[ubuntu-za] Help needed with Ubuntu configuration - Rondebosch

David Woods davewoods1 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 09:04:36 GMT 2007

Hi all,

I'm a newbie on Ubuntu but have almost completely made the switch, having
not used Windows once in the past 3 weeks. I'm really enjoying Ubuntu and
OpenOffice etc. etc. I'm still having some trouble with Ubuntu configuration
though, and it's driving me nuts.  Some of the help and forums I find online
are useful, but I can't get to the bottom of these three things and wondered
if there is anyone who can help me on my machine for an hour or so here in
1.  Screen refresh rate; the flicker is too much for me and I'm getting
headaches.  I've followed instructions I found online, including
overclocking the monitor, but still can't iron it out.  Under identical
settings on Windows XP Pro I have no problems.
2.  Sound: there is none.  I'm particularly clueless when it comes to
hardware and drivers and would really like to get some sound coming out of
the speakers.
3.  Medibuntu - I get the white screen of death whenever I run GoogleEarth,
and the online forums haven't helped.

Other problems I've encountered are with the Java Runtime Environment
installation and installing Freemind (mind-mapping software).

I'd be most grateful to anyone with expertise who can help sort out these

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