Tudza White | 18 Sep 00:55 2014

VLC leaves black areas when dialogues are closed

I did a fresh install of 14.04 to replace my 12.04 version of Xubuntu.  I did not see this issue running VLC under 12.04.

I right-click to open a dialogue in VLC. The dialogue closes but a black area remains. This also happens for the play controls at the bottom of the screen.  Sometimes switching to Fullscreen brings up a black screen with no video at all.

I tried a suggestion I found elsewhere which said to switch the video option from Automatic to X11.  This takes care of the problem, but the video does not render anywhere near as well as it did under Automatic.

I wanted to see if there was anything else I should try before switching the machine back to 12.04

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<div><div dir="ltr">I did a fresh install of 14.04 to replace my 12.04 version of Xubuntu. &nbsp;I did not see this issue running VLC under 12.04.<div><br></div>
<div>I right-click to open a dialogue in VLC. The dialogue closes but a black area remains. This also happens for the play controls at the bottom of the screen. &nbsp;Sometimes switching to Fullscreen brings up a black screen with no video at all.</div>
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<div>I tried a suggestion I found elsewhere which said to switch the video option from Automatic to X11. &nbsp;This takes care of the problem, but the video does not render anywhere near as well as it did under Automatic.</div>
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<div>I wanted to see if there was anything else I should try before switching the machine back to 12.04<br clear="all"><div><br></div>-- <br><span>&#20820;&#23376;</span><br>
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MR ZenWiz | 15 Sep 01:16 2014
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Window re-shaping when slid along a border

I notice in 14.04.1 when I move a window to an edge of the screen and
slide it a little way along that edge it reshapes to maximize along
that edge only.

Is there a way to turn this off?  I hate it.  It reminds me of MS
Office, which I also detest tho I have to use it for work....

Thanks.
MR

Ioannis Vranos | 14 Sep 08:29 2014
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Suspend to ram on xubuntu 14.04.1

Hi all,

I have Xubuntu 14.04.1 installed on a SSD, and I think when I suspend
my PC, "Suspend to both" (suspend to ram, and suspend to disk) is
used.

Is there any easy way to change this behaviour, to Suspend to ram?

Thank you,

Ioannis Vranos

http://www.cppsoftware.net

James Freer | 13 Sep 22:31 2014
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Update-Upgrade 'Unknown media type'

For the last few releases (that I can recall) I get the following when I 
upgrade which I do with an alias.

alias ag#='sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -u dist-upgrade'
"
...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.2-0ubuntu3) ...
Unknown media type in type 'all/all'
Unknown media type in type 'all/allfiles'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/mms'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmst'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/mmsu'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/pnm'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspt'
Unknown media type in type 'uri/rtspu'
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
...
"
What does it mean? It doesn't seem to be a problem but I am just curious.

thanks
james

Richard C. Anderson | 10 Sep 20:16 2014

librpmbuild3 problem

I tried to install my epson WF-3520 and the install failed and now I get 
an error
about the librpmbuild3 is damaged

how do I repair my machine ?

Robert Hammerslag | 9 Sep 03:39 2014
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Progress bars

I am on my second day of using Xbuntu and need help with undoing
something I did.  I removed a progress bar from the top panel.  This
bar kept me informed of the progress of active downloads and other
processes.  With it gone, I have no idea what is running.  How can I
restore these bars to my top panel.  Or, is there a way to restore
Xbuntu to default settings?   Thanks.  Archipelago

Rog | 8 Sep 21:20 2014
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Old Images Linger in /boot

I had trouble updating because /boot became full of old images.
Nearly 1 GB of old / problematic files, versions 3.2.0-29 to 3.2.0-67. There were 31 of files with names beginning with,
abi-
config-
initrd.img-
System.map-
vmlinuz-
I managed to clean this up BUT how can one automate the removal of such cruft? It did not happen with previous versions of Ubuntu / Xubuntu.

