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Connecting Logitech Quickcam on Xubuntu Gutsy 7.10

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Works almost out of the box (Logitech Quickcam Messenger for 15 GBP on Amazon UK). Well, worked completely out of the box on the laptop. On the desktop, camorama complained “could not connect to device (/dev/video0). Please check connection”, and Skype said it didn’t find a device. However, /dev/video0 looked just the same as on […]

Java plugin in Firefox

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

I used to have trouble with the system wide installation of Firefox on Gutsy (though I don’t remember what the trouble was), so I installed it on a user basis in each user’s home directory and made all the relevant icons point to /home/user/firefox/firefox Because of this, I had to create a symlink in that […]

Getting 256 color support working for mutt in xfce4-terminal

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Mutt supports 256 colors if you terminal does, and that in turn seems to depend both on the terminal and on ncurses. For me, using Xfce on Xubuntu Gutsy, running mutt in a xfce4-terminal, 256 color support didn’t work out of the box. Putting any colorN into the ~/.muttrc yielded a “colour not supported by […]

Sort printer (cupsys & lpq) password problem and quickly cancel print jobs

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

My Brother HL-2030 printer got recognized automatically and printed without a problem, but until now I wasn’t able to fully manage it: both the web interface (http://localhost:631) and the settings in Xfce Menu → Settings → Printing kept asking for a password but wouldn’t accept my username and password. I had to add my user to […]

Bluetooth in Xubuntu Gutsy (Xfce)

Monday, January 28th, 2008

sudo aptitude install bluetooth gnome-bluetooth This will install a few dependencies as well. Then, there’s an item “Bluetooth File Sharing” the system menu under “Accessories”.