[Novalug] Fixing Evolution and other problems, part 1
greg at pryzby.org
Wed Feb 10 15:40:44 EST 2010
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
> I might be able to help you on the printer and audio issues.
> I'd have to research how audio works under Ubuntu. Heck I'd have to
> how audio works under any Linux distro, I've never tried to use a sound
> under Linux. But, I'm willing to try. Do you know what chipset or card
1) make sure it is plugged into the right jack. On Charlie's shuttle, I had
to use the HEADPHONE jack on the front. No idea why, but that is what worked
when I helped him a year or 2 ago.
2) Chances are MUTE is on or volume isn't tuned up in app. RIGHT on Speaker
(upper right corner by default for GNOME).
Pick Sound Preferences
Put it ABOVE 100% (don't ask)
3) You may want to kill pulseaudio. That can causes issues depending on the
app creating the sound.
On the printer issue, how is that plugged into Black? Is it USB, parallel
> port, or ethernet (RJ45)? Do you have the driver package installed? When
> say it "disables Black", do you mean you lose your internet connection or
> PC locks up?
> Anything you add here will help me help you.
> > List,
> > Reader, feel free to skip to skip the first sixty-five or so lines, where
> > it says "Now objectives.". Then start reading if you want to help the old
> > geezer. Not as pleasant as rescuing the damsel on the railroad tracks
> > the train coming her way, admittedly, but (if you are young, think about
> > your grandfather. Otherwise hit thr Delete key.
> > (The subject line reflects the fact that I blew a couple of hours of
> > I drafted an email that contained the points, etc, that I make here. I
> > drafted it using SquirrelMail Compose. If -- maybe I sould say when -- I
> > think of something that belongs here, I will make the point and point out
> > that it belongs in the message, which might be called Preface or
> > Introduction or both. ... The puchline is that what I drafted is probably
> > -- certainly, actually -- somewhere, but I can't find it.)
> > This is a lengthy message, but I don't see how to make it shorter without
> > omitting something that some readers might find pertinent. It is as
> > carefully composed and as inclusive as I can make it.
> > I have Ubuntu 9.10 -- "Karmic" on two machines. One is a 32-bit machine
> > that I call the Shuttle". It is a rectangular box 10 1/2 inches deep and
> > inches by 8 inches. it is 5 or 6 years old. The only thing I don't like
> > about it is that I can put only two cards in it. It has every connector
> > you might wanr built in. I have been completely satisfied with it.
> > The other machine was built from parts that a small computer store in
> > Alexandria (less than a mile from the Van Dorn exit from the Beltway)
> > called Advanced2000. The're not great but I am a loyal customer and they
> > are loyal to me -- don'y gouge me. The principal gripe I have is that I
> > have been unable to get the tech, who is not full time, to do what I want
> > with respect to installing (or not installing) an OS. Because of what he
> > did I am behind where I would have been if he had followed instructions
> > and I had not gone to the Installfest at the Reston Library in November.
> > I am willing to tell anybody who feels a need to know all the details
> > about both of my computers -- CPUs, amount of memory, etc. black does
> > as well as CDs, the Shuttle CDs only.
> > As most people who reads this know, I am 83 years old, have peripheral
> > neuropathy and edema and have to get around with the aid of a cane. I can
> > and on maybe a dozen times over the last five or so years have toted the
> > Shuttle to Installfests, etc. Others -- salespeople, two sons -- have to
> > handle black. Also, I am hearing impaired (congenital). Hearing aids help
> > but by no means completely overcome the problem. Also, I have cataracts,
> > which greatly limit the destinations I am willing to travel to at night.
> > will them removed, the first on Tuesday, 6 April, the secohd two weeks
> > later.
> > If you call me and we talk on the phone, my hearing impairment will come
> > into play. I have a small voice recorder which I picked up when Circuit
> > City went broke but it wasn't until a couple of days that I found
> > cassettes (from Staples). I have no idea whether it would work. ssh ought
> > to work but I have never had the ssh experienced. And anyone can email
> > suggestions. I possess Linux in a Nutshell, 5th addition.
> > I live at 914 Juniper Pl, Alexandria, a mile or so from the Seminary Rd
> > exit from I-395. My phone number is 703-212-4812. Internet access is by
> > DSL.
> > Be warned: three people have come to my house, Nino Pereira, Rich Goodwin
> > and John LaBadie. They did get things done, the most notable being
> > the problem of my not being able to get black on line. No compuier I
> > plugged into the location (in the dining area) would get online. I had
> > tried to use a Netgear Powerline bridge. It was behind a surge projector.
> > The problem was over when it was plugged directly into a wall socket.
> > Now objectives.
> > There are five major things I want to achieve and any number of other
> > skills I want to acquire, insights about Linux and FOSS, etc.
> > The first thing is to get Ubuntu working the way I want. There are two
> > ways, by clicking and in the text mode. Nino got it working in text mode
> > but not for long. He was able to send a message that essentially said
> > "Hello, World!", but it only worked momentarily. I remember his using -A
> > (or maybe -a) and a couple of other options. He also used the argument
> > .Evolution. In other words, he was looking for a hidden file, .Evolution.
> > I think he got pretty close but didn't close the deal.
> > The other part of the getting Evolution-to-work task is to get it working
> > graphically from Firefox. I do Applications->Internet_>EvolutionMail. But
> > I know that wouldn't work because the icon was grayed out. So was Ubuntu
> > One's icon. The other icons, five of them, were not grayed out.
> > The second major task is one I haven't mentioned. It is weird. When I
> > in my HPlaserjet P1006 it disables black. I have to unplug it!
> > One bad result of this is that I won't do something obvious, print the
> > Evolution manual. I refuse to use whole 92 inkjet cartridges printing it
> > from my HP InkJet C3100.
> > The third urgent task is ti fix the audio, All I can really say is, it
> > doesn't work. First, I want to be able to hear. Then comes the microphone
> > capability, although at the moment I don't see my using it in the nbear
> > future.
> > There are two other things, but I forget what they are. Senior moment.
> > of them might be the eyes looking at the cursor. It seems to me that it
> > ought to be simple, five minutes max, but I just haven't taken the time.
> > Please, List: ideas, suggestions.
> > Charlie
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