Able to log on but some problems
froller at tnclimited.com
Tue Jun 16 13:20:43 UTC 2009
On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 23:28 -0700, thomas smith wrote:
> I am on line. Thanks very much for the great help
> given by the people who replied to my requests.
> I still have a few problems.
> 1. My type is too small. Figured out the [ctrl] + to
> make type larger on webpages but the results are
> kluggy and doesn't always work. I am using the
> email client that came with the download. The type
> is very small unless I go into the format and convert
> the type to html.
What is your desktop resolution? (System-->Preference-->Display) Like
mine, your resolution may be up there (1440x900). You could try either
reducing the resolution or If you want to keep the resolution then try
System-->Preference-->Appearance click the Font tab and adjust the fonts
to your liking.
> 2. How to upgrade from the version 7.x that I am
> using to the latest version.
> I have a computer that with VISTA. According to
> one of the LINUX experts, who wrote me, I'm using
> the Windows boot manager.
> I attempted to do the upgrade from the Ubuntu site
> but it gave me error messages and aborted.
> Before I got information on changing the password I
> tried to install 8.10 onto the computer a few times
> with some apparent success but when I started the
> computer it came to the boot manager that lists the
> version 7.x (+ its recover mode). I would like to get
> rid of the hidden installations and go with the latest.
> After I get that I'll go to the nearby Barnes & Noble
> and purchase the correct Ubuntu book.
I don't dual boot (I virtualize on Virtualbox) so I will leave dual
booting to those more knowledgeable than I.
> 3. I like to listen to CBC RadioOne but it requires
> Windows media. Is there a work around?
> 4. I also like to listen to BBC Radio 4 but it requires
> Real Media. My efforts to install it did not work (it
> might help if I had larger text).
Using Rhythmbox I was able to play this radio link
so you should be able to add it most any player's radio list I would
I do have the non-free codecs installed from the repository, I would
recommend going to howtoforge.com and search "ubuntu perfect desktop"
This will help you get a system which will play most of todays videos
> Even with my newbie problems I am liking Ubuntu
> more than Windows.
Welcome to the Ubuntu family. Good luck with your endeavors.
"Life is like Linux, simple. If you are fighting it, you are doing
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