[ubuntu] Strangely high unload load cycle count on harddrive?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I noticed my harddrive was sounding like it was parking and unparking very often sometimes every 5seconds or so and keeps doing that for a while. Why could that be? Attached Images Screenshot-640 GB Hard Disk (ATA WDC WD6400BEVT-22A0RT0) – SMART Data-1.png (93.2 KB) (Hardware)

How to set up VirtualBox Bridged Network on Windows 7 Host?view story

http://askubuntu.com – I have virtualbox running on a Windows 2008 server, with a guest running ubuntu 10.04. The ubuntu guest is given a static IP of, which also has openssh installed. The guest has bridged network setup, I can ping from any machine in the LAN, the ubuntu guest can also access the LAN. However, when I try to PuTTY into the ubuntu machine, I always get "connection refused". (HowTos)

Different Display Managers for Ubuntuview story

http://askubuntu.com – What different Display Managers (login screens)are there for Ubuntu users to install? Please list one DE / shell per post with: a description on why you like / suggest it (features, look, etc.), a good screenshot, preferably of it running on Ubuntu and showing off some of its features, The minimal requirements: Some instructions on how to set it up. (HowTos)

How do I get Internet Explorer 8 to run in Ubuntu using WINE?view story

http://askubuntu.com – I've seen a dozen different ways to run Internet Explorer 7/8 through Wine and I've tried them all. None of them work properly. I saw a screenshot that makes it look like you run the actual IE8 not "Wine IE" (which looks nothing like IE8 and also doesn't function the same, what I get is painfully slow and temperamental). I've followed several instructions and still no luck. (HowTos)

Back to the basics... and I love it!view story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – Hi all, As you can see I've been using #! for quite a while, and some of you may remember me. Unfortunately I've been stuck using Windows for some key software for too long. Luckily I no longer need it (a benefit of quitting that job? haha), so I'm back to crunchbang and all it's minimal dark not-windows goodness. (HowTos)

[ubuntu] Screen goes blurry when LibreOffice openedview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello, I am having a problem, seemingly with my NVIDIA onboard video. When I open any LibreOffice application, my whole screen goes blurry; see the attached screenshot. I am using 11.10 Oneiric with NVIDIA GeForce 7025. Thanks. Attached Images Screenshot at 2012-02-04 19:20:07.jpg (132.8 KB) (Hardware)

GTK vertical spacing too condensed after removing gnome-shellview story

http://askubuntu.com – I installed gnome-shell - for who knows what reason - on Natty, from gnome3 launchpad PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install gnome-session After I realized I made mistake: ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update and reverted system to previous state. (HowTos)

Why is Firefox not rendering "long" images correctly?view story

http://askubuntu.com – When I visit webpages that have long images firefox is not rendering them correctly. It seems to be the very long pictures the cause this problem. I don't know where the breaking point is for this. You can look at the picture here the picture is on 9gag.com and they sometimes remove pictures so I've uploaded a screenshot to photobucket also. (HowTos)

[ubuntu] Volume Control and Nvidia Dual Screenview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, So I'm having two problems that could be related could not be. I have no idea. First is that I have a dual screen, and its working but Ubuntu thinks its one big screen. Which is weird to me. (Hardware)

Using Headset microphone in skype and gmail?view story

http://askubuntu.com – i am having Beats Tour Headfone with control talk. i also have mic inbuilt in my computer . but i am willing to use my headfone mic as deafult in skype and gmail video chat. it works great in windows but in ubuntu i tired many things its not working . i tried this link . works but it is having so much noise in that i not satisfied with this . is there any way 2 use my headfones mic . (HowTos)