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UF Tutorial of the Week – July 13, 2009.

tinivole has put together all the instructions to solve problems when using NViDIA video cards of the 8400 series and up. He is actively supporting his tutorial and many people have given input. Debugging steps are suggested if all does not go as per the book, as well as reverting the changes and going back to the ubuntu supported drivers.

The tutorial is located here: HowTo: NViDIA 185.18 Drivers in Ubuntu

Enjoy and see you soon :)

Reference

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7597613&postcount=57

UF Tutorial of the Week – July 6, 2009.

July 6, 2009.

This week we would like to highlight FakeOutdoorsman‘s well written and nicely presented “HOWTO: Easily enable MP3, MPEG4, AAC, and other restricted encoding in FFmpeg“. As pointed out in the thread, this tutorial clears up some confusion linked to legal reasons restricting the abilities of the ubuntu provided FFmpeg package. Several options are provided, along with the steps to follow to revert changes and remove the restricted packages. Well done!

Reference

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7557241&postcount=56

UF Tutorial of the Week – June 8, 2009.

This week we are highlighting a thread that has been active and supported by frodon since October 20, 2005! This comprehensive “HOWTO : Create a FTP server with user access (proftpd)” is for you if you are willing to share files with friends over FTP protocol with proftpd, with username/password features (so only people you gave access will be able to get the files). Encryption is also detailed. Please do not hesitate to ask questions in the thread, frodon is always around to help people out.

Many thanks, frodon :)

UF Tutorial of the Week – June 1, 2009.

This week, we step again out of the Tutorial & Tips section of the forums, to highlight psyke83‘s gigantic HOWTO: Jaunty Intel Graphics Performance Guide. Intel graphic hardware is quite popular and Intel drivers code has been extensively developed. Jaunty has some problems with the latest intel drivers or acceleration method. You can choose one of the three proposed methods, from safe, to optimal and the always risky bleeding edge.

We hope this will help ou with Intel video chips, please feel free to post your questions in the thread, psyke83 is actively supporting his tutorial.

See you next week !

Reference

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7365345&postcount=54

UF Tutorial of the Week – May 18, 2009

This week’s featured tutorial is “Comprehensive ndiswrapper troubleshooting guide” by pytheas22. This tutorial is well written, regularly updated and supported, and has been very popular. If you have troubles configuring ndiswrapper even thought it properly installed, this is the place to look at. Wireless is just a few steps away!

Ubuntuforums Tutorial of the Week revived.

A year and a half ago, K.Mandla started a nifty Tutorial of the Week project. The project goal is described here. Basically, we try to push forward tutorials that are clearly written and well supported by the author. If you wish to have an idea of what we expect for tutorials, please see here.

K.Mandla has moved to other fun projects, you can still follow them on Motho ke motho ka botho :)
That was quite unfortunate for us as UF team, and in particular for the Tutorial of the Week. I dearly miss you, K.Mandla.

After much discussions about refining the tutorials review process (this takes time, skills and dedication), I decided to dive into reviving the project that was missed by many members. I’ll do my best, although I know I’ll never get near to K.Mandla’s art..

Please feel free to nominate tutorials here or in the UF discussion thread, that will help us, thanks!

I’ll write later about the tutorial review process. We have quite a few ideas, but we do not have a consensus yet.

So, Tada! please have a look at this week’s featured thread:

HowTo: Install the very latest MPlayer under Jaunty Jackalope by andrew.46

This is a nifty tutorial that will show you how to successfully compile the subversion MPlayer under Jaunty Jackalope. For memory, ubuntu-freak‘s “Comprehensive Multimedia & Video Howto” was the Tutorial of the Week for October 06, 2008 and should be used if you do not wish to compile applications.

This tutorial is very well presented, and, most of all, supported. You can even browse a recent tutorial from the same author, “Top 10 Tricks and Tips for the svn MPlayer” that focuses on MPlayer usage. Long hours of fun ahead!

Known Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope bugs with workarounds

With every new release, frodon starts a thread to gather known bugs and their workarounds. Please feel free to add to the UF thread if you know of a bug that meets the thread requirements, thanks :)

To download Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, please use torrents

You will find the torrent links for all Ubuntu flavors here. If you are located in an area not offering or not allowing torrents, you will find direct links in the same page.

Info on how to request CDs, release notes and much more on The Fridge Ubuntu 9.04 release announcement.