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    Program claims DirectX 8 is missing.

    Program claims DirectX 8 is missing.
    I'm trying to run City of Heroes: Homecoming via PlayOnLinux. POL doesn't have any presets for this game, but I installed it manually via instructions that some...
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    The forums were pwned? How do you mean, pwned? ...

    The forums were pwned? How do you mean, pwned? Has there been a hack or something?
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    Well, you could try plugging in a different...

    Well, you could try plugging in a different speaker or headphones to see if that sounds better. If it does, yet the problem started after you upgraded your operating system (if that's not just a...
  4. Something wrong with package list? What's going on?

    My new-a-few-weeks-ago laptop (HP running Zorin Lite OS 12.4, an Ubuntu Xenial Xerus variant) broke down rather spectacularly. It started to put up error messages about being unable to check for...
  5. USB ports getting cronky - do they wear out?

    Our computer's been getting cronkier and cronkier about recognising my USB stick. One port doesn't take any notice of it at all now, another puts up a "this device has malfunctioned" message 4 times...
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    OpenShot doesn't like one particular file

    I've been tryyying to edit togethr a few bits of camcorder video using OpenShot, but there's one particular clip it doesn't want anything to do with. I can import it and add it to the timeline, but...
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    [SOLVED] Belay that. When I double-checked, I found that...

    Belay that. When I double-checked, I found that a WAV file had, in fct , appeared in the directory and I'd overlooked it the first time. Evidently one of the commands that had resulted in an error...
  8. [SOLVED] Since I'm passing I thought I'd mark this one...

    Since I'm passing I thought I'd mark this one solved and say I did find a solution to this one, quite by accident while testing it. I still don't know why it's like that or when the bug got in, but...
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    [SOLVED] How do I convert MOV to WAV?

    Hello,
    What's a quick way of extracting the sound from a MOV video file to a WAV audio file? I can't work out how to do it in OpenShot, if indeed there is a way. I did a search and found some...
  10. [SOLVED] I've got it working, quite by accident while...

    I've got it working, quite by accident while testing it on a newly set up account (which didn't make any difference in this instance but I'll remember it for next time something like that goes wrong,...
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    Oh OK, people have sometimes mumbled something...

    Oh OK, people have sometimes mumbled something that seemed to hint at PlayOnLinux being a solution to the problem but that's the first time I've seen it properly ewxpleained what they meant, thanks. ...
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    The games I have in mind are, I believe, all...

    The games I have in mind are, I believe, all Windows-only games that I would be running via Wine (from a look at their forums, they do seem to be fine with Wine).

    The recovery partition was on the...
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    Where do I get a copy of Wine 3.1?

    Anyone know how I could get a copy of Wine 3.1, please?
    I'm trying to get the MMORPG Star Trek Online to run, and it doesn't wanna work - so far I've tried 3.0.1 (the latest stable version) and...
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    OK. Thanks for the clear explanation. It...

    OK. Thanks for the clear explanation.

    It looks like the best solution, short of buying a new laptop or an external disk, would be to get rid of sda3 and shrink sda2, make a new partition to the...
  15. [SOLVED] Excuse me? Since when do we use Google? ;) ...

    Excuse me? Since when do we use Google? ;) (Must remember, though, that searching for Linux things is usually dead easy because putting the word "Linux" in the search usually narrows it down to...
  16. [SOLVED] No luck - I've now tried uninstalling RSIBreak,...

    No luck - I've now tried uninstalling RSIBreak, and even restoring from my Timeshift backup, but I'm afraid it didn't work. Also, after that, installed the latest lot of updates which I hadn't got...
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    Help with Gparted and partitioning?

    My laptop has an enormous, mostly empty, recovery partition. I've always just ignored it before, but I now want to free a chunk of disk space to install some video games, and from what I've read it...
  18. [SOLVED] Right-click menus in system tray not working.

    Not sure if this is the right place, but I is still ignerant, so perhaps this is where I ought to be.

    When I right-click on any of the items in my system tray, the menus that appear do not work -...
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    [SOLVED] Ah, I didn't know that marking threads [Solved]...

    Ah, I didn't know that marking threads [Solved] was a thing on this forum. Will do.
    Reluctant to go anywher near Chrome because Google products seem so damn invasive once they get into your...
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    [SOLVED] Just to confirm - it wasn't Linux's fault, it...

    Just to confirm - it wasn't Linux's fault, it seems Google Hangouts's plugin doesn't work on Firefox 53 and above and they haven't fixed it yet. A workaround is to use Firefox 52 ESR. ...
  21. Is there a patch for Ubuntu for the Intel Meltdown bug yet?

    This Meltdown bug that's been found in Intel processors. My laptop does have an Intel processor, and I'm using Zorin 9 which is based on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr. Has a patch been released yet? And is...
  22. Verify, I glanced at the website you mentioned. ...

    Verify, I glanced at the website you mentioned. Interesting program. I can see that just switching off your Internet, as Habit suggested, wouldn't entirely do the same job, since Cold Turkey's...
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    [SOLVED] Google Hangouts video plugin won't work

    Don't know whether this is a Linux problem or not, but it seems as good a place to try as any.

    I'm trying to install the video plugin for Google Hangouts video chat - you can use the text chat...
  24. Very silly of me, of course Firefox 55 was what...

    Very silly of me, of course Firefox 55 was what I'd been using already in Windows. Installed now. New way of doing the tabs which doesn't look as good as the old one, to my mind, but no extra...
  25. Really? Well, I don't know what's going onthjere...

    Really? Well, I don't know what's going onthjere then, this is just what shipped with Zorin 9. Thanks for clueing me in. Hesutant about upgrading though because this one drves me crazy with...
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