Category Archives: ubuntu

Ubuntu 8.04, VirtualBox, and USB support

UPDATE: Make sure your user account is a member of the vboxusers account.  VirtualBox will not start and the error will tell you this, but just want to be explicit.  You will have to logout and log back in. I … Continue reading 

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MSDN – can’t download with firefox

UPDATE: I’m on Linux.  Getting this to work on Windows is simple enough, just like James mentions in the comments. Thanks.  I’m writing this, because it’s about the 5th time I’ve had to use my Windows box or VM to … Continue reading 

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Ubutnu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) after upgrade – I have complete sound!!

UPDATE: Do not upgrade your virtual box install.  Stay with the Gutsy version if you already have it.  If you are just installing Hardy Heron from scratch, I will have a post in a little bit and link to it … Continue reading 

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Ubuntu 8.04 came out today (Hardy Heron)

Download here.  Feature List and a little more detail here I’m currently on Gutsy Gibbon (7.10), the previous version.  I’m upgrading after I post this.  I’ll update this post afterwards. Also, for all you hesitant Linux users out there, on … Continue reading 

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Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) release today!

If you are a Linux fan (or you already know of Ubuntu), the downloads for 7.10 became available today. Check out my previous post on the new features.

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Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) BETA released yesterday – final release in October

Ubuntu 7.10 released yesterday.  Go here to download and help Canonical with beta testing.  I am downloading it at home and will load one of my “mutt” PCs tonight and start using it.  Instructions on how to insert bugs into … Continue reading 

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Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and the Broadcom wireless card on a Compaq Presario C500 Laptop

You’d start to think that I’m no longer a developer, and more of a architecture IT person now with all of the latest Linux installation posts I’ve had lately.  These are do to the new tricks/fixes I’m having to learn … Continue reading 

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Getting sound working on my Toshiba laptop with Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

The post here on the forums helped me solve my problems. How to do it: open a terminal and type: sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-baseGo to the bottom of the file and paste in the following line: options snd-hda-intel model=auto or options … Continue reading 

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