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Ubuntu Koala Missing Volume Control: Found!

Another small Koala hiccup I just fixed was my missing volume control. Usually, for GNOME at least, gnome-volume-control-applet is the little speaker icon in the top right that lets you adjust your volume. After upgrading, mine wasn't there. In addition, "System > Preferences > Sound" failed to load. The fix is simple: rm -rf ~/.pulse* You don't even have to restart.
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ASE r14 Released

What's new? Features: JavaScript (via Rhino) support added by Brice Lambson. Donut TTS support. Eclair is also now supported. Cupcake, however, is no longer supported. Interpreter manager. Interpreters can now be installed, uninstalled, and started as interactive terminals in the new interpreter manager. Press the menu button and then tap "Interpreters." ASE Server. You can now launch a background service to host the AndroidProxy. This means you can develop for ASE off the phone more easily by simply directing your scripts to connect to your phone over the network (no USB cable required). New APIs and updated Javadoc . Be sure to scroll down to where you can see the @Rpc annotations for documentation. Bug fixes: Interpreter installation is more robust. Keep filing bugs! BufferedReader warnings for BeanShell removed. Visit the ASE project page to download the latest APK.
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Fixing Karmic Koala's Broken tzdata Package

I upgraded my laptop this morning to Ubuntu Karmic Koala. It went smoothly for the most part. At the end though I was stuck with a few packages that were considered local/obsolete in the Synaptic Package Manager; one of which was tzdata. To fix it I had to: Reinstall libc6 via sudo apt-get --reinstall install libc6 Download the latest tzdata package . Install the latest tzdata package via sudo dpkg -i /path/to/tzdata.deb Now everything is working again. Every Ubuntu upgrade is a small adventure. Can't wait to try it on my desktop.
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