Kevin O'Gorman | 24 Apr 04:58 2014
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recommend CD/DVD rip and copy program

Is there a favorite for use with Xubuntu?  This is the first time I've needed one since Unity forced me here.

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Brian Masinick | 23 Apr 23:12 2014
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Installing and configuring Broadcom Wireless Firmware (b43) driver with Xubuntu 14.04

I've used past releases of Xubuntu (and other family members as well) with good success in the past, and in fact, I also upgraded Kubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Kubuntu 14.04 LTS recently and that went well, no issues, including with firmware.  For reasons I have not yet uncovered, Xubuntu 14.04, first, does not recognize that I need firmware installed to manage my Broadcom 4311 network card, and when I attempt to install the firmware-b43-installer and/or the b43-fwcutter tool to snag the firmware, these packages DO download the firmware, but the firmware still is not properly activated.

When I attempt to manually run a modprobe b43 from a privileged account, instead of activating the firmware, it freezes the terminal window.

Clearly there is at least one conflict somewhere that is preventing this from working properly; I have not yet located it and I would like assistance in finding the problem and the solution.  What particularly bothers me is that the b43 driver has always worked fine for me in the past.  What's the problem now, and where could the conflicts be hidden?  I appreciate your comments and suggestions for areas to check and investigate.

Relevant network details from a running system that DOES work correctly on the same hardware:

Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 04:08.0
           IF: eth0 state: down
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up
 
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<div class=""><span class="">I've used past releases of Xubuntu (and other family members as well) with good success in the past, and in fact, I also upgraded Kubuntu 12.04.4 LTS to Kubuntu 14.04 LTS recently and that went well, no issues, including with firmware.&nbsp; For reasons I have not yet uncovered, Xubuntu 14.04, first, does not recognize that I need firmware installed to manage my Broadcom 4311 network card, and when I attempt to install the firmware-b43-installer and/or the b43-fwcutter tool to snag the firmware, these packages DO download the firmware, but the firmware still is not properly activated.</span></div>
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<div class=""><span class="">Clearly there is at least one conflict somewhere that is preventing this from working properly; I have not yet located it and I would like assistance in finding the problem and the solution.&nbsp; What particularly bothers me is that the b43 driver has always worked fine for me in the past.&nbsp; What's the problem now, and where could the conflicts be hidden?&nbsp; I appreciate your comments and suggestions for areas to check and investigate.</span></div>
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 details from a running system that DOES work correctly on the same hardware:</span></div>
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<div class=""><span class="">Network:&nbsp;&nbsp; Card-1: Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection driver: e100 v: 3.5.24-k2-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 04:08.0<br class="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; IF: eth0 state: down <br class="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Card-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 03:00.0<br class="">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; IF: wlan0 state: up<br class=""></span></div>
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Peter Flynn | 23 Apr 16:59 2014
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File selection dialogs

I have all my systems set up for single-click, with focus follows mouse
and auto-raise. Works fine at the level of the window manager.

But when I'm in an application and click File|Open (or do something else
requiring a file dialog to open), behaviour reverts to double-click to
navigate directories and select files.

Is there a way to tell the relevant file dialog to use the settings I
have imposed at the upper level?

There are of course several file dialogs that get used by different
applications, presumably according to the set of libraries used to build
the applications. Has there ever been a move towards allowing them (or
encouraging them) to share a system-wide or even just user-wide) set of
behaviour configs?

///Peter

Chris Green | 23 Apr 09:14 2014
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Network Manager applet not in panel in 14.04

I have recently upgraded my netbook from 13.10 to 14.04, it all seems
to work pretty well but there's no nm-applet in the panel.

There are two nm-applet processes running:-

    chris$ ps -ef | grep nm-applet
    chris     1870  1612  1 22:06 ?        00:00:00 nm-applet
    chris     1885  1612  1 22:06 ?        00:00:00 nm-applet
    chris     2206  2107  0 22:06 pts/8    00:00:00 grep --color=auto nm-applet

So what's gone wrong?  The panel seems to be functioning normally
otherwise.

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George F. Nemeyer | 23 Apr 06:55 2014

14.04 breaks VMware

VMware was running successfully with 13.10 and several virtual OS's were
installed and working.

