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Old 10-07-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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Question about Ubuntu 7.04


I used to have Mepis OS on my laptop but I'm very much surprised to know how Ubuntu OS have gone too far. Especially on hardware detection and ease of use. Back on 6.10, Ubuntu couldn't recognize my devices (wireless, function keys and all). But when I install 7.04, I am really happy to know that it have supported all my hardware specs just like I'm using Windows pack with all the software drivers. This wouldn't even be compared to Mepis 6.5 which couldn't detect all my hardwares.

This is going to be a fresh start for me in gnome since I've been using KDE for the past years. My question is that how am I going to launch an application at startup. In KDE, I usually put a symbolic link at Autostart under /home/username/.kde/Shared/AutoStart. How do I do that in GNOME? Also I wanted to know if there is a way to have a yahoo and skype video working for me in Ubuntu. Thanks a lot.
 
Old 10-07-2007, 10:58 AM   #2
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How to launch an app on startup

Go to System>Preferences>Sessions

On the "Startup" tab, click on new sessions and fill in the required fields.
 
Old 10-07-2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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About Skype and Yahoo

I'm assuming that you are talking about Yahoo Messenger. Well, you don't really need to since Ubuntu comes with GAIM. It's just like yahoo messenger and you can use it for your other messenger accounts (AIM, Yahoo, MSN, etc.)

As for skype, I think you could install wine to make it work. Have't tried it out though.
 
Old 10-07-2007, 11:09 AM   #4
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If you like Ubuntu but prefer to use KDE try Kubuntu.

This is Ubuntu but with the KDE window manager instead of Gnome.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 02:02 AM   #5
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Does the Kubuntu have the same features as the gnome? Just a different window manager? I wanted to run the Yahoo Messenger with Video as well as the skype. I guess they still would not want to create codes to enable video conferencing in Unixes. Or maybe you can point me a good application who can do those. Thanks.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 02:52 AM   #6
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A quick Google search or two came up with this link:http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multi...port-104.shtml

I've not tried it, but it might be what you are looking for.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 07:40 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Disillusionist View Post
If you like Ubuntu but prefer to use KDE try Kubuntu.

This is Ubuntu but with the KDE window manager instead of Gnome.
BTW, KDE is a desktop enviroment, not a window manager. KWin is the window manager of KDE, and is a part of kdebase.
 
  


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