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Richard Sims

Richard Sims

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    Steam for Ubuntu
    So I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, downloaded steam recently (it had some issues when it was new, at-least for me it did. Not only does it work great but some great titles have been made to work natively with Linux(Ubuntu specifically). Paradox has some good games, I bought one and it runs great (Crusader Kings 2 by Paradox). Left 4 Dead 2, Counter-Strike etc... I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t in a while.
    Link to this post 23 Sep 13

    So I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, downloaded steam recently (it had some issues when it was new, at-least for me it did.

    Not only does it work great but some great titles have been made to work natively with Linux(Ubuntu specifically).

    Paradox has some good games, I bought one and it runs great (Crusader Kings 2 by Paradox). Left 4 Dead 2, Counter-Strike etc...

    I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t in a while.

  • Richard Sims
    [Informational] Avast pushing linux anti-virus (Free for home use)
    I thought this was interesting since there isn't a lot in the ways of anti-virus on linux. Going to be trying it out myself, and let you know what I think after a while. If others try it out, please let me know. [url=http://www.avast.com/en-us/linux-home-edition]Avast! For Linux[/url]
    Link to this post 05 Jan 13

    I thought this was interesting since there isn't a lot in the ways of anti-virus on linux. Going to be trying it out myself, and let you know what I think after a while. If others try it out, please let me know.

    Avast! For Linux

  • Richard Sims
    Wireless issue with Ubuntu 12.04 no GUI
    This is a user issue I believe (myself), here is the situation: 1st issue: To have linux in the boot process not look for a wired connection due to it being a laptop and it taking an extra 60 seconds every time I boot for it to search for a connection it doesn't have. Of course, once it boots, I have internet. 2nd issue: To be able to use and connect to wireless networks without my gui by the easiest possible means. What's working: Ubuntu 12.04 has linux installed, and will boot in text mode instead of to the GUI just like I wanted, and I just use lightdm to start the GUI when wanted. Now I want to say that I have been googling these issues and trying to find a solution, but have yet to find one that seems to fit my exact issue since most people are inside the GUI, which for my works perfect. Appreciate any help guys, thanks.
    Link to this post 04 Jan 13

    This is a user issue I believe (myself), here is the situation:

    1st issue: To have linux in the boot process not look for a wired connection due to it being a laptop and it taking an extra 60 seconds every time I boot for it to search for a connection it doesn't have. Of course, once it boots, I have internet.

    2nd issue: To be able to use and connect to wireless networks without my gui by the easiest possible means.

    What's working: Ubuntu 12.04 has linux installed, and will boot in text mode instead of to the GUI just like I wanted, and I just use lightdm to start the GUI when wanted.

    Now I want to say that I have been googling these issues and trying to find a solution, but have yet to find one that seems to fit my exact issue since most people are inside the GUI, which for my works perfect.

    Appreciate any help guys, thanks.

  • Richard Sims
    Good place for student programmers to help open source project
    I've seen a lot of other posts but was hoping to get input from the people on this forum regarding this. I'm a programming student that would like to get involved and help with debugging and patching open-source projects in my spare time to improve my C++ programming knowledge and skills while being productive at the same time, or at the very least attempting to be. It would be best if there were smaller projects or large projects with small programs broken down to de-bug, I'd be interested in most programs, specially if it's debian based as a avid ubuntu user. Was hoping for suggestions on where to find developers who would be willing to allow a student to help with their project the best I can. let me know, thanks guys.
    Link to this post 04 Jan 13

    I've seen a lot of other posts but was hoping to get input from the people on this forum regarding this. I'm a programming student that would like to get involved and help with debugging and patching open-source projects in my spare time to improve my C++ programming knowledge and skills while being productive at the same time, or at the very least attempting to be.

    It would be best if there were smaller projects or large projects with small programs broken down to de-bug, I'd be interested in most programs, specially if it's debian based as a avid ubuntu user.

    Was hoping for suggestions on where to find developers who would be willing to allow a student to help with their project the best I can.

    let me know, thanks guys.

  • Richard Sims
    RE: Shortcut on desktop
    The answer to this depends on what GUI your using, whether your using ubuntu's default Unity, Gnome, LXDE or XFCE. I'm going to assume your in Unity. With unity you actually have options to do this, one is a traditional shortcut and the other, is to add it to the scrolling side bar. To add it to the side bar, simply do the following: go to Dash home, search for your application you want a shortcut to, and left click & hold to drag it over to your scrolling side bar. for the traditional approach, for whatever reason seems to be a bit more difficult then it should be, here is a link with many different ways to do it. I personally recommend if your using unity to stick with the side scroll launch panel. go here for alternative ways to make a desktop icon: [url=http://askubuntu.com/questions/64222/how-can-i-create-launchers-on-my-desktop]Ubuntu forum with alternatives and wiki on the subject of creating desktop items[/url]
    Link to this post 04 Jan 13

    The answer to this depends on what GUI your using, whether your using ubuntu's default Unity, Gnome, LXDE or XFCE.

    I'm going to assume your in Unity. With unity you actually have options to do this, one is a traditional shortcut and the other, is to add it to the scrolling side bar.


    To add it to the side bar, simply do the following:

    go to Dash home, search for your application you want a shortcut to, and left click & hold to drag it over to your scrolling side bar.

    for the traditional approach, for whatever reason seems to be a bit more difficult then it should be, here is a link with many different ways to do it. I personally recommend if your using unity to stick with the side scroll launch panel.

    go here for alternative ways to make a desktop icon:

    Ubuntu forum with alternatives and wiki on the subject of creating desktop items

  • Richard Sims
    RE: New Good Install – Monitor Now Blank?
    I saw in some of the most recent updates that hibernate mode was disabled due to being un-stable. I'd assume it causes issues such as yours. Fully updating and verifying hibernate mode is turned off will most likely fix your issue. Let me know =)
    Link to this post 04 Jan 13

    I saw in some of the most recent updates that hibernate mode was disabled due to being un-stable. I'd assume it causes issues such as yours. Fully updating and verifying hibernate mode is turned off will most likely fix your issue. Let me know =)

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