[ILUG] Ubuntu - teething troubles
pangurban at eircom.net
Wed Aug 2 10:11:23 IST 2006
Recently installed Ubuntu (6.06) on my trusty old machine. Most of my
previous Linux experience is with Red Hat (-> Fedora) (since 3) and have
run into a few snags.
noapic acpi=off -- is a required setting for my hardware. So I added it
to menu.list. Having fumbled and found it. But something, I assume the
updater, is changing it back and leaving me without. Bit of pain -
having to re-edit on every restart. Anyone know how to make it a "default".
I had (almost) got the hang of YUM - could anyone tell me how best to
configure Apt-get to deal with convenient (lets say Irish) "repositories" ?
Configuring multimedia stuff
MP3s - (yes! for various reasons and I do not want to be convinced that
Ogg Vorbis is better - it may be, but I want to use MP3).
Anyone have a step by step instruction as to how to get Rythmbox (or
whatever) playing mp3s conveniently. Had it in Fedora 5 from a howto
and can (if I have to ) figure it out again (but) a little help would
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