Fixing My CD/DVD Drive on Kubuntu 12.04

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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I've been having problems with my optical drive on my Kubuntu 12.04 machine. Certain applications couldn't find the CD/DVD drive because they look for specific device names in /dev. My SATA optical drive would show up as /dev/sr0, however the normal symlinks to cdrom, cdrw, dvd, dvdrw were not there. I would go to the terminal and manually create the symlink and things would work fine, but after a reboot my symlinks would be gone! I found the fix in an old bug report on LaunchPad.
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Ubuntu 9.10 Post Installation To-Do List

November 10, 2009 by · 13 Comments
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Install video drivers

If required/desired, install hardware specific video drivers (nVidia or ATI). Go to System?Administration?Hardware Drivers and enable the drivers for your video card. You will need to reboot to make this take affect. Read more

Install Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 8.04

March 18, 2009 by · 2 Comments
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Web designers in the multimedia business have been slow to embrace open standards. Most websites feature content in the proprietary mp3, wmv, or Adobe Flash formats. In order to get many multimedia files to work with Ubuntu you need to enable the Medibuntu repositories. So fire up your handy, dandy terminal and enter the following to add Medibuntu to your sources list. Read more