Category: Ubuntu

Dolby Digital Through SPDIF on My MythBox

Ever since an upgrade, I've been having problems with the sound on one of  my MythBoxes. It was so bad I was forced to fall back to analog stereo. So ...

Enabling Trim Support in (K)ubuntu

I have purchased two SSDs so far. The first, an Intel X25-V series, was somewhat of a performance disappointment.  It really didn't perform much bette ...

VirtualBox Network Drivers Crap Out After Kernel Upgrade

It never fails, I need to fire up VirtualBox to do something in Windows and I get a dialog box about it not being able to find the right driver.  I kn ...
Where’s My KDE Dialogs In Firefox

Where’s My KDE Dialogs In Firefox

When I upgraded to Kubuntu Lucid Lynx, they promised: Firefox now integrates better with KDE, providing native KDE file dialogs as well as respecti ...

No Sound In Boxee

The main reason I upgraded my Myth boxes was so that I could use Boxee.  I first tested it out on my main computer running Kubuntu 10.04 and everythin ...

Fixing A Serial Mouse In Ubuntu 10.04

I was upgrading my mythtv boxes from 8.04 to 10.04 today, which went pretty smoothly until I rebooted.  When I got to the login screen I tried to move ...

Changing Chromium Cache Location in Ubuntu (Hint XDG)

You want to do something as simple as moving the directory Chromium uses for cache and you wind up learning more about the XDG Base Directory Specific ...

WOL Causes Reboot Instead Of Shutdown

For a while my computer has had the annoying habit of rebooting whenever I tell it to shutdown.  That doesn't sound so bad does it?  What it means is ...

Sound in DOSBox

I installed DOSBox on a Kubuntu Karmic machine to play The Incredible Machine, but I couldn't get the sound working.  I read a ton of forum posts abou ...

Installing SongBird On Kubuntu Karmic

First let me just let me say that Amarok 2 blows!  Why they screwed up such a great program is beyond me.  You can always install Amarok 1.4, but why ...