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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Joethefairguy, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. Joethefairguy

    Joethefairguy Thread Starter

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    So in my other posts i had My system crash. Phantom010 had suggested to me to use Ubuntu. Now, i am not very familar with it at all. Heck i don't even know the actual pronouciation. i got it installed and all security updates installed. The key-ring thing has got me confused too...
    Any help would be EXTREMELY nice! :)

    JTFG
     
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    oo-boon-too
    New to ubuntu?

    The keyring is a password storage and protection application.
    It usually ask you to set a default password,then any time you
    run something that requires a stored password,you just enter the keyring password
    and it will automatically enter the password for that program.
    Also stores things like wireless network passwords.
     
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  4. Joethefairguy

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    Thanks... i will keep those handy for a while...
    well, say i have an MP3 Player that has a cd for it, but it only works with windows... What then:)?
     
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    Ignore the CD for now. If you plug in the MP3 player to the computer, and start up in linux, is the player detected? Look in Nautilus File Manager. What is the output of: lsusb
     
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    If it is detected and mounted,try running mplayer.
    You may be able to handle play lists from there.
     
  7. Joethefairguy

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    I don't quiet have mplayer as far as i know, I have what is called Rythum Player...
     
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    Also wondering... how do i install different themes from the gnome website
     
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    Thanks Richard, But how do i download?
     
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    Hi,
    In your menu > System > Appearance. Notice the Get more themes online link below the listed themes. If you click it, your browser will take you to Gnome Art page, where you will be able to look for many useful themes.Each theme has a download option. Once downloaded, just follow the guide in the earlier link.

    Richard
     
  12. Joethefairguy

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    Thanks a billion! My Desktop looks great!:p
     
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    Well, now that i have a cool theme, how do i apply a new sound scheme?
     
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    Hi,
    I don't use sound themes but from here ( http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/ubuntu-tips-and-tricks.htm#Disable-Change-Login-Sound) I found this guide:

    Disable or Change Login Sound Each time when you login to Ubuntu, it plays a login sound. If you don't like to listen to it each time you login, you can easily disable it, or you can even change it to your favorite sound.
    To disable the login sound:

    1. Go to System > Preferences > Startup Applications.
    2. Under the "Startup Programs" tab, untick "GNOME Login Sound"
    3. Click Close
    To change the login sound, tick the above "GNOME Login Sound" if it's unticked, then follow these steps:

    1. Press Alt+F2 to bring up "Run Application" window.
    2. Paste gksu nautilus /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo into the box, click "Run" to open Nautilus in the right folder.
    3. Rename the original file desktop-login.ogg to another such as desktop-login-original.ogg for backup
    4. Copy your sound file in ogg format to the above folder and name the file as desktop-login.ogg
    5. Log out and log back in to listen to the new login sound.
    Hope this helps?

    Richard
     
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