Hans Burer | 26 Jan 10:03 2015
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Skype application software for Xubuntu?

Is there any plan to develop an Skype possibility for Xubuntu?

Looking forward to any answer
Regards, Hans
<div><div dir="ltr">Is there any plan to develop an Skype possibility for&nbsp;Xubuntu?<div><br></div>
<div>Looking forward to any answer</div>
<div>Regards, Hans</div>
</div></div>
Thomas Blasejewicz | 22 Jan 01:41 2015
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no video after wake-up

Good morning
I am using a Mouse notebook TW9, 4-core Intel chip with 2.4 GHz, 4 GB
RAM and 500 GB HDD
Before I had xubuntu 14.04 (precisely a version for translators =
tuxtrans) 32-bit installed.
With that version (until it went otherwise over the edge) this problem
did NOT occur.
Now I installed the same xubuntu 14.04 tuxtrans 64-bit version.
When I close the lid of the PC, it goes to sleep. Fine.
When I open the lid, it wakes up (shortly), asks me for my password and
when I enter that,
the display goes black = no display at all. The CPU fan also stops.

As I said, this did NOT happen with the 32-bit version.
Neither with Fedora or kubuntu, which I also tried.
(I have the same problem with a very old desktop, using lubuntu 14.04,
which also does not display anything after wakeup)

1) What is this all about?
2) How can I fix it??

Thank you.
Thomas

Jürgen | 19 Jan 00:26 2015
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How to run an access point and a client on a single WLAN card?

Hi all,

I am setting up a small home server and desktop with Xubuntu 14.10 desktop version. I have a ath9k based wireless card for internet access. Unfortunately I can not have wired network from my DSL router to the server. Therefore I plan to run the single hardware as both simultanously: a wlan-client to have internet access via the DSL router and an access point with WPA2  to connect my other gadgets as well as to provide a guest WLAN with an virtual interface.

I am stuck between the different approaches, possibilities and versions at the web. Can anyone provide me a step by step example for 14.10?

More specific questions are:
- Is the combination of wpa-supplicant, hostapd and dnsmasq the right way to go?
-Does this bug apply to Xubuntu 14.10 too ( https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wpa/+bug/1289047 )? If yes, how to get the old version installed?
- What is the correct way to deactivate the network-manager permanently?
- How to add an new interface (iw dev phy0 add myAP type __ap) permanently, so that it survives a reboot?

Best wishes
Jürgen

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<p dir="ltr">Hi all,</p>
<p dir="ltr">I am setting up a small home server and desktop with Xubuntu 14.10 desktop version. I have a ath9k based wireless card for internet access. Unfortunately I can not have wired network from my DSL router to the server. Therefore I plan to run the single hardware as both simultanously: a wlan-client to have internet access via the DSL router and an access point with WPA2&nbsp; to connect my other gadgets as well as to provide a guest WLAN with an virtual interface.</p>
<p dir="ltr">I am stuck between the different approaches, possibilities and versions at the web. Can anyone provide me a step by step example for 14.10? </p>
<p dir="ltr">More specific questions are:<br>
- Is the combination of wpa-supplicant, hostapd and dnsmasq the right way to go?<br>
-Does this bug apply to Xubuntu 14.10 too ( <a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wpa/+bug/1289047">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wpa/+bug/1289047</a> )? If yes, how to get the old version installed?<br>
- What is the correct way to deactivate the network-manager permanently?<br>
- How to add an new interface (iw dev phy0 add myAP type __ap) permanently, so that it survives a reboot?</p>
<p dir="ltr">Best wishes<br>
J&uuml;rgen</p>
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Anthony Papillion | 18 Jan 23:08 2015

Odd problem with 14.04 and Logitech M325 wireless mouse

I have an odd problem with this mouse on Xubuntu 14.04. When I log in,
the mouse is detected but it's 'stuck' at the bottom of the screen. When
you move the mouse, the pointer on screen looks like it's trying to move
but it can't escape the bottom corner. I have to log out and log back in
and everything is fine.

Anyone experience this or know what might be causing it? Is there a way
to fix it?

