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Old 04-23-2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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Hello From the Wet Coast


I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and not very experienced with computers. My Ubuntu install has gone well with 10 Gbs of hard drive on a Pentium 4 machine. I am down to an issue here and there. Currently I am having trouble making Rhythmbox play Internet streaming radio. Everything works fine through Foxfire. I will search the site for similar threads as a first effort.

I mostly wanted to get this first post in and get fully registered.

Thomas L.
Metro Portland

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the pack!

Rhythmbox play Internet streaming radio
I use VLC player, simple and lite. Firefox handles it neatly. Once installed, you may need to tell Firefox to use the VLC player. Hit Ebit-Preferences-tab Applications- choose mp streaming and mp3 shoutcasr, select "use vlc" and you're set! By the way, you may need to install it, look in the software center under "applications" (if I'm not mistaken)...just a suggestion.

10 Gbs of hard drive
Hmm,a bit tight, but an external drive should help you out for the not-so-active stuff...

Great to have you around!

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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greetings from Seattle ... This is a bit off topic, but If you are new and don't know computers to much, THIS LINK leads to a wallpaper, That I use, it has all the basic and most used commands for the terminal. It is categorized by use (Installing commands, System info, compression,etc) and I found it very useful for me.

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Old 04-23-2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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I have been looking for something like this. My great fear of the command line; is miss-spelling something.
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The about dot com pages on Linux are also a good introduction, and they are oriented towards Ubuntu.

Heck, they are not just for new Linux users. I had been using Slackware for four years and still learned stuff when I stumbled over them.


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