Jay Ridgley | 29 Sep 21:22 2014
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Bash Shell Login Trouble

Folks,

I use an ssh connection to one of my systems. Initially when I login to the 
remote system my customized aliases do not function. If I issue a source .bashrc 
  command. They work...

For example:

alias cls=clear
alias ping3="ping -c3"

Neither of these will work until I issue the source .bashrc command, then all is 
well.

Anyone have a idea of what is  going on here? I am using 14.04.1 LTS with all 
updates applied.

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Pete Smout | 29 Sep 13:37 2014
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Re: PulseAudio and USB sound.

From memory (at work now) the volume icon on the top bar, right-click & select 'sound preferences' the far right tab called configuration I think, there is a drop down menu of any sound devices connected at the time!
You are of course correct it says something like Logitech USB audio hub or words to that effect!

If your device is not being detected correctly, there maybe a way of 'telling' ubuntu what it is, I have had this with a mobile b-band dongle before now and was able to tell ubuntu that it was NOT a mobile storage device!
This was not a hard thing and the web page is bookmarked on my pc at home!

Sorry I can't be of more help if you are still struggling I will be able to clear some points up later!

Good luck

Pete s

On Sep 29, 2014 12:20 PM, "R Kimber" <richardkimber <at> btinternet.com> wrote:
On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:52:52 +0100
Pete Smout wrote:

> The option given is USB Audio Device or the inbuilt Intel Audio
> Controller I select USB and as if by magic......

OK, but can you be specific about the menu? Do you mean PulseAudio Volume
Control? Or What?  Where do I find the menu that you see?

On my machine there's no generic 'USB Audio Device'.  Devices are
identified explicitly by name e.g.

GF119 HDMI Audio Controller
QuickCam E 3500
Audiolab MDAC

It's the last one I'm trying to use, but the options for it are given only
as:
Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output
Analog Stereo Output

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<p>From memory (at work now) the volume icon on the top bar, right-click &amp; select 'sound preferences' the far right tab called configuration I think, there is a drop down menu of any sound devices connected at the time!<br>
You are of course correct it says something like Logitech USB audio hub or words to that effect!</p>
<p>If your device is not being detected correctly, there maybe a way of 'telling' ubuntu what it is, I have had this with a mobile b-band dongle before now and was able to tell ubuntu that it was NOT a mobile storage device! <br>
This was not a hard thing and the web page is bookmarked on my pc at home!</p>
<p>Sorry I can't be of more help if you are still struggling I will be able to clear some points up later! </p>
<p>Good luck</p>
<p>Pete s</p>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Sep 29, 2014 12:20 PM, "R Kimber" &lt;<a href="mailto:richardkimber <at> btinternet.com">richardkimber <at> btinternet.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote">On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:52:52 +0100<br>
Pete Smout wrote:<br><br>
&gt; The option given is USB Audio Device or the inbuilt Intel Audio<br>
&gt; Controller I select USB and as if by magic......<br><br>
OK, but can you be specific about the menu? Do you mean PulseAudio Volume<br>
Control? Or What?&nbsp; Where do I find the menu that you see?<br><br>
On my machine there's no generic 'USB Audio Device'.&nbsp; Devices are<br>
identified explicitly by name e.g.<br><br>
GF119 HDMI Audio Controller<br>
QuickCam E 3500<br>
Audiolab MDAC<br><br>
It's the last one I'm trying to use, but the options for it are given only<br>
as:<br>
Digital Stereo (IEC958) Output<br>
Analog Stereo Output<br><br>
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Pete Smout | 29 Sep 12:52 2014
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Re: PulseAudio and USB sound.

The option given is USB Audio Device or the inbuilt Intel Audio Controller I select USB and as if by magic......

On Sep 29, 2014 10:54 AM, "R Kimber" <richardkimber <at> btinternet.com> wrote:
On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:52:20 +0100
Peter Smout wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have been using a USB logitech speaker & sub woofer set since 10.04
> right through the introduction of pulseaudio and beyond......just plug
> it in select it in the menu thingy and sound comes out never any hassle
> at all.
>
> Perhaps I'm just lucky ;D

If the 'menu thingy' you mean is pulseaudio volume control, I've referred
to that already. And I'm not connecting to a speaker, but to a USB DAC.
Pulse seems to want to use s/pdif. I want to use USB.  How does your menu
describe the connection you are using exactly?

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<p>The option given is USB Audio Device or the inbuilt Intel Audio Controller I select USB and as if by magic......</p>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Sep 29, 2014 10:54 AM, "R Kimber" &lt;<a href="mailto:richardkimber <at> btinternet.com">richardkimber <at> btinternet.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote">On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:52:20 +0100<br>
Peter Smout wrote:<br><br>
&gt; Hi,<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; I have been using a USB logitech speaker &amp; sub woofer set since 10.04<br>
&gt; right through the introduction of pulseaudio and beyond......just plug<br>
&gt; it in select it in the menu thingy and sound comes out never any hassle<br>
&gt; at all.<br>
&gt;<br>
&gt; Perhaps I'm just lucky ;D<br><br>
If the 'menu thingy' you mean is pulseaudio volume control, I've referred<br>
to that already. And I'm not connecting to a speaker, but to a USB DAC.<br>
Pulse seems to want to use s/pdif. I want to use USB.&nbsp; How does your menu<br>
describe the connection you are using exactly?<br><br>
- Richard.<br>
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Chris | 29 Sep 02:56 2014

Startup Programs option missing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, Gnome 3.12.2. Seems as though the option
for adding programs to run at startup has gone missing. I can't find it
anywhere. Under 'Tweaks' > Startup Applications pressing the '+' does
nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

Chris

Gerhard Magnus | 29 Sep 00:02 2014

Re: PulseAudio and USB sound.

