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GTalX - Google Voice Chat has arrived in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

Ever since I moved to Ubuntu, my only problem was that I couldn’t use GTalk in Ubuntu.Here comes the solution - GTalx. It works flawlessly on my Ubuntu 9.10 karmic running on Dell Inspiron 1525.

gtalX is a Linux client for gtalk, the voip application of Google. It supports voice and text-based chat. Before you download it, please read the ‘How to install’ paragraph below.

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Record your Desktop with Linux Tools

You can capture video of all of the amazing things happening on your desktop with one of Linux’s many screencasting applications. These programs are perfect for creating demonstrations for blogs and tutorials, and for illustrating projects with more than just still images.

Many different programs are available, and they all provide a different set of features, options, and output formats. When choosing, consider the degree of control you want to have over your video resolution and whether the video is intended to work on non-Linux operating systems. Common open source output formats, such as FLAC and Ogg Theora, work natively on Linux but require software and plugins on proprietary operating systems. User interfaces also vary greatly; some applications are nothing more than an icon in the system tray while others depend on large interfaces with many options.

How do you connect linux computers to each other on a network?

I have six computers running both Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.10. When I am running a linux machine I can see all of the computers using Windows but none of the computers running linux. All of the Windows machines are in the same workgroup (obviously). Is there a way to allow the Windows machines to see the linux ones and each other?

Can't install MS truetype fonts

Every time I try to install the ttf-mscorefonts-installer I receive this codes:

Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://superb-dca2.dl.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the%20fonts/fina... [following]
--2010-02-05 13:56:39-- http://superb-dca2.dl.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the%20fonts/fina...
Connecting to superb-dca2.dl.sourceforge.net||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the%2520fonts/final/a... [following]
--2010-02-05 13:56:39-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/corefonts/the%2520fonts/final/a...
Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net||:80... connected.

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HELP PLEASE - cant get Ubuntu on my computer!

Hello everyone,

So about a year back I had ubuntu and xp running as a dual boot on my Asus eeepc 1000hd. I had nothing but problems, so I deleted ubuntu. But I cant remember how I got ubuntu on here in the first place.

I dont have a optical drive, or a floppy drive, and Ive tried every method with a usb flashdrive but I cannot get ubuntu to work, I cant even get my computer to boot from the usb.

When I installed ubuntu last year I didnt have a usb flashdrive and I got it on here, but I cant find any resources on how to do that again.

How do I install ubuntu on my eee pc 1000hd without a cd drive, floppy drive, or usb?

I appreciate your help in advance, and I look forward to being done with any microsoft software.....and being free from it for the rest of my life.


I am brand spanking new to UBUNTU. I was so excited to use it today that I lost my Applications and Systems Buttons on my top panel/bar. Have any clue where they went?

Create Custom Ubuntu Live-CD With Remastersys in Karmic

Remastersys is a tool that can be used to do 2 things with an existing Klikit or Ubuntu or derivative installation.It can make a full system backup including personal data to a live cd or dvd that you can use anywhere and install. It can make a distributable copy you can share with friends. This will not have any of your personal user data in it.

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New To Linux

Hi to all you Linux Begginers:

I am a new Linux User, I have decided to make the switch from Windows to Linux and a aquire the new skills to become a expert in Ubuntu. Is there books or guides to learn the basics? How do I install a dvd player on linux, since I use netflix and watch movie's. I also am looking for a program or help with setting up my email account, I use msn and yahoo all the time. I will finish with these questions. then post more later... Thanks TGaston

cannot able to play games

i m not able to play counter strike on my ubuntu 9.10........not only cs but other games are also not running.

i have graphics card of ATI 512MB

please tell me what to do


Just installed ubuntu. I cannot configure my monitor correctly. everything is very large and I can only see what would be the upper right of all windows. When I try to change this in 'system' --> display, i get this message: 'It appears your doesnt support the necessary extensions to use this tool.Do you want to use your graphics driver vendor's tool instead?' If I say yes it opens the NVIDIA X Server Settings. In there under X Server Display Configuration under 'layout' it says '(hidden because screen height is under 600 pixels)'. I cant change the resolution to anything over 640x480. Any Suggestions?? Thank You

iPhone Tethering on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

This tutorial is written for those who are not familiar with Ubuntu/Linux and is very detailed. If you are experienced feel free to just grab what you need from it.If you’re like me you have an iPhone and a portable computer running Ubuntu and you would like to have mobile internet without paying for an extra data plan from
your carrier. Thanks to a few devoted individuals tethering the iPhone to Ubuntu is simple. The only prerequisite is that you must have an iPhone 3G or 3GS running OS 3.0 or higher. If you’re running 3.0 then you can do this without jail breaking your phone by installing a modified carrier profile. However, if you’re on OS 3.1+ then you will need to jail break your phone to install the modified carrier profile.

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Motion detection using Multiple cameras

Hello everyone!

I'm using Motion in Ubuntu for my home security. For one camera, it works very well. But when I have used two cameras, only one is performing. The pther one is not functioning! I have checked the config file and two Thread files.

Can any one please help me in this regard?

Thanks in advance


My Tux Machine

Satellite A205 Detailed Product Specs
Model Name: A205-S5804 Part Number: PSAF3U-0NR00V
UPC: 883974024681
Operating System
Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic)i686 -Gnome 2.28.1 Kernel 2.6.31-17-generic Linux GCC 4.4.1 (i486-linux-gnu) X.Org Server 1.6.4 Direct Open Gl Tungsten Graphics Inc 2.1 Mesa 7.6.1-rc4 Mesa DRI Intel(R) 965GM GEM 20090712 2009Q2 RC3 x86/MMX/SSE2 Java version "1.6.0_15"
Dont use this but came with Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-bit version)but wiped clean been using Ubuntu since 2008
Santa Rosa CRB Intel Corp.
BIOS Vendor and Version Phoenix Technologies LTD 2.10 03/11/2008
Processor and Chipset
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor T2330 Family(6) Model(15) Stepping(13)
1.60GHz, 1 MB L2, 1024MHz Bogomips 64 Bit Yes
Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm

How to install qBittorrent v2 in Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic)/9.04(Jaunty)

The qBittorrent project was started in March 2006 to create a lightweight but featureful BitTorrent client that would be multi-platform and very easy to use.qBittorrent v2 is the closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent. qBittorrent is based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar.

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