/Roger

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    I had trouble updating because /boot became full of old images.<br>
    Nearly 1 GB of old / problematic files, versions 3.2.0-29 to
    3.2.0-67. There were 31 of files with names beginning with,<br><blockquote>
      abi-<br>
      config-<br>
      initrd.img-<br>
      System.map-<br>
      vmlinuz-<br>
</blockquote>
    I managed to clean this up BUT how can one automate the removal of
    such cruft? It did not happen with previous versions of Ubuntu /
    Xubuntu.<br><br>
    /Roger<br><br>
</div>
kelmark | 8 Sep 17:27 2014
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Re: 14.04.1 hates video (Steve Litt)

I realized complete new installs were needed, but I upgraded to 14.04
and have had smplayer problems, mainly with mplayer and its refusal to
play any GUI interface videos.  (playing mplayer through the terminal
worked fine). I fixed my particular problem by installing mplayer2.

To install mplayer2 I launched Synaptic and un-installed mplayer.  The
uninstall installed mplayer2 by default.  I have checked other complete
installs of 14.04 and they work fine with smplayer, which has mplayer
1.1-4.8 and NOT MPlayer2 2.0-701-gd4c5b7f-2ubuntu2 (NEW Version)

I will do a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04 just to clean everything up.

I use Aptik (It saves my PPA's and installed software list to a Backup
Directory which automatically download and re-install all my programs).
 (More in the Introducing Aptik Link below.

(1. Backup my current installed PPA's and Software list (No need to
backup software selections or application settings since they are wrong
versions)
(2. Copy aptik backup directory to a USB drive,
(3. Clean Install 14.04
(4. sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aptik
(5. Copy Backup directory from USB to Xubuntu
(6. Launch new Aptik and restore your PPA's and Software

Here's a link to Introducing Aptik which contains detailed information
http://www.teejeetech.in/2014/01/introducing-aptik.html

Timeshift is a drive snapshot backup tool
http://www.teejeetech.in/2014/04/upgrade-to-ubuntu-1404-with-timeshift.html

Don

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Steve Litt | 7 Sep 21:22 2014

Where can I find a qemu based VM tutorial for Ubuntu?

Hi all,

Where can I find a qemu based VM tutorial for Ubuntu? The reason I need
qemu is eventually I might be running OpenBSD, which doesn't have
Virtualbox.

Right now I know absolutely nothing about VM, so I need a tutorial that
starts at the beginning, teaches me how to install the VM software, and
how to install guest systems.

Thanks,

SteveT

Steve Litt                *  http://www.troubleshooters.com/
Troubleshooting Training  *  Human Performance

MR ZenWiz | 7 Sep 02:46 2014
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Theme appearance in 14.04

This is minor, but how do I change the colors of the window menus?

I'm using the Bluebird theme with elementary Xfce darker icon
settings, and I have change the colors in the Theme Configuration
settings, but they don't seem to have any effect.

I was concerned because the colors in, say, the calculator I have (I
use the gnome-calculator because I don't like the one that comes with
Xubuntu 14.04) are difficult to read.  The menus come up with white
letters on light gray background, which is hard to read and ugly (to
me).

I have the xterm colors set the way I like them, but those are clearly
xterm-specific.

LO, Chrome, Firefox and others all seem to have their own color
schemes for these things, and they are fine, though not in accordance
with my settings.

I'm wondering why the theme configured colors seem to have no effect
on this.  What do they affect?

And, of course, how do I fix them?

Thanks.
MR

MR ZenWiz | 7 Sep 02:31 2014
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Re: Can't print any more on 14.04

On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Ince, Wilbur <wilbur@...> wrote:
> It sounds like your printer is not set up correctly.  There is a
> comment here that describes issues just like yours:
> http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Brother/Brother-HL-2140
> See if reducing the resolution fixes your issue.
>
> You may need use a print driver from a model that is compatible.  The
> link above recommends using this driver:
> Recommended Driver: hpijs-pcl5e
> http://www.openprinting.org/driver/hpijs-pcl5e
>
> Your best approach will be to try using a more common driver.  This
> may limit the special features, but it should give you a working
> printer.
>

Wilbur, many thanks.

I attached the driver for the HL-2040 and that seems to work for now.
So I'm saved!

No, seriously, that helps.  It's weird that the 2240 printer can use
the 2040 driver but not the 2140 driver.  Oh, well, at least the
printer's not dead any more.

I recorded this in my configuration file, so if I need it again, I
have a record.

Whew!


Gmane