Category Archive: Ubuntu

Feb 19

F-Spot failing to upload to Flickr

Part of my excuse for being so far behind uploading to my Flickr-stream is that F-Spot, the program I’m using on Ubuntu to manages my photo collection, had been failing to upload. Basically it was never completing the upload, no time-out, no error, nothing. A LOT of digging around out there via google eventually landed …

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Jun 10

Update Manager hangs in Ubuntu 8.04 (and how to fix it)

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04, I had noticed that Update Manager was hanging, but not bothered to look into fixing it. Tonight I did, and a quick search on google lead me to this post on Joe Wein’s blog with a clear explanation on how to solve the issue: Last month I upgraded my …

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May 09

kacpi_notify you bad boy!

My Ubuntu PC at home occasionally has suffered with a rather annoying issue, whether the CPU runs at pretty much 100%, and the temperature to rise causing the BIOS to make an awful and incessant beeping sound! Well tonight it just got too much for me, and I decided it was time to look into …

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Jan 29

Got my music collection back

So how did I lose it in the first place? Well I didn’t really, just not had good access to it. The default player in Ubuntu, Rhythmbox, was giving me problems, it was pretty slow and lacked a few nice features like random playlists. (It does do semi-random play-lists, where you enter keywords, but not …

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Jan 29

One less Windows PC in the world

This was a while ago now, but back over Christmas I got rid of a buggy install of Windows on Mum and Dad’s PC, and installed Ubuntu for them instead. I hope they get on all right with it, Dad seemed a little worried for a while, we had a go with the liveCD before …

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