On 09/28/2014 02:38 PM, R Kimber wrote:
> Under 12.04LTS, the only way I could get Ubuntu to play
> music through my DAC via USB was to disable PulseAudio, the default sound
> system chosen by Ubuntu, and just use Alsa.
>
> Two years later, with 14.04 and a new PC, this still seems to be the case.
>
> Sometimes PulseAudio Volume Control recognises the DAC and sometimes it
> doesn't. When it does it seems to expect an s/pdif connection.  The whole
> thing seems a mess, and given that USB DACs have been around for quite some
> time it's odd that it's still a mess.  It's not clear to me what advantage
> PulseAudio offers. Is there a solution to this, or must I disable PulseAudio
> yet again?
>
> I find this sort of issue very frustrating, and I'm suprised that no one
> offers a commercial support service on a per-problem basis.  I'd certainly
> pay (a reasonable amount of) money for a solution if there is one.  Maybe
> it can't be solved.  Maybe PulseAudio is rubbish, I don't know.
>
> Years ago, it was printers that were a real pain to set up, now they're
> straighforward and it's audio that is a real pain.  Perhaps one day audio
> will be straightforward - but will I live that long?  ;-)

Straightforward audio on Linux? 'Scuse me while I kiss the sky! I'm 
still waiting for somebody... somewhere... at the great IT help desk in 
the sky, or perhaps at the wilderness retreat of a wise old linux gnome 
here on Earth, or maybe even a genius at the Apple Store... can give a 
simple, coherent explanation of what pulseaudio actually does. In the 
meantime, remember that with Linux every little thing is an adventure!

Grizzly | 28 Sep 19:42 2014
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Path, Wash,, Reavver

Hi All

A few questions not all related, I've googled and cant find any good answers

1) how to set the default $PATH for terminal, I have tried ~sudo visudo, 
which 
shows only the standard usr/bin: usr/sbin... but when I'm in terminal
"SudoEcho PATH" & "Echo $PATH" both show a longer line including "/Game/"

I don't have a game folder/directory so I would like to edit that on a 
perminant basis and add my /home/scripts folder in its place

2) reaver seems to not be doing its thing, until I got to prob 3 below I 
thought that it ws just my system was tied down solid, but after testing with 

my lappy beside the router and routers WPS set (for the test only) to the 
default 12345670 and waiting for a wps device to try still didn't get any 
results

3) Wash does nothing ~wash -i mon0 or sudo ~wash -i mon0 either it shows the 
headers and exits to prompt, shows headers plus flashing curser for a minute 
or 
so then just a solid curser, I'v tried all the "solutions" I can find, down 
grade libblahblah,  add usr/reaver/ folder, airodump-ng mon0 shows multiple 
AP's but without wash cant be sure which are WPS

so ANY ideas please

Don Parsons | 28 Sep 15:29 2014
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ubuntu android tablet

Hello.
Which android tablet is best for ubuntu?
Is the 14.04 LTS as troublesome as it is on upgrades from 12.04 on PCs?
Thanks
Donald Parsons

thufir | 28 Sep 10:34 2014
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new monitor --> bad fonts?

My old benq monitor died, forget the model number, so I'm now using a 
Samsung 713N.  However, I notice that fonts no longer display as nicely.

Is it possible that this is a hardware problem with the computer?  Or, is 
it resolution? 

Even nicer, would be just install fonts.  However, everything looked 
nicer on the old monitor, leading me to think it's either a setting, or 
possibly hardware.

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04.

thanks,

Thufir

Chris | 28 Sep 00:22 2014

installing Gnome themes

Ok guys and gals, here's another Ubuntu 'newbie' question. I'm using
Gnome and want to install some alternate themes. I can go to
'gnome-look.org' and download them all day but after that I'm totally
befuddled.

Any advice for this old man?

Thanks

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rikona | 27 Sep 23:53 2014
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12.04 update problem - software re "hardware" update

Running 12.04 LTS. Ran a somewhat overdue update with a large number
of items. At the end of the update, it said I needed to restart, which
I did. It also offered to do a 'hardware' update which I did not do at
that time. After the restart, it again offered to do a 'hardware'
update [HWE], which I did. Apparently this update allows me to get
more recent kernel updates if I continue to use 12.04, which sounded
like a good idea. During this hardware update I noticed that a VERY
large number of system changes were being made. Many, many things were
deleted, some new kernel related things were installed, and many new
or replacement things were installed.

Another restart, and it said it had to run in low graphics mode,
whatever that is, and I said okay. At this point, the CLI came up. I
tried starx, which failed miserably with many messages rapidly going
by, some complaining about video, and comments such as "no such file".
A reboot gave me the same thing again. 

So here I am at the CLI with no idea how to restore the functionality
I had previously. Since this was supposedly just a simple software
update, I did not do a system backup before hand - big mistake! What
do I need to do to figure out what the problem is and fix it? 

Thanks,

 rikona         

Robert Heller | 27 Sep 22:39 2014

Newer version of lightdm for 14.04.1 -- is this possible?

Are there any plans to backport a newer version of lightdm for 14.04 LTS?  The 
current version (1.10.1-0ubuntu1) is 'broken' -- specificly it does not 
auto-re-login (autologin only works the *first* time, never after the user 
logs out).  I believe this is fixed in 1.11 (and later).  I don't want to 
upgrade to 14.10 and land on the upgrade-every-9-months roller coaster.  I 
would like to stay with 14.04 LTS for its full 5 years and enjoy a stable 
system (except for lightdm being broken).  (There are some issues with the 
Unity greeter, but I suspect using an alternitive greeter will fix that.)

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