Thanks,
Anthony

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Tim Grant | 18 Jan 21:49 2015
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Xubuntu 14.04 Whisker Menu / Window Button Bug

I've just set up an Xubuntu 14.04 VM in VirtualBox, and I've noticed a
minor but annoying graphical glitch.

If I drag (or attempt to drag) one of the window buttons in Panel 0,
the Whisker Menu button becomes blacked-out. Moving the cursor over
the Whisker Menu button restores the proper appearance. I first
noticed this issue after I switched the Window Buttons from 'grouped'
to 'drag-and-drop', but it seems to occur regardless of the setting.

I'm curious if this is a known issue, and if there is a fix.

Ajay Patel | 16 Jan 21:07 2015
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Switching keyboard layouts

Hi,
I am trying to setup Xubuntu to use both Dvorak and regular Qwerty layouts and switch between them using a keyboard shortcut.  Is this possible on Xubuntu?  If so, how do I configure the keyboard layout?
thanks,
ajay
<div><div dir="ltr">Hi,<div>I am trying to setup Xubuntu to use both Dvorak and regular Qwerty layouts and switch between them using a keyboard shortcut.&nbsp; Is this possible on Xubuntu?&nbsp; If so, how do I configure the keyboard layout?</div>
<div>thanks,</div>
<div>ajay</div>
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Andy Proctor | 11 Jan 15:56 2015
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Renaming mp3 files from meta data

All,

I have an interesting problem and I wonder if anyone in the group knows 
a way to solve my problem.

Following a backup disk partition table meltdown I had to use 
Testdisk/Photorec to recover the files on the disk and this was pretty 
successful, over 42,000 files recovered, lots of my photos, documents 
and music recovered. I have separated each file type and Photorec was 
somewhat successful in extracting filenames from document meta data, but 
thats about it. My current challenge is to organise over 1200 mp3 file 
helpfully with the file names like f6920578.mp3 or f8493023.mp3. Opening 
the files with gmusicbrowswer it is clear that the meta data is still 
present in the files and gives artist, title and album.

To save me opening >1200 files one by one, there must be a way to read 
the meta data and rename the file or as a minimum sort by meta data? A 
web search has not produced many pearls of wisdom, apart from a program 
called mp3tag which is unfortunately M$Windows based.

Any wisdom from the experts on this list at all please?

Running xubuntu 14.10 on an asus 1225b kernel 3.16.0-28 if that helps. 
I'm not a total newbie but not a programmer either :)

Thanks

Andy

Hans Burer | 8 Jan 11:37 2015
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Adobe Flash drivers not installed

All,

How can I be sure that the necessary Adobe Flash drivers are installed, when required?

looking forward to your replies

Regards,
Hans
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<div>
<div>
<div>
<div>All,<br><br>
</div>How can I be sure that the necessary Adobe Flash drivers are installed, when required?<br><br>
</div>looking forward to your replies<br><br>
</div>Regards,<br>
</div>Hans<br>
</div></div>
Wes James | 7 Jan 04:21 2015

Upgrade - grub in stall faile now can't boot

I upgraded from xubuntu 13.04/10 ?? with:

do-release-upgrade

at the end it said if failed installing grub now when I boot it fails to the grub-rescue prompt.

I've booted from live dvd and mounted thus:

sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt


I see this:

:/mnt$ l
<at> /  <at> apt-snapshot-release-upgrade-saucy-2013-11-25_14:41:27/  <at> apt-snapshot-release-upgrade-trusty-2015-01-06_14:26:30/  <at> home/

I realized that I had installed with btfrs and get this when trying to install grub (in several locations):

sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.
grub-install: error: filesystem `btrfs' doesn't support blocklists.

ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt/ <at> $ sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ <at> / /dev/sda
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.
grub-install: error: filesystem `btrfs' doesn't support blocklists.

ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt/ <at> $ l home
ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt/ <at> $ l
bin/   cdrom/  etc/   initrd.img <at>       lib/    media/  opt/   root/  sbin/  sys/  usr/  vmlinuz <at>
boot/  dev/    home/  initrd.img.old <at>   lib64/  mnt/    proc/  run/   srv/   tmp/  var/  vmlinuz.old <at>

ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt$ l boot
grub/
ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt$ sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/grub/ /dev/sda
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.
grub-install: error: filesystem `btrfs' doesn't support blocklists.

