2008. május 31.

Sound control buttons & No Sound problem

Volume Control buttons:
I opened the System / Preferences / Hotkeys and redefined the buttons for sound controlling.

No Sound problem:
This was very trivial...
I opened the Volume Control and found the PCM mute :-)

Making Firefox work with Flash and Java plugin

I found a great solution on this page:

It is based on installing a 32bit version Firefox.
Follow the instructions on the page :-)

Follow this guide to enable universe and multiverse repositories.

How to rotate the display?

The scripts I use now to rotate the display can be copied from this post.

I found a great soultion on this page!

It needs a little alternation, so I'll copy and modify it here.

Which program to use to take notes?

The answer is: Xournal.
You can download Xournal with synaptic package manage. After installing it will be in the programs / tools menu.

(Note that I'm using hungarian ubuntu, so I'm just trying to translate the menu names :-))

To make the eraser tip to work go to the Options menu, and activate the "Eraser tip" option.
To make the pen button work as a highlighter go to the Options menu and choose highlighter in Button2 Mapping submenu.
Installing Xournal:

You have to download these packages through Synaptic Package Manager before doing anything:
  • libgnomecanvas2-dev
  • libgnomeprint2.2-dev
  • libgnomeprintui2.2-dev
  • autoconf
  • automake
  • xpdf
... and dependancies.

Compilation and Installation

Download the Xournal distribution tar.gz file, and unpack it. (it will be a folder)

Go to the folder in the Terminal and type:

sudo ./install-binary

(and upgrade GTK+ and the other libraries if needed).

Then type:

sudo make install
sudo make desktop-install

Configure error message:
If autogen.sh generates the error message configure: error: Library requirements (gtk+-2.0 >= 2.4.0 libgnomecanvas-2.0 >= 2.4.0 libgnomeprintui-2.2 >= 2.0.0) not met even though you have sufficiently recent versions of these libraries on your system, then you need to install some missing development packages.

Problems #1

I've already installed Wacom-tools and Xserver-Xorg-Input-Wacom.
I didn't install Wacom-Kernel-Source, because it gave me some errors like kernel versions don't match.

So the first problems:
- pen button to right button - solved
- advanced input setting in gimp: can't modify the settings for the pen. -solved
- how to rotate the display - solved
- which program to use to note - solved
- can't install flash plugin under firefox - solved
- how to transfer files with bluetooth from my Nokia phone like in the Windows nokia software -solved
- problems with sounds (adjusting buttons, mic-in, headphone, NO SOUND!) -solved
- how to connect to another computer (using windows) -solved

Installing Ubuntu form USB Pendrive

Making USB pendrive bootable in Windows XP
1. Format your pendrive
2. Use SYSLINUX 3.63 to make pendrive bootable:
go to the syslinux folder in command line, and type:

syslinux.exe -s -a -m k:

where k: is the drive letter of YOUR pendrive.

Copying the installation files
1. Copy all the files (including hidden files!) from ubuntu install CD to pendrive.
2. Rename the isolinux directory to syslinux and rename the file isolinux.cfg inside this directory to syslinux.cfg .

Boot from pendrive
1. Adjust your BIOS settings to boot from pendrive.

Installing Ubuntu
1. Click install in the live-cd. Follow the instructions.

Which Ubuntu?

Now the Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is out, however installing this version on my tc4400, Alice, was not a good idea :-)
The tablet didn't work at all.

Trying to make my tablet alive, I decided, to install an earlier version.
So second time, I installed Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn.
The tablet works fine, but I've got some other problems, which I will try to solve.