Upon upgrade to 14.04, the kernel was replaced/updated.  As expected,
attempt to start VMware resulted in a VMWare Kernel Module Updater popup
appeared indicating some stuff had to be compiled for the new kernel.

Upon supplying root password, compiling began and seemed happy for the
first step.  However, when trying to compile the Virtual Network Device,
the process failed (red !).  It did (apparently) successfully run the
'depmod' step (green checkmark).

When it attempted to start VMware services, that failed with a popup
message pointing to /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-modconfig-3307.log for
details.

The last three messages in the log indicated:

  2014-04-23T00:34:16.205-05:00| vthread-3 | I120: Successfully extracted
  the vmnet source.

  2014-04-23T00:34:16.205-05:00| vthread-3 | I120: Building module with
  command "/user/bin/make -j2 -C /tmp/modconfig-itQtke/vmnet-only
  auto-build HEADER_DIR=/libmodules/3.13.0-24-generic/build/include
  CC=/usr/bin/gcc IS_GCC_3=no"

  2014-04-23T00:34:16.205-05:00| vthread-3 | W110: Failed to build vmnet.
  Failed to execute the build command.

Anyone have any clues what's broken?

=^_^=  Tigerwolf

c. marlow | 23 Apr 03:41 2014

highlighting and clicking in EVOLUTION

Hi,

When Highlighting an email in Evolution, the color of the highlight is
like a dark grey or black, and you cant read anything. Its not just evo,
but in Xubuntu 12.04 in general. I just installed about 2 hours ago
fresh format, coming from Debian.org's xfce, I found xubuntu easier to
use.

Thank you for the help,
Christopher

Chris Green | 22 Apr 14:21 2014
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14.04, thank you

I have just upgraded two systems from xubuntu 13.10 to xubuntu 14.04,
the upgrade was just about flawless.  The only very minor hiccough was
that the keyboard layout got set back to default on one system.

One of the upgrades I did via ssh using 'do-release-upgrade -d' on the
command line and, even though the system advises against doing this,
it worked perfectly.  (I was just being lazy, the system in question
is only in another part of the house!).

So thank you everyone who has contributed to 14.04 and has made it so
easy.

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Qua Purna | 22 Apr 04:29 2014
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Xubuntu; Phone Camera as PC USB-Camera ??

Halo.

I have Sony Ericsson X8 with 3.15 MP camera. I do not use the device
as a phone anymore. It has no SIM card now. It is for having alarms
and listening to FM radio only.

On Xubuntu 14.04, can I use the phone as usb-connected camera ?
I mean: It is connected to my PC by using USB cable and Xubuntu
detects it as a camera. Both the phone and PC are "offline".

Is it possible ?
Could you tell me the url related to the above ?

I have seen some sites discussing about this, but the phone-camera is
used as WebCam that requires internet connection.

Thanks.
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eddie.seymour | 21 Apr 22:10 2014
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Main and whisker menus only allow one submenu level in 14.04

I am unable to add or show more than one sub-menu level below main or
whisker menu. Right click in blank screen area will open a menu that
you can go to applications and it will allow the multiple sub-menu
levels. 
Anyone know how to enable multi-level again?
Thanks
Eddie
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Michael Lueck | 21 Apr 21:16 2014

LTS upgrade to 14.04, now screensaver clears to a lock screen

Greetings,

This weekend I did the LTS upgrade to my main workstations. Arriving at 14.04, using my same preferred
screensaver Skyrocket in the rss-glx package, now suddenly moving the mouse to clear the screen 
saver after being away from the computer for some lengthy amount of time presents a "lock screen" interface
which I must enter my password in to get the screen unlocked.

The lock screen interface will not appear if the screensaver has been on only for a short time. There must be a
setting separate from the screensaver timer setting.

I have already verified that the check box in the Screensaver applet for "Lock screen after..." is not
checked. I tried checking it, closing, going back in and un-checking it... still screen lock is 
occurring after some length of time being away from the computer.

Any clues where else a "lock screen" setting could be hiding other than the screensaver applet I have
already tried?

I am thankful,

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Lueck Data Systems
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810d4rk | 21 Apr 12:44 2014
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Corruption during boot and when turning off on 14.04

The splash screen becomes corrupted, I attach an image from the shutdown process

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