Oct 21, 2008

Dell Inspiron 1525 running Intrepid 8.10

href="http://www.ubuntu.com/">Countdown von Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid ibex)Well I received my new Dell Inspiron 1525 and thought I would upgrade to Intrepid right away because I need empathy voice (gtalk). I hit AltF2 and typed in "update-manger -d" and received over 1 gig of data. Restarted and no sound. SAD! I phoned Dell at their Ubuntu support number 1866-662-1947 and they tried to pass me off to windows support because my Express Service Code told them I had a windows laptop. 35 minutes later they agreed to help me asked me to go to termial. Waiting eagerly to type something they instead sent me to linux.dell.com and tried to get me to click on Ubuntu on Dell and type "sound" in the search field which got me to sound problem page - still no sound. SAD! So, Dell help told me it was not a hardware issue so they couldn't help me. SAD Believeing in the Open Source Idea I thought I would got to Launchpad so see if this was a bug. It is. GREAT! typing in "pulseaudio -k" tells me the kernel as "failed to find dlopen loader."
Go to System > Preferences > Sound and change every field to ALSA

Now I am happily using gtalk to do my VOIP over XMPP

Oct 16, 2008

Come Learn What Ubuntu is!

Come Learn What Ubuntu
is! Featuring the Newest Dell

When: Saturday, November
1, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Come & Go.

Where: 9904 – 101
Avenue, Hythe, Alberta (kidicorner to the curling
Making it Easier to
Exchange Ideas by using the best of Open Source Software
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Oct 6, 2008

What does Ubuntu mean?

As we all set aside time to help 8.10 become better I cannot but help feel like a better person. "A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed." Archbishop Desmond Tutu