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General Discussion / Nine Optional Updates
« Last post by dickJ on May 19, 2015, 03:09:41 PM »
I received 9 OPTIONAL Updates for Windows 8.1 today.  In checking the "for more information" on each, none seemed of much importance.
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Hi Alan,


Thanks for finding a solution that fixes the screen resolution for Ubuntu 15.04 when running under Parallels 10 on a MAC.


I ran into difficulty when I tried to navigate to Grub and then edit it from the Terminal.  My first approach was to open Grub from a GUI interface.  I clicked on the Files icon and navigated to Grub but found that it was read-only.  I couldn't edit the file and then save my changes.


Resigned to using the vi editor from the Terminal, I navigated to Grub but couldn't figure out how to edit it. 
When editing with vi using a Windows keyboard, I have to open vi and then enable editing by hitting the Insert key.  I then make my edits, hit ESC, type a colon and then type wq.


Alas, there is no key labeled Insert on a MAC keyboard.  I'm sure that there is an equivalent but I couldn't find it.


My solution was to enable Gedit, a text editor that didn't see the Grub file as read-only.


I modified the Grub file, adding these 2 lines

GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900
GRUB_PAYLOAD_LINUX=1440x900


I then saved the file, ran #sudo update-grub, rebooted and was rewarded with a screen resolution of 1440x900 instead of 800x600.

Life is good.

Ralph
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Ralph.
Thanks.  As you indicated, it works fine with my VLC.  It also works with
Windows Media Player.
dickJ
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General Discussion / New APCUG Web Site
« Last post by rsutter on May 14, 2015, 02:04:12 PM »
Hello All,


APCUG, SLO Bytes' parent organization, has reworked its web site.  It used to be based on Drupal.  The new site was created using Word Press.


I found it far easier to navigate than the earlier site.  Take a look at the Speakers' Bureau for an exhaustive listing of presentation topics.


The opening page is at www.apcug2.org.


The Speakers' Bureau resides at http://apcug2.org/speakers-bureau/


Ralph Sutter
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By default Ubuntu Mate 15.04 running in Parallels Desktop 10 sets a screen resolution of 800x600.

This solution worked for me using 1440x900 resolution on my 13" MacBook Air.
http://alanraul.com/bb/mate15.04.png

SNIP.....
Hi , I had same problem and here is a workaround that worked with my install (MacBook air, Parallels 9 (last fix), Mint 17 Cinnamon).
After install Mint 17, I got the message after 1st login : "Software running in rendering mode" => to solve this, just re-install Parallels Tools (boot VM, go to Menu "Virtual Machine" and "Install Parallels Tools".

The for changing resolution , let's say 1024x768 (or like me for the 13' MBA : 1440x900) :

edit the default grub cfg file :

#sudo vim /etc/default/grub

change, uncomment, or add:

GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1024x768

update grub:
#sudo update-grub

reboot !

https://forum.parallels.com/threads/linux-mint-cinnamon-17-graphic-card-issue.314215/

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Hi Dick

I use VLC and that seems to work fine

Ralph
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Its a long download, then my Winamp player opens it and plays the sound track, but no picture.  Maybe it can't handle MP4?
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Hello All,


I created a crude four minute video showing how I included an on-line program in the programs of the Microsoft 8.1 Metro/Modern Startup area.
You can view it at www.fullbean.com/tutorials/On-line-program-link-in-start-menu.mp4.


I did so using Snagit 12.3.2; https://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html, and my cheapo web cam microphone.


Ralph Sutter
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