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Old 12-03-2007, 04:26 AM   #1
Mysticle31
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FINALLY got a distro working. Small issues, bluetooth kbd/mouse, audigy, HP


I've FINALLY got Kubuntu working well, so I would like to look into the other little issues now.

1) Bluetooth. I have an MX5000 Keyboard and MX1000 mouse running the bluetooth receiver in HCI mode

Is there a way to make the media buttons on my keyboard work?

I've already gotten the back and forward buttons on my mouse working. Is there a way to make the scroll left and right work? How about the auto scroll (cruse)? How about the task switcher button?

When I tried Ubuntu I kept getting obex server errors. I would like to know why even though I got frustrated with Gnome and switched to Kubuntu.

2) HP OfficeJet 7310. I've got HP LIP working well and it will print and all. What I'm looking for, and I think I've asked about this before, is an application like FinePrint where I can easily enable the duplexer and see, order and delete pages in a "print preview" sort of view. Along with allowing me to print two, three, four pages on one, folding books..etc.

3) I have a Creative Labs Audigy 2 Platinum ZS. Is there any way to get it's features working? It has THX and Dolby, and all sorts of them. I would like to have them if I can. However the two features that I need to use are these:
---------------Equalizer: I miss having a system wide equalizer
---------------"What you hear": In windows the drivers came with a what you hear feature. Where I could plug something into line in and hear it. I plug my FM radio, XM, tape player, record player..etc though my sound card. Basically I want my line in port "active" all the time. Or I can create a script to activate it when I want to listen.

Bonus Question.
In ubuntu I could set it up so I could log in automatically on system boot. How do I do that in Kubuntu?

Ubuntu also had much nicer gui fading effects. I would like them in kubuntu whenaver my password is asked for or the shutdown dialog is open. This is more vain and stupid, but fun.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 11:17 PM   #2
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Media buttons... you have to manually assign them in kubuntu.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=174274

Mouse buttons
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ManyButtonsMouseHowto

Obex server: this is quite an old problem, which kubuntu are you using?
http://osdir.com/ml/gnome.apps.bluet.../msg00002.html
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ooth/+bug/2363

Fineprint effect in linux?
http://www.uluga.ubuntuforums.org/sh...d.php?t=568931
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...der-linux.html
... that would be a "no".
In linux, all print documents are in post-script until sent to the printer. There are a great number of postscript filters available on CLI. Usually the geek specifies the job and writes a short script.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=244715
... an example of the kind of thing you can do.
BUT: LQ has a page dedicated to Linux equivalents:
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software
... under "fineprint" it lists 5 alternates. Check them out.

Creative Labs Audigy 2 Platinum ZS
http://geekscape.org/daisy/geekscape/105.html
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=466286

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...y-2-zs-337513/

I think that's spotty - though I understand that creative labs have some linux drivers.
http://opensource.creative.com/soundcard.html
 
Old 12-03-2007, 11:26 PM   #3
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Quote:
Bonus Question.
In ubuntu I could set it up so I could log in automatically on system boot. How do I do that in Kubuntu?
Should be much the same. Not a good idea though - insecure.

In general, Ubuntu gets the bulk of the support.
Kubuntu Guide:
http://www.kubuntuguide.org/Gutsy
 
Old 12-04-2007, 03:37 PM   #4
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Thanks!

As to the obex error. I have Ubuntu and Kubuntu gutsy. I only get it in Ubuntu. Kubuntu works fine with my keyboard and mouse, it just doesn't like my headset and other things.

So I take it fine print is out. I'll just print big stuff in a virtualbox xp I guess.

As to the creative labs drivers. I've gotten line in to work now. All I need is a global equalizer. I take it that making anything else work (that I don't really need anyway) isn't going to happen.

I'll try klineak and the howto when Kubuntu is up again. I keep having to reinstall and didn't make any changes!
 
  


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