Is there a way I can fix this. Looking at some discussion online, this seems to be a common issue, but I didn't see a fix for this with btfrs setup.

Any idea how to get grub installed?

Thanks,

-wes

<div><div>I upgraded from xubuntu 13.04/10 ?? with:<br><br>do-release-upgrade<br><br>at the end it said if failed installing grub now when I boot it fails to the grub-rescue prompt.<br><br>I've booted from live dvd and mounted thus:<br><br>sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt<br><br><br>I see this:<br><br>:/mnt$ l<br> <at> /&nbsp;  <at> apt-snapshot-release-upgrade-saucy-2013-11-25_14:41:27/&nbsp;  <at> apt-snapshot-release-upgrade-trusty-2015-01-06_14:26:30/&nbsp;  <at> home/<br><br>I realized that I had installed with btfrs and get this when trying to install grub (in several locations):<br><br>sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ /dev/sda<br>Installing for i386-pc platform.<br>grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.<br>grub-install: error: filesystem `btrfs' doesn't support blocklists.<br><br>ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt/ <at> $ sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/ <at> / /dev/sda<br>Installing for i386-pc platform.<br>grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.<br>grub-install: error: filesystem `btrfs' doesn't support blocklists.<br><br>ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt/ <at> $ l home<br>ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt/ <at> $ l<br>bin/&nbsp;&nbsp; cdrom/&nbsp; etc/&nbsp;&nbsp; initrd.img <at> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; lib/&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; media/&nbsp; opt/&nbsp;&nbsp; root/&nbsp; sbin/&nbsp; sys/&nbsp; usr/&nbsp; vmlinuz <at> <br>boot/&nbsp; dev/&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; home/&nbsp; initrd.img.old <at> &nbsp; lib64/&nbsp; mnt/&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; proc/&nbsp; run/&nbsp;&nbsp; srv/&nbsp;&nbsp; tmp/&nbsp; var/&nbsp; vmlinuz.old <at> <br><br>ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt$ l boot<br>grub/<br>ubuntu <at> ubuntu:/mnt$ sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/grub/ /dev/sda<br>Installing for i386-pc platform.<br>grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.<br>grub-install: error: filesystem `btrfs' doesn't support blocklists.<br><br>Is there a way I can fix this. Looking at some discussion online, this seems to be a common issue, but I didn't see a fix for this with btfrs setup.<br><br>Any idea how to get grub installed?<br><br>Thanks,<br><br>-wes<br><br data-mce-bogus="1">
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Andy Proctor | 3 Jan 10:52 2015
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Power Management in 14.10

Hello all,

I have noticed some seeming inefficiency in 14.10 with regard to power 
management and wondered if anyone else had the same problem. I had 
previously installed 14.10 on a laptop and enabled the new power 
management panel applet with it's lovely cylindrical battery indicator 
[sarcasm]. I noticed that the longevity of my laptop (an asus 1225b) 
when running on battery was about 50%down from prior to installing the 
power management applet. I disabled it but the old power manager could 
not be re-enabled (well I could not find how to re-enable it to be honest).

But for another reason, one related to partitioning and backups, I 
recently reformatted and re-organised the disk structure and then 
reinstalled xubuntu in a new, larger partition with more swap available 
etc.... and I did not enable the new power manager post install and find 
that I am back to the same longevity (4hours + from a full charge) as 
prior to that from enabling the "new" power management panel item. My 
thoughts are that there must be either:

a) a bug/problem with the new power management function in 14.10 causing 
a reduction in battery longevity/charge
b) something else

Has anyone else seen this problem?

Not sure I want to investigate further myself but some of the xubuntu 
people reading this list may want to take a look.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

Andy Proctor

Chris Green | 1 Jan 23:00 2015
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'Bouncing' USB-Ethernet connection

I am trying to use a USB-ethernet adapter to give me a second ethernet
connection to an xubuntu 14.04 system.

It's detected OK and drivers are loaded but Network Manager goes into  
a loop repeatedly saying the connection has been established and then
saying it's disconnected.  It cycles once very few seconds, say 10
seconds or so.

It's set up with a static IP on a different subnet from the 'proper'
ethernet.

Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong?

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