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hey all!
i`ve been using Ubuntu 7.10 for 2 or 3 weeks now and i really love it!
Except for some problems....when i watch a movie it keeps flickering black
The drivers are installed cause i use the desktop effects from Compiz Fuzion.
and all the Codecs are installed. so what else can i do?

i also have a little thing with the sound...it works perfectly but where is the Equalizer?!
my Bass is now always at maximum...so my entire room bounces around when i put up some music
now i don`t mind that...but my neighbours are getting tired of putting their paintings back

and since a few days one of my HDD partitions is permanently mounted on the desktop...i can remove it as Root...but when i reboot it`s back

and i can`t get the sidebuttons on my mouse to work....tried 3 different tut`s...but nothing works

any help would be very welcome
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post #2 of 8
Explains EQ in Ubuntu (apparently there is only one for Amarok which is a KDE platform only, and I'm assuming your using GNOME which is what Ubuntu is packaged with)

Mouse Buttons


And I've never heard of that problem with the HDD... is it external? Can you take a screenshot for me?

Do take a screen shot go Applications > Accessories >Take Screen Shot
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i think i wasn`t very clear about the Equalizer part....sorry bout that
i ment i want an equalizer for the entire system sound, not a single programme.
i found out that XMMS has an equalizer in it so i can listen to my music without waking up my neighbours...now i need a system sounds equalizer so i can game without waking the neighbours.

and about the HDD problem...it`s just that one of my partitions is mounted on the desktop and when i unmount it , it`s only gone untill i reboot...then it`s back! the stalker!

i think it has something to do with the program NTFS sumthing (can`t remember right now and i`m in Vista )
but when i`m in that program i can`t unmount the partition cause it`s not in the list...

ow the the problem partition is one of 4 partitions on that disk...and all my disks are internal
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post #4 of 8
I understood your problem about the Equalizer, but, like the Ubuntu forums say, Ubuntu doesn't have a system wide equalizer. Sorry.

I don't know how to help you with the partitions... that's really weird...

And did the mouse buttons work?
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post #5 of 8
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well...i couldn`t get the mousebuttons to work
last week i bought me a new mouse (microsoft sidewinder) and that one doesn`t work either

ow and the screen flickering is still there....getting pretty paranoid about it....please....help...can`t....look....anymore...


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The flickering is due to a limitation with the current DRI framework. Only solutions are:

- revert to using X11 (CPU decoding) when you have Compiz on

- turn off Compiz if you want to use Xv/opengl decoding

- uses an nvidia card with the proprietary drivers (nvidia uses their own tweaked GL extension and bypasses DRI)


As for the sound, there is a system wide mixer. It should be accessible from your GNOME Control Panel, or you can simply type alsamixer in a terminal. Just don't expect much from Linux sound; it's years behind Windows.
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i tried that X11...doesn`t work

tried shutting off Compiz Fuzion...that works....but now i lost my precious eyecandy

and that Nvidia idea....i don`t think that`ll work with an ATI HD3870

and i`ll try that AlsaMixer...hope i can adjust my bass now
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i tried that X11...doesn`t work

tried shutting off Compiz Fuzion...that works....but now i lost my precious eyecandy

and that Nvidia idea....i don`t think that`ll work with an ATI HD3870

and i`ll try that AlsaMixer...hope i can adjust my bass now
That will only work with videos; games will still be affected and I think flash videos as well. The Multimedia Systems Selector in your GNOME control panel will let you select X11 globally for all gstreamer applications (totem for example). Applications like mplayer have to be configured independently (settings menu).

Right now the choice is either running an accelerated desktop or being able to run Xv/opengl. You can't do both at the same time unfortunately. Also, rendering with X11 eats up your CPU and tends to look a bit crappy in certain situations.

As for the sound, good luck trying to get anything else out of it besides simple volume up/down functionality. Compared to Windows, my Audigy sounds really "weak" and the bass/treble controls don't seem to work.
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