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BigBlueButton flash issues

Why can't I accept the Flash Security Dialog on Linux

On some versions of Linux desktop when loading the BigBlueButton client, the user is unable to accept the Flash security dialog asking for permissions to access the computer's microphone and webcam.

The solution is use the Flash security manager to add an exception for the BigBlueButton host. Doing so will no longer have Flash prompt for access to the microphone/webcam.

To add an exception, do the following.

Project Board moved to wiki

we have now moved the Projects page to so look there for the most recent list of Projects.

Since we have not had time to do a ticket or other system I will post
a few notes here on things that we may want to do/try test.
In no order. Please leave a comment if you want to start/work on a project
and please ask for help or have a question or get stalled for any reason.
move own cloud to version 8.0

Another UEFI Adventure

I recently bought a new used Lenovo V570 laptop and wanted to dual boot it with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.05. I found the drive had been erased with the exception of a recovery partition, but I was unable to access it.

Step 1:
I tried using the original format which was msdos and installed a fresh Windows 7. Unfortunately that failed. The Windows disk required GPT.

test of win 8.1 and ubuntu 13.10 dualboot with UFEI and secure boot

Windows 8.1/Ubuntu13.10 UEFI, secure boot dual-boot installation instructions provided by wmack
Generic Box with MSIFM2-A75MA-E35 A75 FM2 R mother board
and a AMD A4-5300 3.4G CPU 4GB ram 500gb HDD

System with an installed Windows 8.1
Boot is set to use UEFI and secure boot
Ubuntu 13.10 USB, created with startup disk creator in an Ubuntu 13.10 system


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