Kudos, help, and a suggestion :)
pierrefar at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 26 10:42:45 UTC 2004
I started playing with Ubuntu last Thursday, and for the first time, I feel
that this attempt at running linux solely might just work out. Great job!
1. For some reason, when I try to play some MP3s in Media Player, it tells
me that /dev/dsp is busy. When I stick in a music CD, the CD Player plays it
Also, in this state, when I try to play the same MP3s using XMMS, it just
hangs and I have to kill it with xkill.... and I can't restart it.
Further, Gaim has now lost its ability to play event sounds, although they
are enabled for some events (like revceiving messages).
This happened after I enabled starting the sound server in gnome.
So the question is: What's going on? I think what I am trying to do
essentially is play multiple sounds at the same time and failing. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.
2. I installed firefox 1.0PR. It is awefully slow. When I hover over a link,
there is a very annoying delay before the link gets underlined. Opening new
tabs takes a while, and when I am closing all tabs to leave just the one,
the last one takes a while to display. It's not a lack-of-hardware problem:
I have a P4 with over 700MB RAM. Any ideas?
3. A suggestion: Coming from a Windows background, I am used to typing
"cd.." and not "cd .." (note the space after the 'd'). Of course, bash
frwons upon this and says the command is not found.
To "fix" this, I edited my bash.rc file and added an alias that maps "cd.."
to "cd ..". It worked :) Maybe the developers can add this to future
versions to help in the transition?
Thanks again for a great distro. I am not subscribed to this list, so please
CC me in the replies.
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