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  1. Edit: I just realized that I put this in the wrong forum. Will repost in Ubuntu and hereby request the moderator to delete this post. Apology for the inconvenience. Just installed Ubuntu 6.06. I moved a couple of known good mp3 files from my Windoze computer onto the Ubuntu desktop and attempted to listen to them. If I click on them and select "open with Rhythmbox", nothing happens. If I try to import the file directly into Rhythmbox, it attempts to load it and fails, giving me the message "Error loading files into library (The following files could not be loaded) The file is not an audio stream file" Assuming a codecs issue, I ran the following in a terminal window: wget -c http://packages.freecontrib.org/ubun...1plf1_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i w32codecs_20060611-1plf1_i386.deb (as found at: [ https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...mats#w32codecs ] under the heading: [ Windows Codecs (w32codecs) ]) after running the command line was filled in with: sudo dpkg -i w32codecs_20060611-1plf1_i386.deb so I ran that and all seemed to go OK, but when I try to import the file again, I got the same message as above. Do I need to reboot in order for this type of change to become effective? In another forum I found that " gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly " would solve the issue. I have examined every option in the synaptic manager and searched many times for the package " gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly ", but cannot find anything. I believe that it might be found in the " universe ", but there seems to be no way to turn on the "universe" option (which was mentioned in the post, but unfortunately it was for Ubuntu 4.10 so much has changed since the thread). Apparently there is something yet to be done? Any assistance appreciated
  2. Wow, what a great reply! I think I understand some of it and by the time I work my way through it, doubtless will understand it better. Currently I am the sysadm (aren't we in trouble?) and user 2 is one of my employees. By way of clearing the fog, does this leave each of us with our own "private" areas or rather will be both be in the same pot for all files?
  3. I'm running Ubuntu 5.04 and I'm probably missing something obvious. I have added a user (call it user 2) and want this user to be part of my group so we can share common interest work files. I have: home/odyssey and home/user2 so it appears to me that user2 is not in my group. No? When user2 signs in, they cannot see the folder on my desktop that we both need to be able to access and I want it to show on the desktop of user2. Try as I might I cannot "re-assign" user2 to my group. Ubuntu is the only distro I have tried to do anything with, so groups maybe are not something that is common to all distros? What should I do? TIA
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