Adobe Flash Settings always worked fine back when I was still using Ubuntu Natty Narwhal in that whenever a Flash application needs permission to access my laptop’s camera and microphone, I can click on the Allow/Deny options. On Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot Flash settings is unclickable and it will eventually hang and crash whenever it asks to access the camera and microphone. I don’t know if this happens on all the sites, but on one site I’m working on, this happens all the time. The browser does not matter, at least for the ones I use. It will crash on both Firefox and Chrome.
This is a fix on how to access the files on your phone via bluetooth on Ubuntu 11.10. I found it recently when I realized that bluetooth on my laptop was not working like it did on Ubuntu 11.04. Sure, the bluetooth dongle and my phones are detected without problems. Even searching for other active bluetooth devices within range is done correctly. However, connecting to my phone on bluetooth is not working properly after it has been paired with my laptop. While I do not use bluetooth to transfer files that often – it is awfully slow – there are times when I do need it, like those instances when I forget the phone USB cable. It is during times like these when bluetooth comes in real handy.
My upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot had been a smooth one albeit a bit late. Originally I was going to stay with Natty Narwhal and wait for the next LTS version – 12.04 Precise Pangolin – come April this year. What with 12.04 coming up fast in a mere 3 months and all the very nice features on Unity 5.x included in it, why bother to upgrade to 11.10?
It is great that Ubuntu has finally included PayPal as a payment option on Ubuntu Software Center. This certainly gives Ubuntu users more reasons to buy non-free apps from USC because they now have an easier way to pay for it – me included. In fact, I feel more at ease paying through PayPal than with a credit card.
I wonder why it took them so many years to integrate PayPal into USC? It is not like PayPal is new to the market. So what’s next, Google Checkout, 2Checkout or Moneybookers (Skrill)?
Are you getting this error message on Ubuntu 11.10 when trying to open .xlsx files by double-clicking?
Dragging the said file to Launcher where Calc sits, the file is opened without a problem. Opening it from LibreOffice itself is not a problem too. So why do you get an error when you double-click the file from Nautilus?
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot was released the other day and with it comes a plethora of new things. I am not going to walk you through all the new changes you will find in this release. No. That would be boring and you might fall asleep if I post an 8-page blog entry just to list down all the cool stuff. Instead, you should do the discovering yourself. Because seeing is believing and I for one am very satisfied with the way Oneiric Ocelot has turned out to be – it is damned faster than Natty Narwhal by far! I should know.. . I’ve been a Natty user for 6 months.
This release sports a new and much improved Unity interface with a sleeker Dash menu. If you are an Ubuntu user and you have not tried it yet, well, where have you been hiding all these months? Unity is a rockin desktop shell, and a fresh and welcome face in the staleness and monotony that abounds the Linux desktop environment.
A big surprise today when I clicked on Update Manager to check what new and interesting updates are available, when lo and behold, Firefox 7 is in the list! Hurray! I’ve been waiting eagerly for this update for a time now.