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#1 CROSSBONES

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:17 PM

I have a laptop with 9.1 installed. It will not play an extenal dvd. I have followed instuctions from HTG.

I cannot make the cursor larger. The friend that gave it to me said he could not get the wireless to work.

Dual monitor does not work.

If there is help out there, forget the wireless part for now.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 02:20 PM

I am trying to watch a dvd on an Ubuntu9.1 OS, with no luck. I would like some help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:35 PM

I am trying to watch a dvd on an Ubuntu9.1 OS, with no luck. I would like some help.

Go to the Ubuntu Software Center and download the Ubuntu restricted extras and see if the DVD plays then. Please note that encrypted DVDs will not play.

I cannot make the cursor larger.

Go to System > Preferences > Appearance. When the window opens, click on the theme you are using (or the one you want to use) and click the Customize... button. Another window will open; from there click on the Pointer tab and you can change the size of the cursor from here.

Dual monitor does not work.

What graphics card do you have?

The friend that gave it to me said he could not get the wireless to work.

Try NDISwrapper.

Edited by MadDawg, 11 February 2010 - 03:35 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:13 AM

Well, it's stuck on an Nvidia update as we speak. The dvd player was resolved when I reinstalled 9.1,, and then downloaded all the dvd codecs and stuff. The bad and the ugly seemed to seal the deal. I was able to watch full screen with some good results, if I lowered the resolution. The lower resolution enabled the pointer to be enlarged also.

I am downloading an Nvidia driver, Stuck, and am trying to dual monitor today.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:57 AM

I guess I don't know how to check my hardware on a laptop with an Ubuntu OS? How do I do this? It's a Toshiba Portege M200.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:24 PM

Type the following into a terminal window:

lspci

Alternatively you can install Gnome Device Manager. To do this, simply type the command below into a terminal:

sudo apt-get install gnome-device-manager

After the Device Manager is installed, it'll show up in Applications > System Tools > Device Manager. Please note that a lot of the devices don't have names that make them easily identifiable.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:38 PM

For a more detailed report you can use dmesg.

Out put of dmesg: http://www.cryptodan.net/dmesg.txt

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:02 PM

Thanks people! I will do this soon and report back.

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