Couple of minor problems with the Heron (8.04 LTS)

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Sun Jun 8 23:11:32 UTC 2008


I have 3 systems running 8.04 LTS all at the same release level and have 
a few questions:

1. Why when I double click a url in an e-mail doesn't it open up a 
browser window?

2. When you download a file (such as RealPlayer11GOLD.bin) where does it 
get placed? I tried doing a find after following the instructions in the but the following commands yield nothing:
    cd /
    sudo find . -name RealPlayer11GOLD.bin -print (with or without 
quotes around it.)

3. I try to bring up SoftwareSources on one of my systems and the little 
icon spins for a while then goes away and nothing happens? I am running 
as an Administrator.

4. On that same system when I try to do check in the UpdateManager 
window after it says your system is up to date it never completes justs 
grays the window out and sits there. Why?

Note: #3 & #4 work fine on the others.

I think this distribution and the community support it has is the best 
in the business.


PS I am only 67, just a kid, been using computers since 1965, Unix since 
1992, Linux since release 0.99 & Ubuntu since 5.10


Jay Ridgley
jridgley2 at
Registered Linux User ID - 9115

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