaver_control error dialog when you open Mplayer in Kubuntu, you can fix it by unchecking the "Stop XScreenSaver" option in Mplayer preferences (under the Misc tab). The preferences and other menu options can be reached by right-clicking on either the video or controls windows.
Looks like a packaging issue.
This is something of a personal reminder of the stuff I do after a fresh installation of Kubuntu:
- Install the following apps:
If you ever find yourself running into a monotonous
"The following packages have been kept back"
error message when you run
sudo apt-get upgrade, then the "fix" is to either run
apt-get dist-upgrade which is quicker, but sounds more ... dangerous or to run
apt-get install [package list] where package list is a list of all packages that have been kept back.
Following my recent adventures with my motherboard, I wanted to set up a temperature sensor on my Kubuntu desktop, so that I could keep an eye on my motherboard temperature. Searching the repository came up with a number of potential options including ksensors. However, when I installed ksensors I couldn't find a temperature option; just memory usage and stuff.
Here's a simple how-to on restarting services in KDE. I will be alluding to this article in other guides on this site, rather than repeating myself every time - Lazy organisation, I call it :)
- Click on KMenu and select System settings.
- Select the Advanced tab and click on System services.
- Click on the administrator mode button and enter your superuser password.
- In the huge list of services on the left, navigate to the service you would like to restart.