I tried to re-initialise the USB system with one or two apps, but could not get it working with a software-only approach yet.Let's see what Ubuntu 9.10 has to say about this...This leaves me with a stable but quite basic desktop now without any of that nice effects-stuff. Thus, I had to connect my HP Desk Jet 5550 printer via USB now.
Here's what helped to fix this - see your file "/etc/X11/xorg.conf": Section "Input Device" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "Core Pointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "Im PS/2" Option "ZAxis Mapping" "4 5" # markus - 07-10-28 ...#Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" Option "Buttons" "3" # ...Well, this really seemed to have been bad timing: With the X-server not working properly anymore (just some horizontal lines), I rebooted the machine using CTRL ALT DEL.The X-server came up in some 640x480 resolution rescue-mode, giving me the possibility to run the same "update-manager -d" command as described above.(Problem is that this new printer is not the default but it is active, while the default printer is set INactive afterwards.
I fix this each time manually.) Let's see what Ubuntu 9.10 brings...
markus - 07-10-28 End Section I've been using Ubuntu Linux since their very first release 4.10.
Some the releases I liked more, some less - especially with the past few releases, the "feeling" was not quite right for me.
While in my opinion it still has some glitches (crashes too often, though crash-recovery seems to be ok; but also I think I'm going to stick to several small projects that I'll somehow combine lateron, since from time to time it seems to mix something up in the project configuration), kdenlive is really a great and easy to use tool for video editing, even for entire novices such as me!
:) However, if you want to render your videos to H.264 or some other codecs (apart from DV, Theora and such), you will have to fix a packaging issue in Ubuntu 9.04 - here's what worked for me to get the missing codecs such as H.264 to be active and usable in the Render-dialog (instead of just being listed but not being selectable): Next time you "render" your video in kdenlive, you should have the codecs such as H.264 available to be used.
Due to a hardware-problem, I had to switch my previous mainbord Asus M2NPV-VM for a new one: Asus M3N78-VM.