Freespire's Google ads: "What is Ubuntu Missing?"

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Sun Oct 8 19:17:18 BST 2006

So is there ever going to be another thread on sounder?  This stupid
thread has been the only one for weeks.


On Fri, 2006-10-06 at 21:21 +0000, jarrodhenry at wrote:
>  -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: Scott <geekboy at>
> > And I've followed the guides all over the web (including those in the
> > wiki) and the highly touted GStreamer is useless to me (I'm running
> > Edgy).  totem-gstreamer works but totem-mozilla does not. I get errors
> > on every site I land on with (non-flash) video (unfortunately 99% of
> > those are Windows Media).  I've installed every gstreamer plugin and
> > nothing helps.
> Well, on that note, I suspect many would disagree with me.. but I went the Automatix route.   No real problems encountered.  Won't help you since you're in Edgy land (and I did the upgrade to Edgy myself without TOO many faults.. I missed a directory in /etc/apt/ that contained more sources.. simply leaving it as "edit /etc/apt/sources.list and replace all dapper with edgy" might not be enough.)
> Though, on the Ubuntu computer for my parents, I just went into OEM mode, added a repo for my personal repository, used automatix to get what was necessary, put a few more repos in, and OEM'd the machine to shutdown.  When they start it up, they'll just pick their timezone and other such things, and then be on their way.  
> And hopefully they'll have no problems converting the family to using Skype for free calls or Gizmo or other such things.
> J

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